Monday, 21 January 2013

Planning - Location Hunting (Tool shed and captive's prison)

Hello readers,
 After finding the main location for the escape scene (the woods), our team also had to find locations suitable for additional scenes; a tool shed where the captor will be filmed preparing weaponry of some sort and an alternative style prison where the hostage will be held at some point (whether this be the beginning or the end of the opening).
 We decided that this unkempt garage would be suitable for the tool shed as not only is it fitting due to the eerie feel of abandonment but  provides work tops  where some sort of arrangement of tools can be displayed. The window allows natural light in but could also be access for the character to watch over his captor from a distance. This chosen garage also implys it is in the middle of nowhere as there is no suggestion of residential or urban areas outside; this suits the thriller theme of the idea that there is 'no escape'.
 Above is the potential work top within the garage that could be ideal for the filming we are pursuing. It is ideal as there is already props (tools, ropes and so on) that are perfect for the location we had hoped for.
 As the garage is within a garden, we will ensure that the garden is not shown within the film opening.
Graffiti within the garage suggests a feel of neglect and therefore will fit the 'thriller' genre we have chosen.

For the alternative prison where the hostage is held, we chose to utilize this caravan. Not only is it fairly unkempt which will add atmosphere within our film opening, but it is also ideal for a prison as it is not your usual space to hold a captive which means there is less of a chance for suspicion to be risen and help to be brought forward to the captive, adding to the feel of helplessness and 'no escape'. Because this chosen caravan is positioned in a residential area we will have to make sure we tackle the issue surrounding not showing the external areas outside of the caravan; this is a problem we will have to consider before filming.

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