- The initial idea -
had had this idea a few weeks ago from speaking to my friend (Leo M) in a PE video as we thought up this cool idea and had not been able to get the idea out of my head since. I kept getting new ideas for shots and wanted to shoot it as soon as possible.
I had quite a few things to get sorted such as timings, gear, lighting and a venue. Whilst it took me a while to find a venue which was cheap, had the right light and was available, I eventually managed to book out Ashton court Sports Center Sports Hall which ended up being perfect and just what I was looking for,
- Leo Molyneux -
I and Leo are good friends and we actually ended up thinking up this idea during a PE lesson. Leo is a County U15's basketball player and is a very talented basketball player. It was fun to think up these cool shots and plan out each move. I had created a shot list mentally and knew how I wanted each shot to roughly look when we got to film.
- Editing and Filming -
When shooting video, using a skateboard can help simulate smooth slider shots but id possible, use soft long board wheels for better results!.
Most of the shots were filmed with the Sigma 20mm ART which I hired so get some really nice wide shots on the shoot. I also used a simple caddie and skateboard to try and get the most stable shots possible and then when in post, stabilised the footage where I could. In post, my job was tough, as finding the right music and timing it all together,
. Whilst I am fairly new to video and still have much to learn, overall, I am very happy with how the shoot turned out and I can't wait to perhaps start a project from this or continue to experiment with video and see what I can create.