This week has been an exciting week working on the pre-production of our next short film ‘Skeletons in The Closet’. At the beginning of the week myself and Director Alberth MG sat down over Skype for another full reading of the script. The purpose of this was to colour code our script to ensure that we do not miss out on any scenes. This is due to time constraints when we are filming in certain locations, as if we miss a certain scene it may prove very difficult to go back to the location and film it without any issues. We also took a note of all the extra props that we would need for the film such as a watering can, vintage objects from the 1950’s and 1960’s, an old briefcase, old mirrors etc.
The next day after going through the script we went to visit our newest sponsor Nae-Sae-New which is a collectibles and second hand emporium shop. The owner Gary Donis was very enthusiastic about our new short film and he is supporting us by providing us with props and transporting them from location to location. This is very beneficial for us as the items that he sells are similar to the set and the feel that we are looking for. In return we are going to help him to promote his business.
This week we were very fortunate to be able to add two new people to our team. Firstly, we had a meeting with photographer Jenna Laird, she will be joining our team as our Behind The Scenes Photographer. Her role is to capture the great moments of our film making process.She is also going to come to our Ayrshire Filmakers Showcase next week to take some photos for our event. We are really looking forward to working with Jenna!
Our second meeting was with Simon Lyell. He is a Director himself that will be appearing in our Ayrshire Filmakers Showcase next week with two of his films. He contacted us in regards to a cameraman position that we advertised for. After speaking to Simon at the meeting, we soon realised that he was very passionate about film making. This is very important to our team so we invited him to be part of ELGATO Film Productions. Simon will be filming our behind the scenes of the making of Skeletons in The Closet. We are honoured to have two new team members for our new production.
At present we are now organising and getting ready for our Ayrshire Filmakers Showcase which is next week on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2013 at 7:30pm at The Gaiety Studio Theatre, we will update you on this in our next blog!
Written ByM.K Law (Producer of ELGATO Film Productions)