For this project, the subject of my film is going to be drumming. The film is going to present me picking up the drum stick, sitting on the drum set thrones, and drumming. It will be in chronological order, starting with me picking up the drum stick, and end with me starting to play drums. Since this film is quite short, I thought it will be quite challenging to involve complicated emotion in it. Therefore, I decided to deliver my passion for drumming in the film. To make it interesting, I will try to make my film include actual drumming sound in the “interesting shot” stage.

My first 4 Shots

ECU of Hands

 

I will film my hands holding a drum stick. I will make sure my drum stick is highlighted and I will try to keep the background out of focus. This scene will take about 4 seconds.

 

I will use an aperture of 2.8.

I will use a 42.5 lens.

I will use a white balance of 5000K.

 

CU

 

For the second shot, I will film my face. I will make sure that my eyes and mouth are in focus to clearly show the expression. I should have a concentrating expression on my face. This scene will take about 4 seconds.

 

I will use an aperture of 4.

I will use a 25 lens.

I will use a white balance of 5000K.

 

MS

 

For the medium shot, I will take the picture of myself sitting on the drum set. In this scene, the only action I am going take is spin the drum stick. This scene will take about 4 seconds.

 

I will use an aperture of 5.6.

I will use a 25/15 lens.

I will use a white balance of 5000K.

 

OTS

 

For the over the shoulder shot, I will film the drum set on the point of view of my shoulder. At this scene, I will show myself being ready for drumming; I play my left hand on the snare drum, and place my right on the high hat. This scene will last for 4 seconds.

 

I will use an aperture of 4.

I will use a 42.5 lens.

I will use a white balance of 5000K.

 

 

For 5th shot, I will show myself playing the drum set. The camera angle at the top, filming down will on me drumming.  I will actually play the drum to make this scene interesting.

 

I will use an aperture of 5.6.

I will use a 25/15 lens.

I will use a white balance of 5000K.