The day started with Film and TV class, or from the seize of the group (6 people) I'd rather call it a session. Our lecturer, Keith Bowman, assigned two projects to us.
One individual project, about an idea or hobby that has my interest. This assignment will be paper based throughout the first term and will be of two minutes in length. I have to write down 'visually' what it is I like to convey. For the moment I have come up with "the popping of (beer) bottle caps". The opening of a bottle has different meaning to different people. For a bar tender it could mean 'commerce' or 'work'. For a customer it might be 'freedom' or 'drinks!'. Whereas for a scientist its approach is that of physics, with the pressure of the vaporizing fluids topping of the cap. Keith wondered if I should bring these personalities into my script. For next week I have to write the 'Treatment', after which we will do the storyboarding.
Second is the group project, which we started on the spot. Anne, David and myself visited the city center to come up with the following script:
ECA Film/TV First Year
Date: 05 October 2005
Willem van Heemstra
TREATMENT – 1 minute of film, edited in the camera
COMES FROM BLACK
EXT. BARBERSHOP – DAYTIME
The window of the BARBERSHOP shows a Student Discount (1/3 off).
The CLOCK shows the time.
One MAN walks into the BARBERSHOP.
INT. BARBERSHOP – DAYTIME
Three MEN are sitting in the waiting area.
One MAN stands up and goes to the chair.
One MAN sitting in the chair.
BARBER is cutting the man’s hair.
EXT. BARBERSHOP – DAYTIME (a few minutes later)
Three MEN are coming out of the BARBERSHOP.
Each of THEM is 1/3 bald.
GOES TO BLACK
Location of Barbershop Props
SIRS Men’s Hairdressing - Wigs
2 Barclay Terrace - Clippers
EH10 4HP Edinburgh
- Three MEN with hair to be cut
- One BARBER
Let's see what will come out of this...
The Wee Red Bar is showing the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at 5.00 pm
Synopsis of the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry:
Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwaik (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory.
But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew (Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood) chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head.
Finally, to close this filmish day, I walked down to The Meadow Bar to meet my Edinburgh Movie Production Society (EMPS) to work on our script of the movie CLASS-IC (=Inter City).