I’ve been very lucky in my internship to learn about different aspects of film making for the first time and one thing that I’m really going to miss when I go home is Film Club, which is run by Azeem Mustafa and meets weekly in my office. The other week four of us: Azeem, me, Michael (a regular film club attendee), and Cardine (who works in my office with me) went out on a Sunday and shot an improvised short film.
We set out to shoot a comedic chase sequence based on the idea of one person stealing another person’s bag of popcorn. Our shoot started in Piccadilly Circus and we worked our way around downtown London, ending up near Parliament and the London Eye. During the course of the film new characters appear and steal the popcorn and the finale was a four way battle over the popcorn, ending as the bag explodes and we all fall to the ground.
It was a lot of fun, especially because all four of us had the chance to be both behind the camera and in front of it. I haven’t done any acting in a while, so it was cool to do that again. And I’ve been really curious about shooting and directing so it was a lot of fun to be behind the camera and come up with what shots I wanted to see in the film.
I’ll post a link once the final cut is complete.