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Synopsis: The short piece that will be produced is going to be created in a comedy, documentary style, which is also known as a ‘mocumentry’, in a sense it still carries the essence of a short film but will be shot and edited in a documentary style. The storyline and content of the characters is what will contribute to a vast majority of making this short film a success. The short film is based on a documentary on a group of experienced burglars who rob urban areas; they will display to the interviewer and the audience, how they carry out the acts of crime and show the unorthodox methods they use. The short film itself will be between 5 – 7 minutes in length and will carry its comic style, focusing on the stages of the robberies they pull and the issues and consequences they face from carrying these out. Proposal: The idea of this short film is to successfully develop and create a story that I can use as a guide to display the humorous characters of the burglars, whilst projecting the stages they go through within their robberies. The comedy within this mocumentry will come from various key elements, these will include the attributes of each of the characters, the methods and aims the use within their burglaries and the situations in which they end up getting themselves into. I intend to create any visual and audio footage I may produce with the assistance of research; I will research and reflect on the ideas that I have chosen to transform into a short film by carrying out effective trial and error tests, such as storyboards, footage/edit tests and sketches to ensure that I produce the most successful short film that I possibly can. The subject materials and methods that I have chosen to use to produce this mocumentry may evolve or change through the constructive research that will be carried out; this will be done by using the interest points I have created, to further develop the storyline, script and visuals and enable them to be formed into my short film.

The outcome of this major project is to take create a short film, that will have an approximate running time of between 5-7 minutes; throughout the project I will show the stage-by-stage process of how I decided and select which media I use within my research and final film I create; this may include location shots, photography, video footage and possibly other forms to accomplish a finalised film. Throughout this major project I intend to follow up on existing styles and techniques that already exist and contain similarities to the idea I have chosen to transform into a short film; looking at various existing recourses such as films, books, documentaries and images, can give insights which I originally did not have. Another area of resource, which I am possibly going to looking into, is artist’s work which could help me decide what specific visual style I am looking to achieve within this project. The artists that I may look into will in one way or another have an influencing factor upon my work; I will look at the way in which they apply their technique and also the way in which the style they use contributes to the effectiveness and success of their chosen method. Pre - Production Schedule: (1st December – 10th January) 3rd December: •

Create a fully resolved storyline, which can be used in addition with the script and storyboards.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Begin working on the film script, if needed carry out research to make script narration and direction as effective as possible.

10th December: •

Finish of the script, if needed carry out research to make script narration and direction as effective as possible.

Begin researching; research any films or documentaries which may contain valuable resources, such as styles and techniques and take down notes or sketches were necessary.

Continue researching; any character designs, artists or artist’s works and any relevant images which can contribute to the mocumentary idea.

17th December: •

Make sure that all of the progresses are up to date; ensure that any areas that have not been noted are completed.

Produce Storyboards; create fully resolved storyboards which show every shot and change of scene taking place.

24th December: •

Make sure that all aspects needed to progress have been completed, go over each section and ensure that everything has been completed and then move onto next stage.

31st December: •

Create production schedule; ensure that all stages have production have been listed and are ready to be carried out next week.

Moving image: Storyline: Story Name - Modern Burglars of London City This is my initial storyline, as it is contains a general idea of the story that I want to convert into my mockumentry (short film), although along the way certain scenes or content from my storyline may be changed depending on different factors; below is a breakthrough of what will happen in each scene. It’s a dark misty evening, the roads a ghost town like, all off a sudden two men are seen fleeing from a nearby house, they continue running for a short distance and jump into a nearby car with the cameraman, instantly the man behind the wheel of the car firmly presser the acceleration and they all flee from the crime scene; a while into the journey the burglar in the backseat turns to the


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 camera man and shows him some of the valuables he took from the house, he then questions his decisions. The car becomes stationed, and after a brief silence the camera man briefly interviews the burglars before they attempt to steal from another home; as a short time passes, the rear seat burglar is keen to showed the cameraman how successful their methods are, they gear up and begin walking to their intended target, whilst the getaway driver stays stationed. As they get to the door, one of the burglars listens using a doctor’s instrument, he verifies that the coast is clear and attempts to pick lock the door, as his attempts grow weary, his colleague, looks under the matt and finds a spare key, which they use to open the door, he explains why he had complications as they enter the unknown premises. Briefly after they enter one of the burglars asks his colleague to check the house is clear, whilst he begins taking (so called) valuables from the kitchen. After a short time has passed he returns informing his partner that the house is clear, the camera man follows the burglars into the living room, they begin showing him the sort of items the take when they burgle homes; all of a sudden the owner of the house appears from behind, questioning the robbers in a loud tone of voice, the robbers are startled and look at each other in a frustrated way, but as they turn back to the unknown other person in the house, he has disappeared. Before the burglars even have enough time to chase the owner of the house, he reappears with a baseball bat; as he enters the living room the camera man tries to explain to him what is happening but he furiously pushes the camera out of the way. In shock the camera man runs out of the house, he continues running towards the car, as he approaches it he bangs on the window; the getaway driver winds down the window and asks the camera man what has happened, when the camera man informs him of what has taken place in the house he drives off. Abandoned by the driver the camera man runs back into the house to check on the burglars, as he enters the house owner is shouting on the two burglars who have been forced to ‘plank’ on the ground. The home owner see’s the camera man and tells him to film what is taking place. The two burglars are scared and plea for the owner to let them leave but he aggressively shouts at them; he begins insulting and threatening the two burglars, after a short while he bends down attempting to take all the valuables from the burglars, but notices there is a foul smell coming from one of the burglars. He questions who excreted on themselves and becomes furious, but resumes remove all their valuables with but with extended aggression. The home owner approaches the camera and begins expressing his feelings about the attempted robbery and his views on the burglars; as he continues ranting on, the two burglars run from behind him and exit the house, as the owner of the home realises they have left he begins shouting at them, as he does so the camera man follows the burglars and questions then on what happened. As the camera man catches up with the burglars one of them is on the phone to the getaway driver, angered that he left them, whilst the camera man asks the other burglar what happened, a short while later the getaway driver shows up and the two burglars take out their frustration on him, they argue but eventually get into the car.


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Now that I have created my storyline and script for my short film, I will shortly begin working on the storyboards for it, which will enable me to have a greater understanding of how all my mocumentary will be drawn and edited; before I begin working on this I will need to carry out extensive research which will contribute to the results of my storyboards. The research and resources that I collect will built on the current ideas I have, enabling me to see other peoples creative viewpoints of what I am trying to achieve and what the most effective ways of displaying intended messages or actions are; they will reassure me that the approaches I am taking are effective and allow me to notice where I may be going wrong, allowing me to be able to resolve these issues. Home Alone As my final film is going to be based on burglary, I thought it would be wise to look at some existing examples related to this, as they could help steer me in the right direction or at least build on the ideas that I already have. The first examples that I have decided to look at is the film Home Alone. Home Alone is a family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him home alone, he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars who are planning to rob every house in Kevin's suburban Chicago neighbourhood.

One of the important factors that I chose to pay attention to was the burglars Harry Lime and Marv Merchants aka The Wet Bandits, are the main antagonists of the first two Home Alone films. They are robbers who rob money and cash, but are also very bad at their job. They are continually defeated by the child hero of the films known as Kevin - who would proceed to cause all manner of cartoon-like injury to the hapless criminals in defence of his home. The two robbers were amazingly determined though and kept on trying to break into the house and capture Kevin but simply continued to be defeated in a string of slapstick-inspired pranks and traps.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Harry has a quick temper which is most apparent when he mutters the well known "Ratcha Fratcha" whenever he falls for one of Kevin's traps. Despite his stupidity, Harry can be menacing at times. The first time he caught Kevin, he tried to bite his fingers off, and the second time he tried to shoot Kevin in the face. This film is an excellent example for the sort of style and storyline I am going for; its gives a good insight into the personalities my burglars could possibly take one and also an insight into the sort of action sequences that could take place. Link to Scenes from film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKmN2e9UXOY Cheaters As I am looking at different examples, I thought it would be wise to look at a action packed documentary or more on the lines of a reality TV series, which carries content that I can analyse and possibly apply to my own short film.

One in particular that I feel contains all these qualities is a reality TV Series called Cheaters, Cheaters is a syndicated hidden camera reality television series that documents people who are suspected of committing adultery, or cheating, on their partners. Investigations are headed by the ‘Cheaters Detective Agency’. The show's complainants can be either married or long-term significant partners, and have included both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. The show has an good structure it begins with a brief interview of the complainant, detailing how the complainant met their partner and what has led them to believe that the partner is cheating. The narrator then describes the progress of the investigation of the partner which they refer to as "the suspect" during the episode, including surveillance footage of the suspect's actions with their alleged paramour dubbed "the companion" recorded by the show's private investigators.


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When the investigation turns up enough evidence of the suspect's infidelity, the show enters its second segment, "the confrontation." The host meets with the complainant and shows them the evidence that has been collected; graphic footage from the investigators—for example, the suspect and their companion engaged in a sexual act—is shown uncensored to the complainant but is shown digitally blurred during the episode. This meeting takes place at a time when the suspect and their companion are being observed together elsewhere; the intent is to allow the complainant to catch the suspect in the act of infidelity. The host and the complainant, along with a full crew of production and security personnel, seek out and confront the alleged cheater. The confrontation usually takes place in public, with the complainant and hosts both attempting to get an explanation out of the suspect for their behaviour.

The final segment, "the conclusion," presents parting thoughts from the complainant, the suspect and their companion as they depart the scene of the confrontation. Next, updates from previous cases, including interviews from suspects and their companions, are presented. Lastly, the narrator describes what became of the complainant, the suspect and the companion (and in rare cases, others that may also be involved) after the show.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 The great thing about this reality TV show is its filmed structure; it has been developed in a way to keep the audience thoroughly interested, the tension continuously builds till it reaches its climax and still remains interesting. The way in which the show has been edited enables it to give the audience a front seat view of the events taking place, making them feel like they are actually there; the camera footage is usually but not all the time free hand, the edits are a mix of short and long depending on the type of scene that is trying to be created. One of the main things that I will definitely need to achieve that cheaters has managed to do is get the emotions of its characters right; although their emotions are not staged I will have to make sure my actors are capable of acting out these emotions, to ensure that my mocumentary is believable and also produces the same level of intimacy with my audience as this one does. Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nN_k2L8PnY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIeAkfAz7iA Out of Sight Out of Sight is a 1998 American crime film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. It is basically about a career bank robber, Jack Foley and a U.S. Marshal, Karen Sisco, who are forced to share her car trunk during Foley's escape from a Florida prison. After he completes his getaway, Sisco chases Foley while he and his friends—his righthand man, Buddy and their unreliable associate, Glenn work their way north to a wealthy suburb of Detroit, where they plan to pay a visit to shady businessman Ripley who foolishly bragged to them years before about a cache of uncut diamonds hidden in his home, and they plan to rob the diamonds from his home.

A vicious criminal named Maurice Miller who also spent time in jail with Jack and Ripley is planning on hitting up Ripley's mansion with his own crew, including Kenneth and White Boy Bob . A romantic


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 interlude between Foley and Sisco takes place in a Detroit hotel, but the question of whether she is really pursuing Foley to arrest him or for love ends in a showdown during the robbery and adds to "the fun" Foley claims they are having. The scene in particular in that I took a keen interest in was the intrusion scene where Maurice prepare to break into the house and then actually do, the methods in which they use to penetrate the house can be used and played on within my own short film to; they go through the whole process of planning, to checking the coast is clear to actually entering, but it’s the actions and style in which the carry out these that make them effective. The actions and reactions of the burglars and homeowners was also good at helping me understand how the two characters work with each other and what expression are triggered by what actions. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbzBwleJnLY Americas Dumbest Criminals America's Dumbest Criminals is an American reality series hosted by Daniel Butler and Debbie Alan. The series basically features surveillance footage, news reports and dramatic re-enactments of particularly foolish criminal behaviour. Also highlighted are "dumb laws", featuring various trivialities passed into law.

While some captures featured in the show were easy and straightforward due to obvious oversights or mistakes by the offenders, many others were much tougher and sometimes required greater resources. Many criminals put together their game plan beautifully but were tripped up by a simple oversight such as forgetting to fill the tank of the getaway car. Others actually got away clean, but without the goods, while others were captured because they were not fooled by the arresting officers.


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This television series was a great help because it gave me an insight into the stupid mistakes and actions that criminals actually make and attempt to pull off. This was good because it enabled me to know what makes these criminals funny and how I can enhance my own characters attempts at their own crimes without making them unbelievable. Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2gmzPLtBmk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E31aTccLyGA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o4dS16-DcA Swag Swag is a British prank show which was broadcasted on Channel Five; the general theme of the show was to trick members of the public into committing a minor crime, usually stealing but eventually get their payback in one way or another. Although some of their pranks are repeated on multiple occasions, others were one off in a certain episode.


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A very popular prank from the series was one where a car was parked on the side of a road with its keys in the door and left unlocked in order to tempt people to steal it. However, the car was fitted to lock when started and then do a variety of things, such as talk to the burglar or start snowing inside the car, but they were eventually let out. Recurring gags that happened in this show were scenarios in which; •

A truck trailer filled with (empty) boxes to entice thieves. When a "victim" entered, the doors would be slammed shut and the sides would be removed to reveal that it was a cage in which the thief is driven around town (in the style of a freak show).

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A "bait car" which was left on the street. When thieves or joy riders tried to steal it, it the doors would lock and subject them to some sort of humiliation (forcing them to take part in a quiz, filling with foam, playing annoying music).

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A house which would contain some sort of surprise for would-be burglars, such as being "haunted", already being burgled, etc.


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Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyMs4KuNOQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k0O0iaQMvU Now that an extensive amount of research has been done I have got a good idea of the sort of direction and style I wish to take with my short film. All the existing examples that I looked at or analysed enabled me to know what I do and do not want and also to be in my own version; all of the examples I looked at in one way or another had something that I could use from them. If need be more research or experiments may be carried out to ensure that my short film is as effective as possible. Now that I have an image in my head of the sort of approach I am going to take I will now begin my production phase, below is the production schedule I aim to follow;

Production Schedule (4th February – 6th May) 4th February: •

Contact actors and arrange date for filming to start from next week, and finish of any preexisting work.

11th February •

Book Camera in preparation for filming, Confirm filming with Actors and begin filming.


18th February •

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Upload and look over footage, book Camera in preparation for filming, Confirm filming with Actors and continue filming.

25th February •

Upload and look over footage, book Camera in preparation for filming, Confirm filming with Actors and Finish Filming; note any adjustments to the scripts, storyboards or scenes.

4th March •

Upload remaining footage and Begin editing it together.

11th March •

Continue where left off with, and edit short film footage

18th March •

Continue where left off with, and edit short film footage

25th March •

Continue where left off with, and edit short film footage

1st April •

Continue where left off with, and edit short film footage

8th April •

Finish off all editing aspects of the short film and export for other uses

15th April •

Begin Compose Music Tracks, and record all special effects

22nd April •

Continue and Finish Composing Music Tracks, and record all special effects

29th April •

Add music tracks and SFX to footage and adjust sound levels

6th May •

On the last day, the 6 th ensure all aspects have been completed and all documents uploaded, for tomorrow.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Script: Modern Burglars of London City – As the script will be read out by the actors of my short film, there is a possibility that they may say something not included in the script in the spare of the moment. If this does happen (depending on what has been said) this could be beneficial to the mocumentry; it will give it a more natural feel and contribute to the strength of the actors personalities. If the actors do freestyle some of the script the changes to the will be noted. The scene after the intro begins footage of various London areas at night time are being shown..... Narrator: This is London, one of the most renowned cities of the UK, people travel from all over the globe in search for a better life here, although it does have its benefits, there are still those who suffer from poverty and the declining fall of unemployment.... Two men are fleeing from a nearby house, they continue running for a short distance and jump into a nearby car with the cameraman, instantly the driver firmly presses the acceleration and they all flee from the crime scene.... Introduction.... A while into the journey the burglar in the backseat begins talking.... Hotshot: See this, is the sort of assets we regulate.... Cameraman: Don’t you feel that they are of minimal value..... Hotshot: Nah, not even it depends where you take them to... Jiggy: Trust me, a couple of black markets and that.... Hot Shot turns to the camera man and shows him some of the valuables he took from the house..... Cameraman: Really.......I find this hard to beleive Jiggy: Look...boss you’re not seeing the bigger picture here, your a hare, but this is a turtle race..... Jiggy continues ranting on... The car becomes stationed, and after a brief silence the camera man briefly interviews the burglars before they attempt to steal from another home.... Bond: Alright guy were here now, make sure everything runs smooth.... A short time passes and Hotshot is keen to showed the cameraman how successful their methods are they gear up and begin walking to their intended target as the exit the car Bond shouts.... Bond: You guys im going to be stationed here...


Hotshot: Aite cool, but if shit gets sticky be prepared to regulate...

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As they get to the door, Jiggy listens using a doctor’s instrument, he verifies that the coast is clear and attempts to pick lock the door.... Jiggy: See we use old school techniques, that are why were so successful..... Jiggy: So sophisticated like rick ross uuuuggh!.... Cameraman: What is it you’re actually doing.... Jiggy: I use these tools to make sure no hostiles are vacant...and enter the premesis with unforced entry.... Hotshot: Fam I don’t think that’s working you know..... Cameraman: I agree... Jiggy: Chill man I got this.... As his attempts grow weary, his colleague, looks under the matt and finds a spare key, which they use to open the door....... Jiggy: You know what, the door was specially designed still... Hotshot: Fam lets just get this done... They enter the premises......Hostshot talks in a low toned voice... Hotshot: Jiggy check the coast is clear..... Jiggy begins searching the house, whilst Hotshot begins looking for and taking valuables inside the kitchen.... After a short time has passed he returns informing his partner that the house is clear, the camera man follows the burglars into the living room, they begin showing him the sort of items the take..... All of a sudden the owner of the house appears from behind....there is a short moment of silence.....the burglars look as startled as the homeowner.... The home owner runs into one of the rooms... Cameraman: What just happened.... Hotshot: I thought you checked the house Jiggy: Yeah, I checked the rooms, but I never checked the toilets though.... Hotshot: Sigh.....


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Hotshot: This ain’t the first time this has happened, were going to have to subdue him with the cellotape.... After a short period of time chase the owner of the house reappears with a baseball bat; as he enters the living room the camera man tries to explain to him what is happening.... Cameraman: Please don’t do anything stupid, this is a documentary... Home Owner: Well if this is a documentary why are you in my house... Cameraman: Let me explain He furiously pushes the camera out of the way...... Home Owner: Move man!! In shock the camera man runs out of the house, he continues running towards the car, as he approaches it he bangs on the window; the Bond winds down the window ...... Bond: Whats up, have they finish already, thats a new record..... Cameraman: No, a tenant of the house was still inside....he is attacking your friends with a weapon... Bond: Freinds.....What friends....we don’t make enough profit for this shit.... Bond aggressively drives off leaving the others behind.... Cameraman: Hey!......what you doing.....I can’t believe this is happening.... Abandoned by the driver the camera man runs back into the house to check on the burglars, as he enters the house owner is shouting at the two burglars...... Home owner: Plank, Plank.... The two burglars lay on the floor... The home owner see’s the camera man and speaks to him.... Home owner: I beg you film these dickheads.... The two burglars are scared and plea to the owner.... Hotshot: Allows us man, this is just a misunderstanding.... Jiggy: Yeah foreal.... The home owner aggressively shouts at them..... Home owner: Shut up, you think you can rob my house.... After a short while he bends down attempting to take all the valuables from the burglars..... Home owner: What you mans got for me....


The home owner notices a foul smell coming from one of the burglars.....

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Home owner: Hmmmm, one of you mans smells like shit..... Home owner: Which one of you shit yourself.... The home owner becomes furious, but resumes removing all their valuables..... The home owner approaches the camera and begins expressing his feelings about the attempted robbery and his views on the burglars.... Home owner: See if your going to rob someone this is how its done... The home owner shows the valuables to the camera.... Home owner: these guys pick the wrong house to burgle.... Home owner: I don’t know what made you roll with these guys because they aint certified.... Cameraman: I don’t know them personally; this is part of a documentary.... Home owner: well whatever it is your filming was a shambles....shit boi over there got regulated.... As he continues ranting on, the two burglars run from behind him and exit the house, as the owner of the home realises they have left he begins shouting at them... Home owner: what they two mans try and run yh..... Cameraman: Errrm, im not sure whats happened.... As he does so the camera man chases after the burglars...... Home owner: where the fuck you going....hey!

As the cameraman catches up with them he questions them on what happened...... Cameraman: Guys what happened... Hotshot: Where did you go bruv, you just left us here...Nah!, your a snake... Jiggy: Shit man, my wallet, my keys, that guy just took my life... Cameraman: What are you going to about the situation that took place... Jiggy: What can we do.... A short while later the getaway driver shows up and the two burglars take out their frustration on him, they argue but eventually get into the car.... Hotshot: What the fuck happened man.....try leave us for dead


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Bond: I was making sure that no trace was left.....it would be worst if we all got caught.... Jiggy: Nah man, you left us for dead.. As they enter the car, the cameraman is about to follow, but hotshot slaps the door and bond drives off....in shock the cameraman chases the car... Cameraman: Hey, guys what about me..... The cameraman gives his review of this documentary and summarises the events of what happened including what happened to the burglars after..... The summary part of the script will be composed one the rest of the video has been edited together, to ensure that changes will not need to be made to this. Filming and Movement Structure: As filming is around the corner I really want this process to go as smoothly as possible as I do not know when the next opportunity will arise when they will be available for filming, so I need to make sure that everything is carried out according to plan without any issues. So I have designed a filming structure which will enable me to know what shots will be taken in each part of the script and what emotions will be shown throughout the recording, enabling the recording process to be less frustrating; the actors scripts are also in their so they can know what they are going to say and what emotion the will also give when performing in the scene. Recording One: Night time shots of rural and city areas of London including Elephant and Castle (5 different location shots), Lambeth Walk (5 different location shots) and Vauxhall (3 different location shots). Recording 2 Shot 1: Close up shot of door being opened and Burglars fleeing from the property they just burgled; as the run the camera follows the angles may vary, filming stops as they reach and enter the car. Shot 2: Mid-shot within car, panning between actors, mostly focusing on the getaway driver; one of the burglars shouts at the driver telling him to go, he flees from the getaway scene, whilst the back seated burglar comments gloats. Jiggy: Go man! Go go! 20 Seconds has Passed, and the getaway driver is fleeing the scene‌ Hotshot: Yeah, you’re by hit the jackpot... Shot 3: The camera is focused on the driver as the car comes to a halt, then it turns towards the backseat burglar he begins talking, the camera pans between their conversation:


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Hotshot: See this, is the sort of assets we regulate.... Cameraman: Don’t you feel that they are of minimal value..... Hotshot: Nah, not even it depends where you take them to... Jiggy: Trust me, a couple of black markets and that.... Hot Shot turns to the camera man and shows him some of the valuables he took from the house..... Cameraman: Really.......I find this hard to believe Jiggy: Look...boss you’re not seeing the bigger picture here, your a hare, but this is a turtle race..... Jiggy continues ranting on... Shot 4: The camera is facing Jiggy, and is in a mid-shot – close position, he then shouts at the camera. Jiggy: Let’s do this… The cameraman is the first to exit the car, the burglars soon follow, as they exit the shots are taken from a mid-long shot view bond stays stationed in the car as they begin walking to the next location, shots are taken from the rear and side. Bond: You guys I’m going to be stationed here... Hotshot: Aite cool, but if shit gets sticky be prepared to regulate... Shot 5: A ¾ mid shot of them entering the estate, which pans to their backs as they enter the premises the camera faces there sides, but shots may vary depending on its content. As they get to the door, Jiggy listens using a doctor’s instrument, he verifies that the coast is clear and attempts to pick lock the door.... Jiggy: I use these tools to make sure no hostiles are vacant...and enter the premesis with unforced entry.... Hotshot: Fam I don’t think that’s working you know..... Cameraman: I agree... Jiggy: Chill man I got this.... As his attempts grow weary, his colleague, looks under the matt and finds a spare key, which they use to open the door....... Jiggy: You know what, the door was specially designed still... Hotshot: Fam lets just get this done... The camera pans towards their backs as there entering the premises. Shot 6: Jiggy begins searching the house, whilst Hotshot begins looking for and taking valuables inside the kitchen.... The Camera is freestyle and the actor’s speech is also freestyle.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 Hotshot returns… The camera pans between Hotshot and jiggy as they talk… After a short time has passed he returns informing his partner that the house is clear, the camera man follows the burglars into the living room, they begin showing him the sort of items the take..... The Camera is freestyle and the actor’s speech is also freestyle. The camera pans between the homeowner and the burglars.. All of a sudden the owner of the house appears from behind....there is a short moment of silence.....the burglars look as startled as the homeowner.... Jiggy: What the….. The home owner runs into one of the rooms... And the cameraman Shot 7: The Camera movement is freestyled between actors…. Cameraman: What just happened.... Hotshot: I thought you checked the house Jiggy: Yeah, I checked the rooms, but I never checked the toilets though.... Hotshot: Sigh..... Hotshot: This ain’t the first time this has happened, were going to have to subdue him with the cellotape.... After a short period of time chase the owner of the house reappears with a baseball bat; as he enters the living room the camera man tries to explain to him what is happening.... Cameraman: Please don’t do anything stupid, this is a documentary... Home Owner: Well if this is a documentary why are you in my house... Cameraman: Let me explain He furiously pushes the camera out of the way...... Home Owner: Move man!! Shot 8: In shock the camera man runs out of the house, he continues running towards the car, as he approaches it he bangs on the window; the Bond winds down the window ...... Bond: Whats up, have they finish already, thats a new record..... Cameraman: No, a tenant of the house was still inside....he is attacking your friends with a weapon... Bond: Freinds.....What friends....we don’t make enough profit for this shit.... Bond aggressively drives off leaving the others behind....


Cameraman: Hey...what you doing.....I can’t believe this is happening....

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Shot 9: Abandoned by the driver the camera man runs back into the house to check on the burglars, as he enters the house owner is shouting at the two burglars...... The camera is panned between the homeowner and the burglars, but the shots are freestyled. Home owner: Plank, Plank.... The two burglars lay on the floor... The home owner see’s the camera man and speaks to him.... Home owner: I beg you film these dickheads.... The two burglars are scared and plea to the owner.... Hotshot: Allows us man, this is just a misunderstanding.... Jiggy: Yeah foreal.... The home owner aggressively shouts at them..... Home owner: Shut up, you think you can rob my house.... After a short while he bends down attempting to take all the valuables from the burglars..... Home owner: What you mans got for me.... The home owner notices a foul smell coming from one of the burglars..... Home owner: Hmmmm, one of you mans smells like shit..... Home owner: Which one of you shit yourself.... Shot 10: The camera is panned between the homeowner and the burglars, but the shots are freestyled. The home owner becomes furious, but resumes removing all their valuables..... The home owner approaches the camera and begins expressing his feelings about the attempted robbery and his views on the burglars.... Home owner: See if your going to rob someone this is how its done... The home owner shows the valuables to the camera.... Home owner: these guys pick the wrong house to burgle.... Home owner: I don’t know what made you roll with these guys because they aint certified.... Cameraman: I don’t know them personally; this is part of a documentary.... Home owner: well whatever it is your filming was a shambles....shit boi over there got regulated.... Shot 11: As he continues ranting on, the two burglars run from behind him and exit the house, as the owner of the home realises they have left he begins shouting at them... Home owner: what they two mans try and run yh..... Cameraman: Errrm, im not sure whats happened.... As he does so the camera man chases after the burglars...... Home owner: where the fuck you going....hey! Shot 12: As the cameraman catches up with them he questions them on what happened...... Cameraman: Guys what happened...


Hotshot: Where did you go bruv, you just left us here...Nah!, your a snake... Jiggy: Shit man, my wallet, my keys, that guy just took my life... Cameraman: What are you going to about the situation that took place... Jiggy: What can we do....

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Shot 13: Camera is focused on the car pulling up and pans to the other burglars then back to the car. A short while later the getaway driver shows up and the two burglars take out their frustration on him, they argue but eventually get into the car.... Hotshot: What the fuck happened man.....try leave us for dead Bond: I was making sure that no trace was left.....it would be worst if we all got caught.... Jiggy: Nah man, you left us for dead.. As they enter the car, the cameraman is about to follow, but hotshot slaps the door and bond drives off....in shock the cameraman chases the car... Cameraman: Hey, guys what about me..... Storyboards


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As expected there has been some problems with the arrangement of my production; two of the actors have failed to respond to my messages therefore there will be delays in the filming of my short production. As I am already hands deep into this project, there is no point trying to start afresh so I am going to try and work with what I have; I will make adjustments to the script removing a third person and also editing the script and shot plan so that things are made easier during the filming process. In the main time I went down to the location which I intend to film at and took some quick footage of the environment; it didn’t feel like much when I first filmed it, but after editing it together I felt like it really gave me a taste of what is to expect from my mocumentry, the natural light from the streets worked really well and gave it a natural feel rather than a staged look.


Here are some screenshots of the short trailer;

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Script Changes:

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Introduction.... A while into the journey the burglar begins talking.... Hotshot: See this, is the sort of assets we regulate.... Cameraman: Don’t you feel that they are of minimal value..... Hotshot: Nah, not even it depends where you take them to... Hotshot: A couple of black markets and that.... Hot Shot turns to the camera man and shows him some of the valuables he took from the house..... Cameraman: Really.......I find this hard to beleive Hotshot: Look...boss you’re not seeing the bigger picture here, your a hare, but this is a turtle race..... Jiggy continues ranting on... The car becomes stationed, and after a brief silence the camera man briefly interviews the burglars before they attempt to steal from another home.... Bond: Alright were here now, let’s make sure everything runs smooth.... A short time passes and Hotshot is keen to show the cameraman how successful his methods are He gears up and begins walking to his intended target as they exit the car Bond shouts.... Bond: You guys im going to be stationed here... Hotshot: Aite cool, but if shit gets sticky be prepared to regulate... As they get to the door, Jiggy listens using his ears, he verifies that the coast is clear and attempts to pick lock the door.... Hotshot: See we use classic techniques, that are why were so successful..... Camera: I don’t think that your techniques are actually working.. Jiggy: Chill man I got this.... Cameraman: Have you tried looking under the carpet As his attempts grow weary, he looks under the matt and finds a spare key, which they use to open the door....... Hotshot: You know what, the door was specially designed still... Hotshot: Fam lets just get this done...


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 He enters the premises......Hostshot talks in a low toned voice towards the cameraman... Hotshot begins looking for and taking valuables inside the kitchen.... After a short time has passed he the camera man follows Hotshot into the living room, and he begins showing him the sort of items the take..... All of a sudden the owner of the house appears from behind....there is a short moment of silence.....the burglars look as startled as the homeowner.... The home owner runs into one of the rooms... Cameraman: What just happened.... Hotshot: don’t worry this ain’t the first time this has happened, I’m going to have to subdue him with the cellotape.... After a short period of time chase the owner of the house reappears with a baseball bat; as he enters the living room the camera man tries to explain to him what is happening.... Cameraman: Please don’t do anything stupid, this is a documentary... Home Owner: Well if this is a documentary why are you in my house... Cameraman: Let me explain He furiously pushes the camera out of the way...... Home Owner: Move man!! In shock the camera man runs out of the house, he continues running towards the car, as he approaches it he bangs on the window; the Bond winds down the window ...... Bond: Whats up, have they finish already, thats a new record..... Cameraman: No, a tenant of the house was still inside....he is attacking your friends with a weapon... Bond: Freinds.....What friends....we don’t make enough profit for this shit.... Bond aggressively drives off leaving the others behind.... Cameraman: Hey!......what you doing.....I can’t believe this is happening.... Abandoned by the driver the camera man runs back into the house to check on the burglars, as he enters the house owner is shouting at the two burglars...... Home owner: Plank, Plank.... The burglar lies on the floor... The home owner see’s the camera man and speaks to him.... Home owner: I beg you film these dickheads....


The burglars is scared and pleas to the owner....

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Hotshot: Allow me man, this is just a misunderstanding.... The home owner aggressively shouts at him..... Home owner: Shut up, you think you can rob my house.... After a short while he bends down attempting to take all the valuables from the burglar..... Home owner: What you got for me.... The home owner notices a foul smell coming from one of the burglars..... Home owner: Hmmmm, I can smell shit.. Home owner: did you shit yourself.... The home owner becomes furious, but resumes removing all his valuables..... The home owner approaches the camera and begins expressing his feelings about the attempted robbery and his views on the burglars.... Home owner: See if your going to rob someone this is how its done... The home owner shows the valuables to the camera.... Home owner: these guys pick the wrong house to burgle.... Home owner: I don’t know what made you roll with these guys because they aint certified.... Cameraman: I don’t know them personally; this is part of a documentary.... Home owner: well whatever it is your filming was a shambles....shit boi over there got regulated.... As he continues ranting on, the two burglars run from behind him and exit the house, as the owner of the home realises they have left he begins shouting at them... Home owner: what they two mans try and run yh..... Cameraman: Errrm, im not sure whats happened.... As he does so the camera man chases after the burglars...... Home owner: where the fuck you going....hey! As the cameraman catches up with them he questions them on what happened...... Cameraman: What are you going to about the situation that took place... Hotshot: What can we do....


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 A short while later the getaway driver shows up and the two burglars take out their frustration on him, they argue but eventually get into the car.... Hotshot: What the fuck happened man.....try leave me for dead Bond: I was making sure that no trace was left.....it would be worst if we all got caught.... Hotshot: Nah man, you left us for dead.. As they enter the car, the cameraman is about to follow, but hotshot slaps the door and bond drives off....in shock the cameraman chases the car... Cameraman: Hey, guys what about me..... The cameraman gives his review of this documentary and summarises the events of what happened including what happened to the burglar after..... The summary part of the script will be composed one the rest of the video has been edited together, to ensure that changes will not need to be made to this. Filming; Yesterday we began filming the first captured footage of my mocumentary; it was a slow start as all of the previous tests had been carried out with the actors absent and on a different camera, although this caused some adjustments to be made it was a great experience being at the scene with the actors, one of the most positive factors was actually being able to plot the action around the scene and adjust the camera shutter settings, because of this I will need to readjust the order of shots and script according to the footage scenes. Prior to filming all the necessary footage most checks on the camera were carried out, unfortunately the sound was not. We filmed all the shots needed to make the film and even captured extra footage, unfortunately none of it has sound so it is pretty useless, all it can really be used for is the introduction and outro, basically scenes that do not need sound. Next time we arrive at the location, extensive checks will be carried out to ensure that the camera and actors are all in working order enabling the filming process to be and run as smoothly as possible. After last week’s issue regarding the soundless recordings, it caused another week of setbacks, but on a positive note it enabled me to know the process of how things will be done the next time I film and also prevent all the issues faced from reoccurring again. Over a course of two days the second sets of footage was filmed and downloaded; due to the planned preparation the second filming went as well as it could, considering all the uncontrollable factors such as wind, lack of light and obstacles. A lot of takes were taken of an individual scene to ensure that loads of back up footage was accessible if needed, to ensure that no more filming would be required and other aspects of the film which have been neglected can be focused on.


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Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 After filming all my scenes, I uploaded and played them on a computer to look at the footage in further detail to identify any unaware issues that could not be identified with just the camera. After viewing the footage I noticed that some of the shots were either blurred at sections, extremely shaky or had some sort of sound issue. I tackled theses issues, by firstly cutting out the blurred sections and patching them back together were possible, I then manipulated the sound levels to reduce any muffled sound, if the sound was not possible of being edited it was either used for voice over footage or not used at all. A major issue that I had was the lack of natural and artificial light; because the footage was shot in the form of a documentary and at night, this made it impossible to move with lighting equipment and get good natural lighting. In order to get the best lighting possible I adjusted cameras settings to produce more vibrancy whilst filming. Another positive factor is that the footage recorded is exactly identical to that of a documentary; due to the constant changes in scenery within an active documentary it is impossible to produce constant good footage without keeping it authentic Once I selected all the footage I had to create my final film with, I began composing a rough cut together; during the process of editing I found it fairly easy to structure the footage because most scenes footage were of good quality and filmed in the order of action. Although some of the issues mentioned above needed to be resolved and some clips needed to be chopped; although the footage was filmed in order there were still unnecessary sections that were cut out, this was done in order to keep the film running fluently, preventing audiences from losing interest and to give this form of a documentary an authentic feel. All the minor qualities of this form of documentary were also added; censor bleeps, thorough subtitles and music gave the documentary extra validity. In order to give the documentary more authenticity, I wrote and recorded a voice over; this enabled gaps to be filled in, as it is a strong informative tool as well as a asset used in most documentaries. My voice over was created to inform audiences of what is taking place, what they may not understand and what happened after. Although most sections of my voice over were completed, one segment which was meant to be included at the beginning was not able to be recorded; in order to solve this text was used highlighting the important information that I wanted to provide. Moving Image Voice Over and Host Script: Intro Script: Hello, I am Gbenga Alake and welcome to the first instalment of Home Invaders. In this episode I am travelling to South London, to meet the notorious Wolf Pack, known for their unorthodox methods and choice of possessions. Voice over: In this episode be prepared to see action, drama, unorthodox methods and an unexpected turn of events, this, is‌. After meeting up with one of the following gangs members known as Jiggy during a current burglary I got a firsthand experience of how they got away from their scene. After my first glimpse of the how they operated, we moved onto their next target, which the duo planned to burgle.


Oluwagbenga Alake Moving Image U1030671 After the complications of last week’s events, I have tried to get in touch with both Members of the Wolf Pack, but have been unsuccessful with establishing contact with them. The wolf packs methods were indeed unorthodox, whether or not they profited from their regulated assets is beyond my knowledge, but what I have learn from burgling is that though should always expect the unexpected to happen. This is Home Invaders; stay tuned for the next episode.


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