Moving On Production Mise-en-scene Outline: Idea of my film would involve a main character travelling through London and discovering the urban environment of signs. How the general London public depends on signs and information to travel to there desire location. Idea: The short 1-minute film that I would be directing would start by follow the main star on his journey starting from leaving his front door. The short film would be done using a GO-PRO camera placed on his head. This idea would give us a more personal view and understanding how confusing someone can get from following directions from different type of signs. It short film would be done with lots of cut scenes, fast past like the rush hour a typically Londoner would get on there journey to work or education insinuation. With so much involvement with signs the main character gets lost with time and ends up between two destinations: 1. Dover White Cliffs 2. Back at his front door The idea of the film came from an image is saw from a photographer called “Richard Vantielcke”. Not only fro his idea but also from travelling to different countries I often end up confused by the amount of information that is given to you. “I've always been amused by the extreme codification of communication in urban spaces, based on signs and minimalist pictograms .... The stream regulation logic and absolute ergonomics have covered some locations with an absurd and quite surreal layer”
Moving On Production Scene Breakdown Moving Image Mise-On-Scene 1. Man waking up from bed and gets ready 2. Leaves home and you get to witness the front red door 3. Walks into Starbucks and see the first sign of the movie â€œCaution Hotâ€? on the cup 4. Tops up oyster card and receives more signs 5. Gets to the intersections of the underground and confused with so many signs 6. Establishing shot of character confused standing in the middle of the interchange 7. Cut scenes of signs of the underground/Road/Bus 8. Cut Shots become faster (loop) 9. After such a confusion he arrives at a door that is as the same color as his own 10. Door handle shot of male opening it 11. Arrives in the sea front of Dover 12. Establishing shot of him on the peak of a Dover Cliff
Moving On Production Signs to Look at; • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Tube station sign. Floor signs In Paddington station. Push/pull signs on doors. Bin litter sign/recycle. Coffee HOT signs. Oyster/ticket machines. Street names. Parking signs (all road signs) Bus penalty / no alcohol/CCTV camera in operation warning. Priority seats. Congestion charge. Road crossing. Cycle route signs. Road markings. Company branding. Tube map itself. Delivery. This way up Smoking areas quiet zones
Moving On Production Vaseline on the out line of the lens to get a blur effect Adding gel to get the color Focus of the figure not just the point of view
Pin hole lens
Moving On Production Journal Week 29th October 2012 This week marked the completion of the Mise-En-Scene project. From the beginning of the semester I had idea of just being able to create your own final piece and didn’t expect any small project, but I had a really time create this project, he made me think more of ideas and using alternatives. The goal for filming was a two day shot. That didn’t happen; from being fired from my job I had more time but was upset to carry on the next day to film. I did eventually start filming with one of the terrible DSLR that the university had to offer. On my budget sheet I had writing down to rent out a GoPro HD camera to use for my project but the company didn’t come back to me on time with the quote and agreement forms. One other problem that I had to deal with was the weather on the week of filming it was raining all day and the consistency of the shots taken wasn’t up to my standards. But over all the trouble I had to deal with TFL was the worst. The first day I went with very old DSLR camera, but during filming in the underground I got stop by police calming I was taking pictures of the info structure of the underground and I was forced to delete the footage. I argued to keep my footage saying that this was a third year project and gave the email of my tutor Marc but they didn’t back down. After conduction some research I saw you wasn’t aloud to film or take pictures of the London Underground without a permit and a minimum fee of £50. So I decided to tackle it the TFL once more because my Mise-En-Scene idea was mostly based on signs from what you get from the underground. I decided to use my Flip HD camera, which is so small, I can hide it in my pocket if I receive any problem. It worked, as I was able to get the footage that I needed but sacrificing the quality. Overall I fill that the Mise-En-Scene project, as a whole was fantastic made you work your brain seeking new ideas, I wish I had the right equipment to achieve a better outcome but overall satisfying.
Guide to filming This guide should tell you everything you need to know about filming or taking photos on the Tube - but if you have more questions feel free to contact us. On this page: Permits Costs Insurance Notice period Filming times Restrictions Script approval Advertising and copyright Filming in the driver's cab Electrical power Contact us
Permits Any individual or film production company wanting to film or take photographs on the Tube must seek prior permission from the London Underground (LU) Film Office. There are three types of permit: Student or non-professional 2 for 1 (Monday to Friday and between 10:00 - 15:30) Location All permit requests must be made in writing, preferably via one of our application forms. Apply for a permit now Read our terms and conditions
Costs Top of page The cost of filming or taking photos on the Tube varies depending on which type of permit you have. Please note there is an additional cost for filming in the driver's cab. 2 for 1 permit (Monday to Friday and between 10:00-15:30)
Crew size: Five or less with handheld equipment only Cost: £500 plus VAT Location permit Quotes on application Cost: From £500 plus VAT per hour Student or non-professional permit Crew size: Five or less with handheld equipment only Cost: £50 including VAT valid one month from date of issue * The permit holder is not permitted to place the products of the filming or photography on the internet Payment Terms: Either in advance or on the day. We accept most major credit or debit cards, BACS transfer or cash Please note that these costs do not include broadcasting fees. Separate Licence to Publish contracts start from £150.
Insurance Top of page A current policy of insurance, providing cover for death and/or personal injury to any person and loss of, or damage to, any property is required.
Notice period Top of page We need two weeks notice to set up an average-sized filming or photography facility. Sometimes this can be turned around faster, depending on the nature of the request.
Filming times Top of page Filming and photography is generally only allowed during off-peak periods: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 15:30 and 20:00 to 23:30 Weekends - generally any time of day (depending on station) It is not advisable to film between 01:00 and 04:30, as this is when essential engineering work is carried out. It may, however, be possible to film during these hours if advance notice is given - and if there are no planned works at the station you wish to use.
Restrictions Top of page Equipment Flash photography or additional lighting is not permitted on any platform. In some cases they may be used elsewhere, the LU Film Office and station supervisor can advise you on this. Tripods are only authorised at the station supervisor's discretion and are not allowed on platforms for safety reasons. Filming In accordance with LU company regulations, the following activities are not allowed to be filmed or photographed: Vandalism or graffiti Assaults on passengers or staff Fare evasion or ticket touting Use of firearms or weapons Misuse of escalators or LU property Unlicensed busking Begging Smoking or the use of illegal drugs Behaving in an overtly sexual or indecent manner (including nudity) Direct threats (including terrorist) to LU, its staff or passengers Anything that may negatively affect the interests of the site owner The LU Film Office can refuse permit applications which indicate that prohibited activities may be filmed or photographed. This includes activities which breach or contradict LU company regulations and marketing campaigns.
Script approval Top of page You will need to have your script or layout approved by the LU Film Office before a permit is granted. Permits will generally not be considered if a script or layout breaches or contradicts LU filming restrictions, company regulations or marketing campaigns. LU can refuse a permit application without providing specific reasons, but the LU Film Office will normally offer advice on how you can bring your script or layout into line with its restrictions.
You can also send in a synopsis or storyline before submitting your full permit application.
Advertising and copyright Top of page If your application involves an advertising campaign please contact LU's advertising contractor, CBS Outdoor, for information on copy approval. It is your responsibility to make sure film or photographic content does not breach copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Filming in the driver's cab Top of page It is possible to film in the driver's cab, but you need to contact the LU Film Office in advance so that special arrangements can be made. A member of operational staff will need to supervise the shoot and the driver must give permission. A maximum of two crew members with equipment can enter the driver's cab. The cost is ÂŁ300 plus VAT per hour.
Electrical power Top of page We generally request that film crews use battery-operated equipment. LU operates on a different voltage system to the standard domestic set-up and connections to our power supply must be supervised by an LU electrician. If you wish to use our power supply advance notice is required so we can provide an electrician. You will be charged for their attendance on the day and at any pre-shoot meetings they attend. The use of petrol or diesel generators is prohibited at LU stations and on LU trains.