Shooting day 1
On the first day of shooting we met quite early. Although it was our first day and everything was brand new and exciting, we couldn’t waste any time because in the evening all the scenes had to be ready except for the campfire shot. We were all still totally inexperienced in filming and, with the initial support of our teachers, gradually learned how to use a professional camera and sound recording equipment. We were able to put ourselves more and more into the everyday life of a real director and his film team, when we needed endless time even for short and insignificant scenes to finally have the finished perfect product. Reciting the same lines over and over again, performing the same camera movements and for example hearing the phrase: « Scene 4, attempt 34 » eventually became totally normal for all of us.
We scoured the nearby surroundings on our bicycles for suitable backdrops, totally forgot to eat anything during all the effort and thus became more and more tired and silly. Despite all this, you could see how we grew together over the day into an almost professionally rehearsed team: Rosa and Clara as talented actors, Basti as sound man, Valentin, Sammy-Jo and Lotta alternately with the camera and Vitus and Juliette as directors. Throughout the shooting we all switched tasks, that everyone could experience the different sides of filmmaking. The last scene in the late evening, which Rosa, Vitus and Lotta took over, finally ended in a sleet storm. Lotta
Jouer un rôle
A few days before we started filming we had already practised some scenes. Nonetheless it was much more difficult to play them in front of the camera since we had to think of an authentic dialog and act more precisely and realistically. We often had to shoot scenes several times, especially the scene in which Elisa and Magdalena are arguing and each time it got harder to stay focused. As we got more and more tired it got harder and harder not to laugh. The last scene was also a big challenge for us personally because it shows so many different emotions in one take. But despite all the challenges, it was a lot of fun. Rosa und Clara
At first, I thought about 4 chords, which were cheerful and full of tension. After choosing these chords, I composed a simple melody with an increasing pace. The swelling music should emphasize the rhythm change in the film. Sebastian