As stated in my Call Sheet post I had my first test shoot on the 12th of October 2016 which took place at 3.00 o’clock in the Black Box Theatre at Haydon School. The main aspect of mise en scene that I had to focus on during this shoot was completing blackening the room, the was no natural light – just artificial; to ensure that I could control and manipulate the lighting in the shoot. Lighting was so essential and I needed to make sure that my main actor (Tom) was lit perfectly so that he would reflect the image that I wanted him to do.
Below is a picture of the theatre where filming took place which shows the set out I used, including the key, fill and back light as well as the camera I used.
The way that I wanted Tom to look was quite simple to change because for my music video I want him to reflect the typical teenage boy and this is exactly what he is so he really didn’t need to be changed that much. Here is what Tom looked like during the shoot, the only thing I requested of him beforehand was that he didn’t wear black (to oppose the background and so he wouldn’t blend in) and that he wore grey as this is a very neutral colour. In the music video he won’t be wearing bright or happy colours. I needed him to almost be impartial because whilst he is the focus of the music video he is not who it is about. The picture below is a screenshot from the filming as we didn’t take any pictures of him, just videos.