I was handed the task of shot list seeing as I was the director, it was only fair. I find this task fairly difficult and it did take me quite a long time to complete it. I think it felt tedious and I found it hard to differentiate between what shot it was and how you were suppose to describe it. I think it’s clear enough for stand people to follow as I ask a fair few people to read it to check they understood it. My next step is to complete a second draft of my storyboards to check it flows correctly.

“Forbes”

Film Shot List

Location: Hartshill Hayes, Nuneaton

Date: 3/04/10 – 4/04/10

Crew Call: TBC

Actor Call: TBC

1.0 / OPENING SEQUENCE: Bedroom – INT. – CONTINUOUS
Shot: ECU tracking alongside piles of books and scraps of paper on desk. Moving from left to right. Stopping at Printer.
Desc: Sound of Opening music/Nathan rushing about in his room
Props: Printer, posters, books and general mess.
Chars: Nathan
1.1 / OPENING SEQUENCE – BEDROOM – INT. – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CU FIXED shot of printer printing out “LOST DOG” Posters.
Desc: Sped up sequence of Printer printing out Posters. 1st Page contains the title of the film “Forbes” 2nd page “Directed by Stephanie CK Li” 3rd page “Produced by Sarah Woodward” and finally a LOST DOG poster is printed. Nathan’s hand then breaks the still shot by grabbing hold of the posters.
Props: Printer, posters.
Chars: Nathan
1.2 / OPENING SEQUENCE – BEDROOM – INT. – CONTINUOUS
Shot: LS of Nathan going through the door.
Desc: Nathan quickly picks up his back pack which is by the door and leaves his bedroom. Music stops just as he closes the door.
Props: Back pack, posters.
Chars: Nathan
2.1 / STREET/PATH- EXT. –  DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Tracking LS of Nathan walking up a path
Desc: walks up a pathway towards a house that is part of a cul-de-sac
Props: Backpack, posters
Chars: Nathan
2.2/ HOUSE – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CA of the house
Desc: A shot to show which house Nathan is approaching
Props: Backpack, posters
Chars: Nathan
2.3/HOUSE – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: ECU of letterbox. POV shot of Nathan putting a poster through the letterbox.
Desc: Nathan sighs, looks at the poster and pushes it through the letter box
Props: Poster
Chars: Nathan
3.1/ SHOPPING CENTRE – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: EWS to establish shopping centre – Nathan walks from behind the camera to the forefront with back facing camera.
Desc: Nathan slumbers into shot, dragging his two feet.
Props: Backpack, posters
Chars: Nathan
3.2/ SHOPPNG CENTRE – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan – man walks past
Desc: Nathan proceeds to ask a random man if he has seen the dog in his poster, he still has no luck
Props: Backpack, poster
Chars: Nathan and Man 1
4.1/ Shop – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MCU of Nathan putting poster up, zoom in to a CU
Desc: Nathan looking lost alone puts a poster up inside the shop window
Props: Poster
Chars: Nathan
5.1/ STREET/LAMPOST – EXT. – DAY – CONTINUOUS
Shot: WVS of the side of Nathan tacking poster to lamppost.
Desc: NATHAN takes his backpack off, places it on the floor and pulls out a poster. He tacks the poster onto a street lamp in a residential area. Once he is done he places everything back into his bag, slings it onto his back and walks down the street – dragging his feet along the floor and kicking the ground absent mindlessly.
Props: Backpack, poster, adhesive, lamppost.
Chars: Nathan
6.1/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Dolly shot following Nathan from behind
Desc: The sun’s setting and Nathan enters the wood, exhausted and tired. It’s empty and all you can hear are his footsteps, slow calm breathing and woodland sounds.
Props: Backpack
Chars: Nathan
6.2/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan facing a tree.
Desc: Nathan looks up at the tree, staring intently and takes a deep sigh.
Props: Backpack
Chars: Nathan
6.3/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Cut in to Nathans hands
Desc: Nathan unzips the front of his backpack and pulls out his final poster
Props: Backpack, posters
Chars: Natha
6.4/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: POV shot of the poster in Nathans hands
Desc: The last poster is ripped and tatty, Nathan ponders aloud to self and sighs some more
Props: Poster
Chars: Nathan
6.5/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MCU – side of Nathan kneeling down
Desc: Nathan takes his backpack off and kneels down on the floor, he rummages through his bag for a hammer and some tacks
Props: Backpack, poster, hammer and tacks
Chars: Nathan
6.6/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: OSS as Nathan facing the tree, arms extended out
Desc: Nathan positions the poster carefully onto the tree and starts to hammer the poster against it the tree
Props: Poster, nails, hammer
Chars: Nathan
6.7/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CU of the back of Nathans head, it’s windy, zoom out as Nathan turns around – the night falls darker.
Desc: As Nathan is hammering away, he feels a strong gust of wind – it’s cold, he turns round to notice the sky turn darker and is greeted with a strange rustling from the bushes. He calls out “FORBES…”
Props: Some sort of wind machine? Poster, hammer
Chars: Nathan
6.8/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: WS following Nathan from left to right
Desc: Nathan runs towards the bushes, falls to his knees and begins to search frantically through the bushes.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.9/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan searching through bushes – he’s central and alone
Desc: Nathan hears a louder rustle from the bushes behind him, he turns round and falls back on himself and stares at the bushes. He calls out once more
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.10/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINIOUS
Shot: CA to some major rustling bushes.
Desc: A bigger rustle sounds from another part of the woods.
Props:
Chars:
6.11/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CU of Nathans face, zooming out to a MS
Desc: Nathan now realises that it’s not Forbes, panic falls onto his face . He begins to crawl backwards, breathing heavily. The ground freezes over and the atmosphere turns foggy
Props: Smoke machine?
Chars: Nathan
6.12/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan, behind him there is movement of the human tree.
Desc: Behind NATHAN the HUMAN TREE is stirring. Hands move.  There is a heavy sound of bark on bark. Leaves rustling and moving.
Props:
Chars: Human tree, Nathan
6.13/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: WS – Nathan getting up and trying to run away
Desc: Nathan  gets up from off of the floor, grabs his bag and tries to run.
Props: Backpack
Chars: Nathan
6.14/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: ECU following human hand grabbing Nathans shoulder from behind, zoom out to a close up of Nathan head looking at hand.
Desc: the HUMAN TREE’S arm stretches out and grabs NATHAN from behind.
Props:
Chars: Nathan, Human tree
6.15/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: POV of Nathan, all he see’s is the human tree.
Desc: Human tree stares at Nathan. She is angry and bitter and hateful.
Props:
Chars: Nathan and Human tree
6.16/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Cut in to Nathans legs – off the ground preferably.
Desc: Nathan is kicking and screaming trying to get away from the Human tree.
Props:
Chars: Nathan and Human tree
6.17/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Close up on Nathans face
Desc: Nathan struggles and begins to question the motives of the tree.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.18/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MCU of Nathan being thrown onto the ground.
Desc: Human tree throws Nathan to the ground, a loud thud is heard.
Props: Something soft for Nathan to land on
Chars: Nathan
6.19/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan shot from above to convey the size of the tree.
Desc: Nathan carries on questioning the tree, asking her what he’s done.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.20/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: ECU of trees arm, then cut in to a low angled WS of the tree.
Desc: Human tree lifts up her arm, as if she is about to strike.
Props:
Chars: Human tree
6.21/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan on the floor from above.
Desc: Nathan begins to cover on the floor, foreseeing what is going to happen.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.22/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Low angled MS of tree from below. Tree swiping Nathan from the back.
Desc: Human tree takes a swipe at Nathan with her long, pointy sharp arms. She is angry that someone has intruded on her grounds, her space and how dare they harm one of her own creations
Props:
Chars: Human Tree, Nathan
6.23/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Cut in to a ECU of Nathans wound.
Desc: Nathans shirt is ripped; he is cut, and begins to bleed lightly.
Props: Some blood, liquid latex gash.
Chars: Nathan
6.24/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MS of Nathan still on the ground
Desc: Nathan reaches to his back, touches where he is hurt, looks back at his hand and notices the blood. He lets off a small groan.
Props: Blood
Chars: Nathan
6.25/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Low angled MS of tree
Desc: Human tree takes another swipe at Nathan. This time more forcefully.
Props:
Chars: Human tree
6.26/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Begin with a WS of Nathan on the floor then cut in to a MS of him as he rolls over.
Desc: Nathan is lying flat out in the mud. Face down. He rolls over onto his back and looks up at human tree.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.27/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: MCU of human tree, centre.
Desc: Human tree lifts her arm, tips back her head, opens her mouth and reaches into it, Human tree picks out a dog collar and throws it at Nathan with force.
Props:
Chars: Tree
6.28/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CU focused shot of the dog collar at forefront, then blur and focus onto Nathans face
Desc: Nathan reaches out for the dog collar and looks at it with disgust. It begins to sink to him that human tree has eaten his beloved dog Forbes. “You Monster”
Props: Dog collar
Chars: Nathan
6.29/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Low angled close up of Human tree
Desc: Human tree growls at Nathan
Props:
Chars: Human tree.
6.30/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: From Nathans POV, MS of tree attacking
Desc: Human tree is disgusted at the way in which Nathan is talking to her. She attacks Nathan again with more menace. She continues to attack Nathan until he is almost unconscious.
Props:
Chars: Human tree
6.31/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: CU Cut away to Nathan, tree arms are still in view.
Desc: Close up of Nathans face, he is unconscious.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.32/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Cut in to Nathans legs – stop motion vines.
Desc: Vine leaves start to wrap around Nathan, tying him in place near to the human tree.
Props:
Chars: Nathan
6.33/ WOODS – EXT. – EVENING – CONTINUOUS
Shot: Tilt upwards from Trees mid section to her face.
Desc: Human tree smiles sincerely, she has Nathan close to her.
Props:
Chars: Human tree

Fini.

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