At our annual introductory training session last week, groups of 3 or 4 from our cohort of 15 teachers tried out exercises 1, 2, and 3 for the ‘Play’ theme. All of the pieces were planned and shot in 15 minutes..
One group went outside BFI to the river, following the brief from Exercise 1 to find examples of people playing. They were pleasantly surprised at how.. playful people are; they didn’t have to look far. of course, the subjects of the film (pretty much a Playful Lumiere Minute) played up to the camera..
Another group followed Exercise 2: ‘take on the roles of two naughty children who have been sent outside the classroom, have found a small space to sit down in, and innovate a game out of whatever is to hand.’ We liked the variety of angles used in the film, and the way they withold some of the offscreen action. And those last two shots, starting with the setting down of the cup in extreme foreground..
And finally, a more extended piece that leads to Exercise 3, in which the film-maker must reproduce the sensation of dizzyness or vertigo in a character..
Well done, and thank you, Joe, Carly, Michelle, Hilary, Martin, Jo, Dan, David, Michael, Stephi, Seb, and Katie!