her running, it would not captivate the audience attention as much as weintended hence this was a good shot.The next day would be back to the park location where we would film, close upand extreme close up Exterior and Interior shots, we have already visitedRaphaels park on the second day, hence I have already planned what the actressneed to do for that scene which would save more time.
On day four, the weather allowed us to work effectively; hopefully it is of benefit for our overall piece of film. We set up our equipments ready for use. As the first time we visited Raphaels park, we shot extreme long shots, from distance intransition from the bridge scene to the Park. I told the actress (Emma Worby) tojust start from the slope that leads to her destination; this is where we decided tomake good use of extreme close up shots. I had to remind the actress herpositioning the way she carried her bag to not break the continuity rule.My initial plan was to use distinctive heightened circumstances to create tension,which was her nearly getting run over and her falling down. So we decided toshoot were she falls at this location, which was even better because where shewas running to was a slope, so it would preferably make sense to have her fall at that point. For this scene a stuntman would had been a better choice, howeverwe did not have one so in order to prevent the actress injuring herself , we laidJackets on the floor where she would land from a medium shot of her. Iinstructed her to run slow but act as if she hurt herself by having her legs flyingout in the air, with this technique she could fall gently so the falling is not brutalcausing casualties. When we went further to shoot the close up I told her to showthat she is been badly hurt and has sprayed her ankle and take her time whilst she tries to get up, this lowers the heightened effect for a reason, becausethroughout the sequence we have seen her just running so it could be perceivedas the protagonists is at peace and perhaps gotten away from what she wasrunning from. Then also when she gets up, I instructed the actress to limp so as it links with her falling and the fact that she has probably escaped.We had slight problems at this location where the first time we visited theRaphaels park, the building we intended to use which was the park public toilet,had an entrance door we wanted to use as to show her going inside. But todaythe door to the females toilet was locked and we did not find anyone who couldopen it for us. Hence we decided to use the Males toilet door with permissionfrom the public cleaners we saw at the park they were very supportive. So I hadto think of a spontaneous idea, which was that the protagonists would try toopen the locked door with the keys, but fails then she goes round the corner,where we spotted a caged toilet window, and she tries to enter through there but fails, then she goes round still limping, then this is now where the audience willstart to change there opinions who she was imposed to be. Then when she goesto the second door, I told her to try different approaches into opening the door,whether a kick with her foot or just push it open. Then she tried both and wassuccessful however we have to decide which one to use at the editing suite.