Shooting My First Narrative Film “I Want To Believe”

Yesterday, I shot my first narrative film “I Want To Believe”.  It was a long day but eventually we got everything we needed. A big thanks to my crew who made it all possible!

This film has been in preparation since the beginning of this year when I got the idea and wrote the script. I made a storyboard, shot list and lighting diagrams which helped a lot during the shoot. It was easy to communicate to the actor and crew what needed to be done.

Instructing the actor. Photo by Peter Bastings.

Instructing the actor. Photo by Peter Bastings.

We started at 0930 in the morning and finished around 2230 in the evening. We shot 15 scenes. For a couple of scenes we used a green screen. The last two scenes took a long time as the initial set-up did not work out the way I thought it would. Changing lighting set-ups also took a lot of time and I make sure to plan more time for that in future projects.

Nonetheless I really enjoyed the shoot and I think every one had a lot of fun. With all footage shot the film now officially enters post production. I still have to record additional audio with a voice actress, create a couple of visual effects, do sound design, edit the film and create a soundtrack. Also, as the film is in Dutch, I will create English subtitles. So, still lots of work to be done…

Below a behind the scenes impression of the shoot.

Getting ready for the next shot. Photo by Peter Bastings.

Framing the shot. Photo by Peter Bastings.

Discussing a scene. Photo by Peter Bastings.

Setting up a close up shot. Photo by Peter Bastings.

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2 Responses to Shooting My First Narrative Film “I Want To Believe”

  1. Perry Hunen says:

    Hallo Andre,

    Impressive! Ziet er professioneel uit. Nieuwe carriere in het verschiet?

    Groetjes Perry

  2. Jos Koekkoek says:

    Niet vergeten me te tippen als hij klaar is!

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