Ok, so I got back from Cannes on Tuesday night and have had poor jetlag for the last two days. Here’s where I’m at.
I have two days of shooting scheduled. Tuesday coming up and the following Saturday. Its not ideal, but its the only time I can wrangle my actors together.
I’m still developing in my head what type of shots and coverage I want to attempt with the project. I know that for the first sequence I want to do standard coverage like I did in the rehearsal attempt. For the final 4 sequences, they are basically going to be single shots and I have an idea of what each of those are going to be.
I saw a film at Cannes called Son of Saul which had an interesting technique to make the film feel more claustrophobic by keeping the lead actors head in frame in almost every shot. It was jarring and stressful, just like the holocaust (the film was about the holocaust). For the sequence where Marianne suspects that Roland has planned their meet up, I want to try and incorperate that shooting style into it. I think it would be cool to toy around with the genre of each of the scenes, as they differ and can be interpreted differently to each other. They represent differing possibilities, and altering the genre of each sequence could be very cool in the end, or it could be a terrible mess and I’ll learn not to mix genres? That’s the point of this. Experiment.