Today we’re making a training film for Leeds social services. A rough draft of a supervision meeting was sketched out and the performers improvised a meeting a few times under the guiding eye of two senior social workers. Each take was filmed with two cameras, I’ll pull together a multi-cam edit from the best take. The first scene showed bad practice, the second highlighting best practice. These scenes will be then shown during a training session to prompt debate between workers and line managers.
We mocked up an office set in a spare room using an unused desk, bookcase and coat stand. The scene is lit with a 800w red-head diffused with an umbrella and a 650w bambino with a diffusion gel. I used the cooler natural light from the window to back light Andy which worked well and a gold reflector to bounce a highlight onto Louise’s hair. The boom mic in shot is picking up the room tone and working as a back up feed to the second camera (locked off on Louise) I’ve hidden one mic behind the monitor and another just under the table.