Locked In – 27/09/2015


We got given the task to make a 60 film only using close shots. It also needs to be shot completely in a toilet cubical.


To research this task, we watched several clips and short film to see how we can shoot in confined places.

‘Kill Bill Vol.2’ Buried Alive Scene 

In this scene the girl is put in a coffin and buried alive. This scene contains lots of close shots. This works well with this scene because it creates the effect that you are inclosed with her. All shots are filmed from one side. This is done by taking out one of the sides of the coffin. This takes the 4th wall out.

‘Buried’ Family Clip

In this film, all the shots are shot inside a coffin. The film is made of only several different shots, mostly closeups. The shots are very effective because it makes the person watching feel like they are inclosed with him.

‘Close to Me’ – The Cure (Official Music Video)

This music video is shot mainly inside a wardrobe. The use of close shots creates stress because it makes you feel inclosed. However, it has wide shots of the wardrobe. These are needed because it establishes the area and adds to the story line. Close shots alone would lose the story line, therefor the establishing shots are important.

We found out that we will need to use establishing shots as the person watching might be confused to where the character is. Also, we should open the toilet door when filming inside the cubical. This will create more space to film and make shots with the characters full body in. By doing this, we are getting rid of the 4th wall.

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One Response to Locked In – 27/09/2015

  1. kendalcollegefilm says:

    This is fine, Izzy, if perhaps a bit brief. Next time you conduct this sort of close research, spend a little longer looking at the individual shots—frame by frame if necessary—and how they’ve been cut together. Remember that individually, most shots don’t have a huge amount of inherent value. The meaning comes from how shots are cut together, and the meaning that the audience attaches to that juxtaposition. I’d also like you to include additional research that you’ve found independently of the set viewing.


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