For our film opening we have a variety of shots in many different landscapes, such as the “Lightening Tree” and the “Ovenden Mill” with inside shots as well fore example the dark room, and the living room.

The composition of the locations were all looked at very specifically to see what element it could add to our films and what it could symbolise.


Ovenden Mill

Ovenden Mill has been desolated for many years, wearing away to dusty concrete and tainted paint, however within all this destruction is lines of beauty and symmetry, with clear focal points through out the room, within this mill there were many room similar to this but none had the strong pillars leading down towards the outside, pulling your focus away from the building but onto nature, adding to our imagery that mental health is not something man made but is something created within nature, something out of our control


Once we had found this location, we needed to make sure when adding our actress in, she made a statement and did not become overpowered by the vast size of the mill, therefore we placed the actress in the centre straight in front of the window, becoming a physical block against the reach of nature, due to the actresses mental health of ‘Depression’ we found that adding in the psychical block would stress to the viewer that she is trapped within societies idea that mental health is structured and cold, when all our actress ‘Depression’ feels is a connection to nature that this is something without structure and stability, she feels the uncertainty that nature holds within herself, but the confusion as to whether she should follow society’s rules.img_0456However, the shot type changes from a long shot, to a close up within the same setting. By switching from a long shot to a close up, we no longer see the actress as part of the building or an object we begin to recognise her, as a human being not just a statistic within a list of mental illnesses, most of our shots focus on a human level and if they are far enough away to not read their expressions, it is because their expressions are not visible to the human eye, in the same way their invisible illness is not.


The Lightening Tree

The lightening tree, or that is what is nick named is very symbolic to our film, although it just looks like a dead tree in the middle of a field, the composition and the symbolism of the tree. The tree is dead but white ,symbolising its purity, there is purity and cleanliness in death, but also the tree is still standing after multiple attacks, the stability of the tree and its proud statue contrasts with the girl immersed in smoke, smoke has no stability it can disappear at a whim and is uncontrollable, the smoke is in the shot to represent ‘Schizophrenia’. Nature and man-made mixed, uncontrollable stability.



Shooting Schedule// Final Update

A shooting schedule is especially handy to  keep track of when you are going to shoot, and what things you need to bring with you, me and Brittany also took it as an opportunity to make sure we had equal parts within the film, rotating jobs in different sequences.

Our shooting schedule will be updated as we have gone along of when we plan to do things, however we have taken out of the shooting schedule when things haven’t gone right .



This is an update version of the shooting schedule as to what we have added and done


this is the final shooting schedule with notes attached to how well or not well the filming has gone and if that is the case when we are re-shooting



Planning schedule!// Final update

Me and Brittany have been keeping a planning schedule to prove to ourselves that we are doing is exactly 50/50 and that we are both pulling our weight in this production.

we have planned out what we need to do and when we need to do it and how we can split it 50/50 to make it fair.

we got so bored of doing this so excuse us if there is parts where it says ‘Nandos?’

(btw we had a very nice Nandos)

both of us are not very good at keeping track of our time so by doing this a continuous thing, it means we can easily manage our time

I’m so glad this planning sheet is done updating it every time we have done something new and its like 6pm at night and all we wanted to do was go home was legit hell but no we filled this sheet out.

so here is the final product of the planning sheet


The Treatment.

Firstly I apologise for it being so long, so I’m going to keep this short.

Brittany and I decided that instead of writing a treatment like what’s typically and boringly done we would film ours and have a practice at making a blog like video, finding an aesthetically pleasing background was pretty easy as Brittany is basic (joking…) We then used a camera, a tripod and the 5th memory card I have had in my presence this month as all of them before this moment have been lost of I have broken them.

The treatment is basically meant to be a little overview of what the reader of the screenplay will find out.

yeah, ours is not little its 15 Minutes long, I honestly am so sorry but we sing the Macarena song so I think that makes up for it.


Story Boards round 2!


So lets all mind the coffee stain, but these are the story boards for Invisible illnesses, its probably very unclear from the story boards the actual plan for the opening sequence so I’m going to explain (hopefully it will start to make sense)

so as a rough general basic idea the film is about the varieties of mental illnesses and the way they affect the body and mind, but this will be showcased through the view of a therapist who is in denial that mental illnesses can effect you physically. the sequence starts of with a title card which changes to a list of mental illnesses, then the actual sequence begins, the first scene is depression then its OCD, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia and then multiple personality disorder, we decided to do it in this order to show how one mental illness can lead onto another. We decided to end on Multiple Personality disorder to tie all the illnesses together shown in one of the very last shots of all the illnesses merging out of one face.

to be honest that doesn’t even make sense to me, I’m sure at some point I’ll get the hang of what’s actually happening (maybe)



Rainstorm would be a film with many hidden messages and a key central theme, but it needs to draw people in and one of the very first ways of doing this would be a tagline.

So to come up with taglines I’ve done some research to see what sort of thing would enchant a potential viewer into watching a film

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After looking at certain taglines in a range of different genres, I’ve learnt that a tagline isn’t used to some up a film but mainly to deliver an underlying message that makes the viewer want to understand so taking this into consideration I have tried to come up with a few of my own.

Beautiful things do not happen after death


Taking control does not always mean greatness


Hold your breath in the hope that you might fly


Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean that its not there…

for my original idea of the books floating and holding your breath I thought that this would be the best one for it.

“hold your breath in the hope that you might fly”

However as I have now changed what I want to do I believe that the last tagline would be more fitting as it has underlying messages which fit very well.

“Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean that its not there…”