We began setting up in our free periods during the day by setting up the lights and blowing up the rest of the balloons. During this time we realised that the mushroom prop made of balloons that we had planned wasn't going to work out as we couldn't get it to stand up and were worried that the balloons would bust under the hot lights. In its place, we decided to cut out and paint some card in the shape of mushrooms to hang up in a similar way we did with the giant playing cards. We thought that this would look better while still creating the same Alice in Wonderland imagery, and it would create a link between the performance and narrative scenes. We then filled the floor of the set with light pink, dark pink, blue, white and marbled balloons, and two 24" balloons, so we were ready to start as quickly as possible when the actors arrived.
|Me, Mari and Molly setting up the camera|
After shooting the static wide shots, we used the dolly tripod to move around the actors and get close-ups as they danced, mainly aiming to capture Georgie interacting with the extras and the DJs.
Here is a montage of some of our footage from the shoot:
We were happy with how our footage turned out, however when it came to editing it in to the sequence we realised that we didn't get the range of close-ups that we wanted, so we have scheduled pickups of this for our last shooting session.