2012 compulsory elements and genres - thoughts?
Character : Nicky Brick, An Unlucky Person
The name seemed an odd choice - great for comedy (I totally took the piss with a whole family of similarly silly named characters), and Nick Brick would be a perfect name for an action hero, but somewhat annoying for serious drama. I expect there'll be quite a few Nicholas Brick and Nichola Brick characters around. No problems with her/him being unlucky - characters should always be getting into some sort of trouble.
Line of Dialogue : "I did that"
Difficult to sneak into a longer line (which I always enjoy when done well) but otherwise no problems.
Prop : A leaf
I thought about fig leaves, clover leaves, leaves of paper, then gave up and just set most of my film in a forest :) Anyone think up something more original?
Special : Some Slow-Motion
Very interesting, especially the possibility of a film done entirely in slo-mo, which I really really hope someone did. I wonder how many people tearfully discovered their feeble NLE software can't alter playback speed and so had to fake their slo-mo?
- Erotic Thriller: the big gamble, as far as unintentional comedy goes.
- One Shot: intriguing, a big challenge to write and perform to keep the action interesting, especially for teams not blessed with dollies and stabilisers etc and so forced to stick with one static shot. I'm expecting some terrible and some fabulous ones. I wonder how many teams went for a fake one shot, i.e. camera or post trickery to (hopefully) seamlessly combine multiple shots.
- Found Footage: again I'm expecting some terrible and some fabulous ones - this genre is easy to do, but hard to do well.