Our little game project is slowly coming together. Very slowly. You wouldn’t think it’d be this hard to get a couple of people together to find a quiet place to film. But we’re filming at a university where people have classes and homework and friends and god damn there’s so many permissions we need to take into account.
No one ever mentions these fun parts when they tell you about filming.
I understand having to film with the right light, that needs to happen and be adjusted for, but things like logos in the film need to be removed and background music can’t be recorded if it’s copyrighted.
The biggest problem so far has been recording people in the background. Now luckily we haven’t actually had any individual come and tell us they didn’t want to be in out film, we’ve been pretty good about that. But when we’re filming in a semi-public location, and have the focus set so that no one is even remotely recognisable as anything other than human we were told by the powers that be that we can’t film without getting a signed permission from everyone in the shot (and we were filming in front of a doorway).
In all honesty this has been an eye opening week. Having never filmed anyone but my family in public this has been a good exercise in spacial awareness and made me take note of how filming should actually be done.
Thankfully the filming phase is pretty much complete. Editing is going to happen over the next couple of weeks and then we’ll be good to go and show off how awesome our little project is.