I am moving my blog over from Central Station (www.thisiscentralstation.com) while they undergo some new changes. The post below was originally posted 2 years ago.
This is my first blog post for the Glasgow Film Festival Trailer Competition. We had our first meeting yesterday and it was exciting to meet everyone and hear all the great ideas for the trailer! I’m looking forward to my first meeting with Mark and Clyde at ISO Design tomorrow morning!
My idea involves a literal play on the Glasgow Film Festival’s ever expanding presence and growth. With the GFF winning multiple awards (including Best Large Event at The Scottish Event Awards 2009 and the GAGA Audience Development Award), the amount of screened films and events increasing every year, along with rising attendance figures, it seemed appropriate to portray this in my trailer idea.
A young couple walk through Glasgow and enter Glasgow Film Theatre. They reach their cinema seats and are astounded as they look up towards the colossal-sized seats. They strain to sit on them.
Line reads “GFF10… Now Even Bigger.”
EXT. GLASGOW SQUINTY BRIDGE – EARLY EVENING
Amazing view of Glasgow’s squinty bridge looking towards the city centre from the Southside of the river. WOMAN and MAN enter screen from bottom left. They walk across the bridge holding hands.
Side view, WOMAN and MAN walk across screen. Finnieston Crane and Armadillo can be seen in the background.
WOMAN and MAN walk down Sauchiehall Street. Art Deco Beresford Building seen in this shot.
WOMAN and MAN enter Glasgow Film Theatre.
INT. GLASGOW FILM THEATRE – SAME EVENING
WOMAN’S face engulfs screen. She looks up at the camera above her and drops her jaw. She looks utterly bewildered.
CAMERA pans around from her face to reveal enormous cinema seats. The seats are three times the size of the MAN and WOMAN. MAN stands next to WOMAN and both stare up at the seats in amazement.
MAN assists WOMAN with a leg up. WOMAN struggles and clambers onto giant cinema seat.
MAN and WOMAN sit on the huge cinema seats and look exhausted.
TITLE: GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2010
TITLE: NOW EVEN BIGGER!
Overall Look & Style:
Fun, vibrant colours to reflect GFF10’s style.
Preferably filmed in full high definition quality.
Strong, well-composed shots to advertise and promote Glasgow.
MAN & WOMAN to wear casual stylish clothes.
The 30 second sting will include all 3 scenes.
The 10 second sting will only include scenes 2 and 3.