Hostages (WORKING TITLE)

NATHAN O’BRIEN + STEFAN SZARY


CONCEPT

Language binds us. Language frees us.


VISUAL NARRATIVE

In an urban loft, a man and a woman are taped together, as if they’re tied together with sailing rope. They are on the floor, on their sides, in an embrace, almost as if they’re in a strait jacket. He’s trying to break free. But can’t. She manages to rip tape off her wrists and shakes herself free.

The woman walks up to him and takes the tape off him one strip at a time until the man starts freeing himself.

Once they’re both free, they look at the all the tape around them. On the wall of loft, we see the stanzas of the poem made out of tape.


script as V/O

LOREM IPSUM


VISUAL REFERENCE - I TYSTNADEN

SHOTS: Medium, Medium Close-Ups

CAMERA POSITION: Low angle, looking up

CAMERA MOVEMENT: Easy Rig / Natural camera shake

FOCAUL LENGTH: 50mm

APERTURE: 4 to 8

LIGHT: Natural, Diffussed

COLOR TEMP: 5500k

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VISUAL REFERENCE - THE PAIN AND EUPHORIA OF BALLET

SOUND DESIGN: Textural sound of ripping, tearing, satin-on-satin

CAMERA ANGLE: High-angle (close-ups, mediums), Eye-level (mediums-wides)

SHOTS: Close-Ups, Mediums, Medium-Wide

CAMERA MOVEMENT: Easy Rig / Natural camera shake

FOCAUL LENGTH: 24, 50, 85mm

APERTURE: 2 to 8

LIGHT: Natural, Diffussed

COLOR TEMP: 5500k

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storyboard + shotlist

[incomplete]


talent + crew

  • DIRECTOR/WRITER: Nathan O’Brien

  • DIRECTOR/DP: Stefan Szary

  • AC: Martin Amiot (tentative, pro-bono)

  • MAN:

  • WOMAN:

  • HMU:


GEAR LIST

  • A-CAM: RED Gemini 5K

  • B-CAM: SONY A7sii

  • LENSES: LOMO T2 S35: 35mm + 50mm + 75mm

  • LENSES: CANON F2 100M macro

  • CAMERA MOUNT: Easy-rig (RENTAL OPTION - https://www.lensprotogo.com/rent/product/easyrig-minimax/)

  • FOCUS PULL: (needs to be rented)

  • DIRECTOR’S MONITOR: (needs to be rented)

  • KEY LIGHT: Aputure 300d

  • FILL LIGHT: (needs to be rented)


PROP + WARDROBE LIST

  • [incomplete]