Shootout: Our plan – The Bull And The Shrimp

During my research I designed a shot list following the conventions and shot types seen in ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ from which the group devised this:

shot 1:

the first shot was an establishing shot of the college canteen of people eating and chatting when suddenly the door opens and the bull walks in with his friends.

shot 2:

the second shot is a western shot into which the bull steps and the people at the table look up at him before he moves again.

shot 3:

the third shot is a over the shoulder shot of the table as the bull takes a sandwich from one of the peoples trays and takes a bite before the people sitting leave hurriedly. the bull and his friends then take the table over they are now alone in the canteen.

shot 4:

the fourth shot is a low angle medium shot of the bull rolling a cigarette whilst waiting for something.

shot 5:

this shot is a point of view shot of the door.

shot 6:

the is is an extreme close up of the bulls eyes which will move from the door to the clock.

shot 7:

this is a wide shot showing the clock from a slight distance ticking away

shot 8:

this shot is a medium shot of the bull who looks back towards his friends leans forward giving a nod and his friends can be seen getting up at the edge of the shot and walking away.

shot 9:

this is another point of view shot of the door showing that they are still waiting.

shot 10:

extreme close up of the bulls eyes looking anxiously across at the clock now.

shot 11:

close up of the clock ticking

shot 12:

the door is shown again this time the shrimp enters head down. the camera moves back with with him until the bulls friend can be seen behind him. the bulls friend then closes the door causing the shrimp to look up.

shot 13:

low angled close up of the bull slowly standing placing the cigaret in his mouth as he dose so.

shot 14:

an establishing shot showing the bull and his friends form a triangle around the shrimp.

shot 15:

high angled shot of the shrimp looking up at the bull.

shot 16:

this is a western shot of the bulls hand forming a fist cracking his knuckles as he dose so.

shot 17:

this is a western shot of the shrimps hand shaking.

shot 18:

close up of shrimp looking to the side

shot 19:

close up of the bulls friend smirking.

shot 20:

extreme close of shrimps eyes looking to the other side.

shot 21:

close up of other friend

shot 22: extreme close up of the bull narrowing his eyes half smirking half pure evil

shot 23:

extreme close up shrimps eyes darting from person to person fearfully.

shot 24:

wide shot of the bull and friends closing in.

shot 25 – 28

quick changing close ups of each person to paper folding sound effects.

shot 29:

origami showdown (bull then shrimp.)

shot 30:

walk out putting on shades and extinguishing the bulls cigarette smugly.

 

Reduced alternative version for a shorter edit if necessary (less shots):

shot 1:

the first shot was an establishing shot of the college canteen of the bull and friends in the canteen shooing people off a table

shot 2:

the fourth shot is a low angle medium shot of the bull rolling a cigarette whilst waiting for something.

shot 3:

this shot is a long shot of the door.

shot 4:

the is is an extreme close up of the bulls eyes which will move from the door to the clock.

shot 5:

this is a wide shot showing the clock from a slight distance ticking away

shot 6:

this shot is a medium shot of the bull who looks back towards his friends leans forward giving a nod and his friends can be seen getting up at the edge of the shot and walking away.

shot 7:

this is another long shot of the door showing that they are still waiting.

shot 8:

extreme close up of the bulls eyes looking anxiously across at the clock now.

shot 9:

close up of the clock ticking

shot 10:

the door is shown again this time the shrimp enters head down. the camera moves back with with him until the bulls friend can be seen behind him. the bulls friend then closes the door causing the shrimp to look up.

shot 11:

low angled close up of the bull slowly standing placing the cigaret in his mouth as he dose so.

shot 12:

an establishing shot showing the bull and his friends form a triangle around the shrimp.

shot 13:

high angled shot of the shrimp looking up at the bull.

shot 14:

this is a western shot of the bulls hand forming a fist cracking his knuckles as he dose so.

shot 15:

this is a western shot of the shrimps hand shaking.

shot 16:

close up of shrimp looking to the side

shot 17:

close up of the bulls friend smirking.

shot 18:

extreme close of shrimps eyes looking to the other side.

shot 19:

close up of other friend

shot 20: extreme close up of the bull narrowing his eyes half smirking half pure evil

shot 21:

extreme close up shrimps eyes darting from person to person fearfully.

shot 22:

wide shot of the bull and friends closing in.

shot 23 – 26

quick changing close ups of each person to paper folding sound effects.

shot 27:

origami showdown (bull then shrimp.)

shot 28:

walk out putting on shades and extinguishing the bulls cigarette smugly.

About kitjaytaylor

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One Response to Shootout: Our plan – The Bull And The Shrimp

  1. kendalcollegefilm says:

    OK—much better, tighter story. I still think you have way too many shots, and could tighten this up significantly. For example, If you start with either Shrimp or Bull already in the canteen, you jump directly into their stand-off when the other one enters; that saves you about ten shots in one go, and makes just as much of the classic Western shootout—without needing loads of extras to organise and direct. Keep it simple Kit!

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