Elephant dialogues are based on a manual on How to Be A Camera!
Warm-up the battery:
CLOSE-UP: Work with one person. Be in a short distance to him/ her so you only see one part of their body
FULL FRAME: Repeat action 1, but this time keep a distance to the subject so you see the full body.
DISSOLVE: place your index finger in front ofyour eyes. Move the finger slowly towards your eyes.
FADE TO BLACK: Close your eyes gradually.
HIGH CAMERA ANGLE: A camera angle which looks down on its
subject making it look small, weak or unimportant.
JUMP CUT: A rapid, jerky transition from one frame to the next, either disrupting the flow of time or movement within a scene or making an abrupt transition from one scene to another.
LOW CAMERA ANGLE: Sit like a frog and look up
PAN: Stand straight and make a turn from left to right with your entire body
TILT: Use your body as a tripod your eyes moves from down to up
ZOOM: Move your head back and forth
Shot 1 FULL FRAME on the closed metal door people talking/ flushing of toilet / someone giving instructions
Shot 2 door opens, ZOOM IN on door handle SLOW TRAVELLING through dark room / lights turn on ventilation system door no 2. opens / FAST PAN 180o
Shot 3 PAN back and enter dark room slowly, take the first to your right scary music open first door on your left
Shot 4 FULL FRAME of two elevator doors / camera is undecided and SHIFT FOCUS between the two / chose the right one / FADE TO BLACK Inside of elevator, ZOOM IN on hand pressing 2. Etage k
Scene 2: The Dragon in the Chimney Shot 5 TILT: to top of chimneys wind in trees and sound of street
Shot 6 move across the street following the white lines on the pavement Follow the narrow path around the building
Shot 7 TILT: to see the black pedestrian bridge and the wind in the pine tree wind in trees
Shot 8 TILT: up the chimney / ZOOM IN on dragon nostrils sound of drafted beer/ sound of huge burp steam comes out of dragon’s nostrils
Scene 3: The Golden PlatesShot 9 Park in different parking spots – PAN 90o FULL FRAME on red building with golden plates a combination of the hum of idling interlock motors in aged movie projectors and interference caused by a television set on an unshielded microphone ZOOM IN on one golden plate UFO landing communicate while looking at a golden plate, a vision of the past to the future
Shot 10 TRAVELLING fast 90o to the right – FULL FRAME of empty glass box shattered glass, slow motion circle 360o around glass box
Scene 4: Elephant Encounter
Shot 11 travelling towards the end of the road full frame on elephants ZOOM IN on elephant eyes elephant dialogue
Shot 12 under the archways, slow TRAVELLING towards brick wall approach red brick wall until it looks like a map
Shot 13 without turning around, move back under the archways Rewinding
Shot 14 from the parking spot next to the arcades, move towards the park shout to the tower time passing
Shot 15 On the playground: JUMP CUT to HIGH ANGLE VIEW through megaphone ZOOM IN and OUT of the megaphone frantically The song DISSOLVE
Shot 16 lay down on one of the three hills, FADE IN into open sky silence slow FADE OUT