Making a short film poem – step 2

February 19, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Welcome!

Those of you who read last week’s post will know that in my attempts to get writers to produce things, I have set a challenge to make a film poem in 3-4 weeks.

In that post, I set the challenge of creating a short poem that could be made into a storyboard and filmed. Obviously, not everyone is going to want to do this but those of you who are interested in moving from ‘poet’ to ‘producer’, today we learn how to fit your poem into a storyboard in readiness for filming it. That is the specific series of shots that will accompany the words of the poem. Below, you will find my poem ‘Back Road to Ballingeary’ to which I have now added photographs that I took in that area of SW Ireland last August.

[USEFUL TIP – when filming an area, make sure you also take a few photos to remind yourself where you were when five years later you can’t remember a thing]

[2nd USEFUL TIP – do consider PIXABAY as a site for resourcing images – basically you submit photos to them for others to use and in return, (for each one downloaded) you get to download that number of photos you like on their site for free. Later, as more of your photos are taken up, you can claim more]

[DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE – not sure where I got these from but download a storyboard grid (for sketching on) by clicking here]

Okay…

Back Road to Ballingeary

Behind the lake to Brigadoon

A place for sheltered lives

Ancient cottage, rustic farm

Stone slab bridge over simpering stream

And up the track to see the world

Gorgane Barra – shining like glass

© Bob Eckhard

and my storyboard …

 

Behind the lake to Brigadoon

 

 

 

 

 

A place for sheltered lives

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient cottage…

 

 

 

 

 

Rustic farm…

 

 

 

 

 

Stone slab bridge over simpering stream

 

 

 

 

 

And up the track …

 

 

 

 

 

…to see the world!

Gorgane Barra – shining like glass

 

 

 

 

Did you spot the Pixabay image? Answer in the comment section if you want : I’m not proud 🙂 Yes, you guessed it – although I climbed a short way up to film the lake,  I forgot to take photographs while there. (doh!)

Okay, feel free to post your poems and email me a link to where I might read them – if you have already put them into a storyboard,  again, send the link as I’d love to see them. All the best and…

Looking forward to the short! We move onto sound and moving image next week. Those of you interested in making a poem film over the next month, please find instructions to the creating a poem film challenge by clicking here

All the best

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