I shot this clip for the titles sequence of the film Possession, using a Photec camera at 1500 frames per second. The camera shoots 16mm film and was designed for scientific purposes.
This is a scene we worked on in one of our workshops. It was written by Chris O’Reilly and performed by Chris and Kimberlee Connor. We filmed it simply, using master, over-the-shoulder and single shots. These shots are typically employed in our workshops as a means of preparing for on-camera acting in traditional productions. Built into the filming in the workshops and in Kim and Chris’ scene is a degree of improvisation around a text as well as a focus on continuity of action and intention. Apologies are in order for the funky music at the opening and closing. I couldn’t resist.