DAY 7 : Saturday
17 May 2003
Leave London Gatwick. Arrive Havana.
Check into accommodation.
DAY 8 : Sunday 18 May
Orientation: Small Groups / pairs ‘scouting’
for suitable locations with cameras. Exploring Havana;
gaining inspiration. Discovering possibilities / limitations
of original script.
Arranging interviews with local academics, ministers, spokespeople,
etc; (It should be possible to pre-arrange some interviews
from the UK. Nigel has connections)
DAY 9 : Monday
‘Master Classes’ / Seminars with Cuban Director
/ Cuban cinematographer.
Cinema in the Revolution
Throughout the time in Cuba, Scott will be routinely checking
footage and advising all the filmmakers. This is to ensure
that he spends an equal amount of time on location with
each production group.
DAY 10 : Tuesday
Location filming around Havana.
Divide again into production teams (+ guide/interpreter).
Within each group all members will take turns assuming different
production roles throughout the holiday, such as director,
camera, lighting, sound and presenter. Part of the learning
process of filmmaking is the skill of effective team work
(no one person can make a good movie entirely their own).
Filming establishing shots around Havana; Buildings,
street life, poignant images associated with chosen topic
and/or story angle. Further locations, interviews, around
Havana; people and places, e.g. music studios, live music
venues, record / music shops, street life.
Evening lecture by a local guest speaker regarding Cuban
music and/or culture.
Each Production team will also be assigned an individual
guide/interpreter from Tuesday 20th-Friday23rd.
DAY 11 : Wednesday 21 May
Jeeps are hired for five days for each of the four production
Filming around Havana. Visiting sites of interest. Conducting
initial interviews with academic and/or other authorities
relevant to your film.
DAY 12 : Thursday
Filming in Havana and surrounding area. Conducting more
interviews with relevant people. Gathering activity footage;
e.g. musicians jamming, dancers, relevant to your chosen
Also filming in evening; e.g. live band / dancing.
DAY 13 : Friday 23 May
Filming in Countryside
around Havana. Gaining atmospheric shots of non-urban
Cuba. Cubans going about their daily business.
Group BBQ in evening.