Have you seen the French ´91 film “Delicatessen”? Well if not, this might inspire you to do so. For filmclass we got the assignment to create a remake of the opening sequence from the film. The goal was to create a film that matches up when you play original and remake next to each other. The important lesson here was to learn about narrative and working with angles, so we could decide for ourselves if we wanted to change the plot – or try matching it fully. My group decided that we’ll pay good attention to camerawork and timing, but changing the plot up a bit.
To set things in motion we began watching the sequence while noting the ammount of clips, durations, cameramovements and angles. Next we came up with our story. The key was to replace the knife (electricity) and the garbage (bodyparts) with something else .
By doing this we altered the story a bit but still kept it close. We made a storyboard, shotlist and proplist. Set up the location (Gåsebäck, Helsingborg), props, tech and costumes.
We began shooting at 10.00 on a rainy Wednesdayand around 17.30 we had all our shots on the drive. We didn’t have too much time for this project so by getting all the shots in one day, we had some extra time for editing, grading, titles and soundwork. If this would have been some sort of final project we would have spent days shooting to match up movements even closer, but we’re still thrilled about how this came out.
I put the original clip we used in the bottom left corner of our film so that you can see where we put our energy. The audio is a mix of setsounds (about three of them), our own foleyrecordings and random bits from freesound.org.