I was asked by the producer of a student film to shoot some more “behind-the-scenes” photos during production. The movie, “In Search of Noelle,” was Alexa Wint’s senior thesis project for her major at Flagler College.
Shot using Canon EOS 60D
The filming of “In Search for Noelle” has stretched over a period of three months, sometimes with the crew filming into the late hours of the night.
Each scene is shot from roughly four or five different angles, which causes the actors to have to repeat their lines hundreds of times in a span of a few hours.
Brittany Groy, a Junior studying communications and theater at Flagler College, is one of the lead actresses in the student film. She plays a character named Willow who lost her father at an early age and wears his ashes around her neck.
Color charts are used to help color grade the movie during the editing process.
“Everything really does look better on camera, it blows my mind,” said Groy.
“Try to flirt with her a little Chase! Don’t be afraid to get closer to her, c’mon!” Director Alexa Wint called out suggestions to the other lead actor when shooting the outdoor scene.
The crew spends time in between takes joking around with each other and practicing their lines.
Joshua Noel, the producer for In Search of Noelle, and Alexa Wint, the director of the film, pose with Groy in between takes. Both Noel and Wint are working together on each other’s student films and have Groy acting in both.
Dusty Winters is pictured managing the audio for Wint’s film. Wint called her the “audio master.”
In Search of Noelle is Wint’s senior thesis project. Wint stated that she wanted to try and get her film shown at the local Corazon theatre or the Gamache-Koger theatre on campus for a public showing once her film is finished.
Noel and Wint have to be very meticulous about analyzing each take, making sure the focus and lighting is perfect. This results in the crew having to re-shoot each scene multiple times because the smallest mess up could be extremely noticeable in the final product.
The whole crew of In Search of Noelle poses for a group picture after their last scene of the movie was shot, wrapping up the filming process and beginning the post production editing.
Noel pauses from his producing to take a picture of Groy and I during the filming process.