FILM-Y consists of a recording studio - a real car with background projection, and two editing stations where you work with both video and sound tracks.
The FILM-Y studio is similar to one of the studios located in Cinemateket at DFI Copenhagen.
The set consists of a car – a Morris Minor – which is placed in front of a back projection screen. The car is equipped with microphones that make it possible to record dialogue during the shooting.
The film crew can choose between four different films for the back projection screen. This means that there are four different predefined settings. All four back projection films can be seen below.
For each back projection film additional film material is accessable in the editing computer. This material makes it possible to create variation and to work with e.g. continuity editing.
Watch Background Films
CAR CHASE (1:14 min.)
Car Chase suggests a a classic crime film. The format is black and white. Bad guys in suits are pursuing our heroes in a Jaguar. Elements to work with in editing are continuity cutting, dramatic sound effects and suspense music.
A Drive Down the Coast (1:59 min.)
A Drive Down the Coast is a road movie that lets the team create its own story and dialogue. The scenario, a quiet drive on a busy road, is a good opportunity for the team to work with character drama, hierarchy and turning points.
AIRBORNE (0:50 min.)
Airborne suggests a fantasy story – for instance, inspired by the Harry Potter universe – as the car flies over a mountainous landscape. An editing challenge could be to set a mood in terms of sound and images.
THE UGLY DUCKLING (1:51 min.)
The Ugly Duckling is an animated background film implies a frantic action sequence in a cartoon universe. Pursued by pistol-wielding ducks at breakneck speed, the car does somersaults and finally takes flight, leaving the ducks in the dust. There are numerous options for cutting away – to close-ups of the pursuers, for instance.