The Grange Players are a theater group that write and perform their own plays to a local audience at the Grange Hall based in Southam, Warwickshire. I was invited to record a live performance, and on a second occasion to record rehearsals leading up to a show.
The live performance was a comedy set at a New Year’s Eve Party where a the most nefarious group of characters gather and all become suspects to a murder that takes place later in the night. It was to be recorded from two angles to document the performance and be edited at a later date. My own role was to operate the camera from the second angle, being was a static shot from the right wing of the hall.
The rehearsal sessions were for one of their upcoming shows called The Heist, consisting of a number of comedy sketches exhibiting a dry and dramatic humor. This time the performance was shot from three angles. I operating the camera from straight on and was allowed more flexibility with the shot.