Shot List

Below is my shot list of the song Shelter by Birdy:

PROLOGUE

0:00-0:20 – SHOT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR & FIVE (one for each change)

  • No lyrics at this time

Shot of camera following behind main protagonist (female, young, casual clothing) IN EDIT = blended edits, smooth transitions – nothing jumpy

VERSE ONE

SHOT SIX

  • Inside room  (stand in centre)

0:21-0:28 – Protagonist looking directly into camera [black box studio]

SHOT SEVEN

  • Progressing through the scenery

0:28-0:34 – She must have been about 17 going on 18

SHOT EIGHT

  • Close up of protagonists eyes

0:35-0:40

SHOT NINE

  • Turns back to look at camera

0:40-0:44

SHOT TEN

  • Close up of protagonist (non-direct address)

0:45-0:50

CHORUS ONE

SHOT ELEVEN

  • Flashback of protagonist happy

0:50-0:55

SHOT TWELVE

  • Mid close up of protagonist in open spaced surroundings

0:55-1.00

SHOT THIRTEEN

  • Flashback to memory

1:01-1.06

SHOT FOURTEEN

  • Protagonist continues to walk through open spaced surroundings

1:06-1.10

SHOT FIFTEEN

  • Protagonist running fast through [would appear to be running from memories]

1:11-1:17 – ‘Can I make it better with the lights turned on’

INSTRUMENTAL

1.17-1:30 – (NO LYRICS)

SHOT SIXTEEN

  • No lyrics at this time
  • Shot of camera following behind a protagonist

VERSE TWO

SHOT SEVENTEEN

  • [Darker surroundings] – protagonist breaks fourth wall looking directly into camera

1:31-1:35 – She was more diazepam, trams, tans and spreadsheets

SHOT EIGHTEEN

  • Protagonist flashback

1:36-1:40

SHOT NINETEEN

  • Close up of protagonist reflecting

1:41-1:43

SHOT TWENTY

  • Protagonist jumps over gate

1:44-1:50 – ‘I still want to drown’

SHOT TWENTY-ONE

  • Shot of protagonist screaming

1:51-1:56 – ‘Whenever you leave’

SHOT TWENTY-TWO

  • Mid close up protagonist looking directly into camera

1:57-2:00

SHOT TWENTY-THREE

  • NEW LOCATION; open spaced wooded area
  • Clearly alone, empty area; no one else around
  • Protagonist distressed

2:01-2:06 – ‘And I’ll cross oceans like never before’

SHOT TWENTY-FOUR

  • Continued location; protagonist eyes close up

2:07-2:11

SHOT TWENTY-FIVE

  • Full body shot of Tom in studio, casual (non-direct address)

2:11-2:17

SHOT TWENTY-SIX

  • SLOW MOTION pan of the mise-en-scene

2:18-2:25

SHOT TWENTY-SEVEN

  • Protagonist running

2:26-2:30

CHORUS TWO

SHOT TWENTY-EIGHT

  • Flashback of protagonist happy

2:31-2:35

SHOT TWENTY-NINE

  • Mid close up of protagonist in open spaced surroundings

2:36-2:40

SHOT THIRTY

  • Flashback to memory

2:41-2:46

SHOT THIRTY-ONE

  • Protagonist continues to walk through open spaced surroundings

2:47-2:53

SHOT THIRTY-TWO

  • Protagonist running fast through [would appear to be running from memories]

2:54-3.00 – ‘Can I make it better with the lights turned on’

INSTRUMENTAL

3.01-3.15 – (NO LYRICS)

SHOT THIRTY-THREE

  • No lyrics at this time
  • Shot of camera following behind a protagonist
  • Dark surroundings in contrast to previous light

SHOT THIRTY-FOUR – LAST SHOT

  • Protagonist looks directly into camera and smiles

3.16-3.20

END OF SONG

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