What exactly are the rules for these 5 Day Features. It certainly seems that animated opening sequences are exempt! ;D Okay, so that's part of post-production, so that's allowed..... but,
..what about additional shoots to finish the film! Olivia Colman was genuinely pregnant in the film, and later in the film her son Finn appears.... and he must be a couple of months old going by the size.. haha.
I'm pretty sure that Olivia Colman didn't give birth within the 5 day shoot, and I'm doubly sure that Finn didn't age a couple of months within the 5 day shoot either!
Hmmmm..... so how strict will this 5 day rule be for everyone else?
From what I've gathered from the interviews and Q&As you must record your film over a five day period. I remember Shane saying you can rehearse as much as you want but when you switch the camera on then the count down has begun.
As far as post production goes it appears you can take as long as you want. Editing, choosing the score, animated titles... ;D Which means you could add special effects if you so desired.
How you prove that you've filmed only over five days I don't know. One thought I've had is that, if you want, you could film your five day film over and over again until you think it's perfect then present that final five day film to WARP. Which would have been filmed over a five day period.
Shane has revealed that they initially shot LD&S over four days and deliberately left themselves the fifth day free for pick-ups. They've advised other film makers to do this. This fifth day was shot about five months after that initial shoot. I actually remember Shane posting a message on Paddy's forum a while back asking him if he wanted to shoot some extra scenes in a hospital for the birth. So theoretically you could shoot your film one day a year for five years. I think Mark or Shane actually joked about this at one QA.
The scenes where Donk pours his heart out to a turbaned Scorz in the Bambi, drives back to Notts and meets Finn for the first time are the fifth day shots. Now I know this I think that these scenes have a different feel to them than the earlier scenes. One slight difference is that Shane and Dean Rogers aren't as visible as before.