Friday, 8 April 2011

Evaluation Q8 Part 1 (Wrong way around)

Evaluation Q8 Part 2

 Before I started this course, it was rare for me to pick up a video camera and film people or surroundings. Since then I believe I am reformed into a recording addict. During this time the road hasn't been easy and i will try to discuss all which went wrong.

 I believe as a group we did well in the limited time we had. We left our planning for our final edit to the last minute which wasn't as detrimental to our outcome as I thought. However, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't have left it. We could have made more ideas to make our opening title sequence even more better and slightly rearrange the concept.

Due to limited equipment there was not much we can do in the time we had been allotted.

Camera Movements

The first two video we had done was mainly shot as a group effort. Each time I started to tell who's best at shooting. Natalie was great because she had the steadiest hand out of all of us. Jazzine was great with organising the order in which things went and livetype. Emily was the most enthusiastic out of all of us being in front of the camera. I don't believe I was great at things but when it came to uploading and trying to find errors and ideas I was your girl. 

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Evaluation Q8 - Progression

Below is video blog about how I feel I've progressed, and below that is a presentation linked to what's being said.


Throughout my time working on my preliminary task, I believe I have made an immense improvement in terms of camera shots, editing, sound and titles in numerous ways.

Firstly, before we began any filming, we needed to plan how, what and where to film. For the preliminary task, we only had one lesson to complete everything therefore we did not spend enough time planning as the majority of the time was used to film and edit. We only planned how we would film the match cut of Vanessa opening the door therefore the match cut scene was filmed perfectly. However, the shots filmed afterwards were not up to scratch as the ideas used were just made up last minute. The scene where Vanessa enters the classroom closing the door behind her, there was a lot of space to her right and the same issue occurred in the two shot of me and Vanessa.

When we moved onto to editing, we used various shots for the match cut but simple shots for the rest. We had spent the majority of our time filming and editing therefore there was not enough time to add sound and titles. We did, however, manage to add in diegetic sounds to the footsteps and door opening. Overall, I think we could have done a much better job if we had more time.

All the mistakes and problems we faced when producing the preliminary task, we took on board to produce a successful thriller opening. We were very careful when filming a particular scene which we would then film again so we would have a back-up. We planned everything beforehand such as who will film/edit on which day. We would occasionally split up to work on both editing and filming at the same time. I believe that everything went very well when producing the thriller, the only problem we faced was the lack of time we had to produce it. This was due to the constant change of the storyline and ideas. Our previous ideas were complicated which would probably be last well over 2 minutes. Due to our organised planning, we had enough time to complete everything, we even added some trasitions between shots. We ended up completing the entire thriller the day before the deadline, we were all very pleased with the outcome. If we had not done the preliminary task beforehand then our final product would not have been in the state it is in now. However, I couldn't have done this without my amazing group: Emily, Jazzine and Vanessa!

EVALUATION QUESTION 8 - My progression

To show what i feel i have learnt in the progression from the preliminary task to the final film, i thought it would be effective to put this journey in the form of a video rather than write it out, as it what better illustrate it. 

Evaluation Q8 (0.5)

Fortunately in when we were asked to do a preliminary task we had the opportunity to do two. Here I will upload all Four of them in order  of the first to the last. First was the card swap which has no sound. Secondly, we uploaded the match cut preliminary film. Penultimately the rough cut of our film was up to be viewed. Before lastly having our final film uploaded.