Monday, 2 May 2011

My role within the group

Initially we shared the roles between us, i was in charge of filming and editing and the girls took the other parts like costume, setting, producing and directing. I filmed and pieced together the first edit with input from the girls with what parts they liked the best. When we came to re-filming parts of our first cut, again i filmed and the girls gave input as to where they thought shots would look best.
As filming progressed and we were running short of time i showed Camilla the basics of cutting and piecing together the footage incase she wanted to come and edit some in her free time. As unable to make a filming date Bex and Camilla went out and filmed the bike scene again as this was one of our weaker areas.   They came back with some really nice footage which i put together and added onto the rest of our opening sequence.
As we couldn't quite make up our minds about what titles we liked the best we each took it in turns to edit and create titles. After producing a design for the main title for our film that i thought worked really well we focused on the other smaller titles. Bex, Camilla and yas worked on these producing ones with colour and then ones without. They chose the ones they thought best and added them into our opening sequence.
I was absent for a double lesson in which Camilla changed around the titles after recieving some feedback. She shortened the titles and changed the transitions to something more interesting. She also changed the title design and moved it to the end of the opening sequence, this acted as a closure.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

7. Looking back at the preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

We haven't needed to use any of the preliminary task yet- apart from the opening of a door- as our opening sequence hasn't required any of it. If we were to continue with our film, they would more than likely pop up. Being a Chick Flick there would be conversations and differences between characters in which the shot/ reverse shot would be perfect for. We do not need these shots in out opening sequence as the character doesn't come into contact with other characters.

We have however, used the match on action when opening the door, falling down the stairs and opening the curtains. Although these can be quite tricky to match, the final outcome is very effective.

I have learnt about the 180 rule that applies when two characters are having a conversation. It states the two characters or elements in the same scene must have the same left/right relationship to each other. for example, if the camera crosses the imaginary line it becomes a reverse angle and the scene looks odd.