Thursday, 10 May 2012

final evaluation podcast

This is a podcast of me and taylor's evaluation in which we answered 4 questions regarding the quality of what we have achieved in our overall A2 project and we also looked at the process of designing and creating our film in which there were many things we had to consider in making the entire project.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Raincoat killer 5 minute film

The Raincoat Killer from Taylor Allbut on Vimeo.

This is our final piece, of our a2 project in which we created a short film, approximately five minutes, this was a challenge as we recognised some factors were a problem such as the level of lighting in some scenes, how it was difficult in order to level these out as some scenes were shot in the day light and so at night. Overall i feel our film is good but i can see room for slight improvements, the storyline may seem unclear and i feel more dialogue would have helped this. However it was not a bad first effort and it provided me with more knowledge about lighting, camera angles and mise en scene and why they are so important.

The short film industry

A short film is any film that is not considered to be a feature film, short films can be professional or amateur productions. Short films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals. they are often made by independent filmmakers for non profit, either with a low budget, or no budget at all, and in rare cases big budgets. Short films are usually funded by film grants, non profit organizations, sponsor, or out of pocket funds.

Why short films might be created.
These films are often created by individual filmmakers to prove their talent in order to gain funding for future films from private investors, entertainment companies, or film studios. Short films qualify for academy awards if screened in Los Angeles.
They are a method of showing off certain skills in creating films, and also a chance to create a story with a message, a clear beginning and end.

what to watch out for when creating a short film
Copyright infringement, you must gain permission to represent someone in real life, you must also be legally funded. Also if your film has a distributor, you must be clear on who exactly owns the film. Here i wrote about some of the background about short film industry as this greatly affected us as we also created a short film, by finding out more about short films and how they are posted, it gave me more background knowledge and helped me to create my film.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Ready to mark....?

Hi Craig,

I'm about to start marking - are you confident this is as good as it can be?

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Picture camera

This is the camera in which we used to take pictures when showing our thought processes when creating our A2 project. In using this camera it made it easy to upload photos and the quality of each photo was up to standard.

Video camera

This is the video camera we used for recording our short film, it was easily transportable and was of high enough quality, i felt it was effective and easy to use. Uploading our footage was easy, however if we had used a higher quality camera we may have been able to reduce the glare from some of the lights within our film, however i feel this didn't affect our overall film too greatly.

This is me and Taylor's evaluation of our 5 minute A2 film named "The Raincoat Killer". Within our evaluation we have answered 4 questions, analyzing the technical aspects of our film and the process of creating it. We then recorded our evaluation and will upload it so we can then play it back. Our evaluation has helped us summarize the good points of our film and the areas that need to be improved on. We also reflected on our research and planning stage and by doing this we can identify any problematic areas and any wrong turns we may have made which later have developed into recognizable mistakes, e.g. choosing genre or plot perhaps.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Interaction and feedback

This is a print screen of some of the feedback We received for our A2 project, (short film). We uploaded our film onto the internet (Facebook) and this allowed friends etc to view it and say what they like or dislike about our film. By interacting with our target audience it allows us to get a better idea of what certain conventions to include in our film that worked well. And what areas may have not been so effective. Ultimately we must know what some of our audience think about our film as it is purposely aimed at them and by gaining specific feedback we can then tweak certain elements where neccessary.

This is a document created by me and taylor, in which we planned the 10 shots we will include within our storyboard, which we would then be presenting to the class. We were also aware we needed to use shots that could tell a story, and were easy to explain in a single caption. however we did not want to reveal too much of the story-line. by planning our shots it also saved time as we knew exactly what and where we need to go and what type of shot we will be using in each and every shot.