Friday, 8 April 2011

Question 8 learnt over the past few weeks on how to master the techniques and how to use livetext, finalcut pro and soundtrack pro.

Our prelim was was what was expected of us, a few basic angles such as reverse shots and cut-scenes and a basic soundtrack. This was because we had not managed to cover what we were going to learn about the programs of editing.

The angles of our prelim wasnt quite right as we left too much space above my head, this wasnt the right thing to do because a typical shot should have the character in three quarters of the frame. however it was only a few weeks into the media course, thus we didnt know how to film in a professional manner.

However in the final edit of shatter, we put all our skills together to create a masterpiece. Our final film included all our skills which we learnt. This means we added titles using livetext, sound using soundtrack pro and the cutscenes using final cut.

both our unskilled prelim and our skilled final film are below...see the difference for yourself!

Evaluation Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learned in the progression from it to the full product?

Our preliminary film was that not bad as we used the basic shot types, that we manages to use a couple of match cut shot and shot revere shot that was all, however we still needed to work on making them look a lot better as possible.

We needed to work on the framing of this shot, because the top of abid's head there is alot of space, which is not good in filming because it is hard for the audience to focus on the character. although this was our first time proper filming a  short clip it was quite not easy to do. :)

We used shot reverse shot to show the conversation between the two characters. although there is still alot of space in between the screen and the character but however we managed to used the camera position well in our final movie.

As you can see we have improved our camera position by placing the character and able to fit him in the screen. So there show a big improvement of our success.

We really liked the title of our film, as it was very clear and simple. However it stands out because it is so plain, and it is more traditional and quite formal. Furthermore in our Preliminary we did not use any title or text because we didn't have enough time to do it.

This Medium shot or Two shot of these character are there for a reason because it is for the audience to see the victim in a vulnerable situation and that he doesn't know it yet but the audience does. We thought that this would be slightly creepy, thus reinforcing the genre of our film.

The close up of the eyes is effective as it shows emotions and can make the film more scary, we decided on this because in our preliminary we missed it out therefore we wanted to improve and show the raw emotion of the character.

We wanted to have a the victim on the floor with the blood coming out of his mouth to present us with what is happening and it has more of a thrilling effect as it is quite mysterious. I took this idea from the movie "bloodsport 1988" on tv a couple of weeks before making this movie. It may not be a thriller, but it still worked to create suspense for the audience as we were unaware what was going to happen.

In this photo it show the character falling with blood coming out but we wanted to use a lot more blood to show more dramatic in our thriller. (This was bloodsport 1988)

Question 8

Evaluation Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learned in the progression from it to the full product?

Throughout the beggining of the Media course of filming I felt as if I learnt the basics of filming like shot reverse shot and high angle or low angle. As well as controlling the camera badly when it came to filming, when recording a production my hand used to shake whilst handling the camera, and I also believe that our ideas was also not that good to a standard we should of actually produced.

Below is our preliminary movie.

As the months progressed I began to learn new techniques I was able to add such techniques as sounds, tranistions, as well as a title sequence. Also my editing skill improved dramtically due to the fact that I began to use many softwares such as Soundtrack Pro, Livetype and Final  Cut Pro.

Below is our latest movie production.

As you can clearly see our latest movie is much more better compared to our preliminary movie, we used a wide range of shots as well as having a superb storyline compared to our preliminary as well as our handling of the camera improved.

Question 7

What have you learned about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

During this As Media Studies course we have used various different types of equipment, programs and forms of social media. 

For my media production we used a various type of softwares, such as Livetype, Soundtrack Pro and Final Cut Pro, all these softwares link to one another, such as importing sound from Soundtrack pro and then inserting words from Livetype and then importing all of them on to Final cut pro and then editing out the scenes we don't need or adding any possible transactions. 

We used a memory card to save our work on the memory card, we then inserted the memory card on to a USB and then stuck it on to a computer to continue editing our work. We also used a hardrive to save our work as well as to start the work.

Below is a montage of different equipments we used, this was done in Wordle.

Below is a montage of different electrical equipment we used to record our movie.

Below is a montage of different  softwares we used for our movie production.


Question 6 - Feedback on Wordle

Below is a image of words on Wordle, 'Nahid' came out the biggest as it was the most used word in the whole process.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Question 4 & 5

Our film can be promoted in various ways. The most popular video sharing site, YouTube, has helped platform low budget videos into the limelight. For example Fede Alvarez's Video which cost a mere $300 dollars to make, helped him earn a $30,000,000 contract with a major production company. This is just one of the major success stories which has been achieved by using free video sharing websites such as YouTube.

Furthermore, a very social network called Facebook is used by a very large amount of people, this means that anything posted up on Facebook, will be seen by many.

Our group decided to post up our video on both sites, in order to gain as much recognition as possible.

Our video on youtube...

The reaction our video got after we posted it up on Facebook...

Question 3

Who would be the audience for our media product?