Becky DoyleI have put together a rough edit for my short film Two Idiots and a Lady, and posted it on my channelon YouTube. At the moment it is not finished because we still have one more scene to film, whichwill take hopefully one more day of filming. Watching the rough edit back it’s clear to see that ourgroup needs to do some reshoots of a few shots because of the lighting, exposure or irrelevantthings in shots such as bags and coats. In the opening scene, we see Jenny and George walking downthe path, but it is out of focus and therefore needs a reshoot.You can see where the trees begin at the back and they are really blurred, so when we go to reshootthis, myself as the person who is operating the camera, needs to check the controls and settings onthe camera to ensure this doesn’t happen again. I also need to add length to the edit as right now itis relatively short for a short film, and would be miles better if it was longer. I think based on our genre; it’s hard for us not to have a very short film, because although we haveused a hell of a lot of shots, we have to edit them so they are quick and not too long winded. So weare at a disadvantage in that respect. I also noticed the lack of continuity that takes place and in thefinal edit ill correct this as best as I can. To see how they would look, I have already added somevideo transitions to smooth out the end of some shots so it can smoothly open the next. It looksreally good and it is very likely that I am going to keep these transitions in there when creating myfinal edit of the film. On these print screens, you can see how the transition smoothly changes tothe next shot by covering the jump there was. It fades to black, then fades out in the shot and it alsocreate the look that time has passed or as if they are ‘Well meanwhile…’, and I think it works reallywell.
Becky DoyleOn the timeline where all my shots are, this is what the transition looks like when placed at the endof a shot. As well as needing to edit the rest of the film together once it is filmed, the final edit willbe a transformed piece of work. I am going to be adding aging effects to it and also making it blackand white to really represent the 1920’s and 1930’s sort of look. Aging effects will include contrast, agrainy effect and flickering film would also work great. If you think it doesn’t look that good now it’sbecause it doesn’t have the finishing touches of the effects. I decided that I would do some practiceof putting the effects on to my film. I had to get Chris the media technician to help me as hespecialises in the Adobe After Effects program. I actually found it really easy to add them when Chriswas showing me through the steps and I now feel confident when it comes to my final edit, addingthe effect.