By Freddie Durham
Looking back at your preliminary task,
what do you feel you have learnt in the
progression from it to the full product?
I feel that I have learnt a lot from the prelim task in the editing. I feel that we have
edited the final production much more professionally throughout the production.
In the prelim task we did not really edit the video to a good standard we just
edited a few scenes at the begging of writing that we got inspired by boyz in da
hood and added a song into the begging scene of the character walking. However
in the final task we editing music into the majority of the video, also we added
title scenes into the final piece.
The uses of equipment was different from our prelim task compared to our final
piece. It was different compared o our final piece because for the prelim task we
only used one prop which was a telephone. However in the final production we
used different props. We used a joy gun which we painted black, we also used a
car which Sam's mum drove in the chase scene. Also we used on camera and one
tripod in the prelim task. however in the final task we used two cameras and two
I believe that we have learnt from the preliminary task in the camera perspective is quality
and angles of shots. importance of keeping the shots steady at all-time when it needed. This
is important because it can make a shot look rushed and not done to a high standard. So we
made sure for every shot that we could that we used a tripod for the majority of the shots. In
the preliminary task the shots looked rushed. They looked rushed because every shot was
instead. You could see when you was watching the preliminary task that the majority of the
shots were not steady. So when we came to do the Poscig we made sure that every shot we
did we made it as steady as we could. Were do this by taking time and care with the shots we
also used tripods for every shot.in the preliminary task we did not use many different angles
and different type of shots. This was a weakness so when we came to do our Poscig we
focused on correcting our error.
From the preliminary task I believe we have learnt the importance to keep
consistency with costumes throughout our work. We learnt this from the task
because there was a point where I was wearing different items of clothing in one
scene then the following scene I was wearing a different item of clothing, each
scene is only seconds apart so for a viewer it would be very obvious. So in Poscig
we made sure that we wore the same items of clothing consistently through every
scene. This is a important point because it could ruin the whole production, also it
could confuse the audience. So we made sure that the costumes staied the same.
From the preliminary task I learned that using
appropriate facial expressions was imperative to
create a sense of realism to the situation. We
learnt this through our mistakes as we didn’t take
into consideration how important it was to
incorporate good acting skills. However when we
filmed Poscig we took all of this in to
consideration and concentrated on our facial
expressions. This helped to achieve a more
dramatic film opening.
In the preliminary task we struggled to find
appropriate music for the message that we was
trying to deliver. We found a song that sounded ok
for the scene that we was showing. However the
music had the opposite message compared to the
task. So we learnt from this error in poscig. The
music that we chose for poscig was appropriate
because it was upbeat giving off a fast, action packed
scene which fitted our chase scene in poscig.