Shot Reverse Shot
This is our shot reverse shot. This
was originally a pan around 180
degrees, but during editing we cut the
clip to create a shot reverse shot.
The pan would have taken a long
time and distracted from the
atmosphere that we were trying
180 degree rule
The 180 degree rule is followed in this
scene. We filmed this in turn so could
not have each others’ shoulders in the
shot as we would have liked as it was
only Aisling and I present.
This would have been a more
obvious shot if we had both been in
the shot at the same time, with our
shoulders in the foreground.
This scene is quite effective as it
also boarders on being a shot
Match on Action
This is our match on action.
This works well as you can see me open
the door of the bathroom from outside
However, my scarves change and so
does my hair within the shots, so to
improve we should ensure that I wear
the same thing for all filming in our next
film. Also, we could have an angle
just showing my hand opening the door
to make the shot more interesting and
Throughout the film, I noticed that in different scenes I am wearing different scarves,
and my hair also changes between scenes. This was bound to happen because we
filmed over a few days, but it doesn’t flow very well with regards to continuity.
The angles we filmed at weren’t very interesting. They all seem to be at eye level, there
aren’t any high or low angles.
We didn’t use a very big variety of shots and angles. This makes the overall viewing
experience quite dull, which is the opposite of what we aimed for.
We spent a lot of time planning things that never went into the final edit, which obviously
wasted our time which we could’ve spent filming better angles etc.
The story line of the hatred between Aisling and Maddie wasn’t obvious as we didn’t get
enough time to include our character introduction scenes which outlined their bad
relationship, so the storyline doesn’t entirely make sense in places.
Considering we only had 1 hour where all three of us were present to
film together, the final film isn’t too terrible.
We included all 3 of the continuity shots that we’ve been focusing on.
The sound effects in the background which we put in during editing
work well with the shots that they play behind.
Overall the film isn’t too bad as the different shots flow together well.
I particularly like the establishing shot of the sign and the edited school
bell in the background, this works well and establishes the scene
To improve for next time:
We should have costumes so that we don’t have different clothes in
different scenes as in the preliminary.
We should use a variety of angles within the film to make it more
interesting and to add to the atmosphere of the film.
We need to focus more on the script and what we are saying within the
film, as in the preliminary we only decided our speech when we came to
film the scene.
There needs to be a short introduction of characters at the beginning, to
set the storyline and to help the audience understand the context of the
More props should be used to further make the film more interesting.