April 4, 2014
32 Maroland Road
Bromley , Kent
In reply to your question ‘ Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task ) ,
what do you feel you have learnt in the progression of it to full product.’ I feel that I have learnt a
lot since the first task we had for filming. The first thing I learnt was about the steadiness of the
shot and if the shot has been taken with wobble it will look bad when transferred onto the
computer and viewed on screen. The way I learnt reduce this was just the way of holding the
camera with one hand on the side and one had on the bottom and then to also have slow steady
breathing. The other technique I learnt completely erases the wobble and this is by using a tripod
for the still shots and then a tripod with a dolly for the shot that take either rotation or movement.
The next thing I feel that I have learnt over the course of planning in the importance of planning
and how If you don’t plan what you are thinking of filming and the people and equipment you will
need you may be missing something key that you need for filming for example and accessory like
hat , cane , cups… The way I found of sorting this problem is by making a small list of the things
that I will be needing when filming.
Another thing that I have learnt is how to use final cut pro x I s the process of editing and
putting a film together with precision and flow. The way that we learnt about using the software
was from watching videos on Youtube and also trial and error. Using this software became allot
And my final thing that I learnt from this process of time management. By this I mean the time
that is dedicated to filming , organizing and editing. We had slight issues with this to start with but
now we have sorted this by making a schedule of times that we were organizing , filming , editing
and then also presenting the product that we have made. All these things that have been learnt
by this process have been very beneficial.