23/03/2012

Editing 06/Second Draft Filming

We finished our first draft on Tuesday/Thursday! We recorded the music which was to be played over the first scene in our film and we also tried to colour correct the parts with Sarah in to make it look a bit less yellow toned. We weren't entirely sure how to colour correct, but we gave it a shot anyway; Hopefully we will have learned by the time it comes to editing together our second draft... Is it really sad if I watch some YouTube videos on how to do it? Maybe I'll be able to learn some other helpful things too, as we're planning on doing some editing which may/may not be really challenging for us seeing as we are not ~MAC PROS~.


This is the clip, if you could leave a comment telling us what you think of it either on here or on the comment section of the video it would be GREATLY appreciated.





We've already thought of some improvements that need to be made in our second draft, such as: Having the opening credits appear on screen in time with the music, to use colour correct more effectively, to build on my character more and to inform the viewer of the narrative.


We also want to change a few shots, such as the pentagram shot, as looking back on it, we think that the camera angle could have been slightly more interesting. As well as this, we'd like to make the production company and studio company logos more interesting and appropriate for the film, and we're also thinking about thinking of a more appropriate name for the film. We decided on 'Esther' at first, as that is what Hannah's character is called (because Esther means 'secret' or 'hidden', which is appropriate because she is a figment of my character's imagination) and she is the 'cause' of the film. We did like the name at first, but when the class watched it, a lot of people asked us 'what an Esther was', so we thought that we should probably change it to something they would understand.


Today Hannah and Sarah came to mine to film part of our second draft. It went well, and we think we have established the narrative and my character more effectively this time around. We're filming again on Sunday so I'll do a blog post on that when I'm get home.


I LEARNT A VALUABLE LESSON TODAY: DON'T EVER PUT CRUSHED UP RED LIPSTICK ON YOUR HANDS TO SYMBOLISE 'BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS' WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF RED FOOD COLOURING TO MAKE FAKE BLOOD, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T COME OFF AND YOU HAVE TO POUR GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF WHITE SPIRIT (at least 10 miles away from any open flames, of course..) ALL OVER YOUR HANDS TO GET IT OFF.

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