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Looking back at your preliminary task, what have you learnt in the progression from that to the final product? :

Looking back at your preliminary task, what have you learnt in the progression from that to the final product?

When looking back at my preliminary task that I did at the beginning of this project, I feel that I have learnt and developed my skills in all aspects of media throughout the project, as the journey of creating my opening sequence to a thriller was completed. It is clear to say that my final piece was of a much higher standard than my preliminary task. I had no experience nor practice with the camera used in film making or the editing software adobe premier. I was extremely nervous and unconfident when it came to holding the camera and setting up the equipment because I thought I was going to drop the camera as I can sometimes be quite clumsy! At first, I thought that you just move the camera to where you want to film and once you have captured the footage it would look the same on the computer screen as it did on the small monitor on the camera. In my group for the preliminary task there was a boy who had experienced in directing and making movies, therefore he guided me in filming most of the footage. I was most interested in the filming rather than the editing thus I grasped on to what the buttons on the side of the camera would do, although I was rather shaky in filming a few shots. I had learnt that you cant switch the camera when someone is having a conversation with someone, you have to have filmed their piece first then the other person, and then cut between the two shots so there is a conversation between them, this is known as a shot reverse shot. However, I discovered there were specific rules when filming such as the 180 degree rule which I felt was vital that I learnt it for when I filmed our media product. :

When looking back at my preliminary task that I did at the beginning of this project, I feel that I have learnt and developed my skills in all aspects of media throughout the project, as the journey of creating my opening sequence to a thriller was completed. It is clear to say that my final piece was of a much higher standard than my preliminary task. I had no experience nor practice with the camera used in film making or the editing software adobe premier. I was extremely nervous and unconfident when it came to holding the camera and setting up the equipment because I thought I was going to drop the camera as I can sometimes be quite clumsy! At first, I thought that you just move the camera to where you want to film and once you have captured the footage it would look the same on the computer screen as it did on the small monitor on the camera. In my group for the preliminary task there was a boy who had experienced in directing and making movies, therefore he guided me in filming most of the footage. I was most interested in the filming rather than the editing thus I grasped on to what the buttons on the side of the camera would do, although I was rather shaky in filming a few shots. I had learnt that you cant switch the camera when someone is having a conversation with someone, you have to have filmed their piece first then the other person, and then cut between the two shots so there is a conversation between them, this is known as a shot reverse shot. However, I discovered there were specific rules when filming such as the 180 degree rule which I felt was vital that I learnt it for when I filmed our media product.

I also found, getting the match on action shots accurate quite difficult as I had to practice zooming in and zooming out. Although, when it came to filming my thriller I had used the skills learnt from that and did an extreme close up of the antagonists foot as I had to zoom in and out.:

I also found, getting the match on action shots accurate quite difficult as I had to practice zooming in and zooming out. Although, when it came to filming my thriller I had used the skills learnt from that and did an extreme close up of the antagonists foot as I had to zoom in and out. These two shots show a close up of Ella’s hand in the preliminary task in comparison to the shot of the antagonists foot of the thriller ‘Bluebell Cottage’. I had developed my skills in filming various shots and I am extremely pleased with the improvement I made when it came to filming.

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When filming the tracking shot of Ella’s feet when walking I found it really challenging as I walked backwards holding the camera. If I was to have filmed this shot again I would have used the dolly walking with the camera held it place tilting downwards to make it more stable and effective. As I found it tough to film this type of shot, when it came to filming Bluebell Cottage I borrowed a Go Pro camera from my uncle. A Go Pro is a small camera which you strap round your chest so when you walk you have the point of view from where your walking. I found this a more accurate and effective way instead of using the dolly. From the preliminary task I had very much improved my directing/filming skills. Tracking shot of feet. The Go Pro camera is used in Bluebell Cottage at 1:52. Below is a link where you can watch this http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =tFyvSwWRhH4

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Once we had finished filming we captured the footage on to the editing system and had realized that we didn’t adjust the lighting on the camera which was not ideal as the shots did not look as real as we would have liked it to have been. As well as this, we found it challenging to do the white balance. So, when it came to filming our media project, we spent extra time and care on the lighting of each shot. Here is an image of the lighting used in a poor way. The other image is a shot of the antagonist eating a piece of meat. It took time and effort in creating the sharp lighting from the nose and mouth therefore I feel that we had improved vast amounts in the lighting aspect of our project.

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When it came down to the editing, during the preliminary task I didn’t enjoy editing this at all and I felt that I didn’t contribute as much to the editing as I did during the editing of our thriller. I think this was because I wasn’t that good at editing during the beginning and I am the sort of person that if I get something wrong first time then I instantly have a negative attitude towards it. However, I thought that I was not as interested in editing the preliminary task as there was no actual story line or plot therefore I wasn’t as motivated as I was during the project. Since the first task, my editing skills are more refined in the sense that I can link footage together, increase the speed and motion of shots, change the opacity and insert the correct transitions in order for continuity and for our plot to be logical. Where as in the preliminary task I could only cut out footage which wasn’t needed. In our preliminary task it wasn’t really planned in comparison to the amount of effort and planning in our project. The external research of the genre thriller and examples as well as deciphering the costumes, makeup and characters and finally creating a detailed story board. Therefore the quality of our opening sequence is much stronger than our preliminary task as we had a much larger time scale, reinforcing the massive improvement we made. Overall, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my preliminary task, although practice makes perfect and its always good to make mistakes the first time round so we know how to learn from them when creating our media project.

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By Lauren Mullem

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