Category: HND YEAR 1


Research, write and develop a multimedia key facts guide for moving image graduates entitled – “A practical guide to finding employment in the moving image industry”.

The key facts guide is an individual piece of work, which will serve as a source of information for students such as you, who are about to graduate from an HND in Creative Media Production.

Ideally, you will produce it as a page on your Word Press portfolio. Perhaps you could stylise it to mimic your existing individual brand logo identity or come up with your own look or feel for the publication.

However, you could also use another software package to use if you would prefer such as illustrator. Furthermore, if your feeling really adventurous you could create a video production that provides graduates with the relevant information to help them with entering the industry.

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Roles In The Industry:

Jobs in the TV Film industry are exceedingly vast. There are many positions available in the media field. When you watch the end credits of major movies, literally thousands of people are listed as contributing helping to the production. Even though there are loads of jobs that are obtainable, I will be focusing on and covering the main job roles in this industry.

 

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Director- Possibly the most known role in the industry would be the director. The Director is fundamentally responsible for the visionary approach to making each and every one of their films. Directors are in charge of artistically converting a films script into audio/visual on the screen. They are the main supervisor for their team of filmmakers and control the films overall outcome. Directors delegate and make the crucial and important decisions. Director’s main duties involve script revisions, shot composition, shot selection, editing, and the way narration is given to the audience. Directors need to have loads of determination to make it possible to succeed, as well as motivation to inspire there team of film makers.

 

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Editor- Editors are a major part in the post-production filmmaking process. They essentially construct the story together and develop the way it is told to the audience. Since the majority of films are assembled on computers, editors need to have the technical experience and the capability to use editing software. They need to understand the art of story telling, be able to create rhythm, build tension, and to have precise timing when merging video clips together in their edit. Editors usually work well within reach of the director, as they are the overall main shot caller in the production. Together they decide on the best shots and takes to be used in the final edit.

 

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Casting Director- The casting directors main function is to coordinate with the director and assemble together actors and actresses to play roles in their film. They carry out auditions and interviews for parts in their film and make selections based upon who is best fit out for their position. Casting directors need be familiar with a broad range of actors along with having the aptitude to recognize phenomenal acting talent. It is their role to also discuss contract terms and conditions as well as negotiate and arrange salaries with the performers agent. It is crucial that casting directors need to be tremendously patient and make delicate decisions as the acting will reflect the entire piece.

 

j0439466-11Screenwriter- It is the screenwriters position to research and develop a narrative then write out a screenplay for it. The screenwriter must be able to comprehend how audio/visual stories are told/shown and base a script upon it. Most screenwriters are freelancers who pitch their original screenplays to producers hoping that they will earn a share if their movie is made. As screenwriting has to remain modern and creative, in many cases multiple screenwriters will collaborate together to share ideas with one another. They must have a great understanding of their characters, the settings, and the plots structure and development.

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Camera Operator- The camera operator carries out a significant role in movie making. They have to be knowledgeable about setting up and operating expensive camera equipment . Camera operators are instructed by the director and the director of photography (or DoP) to carry out well-aimed and precise shot composition and cinematography. They also collaborate with each other about camera placement, and what lens and addition equipment to use.

 

 

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FILM AWARDS:

There are many film awards out in the world today, some more prestigious than other but I’ll be looking at a few main ones from America and the U.K.

  • BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)

The BAFTA Awards are one of the most well known film awards in the UK. They reward the best work of any nationality, if it is seen on British cinema screens following the previous year. The BAFTA Film awards are usually held in February, preceding The Oscars in America.

  • Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Is an American awards ceremony/ dinner party for domestic and international film. It’s judged by the ninety-three members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globe Awards are usually held in January of every year in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Academy Awards (The Oscars)

The Academy Awards or also known as The Oscars, are one of the most prestigious award in the film industry. The American based film awards are judged by AMPAS or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Awards is held annually every march and is the oldest entertainment award ceremony ever.

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SOLE TRADER BUSINESS MODEL:

Sole Trading is a business that is owned by one single person. This person can then have as many employees as they want or simply just work alone. There are many pros and cons to being a sole trader. A pro is all the earning goes to the owner excluding taxes that are taken out by the government. This can even be for any service provided or product being sold.

SOLE TRADER PROS

The cons about being a sole trader is that owner is liable for the business and if they go bankrupt or some legal issues arise they are held responsible and can have their possessions seized. They also have to pay taxes to the government out of their profits.

SOLE TRADER CONS

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Criteria 2.1 & 3.1

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Here I helped Dumitru Langham BSC conduct an interview for ADHD Solutions in Leicester. It took two days to film. Demitru set up appointments to film a wide range of people in various age groups that are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The first day Joey Lever and I had set up the 3 point lighting using redheads, 1 profiling key light which was diffused and 2 fill lights.  Demitru was filming the interviews, Joey was on audio, and I was documenting everything. The second day Demitru was filming again while I was on audio with the zoom microphone, and also documenting everything. Demitru and I had set up the lights this time only using two flolights that were both diffused. Above is the footage that I recored documenting the interview as well as the procedure of the production. None of the audio from the zoom mic was used in this video. I edited in Adobe Premier Pro and used copyright free music called Aretes produced by Kevin Macleod. Below is a picture of me setting up the one of the redhead lights on day one (photo credit to Joey Lever).img_3074

As Far As It Takes

For this task you are required to create a short fiction production for entry into the 2013 Inspire Film Festival.

In order to assist you with your idea your lecturer will provide you with three key components; an item, a location and a phrase. It is important that these components are effectively included in the narrative and also that they have a significant contribution to the structure of the narrative. For Example, the item should have a key role in the narrative and not just be on show in the background – it needs to be there for a reason. Secondly, the location needs to be used for a reason, not just part of the background with no significance – any location could be used. Finally, the phrase needs to be a key part of the script, so not just a radio recording in the background or a conversation by two extras.

“So how do we proceed?” Firstly you need to come up with an idea for a short fiction film. This will require research, planning and the development of a script (in an appropriate format). Once you have an idea you will be expected to pitch your proposal. This can be conducted in a variety of ways and the choice is up to you – video pitch (KickStarter style), PowerPoint presentation or and audio recording. Whichever choice you make your proposal should be accompanied by a paper based written proposal.

Once your pitch/proposal has been delivered you will then be expected to continue with your pre-production, production and post-production –providing evidence of the progress you make and also keeping an up to date Reflective Learning Journal (RLJ).

Your finished video should be between 5 – 10 minutes in length.

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Above are release and consent forms from both of the actors that played a role in the video as well as the script and storyboard for As Far As It Takes.

To download the Script: Click Here

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I edited this video in Adobe Premier Pro CS3, Above is the completed first half of the video. It took two and a half  days to film. We also had to cancel a day of filming due to weather, and another day because the actors had prior engagements. Below is a bit of the footage (as there was loads) and I gave each clip a proper title I could remember while editing and I colour coded them from red to green based on quality. This helped the editing process and made it much easier to find and navigate through them.

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Below is a screenshot from Adobe After Effects CS5, where I made the gun a bit more realistic as it was just a toy guy. I gave it a muzzle flash and gave the gun a bit of a recoil as well. Since this little scene is a premonition, I played with the blue and green gamma to make it more of a dream like state. I also made a duplicate layer which I brought up the light areas in the frame using individual levels and then put a vertical fast blur with them. I blended them together and blurred the corners of the film using a mask. This effectively gave me what I needed for this scene.

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Criteria: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 & 3.2 

Return to Fobidden Planet

This is my client video I did for Bernice Rowan who is the Drama teacher at Brooksby Melton College, She needed it for her play, Return to  the Forbidden Planet. During the live performance the video will be projected on a upside down triangle screen. The video goes back in the past and explains the story behind the main character Prospero, and why he is in space because his wife Gloria chloroformed him  and sent him away in a spaceship with their daughter.

Project Proposal

 Aims and Objectives of Project

The Director would like a short film made as part of the creative content of the piece.

It will be related directly to a narrative outlined in the script and the finish will need to be in black and white and potentially have a ‘scratchy’ visual as it is supposed to represent events in someone’s memory.

It is set in a physics laboratory so an appropriate location will need to be sourced. There will be no dialogue as this happens live over the film in the final show.

Screen is an upside down equilateral triangle 3m per side.

Identification of Target Audience (needs & expectations)

The final product will be played in context in the final performance to a public audience.

Date of performances: 13th/14th June

 Story Outline/Treatment

Narrative:

My wife Gloria

Who I loved and trusted

I put in charge of my lab

The government had set me on a secret project,

and I had come up with the secret formula

I had neglected my wife and daughter as I had been so busy

my wife changed and evil grew within her

Just as we completed the project she struck me and bound me by my hands and feet

She put me on a spacecraft (an old wreck) and launched me into the galaxy

but my daughter was sleeping in it

That was the worse part

Storyboard

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Schedule

Begin filming week of Monday 6/05/13

Deadline of finished product 17/05/13

 

Budget (Based on professional standards)

£25.00 per hour filming and editing, maximum of 10 hours/ £250.00

 

Location plans

Lab Scene: in the back of C-20 in Brooksby Melton College

Inside the Space Ship: boiler room of Brooksby Melton College

 

Lighting Plans

3 Point lighting

 

Equipment list:

Canon 550D

Man Froto T550

Photon Beard 3 point lighting kit w/ diffusers

 

Crew list (Job descriptions)

Richard Holmes Director/Cinematographer/Editor

 

Meeting Records

Tuesday 16/04/13

Wednesday 24/04/13

Risk Asessment

Above is the risk assessment for filming in the Brooksby’s boiler room. I told everyone who went down there that there is dangerous electrical equipment, and very hot pipes to be cautious of. I had checked to see if any of the actors/actresses had asthma as that might have been a big problem as it would be really difficult for them to breathe in those conditions.

 

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Above are the release and consent forms for the three actor/actresses who performed in the client video. As the are two different casts for the play I had to make two versions of the video with both actresses who play Gloria.

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Above are all the clips that I gave an appropriate name too and color coded from green to red based upon quality. This organization helped in the long run with the editing process by finding the clips with ease and seeing which ones were better than the others.
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Above are screen shots the video being edited in Adobe After Effects. In the video, Gloria’s identity remains confidential because you find out in the end of the live performance that she is one of the main characters. So I blurred out her face apart from her eyes by creating a mask around her eyes then using a gaussian blur. This way it doesn’t reveal too much and give away the surprise in the end. I also made the footage black and white and put a really scratchy 8 mm film look to it. Since the screen for the live performance was an upside down equilateral triangle I also put a mask around it to create this. Besides After Effects I used Adobe Premier Pro to edit this.

Criteria: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, & 3.5

Evaluation of your Promotional Video Production:

You must critically evaluate your Promotional Video, not only at the end, but during all key stages of the production/planning process. This can take the form of comments on posts or within the posts themselves.

In your evidence you should consider the following:

Finished Product


  • Finished product
  • technical & aesthetic quality
  • suitability for purpose
  • meeting deadline
  • client & audience feedback.

Production Skills


  • Technical competence
  • Workflow and time management
  • Teamworking

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evaluation

On Monday 29th of April with the BSC’s we did a critical analysis of our Young Creative Chevrolet video submissions. It was good because we didn’t really know anyone personally on the BSC course, so that means that they would be more honest with the feedback rather than not trying to hurt our feelings. A total of 12 videos were submitted before the deadline from all of us and we watched them as a group and gave each other verbal and written feedback. The written feedback was anonymous so people wouldn’t be as afraid to write their honest opinions.

We watched everyones video twice, and my video was the first one to be shown.  The verbal comments were: It definitely explains the rules of football, the music works and is very upbeat with a good pace, and I had some nice visuals shown. It was nice to hear that I had hit all the criteria from the brief. There was also some exceptional verbal constructive criticism such as: The progression of the kid could have been a bit better, and shot of the television could have been better as well.

When we got the anonymous comments back to us, I received many mixed remarks. Some of them were nice saying: it was a clever was to explain the rules of football, good narrative, the editing was great, shots were nice with great composition and cinematography. The anonymous constructive criticism were:

  • Music is not upbeat just simple and slow
  • Too literal at explaining the rules of football
  • Editing was standard
  • Composition/Framing wasn’t great
  • Focus pull could have been more fluid
  • And almost everyone agreed that it does not make non-fans into fans

Having this all sink in, I try to justify some of it. I agree the music isn’t as upbeat as it could be but to my defense it’s really difficult to find copyright free music that works, and this music worked so perfectly with the family theme I was going for. As someone stated we were too literal at explaining rules of football, well that bit of the criteria was pretty vague, as explaining the rules could mean a possibility of things however you interpret it really. I would have to agree that we took it for its most literal sense and got a father explaining to his son the actual rules. I also agree and hold my hands up that the shot of the television wasn’t the best composition, we had to shoot the T.V off to the side to not get the actual picture in frame because of copyright infringement, which was a bit difficult with such a thin television. Finally almost everyone agreed that it doesn’t make non-fans into fans, nobody said yes but a few said it was possible but others just clearly said no. I guess it depends on how you look at it. The story is supposed to be about a father making his son into a great football fan isn’t that sufficient?

I guess with media everyone has their own opinions based upon their beliefs which is fine. It is good to get outside feedback and opinions because potentially it can make you look at your piece in a different way, and improve your video and make the necessary changes to better it.

I think the finished product is not too bad. I edited this video to cutting to the beat and also giving the audience something new and fresh to look at so they wouldn’t get bored. I do believe it could have been improve in many ways during production, such as the progression of the child. This was a bit confusing and if we would have had it right it would have been perfect. My partner, Jordan Schofield, used his siblings as the younger kids, and could only get his younger sister to play the littlest role. The thing about it is, you can blatantly tell it’s a girl wearing all pink, with a ponytail, and playing with a stuffed unicorn. Then the second kid has brown hair, and finally its me at the end with ginger hair. I know the concept is there but just with a little more planning we could have possibly have made this work. Also we weren’t the best at managing our time for this project. We had months to plan as as me and my partner were good for the majority of this, we lacked in executing our plan. We filmed only a few weeks before the deadline, and also the middle scene when the father is explaining the rules of football we had only shot a few day prior to this. Besides this major flaw, I believe Jordan and I were an amazing team.

Update: WON 3rd place in the United Kingdom!

Criteria: 4.1 & 4.2 

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Produce the Promotional Video:

You must shoot, log, edit and post-produce the final Promotional Video.

To evidence your production process you should log the following things in your Online Digital Portfolio:

Production


  • Production Techniques, e.g. single camera, multi-camera, sound and music dubs, studio, location, performance, staged, lip sync; formats;
  • Management, eg allocate roles and responsibilities, communicate with the client and the team, manage a budget, control logistics


Post – Production content to include:


  • Organisation: e.g. gather material; log material; proxies; EDL; to gather and order all material appropriately using a professional logging system
  • Edit, e.g. Assembly/Offline edit; rough cut, final/Online edit;
  • Effects, e.g. sound, graphics, transitions;
  • Export, eg file type, file size

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Link to planning of the promotional Project including storyboards and call sheets:

https://richardaholmes.wordpress.com/category/promotional-project/task-2-promotional-project/

Production: The beginning and ending scene we used two Canon 550D cameras to make things a bit easier,  and for the middle scene we only used a single Canon 550D camera. For  the beginning and ending scenes all of our shots were on a Libec tripod, and there were usually still shots apart from a few pan shots. The middle scene since we filmed that in the studio we utilized the Manfrotto tripod on the track to get some nice dolly shots. We also had some fun with this scene doing some focus pulls and some mild zooms. Our location for the beginning scene was Jordan Schofield’s house and the ending scene we shot in the park next to the college. Jordan was allocated director as he planned the concept and story for the video.  I was on camera, cinematography, and editing. Gareth Skinner also helped with lighting and some camera work.

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Post Production: I edited this video using Adobe Premier Pro CS3. It  was a short 1 minute edit and most of the work was just in pre-production. For the audio I used a royalty free song called ‘Continue Life’ by Kevin Macleod. The song was originally  1:54  long in length, so I because the contest allowed for 20 seconds to 1:30 I had to edit it a bit, in the end each scene had their individual but very similar part of the song. I also used a royalty free sound effect from http://www.freesfx.com of a football stadium atmosphere and the crowd cheering. Chevy Organisation

Here is a screen shot of me organizing all my music into separate folders and my video shots by labeling them properly and color coding them based upon quality. The contest submission had to be in two different formats on two different dvds. One being a large format for viewing 768×432 (16:9 aspect ratio), no larger than 80 MB, and the second one was a small format for sharing 320 (16:9 aspect ratio), no larger than 6 MB.  The end credits I also had to download Chevrolets specific font that they created and use Adobe Photoshop to stick them in there.

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Criteria: 3.1 & 3.2

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PART A:

This will be a practical task where you use the technical codes and conventions of film making, alongside the styles and theories we have studied in these sessions to create a cinematic trailer for the Level 3 Acting Performance of ‘Macbeth’.

For this task we will work as a whole group on both a Thursday and Friday to devise, plan and create the trailer in time for the evening of the performance.

The emphasis will be on applying the experimental techniques we have studied in the film studies project, with the standard techniques developed in the Fiction Project, alongside the technical knowledge developed in the Friday sessions, to produce a striking, experimental trailer that suitably portrays the central themes to the viewer.

Length of overall trailer will be: 90 – 120 seconds.

PART B:

You will then critically analyse the finished trailer, via a video analysis which should contain detailed analysis of meaning creation triggered by the use of technical codes, but should be presented in a similar style to IGN Rewind Theatre:  http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/12/20/oblivion-trailer-rewind-theater

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PART A:

Our class got together with the level 3 performing arts students to create a short promotional video for their upcoming show “Macbeth.” It was a very rigorous all day shoot. All of it was shot with a canon 7D and 550D down in the boiler room of our college. It was the perfect scenery for the look we were trying accomplish and gave a great overall atmosphere and tone to the video. We each took turns taking a considerable amount of  time to compose each of our shots, making sure we light our shots perfectly. We decided to use two 300 watt lights with one 650 watt key light. We also used a selection Carl Zeiss prime lenses which gave our shots a very distinct look and feel to them. This limited our depth of field which meant our actors/actresses had to hit specific marks in order to be in focus. The opening shot we used the glide track to film a demented baby doll, we also had to hit certain marks with the use of timing to the song we decided to edit with. Altogether this day went extremely well with the help of  everyone collaborating efficiently.

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Criteria: 1.1

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What does the spring mean to you? What images does it strike in your mind, make you feel and make you think?

For this task you will be expected to film two short sequences (one city based and one rural) that emphasise imagery associated with the spring. As well as filming you will also be expected to edit the two sequences together in way that identifies the locations as polar opposites but also emphasises their similarities…how you present this is up to you.

Each sequence should only be approximately (more then 30 seconds but less than 1 minute) a minute in length with the final production being no shorter than 1 minute 30 seconds and no longer than two minutes.

You can add audio of your choosing (copyright free is your best option) but please make sure that if you use copyrighted music that you clearly state who owns the rights. It is only expected that this piece will be broadcast via an online platform – YouTube, Vimeo etc…You will be expected to research and plan your productions and this should be submitted as evidence in an appropriate format on your Word Press blog.

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For this Assessment task we had to capture the spring in England. This task was particularly difficult for me as being from California it gets pretty obvious when spring time comes around. The sun comes out in nothing but blue skies, and people start dressing for the warm weather wearing, shorts, flip flops, and sun glasses. This wasn’t the case in England this spring. It was snowing for the majority of the production and people were walking around freezing and all bundled up as if a blizzard was about to hit. Apparently this was the coldest spring England has seen in 50 years. It would have been easier to capture the winter. However the task at hand was to show spring time in England as it is and if it happens to be snowing then that’s just it.

I relied on mostly on imagery for the majority of this project. Since I couldn’t film the sun out and shinning, I thought flowers would be a nice alternative. When I think of spring I definitely think of flowers blooming. This was a mission though as there were not many flowers around, I had to hunt for quite sometime to film the ones I got in the end. They did end up really nice I thought (my favorite being the purple and yellow flowers). Also a major contribution to my video were the baby lambs I filmed, they  really make the audience know that this is spring time. I’m from the city so I didn’t know until I moved to this rural area of England that lambs were born in the spring time. This really helped convey the message of the season/time of year and also identifies that the country is a polar opposite from the city.

As for the shots I used such as the train, houseboat, and lady running you might ask what do they have to do with spring? I decided to put them into the video for there own specific reasons. The train shot was put in the video because I took the train down to London, and it represents the connecting factor that both cities and rural areas have, and it links them together. Though they are separate, they both are the same in a sense and have similar things about them. The houseboat floating down the canal was used because the houseboats name is patience and like springtime, England has to wait patiently for it. Also how the boat moves gradually down stream signifies that spring won’t happen over night, but only slowly but surely will it come. Patience is a virtue as some would say. Finally the last shot of a woman running in the park shows determination of  moving forward (leaving winter behind) and getting to the desired location (approaching spring).

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Treatment Budget

Download Edit Decision List For Capture The Spring

Download The Treatment Budget for Captue the Spring

Above is my edit decision list (EDL) for my capture the spring video. This also helps with the organization of the editing process by writing down the shots I want from certain clips, and the in and out points that I want to use from those clips . Also above is my treatment budget for making this video. As I did have to pay for transportation to get to my locations to film. Luckily I have family that lives in London so accommodation wasn’t an issue. I didn’t even have to pay for food which was really nice and saved me some money. Since I was the only one filming, I didn’t require a crew so that also saved me money there. Also the music I chose, John Fahey’s Sunflower River Blues, is not copyright free. This would be a problem if I was selling this work and making a profit from it. Since I’m not and I’m only broadcasting via Youtube it shouldn’t be an issue. Overall, transportation was my only cost to making this video possible, coming to a grand total of £66.00

Editing Capture the Spring

I edited this video in Adobe Premier Pro CS3. I did not have to make any proxies for my clips as I have my own computer with an external hardrive so memory wasn’t an issue. There was quite a good amount of clips in the end, so to make it easier I organized all of them by labeling them properly (naming them a title I would remember), putting them into there correct folders (Country/London), and I also colour coded them based on quality from green (great), yellow and orange (okay), to red (bad).Organization of .mov

Criteria: 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 &; 3.2 

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While I was in London filming the city portion for my capture the spring in England, My cousin asked me to film his band having a jam session. I thought this was a great opportunity for me to capture some of their original work, and help my cousin out promoting his band. This was filmed in the late night of my aunties kitchen in Hackney, East London. Barry, my cousin, is the one playing the guitar. This song is called All the Time in the World, and it is about people with too much time on there hands. I picked this song out of all the ones I filmed because it has such a unique sound and catchy melody with the ukulele, as well as the excellent lyrics, they are just the icing on the cake. The singer has so much passion while singing this song it is unbelievable. I originally wasn’t going to post this on my wordpress, but I really loved it that much I had too. Although it’s just one shot and unedited, I still filmed it, and I’m glad I did. This is a great video to have and I’m sure it will promote there band further and get there music out there.

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You have been tasked to create a short film for the “if” competition. You are only required to make a short 3-minute production. However, as it is a competition, with prizes (and they are very good), you will have to stick to the competition guidelines and the terms and conditions (T & C’s) of entry. Please make sure you read this thoroughly, as any slight mistake could result in your production being disqualified from entry.

You need to enter into the “Drama Category” in order for this to meet the criteria of this unit. There is also a documentary category, and if you wish to enter this as well you may. However, if you create a documentary for the competition it cannot be used for this particular unit.

You can work individually, in pairs or in small groups – please read the T & C’s regarding group entries.

Please be aware of the deadline (Before 27th March) for submission and make sure that you provide yourself with ample time to submit your production. Additionally, examine the brief so that you know the mode of delivery of your production (online only) so that you are fully prepared to submit an entry. All this information is in the competition’s T & C’s

You will also be required to submit all the appropriate research and planning material you have conducted. Additionally, you will be expected to keep your Reflective Learning Journal (RLJ) for the entirety of the project, where you will chart the process and the progress, issues and achievements you have made.

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Video Info: Benny Scrantz is worried about his destiny. He has a job interview tomorrow that determines his whole future. When he goes to bed he has a weird nightmare turned vision that explains that all he needs is confidence to get hired.

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For this project I used Adobe Premier Pro. We had 13 shots total and I labeled them accordingly and colour coded them either green, orange, or red depending on the quality of the footage. I did an edit decision list as well as organizing and labeling the footage as this in the long run make things a lot easier to find and put things together.

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I had to colour grade 2 shots (brushing teeth in mirror scene and also the bed scene) in Adobe After Effects, because we used the lighting kit to properly light the scene  and we shot mid day so there was a fair amount of natural light coming through the windows. Those scenes were supposed to be at night time so I did what I could by colour correcting and darkening the shots by playing around with the brightness, hue, saturation, curves, levels, and tint. I’ll admit I’m an amateur at this but I believe the two shots came out alright and work for what I needed them to look like.

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I used Adobe After Effects to mask Benny Scrantz (Bradley Thomas) in the scene where his brushing his teeth in the mirror, and also when he his having his vision/nightmare and he is talking to himself. This merged two clips together and created the illusion of 2 Benny Scrantz in a single shot.

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Criteria: 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2