Evaluation

 

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Final Draft

This is our last and final draft for our main task. Compared to our fourth version, our director recorded original audio of her whispering to represent the manic thoughts in our characters head which causes her to change identities and become a murderer. With these final improvements hopefully we have achieved a high band.

Editing Process

After taking on the role as editor I started practising editing on Adobe Premiere Pro using footage I had from my holiday to Italy that I had filmed on my Go Pro. However I soon learnt that this software was too advance and despite watching a few tutorials on how to use it I couldn’t get along with it so I decided to edit our main piece using IMovie. This type of software was a lot more manageable and self explanatory without affecting the quality of our finial product.

Throughout the editing process we mostly just cut the footage and put it together as we wanted lots of jump cuts to build up pace and suspense. However on a few occasions we used cross fades when we had continuity errors as it helped the clips flow together and it added to the eerie atmosphere. We didn’t use any effects for a main task piece as we felt the simplicity of it made it more creepy and realistic.

Additionally we looked the footage the way it was and didn’t want to change it too much. In terms of audio editing we unlinked the audio from the original footage and deleted it so we could have non diegetic music over the top as it was more effective. We then collected lots of sound effects off iTunes and placed them over the top of the video to add tension, as well we adjusted volumes.

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Third Draft

 

This is our second edit. We haven’t changed much except I added titles at the end and a production company name at the beginning to make it look more realistic and professional, as if it was the start of a real thriller. After receiving feedback from the rest of my group I also changed the font type to a more bold style so it stood out more and was easier to read against some of the backgrounds.

We also showed our teacher this edit and she was absolutely thrilled with the progress we have made and how much better this edit is compared to when we first started. I am really happy with this sequence and feel as a group we came together at the end and used all our strengths to create this title sequence.

Second Draft

 

This is my groups first version using the footage from our newest shoot. We still incorporated the book and kept the concept of a schoolgirl being a murderer the same. However the first half of the title sequence is now her getting ready as a little girl who suddenly switches into a teenager, illustrating that she has schizophrenia. The beginning is shot as a morning routine as she gets ready for school. We immediately added tense and eerie sounds to engage the audience and set the tone of a thriller. We also managed to add titles despite it not being our original font as it was not accessible to us.

I am extremely happy with this first edit even though there are still things I want to change and add I think this is definitely our best shoot and rough cut so far.

First Draft

 

This is our first edit for our main task called ‘Inquest’. Our deadline was for Friday the 2nd of February but we wanted to take our time with the edit so we included no titles for the moment and focused on putting the footage together. Overall I’m not happy with this version as I think our framing could have been more precise and most of our shots are shaky despite having access to a tripod.

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After receiving negative feedback from my class and from our teacher we decided to refilm the whole piece again in a different location and with a completely different storyline to engage the audience more. For our next shoot I want to make sure our mine en scene is as clean as possible, for example making sure there is nothing irrelevant in the background of the shots and every shot is taken on a tripod to stop it from being shaky.