This is my short film I made for my Silver Arts Award. I have a list of equipment down below for those who are wondering what I am using.
-- List Of Equipment --
Camera: Canon Rebel T3I
Lens: Kit Starter Lens
Microphone: TAKSTAR SGC-598
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Action
Editing Software: Sony Vegas Pro 15
-- Camera Settings --
Focal length: 21 mm
Bit Rate (CBR) : 1.0x
How The Film Was Made
When I was making this film I had given myself a week to make a complete film for my arts award. On Day 1 I started making scripts for potential films and set my theme around a bear and a boy. On Day 2 I had finished my script and gave to my actors to practise whilst I worked out how I would get the bear to move around without someone seeing him. On Day 3 we had started to film to test whether it looked better in natural day light or manmade light (i.e. Torches, Lights). On Day 4 we filmed the scenes with the bear in as I had decided to try it out by pulling it with string. However the string I used would always snap and if I used something stronger it was visible to the camera and instead I chose to use stop motion animation. On Day 5 I had finished filming it and had started to look at my footage and decide what needed to be re-filmed. On Night 5 I re-filmed the parts I didn't think were good. On Day 6 whist I was editing I had noticed mistakes that I didn't have enough time to refilm so I tried my best to fix them in Editing. On Day 7 I Rendered the Film then showed it to the actors to double check they didn't have a problem with this going online.
What I Would Do Differently Next Time?
- I would most likely give myself more time to make the film as on the last couple of days I had to rush it to make sure I reached the deadline.
- Looking through the finished film I would of chosen to film this all during the day as the overall quality looked much nicer when it was daytime.
- I had turned down the microphone down too much so it was harder to hear what they were saying if I did this again I would turn it up in pre.
- I would of liked to add a transition to the cuts or something like that as the cuts seemed really sudden and felt strange.
I would love to answer your questions and feedback if you have any!