4. In our p.task we only have a simple dialogue and we did not think precisely on what we should say.
Majority of what we said was spontaneous. Also, when we came to edit the sound for our p.task we didn’t
know how to adjust the sound levels properly e.g. when we are speaking the music should go quieter. We
attempted to do this but our final sound for our task does not flow properly as the sound goes quiet
suddenly when not needed. Also we did not completely mute out our voices when they were not needed.
Sound from our p.
5. I have learnt that the sound has to match the action of our film opening but still
suit our genre. Sound in action/superhero films are always heroic. A sound track
is not enough to portray different messages. This is why logic pro was very useful
as we were able to edit the music we created and cut out instruments that were
not needed. In our film opening there is a drum beat playing throughout to link
both scenes unlike in our preliminary task, we did not manipulate any sounds or
edit the sound.
Sound from Iron Man Sound we made with our
6. Learning how to use the camera was a vital skill for our film opening. From my
film opening I learnt how to use a camera along with a tripod. It was key to get
the camera stable. In order to know whether the camera was balanced on the
tripod, was by seeing if the water mark was in the centre. Most importantly, I
learnt how to get my framing right before I direct my actors what they have to do.
When I was filming for my preliminary task I didn’t know how directing worked, I
would try to film whilst directing. It was very difficult directing throughout the
preliminary task as everyone had ideas but difficulty putting them together. Also,
When we were filming we did not use a variety of shots and did not think about
framing. We only filmed our p.task once whereas we re-shot again for our film
opening until all our shots were suitable so they are as accurate and right.
7. Only used long shots, close up and mid shots however
different shots such a high angle shot also portray
meaning. A high angle shot would show someone as inferior
Framing is not right
for this shot and the
camera wasn’t still.We also didn’t think much about mise-en-scene
apart form a black glove. We casted ourselves in
our p.task but we do not fit the conventions of
this genre. Usually bulky men are the body
guards or minions of a evil co-operation in
8. We thought more carefully about framing in
our film opening. We still used similar shots
from our p.task but we used them more
effectively e.g. mid shot of the little boy but
framed to the right. We didn’t want to frame
everything in the centre. We also wanted to
use shaky camerawork but for effect, to
further reinforce the danger and jeopardy
when the little girl is getting kidnapped. We
learnt how to explore camerawork
sufficiently so meaning is conveyed.
9. We wanted to frame the boy on the right so
you can see the little girl screaming for help
in the background. However, when we came
to film this we forgot about this because we
made a mistake by filming the kidnap first.
This was a major mistake because if we did
film the girl at the background it would’ve
been more clear that she is in danger. The
audience would’ve been aware that this
tragic incident is taking place right before
his eyes but unfortunately when he starts
running to her he is too late resulting in his
sister getting kidnapped. We wanted to go
again and re-film but it was difficult as they
are young children and travelling with them
using public transport becomes increasingly
difficult. This is why we decided use this shot
and cover our mistake using a parallel edit
of Sadiqur in the hospital. This reinforces his
We wanted to have the little girl
struggling to get away from the villain
10. YouTube was also very practical for uploading drafts and work on research and
planning. YouTube then allowed me to share my videos and put them onto my webs for
free. Without this site it would’ve been impossible to embed videos. Additionally, YouTube
was very convenient as it had tutorials for programmes such as After Effects and
Photoshop. I was able to use these tutorials for my work on titles for my film opening.
I learnt how to use this website competently as it was very important for our research
and planning to be very clear and comprehensible. As our webs is very important to the
production of our film opening, we stylized our webs to our genre so it is clear and
distinctive as to what our genre is. It was crucial to make the text readable which is why
we followed a pattern of bright colours and bold text. To insert my work onto our webs, I
learnt how to embed videos and images from Google, Slide Share and Prezi.
11. This was another programme I learnt how to use for
the titles for our film opening. I practice creating a
movement glow effect for our logo ‘Ashra Production’.
In order to achieve this effect I used a step by step
tutorial on YouTube.
I also used Photoshop to create titles for our film
opening. This was very useful as you can edit the text with
more layers adding effects such as texture, glow, drop
shadow etc. I also used Photoshop to create a film poster
for our film opening.
12. This is a programme which I used to also practice creating titles. I tried to replicate the
movement of the titles in Hulk, which zooms in. A motion expert came to our school to
help us use this programme, however I still struggled but managed to produce
something. This programme allows you to track the text which makes it look professional
also you can effects such as smoke, fire etc. The title that I made on Apple Motion did not
look like a real film title which is why we did not use it.
13. I worked with my coursework group while producing the prelim task. We did not assign
each other specific roles so it was not organized. This is why when we were filming for our
film opening everyone in our group has a specific roles e.g. I did camera work. From this I
learnt how important teamwork as we all had work together so we get our work completed
for the deadline. We did not plan our preliminary task which is why we made many
continuity mistakes. For example the lighting. When we enter the room it is dark but when
we meet with the villain the lighting changes from dark to bright. We only had an hour to
film our p.task whereas to complete our film opening we had five months. We were able to
think more closely about the costume, casting and the narrative.
The lighting changes Did not think about
costume. We filmed in
our casual clothes.
14. When we were filming for our film opening, the filming lasted for two hours which affected
our lighting. While we were recording the ‘over the shoulder shot’ for our short reverse shot
we didn’t realise the lighting has change. The lighting became more yellow resulting in us
cropping the audio from the text and place our titles instead of the video. This was only
achievable through editing as without the programme Final Cut Pro we would not be able to
resolve this problem. Whereas when we was editing for our p.task we did not know how to
correct our mistakes.
15. Improved on casting as we
chose better actors and
picked actors who suited
We thought about location
more precisely. We
travelled to Regents Park
and also Royal London
We felt long red nails
portrayed more evil
compared to a black glove.
Filmed in school in our
media classroom as it
was the easiest location.