Thursday, 2 July 2009

Short film - modified for the special effect

Comment on the best bits: Very dynamic, and quite exciting, really an excellent piece. The edit was really sharp, and shows how action shots can be made to roll on and be exciting. Well done. Excellent special effect, worth another 3 marks at least, so I've added that on.

Things you can improve: You didn't follow the requirements for particular shots, so lost marks all over the place . . . Georgina did the filming! You have to do the filming. However, you can have the mark because the idea worked really well, apart from not following the brief.

Marks are out of 3 for this:
0 means you haven't done it.
1 is lowest - it means that there is a lot that needs to be done, but that you have the material to sort it out and make it work.
2 means that you've done the job competently and it is OK.
3 means that you've done some parts of it really very well, and should work to exploit this.

Medium Shot MS 3
Long Shot LS 3
Close Up CU 1
XLS - extreme long shot 2
XCU - extreme close up 1
Pan 3
Tilt 3
Zoom 2
Cross focus 1
Deep focus 0
Tracking shot (dolly, hand held, shoulder shot) 2
Point of View - POV 1
Use of tripod 3

Shot - reverse shot 3
Establishing shot 2
Cut 3
Dissolve 0

Total out of 54 + special effects bonus 3 =36 = 67% = C
You didn't film it, Georgina did, so she should get the marks, shouldn't she?

Your evaluation needs more depth to it, but you've pointed out what you can do to improve this, if there was the opportunity.

Package Evaluation

I based my short film on a parkour sequence involving a runner stealing a package, then being chased until he finally makes his escape.

The filming went well however if i could do it again i would spend more time on the cuts etc because from 18 secs - 21 secs the cuts work really well and flow more, i could have incorporated these sort of cuts into my other stunts like 23 secs - 27 secs.
Also my song choice if maybe i picked the song beforehand then filmed the clips to sync with the clips to create a link with the audio and visual.

Overall i think the film looks good and some of the edits and sequences are really good. i could of put in more camera movements and mixed about with the angles etc as it looks a little bit samey with each clips and appears to drag along with no visible end, this could have easily been remedied had i done different shots etc.