Friday, 21 October 2011

Post-Production of 'Preliminary Task'

After the filming was done, it was time to move on to the editing process.We each did our own version using the same footage. This was my first time using Adobe Premiere Pro, and was all quite alien, so it took me a while to become familiar with the tools. This process took about 3 weeks to complete everything. In my opinion, it is quite obvious that it is my first media piece, due to the transitions sometimes not being as smooth as anticipated. I was in quite a rush finding music, and had left that last minute, next time i know to leave myself a bit more time if the music is going to play a vital part in the overall impression given.

Finding the suitable Brightness and Contrast was at times difficult, as the plot is based on a mysterious start, followed by a humerous and cheesy second half. I particularly like our shot of the cake, and the effect the candles have in contrast to the background.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


When it came to the day of filming, I was happy with how the group came together and used our initiative quickly, in order to make sure we got everything done. It helped that Joe had had experience using the camera's, which got us off to a good start, and we soon picked up the logic behind it all.
We all took it in turn to film different parts, depending on who wasn't already needed to be filmed in the shot. I think this worked well, as we all got a chance, and avoided the pressure of one person being responsible for the piece.
When it came down to filming, some of our story-boarded shots couldn't be done, as we had to make minor changes due to the room we had, and lack of actors. Although, our storyboard was still essential when filming, as we followed which shots had been done, and which ones needed re-shooting for the best quality version.
Through the process of editing, I have realised that perhaps we could have filmed some shots for a longer time, and the build up to them more, this then enables us with more material to edit with, and aids with smoother cuts overall. I will keep this in mind for our next filming project, but I am still happy with what we got, and just hope my final edit does it justice!?