Final sequence - Dark Summer

Preliminary Exercise

Monday, March 29, 2010

7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full project?

Brief for Preliminary Exercise
To create a short sequence in which a character had to walk through a door into a room, sit down and half a short conversation with another charater. This task was to use continuity and make a seamless sequence.

Brief for Main Task
To create a two minute opening of a film, the film can be any genre and have any story line.

After looking back at my preliminary task, I realised it really helped me prepare for making my opening sequence. The preliminary task taught me the basics of continuity and editing and how difficult it actually is as it looks so much easier than it is. It also taught me how important it is to plan your shots carefully and introduced to using the equipment. Without doing the preliminary task I would have found making the opening sequence a lot harder!

The final task was completely different to the preliminary task, it needed a lot more time and planning before we could shoot. The preliminary only took a few hours to shoot whereas this took several weekends. Also with the preliminary task we only had a few shots to do and didn’t have any complex or complicated shots to do, they were all very basic but we had over 25 shots and a wide variety of different shots for our opening sequence.

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