The task that was set was to create a promotional video of Chenderit School, showing a range of facilities the school offers and the enviroment. The video had to be maximum of 2 minutes long and needs to show a range of camera angles, camera movement then to be edited on Final Cut.
Considering the short amount of time the team and I have had to complete the task i have learnt a number of different factors to consider and correct for the upcoming project/task. I will be addressing the issues that arose and the effect it has.
1. I found working in a team of four was a very enjoyable and pleasant experience. Because there is more than one of us we were able to discuss different ideas and collaborate creative ideas however by having a range of different ideas and opinions it can clash and disagreements between team members can make the planning process longer to come to a final decision. Another problem with working as a team is that some members may not pull their own weight giving the rest of the team more work to do as a result.
2. When it came to the day the team shot the promotional video i was ill and not present. I believe my absents had a positive outcome because i already have experience in filming and the fact that the inexperienced members of the team had to experience it on their own would of helped them develop their skills, if i was there i would of most likely taken lead and done the camera work. When observing the shots they came back with i would criticise a few things. I felt that they had drifted from the original story board, story boards are done in the first place to know and have some sort of structure to make the shoot easier on the day. Storyboards will make sure that everyone knows what shots they need and where the story is going, so i think they should have kept to the original story board because there were shots missing that made editing harder. It would have been better if there were more shots of facilities and other areas of the school.
3. There were some shots which i felt didn't work. When doing a pan shot it needs to be smooth throughout, a slight stop or a inconsistent speed of movement will not work as a pan. When doing camera movement what helps is using better quality tripods, what you tend to find with cheaper ones is that they jam and get stuck so the equipment used will effect the quality of the outcome of the shots.
To Sum up the experience i found it very positive because I have learnt the skills needed to edit using Final Cut. What I plan to do next time is to make sure the team sticks to the storyboard and make sure there are more shots than we need to ensure that my next project will be done to the best of my/teams potential.