This week we were focusing on the visual production rather than the audio in which we did last week, we focused on the storyboarding, color grading of the film production rather than the sound mixer and ADRs. To understand the paperwork that goes into the process of creating the final film. Identifying the problems and solutions within the process, Through this, we created a short video based on an action so then we all got an understanding of what it really does entail by doing it ourselves.
The stages of production within visuals
This is the planning part of the process whether that includes the researching, location scouting, hiring crew members, gathering contracts etc.
Whether it will be a small interview or feature film you will still have to repeat the same process, through the storyboarding and thinking about the vision from the producers and directors perspective. Within visuals, I believe there is more intricacy in pre-production because of the aspects from the lighting in the scene to the positioning of the mics and camera angles too. As this is such a big part of the process and one that you will need to get right before beginning production.
This is creating the imagery and vision to life through filming and recording the various sounds that need to be and do the things that have been planned in pre-production progresses to doing the tasks. With each shot needed to be recorded and prepared ready for post production.
The process of this is what combines all of the footage and sound recorded together. Which produces the final product together as well as editing or re-recording footage or sound that wasn’t correctly done or not picked up. Editing the footage and sounds together.
However, for focusing on just visuals you also have people to colour correct (colourist: name of one), visual effects. As well as focusing on the visuals also there’s the part of the sound departments which plays a major role to create the atmosphere of a film, through creating the sound in post production whether that’s the foley or sound effects.
The main roles throughout production
Production department: Director and Producer
Camera department: Camera assistant, Dop (director of photography), Clapper loader, Camera operator, 2nd assistant camera, Grip (to build and maintain the positioning and movement of the cameras.
Sound department: sound mixer, boom operator, Foley Artist, Adr Editor, Music Editor and re-recording mixer.
Art department: stage design (props, background, buildings), costume design, hair, and make-up.
Editing department: Editor, post production supervisor, Assistant editor, title designer and Second assistant editor.
How does the paperwork link to the departments and process?
Storyboarding: is for understanding the composition of the camera during pre-production and post-production this is useful for every single department on hand.
Research: to edit it in the footage for research use in every department, this is used in everything whether that’s researching, the location, archive footage, crew members, history, type of clothing to use e.g.
Shot list: is similar to a storyboard, however, this is more in detail this is used by all departments such as the editing, lighting, camera for the positioning and type of equipment needed.
Location recce: This is useful for the camera, sound, lighting and production departments to use as this helps the know where to position the lighting or camera. to understand what type of equipment to use and whether the location will be suitable and accessible to shoot a specific scene.
Health and safety: This is a risk assessment on everything that’s the transportations, the wires, how the crew and cast will be out of risk through carrying heavy items e.g.
30 second motion: task 7
This week our task was to produce a short 30-second video which shows an understanding on the paperwork that it entails and the various angles which will be based on a simple action.
The first thing was to go through the paperwork to see what we need to research or where we need to go.
So we had set out the storyboard, schedule, health and safety and location recce to plan out where we would film and if it is a suitable place to film in.
Our idea was about a girl not realizing that her headphones had been detached from her phone as she begins to realize through many people reacting to the situation.As this week was mainly focusing on visuals we had to think about the movement of the camera, motion directions, angle, and composition e.g.
The production went really well through completing it in the time given, however, we decided to use a different location for health and safety purposes as there was a lot of people in the location we originally planned to film at.
The pre-production was really quick and easy by only needing to add one piece of music through Soundcloud as this doesn’t class as copyright because it was a free download and I had credited the artist’s name in the description of the video.
Here is the final product:
Social Media Report:
didn’t post anything up for this week but I gained 2 more followers
What I need to improve on:
Post more and be more active with following more people and promoting my account more.
51 tweets : 498 following 100 followers
In this week I had gained followers which were the likes of tv channel Uk vineland, Director for short films and commercials as well as been featured in the x-men class trilogy too called Venessa Beck, Frazer Brown, jumpcut online and Carolyn Kennedy.
This week I had only tweeted out one thing which was a premotion for another video outside of college, so i think i should of tweeted more about my own work to such as my recent video however, i will still post this in future on my twitter instead.
I did tweet quite a lot this week with doing a video with Elisa I had shared that
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