MEDIA EVALUATION How did you use 180 degree rule, rule of thirds & match on action? In the production of our clip we maintained the 180 degree rule ensuring that we did not go over the line and the eye line of the characters were always intact.
When planning our story board my partner an I would draw the rule of thirds grid onto the storyboard and would decide where the characters would be placed and would ensure that they positioned correctly, to achieve this we would use long shots and close ups.
To be honest we did not explore much with match on action as we only used it once, I think this because we could not think of any other shots that it would be relevant to.
What challenges did you face during production? What would you change if you were to film again? If I were to film again I would use a wider range of shots and camera angles as I think it was very basic and standard. One thing we did not do enough was shoot enough cutaways as the film did not flow enough and these cutaways would fill these gaps, so next time if I were to film I would over film so when it came to the editing stage I would have a variety of shots that I could simply put in my work and this would enhance the flow and would allow the tension to build up as-well as develop our story line. When filming our location was ideal as it was suitable for our situation and the layout of the room was ideal as it was very compact and there wasnâ€™t any echo what so ever.
What challenges did you face during post- production? What would you change if you were to edit again? My partner and I struggled to think of a scenario at first as we wanted to create something that included all the elements of the brief but wasnâ€™t boring and had a slight twist to it. Once our creative juices began to flow we started to think of these elaborate ideas which werenâ€™t possible and were time consuming. So another challenge was to control our ideas and not go overboard. Another issue we had was our storyboard wasnâ€™t long enough and the shots were too short and we would have to keep adding extra dialogue to prolong the shots. Like I said before if I were to edit again I would film more precisely and detailed as this would make the editing process easier.
What are the overall strengths of your work? Why One element I was very pleased with was the sound effects and learning how to fade them in and out and adjusting the levels. I was very pleased with the composition I included at 0:37 as it really added an emotional dimension and I felt that the audience would sympathise with the character. I was pleased with the editing software as it was my first time using it and it was very straight forward and simple to use. I think our idea we came up with was simple but creatively different as we stuck to the brief and in my opinion build upon that. I was happy with the fade at 0:46 as it emphasised how time had progressed and I think it looks much better than cutting straight to the final scene. I like the way we included many emotions in our work going from sadness mixed with humour and ending on a high.
What are the overall weaknesses of your work? Why I think that my work was not long enough and could have run slightly longer, I think this is because I did not have any cutaway shots and I think that my work could have used more camera shots next time, as I think it was boring as we just kept using shot reverse shots which was a bit monotonous. Also I think we could have used more angles to show different perspectives and would make it more exciting.
What improvements would you make to your work? Why To improve next time I would add more shots and angles, I would also have more dialogue and a slightly more scientifically accurate storyline as it adds realism to the piece. I would also have the patient do more and focus more on her and include much more reaction shots, as she is very static in my opinion.