Post Production Evaluation
For the post production module this semester we had three tasks, two of which were to beachieved in pairs and the final one which was an individual project. The three pieces of workcovered the following three genres; Drama, Documentary and Comedy. As well as theseprimary tasks, we were also given a range of smaller secondary tasks to meet week to weekwhich were set to help enhance our views and knowledge of the world of post-production.These were in the form of given research questions, a reading list and self-directed editingreviews on a visual medium of our choice.The TasksDrama: Drama comes in various hybrid forms, there is also a difference between editingdrama in film and TV, whereby one is more factory based and the other is more about thecreativity and variance. W
ith this in mind I put myself in the “Creativity and Variance” mode
for editing this drama piece. For the pairs projects I worked with Clarice. The footage for theDrama piece entitled
was one of the hardest. We were given the raw footagewhich we went through and labelled, and though there was a script readily available, it wasstill challenging to form a narrative that not only we as the creators, but the audiencemembers understood. Overa
ll I don’t think we quite achieved the universal understanding
status that we had in mind and the final piece leaned more towards the experimental sidebut the majority of feedback we got back from the class was positive.Around the time of putting together the edit for the Drama piece I had recently finishedreading In The Blink Of An Eye
and true to the title of the book the quotethat stood out to me and helped me when editing the picture was the following quote;
Look at the lamp across the room. Now look back at me. Look back at the lamp. Now look back at me again. Do you see what you did? You blinked. Those are cuts.
(Murch, Pg.60, 2001). Iapplied this when editing, which helped me not to focus on one character to long. The moreI started the more interesting the picture/voiceover and therefore the longer I kept the cut,and the same goes for the opposite. Not every cut was inspired by this technique but itcame in handy when deciding whether or not a cut was necessary in a place I was unsureabout.