You are on page 1of 3

Evaluation 7

Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? When staring my preliminary task, I learnt how to set up a tripod and use a camera. The tripod had to be extended by the tripods legs to make the tripod longer, by doing this the tripod helped the camera access different angles, such as; high angle and low angle. By learning this in the preliminary task, it helped with my final product as I could use these angles to make the characters dominant or submissive. By knowing how to use the camera, it helped me know what each function on the camera did, for example; in the preliminary task, I had to familiarize myself with the camera, in the full product, I used a switch at the side of the camera to make the setting more darker but seeable to add a more gloomy affect which would link with our genre; horror.

During the preliminary task, we had to include continuity editing, as it was compulsory. Match on Action: Match on Action makes the scene look more realistic as the characters action matches the next scene. In the final product, I used a lot of match on action as the character was walking and you could see the scenes matching each time. This makes the scene more realistic, smooth and professional.

Shot/Reverse Shot: The shot/reverse shot shows a conversation between a number of people, the benefits of using shot/reverse shot is that you can see the characters facial expression when they are speaking. In my final production, I did not use shot/reverse shot as none of my characters were speaking.

180 Degree Rule: The 180 degree rule must be abided when filming. This means that the camera must stay on one side and does not cross the other side. In my preliminary task, my group broke the 180 degree rule by swapping the camera on the opposite side from what we started with when recording the preliminary. However, due to breaking the 180 degree rule when doing the preliminary task, when creating my final product, I was careful not to break the 180 degree rule.

This is part of my final production, in these two pictures you can see that the camera was kept on the left hand side at all times so we did not break the 180 degree rule.
Camerawork: This is the characters POV (Point Of View) so the audience can see what the character sees and feels like they are in the same position as the character.

This is an extreme close up of the character to show the characters emotions and age so the audience can relate to the age.

This is a POV shot as it shows the characters POV of being punched.

This is an over the shoulder shot taken from a high angle to show how submissive the school girl is.

Editing: Whilst editing my final production, I used final cut pro to edit my raw footage. Whilst using final cut pro, I learnt how to add effects onto particular shots to give it more effect, for example; on some of the shots, I used a grayscale effect and inserted a recording button on the top left hand corner of the screen so the audience can identify that it is a camera phone recording someone. Also, I learnt how to fade out music when I wanted to include a different score music so the sounds do not clash when they are playing. Also, I learnt how to add a gloomy effect to every shot included by making the colour of each shot darker so that the audience knows that it is a horror film so the mise-en-scene is correct for the genre.