This week, my group and I wrapped up our mini-movie we named Misplaced. It’s a story about a girl, Stephanie, who is transported into the year 2019 from 1989. This story follows her adventure and the friends she makes along the way.
This majority of this week was spent shooting and editing. The shooting was fun and the time flew by, but it took a lot longer than I imagined the process would take. And our video wasn’t even that long in the end. I learned early on that it’s easier to take multiple cuts of the same scene so you can piece together the story in different ways. It also helps to try takes from different pans or angles to give more selection during post-production.
I was in charge of cutting and editing the film. It was a lot of fun to find music and sound effects and watching the project come together as I worked. In order of length of time, it took: Filming took the longest because there were a lot of moving parts that needed to line up. Second, was cutting the footage. I had to sift through tons of footage before I found what I wanted to use. Editing was a little easier, consisting of layering audio, adding visual filters and effects, and adjusting the levels of volume for different scenes.
We filmed on my Nikon camera which was super handy. The only issue we ran into was that the audio would come off as a little quiet in some scenes, causing us to have to take more takes than we would have needed to otherwise.
It was a fun and challenging project that really let us stretch our creativity. I enjoyed working on it with my groupmates!
The other thing we had to do this week’s daily creates; 3 of them. My first daily create was to share a gif that described the Daily Create channel.
My second daily create was to share a gas station design that was intriguing to us.
For my third daily create, I shared an image of a strange or confusing street sign.