Friday, 11 February 2011

Update and filming schedule change

Editing seems to be going really well. We have finished editing the footage of the car scene with sound to be edited. We had a slight problem with that scene. During Justing checking to see if Luke was alive there were some Lucazade bottles we had left on the side of the road. We didn't realise till viewing the footage at school we had left these there. Gareth a friend who has helped us with the filming stage suggested we masked the bottles. I got a tutorial and used Adobe after affects to help mask the bottles. This was fairly simple to do, I first had to track the bottles in order to mask them, a tip I got was to start at a middle point and either track forward or backward then vice versa. I then used the pen tool to select an area of the pavement I wanted, this duplicated the area in order for to place it over the bottles. The piece I had chosen was very obvious to notice because of the sharp edges so I had to use the feather tool to lighten the edges. Final to make the pavement the same colour I used the effect RGB curves to lighten the pavement and make it blend in.

We have one last scene to film which we will finish after half term and in the meantime continue editing.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Film Shoot Day

We filmed yesterday (Sunday 6th) at ........... We arrived at location at 11:00 this was later than intended however we had no access to the premises until Lucy our actress arrived. Filming went well. I mainly directed that day giving camera shots and directions to the cast and crew. Sam helped to slate things and do a bit of sound and camera work and Justin did a lot of sound and camera work.

We changed the script slightly that day due to fact we had trouble with some props which meant we had to cut out the scene where Luke's hand gets stuck in Caroline's hair. We also accidentally missed out the end of the bathroom scene. We were going to add an additional scene however this didn't fit in with the rest of the plot and would of looked out of place possibly ruining the feel of the film we were creating.

We didn't really have any problems yesterday however because we were filmimg for about 5hours+, battery started to get low on both cameras. Luckily we did have chargers for both cameras during scene set up's so we charged the cameras to get them to last for the day.

Since arriving back at school today we have managed to select the best clips of the 7d and have yet to convert and match the sound from the panasonic. The quality of the footage was really good and was increased by lighting. We took some before and after shots to witness the difference. (input picture) I have started to edit together a few clips and add colour grading. This has made a huge improvement to the overall quality and has increased the prossional look we are after.

We have one more shoot left which plan to do shortly. We are now just focusing on editing and finsihing of the poster which we will organise a photo shoot for.