1. Final Project Feedback

    Feedback given:
    - Editing glitch in some transitions.
    - Fading to black in the last shot not consistent with original.
    - White balance not correctly set in corridor scene.
    - Lighting wire visible.

    Initially the transition between the long pause and the character looking down was simply a fade from a freeze frame. In the final edit we changed that to be a fade from a slowed down clip. This allowed the transition to be almost seamless, yet there is still a small amount of shakiness. We could have simply kept the pause much shorter than the original to save having to edit in a dodgy transition.
    We had a lot of constraints in that corridor – for example it was very narrow, and not very long. If I had walked back any further than I did with the camera, I would have run into the light we had set up just behind the camera. To try and emulate the original clip (in which she walks past the camera into darkness) we had the actor walk into a darkened room off camera left. It was an issue with location choice, and we will have to consider more closely in future whether or not out choice of shooting locations is good for our shot.
    I am still getting used to these cameras, having been trained using DSLR’s before. Adjusting white balance properly is something I just need to practice.
    We should have been more observant when reviewing the shots on location. It was impossible to edit it out of the shot.

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  2. Gordon Tsang, a veteran of the Edinburgh Parkour scene, takes us through some of the key aspects of Bristo Square and he explains why it his favorite spot to train at in Edinburgh.

    Assignment Brief:
    You are to make a 1 minute portrait of an individual in an environment that is important to the individual you are shooting. They can be posed or directed for the camera or you can work in a more documentary approach. As part of this exercise, you are to pay particular attention to the quality of lighting. You can work with the existing light or supplement it with the basic skills learned in the lighting workshop. Pay particular attention to consistency in lighting from shot to shot.

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  3. The assignment was to shoot in 4 distinctly different ways, and explain the settings you used. This is a very simple response to that brief, and a small introduction for myself into making titles in Premiere Pro.

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  4. EXERCISE BRIEF: In no less than 5 shots, document a space you know well.

    My first idea was to shoot a short sequence documenting the bike shed in my student flats. It is a dark and scary looking place, which I thought would be visually interesting enough to fill the brief. However, after losing my footage from my initial shoot, I was left in a panic in the editing lab. Not sure what to do, I got together a camera, a tripod and my slider which I had by chance, and filmed and edited this in a bout an hour and a half. Considering the circumstance, I'm relatively pleased with how the shots turned out. The white balance is not set correctly I know, I am still learning how to do this properly.

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