So finally today, better late then never we filmed our short drama/documentary, we realised after a lot of discussions and uncertainty that we just had to go with what we had and get to work with some improvisation. So we got organised, assigned roles then headed for our location with the tonnes of expensive equipment we had to take care of along the way. We decided to film our drama part of the film we would need some sort of a kitchen or front room, Charlotte decided we would use her Flat so thats where we all headed. When we got to the location we all set the equipment up and got ready to film the confrontation between the family of Emily Rose and her reason for being homeless, sort of like a reconstruction.
Whilst filming the drama scene we all took turns in working with the camera for different scenes and angles, this allowed us all to get a hands on approach of using the camera, the shooting in the flat was a lot of fun and i really enjoyed the team effort. The room was already well lit from the window that was in the room if any thing it added to the homely effect we were trying to get across. After filming in the flat we headed to some of coventry’s wonderful subway system (Sarcasm.) We were going to find an actual real life homeless person for the documentary part but we improvised and used Charlotte, i volunteered to be the interviewer of Emily Rose asking the questions and seeing how she feels, the thing i was most worried about filming in the subway was the lighting but we managed to find quite a well lit spot near the entrance.
The film should look good once its been edited and sound effects added etc, i still would of preferred to have done something different but with a group of such a vast amount this was difficult bearing the sheer size of our group in mind i feel we did well with the film. In future projects i hope we don’t have to do any more group projects with such a big group as it proved very difficult with a lot of different opinions being thrown around.
After Editing and seeing the finished film I’m reasonably pleased with the outcome, ever heard of the saying Polish a turd? well thats what i think we did with this film, i believe the footage was average and the idea was not something i was interested in but i still had input into the production, i feel you have to work with what you’ve got and come to the best outcome possible.
I think the final movie was amateurish at points and the sound was bad throughout the documentary segment as the location we were using was very noisy which made it difficult to hear the actor/actress. I liked the concept of doing part drama part documentary but I personally would of preferred a different subject that I could relate to. I think the editing on the video saved the video from being a massive flop and made the video look quite eye catching to the audience.