So, first of all, I think that we did a decent job on our first short film. It kind of wasn't the best story, but it was good for the first try. Hopefully, we will know to do better in the real deal. I think we did good because we all got along most of the times, and yes there were some arguments and blue times, but it all worked out in the end, and we are all still friends! As far as the story goes, I think we did an okay job, just because I think that if someone were to watch it that wasn't from our class, they wouldn't have laughed as much, or made many positive comments…only because we all know each other in the class, so that's why we think things funnier. We did a good job on our title though, I must say. (Well, Brandon did)… I think that if we didn't get along so well, we wouldn't have done the what we did. So we all had a good time, and that, to me, is what's most important.
Second of all, there were some things we could improve. Things that include teamwork. When I say teamwork, I mean working as a team to get it done. A few people didn't have jobs most of the time. To be honest, I think that Brandon sorta did most of the work, because he basically edited most of it, and filmed most of it. Then, Micah filmed parts of it after the first half of the film. os, something we need to work on is letting everyone have apart in this film, and not just give all the jobs to one person. We also need to work on our sequencing from one shot to the other, as well as making sure we don't have too long of shots and profile shots, because that sort of dropped the audiences attention at some point. So, we definitely need to make sure that gets fixed.
Lastly, I could sort of help with our issues by maybe being the spotter, and make sure that everything is going well, like a double check. Maybe I could help remind people that we all need to be doing something, and we can't get distracted and run away from the group, just because they don't want to film anymore. We spent like more than five minutes looking for one of our group members because they went somewhere where we couldn't find them, and we needed that person to be with us and help out. Also, we could all work on an interesting strategies or effects and stuff like that, that will help us out in the contest. It could be anything, like I could even just try to explore all the buttons in Final Cut Pro.
I think both Sweet Sixteen teams did an overall good job on our first tries. With just a little push, both teams can do a great job in the real competition, which is coming up in nine days! I am so excited to go to Florida and meet our pen pals! Good luck to you all! I heard that it will be even more difficult this year, so lets all do our best, and not just 'try', but actually DO! Hope you all had a fabulous day, and we'll see you back here on Brooke's blog next week!