Today I edited and uploaded my Vlog on Genre in my short film. I got to talk about the type of genre it is, with it being a coming of age, and how films have inspired me into taking such shots in scenes, as well as following and challenging the types of codes and conventions a coming of age film would follow.
Pre production – research and planning. further developing ideas and planning prior to the process of production. such as storyboards, scripts, equipment list. further developing ideas, and making decisions to carry on from preparation to production.
Production – in film, television, and animation, it refers to the tasks that must be completed in the cinematography department during the process of filming and shooting. Including mise en scene, set design, actors lines, locations, and filming.
Post-production This is the editing, colour correction, and all the work done after the recording of a film has taken place. Advertising can be considered as post-production too.
For my short film, i had to take into account all these factors although i had to mainly focus on the production and post-production more heavily than anything else. Filming and editing has been the biggest factor in making a producing my short film.
After holding feedback, i got told, in the beggining of my short film, non-diagetic sound could really impact the audience. So i decided to shoot a voice over.
I think the voice over has helped intrigue the audience, as well as help them relate due to foreshadowing what comes later in the short film. As it contradicts and proves her wrong. By recording the voice-over with a microphone, it allowed me to get it very clear quality of the actoress’s voice used, the sharp voice was used by an 11 year old girl named Caitlyn.
I chose Caitlyn in year seven, as I know her but also know she sees her self in a similar situation as my character does in my short film.
We recorded in various places, such as the school field, a classroom and then went into an empty spacious hall.
The hall enabled me to receive an echo effect when playing it back, which fits codes and conventions of a voice-over, with speaking from the mind, the voice in your head, which worked perfectly when editing.
I also added in the credits of the short film at the end including casts, and the production crew.
Today I spent to hours creating a trailer for my short film on iMovie.
Gaining inspiration from the trailers of One day and Boyhood as they are the trailers in my genre-coming on age, portrait film. I selected a range of my previous footage used in my short film to promote the film, i made sure to use the best shots in my short film to show off in my trailer.