My project is a less than a minute film about what a typical online school day is like. I decided to show my making coffee because it is essential for me to get up and get ready for the day. Then I show me doing math homework and then an English assignment from my bed. I tend to do work on my bed a lot when I’m feeling lazy.
High school student ordinary day in online school.
Intent / Goals
FOR YOU: One technical goal I made for myself as an editor was to make sure the edits and cuts I made were clear what they were and you could clearly see what kind of cut or edit I did. One Creative goal I made for myself was to try something new when filming and I came up with an idea to do an invisible cut with no coffee to coffee made.
FOR THE PROJECT: I wanted this short film to be aesthetically pleasing and easy to watch. I wanted to get straight to the point and just show a conventional day in the life of a highschool online student.
I rewatched the 13 edits youtube video about five times just to really grasp what each edit was really about and how to make it happen.
I thought that their examples in the video were really easy to understand and they explained each cut very comprehensibly.
Was each cut shown easy to decipher?
Did all of the cuts blend together and make sense inside the film?
The fade-out cut was not necessary
The standard cut putting the cup on the table needed intention also
In this clip, there were a lot of standard cuts and cuts between the fish tank and the clock trying to make continued suspense. Then when she couldn’t get out of the chains she proceeded to scream underwater and the shot got close to her face showing how scared she was “It was all acting as you could see it was a magic trick.” This continued to make even more suspense for the watcher. They had a couple camera shots from the top with the piranhas all the way down the fish tank below where the lady was about to be dropped in.
One thing I liked about the film clip is that if it’s the first time you are watching it, you would have had no idea that in the end it all worked out and she got out of the tank safely. It really did look like she was getting eaten and she was acting the part very well. Also, the shots between her and the clock ticking down really make the watcher on edge the whole time. Even though I’ve seen this movie multiple times, watching it know what was going to happen still had me anxious to see what would happen next.
This whole movie actually has many really cool editing examples, there is one clip when they are passing a card from a card dec around in a really cool way. This one was in the second movie “Now you see me 2”.
Everything about it, the music, the camera angles, and the card movements was all so cool and fun to watch.
Some things I learned from this week’s exercises were about the different cuts in editing and also, I learned how editors make movies a lot more interesting with sound and different camera angles and zoom.