What have I learnt in the progression
from the prelimanry task to the finished
Costumes was a very important role whilst producing the final thriller. This is because we thought it was necessary to stick to the rule of mise-en-scene. This includes setting the costumes, hair, makeup, props and settings. Looking back at our preliminary exercise the mise-en-scene was not that much of a big deal as we filmed it in one day and did not have much time.However we did try
and make the best out of it as it was set in a classroom which set the setting of being in a school and props were used such as pens to set the characters. But whilst planning the final product we took the mise-en-scene into consideration very much. We worked very hard on the costumes of all of the characters and the props that were used. We made sire that the setting was appropriate and
would match the action of what is happening. The progression of the mise-en-scene was very successful as everything turned out the way we wanted.
Throughout the process of making the final product many skills and techniques were
introduced. From the preliminary task we did not have many skills about how tp edit in Final
Cut Express, camera angles and how to add effects. During the process of the conducting
the final product, I gained skills that I did not know before and that I used in the editing
process of the final thriller. The sources of technology also developed as the cameras we
used were much better for the final product as they were HD. The programmes that we used
to edit such as LiveType was also introduced to us.
Due to time, we as a team could see the progression from the preliminary task to the final product.
This is because whislt filming and editing the preliminary task we planned, filmed and edited all within
a week. Because of the short time we was given we did not really focus on perfection and quiality.
However, due to the time given to produce our final thriller, we really took it into consideration. We
planned way before filming which gave us time to perfect the storyline. Whilst filming we took into
consideration all of the skills and techniques that we learnt over the year. The amount of time we
had for our final product gave us time to set the scenes, characters and make the editing to the
standards we wanted. Time was a big importance as it gave us time to plan and produce.
The sound and music used really progressed from the preliminary task to the final product. In the
preliminary task we did not use any music because we thought that it wasn't necessary. But however
in the final product we used an instrumental mostly all the way through the film. We also added in
sound effects for the title sequence which made it match the action. Whilst filming the preliminary task
we had difficulties with the sound as it was not captured. However we took this into consideration as
the sound captured for our final product came out fine. Linking back to time this gave us longer to be
able to adjust the sound in Final Cut Express for our final product.
The camera angles and shots that we used in the preliminary task was just simple. There was not many camera
angles and shots due to the fact that there was not much to the storyline. We used match on action and eye line shots
in the preliminary task which we did not use in the final product. The pan and over the shoulder shot was done very
well in the preliminary task which we was very happy about. In our final thriller we tried to use as many shots and
angles as possible. We used over the shoulder, pan. tracking shots, eye line matches and close ups. At the end of it
all we found out how to produce them altogether and learnt how to cut the shot when it was not needed.
Planning was a very important role in our thriller product as we had to plan exacally what we wanted at what time of the film. We had to make
sure that we would be able to carry out the process correctly. We did not plan out our preliminary task as it was only a short task which we was
able to plan out on the spot. The progression of being able to think ahed was very good as we thought hard about whether it would be sucessful
or not. We learned that planning is one of the main concepts of making and producing a thriller film as it sets a guide for us to complete.