Saturday, March 9, 2013

the pen project... my first real film, kinda...

A Pen's Story
is the title of my little film and I learn a few many things.
#1. One person alone can NOT make a film
No matter how great you are, you still need a team of at least 3 to 5 people!
#2. Even if a shot was good or even GREAT, take 3 more shots just to be safe!!
#3. Check your equipment before you rent it
Make sure it's the stuff you know how to use, I got a different tripod and didn't know how to set it up so I had to finish up with hand held everything!! It sucked!
#4. Don't be afraid to work all day and get down and dirty
#5. Save your film in 2 places other than the SD card
On your computer and an external hard drive would be fine (or just on two hard drives), this way you can erase and free up space on the SDHC Card, which makes it easier to download your next project. It's a very complicated problem for me this time.
#6. This is a student rule... 
If you need help, ask the teacher!
I emailed mine, with a simple little problem and he showed up in person 5 minutes later to help! AWESOME!
#7. Have FUN!
Once I started editing it was more fun than the filming, because while editing is difficult, it is not a 3 to 5 person job. 

Here's some pics of the program I was working with:
(I'll upload some real pictures at a later time, since I'm updating on a PC and not a Mac)

And here's my little unfinished film,


Obviously... I had issues!

I learned a lot with this project, and I plan to finish it one day, but it's no longer a priority.
I'll up load the finish project when I do... finish it!!    

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