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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

Over the months I have learned a wide variety of skills when filming and also when editing. When we filmed our preliminary task we gained a lot of ideas on what conventions we thought would succeed in making our thriller stand out but when we came to filming we found some of the previous conventions weren’t as effective as we thought. So this meant we had too ref-film our opening not once but twice. The footage we got the second time wasn’t long enough so we had to re-shoot. I have learnt that planning is the key to making a successful opening, e.g. making a detailed storyboard of every shot and the dialogue of every character to avoid having to re-film due to not having enough footage. Overall I generally feel that our group learnt a lot as we progressed every time we re-filmed and we all worked well and managed to discuss our ideas and not experience any arguments.

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