Journal Entry: 19.05.17

So today we had the rough-cut presentations and it’s safe to say that mines weren’t so bad, the lecturer obviously commented on my lack of footage and the length of the footage which was featured, which he claimed was a bit too long in duration and that I should attempt to shorten them if it is possible, I have taken this advice and already began to shorten them and add in more shots to break it up a little. One of the major points he brought up was my soundtrack, which he said was good, however, if I am to use this later in the final cut, I should consider placing the footage to suit the track rather than just have the footage scattered like I had in the rough-cut, but if not, then I should consider having another track as a backup, which I have already sorted as of this post.

Overall the presentation went well, and I have walked away from it with a clear view of how I want my final cut to look.

Journal Entry: 15.05.17

Doing some last minute touches to my rough cut for my showreel for presentation on the 19th, so far I have enough footage to get by at 45 seconds which is all properly colour corrected and placed effectively, however, it does not feature a required copyright notice, but I will add that once I begin my final cut.

I also began writing up a voice over for my ARFC documentary, and have a rough idea of what I want to talk about, but so far I have a brief history of the rovers, mentions of who I am interviewing and a little about their work within their community, however, there has to be much more added in the coming days.

Journal Entry: 12.05.17

Relating to my last post, I didn’t manage to find the time to shoot some extra footage, so instead have decided that after the rough-cut presentations is will be adding a little more of my creative break work to it, however, I am not sure how this will fly with the lecturers who will be examining the final cut at another presentation set for the 9th of June.

The footage I have is well shot, colour balanced and focused, which is the essentially the criteria which I need to meet for the final presentation so I think I am on the right track.

Journal Entry: 10.05.17

I took a break from my documentary for today and started preparing my rough cut of my showreel for presentation on the 19th of May. Already I have made it to 45 seconds and have much more to add to the reel, I think that I could be doing with a little bit of extra footage, however, and will likely be heading out in the coming days to shoot, but for now I think it is a good start, I even have my track featured which in my opinion is good!

Journal Entry: 07.05.17

Spent a lot of time piecing together my documentary today, and from what I am seeing so far I am not impressed with.

A lot of the footage is grainy and not well lit, something which I was hoping to avoid, and this was probably caused by my not having booked out any lighting what so ever, and focused on natural lighting. I believe this was very amateur of me due to my three years of experience using all of the lighting equipment and I should have though better, however, my plan is to persevere and make an attempt at writing this wrong in the editing suite.

Journal Entry: 05.05.27

Today I have begun to gather all of the footage for my ARFC documentary together, and what I have seen after my day of filming I am far from impressed with. Although the footage itself seems to be good in regards to framing, focus and color balance, it was recorded using only camera audio, which I am not too pleased with myself about, as this, on my part, is an amateur move. However, nonetheless, I will power through and will be looking at ways to combat this unfortunate mistake and make the best possible documentary I can.

Journal Entry: 03.05.17

So…today I began to put together my rough cut for my graded unit showreel.

right now I am only at 13 seconds, and I am thinking that I will most likely be handing in a 40 or so second rough cut. however, I think my rough cut will perfectly get across the idea which I am hoping my final cut will reveal.

the footage I am using in my rough cut is taken from my creative break project, Albion Rovers interviews and a Chris Ashton acoustic session. I am using this footage based on my belief that is is part of a select few projects which I consider to be my best work.

Journal Entry: 02.05.17

Today I have now received a track for my showreel. It is a nu-disco track created by Paul Welch, and will most definitely be featured in the showreel.

As expected for giving me the track to use, I will be giving Paul a credit in my end copyright notice of my showreel which I will make when editing together my showreel, which will be happening in the coming days along with the editing of my documentary.