Whats up?? We have just completed our SOS10 films as i have mentioned in my last post ‘Reflection Week 4B’ Today i am going to be explaining the whole process of making these incredible films. The first stage was planning which included writing scripts, choosing animals and preparing for a piece to camera. The script writing was probably one of the hardest parts and sadly when i showed off my finished product to my parents they said it sounded a lot like my TED talk which is kind of good and also kind of bad. I tried to make my animal sound significant and important to this world but this is rather tricky because i have never heard of them. This leads me on to why i chose this animal. Well the answer is simple, i have never seen it, heard of it or known anything about it where as the other creatures are more commonly talked about. Also i know people aren’t so much into weird/gross things like bugs meaning they are less likely to give this little ‘fella’ a go, especially when it is up against the Baw Baw frog, Orang-hutan, Philippines crocodile, Gorilla, Tasmanian devil, Australian Fur Seal, Helmeted Honey-eater and the Lion . The next stage was production or in other words actually going to the zoo. This meant getting our scripts and our cameras together and filming these creatures in action. For me this was an amazing opportunity as i got to meet the person who is in charge of breeding and caring for these wonders. When i was at the zoo things didn’t really go to plan though because whilst doing my voice overs there was another video playing in the back meaning my voice was a bit hard to make out and the Zoo keeper was not allowed to be filmed as well as having to change my piece to camera because my facts were wrong. Other than that, my experience was great and i learnt a lot more about the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, Plus after i had finished with my filming i was free to enjoy the rest of the day. Then came editing which is always a rush for me. I managed to get together a pretty decent film by Monday afternoon which meant i could have some weight lifted off my shoulders for a little while. There was only one major challenge that i faced during editing and this was the fact that i dislike writing things down on the computer so i wrote down all my sourcing ( which was a lot!) on paper meaning i would have to copy it all down twice but to over come that road block i just wrote down the main websites. Feedback came next and my film got reviewed by five different people with five different opinions. I got really good feedback with only a few tips to improve my film. They were simple to complete though as i just had to make the music softer and try to add a few more videos ( that was practically impossible because there were no more films.) Then came the second round of feedback which is a ll positive to make you feel proud of your final product. Here is my feedback.
Your voice is very clear and It has a clear message and it made me feel about your animal Great Job -Issy
Your voice overs were really good and the images and footage you used where very powerful. Your music was also good and I liked how you chose it to be instrumental so it didn’t take away from the message. -Mikayla
Your voice over is very powerful and clear. You have such a strong message for such a small creature. I really makes you care about the animal. the music was also good.- Mia
The voice-over is very clear, and the images match up to what you are saying. The music and footage is very powerful, as well as the information about how David Attenborough only wanted to see the Lord Howe Island stick insect. – Cecilia
This is a really great film! i love the voice overs they are really clear and the images/footage are really good aswell. Also the music really matches the mood and makes you care about your animal.
this is a great film, i love the music and your pictures suited the film – Samantha
i liked your film but their is a voice in the background of your piece to camera-reuben
I like your choice of music. I also like your facts, They really made me care about the animal. Very good! – Rory
I really liked your film, it had great footage good voice over and piece to camera and music that complements the message. Great job-Tilly
Great music it made me care about this animal – Jesse
I hope you liked my film as much as some of these other people did. I think there is always room for improvement but this was a pretty good attempt.