March 2019 archive

Shot Gun Microphones

This clinic was run by Mrs Williamson and she demonstrated and told us everything we had to know about the cameras. After that we got into groups and tried attaching and detaching the Shot Gun Microphone from the tripod with the adaptor. Did you know that the Adaptor on the Shot Gun Microphone can fit onto any camera? We also tried to shoot a mini film, our one was kind of a dance. Unfortunately we couldn’t finish it because we ran out of time but I think we did quite a good job on it.

Wireless Microphones

Wireless Microphones was run by Mr Henderson. First of all Mr Henderson showed us all the wireless microphone packs and the places where they live. After Mr Henderson demonstrated how to use everything we got into groups of about 6. In our groups we shot a mini film. My group was doing a tongue twister day where Hannah was the news reporter and we all had to say tongue twisters in front of the camera using a microphone. I learned that when you’re using a microphone you hold it just underneath your chin so that you get good audio.

Green Screen

This was our last film school blog post so I was really happy because we could soon start making films. This clinic was basically introducing us to rules and how the green screen works. After that we got to play around on Adobe Premiere Pro in the green screen section. We also produced an other tiny film. We had to go onto Adobe and play around with this clip that students from a couple of years ago did. This was mine.

 

Editing-Adobe Premiere Pro

As I said in my film this is the most important clinic from all the film school blogs. Unfortunately I had to miss out on period 5 when we all got to play with it but it doesn’t matter because I got to play with it in the Green Screen clinic. Adobe Premiere which is the program that we’re using gets used by real directors who make real films. I was astonished when I heard that, but then it is a really complex program to use. Just remember that when you’re searching for Adobe Premiere remember to click on Adobe Premiere Pro not Adobe Premiere Rush.

Shotlists and Storyboards

As I said before this was the most important clinic yet. The reason is because this is where you put all your ideas on creating your film onto. It’s kind of like a seed. I was amazed to discover that planning took 60% of time, production took 10% of time and editing takes 30% of time. Planning takes the most amount of time because this is where you start to create your seed. As we all know writing the draft takes a small amount of time because that’s when you take the ideas from your seed and form then into sentences. The editing part or the publishing part takes a considerable amount of time due to the fact that we have to make sure there are no spelling or punctuation errors and because we want it to look its best. This is why this clinic was so important. .