Intention (SMART Goal)
By January 28th, as part of my film team, I will explore the director role by following “17 Practical Tips for Becoming a Successful Film Director” guide to use quality blocking to tell a better story.
PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY
Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)
He is a very successful and noticeable director with a lot of experience.
- Brainstorm plot (3) and create Storyboard (3)
- Create slideshow presentation (1)
- Write script including setting and dialogue between two actors (5)
- Decide shooting location (3) actors (2)
- Procure cameras (2) and sound capture equipment (2)
- Build timeline for pre-production, production, and post-production(3)
- Write shot list including camera angles (3)
- Film the scene with 3 cameras (8)
- Capture sound/compose music (8)
- Upload film and sound (3)
- Label shots and sound files (2)
- Decide which takes to use or discard (5)
- Capture ADR of dialogue between the 2 actors (5)
- Edit shots together (8) and layer music/sound (5)
- Present slideshow (2) and present film (1)
PRODUCTION – ACTION
POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION
21st Century Skills
I was a critical thinker and problem solver as we had to change the scrip and make sure the final product still turned out well. I had to be mindful of everyone on the team and work from a distance due to covid.
Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)
I was able to think creatively as I had to find ways to communicate with my team and help create a film from a distance since I was absent for most of the film. I had to use critical thinking to figure out what to do since I was directing.
Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)
I communicated with my group and collaborated to ensure every part of the film was done with quality to produce a nice film in the end. it was important for me to stay engaged even though I was not actually present for a fair amount of the film so communication was key.
Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)
I used time during pre-production to research the role of director. I was able to find examples of successful and good directors so I could learn from them. I also found helpful hints and techniques that I could use during the film process.
Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)
Our group was able to overcome troubles in able to create a quality film. I had previously worked with two of my group members which helped in order with communication.
Reactions to the Final Version
“I think it worked well to have a dark background with the bright lighting to set the mood” -Kenny
Self-Evaluation of Final Version
I liked the final version. I wish the film location was a little more realistic since it was just a dark room. Also, our team did a great job collaborating especially dealing with many people being gone at times. I really liked the final version. I love how my team was able to all work together to create an even better version of what we discussed. I was surprised to view all the decisions I had made and what others had chosen.
What I Learned and Problems I Solved
I learned that you have to give very clear instructions or people can take what you say the very wrong way. I still like how the film turned out. Communication with my team was difficult at times since I was absent for a lot of the production process.
Grammar and Spelling
I used Grammarly for spelling and grammar.