As our first real hands on experience in Media Arts combined, my group, the Red Team, endeavored to create an in-camera edit showcasing a location.
Admittedly we didn’t really have much of an idea going into the project. Our ideas essentially developed as filming went on.
It could be said that in our excitement to begin we sort of rushed into filming, because we didn’t get 30 seconds of black. We did instead get 30 seconds of a stable shot of a puddle as rain poured down into it.
We began by filming this cold, gloomy and rainy scene in the middle of Liacouras Walk, and as production went on we continued to establish the scene. Perhaps half way through the film we introduced a character who we followed through the remainder of the film. The film ends as he meets another mysterious figure in a shadowy park, shakes his hand, and a third hand enters the frame as the film ends.
Of course, we also forgot to film 30 seconds of black at the end of the film. So, there were certainly flaws, and I tend to be a bit critical of my own work because it’s good to be able to step back and admit you have room for improvement every now and again.
Regardless, I think out film turned out decently, given the limited time and minimal planning, and I enjoyed my time working with my group. Certainly a positive experience, overall.