Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Looking back on my progress from my first preliminary task to my final film, it is clear that there are massive improvements, in both my editing and my variety of shots used, to make the film more visually interesting. Firstly, I feel like I have grown more confident with my use of the programme Premiere Pro, and I feel like I can now confidently edit shots together, more so than I did in my preliminary task, as my editing process for my film was a lot more proficient than that of my preliminary task. In my preliminary task I used the 180 degree editing rule to convey a conversation between two people. However, I did not include dialogue in my film, meaning I could not compare my progression in this editing skill, as the 180-degree rule is disregarded in my film. However, I feel that using the 180-degree rule in my preliminary task helped me to improve my confidence in my editing skills, and inspired e to use a variety of editing techniques in my final film, such as having two-person shots. I would never have been able to use this technique without the preliminary task as it helped me grow in confidence. Furthermore, I feel that my continuity editing has improved since my preliminary task. After our preliminary task we were assigned another task to practice out skills, this time focusing more on editing techniques rather than camera angles. This task was to film something mundane and try to make it seem more exciting by adding some different editing techniques and adding music. I decided to film myself making a risotto, and used a variety of different camera angles and added music, which gave me more confidence when editing my final film because it meant that I knew how to apply sound effects to my work. This confidence continued throughout my final product and inspired me to use a selection of different shots, for example trying to use more irregular angles, such as when the characters step over the camera in the beginning of my film. Another practice that has helped me to make my final film better is the use of After Effects. I learnt to use the programme when creating fairly complex products, such as my ident and my title sequences, making the film seem more professional.