Rough cut for the creative ambitions

For the creative ambitions I have done a rough cut of what the project was going to be. This will give me the an idea of what I should do to improve on my work. For this project we decided to make the interviews more comedic, making it different and original.

When looking back over my short film I feel that I have made good timing making 3 mins and 30 secs. This means that it is quite lengthy and not too short. For our camera angles I feel that we did quite well having very different shots for each interview whilst having different locations for each person we interviewed. I feel that this increased the production value of the project. I brought this technique over from my Vox Pop thinking it worked quite well, doing it again proves that it was a good idea. I also like the effect of having very shallow depth of field with the shot making the background out of focus and the foreground where the person is being interviewed in focus.

In terms of making the film a comedy I feel that it was good to try something out of my comfort zone however I feel that it doesn’t work quite how we planned it out, this might be due to the fact that we aren’t actors but also didn’t really plan into detail what exactly we were doing.

Overall I thought all of the B roll that wasn’t comedy was good and the interviews, how they were shot, were very professional I feel I should do another edit making it more serious and see how this compares with the other more comedic work.


day 1 and 2 of production of the ambitions documentary

Day 1 of the production


The first day of shooting was us shooting all the b roll and cut aways for the interviews. We did this first due to the fact that we were focusing more on this than the interview due to the fact that we were taking a more comedic approach to the short film and wanted to film this part first so we could get an idea of what to shoot for the interview and what extract questions to ask.

For the B roll we used one of the expensive cameras to show joe wanting to be a camera operator. We also used three point lighting to try and give a more professional look while also using the TV room to shot most of the B roll.


Day 2 of the production


Day 2 we filmed all four of our interviews, each in different locations. This was the easiest of the 2 days due to the fact that we knew what we were doing from the get go and we could get going as soon as we came in on Wednesday morning. This meant we plenty time for filming and also giving some time to get the best result from the interview without rushing it.

Work ambitions – interview project introduction

In this blog post I will be talking about the most recent project we have been set for the course. The task is on work ambitions and we have to interview three to four people asking them what they would like to do when they are older or what they are studying for. We got to chose our groups, our group is me, Joe, Nathan and Conor. We will also be interviewing each other and not anyone from outside the our class or group.

We the first part of our lesson planning and deciding what we were going to do. When we formed the idea that we should have the interview but also have b roll but muted related with what we what to do. We decided to shoot all of the b roll first in the tv studio and also have some in one of the class rooms with the editing. We used a canon 80d and a sony (ASK CONOR WHAT IT IS CALLED.) This meant that we could get different angles at the same time but also have high quality footage to edit and export. We also decided to have some of the b roll with sound and make it comedic, this will make it more interesting to watch also make more interesting and fun for us to film and edit. We also going have a wide variety of interviews due to the fact that Nathan wants to do editing in the future, while Conor wants to be an actor and Joe wants to be a cameraman. Finally having me wanting to be a director.