I worked with Matt Pettifer on this short film. We were given the title 'The Package' and told we had to make a short film - about one minute long. This film could be of any genre and narrative, just following the conventions of a film.
First, we brainstormed ideas on the story, and then planned how we were going to include each shot with use of a story board. After the preparation we got our cast and went out to film. We found that the longest part of the job was probably the editing. I think the way we have cut the scenes together and made use of the song by timing it with the actions worked especially well.
I personally feel some of the best parts included the first few scenes of the three boys running to the car and the different shots taken from different places to get them there, I think this was good tripod work. Along with the pulling off and stopping of the car timed with the music and the comedy part of it. Although we did film one bit wrong where the bollard was already in front of the car before they drove off and then it suddenly moved, this was a mistake which we acknowledged, just ran out of time to fix. Although i thought this shot with the doors all closing at once worked really well. The scene just before with the door locks being unlocked could have been filmed a lot better without the dissolve setting on the camera, and also a lot quicker.
In the last scene I think the zooming onto the package looked good, however was spoiled by the camera moving when the door knocks, this was another problem that could easily be fixed with more time.
Overall I feel we done a good job in the space of time we had to make the film. We got to experiment with the camera and discover which parts we were better at, and what needs work. It is good preparation for our coursework in which I shall be working with Matt again to produce a five minute long short film.