Sequences are one of the first things you learn when filming anything. Sequences are just as important as making sure your shots are in focused. Its an obvious thing, but without it, your video wouldn't flow or work as well as if you had those elements in. For those of you who don't know what sequences are, they are series of video clips that tell a story. For example, if I were to film someone typing on a computer, i would start off with a wide of where they are. Then do a medium shot of them and the computer. Followed by a close up of the keys being pushed and maybe his face looking at the screen. All the shots show different things but they emphasis that the person is using a computer. In my first draft of my 1st quarter video, all my shots we all over the place with no thought to it. At least I did film sequences. I just didn't place them in order. So making sure I have sequences is a great thing to work on for me.
Another thing that I could possibly work on would be getting my work done faster. One thing that I didn't do after we finished filming interview is to start transcribing right away. I waited 3 days after all of my interviews were done to start transcribing. That wasn't such a great thing when the due date for scripts started getting closer and closer. Once I was done transcribing, I had only 3 days to get my script done and maybe pre checked by Mr.M so that when the real due date for scripts came, There wouldn't be so many changes to make. The faster you get things done, the more free time you have in the end. But that doesn't mean you have to rush your work. Work effectively and use your time wisely.
For second quarter, me and Micah will be making a music video for the Kauai Visitors Bureau which will show off Kauai. The thing that me and Micah will need to do is plan ahead. We need to find plan out everything. Planning ahead will help a lot with any project you do. If you know that your interview will be outdoors, then you might want to bring a sun reflector with you. For example, if you know that you are gonna film at night, make sure you bring a light with you incase it gets too dark. You also wanna plan what shots you are gonna film. You might wanna bring a mono pod if you are gonna have to fit in tight spaces when filming b-roll.
Improving is something that you wanna do everyday. It will be very hard to be perfect but there will always be something that you can improve on. Even if you get an +A on your project, it doesn't mean it was perfect and everything was done correctly. Maybe one of your interviews audio wasn't as loud as your other interviews. You can always improve. So good luck in 2nd quarter!!!