Hey guys! So I know it's kinda early to be talking about fourth-quarter projects, But it's always good to get a early start. Fourth-quarter is when you get to choose whatever project you want to do whether it would be a PSA, commercial, movie trailer, news story, or even a short film. Fourth-quarter is always the most fun yet challenging quarter. This year me and Micah are planning on making another short film. Last year me and Micah also made another short film but I really think that we can make a better one this year. Currently we are in the process of thinking about our story.
Last year me and Micah me a short film together and we made it more of a comedy type of film. It was called Kings of Pranks. Unfortunately we decided to make a short film last minute. While we were pitching our ideas for fourth-quarter me and Micah quickly ask each other if we wanted to make a short film and we made decision to make one right then and there. It wasn't exactly the best idea but we managed to pull through and make the short film. The hardest part about making the short film was thinking about the idea and the story. So what we did was we went around the media class and asked other students to give us a title and then we would create a short film around the title. It was kind of challenging to pick the best title but then we realized that the title is only a small part of the short film. So since me and Micah are getting an early start to making our short film, it should be a lot easier.
The next thing in my car thinking about is to film it at sleeping giant. Couple of weeks ago me and Micah went hiking up sleeping Giant. During the beginning of the hike, we found this really cool place with all these pine trees that made it look like a forest in the middle of nowhere. There are so many things that we can film there. We can make it an action movie, horror movie, or even a comedy but it all depends on what works. Not only does the scenery look cool at sleeping giant but it adds a little bit of production value. That's basically the technical quality of all the sets, props, actors, and all the things that make the movie look good. The better your film looks, the more production value it has. And that's what our film needs a lot of. And that is what filming at a place like sleeping giant will give you.
Right now, we are in the process of looking at some other short films to help us spark some ideas. The hard part about that is we don't want to copy any ideas. It is very hard to come up with original ideas but it is possible. Usually when you see a cool video, you wanna make a video just like that but you can't. Unless you are making some kind of a parody. We've been talking about some ideas that we could make a film about and trying to get them fine tuned but it's taking a while. But overall, the whole process of thinking of an idea and making the script should be the hardest part. Which is why, this part takes the longest. You should be spending your time with creating a solid story and that's what we are trying to do.
I hope you all turned in your PSA on time. So now it's time to start 4th quarter. Just remember to start early and to keep on working because this may be the hardest quarter of the school year. We always need a lot of time mostly to create a script and film so better star working. Until next time, bye!