The story is one of the most important things in a film. If you have a horrible story then that will cause your video to be a bit boring. In every story there is conflict. If there isn’t any conflict, then theres no story. We spent a lot of time thinking about the story and trying our best to fine tune our story. We constantly pulled scenes out of the script, we added more scenes to the script, and changed many ideas. All of this was to try and get the best story possible. Our story may not be the best in the world but I think our storytelling skills have improved throughout the years. Hopefully, this film will make you sad and give you the chills.
I also want to show our short film because this will be one of the films where I am mainly focused on the cinematography and that means that I will be able to get the shots as nice and cinematic as possible. Since we just got the new DJI Ronin, we plan on using that for our film. But also plan to have some hand held shots to give a more dramatic effect. Since we have our story approved, it will be a lot more easier to focus on cinematography. We also plan on color grading our shots to give it a cinematic feeling. Usually if you stick with the footage you get in camera, you will tend to get a digital look. But we don’t want that look. As Mr.M always says, Good to Great. I am also going to account for lighting. Usually if you can see what you are filming then the lighting would be considered good. But I want it great. So we also plan on filming during the golden hour or the magic hour. Is it basically a term for an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset. Filming during this time of the day will result in a very interesting shot with a much nicer image. I just hope that all goes accordingly when we are filming.
The last reason why I wanna share our film is to show what I have learned throughout my years in the CKTV Media Class. Me and Micah have been in the class for 3 years and we plan on showing off the things that we have learned throughout those years. Its our last chance to show our filmmaking skills as a middle school student. We planned on making this our best middle school project and we will plan to make an even better video in high school. Plus, this is our very last project in the CKTV Media Class. So this project will certainly be a memorable project and someday, I will think back to making this project and it will bring back many memories. This year was a great year and I wanna end it in a great way!
Looks like time flies fast when you're having fun! My life would not be the same without the CKTV Media Class. I can’t really imagine what my life would be like without this life. I've met a whole bunch of great people and made friendships that will last forever. No matter how stressful and hard the class got, I never regret joining the class. This 4th quarter film will be the last thing that me and Micah leave behind as CKTV students. Not to mention all the hard work that we will be putting into this project. So that is why I want to show our short film. Until next time, bye!