- October 27th, 2011
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I had a good reason to miss it! I was on a shoot today that wrapped at about 8 pm. I’m on sound again, and it’s really very stressful.
I was rather bummed at having to miss seeing everyone’s films completed. In the last few weeks, it seemed as if there was no shortage of Film-TV students to be found in the edit suites, either fine-tuning some already great works, or frantically making last minute alterations. As for ours, I hope it was well-recieved. I am proud of it in the end, even though we had technical difficulties along the way. It certainly hasn’t put me off making documentaries in the future, which is probably a triumph! I just need to learn to get over my shyness and start approaching people if I know I have a good story.
Of course, Cassie, Celine and Alene were invaluable and great to work with (if we didn’t get ourselves sidetracked by youtube – a very real danger when you spend any length of time underground in the edit suites!). I hope I have the opportunity to work with them in the future.
As I didn’t get to see all the doco’s screened tonight, I’m going to talk about the two that I saw very close to completion, if not already completed (when I saw them last, both groups told me they need minor adjustments – I didn’t see how, but we’re all so picky about our own films.)
First is the documentary that I believe was officially titled ‘Karl’ by Lincoln, Jason, Kieran and Charles. The basic concept it looking at the story of Karl, who late in his life, decided he wanted to be an actor. Karl is such a character, that it’s hard not to love this film. The opening scene in which he plays different characters, all talking about himself, is hilarious, and even though it’s him, and he’s showing off his acting, Excellent use of cutaway footage, nice clear sound – this is a really enjoyable short doco.
And then there is Mel, Alex, Maddie and co.’s doco about the group of deaf dancers (apologies that I cannot think of the name right now) – I think choosing to focus on three dancers for their story was a smart move – too many people and the film would have seemed crowded and less personal. The use of sound I figured would be very important from the start, and I completely agree with the choice to use subtitles rather than voice over. We watch the screen then, rather than listen, and we can still see the way they use their hands to talk, even though we’re still reading. The music was the perfect compliment.
Well, short reviews and a rather short post to wrap up Film-TV 2. I’m hoping I get a chance to watch many of the other films as well (so far I’ve only seen bits of others – not enough to do them justice, and even the two above I haven’t seen in a few days). And like I said above, I hope to be participating in more doco’s in the future!