I think we did pretty good, considering that we had less time than last year. I think we came up with a good story that had a visible main character, which the audience could "bond" with. Our shots were nicely filmed and there was good dialogue (Voice Overs) to keep the story going. The actors did a good job in acting and a good job in making the small improvisation along the way.
I think what didn't work was the jobs. I think that we should split the jobs up equally, just so we are all participating and not all the work is going on just one person. Some of us were confused with our jobs because we didn't have a back up job. Like if you're an actor and the film doesn't need you to be an actor, then your back up job could be editing or at least doing something behind the scenes. I know that my job and some of the other team member's jobs kept switching. At one point I was script writer, then I was sound, then watcher of the equipment (bags), sound again, then I became and editor. So I think we should have one main job, then one alternative job.
We do have some room for improvement. An improvement we could make is in the sound department. Since we are using the boom mic, it picks up a lot of background noise. The microphone, could come a little closer to the actors who are talking, so that the mic. can picks up the conversation. Another improvement that could be made would be in time management. We took about 2 hours to come up with the story, which left us with 6 hours to film and edit. We found ourselves rushing at the end to export. When we think of the main idea of the story we should all agree on one story, so that it's not so time consuming.
Over all I think we did a pretty good job, since this is our first practice with the new time limit. The way we know we did good was when we turned around, after the film played on the big screen, and you see people starting to tear up. The pending question that must be answered is . . .
"Do we want to do anything during spring break to work on these things? We already have our last practice scheduled for that last weekend of the break but do we want to do anything extra besides that?"
I think that it would be good to have another practice to work on managing our time, assigning jobs, and the sound. With another practice, we can also try and see how we do a second time, because who knows the first time could always be luck. You may never know. Practice makes Perfect! Till next time... BYE!