Small changes.

•September 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Today is the last day of the quarter for me! Even though I am technically done with all of my classes now, I am going to fix a few things on my documentary.

After my critique yesterday, here are some of the things that I am going to fix:

1. Add a drop shadow on my opening titles, to better read them against the background.

2. Color correct on the home video footage to add a little more contrast.



Last week!

•September 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I can’t believe that it is already the last week of my Senior Project class, it feels like just yesterday when I started the preproduction of my film. Yesterday we had a presentation of our final films. I think it went pretty well. For the most part I am finished with my film, other then a few small changes. Last weekend I finished all of the things on my previous to do list. The only thing that I didn’t do was take DJ’s name out of the beginning. I think it works better keeping it in. Barbara also sat down with me last week and helped me with music. She suggested that I try using sound effects during the home video footage, and along with part of my ending. I did just that and I think it fits pretty nicely. She also helped me with finding an opening song. She had me chose a bunch of random interesting songs and we tested them under my credits. I was really surprised to find that a classical song fit perfectly. Who would have thought!

List of things to do:

•September 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Here is the list of things that I want to accomplish for my film:

1. Take out DJ’s name in the beginning to make her more mysterious. Make us wonder who these guys are talking about. (we will still see her, just not hear her name)

2. Fix sounds. (especially during the beginning during the Caveman edit, make the beginning more punchy)

3. Find music.

4. Montage ending.

5. Fix leadership section.

6. Add sales phrase into the corporate section.

7. Credits.

8. Color Correct.

Barbara’s suggestions

•September 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This week Barbara viewed my film and these were just a few of her suggestions:

1. Make the beginning more punchy, by taking out DJ’s name. and making the song come in and out quickly around the guys audio.

2. Add deliberate motion to the home footage, when DJ talks about the important things.

She also agreed with Ben and my classmates earlier critique about my ending of the film, using some sort of montage sequence. Along with making the ending have breaths so we can take in everything DJ has to say.

Lots of things to do.

•September 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

It’s getting close to the end and I still have a lot of work to do. I am still trying to figure out how I am going to do my credits, I have been working on the ending of my film and it is getting better, but still needs some work. I am also still trying to find the perfect songs for my film, but am having trouble finding those.

•August 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I have been trying to find music for my film, and Devin actually told me about a website with great songs! The website is I really like the way this website is setup. You can choose from music styles, moods, instruments, tempos, eras, country list, and well known tunes. and within each of these categories you can add different attributes to you search criteria. The website is very well organized and I hope to find some really good music for my film on here!

Hopkins school section?

•August 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This week I have been working really hard on getting my edit ready for Tuesday’s critique. I have the structure pretty set except the ending. I am still not sure if I should use the Hopkins school training part in my film. I have heard from some people that say I should keep it and others that have told me to lose it. I am trying to interweave it within my edit, but can’t find a good spot for it. I really do like it, because it shows a different side of DJ, and without it I feel like we will only see DJ as the stereotypical bodybuilder, which she is not.