Thursday, 29 January 2009

Filming this week...

Filming has had its ups and downs this week. After successfully filming our drama scene and interviews, we had voxpops and pieces to the camera to film.
Voxpops were always a challenge with me and my group. Asking perfect strangers to be interviewed is very difficult. 9 times out of 10, the person being asked is either too busy or just very awkward about being on camera. Frustrations were further heightened by the responses we got. We were trying to promote the college and its breakfast services, but trying to get people to say positive things about the college was challenging enough. Either students didn't know about the breakfast services or they honestly thought the food was too expensive or that the services were lacking choice. Its like I had to beat out some decent answers out of my interviewees. Eventually we got some footage we could use. Sound was also an issue, as whenever we tried to film on a road side, traffic noise would be loud. We also got interrupted several times (e.g. someone walking through the door). 

We have everything filmed now. Me and Luke me have to film more establishing shots to make up for the 8 shots we each need. Other than that, editing is on its way and I'm looking forward to showing people what we've got. 

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