Monday, January 25, 2010

Make A Short Film - Part 1

If I'm ever going to get round to making this short film, then I thought I'd better start and learn a few basics on the art of film making, so I spent an interesting afternoon yesterday at the Broadway Media Centre, on a beginners film making course. Interesting from the start really. I mean who, as an icebreaker, gets people to draw a picture of the tutor, write down a question, then turn the paper into a dart shape and threw it at them? And it only got better.
Setting up a film camera is a really tedious task, for any of those out there that are budding film makers, should know. Our tutor's humour helped us through those tedious moments and then onto filming a few set pieces and finally the editing process. Before we knew it, three hours had passed and I now knew the basics and enough to realise that film making is not for me, I still prefer the more creative side of writing.
Although I haven't got the software they have (Final Cut around £300), I think I picked up enough tips to have a stab at making this short film, just need to arrange with my wonderful friend to film him!
To be continued...

8 comments:

Kate Collings said...

Wow Janette that sounds like so much fun. I wish I had the time and money to go on an exciting new course like that. I cant wait to see the short film when in its entirety, but take your time, dont rush it. And enjoy the process hun xxx

Janette Jones said...

Kate - it was only a tenner and the course lasted three hours, so well worth the money. Unfortunately I won't be using the equipment I've trained on, but hopefully should still be able to make the documenary I want to.

Colette McCormick said...

Sounds like money well spent to me.

Charlie Street said...

Haha, I love this blog.

Hi Janette, just found you on Google. Fair play with deciding to write about this. Glad you've done the balloon flight and slowly ticking things off. Best of luck on your quest.

Janette Jones said...

Colette - certainly was and the instructor had my sense of humour, just hope he returns it...

Charlie - thank you very much!

Deborah Wood said...

Hi Janette, I came across your blog last year and have really enjoyed reading it - it's very inspiring! As someone who turned 40 last week, I wish you the best of luck with all your plans! For my 40th year, I am trekking to Machu Picchu in September. Wish me luck!

Dominika White said...

Hi Janette,
Your blog is v interesting, I like your keywords "chess is incredibly hard" lol! Keep it up, I'm doing my own list of 'things to do' while I get through a tight spot, but I will definitely check back on this one!

Janette Jones said...

Deborah - wow the trek sounds amazing - I will check out the progress on your blog!

Dominika - thanks for your kind words and I will check out your list!