Mini Movie 1 Evaluation

AV Productions I Students:

Please answer the following questions.  Students must answer all questions in complete sentences. Answer questions using the comment section below.  Please use an email address that you currently use.  – Coach Webb

Question #1:  What was the most difficult aspect of the first phase of production (pre-production)?

Question #2:  Why is the storyboard important to the pre-production phase?

Question #3:  What was the most difficult part of the shooting phase?  What was your favorite part of the shooting phase?

Question #4:  Why is it important to shoot as much video as possible?

Question #5:  What was the most challenging part of the editing phase?

Question #6:  What did you learn from a technical aspect that will help you next time?

Question #7:  What did you learn from other videos that will help you in the future?

About the Author

Scott Webb
AV Production Teacher - Walker Valley High School - Cleveland, Tennessee. Host of the WV SportsZone and The Finish Line on Talk 101.3 The Buzz. Scott is married to Jessica, a 3rd Grade teacher at Charleston Elementary, and has two kids: Megan and Tyler (both WVHS graduates). Contact Scott via email - swebb@bradleyschools.org

41 Comments on "Mini Movie 1 Evaluation"

  1. 1. Figuring out what to do.
    2. So you know what the plan is.
    3. Most difficult was acting without laughing, the best part was acting it out.
    4. So you have more to work with.
    5. Putting the shots where we wanted them.
    6. More angles are helpful to the whole video, like pacing.
    7. We could use more angles.

  2. Quentin Powell | August 31, 2016 at 11:04 am | Reply

    Question #1: What was the most difficult aspect of the first phase of production (pre-production)? : Trying to make a story that makes sense.
    Question #2: Why is the storyboard important to the pre-production phase? : So you know what to do and when.
    Question #3: What was the most difficult part of the shooting phase? What was your favorite part of the shooting phase? : Trying to get silence , shooting in general.
    Question #4: Why is it important to shoot as much video as possible? : So that if you mess up on something you can use a different shot.
    Question #5: What was the most challenging part of the editing phase? : Making everything work together (i.e. Music and video)
    Question #6: What did you learn from a technical aspect that will help you next time? : Camera Angles.
    Question #7: What did you learn from other videos that will help you in the future? : What not to do and what to do.

  3. 1) Making the storyboards for the film.
    2) It lets us plan our shots for the video.
    3)The hardest part was making sure the actors are in shot. My favorite part was the trial and error of doing the scenes.
    4) So you have multiple takes and shots to work with when editing.
    5) It was hard trying to make sure to know when to cut a scene.
    6) Make sure not to cut scenes too short.
    7) Do different camera angles and shots.

  4. 1. One of our members were gone.
    2. It is easier with something to fall back on
    3. The acting sucks but Its funny when you mess up
    4. So you can have extra in case you messed up
    5. editing the laughs
    6. The character development
    7. The dialogue is crucial

  5. Fletcher Hicks | August 31, 2016 at 11:08 am | Reply

    1.Agreeing on what shots we were going to do.
    2.So everyone knows what is happening and to make it a lot easier.
    3.The hardest part was keeping composure, the best was getting the satisfaction after finishing a shot.
    4.To get better and also have a lot to choose from.
    5.Timing the cuts and transitions.
    6.To take more shot of the same scene.
    7.To use unlearned shots.

  6. Chandler Tourigny | August 31, 2016 at 11:09 am | Reply

    1.Trying to agree with a definite story line.
    2.So you can have the scenes thought out before you start filming.
    3.Trying not to laugh, my favorite scene was the bathroom scene that I had to do a creepy laugh.
    4.So we have the right scenes and it is always good to have more than enough footage so we can do different angles.
    5.The angle changes was very difficult and making sure they fit.
    6.I learned that we can fade music and we’ll do that more next time.
    7.You don’t have to serious the whole entire time.

  7. Chandler Tourigny | August 31, 2016 at 11:10 am | Reply

    1.Trying to agree with a definite story line.
    2.So you can have the scenes thought out before you start filming.
    3.Trying not to laugh, my favorite scene was the bathroom scene that I had to do a creepy laugh.
    4.So we have the right scenes and it is always good to have more than enough footage so we can do different angles.
    5.The angle changes was very difficult and making sure they fit.
    6.I learned that we can fade music and we’ll do that more next time.
    7.You don’t have to serious the whole entire time.

  8. Lauren Harwood | August 31, 2016 at 11:11 am | Reply

    1. I think the most difficult part of pre-production was getting us all to agree on the skeletal treatment and the smaller details of the story.
    2. The storyboard is important to the pre-production phase because it helps you have an idea of the angles and scenes you want to complete in the production phase.
    3. The most difficult part of the shooting phase was the bathroom scene because Sabrina and I could not go into the boys’ bathroom and Chandler and Ben had to film that scene themselves. My favorite part was the chase scene between Chandler and I.
    4. It is important to shoot as much video as possible so that if you make a mistake, you will still have plenty of other footage.
    5. The most challenging part of the editing portion was angle changes and how to make them fit into the scene.
    6. I learned how to use different camera angles to make the scenes more interesting and suspenseful.
    7. I learned from the other films that sometimes it’s good to goof around and make jokes in your movies.

  9. 1. Having a serious story.
    2. So we knew how we wanted a scene to look.
    3. Getting the shot we wanted, when it turned out well/better than expected.
    4. So we had choice with the shots we wanted to use.
    5. making sure everything fit
    6. To use different angles
    7. To use more angles

  10. Putting the story in order

  11. Austin Mcintosh | August 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm | Reply

    1:Thinking and writing the script.
    2:To get a structure for the future film.
    3:Finding the proper angle for the shot and having the actors agree on the script.
    4:So you can have multiple fallback shots if one or more does not work
    5:The cutting and proper timing for music.
    6:To do more angles and make our voices much louder than the music.
    7:To mainly just make the video longer and story more clear

  12. Jack Anderson | August 31, 2016 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    1.) It was trying to figure out what we were going to do.
    2.) So you can plan out what you are going to do with your movie
    3.) The hardest thing was not to laugh
    4.) So you can get as much video as you can get so if you want to add stuff or take stuff out
    5.) Trying to find the right stuff to put in your video
    6.) To use more camera angles
    7.) That to put more info into the pre production and to use more camera angles

  13. It helps to know what comes next and what video shot to do

  14. Austin Futrell | August 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm | Reply

    1.The script writing
    2. So you know what your doing
    3. Finding bo. Walking around
    4. Have multiple shots
    5. Balanceing audio
    6. Planning better
    7. Use more shots

  15. Mackenzie Hall | August 31, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Reply

    1. Probably coming up with what we wanted to do.
    2. The story board is important because it helps you know what you are going to shoot so youre not just randomly videoing.
    3. Most difficult was trying to do camera angles for our type of video. My favorite part was just going around and videoing. It was a lot of fun.
    4. It is important because you will have multiple shots if one isnt good and you can have multiple to pick from.
    5. Getting the music,sound affects,and video audio together and right.
    6. I learned a lot of stuff about editing.
    7. I learned from other videos that I couldve done more camera angles and shots and could have sped up the process instead of it lagging on and being drug out.

  16. Was trying to set the camera in the right spot. My favorite part was the acting

  17. Jayce Hargraves | August 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm | Reply

    1 getting the story sorted out
    2 so that when we starry shooting everything will be organized
    3i hated editing because it was more difficult and I liked shooting because it was fun
    4so that you can get the best shot as possible
    5 lining up the video and audio
    6 how to edit the audio better
    7and to line up our angles better

  18. So you don’t have go back and reshoot stuff

  19. 1.comeing up with plan of movie. 2. To tell us what and how we need to do the movie and to keep it organized. 3. Getting people to do what u want, every thing. 4. Because u get a better shot chance. 5. Getting everything to flow. 6. Help stuff flow and more angles. 7. Better following movie

  20. Pick which video to use

  21. The difference camera angles

  22. Lance Frazier | August 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Reply

    1. The most difficult thing for me to do in the pre production was the story board. 2. The storyboard is important because it maps out everything your video is going to be about. 3. The most difficult thing in the shooting fase was getting different angle , and the easiest thing was actually getting the video itself. 4. So you don’t have to go shoot more video so you’re not wasting time. 5 Adding music to our video. 6. To cut the video so you don’t have wasted time and it flows better. 7. I learned to use more camera angle and create mood with music.

  23. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    getting the right shots

  24. 1. Probably trying to decide what we wanted to do

    2.its important because you need to have a plan on what your going to do to make it easier

    3.the hardest part was that we kept having audio problems and some hard to work with people

    4.you shoot as much as possible because its better to have to much video than not enough

    5.getting the audio and sounds effects to correspond with the videos

    6.how to make sure the microphone is on and sounds are recording properly

    7.How effective different camera angles can be when recording

  25. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    helps you put things in order

  26. Maggie Thompson | August 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Reply

    1) The most difficult aspect of the first phase of production was probably figuring out and planning what our video would be about.
    2) The storyboard was important because it helped to plan out and visually see the shot we wanted to do and make.
    3) The most difficult part of the shooting phase was angling the camera the way we needed it in order to fit all of our group in the video. My favorite part of the shooting phase was getting to shoot our video any where we wanted around the school.
    4) It’s important to shoot as much video as possible because you can have too much and edit it out, but if you don’t have enough, you either have to take time to go shoot more or just deal with what you have.
    5) The most challenging part of the editing phase was going back and having to watch the video multiple times to make sure nothing was accidentally cut out and finding the appropriate music to fit each shot.
    6) I learned that when it comes to the technical part of using the camera and all that using a tripod is a lot of times necessary. Also, when it comes to editing,it is critical to save as you go along.
    7) The main thing I learned from watching other videos that will help me next time is that using more than one shot in the same scene is important and makes the video more interesting.

  27. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    angle shot
    the close up in the locker room

  28. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    so you can have extra stuff to schools from

  29. 1: The most difficult part of the preproduction process was thinking of what our movie topic would be.
    2: The storyboard is an important aspect of the process because it is an outline of what the movie or clip will be about.
    3: The most difficult part of the shooting phase was getting the actors to cooperate. My favorite part was editing.
    4: It is important to shoot a lot of video at one time because it’s very easy to cut video up, but it’s a hassle to go out and record notebook later.
    5: The most challenging part of the editing process was putting the videos in a good order.
    6: I learned that I need to plan better next time.
    7: I learned I need to use more camera angles in my future videos.

  30. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Reply

    adding transitions

  31. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    different camera angles

  32. katie houghton | August 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    using different angles for every shot

  33. Sabrina Ceballos | September 1, 2016 at 7:56 am | Reply

    1. Probably trying to figure out everything we were going to do
    2. Its important because it can help us plan out everything we have to do
    3. The most difficult part was trying to fit all the scenes together at the right time. My most favorite part was when Chandler fell at the chase scene.
    4. Because its better to have more then enough footage then not enough
    5. The most difficult part was fitting everything together the way we want to
    6. I learned that we can turn down the sound of the music and make the voices louder to make it seem like we have back round music
    7. I learned that everyone has different imaginations

  34. Ashlie Anderson | September 1, 2016 at 10:02 am | Reply

    #1 Thinking about a good idea to do.
    #2 So you know what to do when you get out and shoot the video.
    #3 Knowing what angles to shoot it at. Acting out what we put on the storyboard.
    #4 So you don’t have to go back out and shoot more later.
    #5 I really don’t know cause I didn’t edit at all but it might have been picking out what music when and where.
    #6 We need to do more close ups so we can actually hear us.
    #7 Use more angles not just the 3 we used and put more effort into it. DONT RUSH IT!

  35. #1. Coming up with where to shoot are project
    #2. So you have your plan down and if you forgot what to do you can just go back and look at it.
    #3. Trying to figure out what angle/angles we wanted to shoot it in. Actually acting the part we put in the story book.
    #4. So you have different ones just in case you don’t like one so you don’t have to go back out later and re-shoot.
    #5. I didn’t do any of the editing but help pick out the music, so I would say figuring out what music we wanted to use in it.
    #6. We need to do different angles so you can hear us better.
    #7. Use more angles then what we used and put more effort into it instead of just hurrying to get it done because we could’ve done a lot more to make it even more interesting.

  36. Ben Monroe 2nd Block | September 1, 2016 at 10:30 am | Reply

    2: Making the storyboards.
    2: So when we start filming we know what shots to film at what angles.
    3: The hardest was filming within the time contraints we had. My faviriote was filming the chase shot with the chair.
    4: So we can a verity of angles to see the video from so the viewer is kept interested.
    5: Lining up diffrent angles of the same scene.
    6: Take more footage.
    7: Talk louder.

  37. 1.the first shot you take
    2.know what shots to film at what angles.
    3.the first shot and the questions
    4.because you can get it a lot.
    5.editing it.
    6.the aspect.
    7.good camera angles.

  38. 1. Figuring out what to do
    2. So you know what to do
    3. The acting and the best part was the acting.
    4. So you know that you have good videos
    5. Putting everything together and cut ins
    6. Take more video
    7. Make it longer

  39. Jaden McCullough | February 2, 2017 at 11:44 am | Reply

    Question #1: What was the most difficult aspect of the first phase of production (pre-production)?
    Coming up with an original idea that is entertaining.
    Question #2: Why is the storyboard important to the pre-production phase?
    It makes the whole production run smoother and is a good way to visualize the video before any video is actually shot.
    Question #3: What was the most difficult part of the shooting phase? What was your favorite part of the shooting phase?
    It was hard to stay task because we were still trying to come up with good ideas for the movie. I enjoyed having creative freedom with shots and angles.
    Question #4: Why is it important to shoot as much video as possible?
    Because you never know when the original video is messed up, or doesn’t fit visually with the rest of the video’s aesthetics.
    Question #5: What was the most challenging part of the editing phase?
    Getting the pacing right. Regulation of the audio was also hard to get right.
    Question #6: What did you learn from a technical aspect that will help you next time?
    Getting more footage. No more jump cuts.
    Question #7: What did you learn from other videos that will help you in the future?
    Music is a large part of the video’s pace and mood. Audio (separate from music) is also important (as in good dialogue)

  40. Emmy Mckenzie | March 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Reply

    The paperwork.
    You have to know what you are doing before you start doing it.
    Making sure we had the shots that we needed, being around friends while doing.
    To be sure that you have enough footage.
    Making sure everyone is okay with the final product.
    Use more transitions.
    To have a shorter film.

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