Mini Movie 1 Evaluation Spring 2017

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

21 Comments on "Mini Movie 1 Evaluation Spring 2017"

  1. 1. The most difficult aspect pf pre-production was coming up with what to do the mini movie on.
    2. The srotyboard is important because if you didn’t have a storyboard you wouldn’t know what to say or do when time to start recordig the video.
    3. The most difficult part of the shooting phase was trying to get all the different andles of people and what’s happening and my favorite part was the acting.
    4. It’s important to shoot as much video as possible because you can never have too much footage but you can have too less of footage because when shooting more you have a different variety of choosing which piece fits best.
    5. The most challenging of the editing phase was trying to choose the right transition from one part to the next and also choosing the right in and out point.
    6. I learned it would be better to add more voice in the video instead of just all music.
    7. I learned it wouod make it flow smoother if we added more camera angles along with the video.

  2. L.F. Trueblood | February 2, 2017 at 11:46 am | Reply

    1. The most difficult phase of pre-production was converting all of our ideas on paper in a neat order.
    2. The storyboard is important to the pre-production phase because it gives all members of the group gain a good idea of what the production will look like.
    3. The most difficult part of the shooting phase was making sure that we had recorded all scenes that we needed. Even so, my favorite part of this phase was directing some of my ideas to the actor/actress in front of the camera.
    4. It is important to shoot as much video as possible for a multitude of reasons. Some of these reasons include: possible errors occurring of with the camera; a different angle in said scene looking better; and making sure that you have enough footage time-wise.
    5. The most difficult part of the editing phase was scanning through many similar looking videos to try and find the EXACT one you are looking for.
    6. From the technical aspect, I learned that we may need to speak louder while recording dialogue with just the camera (/no mics) because our voices turned out to be much quieter than expected.
    7. Something that I learned from the other videos was that by having different perspectives (angles) when people are speaking can be beneficial to the audience understanding the feel of your video’s story.

  3. The hardest part would have to be coming up with three usable stories.
    This is important because without a storyline, who would know what to say?
    Getting everyone to cooperate and do the angles and shots needed is very hard.
    You can never have enough footage.
    the most challenging part of this is trying to do things as everyone likes.
    It’s good to every once and a “blue moon” add music.
    I learned that its very important to make transitions as smooth as possible.

  4. 1. The hardest part of preproduction was get every ones ideas out there and figuring out what idea to use.
    2.The storyboard is the best way of putting down on paper what is happening in a scene and what we are hearing in the scenes.
    3. The hardest part of the shooting phase was, figuring out the framing of shots and the best part was going around the school.
    4.It is important to shoot a lot of video so that way if you don’t like that shot then you can use another and you don’t have to reshoot.
    5.The hardest part of the editing phase was figuring out how use all the tools.
    6.I figured out how to use the video editing software better.
    7.I learned from the other videos that good music can make it a lot better and can set the tone.

  5. Christopher Dodson | February 2, 2017 at 11:50 am | Reply

    1. Getting everyone ready.
    2. To Show everyone the Plot
    3. People doing the Scene Right.
    4. To have more Ideas if something isn’t right.
    5. Knowing how to make cool effects
    6. To have a better idea for the software
    7. Better editing.

  6. 1. Thinking of an idea that agreed with the rest of a group and then writing and illustrating said idea.
    2.the storyboard is important to visualize what you are goon to do.
    3. Shooting was pretty simple and i don’t have much of an opinion other than it was annoying when a shot wasn’t right.
    4.It’s better to have too much video and have more to work with than not enough video.
    5.Timing
    6.Take more video and have a better thought out story before we make it.
    7.Work on more angles and ideas.

  7. Brithney Sweet | February 2, 2017 at 11:53 am | Reply

    #1
    The most difficult aspect of the pre-production phase was coming up with ideas for the film.
    #2
    The storyboard is important for us to get a general idea of the direction we want to take with the video.
    #3
    The most difficult part of the shooting phase was deciding on the camera angles and such. My favorite part was us throwing around ideas and adjusting things as we went to along.
    #4
    It’s important to shoot as much video as possible because that way you have more room to choose which one you prefer instead of having little footage and having to settle with what’s available.
    #5
    The most challenging part of the editing phase was deciding on how to piece it together and which shots we wanted to use.
    #6
    From a technical aspect I learned that in order to better hold an audiences attention there needs to be varied camera angles.
    #7
    I learned that we should vary the camera angles and maybe spend more time on graphics and effects.

  8. 1) it was very to decide a topic to do the movie
    2) its important because it’s the outline for your movie
    3) trying to get all the angles and actors to collaborate
    4) you cant have to much footage.
    5) getting the pieces to come together smoothly and color schemes
    6) I learned to try more angles so it’s smoothly
    7) to place better transitions

  9. 1. The most difficult aspect of pre-production was deciding what to do our mini movie over, and forming a script. With a large group, there were many ideas, but we had to all compromise and decide on the best idea as a whole.
    2. The storyboard is important because it is important to have a plan in place of how you are going to do the recording, and who is doing what.
    3. The most difficult part of the shooting phase was deciding locations, props and what would be appropriate or inappropriate. My favorite part of the shooting phase was seeing the personalities of my group members as we continued to figure out what we were doing.
    4. It is important to shoot as much video as possible because you have room to cut or edit a scene in or out. It gives you more options for your video.
    5. The most challenging part of the editing phase was choosing music, I believe. Music sets the mood for a video and it was essential.
    6. I learned that transitions are important in a video and that you don’t just want your different scenes jumping around.
    7. I learned some creative skills. It was difficult for me to come up with ideas for the video, but my classmates did a swell job of it.

  10. 1.Coming up with the idea
    2.so you know what exactly needs to be done and when
    3.Angles and positions. My favorite part was getting it done
    4.so you have options
    5.Making it smooth
    6.to be more prepared and communicate better
    7.to be more creative

  11. 1.Getting an idea of what to do it about.
    2.Storyboard helps us to start filming.
    3.The hardest part was finding a good spot and environment to start filming and the most fun was the acting phase.
    4.So you can go back and delete any footage you don’t need
    5.The in and out puts was the most difficult
    6.I learned that addi more video is very beneficial
    7.We need to shot more camera angles

  12. 1. It was coming up with and idea and writing the script and doing the storyboard.
    2. It’s important so you can have an idea on what you’re doing and you can go off of that.
    3. It was finding a good environment for our film. The best part was getting all the film together and seeing it come along.
    4. Because you can see which video would work best for your video.
    5. Figuring out the transitions and type of music to do.
    6. It would be better to have a louder voice and have the right idea on camera angles.
    7. I learned that I need to learn the different type of camera angles and cuts and use them.

  13. Garrett Winsor | February 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    Question #1: What was the most difficult aspect of the first phase of production (pre-production)? I thought it was creating the script. I am used to making scenes up as I go along.
    Question #2: Why is the storyboard important to the pre-production phase? it helps us plan how to film scenes and what angles we will use for each film.
    Question #3: What was the most difficult part of the shooting phase? What was your favorite part of the shooting phase? The most difficult part of the shooting phase was actually getting the people to accomplish the desired task, such as not laughing when they are supposed to be scared. Sarah’s repetitive laughing during the scary scene.
    Question #4: Why is it important to shoot as much video as possible? because when you have extra film of the same scenes you can edit in the best of each and you can use the best angles.
    Question #5: What was the most challenging part of the editing phase? being forced to use and work with the film that we had. we didn’t get enough filming done before hand.
    Question #6: What did you learn from a technical aspect that will help you next time? that we need to use more cutting and better angles for each scene. we also need to change the camera angles throughout the scene to give the best feeling from each scene.
    Question #7: What did you learn from other videos that will help you in the future? we need to use better sound affects and to film more of the same scenes from different angles.

  14. 1. Personally, it was very hard to focus on thinking.
    2. The storyboard can give a good layout and give a good idea as to what the video will look like.
    3. It was very difficult to shoot in the first place. Distractions kept popping up and the video we were trying to come up with was hard to figure out. I do not think there was a very simple part of this video. I did not like shooting this video.
    4. If you shoot more video you could be more prepared.
    5. I took over most of the direction during shooting so i left the editing to the people in the group that did not do as much before.
    6. I did not learn that much. I learned that maybe i should have supervised the editing process a bit more. And i learned that i should check the lighting in the room where the video is being played otherwise a very important part of the video will not show up on screen.
    7. I learned that i am horrible at this and i need to focus more.

  15. 1. The most difficult part of the first phase (pre-production phase) would have to have been creating a thoroughly detailed audio and visual section on the last page.
    2. The story board works as the outline for the mini movie. You don’t write an argumentative essay without organizing your thoughts. The story board helps one organize their many ideas and thoughts into a timeline.
    3. The most difficult part of the shooting phase would have to have been the time limit and amount of distraction that partook in our filming. The best part of the filming process was being able to film exactly what we had planned out.
    4. The reason it’s important to shoot as much footage as possible is because of the cliché phrase, “better safe than sorry”. You want to be able to cut some scenes that don’t matter and don’t help develop the plot or story.
    5. The most difficult part of the editing process was connecting the audio with the videos we wanted to add the effects to.
    6. The most valuable improvement Coach Webb informed us about was that cutting helps speed up the plot and storyline.
    7. I thoroughly enjoyed the use of music in both the “scared of the dark” video and the “safer days in broadcasting” video. They both used music to develop the theme and tone of the mini movie.

  16. 1.was coming up with what to do the mini movie on
    2.becuase if you didn’t have a storyboard u wouldn’t know what to do or say when you start recording
    3.the most difficult part of the shooting phase was trying to get all the different andles
    4.It’s Important to Shoot as much video as possible because you can never Have to much
    5.was trying to choose the right transsion
    6.I have learned that it would be better to put more voice in the video instead of all music
    7.I learned it would make it flow smoother if we added more camera angles along with the video

  17. 1. it was kinda hard to do figure out what we wanted to do and agree on it
    2. the storyboard shows what the director or writer had in mind for the video
    3. the hardest part was trying to act serious and not smile. my favorite part was when we all had fun doing the project
    4. you can never have too much video footage and it gives you multiple choices
    5. getting the video the way you want to present it
    6. do more angles and add music in the video
    7.that we need to be more creative with our imaginations and go beyond the limit

  18. Cheyenne carter | February 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    1) it was pretty hard keeping our idea straight. We probably changed our idea like seven times, but everything came out okay.
    2) it’s important because it shows what needs to be done or how it needs to go
    3) the most difficult part was getting everything correct and my favorite part was getting to be with friends creating a great video for the class to view
    4)it’s important because if we need something it’s already there so we don’t have to go and reshoot and try to get it completely correct again
    5)figuring out how to do it after that it’s become pretty easy and fun to do with my group
    6)you need different angles and a great point of view during the video so it’s not boring to the viewers
    7) to pay attention to detail so that everything is actually correct because if one thing is off it can mess up the whole movie

  19. 1. Thinking of an idea that agreed with the rest of a group and then writing and illustrating said idea.
    2.the storyboard is important to visualize what you are goon to do.
    3. Shooting was pretty simple other than it was annoying when people were on there phones the whole times
    4. I think its important to have lots of video to know what to choose from
    5.Timing
    6.Take more video and have a better thought out story before we make it.
    7.Work on more on communication and team work

  20. 1. The hardest part of pre-production was finding a idea that was that fit the space and time requirement that we all enjoyed.
    2. The storyboard is important because it helps visualize your ideas so that way your team can have a better understanding on what to do.
    3. The hardest part of the shooting phase was waiting for people to get out of the way when we were shooting. The most fun part of shooting was us having fun shooting around in school.
    4. It is important to shoot as much as possible so that way you have a lot to work with which reduces the risk of having to go back and reshoot something.
    5. The hardest part of the editing phase was trying to figure out how we wanted everything to flow and figuring out how to use different tools.
    6. I figure out how to slow down and speed up video which could help me in the future with other videos.
    7. I learned that you should plan out your video and all the shots and dialogue so that way you know exactly what to shoot.

  21. matt terpstra | March 9, 2017 at 11:30 am | Reply

    1. The hardest part trying to agree on a scene’s dialogue that we liked. 2. The storyboard is a good basis on which you can build your film. 3. The hardest part was trying to get everything done on time. The must fun part was adding humor during editing. 4. It is important to have as much film as possible so that if an idea doesn’t work you have something to fall back on. 5. The hardest part of editing was making sure everything flowed well. 6. I figured out that lighting is very important to a scene. 7. Planning is very important to make sure you don’t get stuck during filming.

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