Although I’ve been faithfully blogging throughout the course, I’m not too sure if I’ve actually fulfilled the criteria that Paul sent out earlier today. So just to be safe, I’ll be discussing those points briefly below.
Don’t get me wrong: I love group work. It makes me feel like I actually have friends for once.
One thing I’ve actually been personally struggling with throughout this semester is this: that my ideas and suggestions kept getting pushed down. I feel that the only reason why the projector scene came through was because Paul had said it was a good idea. Furthermore, the segment involving the various textures and the scene involving the projector were only shown during the rough cut screening because we had nothing else to show (the group had expressed their disapproval somewhat…passionately in the morning and the Thursday we edited our documentary together…One of my group members actually told me that the projector scene was so bad it would actually make us lose marks! But I guess it’s nothing personal…just business…yet I’m still human…I wanted to cry…)
So yesterday my group and I spent roughly 5 hours in the editing suite filming spoons and editing our footage. We’ve finally organised the audio and started on some sequences, but I came in today again to copy over some of the footage I shot for the projector scene and ended up spending 3 hours’ worth of editing some more. However, as I didn’t want to mess up anything my group and I had worked on, I created new sequences and managed to get four sequences done with just one left. By the end of the day, I realised that I had almost completely changed everything except for the spoon theory sequence! I’m not too sure my group will like what I’ve done because most of my ideas might be too weird or too experimental…
Anyway, today I went to my church to film a bunch of random things, with the intention of filming some shots that will go over the audio of Chris explaining what the spoon theory is. HOWEVER, when I got there, an old man (most likely the care-taker…like the one from Harry Potter) from the other congregation was watching me like a hawk to make sure I didn’t mess anything up. Since I was planning to use the spoons from the church kitchen as props, I ended up not even being able to walk into the kitchen for fear that he might yell at me.
On the contrary, I think I got some really nice shots of the furniture and brown textures, which I think my group can use to reinforce the experimental/poetic mode we originally planned. That being said, with the editing so far it doesn’t really feel like we’re doing anything tremendously original, although I really do like how we structured the opening sequence.
Tomorrow we’ll meet in the editing suites to edit for a whole day. Hopefully we can get a lot done before our rough cut/fine cut presentation on Tuesday.