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Film for ext 2 2007 - what is required? (1 Viewer)

halialoon

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hi guys,

I'm passionate about film and I want to do one for my ext 2 project. I have watched plenty and I know the theory behind techniques although I have little filmmaking experience. I also am not familiar with all the editing techniques done on computer these days. so a few q's:

1) how important is it to have the prior experience in making a film? can it still be done if I have no formal experience?

2) When is it good to have an idea by if I do not have one already?

3) can anyone suggest any good programs which are easy to use?

4) Has anyone done any film making courses, particularly over the summer holidays?
 

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Hi,

I run specialised Extension 2 English (Video) workshops and tutoring for HSC students if you're interested. My services cover everything you need for a great EXE2 video. They are completely tailored to your individual needs and generally in a one on one teaching environment.

Lesson topics include:
- Theoretical aspects of EXE2 such as: assessments, log books, timetabling and organisation etc

- Pre-Production: getting your story together, creating meaning through cinematic techniques, storyboarding and scripting techniques, getting crew and equipment together.

- Production: Cinematography techniques, camera operation, lighting, sound, effects, crew roles, logging etc etc.

- Post-Production: Editing, DVD creation, presentation, reflection statement etc etc.

We can do a full course or just focus on specific aspects of your choosing.

I also offer film production and editing services which can supply you with a trained crew and professional equipment for you to direct should you need it - keeping you totally in control of a professional crew.

If you are interested, please send me an email to writers_blok_productions@hotmail.com (take note, the spaces are underscores _ ) or call me on 0418 456 373 and we'll work out a lesson plan for you.

Regards,

Christiaan Blok

'Writer's Blok Productions'
Web: www.users.bigpond.net.au/writersblokproductions
Email: writers_blok_productions@hotmail.com
 
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Is he allowed to be advertising on this site?
Anyways back to the actual topic.

1. You don't need past experiences at all. I have seen first-timers create extremely high quality films.

2. Your idea is going to be the hardest and most frustrating part of the process (well it was for me). I didn't think of mine until a few months before it was due. But try to pick an idea and stick with it as soon as possible.

3. I use Adobe Premiere. Probably a bit too complicated for your first-time though, I've heard good things about iMovie and Final Cut. There are hundreds of programs out there, I'm sure you can find one.

4. Perhaps 'cblok' can help you out there. I had already made about 15 films before I went into my HSC works, so I didn't take a course. I have a friend who participated in a short course at NIDA and he seemed to take a great deal out of it. Pricey though.
 

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Just to clarify cherubs, there are two categories:
Film
Video

Video refers to what I believe you guys are talking about... lovely :) i love all the videos produced!

Film on the otherhand refers to actual film stock used for a concept... its never been done according to statistics... too expensive are the reasons cited


:) good luck 07's!
 

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luscious-llama said:
Just to clarify cherubs, there are two categories:
Film
Video

Video refers to what I believe you guys are talking about... lovely :) i love all the videos produced!

Film on the otherhand refers to actual film stock used for a concept... its never been done according to statistics... too expensive are the reasons cited


:) good luck 07's!
It's perfectly legitimate to refer to a completed work shot on video as a 'film'. Whilst it's true that no works have been produced (or likely ever will be), they are still referred to as 'films' rather than 'videos'. Toy Story is called a film, and no film was involved in it's production other than the creation of prints for distribution. The latest two Star Wars films were not shot on film, but High-Definition video.
On that note, if you have any sort of access to a High-Definition camera, jump on the chance. They boost the image clarity substantially over standard DV recording devices, and as a result provide a film with a far more professional look.
 

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I'm thinking of doing a film - video - whatever you want to refer to it as. I have an idea but yeah, i'm a bit nill in the skills department....but my teachers have said thats okay...but otherwise i'll just opt for the short story option.
 

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tubbsmaster said:
It's perfectly legitimate to refer to a completed work shot on video as a 'film'. Whilst it's true that no works have been produced (or likely ever will be), they are still referred to as 'films' rather than 'videos'. Toy Story is called a film, and no film was involved in it's production other than the creation of prints for distribution. The latest two Star Wars films were not shot on film, but High-Definition video.
On that note, if you have any sort of access to a High-Definition camera, jump on the chance. They boost the image clarity substantially over standard DV recording devices, and as a result provide a film with a far more professional look.
Babe i'm just referring to the syllabus... go have a look...
 

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