Increased production values were evident in a significant number of these Major Works, particularly in the areas of editing and the visual composition of shots. This may have been a result of candidates’ increased confidence and competency with the medium, as well as technological advances that make it easier for candidates to work competently in the post-production stage.
One of the distinguishing features of the highly sustained projects was the deliberate and purposeful shaping of values recognising how film operates as a medium and how a film-maker can manipulate the expectations and/or reactions of the responders by the use of eclectic cinematic devices/ techniques/ conventions.
no, do it! i am exactly in your boat. i am just keeping it simple, exactly the way i want my film. dont worry about psycho film techniques or special effects, the idea behind it should be golden. i know how you feel, i have never made a proper video either, but who has? whats your idea?