Throughout the course of the semester I have become more confident in my decisions with each project we have done. Though I still feel that I have only just begun to scratch the surface of the things I can do, this course has helped show me the basics of shot construction, editing, camera operation, analyzing scenes, color grading and a glimpse into directing.
Each project allowed me to explore a new aspect of the film making process. Now that the course is coming to an end, I can look back and see how each project helped cover the basics.
In the interviews and vox pops I learned a lot about not only the construction but also editing. Although it was probably the most frustrating to edit, I also found that once I got something put together it was some of the most rewarding in terms of refining my skillset. Once I got into a rhythm and started to experiment with different ways of presenting the information it became fun.
Overall I have become a lot more confident in my abilities and decision making for future projects. I do wish that there would have been some more emphasis on some of the projects nearing the end of the semester as they felt a bit rushed. Looking back though, the time spent in the first half of the semester gave me the knowledge and ability to do these final projects in a shorter amount of time, while still having then be successful.
I am still a firm believer in being as well rounded as possible across roles. This course does a good job on touching the basics and setting a foundation that I can continue to build on as I continue throughout the program.
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