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Post Production | Section A – Part A

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June 2012 exam paper

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1a. Describe a range of creative decisions that you made in post-production and how these decisions made a difference to the final outcomes. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.

There was quite a drastic difference between the post-production of my AS film opening The Gun Run and my A2 short film LoveBite. This is mainly as a result of me becoming more accustomed to the software I would be using in post-production and that I would be using new techniques that I hadnt before done at AS.

One of the differences in creating the film itself was my efficiency at using the programme Final Cut Pro and the new things I could do with the software to create particular effects for the film. For example, in the final scene of my short film, I was overlaying sound effects with, transitions, music and visual effects on the shots themselves. Me being able to do this helped the film greatly, because without these techniques I believe that the overall film wouldnt of had the same effect on the audience.Compared to AS, this was new for me to have such a great deal of expressive freedom, as a result of my skill base. Whilst in post-production of The Gun Run, we were somewhat limited by our understanding of the software and what we could achieve with it. We were able to add some text, music and some basic effects on shots, but that was pretty much the extent of our bravery to try unknown things when we were still not used to the software.

Also, At AS during the post-production of The Gun Run, we were almost left to our own devices in terms of editing the film and putting we thought were good ideas onto the film.This year however, I showed parts of the film which I had completed to the rest of the class and got feedback through them. As a result, there were more changes made, but those which would benefit the film. This was really helpful, because otherwise the film could have gone in the wrong direction because I was biased myself without the feedback from my peers.The reason I dont think that happened at AS and we got away with it, was that there was two of us making the film and we had differing opinions throughout, but we still managed to collate the best ideas from each other.

An aspect that I considered more this time for LoveBite, than I did at AS for The Gun Run, was the sound design. I did a fair amount of trawling around for the track that would work right for the film, and even more so for particular sound effects which were harder to get hold of.At AS though, this didnt really happen at all, we found a song that we quite liked and just played it over the top where needed, in the end meaning it didnt really fit in as well as if we had looked around more and done more research. As for Sound Effects, these were virtually none existent other than the audio we had separately recorded on the day of filming.

But possibly the largest difference in direction I took in post-production were the ancillary tasks. First of all, this wasnt a required aspect of the course at AS, so the concept of making two pieces of media to go alongside the short film were new to me, especially in the software that I would be using Apples Pixelmator.A lot of the time I spent in post-production on the ancillary tasks were spent on researching Pixelmator and all the effects I could be able to make with it. Despite this taking a long time for me to research and then put some practice in, using the software, I then saved a great deal of time making the poster and film review page. This was because I then had the necessary skills to bring to life an image which I already had in my head, through the research that I had done.This was similar to the process of using Final Cut Pro at AS to create The Gun Run. As it was a version I had never used before I had to get to grips with the software well before post-production. I got this practice through the post-production aspects of the preliminary task and the making of the class rendition of the opening sequence to Reservoir Dogs.

Version 2

1a. Describe a range of creative decisions that you made in post-production and how these decisions made a difference to the final outcomes. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.

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