Media Production Mentoring

Free online film school designed with beginning filmmakers in mind.


Assignment 19: For Posterity

Purpose: To let you wrestle with a piece and make it come together.

Basis: At some point in pre-production, you have to start shooting if you want the movie to be made. Eventually on set you have to wrap and move on. There comes a point in the edit bay where you simply don’t have what you need for the scene you’re working on. What do you do? How do you make it work? This is where your problem solving skills come into play.

Directions: Finish up your documentary from “Keep It Interesting.” Fill in the gaps you will likely find while telling the story in your documentary. Do you have to gather new footage, find a better photo, get a new audio clip?

Looking Forward: You will become a master of Foley next. Not sure what that is? You’re about to find out.

What to Watch:King Cut” Don’t forget that you’re cutting out moments, adding elements in and making a story out of the bits and pieces you’ve gathered.

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Unknown said...

Karianne is having trouble finding what to change with her documentary. Do you have some suggestions for her?

Unknown said...

Sorry for the long delay. I've been working on my next short film and it's been eating up my time. I'm going to try to catch up on feedback today.