The presentation of Project Brief 3 proved to make me feel nervous once more. I think that’s just the nature of presenting something that you’ve created – whether you’ve put hours and hours into it, or just fifteen minutes. What was my main worry was that, compared to others, the quality of what I had filmed was not up to scratch, however, I was holding on to hope that people would look at it as that I had made it look textured and that it was fitting with the concept of the film (ie. post-modern arty).
Most of the criticisms I got were quite positive. I was mostly happy with what people had to say about the Project Brief but I was more keen for them to tell me where to improve rather than what I had done well. First of all, though, my audience didn’t pick up on the quality of the filming, in fact, they thought that the graininess of the film added to the film. I was very happy with this, because it’s a relief that fellow filmmakers weren’t judging the quality of the footage. I was also commended for how fluid the transitions between found footage and original footage. However, I did find it concerning that people didn’t know the differences between the footage I had taken of my sisters art, and the art that was found footage.
In addition to this, the few criticisms I had mainly detailed the shortness of the film. This worried me too when completing the task but I ran out of exciting original footage and I did ‘t want to overuse the found footage. My own criticism of the piece would be the lack of sound other than voice-over. Although I did receive a compliment about how what was being said in the voice-overs matched the visuals (which I spent quite a while perfecting), I think I need to broaden my horizons when it comes to sound within the films I create. I want to feel more comfortable with using music in my films