In this week’s workshop, the key learning we did was exploring pre-production tips, as well as production tips and post-production tips. Pre-production tips was inclusive of scriptwriting, storyboarding, shot-listing; Production tips were inclusive of composition tips, technical camera tips, lighting tips; and Post-Production tips were inclusive of brief Adobe program walkthroughs, covering colour correction, placement on the timeline etc.
The main conceptual elements of this studio that I learnt was definitely the expansion of the three-act structure model, while we were discussing Pre-production. I wasn’t aware, yet, that it was able to be expanded up to a five-act-structure, being:
- STRONG STORYLINE / STORYTELLING
- HOOK – HIGH CONCEPT IDEA
- GOAL & THEN;
This is something that will assist me in future productions, as I personally feel these models help me with the scriptwriting/storyboarding process. I find it’s easier to write a script if I have a step-by-step guide of sorts.
While there were a lot of main media making elements that I have already experienced and covered in previous classes at RMIT, TAFE and High School; I found that there was a deeper explanation of colour correction on Adobe Premiere Pro, then what I have had before, learning about the LUT colouring system on the program. We went through video tutorials, as well as had Cat share screens with us walk us through this method of colour correction, step by step. This made it easier for me to digest the information, leaving me with a better understanding of colour correction than I had before. This means I will be able to take these media making element tips, from this workshop, and apply it to all future productions, both personal and professional.