Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Ayub’s personal thoughts about editing our thriller

On the 22nd of March, me and my group were finishing off the editing for our thriller opening scene. The rough cut lasted 5.07minutes worth of footage, however we knew that this was unacceptable because the exam syllabus states that the Thriller opening scene must not be longer then 2 minutes and a maximum of an extra 20 seconds, which equates to 2 minute and 20 seconds, given the circumstances for example, significant parts which couldn’t be cut out would be acceptable.

As a result, we had to do a lot of editing, which included taking out some parts of the thriller and tightening up the shots from one another, making them run smooth and fluently. I personally found it difficult at this stage in the process was that we had valuable scenes that we all loved as a group but we had to cut them down or not use them because they lasted too long and some of them were not the necessary to the movie because they didn’t play a huge significance, and without them the story would still make sense. We overcame this situation, by spotting weaknesses in the tightness from clip to clip and unnecessary parts, and finally we took some feedback from the teachers. I mostly enjoyed the process after we had got rid of the insignificant parts and we were able to make all the scenes flow together, through the use of editing. I believe this created a Thriller atmosphere, enhanced by the sinister match-cuts of the suffocation.

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