The finished product!

Here is the final edit of our film, we decided to change the temperature of some scenes to help with the audience response

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almost there!

today was spent working with our perception film and adding the needed filters and syncing up the audio, the previous audio we had planned on using, the static sound, wasn’t really working so we’ve ended up recording our own version of the ‘What Schizophrenia sounds like’ track and added that on top of the static noise – both tracks were lowered to give the impression this is all happening inside the characters head.

Film through screenshots…

our film as it currently stands, storyboard of screenshots. We plan to add filters and the audio tomorrow, we mainly spent today getting it in order, cutting it down and adding the needed layers, layering some of the shots meant we were cutting down on our time without having to (potentially) argue about what to cut.

Opening scene, film starts with black screen with the only light appearing from outside through the letterbox, the letter has been delivered and distracts our character.

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Character has collected and opened the letter, this is a longer shot so as the audience have time to understand what is happening.

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character reacting to the letter, as she smiles the music also reacts

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first of our transition shots, the characters actions are mimicked in the next shot, allowing the film to move swiftly on

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character gets on with the job at hand

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flashes of the camera allow film to cut to extreme close up of mouth, letting her know that they no longer think she’s capable

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“Niamh you’re not good enough for this anymore”, slightly muffled

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model carries on working, although a little more awkward about it

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flash – allows for another cut

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“I’m sorry” completely clear this time

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model turns, music switches to static, scars visible, it is apparent to the audience that the rejection has lead her to believe she’s not worth anything and has taken it upon herself to improve her looks.

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model walks towards camera

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eventually leading to a black out

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shots taken from character’s p.o.v, camera was held freehand and shaken to represent character drunkenly stumbling towards the sink

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planning out what and where she wants to adjust

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stumbles and flops onto bed

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cuts to eye level shot, character with back towards us

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rolls over to reveal that pen marks have been replaced by scars

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shots will be layered, one playing at normal speed, the other sped up and reversed to imply she’s having trouble sleeping at night

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cuts to black

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cross blur transition from dark of previous scene to light, representing change from night to day

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character is getting ready to leave for the day, this is where the music freakishly matches with the movements of the character

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face is fine in reflection but as she turns the scars have returned

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character leaves to go about her daily routine, the music is still matching with her actions

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chatting with friends, music is still matching movements

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previous character from earlier is still playing on her mind, background had been defocused keeping attention on main character

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as our character is retuning home, the other can still be seen playing on her mind, appearing as a figure of imagination

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not physically there, to achieve this we over layered the exact same shot but slowed one down by half its speed

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our character has returned home, before door closes an unknown foot forces itself in

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another layered shot to remind audience this is an alter ego, a figure of imagination, again one of the shots is slowed down by half its speed

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character begins to cut the pen marks on her face

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layered shot, one is sped up to show the pain felt by character

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character stares straight into camera while previous shot of her being told she’s not good enough is played, reminding audience where it all started

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final shot of character screaming, life is totally messed up

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fades to black

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Its editing time…

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today we spent all day editing our film and I have to say I was surprised how much we actually got done. We also came across a few happy accidents! – the music weirdly matches up with the actors movements we discovered this happens on a number of occasions – freaky or what?! we were also over our 2 minute limit and realised instead of trying to cut down, potentially loosing some good shots we could try out overlaying a few shots which left us with a really nice effect!