I feel my editing skills have definitely improved through this project. I was first introduced to Premiere pro just over two years ago however my skills have progressed more in this last month than in the last two years. I learnt how to key frame audio to make it change it over time, this was essential when a character was speaking as they often couldn't be heard over the music.
|A screenshot of our timeline on the software|
Another major concept I've learnt through this project is the concept of pace and atmosphere within a piece, For example an extra few milliseconds to each shot could completely ruin the atmosphere and pace desired. During the editing process I often found myself looking through each shot and "feeling" when to cut it, just from watching the clip and feeling the mood change. I grew quite strong in this type of editing and I'm sure these new found skills will help me in the future.
This project has helped me strengthen my skills and made me realise how hard it is to make a feature film. We only made a short 2 minute extract from a film but extensive planning, editing and re-shoots were needed. It really opened my eyes to how hard the concept of continuity is to put in a film let alone film and edit a continuity sequence. I have a much deeper appreciation now for indie films which usually use the camera in strange and interesting ways to tell a story,