First, explain how you chose your interviewee, settled on your topic and assigned the team roles of writer, interviewer, reporter, director, cameraperson, and editor. Discuss how everyone either stayed committed to their specific job or how they shifted as the production process progressed. Did this help or hurt the outcome of your story and why? (6 sentence minimum)
Then, describe why safety is your number one priority during the production process. What 3 safety concerns should your entire team be aware of while filming? Conclude with a reflection of your critique results. Please address the three largest words for improvement on the critique graphic. Provide specific examples of what you could do to create a more compelling story, both written and visually. (6 sentence minimum)
Last, add your visuals: 1) Embed your practice story from Drive at the top. 2) Insert a screenshot of your script between paragraphs. 3) Add the visuals of your critique results after your final paragraph.
ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.
We chose our interviewee by asking who wanted to have the role. Dawson wanted the role the most so he got it. We settled on the topic of singing because Dawson preferred it, since he was the interviewee. Kala'i and I then chose our separate roles because he wanted to be the interviewer and I wanted to learn more about how the camera works. We mostly kept to our roles, though I'm not the best at using the camera, so I had Kala'i help me in areas I couldn't understand or didn't remember. This mostly helped us because, now, our film won't have errors that I would have made very easily.
Having a safe work environment should always be the first priority of any work area because the safety of others has a much higher value than a few minutes of film in a video that, to be honest, many people won't see. 3 concerns that come to mind with the highest priority goes as follows: Communication, Prevention and Inspection. Communication is key because, anything ranging from someone leaving the set to use the bathroom to someone performing a stunt, should be acknowledged by at least one other person to prevent any worse-case scenarios. The more we understand, the better. This lets us prevent the bad things. Wearing proper clothing, for example, is a way we can prevent heatstroke if we are filming on a sunny day. With some communication, everyone will have proper clothing, water, etc., which will prevent any injuries or sicknesses. This is where inspection comes in. This can happen before filming or after filming. Considering the "before" aspect, we focus on the location, the weather and let that weigh in on our judgements for filming later on. For the "after" aspect, we should inspect each other, inspect the equipment, see who's tired, look around for any dangers we may have left behind or created, and make sure everyone gets a ride home. This is more of a "leave it better than how it was before you came" but it's also making sure no one has any injuries they are hiding and making sure we are safe after we stop filming. After having our critique, it was assuring to know that most of our peers found our work acceptable, although we could definitely improve. One of our biggest quote-on-quote "problems" was interview composition. Having better positioning for our interviewee Dawson in multiple shots could have made things a lot more comfortable and fluid. Another problem we had in general was our audio. We have problems with sound being too high, strange pauses, and white noise. I'm not too good with audio, but if we listened to it better, we could have probably saved some If we had more time with proper equipment and such, I would probably have some better footage with the first B-roll (friends scene) and redo the last B-roll (ending scene) with fixing the noise and focus in the first B-Roll and dealing with the awkwardness, cliché ending and over-sequencing in the last B-Roll.
I'll fix this after I promise.
I'll fix this after I promise.