When I created my assembly edit, I noticed a lot of problems and how I could fix them. I’ve split this blog post in to the sections I said I wanted to change or correct.
For scene one, I wanted to make the colours warmer. This makes the scene happier and more vibrant, creating a happier atmosphere. I want to scene to be happy as it makes the other scenes throughout the film seem more dramatic and problematic.
With scene 2, I decided to make the colours more cold. I already chose a set with blues to match my colour scheme, but brining out the blue colours can emphasise it.
With this scene, I added more blues and yellows. When I just added the blues, I thought the blue over powered the shot and it lost some of the depth. Adding the yellow brought out the signs more by outlining the words and pictures.
With this scene I added more greens and blues. This again, brought the colours of the colour scheme out.
I copied the same 3 way colour wheel over to the next shot so it looked the same.
I did the same with shot 3.
Scene 5 was more difficult to colour correct. The scene is way to dark as you can’t really see the character. I added more oranges and yellows to match the candle light glow, then raised the contrast and brightness. This added a more of a glow and brightness, that looks like its from the candles.
This scene I thought was too dark. I changed the brightness, but then turned the contrast down. This made it brighter, but also created more shadows and toned down the colours. I think it makes the scene look more eery and he defiantly looks more threatening.
I filmed this scene on Friday and added it to my draft edit. I made the colour more blue, but then turned down the saturation. This made it seem greyer, but with the blues still standing out.
I added more greens and blues to this scene because I thought it was too dull to match the flow of the rest of the film. It didn’t really match the colour palate i’d chosen for the film. It’s a very subtle change but I think that it works well.
I did the same for this shot.
With the van scenes, I want to make it dimmer and greyer. This was to show how miserable it was. I also added more blues in to make the scene colder.
I did the same for this scene….
and this scene….
With this scene, I felt like it was too bright. I decreased the brightness and added more blue tones. This gave it a more inclosed and dark feel.
I did the exact same thing with this scene.
… And this scene.
With this scene, I used way too much light. I needed to bring the brightness and contrast right down. It makes the shot seem more claustrophobic and dirtier.
With this scene enhanced the blues and made it slightly dimmer.
This scene is the last if the film so I thought it needed to be perfect. I made the colours much bluer. This gives a colder feel to the scene.
I did the same for this shot.
In the scene where Malcolm (the Dad) is staring into the distance and is ready to protect his family, I want distant sounds of people and gunfire. This is so the audience can understand why he’s so scared and protective. For the sounds, I sourced them on youtube. With the sounds I layered them up.
- Cryings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QpldDrUu98
- Gun fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhRJnLp4OlE
- Banging : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBzgvb7uLyM
- Angry Crowd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIyuNT3gXGI
With the sounds, I wanted them to sound like they were coming from outside. To do this, I added a reverb, and changed the EQ.
The next seen I worked on with adding sound was the scene with all the people that are lined up on their knees and someone get shot. For this scene, I needed the sound of a gun shot. In my assemebly edit I use this sound effect: Original gun shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPYquBkEhSA) However, when I evaluated it, I decided the echo of the gun shot needed to be longer. After searching I found this one. New gun shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLN_zuBFSSo0)
Credits and Title/Refining ending
In my draft I added credits and titles. I think its always to leave time to credit people who helped you when making a film.
However, I made my credits slightly different to what I’ve done before. From my last feedback, and my own realisation, my film didn’t have a very clear ending.
Copy of Draft and Feedback
This is the copy of the draft with all the changes made. There is still a lot I need to add in and refine before I make a final copy. I need to add in a few shot and make some shorter. Making them all similar will add consistency to my film.
I asked for feedback of my tutor and this is what her said: