Thursday, 6 October 2011

AN - My experience at the Co-op Film Festival 2011

Our moment of fame and glory.
Today we went to the Co-operative Film Festival which takes place once every year at the National Media  Museum in Bradford. This year we had three pieces from the AS coursework we did last year. These were, Waxed, Sleep Tight and my AS group's brilliant work, Wrenched. These were shown during Screening One, after that we all went on stage to get our photographs taken and shake the hand of the film festival manager while wearing our wonderful film festival TV shirts.

Once the screening had finished, our group got interviewed for a website and we got asked many questions about our film and what advice we would give to future budding film makers like we once were. I said that it would be a good thing to put on a personal statement in order to help you get into university and inspire you to study Media there as well.

Interview with the Weasley Twins
Besides from seeing my work getting screened, I also watched a live interview with James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley Twins in the Harry Potter films. This was another great experience because I was able to learn some background information about the stars and celebrities. I also took a look around the musuem, which had many useful attractions and facilities, such as the television studios where you could film and experiment with the equipment used in real television studios.

Later on in the day, I took part in an Editing Masterclass workshop using Final Cut Pro. While it was partily useful, most of the stuff was really complex. This was due to use of difficult techniques, such as using motion frames because of use of multiple buttons. However, I learned how to use the colour options, such Chroma keys since I plan on making my music video looking abstract.

In conclusion, I feel that this day was very useful and enjoyable. I would easily recommend it for the young, budding filmmakers of future generations. Since it would allow them to learn about how the media industry works and how many different people have become successful from it, such as Edgar Wright. Also from going to the workshops, future generations can learn how to implement the techniques learned into their projects.

1 comment:

  1. good to hear that learning software tools has impacted on your planning, precisely what i've been hoping for from the class vid exercise!


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