I have officially finished my degree! I handed everything in on Monday so now I am free to enjoy my last few weeks in Falmouth before I head off to the USA to begin my job at Camp Sloane. And I am more excited than words can possibly explain.
This is it. The end is nigh. It’s almost over.
I’ve just fully completed Jade’s documentary ‘The Little Things’, with the proper sound and music and everything and it looks (and sounds) fantastic! It’s a better film than I ever thought it would be…it’s gone through so many changes over the last couple of weeks, but this is the best by far. It’s been quite a stressful week, mostly due to the fact that I’ve kind of been feeling like I’m in limbo…I’ve finished all my own work and essays etc, so it’s just been a matter of printing everything and putting it into my portfolio, which I did on Tuesday. I also finished off Dave’s film ‘Halfway Point’ at the start of the week, and he’s taken it away to make the DVDs for us all.
It’s been a pretty hectic week for me work-wise, with little (and big) editing changes going on all over the place. It’s now just over 2 weeks until hand-in, and this looming deadline is making me panic ever so slightly. Especially as I’m still trying to make all the little amendments to Jade’s documentary that everyone is suggesting…between me, Jade, Collette and all our tutors, it’s becoming almost impossible to create a film that everyone is happy with, there are opinions coming in from everywhere, about everything!
Here it is, the finished product. Enjoy!
In terms of the progress I’ve made with this project, last week was a definite turning point. Yesterday I completed (what I hope to be) the final cut of my action trailer and this is one piece of work that I am actually really proud of. I’ve shown it to a few people who I trust to tell me the truth and they’ve all really liked it, saying that it makes them want to watch all the films in it, and that they’re impressed with the way it fits together with the music to make a cohesive narrative, which is great because that was pretty much what I’ve been aiming for.
Yesterday, when I got bored of editing my action trailer, I decided to create an animated logo, or ‘sting’ as they’re often called, to go at the start of all my future projects, just to make it look a bit more professional, and so perhaps my name/logo will stick in your memory.
I’m finally getting somewhere with this action trailer, the final piece of work in my trailer collection (also the last bit of work I can do before I get the footage from Jade’s and Dave’s films, which they are yet to shoot), and so far, I’m really enjoying the process.
As part of my Practical Project, and to enhance my CV, I’ve spent all of this week in London working as a runner/office assistant at Vertigo Films, a film production and distribution company. They did Streetdance 3D and the recent Gareth Edwards film Monsters. They’re currently working on a 3D film of the successful kids books Horrid Henry, and from what I’ve seen, it’s going to be brilliant!
Oh man I’m craving some travel escapades right now, I mean seriously, I can’t sit still and I’m this close to packing a bag, grabbing my sleeping bag, tent and of course passport (for those just-in-case, you-never-know-what-could-happen moments) and jumping into my car for an impromptu road trip. That would be epic.