When we arrived, we had our stuff all packed (because we packed on Friday) and we're ready to go. At 8:00, Mr.M gave a briefing on each category. Because we are the Movie Trailer team, we were given a title and are supposed to make a story out of it. The movie title we were given was " The Rewind Button". This time, we took the time and sat, thought and talked amongst ourselves, instead of just rushing to go. We had multiple ideas of what our "rewind button" would be. Out of the options of a remote rewind button, speech (for example, "I wish I could rewind and start again" then goes back in time), and an elevator shaft. The winning vote was for the elevator. The elevator button is like the rewind button. It starts from the floor you are on, ground floor, then going into the past, so you would go down. Although this time we actually sat and thought about the title; I think one of the reasons why our video didn't turn out as great is because we didn't really come up with a really good, strong idea. The title "The Rewind Button" was a difficult topic and we couldn't really think of anything that would fit. This title was a big challenge for our group.
After some thinking, the first idea we had was a love story. Where a girl breaks up with this guy because he loses his temper. The girl then dates this other guy, and the first guy is jealous. In this version, the first guy goes into the elevator, going back in time so that he can fix his wrong doings and keeps his temper cool. However, that idea didn't really make sense, and people didn't want to hold other peoples hands. The next idea was where the girl cheats on the two guys, Ben M. and Micah, and they find out. In this one, the girl goes into the elevator to fix their mistakes. That idea didn't work either, and things got confusing. There was a mixture of conversation, something about revenge (but you wouldn't go back in time, when you can do that in the present), and just different opinions about the idea. Eventually, the romance idea fell apart, leaving everyone confused about what's going on with the idea and our story. We leaned on the pillars, hoping a good idea would spring from our brainstorms. Then the idea of Friendship came into place, leaving us 1 hour for us to sort out everything, film everything, record voice overs, and find music. The friendship idea was where a girl ignores this other girl, and is mean to all the people around her. The problem was, in the first shot, there was no audio. The audio was an important part in this scene because it introduces the fact that she's being mean to the other girl. Originally, when we filmed it, Ysabel said something noting that the girl was a loser. Because Ysabel has been mean to others, they ignore her and she becomes hated. She goes into an elevator, unaware that it brings her into the past, but it's for the better. She realizes she can fix her mistakes and restart. After getting everything filmed, we realized it was already 3:15 and our production time ended at 3:10; everyone else was already in the editing room! And we still didn't find music or record voice overs! Brooke and Taylynn helped Ysabel with the Voice overs, while Micah found music, and I put most of the equipment away with Taylynn. After the Voice Overs were done, we listened to the music Micah picked out and then Brooke and Micah headed to the editing room to start on the video. After we finished putting everything away, we waiting in the teachers lounge, because I was finished with my blogs, turned in my scripts, and I didn't have anything else to work on.
The Final Product
After Brooke and Micah finished editing, we got to watch everyone's videos. Good Job Guys! The video didn't turn out as well as we all hoped, and Mr. M talked to us on things we should work on. First off, the audio. The audio was fine when we filmed it, and we played it back also. But I'm not sure why there was no audio in the first clips. Another thing he talked to us about was just the whole story and the idea. It was confusing, I admit, and the audience had to kind of think what the elevator resembles. Also, it didn't really show past, because we were all in the same clothes and if Ysabel were to go into the past, she would go to the first scene, right? Personally, I think we should have another STN Practice because I think we could improve, and do much better in the next couple of tries. Another thing our team could do next time is plan more. Plan, Plan, Plan. Even though we did sit down and talk about our ideas, I think we should think it through more, if the first idea doesn't work out, already have a backup idea, a backup plan; so that we don't waste time thinking, like how we got stuck this time. Another thing I learned is to PACK EXTRA STUFF! On Friday, I thought we didn't need a Vixia or a light bouncer, because we had the 60D, (which also had that dial for light adjustment) but actually during this practice we did.
After this practice, I realized it wouldn't be easy, as it was the first round. I learned it was a challenge, and its a bumpy road to the end. I do want to schedule more practices, and I learned things this time that will help improve on the next practice. I hope that our team will do better next time, Good job to all the teams and to Brooke, Micah, Taylynn, Ysabel, and Ben M. as well. Thanks for reading. Byee!!