Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Last Verse

Here's a really low res still from the film
Last year I assisted and helped out with costume and make-up in a short play called "Death Knocks" by my friend Malabi. This year our group Saffron Spectacle decided pretty last moment that we should make a short film for this competition. Today was the last day of submission. We shot the film in 2 days, did the recording on the 3rd and 4th day was dedicated to editing. I fell sick in the mean time and went into a bit of panic mode about the end product. But my friends calmed me down. I would say I learnt quite a few things in the past 3 days about making films which are even this short. I understand "81/2" a bit better than I did the first two times I saw it. I felt so strangely pressured thinking this 2 minute short would be my first film ever. I have relaxed a bit now. Hopefully this won't be my only film and I will have chances again later. This was our first film for all of us, the film making classes in my course haven't yet begun so I knew nothing about making a film. But truth be told I have felt very happy these last 3 days working with my friends whatever the end result and reaction from others may be and I know now with more conviction that I want to make more films in the future not just write stories or be involved in the costume department (which I still want very much).
Neither of my camera's memory cards are with me right now as I used those to shoot the film as you may have guessed. I will come back with a decent post very soon.




9 comments:

  1. Making a movie, has to be an mazing eperience
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  2. Wow....hope to see your movies soon! Please please PLEASE let me do the costumes when you become a hi-fi movie-maker! Pretty please???? :))

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    1. haha..sure..but that's so far away still!!

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  3. This is awesome! I can't believe how quickly you shot the video and edited it accordingly.

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  4. Debi, I think that is so awesome! I can definitely see you doing screenwriting and directing! You could make some fabulous stories! Drama's, documentaries, biographical. You would be awesome at it!
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  5. OMG,this is so amazing,I love this post!
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  6. I think it's awesome that you're perusing your dreams. If it's possible, I'd love to see more of the film. It looks beautiful.

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  7. So excited for you and your film! Congratulations on this. I hope you and your friends create and produce many more. Who knows, your feature length film might not be too far away ... - J xxx

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