I had hoped for something a little bit more professional, but I believe that our project isn’t half bad. I had hoped for more metaphorical shots as well, which would’ve been challenging, but I think that our shots at least do a good job of not showing any actors or actresses specifically. Thank God. I believe that we can show Mele this and be unashamed, but to be honest, I’m not too confident about our work, and I don’t know how I feel about Mele watching this.
From Duy, I really learned a lot about how to relax and let the film work itself out. She didn’t over complicate our film, and 100% of the time she provided excellent support. She helped us decide with an art direction, and stick with it. She also taught me that a little change can really affect a lot about the film and the timing and flow of the film.
I really hope audiences take away a lesson about the kind of people there are in the world. There are definitely quirky people out there, but they’re just really interesting, instead of just really strange.
Our film turned out almost exactly how I had imagined it. In the beginning, we decided that we wanted to use metaphorical representations rather than filming literal scenes that explain exactly what the narrator is talking about. Since the main focus of our film is on the Duct Tape Ninja, we hoped to have sort of a geeky feel to it rather than a serious story. I think all of our ideas from the beginning carried through these past weeks and into our film.
The mentor experience was very fun and beneficial for me. I learned a lot of new film and computer techniques from our mentor that helped us pull our original ideas together and bring them to life. Our mentor understood the vision we were trying to achieve and worked with us to make the film exactly how we wanted it. She supported all of ideas and gave us new inspirations along the way.
I hope new audiences will see this as a new and unique way of telling a story. Instead of pulling together literal film cuts, we did everything from drawing the scene, to making stop motion scenes. The way we told this story wasn’t very traditional as far as films go but it makes it all the more interesting to watch.
I think that the film turned out to be what we wanted. At the beginning we decided that we wanted it to be more creative and that we didn’t really want to use any human faces in the film and I believe that we stuck with our ideas. We used a lot of metaphorical shots to represent what the speaker was saying during the film. I am really happy with how the film turned out and I don’t think I would change anything about it.
Duy, our mentor, taught us a lot about how to use shots that represented something else as well as how to make sure that the film flows well. She was extremely helpful when it came to brainstorming and she seemed to be on track with our ideas.
I hope that the audiences will connect with the playful shots and make a connection between the story and the film. I hope they realize the hard work that we put into this film. I want them to learn that when you are making a film, you don’t have to make things literal and it is ok to be a little creative at times.
I think that our video didn’t turn out exactly as we planned. I remember at the beginning we were going to use more literal shots but we ended up going to a metaphorical road and I think it turned out a lot better. We also had plans to use a ninja in the film but instead we didn’t use actual faces and I think that made our video stronger.
Our mentor was Duy and we learned a lot about metaphorical videography and how to represent our shots in new way. She had a lot of ideas to make out film stronger and get our meanings across. She also had interesting ideas of how to make our video represent different meanings that we didn’t think of.
I hope that the audience will learn the main idea of our story that no matter what there is someone out there for everyone. I also hope that the audience will understand what we wanted to accomplish with the art direction, since I am the art director. We wanted to get a playful and a dark typical ninja look and I hope people see that.