Here is the first draft for my short film, X.
I decided to exclude the audio on this as I wanted to just focus on the visual aspect of my film, in order to get this right before working on the audio, as I will need to fit the voiceover to the length of my films’ scenes.
There are a couple of changes that I want to make to the way I have edited my footage:
Firstly, I want to delete the clip at 3:37 to 3:52 because the continuity does not work. Gina orders, and receives, only one camera, but my film currently has footage of her putting up two separate cameras. I don’t like this issue and I am going to remove this clip because the other shot shows the mysterious girl briefly.
The second problem that I am going to resolve is the shot that I previously just mentioned, from 3:52 to 4:52. I just feel as if that scene is too long/ longer than it needs to be. Although it builds tension for the audience, because they are wondering what is going to happen and perhaps expect a jump scare, I think that it is unnecessarily long and I am going to shorten the scene a little.
Lastly, I am going to remove all of the footage after 5:48. This is because it is disjointed, badly filmed and just doesn’t seem to work and fit in with the rest of my short film. I am going to cut the footage after the eye contact scene, but I am still going to try and incorperate the “what the f-” quote into the end, perhaps by refilming this part from down in the landing.