Entry 1, 2018-12-10:
Alison and I have started our video project by planning out our plot and how the video will look, we’ve decided what character we will play and what characters we need other actors for, we’ve also decided that we will use our dogs for some of the characters in the video. Alison will be playing Arnold, Arnolds Dad, her dog will be Penelope and I will be Rowdy, Gordy, Roger, Grandmother Spirit, and Eugene. We might change the characters up a bit so we are being flexible with that part. We have started to write our script and have decided all our elements of plot and decide where and when we will film the video. The next thing we need to do is shoot the video in the upcoming days and edit the clips. We also need to figure out our camera angles but we will figure that out along the way. We are communicating outside of school by emailing each other and giving each other tips on what to do for each other’s parts. We are also presenting ideas to each other and enhancing them so we get the best quality of work we can get.
Entry 2, 2018-12-11:
Alison and I have decided we will film mostly all the scenes tomorrow, record our voiceovers and work on our script a bit together in class. Once we have those things done, if we are missing any clips or forgot anything extra we will film it on Thursday. We will have time to look over the rubrics as well to ensure that we aren’t missing anything. Hopefully, we will have all our elements ready for Friday so we can start editing the movie. We collaborated a bit in class on the structure of the script as well.
Entry 3, 2018-12-12:
Today, Alison and I completed our script and started filming our video. We finished most of the scenes in the initiating event, one or two in the rising action and a few in the introduction. While we were filming the introduction, Alison couldn’t say her line that was “too much cerebral spinal fluid”, so that took a few tries:
I also couldn’t stay in character as well so that wasn’t very good because we were reshooting scenes which took some time and by the time we finished it became dark at 4:00 so we couldn’t film any of the outside scenes because the lighting would have been bad. I also forgot my charger so my phone was dying and at 4% so we couldn’t film anymore.
Tomorrow, we are going to get more accessories, costumes, and props for when we film and hopefully, we will finish filming all our scenes so we can start editing on Friday. I’ll also remember to bring my charger.
Entry 4, 2018-12-13:
I forgot my phone today, so my mom gave me her phone so that I could film during lunch and after school. Alison and I finished filming our introduction and we are halfway done our scenes for the initiating event. I started editing the intro and we so far have 20 seconds of content. Also, we brought more costumes so that was helpful for us because the video now looks more professional and well put together. It also started raining so it was hard to film some of the scenes. What we are going to do tomorrow is finish filming the initiating event and I’ll bring my phone this time and hopefully, it won’t rain tomorrow. We will also finish filming all of the voiceovers and ill add the clips into my editing video project on OpenShot so that I can edit the video some more. Here are some bloopers from today’s filming session :
Entry 5, 2018-12-14:
Today, we finished filming our initiating event. It wasn’t raining so we also decided to film some of our rising action scenes, all the scenes for our climax, and falling action. Everything went pretty smoothly and we didn’t have to refill many of the scenes, but some we had to because we kept laughing or the people around us were talking too loud and you couldn’t hear what we were saying. Alison also almost got hit by a car because she was running in the parking lot and a teacher’s car drove into the parking lot, but she quickly moved out of the way and everyone was safe. Tomorrow I am going over to Alison’s house to film the scenes with her dog as Penelope and we will also finish filming most of our rising action scenes and I will continue to edit.
Entry 6, 2018-12-15:
We finished filming most of our rising action scenes today, but it got dark very early so we had to film and do the rest of the scenes inside with light. Alison’s dog wasn’t a fan of the costumes at first but he got comfortable with it after a while. We were also finished filming any scenes we forgot from the day before, so I think we have completed filming all of our scenes so we are making good progress with this project. Tomorrow, I will finish most of the editing and add all the clips we filmed from today and yesterday.
Entry 7, 2018-12-16:
Today, I edited most of the clips into the video and added all the music and sound effects we need to make the video look professional. I didn’t do much else on the project considering we are almost done and it’s the weekend so I didn’t have much time to work on it because I had other commitments. Tomorrow we are going to finish filming all of the voiceovers and all the scenes we might have forgotten to film.
Entry 8, 2018-12-17:
On Monday we filmed a few voiceovers in English class and I showed Alison what I edited. We discussed what was already completed and what was still needed. Tomorrow we will finish filming the scenes and voiceovers that we are missing. I will also continue editing.
Entry 9, 2018-12-18:
Today, we filmed our remaining scenes and voice-overs that we had time to film in class. We also made a list of the things we still have to add to the video. Tomorrow, I will continue filming and we will shoot anymore remaining scenes and voice overs we need to complete.
Entry 10, 2018-12-19:
Today, we filmed our remaining scenes. I also finished editing and writing my core competencies paragraph. Tomorrow, we are presenting first in front of the whole class, and hopefully, our video will be entertaining for the class.