Our topic is about the importance of addressing mental health. A main part of our film was focused on Hawaii's youth and the amount of teens that are dealing with forms of mental illnesses. We feel that it's a very important subject and that more people should be addressing the topic. In this project we were assigned to make a narrative statement that explores a topic we are all passionate about. This topic is important to my team and I because we feel that many teens, especially in Hawaii and on our own island are in need of help when it comes to mental health problems, we also feel that as a society, we should be teaching kids about mental health in school etc. The goal of this project was to do research on a topic of our choice and write a script in our own words. Another requirement was that the film should be 2-3 min long, while incorporating high quality visuals and audio. For this assignment I was the lead script writer, Lucas was the lead camera, Victor helped contribute to both the script / helped with the research, and Trinity focused mainly on the editing.
I've enjoyed working with final cut pro. As the editor for this project I was able to learn some tips and tricks along the way. Some examples are, shortcuts for blading, importing content, and sound production. It’s important to use FCPX libraries, events and projects properly so that you can stay organized and produce quality work. Audio levels can (and almost always do) vary for each clip depending on the place/person were filming. To correct them you can change the audio levels / decibels. I think that in our project displays higher audio - because the camera has a smaller viewfinder it was hard to always be sure that everything was as focused as it could be.
One of our biggest challenges that my teammates and I had while doing this project was: Filming, because it was hard for us to find people that could be in our film. We overcame this by going to the art class and asking the teacher if we could use 4-5 of her students who were done with there work and that wanted to be in our film. Another challenge that we had was not having enough film to finish up the editing. The way we will overcome this is by us going out and getting the film that we needed. Well we all did the parts that we signed up to do. We all wanted to get this project done, so that way we wouldn't get frustrated if we have other projects that we haven't finished yet. Some of the more enjoyable parts of this project were, shooting some films and working with classmates I've never worked with before. Another enjoyable part of this project was having fun working with classmates that I don't really talk to or hang out with in class. Overall my teammates and I came in second place for our critique. Looking back to our results my team and I did great even though we didn't make it to 2-3 minuets a lot of people liked ours.
ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.