Final cut notes

The final animation and the ending music was well liked, and the b-roll was the best parts to watch of the film.

On the interviews, the background was well liked, it was blurred enough to not distract from the foreground but the audience still knew what it was.

The intro (After effects) is a mixed review, it looked good but it was not in the same theme as the film and it need to be placed better to separate it from the film. Fade out on the wolf picture, and change the font on “Team Chloe productions”.

The low resolution clips of the animation films does not match the quality of the rest of the film. Make them smaller to increase the resolution or source better quality footage.

Suggestions was made to show more of the progression of the animation within the body of the film. The intro could also include a explanation of how long an full length can take to produce compared to the one we made.

If possible, include more footage of Thierry and Arne.

Mike:

The intro could have a softer opening for example a short montage and/or dialogue (who doesn’t like animation…) before chloe starts taking about the project.

The end felt to quick after showing the final animation, suggestions could be to show the animation again, loop it, slow motion it or add effects.

Lower thirds need to have more information under the title such as addressing us as students and arne as an instructor.

Could use some extreme close ups of some pencil lead on paper, a line being erased, a pencil being sharpened. The environment of an animator.

Mirror some interviews so some of them are on the other side, they seem too much of the same at the moment.

Cut out some of the black fade outs.

Better explanation of how animation works and what we are doing for people who do not know.

Could probably use a short montage in the body.

Give the audience a anticipation on the reveal of the final animation (build up to it).

At the end interviews talk more about the project, time it took, etc…

Jerry:

B roll was the best footage to watch so more b roll is recommended.

Be more clear on what we are doing.

The music was good at the end, and more of those type of music throughout the film will be good.

There are some variation in color in the film, color correct the film into on similar tone.

Interviews at the end are too long, there was long pauses that need to be cut out, but overall shorten the end interviews.

 

Rough Cut Notes (LMW2)

This is the feedback we had during our screening of our first rough Cut.

The main issue here was that is not clear what the film is about, there was no intro for the audience to understand what the film was going to be about.

We also needed a conclusion to finish the film up and to show the finished animation scene.

We also needed a conflict element and it was suggested we use time as one of the possible elements of our conflict as we do have a deadline to meet.

Personal interviews needs to be shot on why the characters are being created.

Arnie’s interview footage needs to be moved towards the beginning of the film.

Brenden did not need to be in the film until audio was done, it was suggested that Brenden did not need to be in the film at all since he is not doing any of the animation.

Brenden should have some audio sketches that we can possibly use even if it does not end up in the final piece.

Mike liked the fact that we picked up the camera to film while we were working and suggest that we do that more.

Jerry and others suggest that the final animation could have a meaning relating to our real struggle towards this project.

The footage we took on the ipad will not be used anymore due to low quality and the change in frame size compared to the rest of the media.