I thought it is best to write about my experience making a project at university. I will start from pre production and talk about the planning process. It did involve a lot of planning as we did make a sci fi short film. Writing took about a month as I wrote the first draft long hand and then wrote the other drafts on adobe story. I love writing and I really loved writing this script. I loved it because I delved with my imagination to the maximum.
It is a sci fi and that required going to your imagination to the maximum and creating a world from your mind on screen. It is never the same exact way you wanted but it is pretty close in terms of telling the story.
Filming was a challenge but also fun at the same time. We filmed for 5 days and filmed in 7 different locations. It felt like a big budget film, and we treated it as like that.
Then for editing, it was a long process, as it required original music, visual effects, ADR and colour correction.
It was an ambitious task to commit to, but it was worth the hard work. I believe in that saying that hard work pays off. And I truly believed that my hard work had paid off.
After months and months of hard work and true dedication, I have officially finished the final edit for my new upcoming science fiction short film The Program. It now runs at 10 mins and 12 secs.
Well, I for one am truly proud of the final cut of the film. It has been a huge hassle to get to this point. The reason being that pretty much every one was heavily criticizing that our film was never going to work. They said that our idea was too ambitious for the marking criteria.
I don’t know what to think of that. But I personally didn’t have any other ideas to work with and therefore came the birth of The Program.
The Program will be released next week. Watch out for the next blogs as we get closer and closer to the release of the film.
I refer to myself as a passionate storyteller. As I make films and I also write stories. I have been doing this for a really long time and it has become that stage where it is my life altogether.
It is a passion for which I am truly grateful of having. It is also the great achievement for following my heart and passion.
Every time I commit to a project, I always set out to commit to it as it is part of my life. So, every time, I make a film, I always treat it as it has become a huge part of my life. Like a member of the family I am welcoming.
Having a passion, especially for filmmaking in my opinion is extremely important. This is as when there are days when you feel let down, you always get reminded why you did it in the first place. It is because you are passion for it.
At the end of the day, it won’t matter if your film is liked or not by the audience. What will matter is that your passion is alive and strong.
I have been a filmmaker for almost ten years now and it is safe to say that it is a hard job to commit to. The reason being as it involves too much work and too much of your time. Which requires huge amounts of dedication.
When I think that, I always ask myself the same question over and over again. Why do I still make films? The answer is pretty simple. I love doing it.
I have had a strong passion for filmmaking ever since I was thirteen and my love has grown even more. My love has grown because I have access to more equipment and facilities. Such as using a DSLR camera for filming and Adobe Premiere Pro for editing.
It is a job for which requires your time a lot, so in basic terms, it does mean that your life always relies on making films. I have been doing it for so long, that it has ended up becoming my life.
So, the answer to the question is filmmaking worth it. The answer is of course YES!