I wanted my FMP to be my first short film, giving me an excuse to get it finished by a set deadline. I firstly wanted to take on the roles of Writer and Director, however after finding it hard to find a crew who wasn’t working on their own project i had to also take on the roles of Producer, Casting Director, Hair and Make-up, Location Manager, Grip and Camera Operator. With the help from Katy being my sound recordist, that certainly made it easier for me when it came to shooting.
I didn’t have any problems when filming or in Post Production, for 3 weeks straight my film became my life and even though i was a little nervous taking on such a big job by myself i feel it all went smoothly.
I learned new skills when it comes to using camera equipment and i feel more experienced in not only using the equipment correctly but setting up at my various locations. I also feel more confident in setting up a production, hiring cast & crew and making tough decisions, such as hiring the right actors for the roles, deciding on the appropriate camera lenses and and angles etc. and directing actors.
In conclusion, this being my first short film could have gone any way and i am proud of the final cut. When writing the script it was exactly what i had in mind and i have learned from the experience of having taken on so many roles and i am confident in moving not only this film forward into festivals etc, but starting new projects in the future.