EIGHTEEN – Reflection on the Film

This is my final post regarding my final major project. As mentioned in my last post, I will essentially analyse the film against what I wanted to make. The first goal of the film was to contain Documented footage of the different landscapes of England during the different seasons. I...

SEVENTEEN – The Vision for the Final Film

In this post I’m going to outline what I wanted to create for my final major film project. As my final post will be an analysis of the film, I feel it’s a good idea to do a post that acts as a check list that essentially helps me see...

SIXTEEN – Last Days of Filming

This ones a little late in posting due to what can only be categorised as a trying period due to MRI appointments, Family Bereavements and a couple of technical issues thrown in for good measure. Regardless of this, Filming (and editing) has finally been completed. In this blog post, I’m...

FIFTEEN – An Overdue Update

In this post, I’m going to go over what’s been done so far and why I haven’t posted in so long. To briefly cover the why, since my last post very little has been done that I can talk about. This is because of two things. The first was the...

FOURTEEN – Footage Tests & Music

In today’s post we get to see some big progress. First, lets talk about music! So after a long search I’ve finally found someone to make me some found sound nature music. I’ve already received the first draft for Spring and I’m pretty happy with it. I’ll reveal more details...

THIRTEEN – Masks Completed

So today I finally finished the masks off! I also built the first set too. As shown in previous entries I had already completed the Face of Autumn and the Face of Winter. I had to put the Faces of Summer and Spring on hold while I finished rebuilding my...

TWELVE – Summer Shots!

This a quick little update about some footage I managed to bag last week. When I started this project, I had a concern that the Summer Scenes may be a challenge to capture due to the film needing to be made by May. Due to the recent weather, I managed...

ELEVEN – Update

It’s coming up to a month since my last post and as much as I dislike leaving large gaps between posts, the fact is I’ve got very little to write about. At the moment I’m in that tedious place in filming where its a chain of paper work. Shots lists...

TEN – Post Shoot Whitby

In today’s entry I’m going to quickly talk about the shoot in Whitby. So with out further ado, lets get started. I think the first thing that comes to mind about the shoot is how cold it was! It was the type of icy windy cold blasts that leave your...

NINE – In Search of Winter

Lets start this post off by commenting on the weather. Although its been rather cold (and that’s putting it mildly), as far as how things have looked from a lens point of view it doesn’t really look like winter. The Sun has been shining, the sky has been blue and...

EIGHT – The Face of Winter

In this post I’m going to show how I’m making the masks for my film. Each of the masks represent a season as I believe I have explained in a previous post. So, this is how I made the Face of Winter. Step 1: Mask & Base Coat The first...

SEVEN – Evolving the Vision

A few days ago, I talked about some of the updates on the site and went in-depth about what I aim to create for my final major project. If you want to, you can read that post here. I finished with stating I had an idea on how to compromise...

SIX – Updates, Updates, Updates

Today’s post is all about the updates. First main update is to the site itself. I’ve tweaked it to make it a more complete website instead of just a blog. This is more of a personal choice as eventually, I want to do some product reviews and have a place...

FIVE – Old Glass

On the run up to starting filming (Details of the project to come soon)I was looking at buying some new lens so I can get the footage I’m after. The plan is to shoot using my Canon 700D. Despite being considered as an entry/enthusiast level camera and it not being...

FOUR – A Productive Day

Today has altogether been quite productive. I got feedback on my two main ideas for my Final Major Project production. The first of my ideas is to make a non bias Brexit Documentary that partly focuses on the if some people regret what they voted for during the EU Referendum....

THREE – REWRITE!

I’m going to open this one by firstly saying what I originally intended to write about, which was the struggles I had around coming up with a more original and less used title than “Warrior”. It would have said how titles aren’t particularly my forte and usually I’d leave them...

TWO – The Big Idea

The idea for my final major project is to make a 20-minute crime thriller that plays with the super hero genre too. The film follows the story of a young man, named Sabastian, who has everything taken away from him during his home is robbed. His fiancé is slain; he is left...

ONE – An Introduction

Hello, my name is Jack Watling. I am currently a University film student in my final year and freelance gaffer/lighting technician. As part of my Final Major Project, I am required to create a blog. The purpose of the blog is to act as a sort of running commentary for...