Well, here we are the final instalment of My Film Diary: The Weekend, a look back at the shooting of the short movie The Weekend (check out the film here). The main shoot was over there was only one interior scene left to shoot. As I was saying in the last post, (check out here) if we didn’t get the shoot finished on the that night we would find it hard to get the cast together, this was so true. It took us a month and a half to get only 2 of the cast together to shoot the last scene.
We finally got a date that suited the 2 of them and I was ready to shoot ( here is an other thing I learned, check to make sure that the camera is fully charged). I had forgot to charge the camera so we only had a half hour of battery to do the hole scene. Thankfully we got through it and got it all done.
While I was waiting to shoot the last scene, I had started editing the footage that I had all ready, this is where I learned my next lesson what you record on the camera may not look exactly the way you taught it would when you get to the editing stage. Also you might think you have shoot enough footage but in truth you could have always of shoot more. I also stated in an earlier post that i needed proper sound equipment (more so for shooting outside but is would be better to have for all shooting). With all that said I was happy with how most of the film came out but I would of liked to have better sound and lighting.
I had wanted to give the cast and crew a night out as a, thank you for all there hard work so I organised a showing party in my local pub. I invited the cast and crew and my family but word got out and a few more people showed up and the pub ended up being full which made me nervous (because I was still editing 15 minutes before I went to the pub). I was very nervous and could not watch the film. But the up side of showing the film to family and friends was that they were every supportive. I was very happy with how everything had turned out the hard work was worth it and I have learnt so much to bring into my next movie to make it even better. After the showing we had a few more drinks in the pub and then went to a night club and it turned out to be a great night.
To anyone out there looking to make a short movie, but are afraid just get out there and give it a go because and if it doesn’t turn out the way you wanted then just site down and see why it didn’t turn out the way you wanted then go out and try it again. I was very happy that I did it and now I am work on the script for my next short movie and I will take everything I learned form The Weekend to make this film even better. Thanks for watching the film and reading these post. I hope it inspires you to go out and make the short film that you want to make. Keep and eye on viewit.ie for upcoming shows and my latest short film.
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