To show the differences between the rough cut and the fine cut, we chose to export the rough cut before the feedback from Helen. The rough cut is very rough, with no sound, music or levels edited, as well as no colour corrections has been made and some cutaways - still photos has not been put in yet.

After the feedback session with Helen, we noted down some bullet points on what to look at and change up to craft the doc more into the best end-result as possible. 


Swap interviews
Structure needs changing
Needs to fit together
General commentary can help as long
Commentary needs to leave the old behind and move on to a new topic
Split up Garreth
Put in footage which is being spoken about in Garreth´s interview

Positive Feedback

The opening

Right after the session we sat down and cut the shooting script up in pieces, to then sort it out in a new order so it would be easier to get a visual of the new buĂ­ld up and structure of the doc.

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Wednesday 27th of April we met up and sat down to go through the sync assembly. Imogen had written up all the dialogue from the interviews, and we highlighted the parts and bits we wanted to include, and that made the most sense.

Interview with Robert

Interview with Garreth

After going through and agreeing on the bits that were picked out, we roughly cut it out from the interview clips and added it down on the timeline. We had edited the presenter parts, as well as cutaways the day before, so it was just left to put the interview bits in to have the finished rough cut. 

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We spent two days shooting the documentary, where we only had our presenter for the first day and had to plan around this. Therefore, we decided to shoot all of the presenter bits, with the cutaways with him in them, as well as the actuality interview with one of the specialists from the national trust.


Day two, we shot all of the remaining cutaways needed to fill in the presenter and interview bits. We were under time pressure on this day which challenged us, and we realized how much time has to say when shooting. We wished we had a bit more time the seccond day, but sometimes you just have to work with the time you got, and I will say we ´shot´ the best out of it!


As a part of my role as camera op on our project, I have put together the shot lists and sketched some storyboards to prepare for the shooting days. To get the results we want for the production, I have consulted both producer and director as to plan how the structure and set up of the shots and angles will affect and play out on screen.




I made sure to be in close dialogue with both of them so we could all agree on what it is we want, how we will do it and how we are going about to get the results we want. It was very important to me that what I proposed was ideas that could be altered and played around with to make the production into one joined vision and goal.


In our presentation, we also chose to focus on different areas of what would be applicable to our own positions and roles in the production. We had a group meeting where we settled on who were to do what, and then we created the presentation on google drive so we could collaborate easily without sitting together the whole time. This method worked really well, as we also have a group chat to communicate regarding anything to do with our project.

As the projects Camera Op I talked about the narrative of our documentary, and how we picture/are planning on structuring our story. I also talked about the style and cinematography that we are planning on applying to our production. 

From location scouting

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Group - Google drive power point

As a part of the preparation for the documentary, we have all participated in the different areas/roles we have been given. Imogen has written the script (ref: research for the script on her blog) as well as prepared all the paperwork. I am making the shot lists and storyboards (own blog post) with inputs from Rosie. Rosie and I have both posted the casting ad to our CCP - profiles. And we are all going to decide and agree on who get the role as presenter.






Each of the applicants had to send in a video audition tape to audition for the role as presenter, for us to be able to decide and know what qualities we will get in out presenter. 

In this unit, Documentary, one of the criteria is that our 10-minute long wildlife and nature documentary have to be suitable for transmission at 8pm on UKTV - Wildlife and Nature Channel "Eden"

Eden Is a television channel celebrating nature, wildlife and science´s beauty broadcasting and featuring the very best of BBC´s Natural History Unit with Sir. David Attenborough. 

- Animals
- Landscapes
- Cutting-edge science
- Life-endangering 

As our production has to represent the "Eden" brand and have the Eden audience in mind, I researched their web-page as well as looking at Barb to see the top 10 programs. 

Looking at Eden´s channel it has made it clearer and easier to see who exactly is our target age/audience group. Which is going to be very helpful once we move forward with the production.

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The first workshop we have had during this unit is an interview workshop where we as the first half of it went through sound recording techniques with Ferg. After that, we had the rest of the day to set up an interview setting, where we were to record pre-made questions that we had prepared. It is really eye-opening to see how much time actually goes into setting up and shooting an interview.

After shooting the interview we got a second task to set up a double interview, interviewing two people at the same time. This turned out to be quite challenging and I learned quite a lot from it, how not tot does it, as well as how to solve it in a better way.

Imogen and I decided to edit it together as our groups got changed around. We edited the interview footage over easter, so it would be ready for completion. To finish it off we shot some cutaway clips on the editing day to put in between the interview clips.

During the workshop, we did run into some challenges regarding the sound when recording to people. This was also because of lack of kit. But we basically worked with what we had to make it work. Another time I would have made sure to kit up with enough kit, as well as using long enough time, like we did under the workshop, to set up to make sure the sound gets right. 

It is better to use half an hour to an hour to prepare/set up - be there early and be prepeared. 

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