Shown below is a link to our finished video.
Inspired by various comedic films and television, such as Monty Python, The Office, and Brass Eye, the film aims to be an entertaining satire of traditional news programmes.
Making the film was a fantastic and enjoyable experience. It was simply great to try film out as a new artistic medium. Working in a group was also brilliant; everyone put maximum effort into their respective roles, was reliable, and there were very few disagreements. Group work doesn’t always go this way, so having such a good experience with group work this time was fantastic. We incorporated some of the elements of filmmaking we learned in the lectures, including wide shots to include both news reporters in the foreground and ‘Gegriefd’ in the background, and we believe they worked suitably well. One thing we would improve if we repeated the exercise would be our sound recording equipment – the sound quality in our film is not amazing and we could have benefitted from using a microphone instead of just the sound recording capabilities of the camera. That said, we are really pleased with how the film turned out, and we think our use of filmmaking techniques has carried out our intention well.