Editing

When it came to editing the footage I wanted to be involved in it as much as possible because I wasn’t there for the filming. Rachel also wanted to do the editing too because it was her favourite part. I made the credits to film and Rachel edited the footage.  Rachel did I really good job on editing and she made sure she got all the lips to match the voices. The editing was done in two programmes, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Using these programmes got us a more clean edge to our documentary, producing a professional outcome. We did go through a couple of problems with editing but they were easily fixed with help from our tutors.

When I created the credits I researched into sophisticated titles from the film industry in which we all took rolls in. I had a look at a couple of videos on YouTube of examples of credits from professional films.

This is one I saw which gave me inspiration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4K84Oq4Hz0&feature=related

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Filming

Unfortantly i missed the filming on the tuesday project due to the timetables being different at the begging of the year. I told my work back in Chippenham that i could work so i had to go. I feel bad about missing the filming and letting me group down but the footage which was taken was really good and i intead to help out as much as possiable with the editing and reasearch side of everything. Before my group could film they had to fill in some risk assessment forms to take the equipent out. it is extremely important that a risk assessment is carried out.

The Risk Assessment

In the evening after my group filmed I rang Hannah to see how it went. Unfortunatley Mark didnt turn up becuase he wasnt very well. i got imagine this must of been annoying for my group becuase they tool all the equipment out and to find our main actor wasnt there. Hannah, Sera, Rachel and Dan had to think of another plan on what to film that day because this was the only day they could film the day club. in the end they came up with the idea they could film the actual day club itself. They asked the careers pemission and started to plan.

Our tuesday project is a documentary so luckily we didnt need a script or storyboard for filming so thinking of an idea last miniute wasnt a major disaster.

 

Artist Reasearch- David Attenbrough

Sir David Attenborough’s distinguished career in broadcasting now spans more than 50 years. It began in 1952 when he joined BBC Television Talks Department at Alexandra Palace. In 1954 he launched the first of his famous Zoo Questseries which, over the next 10 years, took him to the wilder parts of the world. In between times, his programmes included political broadcasts, archaeological quizzes, short stories, gardening and religious programmes.

On his 80th birthday, in 2006, Sir David was on the Galapagos islands filming giant tortoises, including the famous Lonesome George who was around the same age. In April 2005, Sir David was awarded the Order of Merit by the Queen which recognises exceptional distinction in the arts, sciences and other areas.

An estimated 500 million people worldwide watched the 13-part series Life on Earth, written and presented by Sir David. At the time it was the most ambitious series ever produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Its sequel, The Living Planet, came five years later in 1984 and in 1990 the final part of the trilogy, The Trials of Life was broadcast. He also wrote and presented two shorter series, The First Eden, on the long history of mankind’s relationship with the natural world in the lands around the Mediterranean, and Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives, about fossils.

In 1993, Sir David presented the spectacular Life in the Freezer, a celebration of Antarctica and in 1995, he wrote and presented the epic The Private Life of Plants. In 1996, Attenborough in Paradise fulfilled a lifelong ambition to make a special film about the elusive but beautiful birds of paradise. In 1997, he narrated the award-winning Wildlife Specials, marking 40 years of the BBC Natural History Unit. In 1998, he completed an epic 10-part series for the BBC, The Life of Birds. In Autumn 2000 he presented State of the Planet and in Autumn 2001 he narrated The Blue Planet. In 2002 he worked on the innovative new BBC1 series, The Life of Mammals and in 2005 he fronted Life In The Undergrowth.

His Work:

Television
1954-64 Zoo Quest
1975 The Explorers
1976 The Tribal Eye
1977 Wildlife on One
1979 Life on Earth
1984 The Living Planet
1987 The First Eden
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives
1990 The Trials of Life
1993 Wildlife 10
1993 Life in the Freezer
1995 The Private Life of Plants
1996 Attenborough in Paradise
1997 The Wildlife Specials
1998 The Life of Birds
2000 State of the Planet
2001 The Blue Planet
2002 The Life of Mammals
2005 Life In The Undergrowth
2006 Planet Earth
2008 Life In Cold Blood
Publications
1956 Zoo Quest to Guyana
1957 Zoo Quest for a Dragon
1959 Zoo Quest in Paraguay
1960 Quest in Paradise
1961 Zoo Quest to Madagascar
1963 Quest Under Capricorn
1976 The Tribal Eye
1979 Life on Earth
1984 The Living Planet
1987 The First Eden
1990 The Trials of Life
1994 The Private Life of Plants
1998 The Life of Birds
2002 The Life of Mammals
2002 Life on Air
2005 Life In The Undergrowth