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Title: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on December 11, 2017, 09:26:58 pm
Hey!

My name is Bea. I've been making films/edits since Year 8 and eventually became the main photographer and videographer at my school during Year 11 and 12. I've done mostly films for my school but have done random edits just for the lols. Seeing that I will be studying film from 2018 to 2020, I might as well share my films during my uni years. But I will also share previous edits that I've made in the past ;D

In this thread, I'll link you guys to my films and edits. Hope you guys enjoy them! :)

LINKS: Facebook page, Instagram, Youtube Channel

films & edits
Artists Anonymous - 2018 (Editor and script supervisor)
ATAR Notes NSW Lecture Team Promo - 2018 (Producer, cinematographer, editor and colourist)
Clean - 2016 (Editor)
DOGUE Lookbook 2019 Video - 2019 (Cinematographer and editor)
Donut Envy - 2016 (Dolly grip, camera operator and editor)
Ensemble Muse Concert Promo 2019 - 2019 (Editor, sound mixer)
Ida v.2 - 2018 (Cinematographer and editor)
Interview with Jamon - 2019 (Cinematographer, director, editor, colour grader, post-sound edit)
Jack - 2020 (Writer, editor, sound designer)
Just Relax! - 2018 (Co-producer, writer, director and editor)
PARACHUTE; - 2018 (Producer, writer, director, cinematographer and editor)
Memento Mori - 2018 (Writer, director and editor)
UNSW MathSoc Integration Bee 2019 Highlights Reel - 2019 (Cinematographer, editor and colourist)
VARK - 2018 (Actor, editor and second assistant camera)
What's Your Flava? 2020 - 2020 (Series Producer, Marketing)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on December 11, 2017, 10:21:46 pm
Film: Donut Envy
Link: [X]
Date made: October 5, 2016 - October 7, 2016
Location: AFTRS
Filmed: this other guy who was in my group
Edited: by me!

Plot: One boy becomes envy of another boy's donut.

** sorry for the terrible audio editing. It was my first time using Adobe Premiere Pro and I didn't know what I was doing half the time.

Behind the Scenes/Personal Anecdote
I took a three day course at AFTRS called 'HSC Video Intensive'. Throughout the course, we learnt how to gather film ideas, work on set and edit. Our tutor put us into groups and I was the only girl in the group of three boys. We were asked to do a film based on an emotion and the boys decided to do envy. A boy in the group was craving for a donut while we were making our storyboard so that's why we included it in the film. We created a "very convincing" office set. There we had the two boys as the actors, this other guy as the director/cameraman and I was stuck on boom and was also the clapperboard person. Took about 3 to 4 hours to film whilst editing took around 5 hours.

This film isn't the best film I've been involved in but this film had a lot of firsts. First time using a proper camera. First time filming in a studio. First time using studio lights. First time using a book mic. First time editing with premiere pro. And it was my first film course at AFTRS. This film course made me realise that I should study film. I had reassurance that this was definitely the thing I wanted to do as a job in the future. I knew I wanted to study at AFTRS for my tertiary studies.

Thanks 'Donut Envy' for being a memorable film. A year and a few months later, I finally secured my spot at AFTRS. I'm so excited to create more films in the future.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: alchemy on December 11, 2017, 10:27:19 pm
You're account is private, but I requested to follow...keen to see your folio  :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: sudodds on December 11, 2017, 11:48:22 pm
SO KEEEEEEENNNNNN!!!!!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on December 13, 2017, 04:57:25 pm
Edit: Clean
Link: [X]
Date: January 6, 2016
Edited: by me!

A visual representation of what I would like the 'Clean' music video to look like

Video credits all go to TSwift and her team :-)

Sidenote
I've been a huge fan of the song 'Clean' from Taylor Swift's 1989 album. TSwift never released a video for it so I edited one instead. **This isn't a film. It's more of an edit.

Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: elysepopplewell on December 13, 2017, 05:21:07 pm
I. AM. HERE. FOR. THIS.

*Clap emoji x3*
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 06, 2018, 09:21:47 pm
Film: [Work in progress]

I think the only way I can actually motivate myself to make an edit/film is to actually announce it somewhere. If I just keep it to myself, nothing will happen and I'll just let my potential edit/film slip away...

I've been wanting to do a post HSC life review type of thing. I just want to make a film that's really personal and will include voiceovers and some nice shots of my area and subtitles from the script.

This potential edit/film will be called: What post HSC life has taught me

I actually wrote a 'book' but it's way too personal to share so I decided to translate it over to a script instead and create a film.

This is what I've got for the opening lines so far:

Quote
Iím not gonna lie and say that I enjoyed post HSC life. Sure I did enjoy waking up late and eating whenever I wanted and not having to rush for the 8:05 bus in the morning. But post HSC life stripped me away from having a routine, a social life and a sense of purpose.

I just hope I actually create this film. I don't mind editing (the easiest part when making a film imo) but I just need to stop being lazy and step outside my house to film some nice ~aesthetic~ shots. From that point on, I will have actual videos to edit with. Just need to find a microphone as well to do my voiceovers.

Fingers crossed I get this entire film done before I start film school :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 21, 2018, 10:25:11 pm
Film: VARK
[In progress]

Editing days: February 21-22, 2018

Film: [Unnamed film] Name: TBC

At the start of the ice breaker session with my group, we took a quiz to find out what type of learner we were. We were asked by our group lecturer to make a film to teach people about the different learners there are (visual, aural, read/writer, kinaesthetic). Within the group of 19, I got into a group of 7 and we decided to do a crime, mockumentary film. The different witnesses/suspects are different type of learners. But the irony is, their ability to learn is taken away from them. For example, the read/write learner had her glasses removed off her. The visual learner tried to draw the suspect from memory but their drawing ends up being ripped up by the bad cop. The kinaesthetic learner has her arms strapped to the chair so she couldn't identify the murder weapon. Lastly, the aural learner kept getting interrupted by the bad cop. I'm really bad at explaining plots but I'm hoping once I have this film up and running, you guys will understand what my group is trying to get here. It took about 1.5 hours to film this ~90 second film. Literally no one wanted to be in front of the camera because all our excuses were 'I'm studying film not acting'. But in the end, everyone ended being an actor anyways, which I find really ironic and hilarious.

I really wasn't expecting to start filmmaking during orientation week so above is just the plot of the new film that should be up and running by Friday!
Just finished my assembly cut and will be adding text and background music tomorrow.

Think I'm going to name the film 'VARK'. Straight to the point.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 27, 2018, 07:48:45 pm
Film: VARK
Link: [X]
Date: February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018 (AFTRS O-WEEK 2018)
Edited: by me!

*VARK stands for visual, aural, read/write and kinaesthetic

Plot: It's a murder case. There's a bad cop and there's a good cop. The four witnesses all have different learning styles. But what happens when their learning style is taken away from them?

an explanation for why the good cops keeps changing
There's a reason why the good cop keeps changing in every scene. The first actress didn't want to continue so we got another actress. But she didn't want to continue as well. So then we got stuck with an actor at the end. The lack of continuity between the good cops is an inside joke in my group.

This film is my first ever film as a BA student at AFTRS. I'm gonna look back on this film in 2020 and think "why?"
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: Poet on February 27, 2018, 07:56:11 pm
I actually laughed out loud at the end:
"dada da da! Learning is fun!"
What a masterpiece, thank you for showing, that was great! x3
You're right about the continuity, but it just made it more entertaining.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 27, 2018, 09:32:22 pm
I actually laughed out loud at the end:
"dada da da! Learning is fun!"
What a masterpiece, thank you for showing, that was great! x3
You're right about the continuity, but it just made it more entertaining.

Thank you so much for the feedback!! ;D
I genuinely thought that the continuity error would be confusing but glad to know you found it entertaining.

The reason why a lot of the actors and actresses kept swapping was because NO ONE in my group wanted to be infront of the camera and all our excuse was "this is why I'm studying film so that I can stay BEHIND the camera. Not be infront of it". Everyone in my group ended up being actors anyways ahah :D

"Dada da da! Learning is fun!" -these words will forever haunt me during my three year film degree
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on March 25, 2018, 05:26:57 pm
Film: Memento Mori [Work in progress]

Our end of semester one production block involves the 'Visual Storytelling' task and we have to make a 90-120 second film with the following briefs:
- no editing
- no dialogue
- no non-diegetic sounds
- only pan and/or tilt
- no zooming
- maximum of two characters
- all in one shot
- actors have to be within your degree, no external actors
There's a HUGE emphasis on the visuals to tell the story, hence the task being called 'Visual Storytelling'.

So I decided to go with a very artistic approach to this task and I will be calling my film 'Memento Mori' which is Latin for 'remember that you have to die'. I have a HUGE fascination with the concept of death because it's so abstract. Our first draft for our script is due this Thursday which is reallly close and I have no clue how to write a script :(

However, I do have a logline which is 'Death tries to seduce Life into his world through the art of dance and his many alluring gifts'.

I got a girl from my Story class and a guy from my Screen Business class to play Life and Death because I believe they have the 'look' that I'm looking for. Though they have minimal dancing experience so I might just make them do the waltz for two seconds and just have them slow dancing. I still have to research some simple ballroom choreography online just for reference. I would love to have a dancing scene just like the following: 'Epilogue' (La La Land), Parachute music video (Cheryl Cole) and Horny Angry Tango (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). I really want to go for that innocent and forbidden love vibe yet have a hint of seductiveness and physical tension between Life and Death.

I've got a team of four which involve a 1st AD, producer, production designer and a cinematographer.

Production starts May 28 and ends on June 12. Film should be up by June 13 :) I will post more updates on this thread the more I get into this film. I honestly can't wait because I've never written and directed a film before so this will definitely be a new experience for me.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on April 03, 2018, 08:35:51 pm
Edit: Ida v.2
Link: [X]
Date: April 3, 2018
Edited: by me!

Just our version of a scene from a Polish film called 'Ida'. All cinematography and camera operation done by all the lovely ladies in my Image class. My tutor kept insisting on ONLY the girls in the class to do all the work today as there is a huge demand for female cinematographers in the industry.

*edit was meant to be in a 4:3 ratio but I forgot to do that and it's too late to back out now
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on May 20, 2018, 05:33:01 pm
Film: PARACHUTE;
Date: April 25, 2018
Filmed and edited: by me!


'The only person who can save you is yourself'
A short art film about internal conflict, self loathing and love.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on June 16, 2018, 08:08:05 pm
Film: Memento Mori
Pre-production dates: March 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Date filmed: May 26, 2018
Official screening: June 15, 2018

Written, directed and edited by me
Key creatives credited at end of film


Death tries to seduce Life into his world through the art of dance and his many alluring gifts

My first official ever written and directed film is here! After months of stress, preparation and rehearsals, she's finally here. She's made it.

My director's vision statement:
open me!
There is a certain beauty and abstractness to the whole concept of death that appeals to me and I find it quite inviting and seducing. I want the audience to sympathise with Deathís vulnerability and to be pulled in by his grace, beauty and charm as I aim to humanise Death and normalise him in this death fearing society. Combining Life and Death is a paradoxical idea- none of the two parties can co-exist with one another, therefore creating this forbidden involvement that is alluring and inviting. By placing these two characters within a setting where they cannot be together romantically, adds tension to the scene but as well as feelings of caution, desperation and love; a reflection of the intensity of human emotions. The film will adopt symbols from Vanitas Still Life paintings which were prominent during the 17th century and placed an emphasis on the fragility of life, prized possessions and the reality of death. The genre of this film will be drama as the film will include themes relating to life, death and love. It would seem appropriate to portray these themes in a serious manner. The dance sequence in the film will ultimately drive the story forward as this will illustrate the dynamic between Life and Death as they learn to become comfortable with one another first and then reunite in this intimate yet innocent slow dance. In terms of technical approach, I want a symmetrical shot of the scene to present a balanced relationship between the two characters. I want this film to be an artistically driven piece that is both beautiful yet bittersweet at the same time.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on June 24, 2018, 09:29:31 pm
Just a super quick announcement if anyone cares ahahha

I recently bought a NEW CAMERA!!! She's a Canon EOS 80D and she is so beautiful.

Hopefully this can motivate me to make stuff during my semester break :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: jamonwindeyer on June 24, 2018, 11:00:53 pm
I care! Super cool Bea!! those arenít exactly cheap, bet you were saving for a bit! Sure it will be an awesome investment for your work
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on June 24, 2018, 11:27:38 pm
I care! Super cool Bea!! those arenít exactly cheap, bet you were saving for a bit! Sure it will be an awesome investment for your work

Thanks Jamon! I was lucky enough to get a massive discount at JB HI FI.  I was able to do a interest and tax free deal and I can pay by fortnightly installments so that I donít have to drain my savings account all at once. I also had to grab a camera bag as well.

The 80D is definitely worth the investment as Iím able to make more films and experiment styles before I do my Year 3 graduation project in 2020 :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on July 02, 2018, 12:42:12 pm
So I decided to make a huge decision today. After being an extra in my friends' shoot yesterday, I was inspired to put myself out there and hopefully make some connections.

My Youtube channel @editedbybea now has PUBLIC videos! I am really hoping this huge step will allow me to create more stuff and get it up for the public to see. I've got two films posted already posted which some of you guys may or may have not seen already ;)

Disclaimer: This is a self promo. Would super appreciate if you guys would subscribe to my channel ;D
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on July 15, 2018, 09:54:23 pm
Film: ****** [Work in progress. Title to be revealed closer to date. Title only available to key creatives, friends and family]
Pre-production dates: April 26, 2018 - TBA
Production dates: Hopefully sometime in mid/end of November when university is done for the year.

Script has been written and submitted!

Thought it was about time to produce my own script and co-direct it and create a diverse crew and see my script come alive on the screen.

I will be undertaking the roles as co-producer, co-director, writer and editor.

I am actually praying that this project goes through because a) it's about time I produced something for once- something that isn't a recap video or a vlog. Just a simple fictional film. And b) by having a diverse crew, I hope this encourages other filmmakers to open themselves up to diversity because inclusivity in the industry can do so much and inspire everyone.

I'm going to stop rambling now...

Key creatives hire count: 4
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: Joseph41 on July 19, 2018, 05:24:11 pm
Just a super quick announcement if anyone cares ahahha

I recently bought a NEW CAMERA!!! She's a Canon EOS 80D and she is so beautiful.

Hopefully this can motivate me to make stuff during my semester break :)

How's your new camera treating you, out of interest? Happy with your purchase?
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on July 19, 2018, 09:04:35 pm
How's your new camera treating you, out of interest? Happy with your purchase?

She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend everyone deserves. I don't know a better person...


In all seriousness, my new camera is doing a fabulous job! Obvs I'm still getting used to how heavy it is (compared to my old Fujifilm X30) and all the buttons on it! Hence, why I'm still using auto mode instead of manual. But besides from that, I've gotten some pretty cool shots from the last few days and can't wait to get this new video out :) The stills shots from the AN HSC Lectures look super cool too! I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on August 13, 2018, 09:24:07 pm
Two updates!

1. If anyone's interested, here is my attempt at a video essay for directing class. The question was 'What is acting?'. Hope it makes sense? (because I don't even know what my points are in my video essay ahaha). Please excuse my voice. She's had a long week.

2. Got new projects aligned- can't exactly reveal what they are just yet! But I've got a group of 10-ish people who are interested which is a great start :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on August 28, 2018, 09:27:08 pm
Some updates and stuff...

1. I've decided to make my film account on Instagram public yay! Give it a follow if you want ;) @editedbybea

2. My three minute short film will start (and finish) production next Thursday which is very exciting!

3. Life as a (student) producer is quite hectic but essentially rewarding. I love having control behind the logistics and practical side to a film. I wouldn't mind being a producer in the future :)

Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on September 08, 2018, 10:57:40 pm
I'm so excited because my new short film will be coming out sometime next week!!

Stay tuned ;)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: S200 on September 08, 2018, 11:03:54 pm
Still Vanitas themed or have you moved on??
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on September 08, 2018, 11:49:57 pm
Still Vanitas themed or have you moved on??

My new short film will be much much much lighter than my vanitas still life themed one. Iíve actually completely forgotten about ĎMemento Morií until you mentioned it just then ahaha.

This new film be a comedy! (or at least I like to think it is. I hope people would appreciate the jokes that I wrote)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: S200 on September 08, 2018, 11:53:22 pm
Can't wait...

Honest feedback...
I actually thought Memento Mori was a lot lighter than Vanitas when I watched it...
Vanitas just really haunts me somehow, whereas MM managed to uplift while concurrently glooming me. Strange but true... :-\
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on September 10, 2018, 09:29:17 pm
PLEASE READ

MY LONG AWAITED FILM IS FINALLY HERE ;D

Just Relax!
A product to help Year 12 students get through the HSC period!


Key creatives listed at end of the video. I was co-producer, writer, director and editor for this film.

About 'Just Relax!'
open me!
This film is apart of my freelance work that's dedicated towards creating content to motivate Year 12 students during their HSC (so basically like AN but in the form of skits and short films ;) ) I think my HSC journey would've been a bit better if I had a video just like 'Just Relax!' telling me to JUST RELAX GODDAMN IT. I'm hoping this video will help all current (and future) HSC students in their journey <3 This video can also be targeted towards VCE students (- just change some of the wording into VCE ones and I think we should be good ;) )

I really love infomercials. I love how cheesy they are. So producing, writing, directing and editing one is a dream come true <3

ALSO would really appreciate if you guys can subscribe to the TaskRun Youtube Channel as it is our goal to make this channel as huge as possible and reach hundreds (and hopefully thousands) of high school students and inspire and motivate them during this stressful yet rewarding journey!

Hope you guys like 'Just Relax!' ;D
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on September 24, 2018, 07:22:21 pm
Hey guys

Check out the latest ATAR Notes HSC promo video ft. all the AMAZING HSC lecturers

Edited and filmed by yours truly <3
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: RuiAce on September 24, 2018, 07:26:43 pm
Hey guys

Check out the latest ATAR Notes HSC promo video ft. all the AMAZING HSC lecturers

Edited and filmed by yours truly <3
Why am I laughing? This is abnormal.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on September 24, 2018, 07:32:04 pm
Why am I laughing? This is abnormal.

Rui you're f a m o u s !!!!!!!
You finally made it onto the big screen!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on November 03, 2018, 12:23:04 pm
Artists Anonymous


Synopsis: Artists Anonymous is a short comedy exploring five pretentious artists and their outlandish perspectives on art as well as their side‐splitting interactions with each other. However, what initially seems to be a simple comedic take on artists, is in actuality a truthful exploration on our need to express ourselves through art and the dangers of going too far falling into the pit of pretentiousness.

Pre-production: July 20, 2018 to October 12, 2018
Production: October 16, 2018 to October 17, 2018
Post-production: October 18, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Official screening: November 2, 2018

Anecdote: This film was apart of our end of semester production where I volunteered to edit this film and also get assessed on it as well.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on November 13, 2018, 03:07:11 pm
Hi all!

I'm directing a film in late January next year.

I'm very excited.

Thank you for coming to my ted talk
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on November 21, 2018, 02:35:45 pm
An update on the film I'm directing...

- got production dates down
- script has been finalised
- auditions will occur in two weeks time
- still getting approval from locations
- will go location scouting to do location recce's
- production design is making great progress

I can't believe that this is all happening.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on January 03, 2019, 02:29:42 pm
An update on the film I'm directing...

- got production dates down
- script has been finalised
- auditions will occur in two weeks time
- still getting approval from locations
- will go location scouting to do location recce's
- production design is making great progress


Woohoo more updates on my film:

* cast and crew all hired
* script has been finalised (again)
* 3/4 of locations have been locked down
* shot list done
* rehearsals are next week
* equipment's booked

To repeat what I just said in my last post ...

I can't believe that this is all happening.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on January 23, 2019, 10:00:39 pm
I can't believe that this is all happening.

I suppose that now's the time to talk about the film I'm about to direct this Jan 27 to 30!

I'm very excited to direct this film because it's my vision coming to life and it pleases to see that my cast and crew are joining me in this journey to getting this script come to life. I never would have thought that my script I wrote for screenwriting class last year is now being made into an actual short film. So much has changed since then in terms of script, directions and intentions. Putting myself back on set will help me learn more about the filmmaking process as I find that being on set is the place where I learn the most (even more than my lectures and workshops combined if I say so myself).

I would be lying if I said that I'm 100% excited. Of course I'm very nervous too. I'm nervous that it wouldn't go as planned. I'm worried that locations will fall through at the last minute. What if equipment breaks down on the day? What if there aren't enough extras? Will the cast, crew and I endure 11 hours for four days straight? I'm super scared that I won't be able to direct as well on the shooting days. I don't want my cast to get sick of me talking non-stop.

There were times I wanted to postpone the shoot til July. I felt that I was unprepared and didn't think directing was my forte. Though my wonderful crew members, most especially my producer, first AD, prod designer and cinematographer always pull me back in because their enthusiasm to make this film come alive inspires me deeply and reminds me that I'm not alone in this process. The actors I've casted are very keen to get this film done. I think it's because I've casted a predominantly Asian cast and I do feel like as an upcoming Asian filmmaker- it is my duty to create opportunities for Asian actors in the industry and get the exposure we deserve in the media. This short film maybe just a short film- but what if it inspires other filmmakers to consider racial diversity in their films.

I do intend on submitting my film to film festivals (this year and next year). I'm making my passion project so might as well submit them to festivals so that everyone's efforts aren't lost! Would love it if my film got selected for one but I probably just jinxed myself aha.

That's all from me from now. I'll make a new post after production ends!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on January 31, 2019, 10:35:22 pm
That's all from me from now. I'll make a new post after production ends!

Now is the time to make that new post since production is now officially done!

So we wrapped up yesterday on a four day shoot which is hectic. I'm only so used to 2-3 day shoots so to do a four day shoot is INSANE. Nevertheless, the cast, crew and I survived.

I must say that this had to be the best crew I have worked with in my life. I'm not just saying that because I was the director and I gathered this crew. But the fact everyone was just so chill and so fun to work with. I had an absolute pleasure working with a fantastic cinematographer & first AC, an enthusiastic first AD, an incredible producer, a wonderful soundie, a dedicated production designer and so forth. I got my crew from people in my year and we come from different friendship groups. I was lowkey worried that my crew wouldn't bond well because we weren't super close- but I could say after this production, I could definitely see myself sitting with them at lunch times and at lectures in the future.

That being said- the crew was just so good that I felt like trash compared to them. I felt so damn unprofessional on set. I didn't talk much to the actors. I didn't explain what I had envisioned in my head properly. I wasn't firm enough. Although, it's like I shouldn't be hard on myself as it is my first time directing a proper short film and I didn't walk into film school wanting to be a director anyways. So I think my work is of a good standard.

There was one incident during the shoot where my actor said that my blocking for him felt unnatural. Then suddenly him, the cinematographer and first AC all fired all their different suggestions to me and I blanked out. There were just so many voices going all at once I didn't know what to do. Thankfully, my first AD pulled me aside and asked me what I wanted straight up. I told her what I wanted and she let me have a quick break while she talked to the actor and the rest of the crew.

This entire film has been a learning experience.

I'm off to edit this film soon as we head into post-production. Once I'm satisfied with the picture, I will pass on the film to my soundie who will edit the sound, my composer- who will compose music and my colour grader- who will grade the film.

I'll probably post updates about my editing progress :)

Edit: Nearly forgot my favourite moments on set.

My first one has to be a conversation with my sound guy/boom operator during lunch time.

Sound guy: So does your laptop have audacity?
Me: THE AUDACITY TO DO WHAT? I BELIEVE MY LAPTOP HAS THE AUDACITY TO DO ANYTHING.
Sound guy: No, I mean 'Audacity' like the music app to record sound.
(At that point my cast and crew started laughing and it's now an inside joke between us all)

The second one has to be the third day which was the only day where we moved locations. We were pretty tired so at the end of lunch break (at the second location) our first AD started playing 'Eye of the Tiger' on her phone and gave a super motivational speech to all of us to get our energy levels running.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 04, 2019, 11:41:54 pm
There's literally nothing more cringe worthy than watching all the raw footage from the film you wrote/directed and hearing your words being said out loud but also the fact some shots are very grainy and dark (even though they looked completely fine on set) and I feel absolutely sorry for our colour grader who would have to fix these shots one by one.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: jamonwindeyer on February 05, 2019, 12:52:58 am
I'm just binging and catching up on all your updates from this film and I'm blown away by the scale of this project! Like, the fact that your educational institution enables a collaborative project like this is something I'm seriously jealous of. Super keen to see the film! ;D

(also Audacity is amaze wtf is wrong with you)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 05, 2019, 10:54:56 am
I'm just binging and catching up on all your updates from this film and I'm blown away by the scale of this project! Like, the fact that your educational institution enables a collaborative project like this is something I'm seriously jealous of. Super keen to see the film! ;D

Thanks Jamon! Super lucky that I'm able to collab with other people for projects like this and potentially do this as a part/full time job in the future. Trust me when I say this but it's not just my team producing a film in my year. Heaps of people are making their own films as well and some are actually camping out in the mountains for a week just to get their film done. It amazes me how dedicated people are when it comes to filmmaking and their craft. I'm excited to see the end product since I've been hyping it so much but also scared to edit it because I'm not happy with some of the raw footage ahhh and it's been putting me off from editing.

(also Audacity is amaze wtf is wrong with you)

Omg I actually completely forgot that Audacity was a thing! I haven't seen the programme since Year 6 so when my soundie ask if my laptop has audacity, the first thing that literally came out my mouth was 'the audacity to do what?'. I'm glad that happened because that's my favourite moment on set and it's an inside joke between my crew and I that I will treasure forever <3
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 05, 2019, 03:19:32 pm
Nearly forgot how draining it is to watch raw footage. Only halfway there but I'm already getting frustrated! But I know I can't skip this process because if I do, it'll make editing so much harder.

Sorted out the super dark shots with my colour grader and he brightened the footage up which is great. That means I could still use those shots in the final edit.

Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 07, 2019, 05:18:05 pm
Day #1 of editing: Wow yes I also nearly forgot how draining it is to edit. Was annoyed that my edit for scene 2 wasn't working until I played with some clips and got a good ending. Hoping to edit scene 3 by tonight! Please keep me accountable because I want this edit done and picture locked by next Thursday :) The most time consuming part of editing is probably just syncing sound to visuals!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: jamonwindeyer on February 07, 2019, 05:25:22 pm
Day #1 of editing: Wow yes I also nearly forgot how draining it is to edit. Was annoyed that my edit for scene 2 wasn't working until I played with some clips and got a good ending. Hoping to edit scene 3 by tonight! Please keep me accountable because I want this edit done and picture locked by next Thursday :) The most time consuming part of editing is probably just syncing sound to visuals!

Wait, does Premiere let you auto-sync audio from a microphone to the audio picked up by the camera's mic? Or do you have to manually align everything?
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 07, 2019, 05:57:54 pm
Wait, does Premiere let you auto-sync audio from a microphone to the audio picked up by the camera's mic? Or do you have to manually align everything?

Tbh no clue on how to do that (thank you film school :'( ) so I'm manually syncing the visual of the slate clapping and the peak in the audio file. I'm just glad half the film doesn't have dialogue so I don't have to worry about syncing sound. My sound editor can deal with the atmos tracks and the foley ;)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 08, 2019, 05:17:02 pm
Editing update

I honestly thought editing a film that I wrote and directed would be easy to edit but I was so so wrong. It's actually the opposite. It's so hard. I can't get past the raw footage. I can't stop cringing at my dialogue and directions. I keep questioning the shots taken.

I've made the decision to step down from editor and passing on the role to my second AC/clapper girl who just happens to be one of the best editors in my year. I've learnt that it's better off to get someone else to edit your own film since they'll have a fresh set of eyes when viewing the raw footage and they have their own interpretation that might be different and better than yours!

Very glad that I could take off one film on my list of films to edit. Now I got like two more things to edit and potentially 3 extra films to edit in the future. I realised that I very much prefer editing short, promo type like videos which makes sense because I would like to work in advertising one day.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 11, 2019, 09:36:53 pm
Some film updates

* Passed on the harddrive to my editor and am hoping for a rough cut by the end of next week! Hoping for the final cut in the week after so it can be passed onto the colourist, sound designer and music composer.
* This film Iím re-editing for a friend is being delayed because she hasnít been responding to my messages even though sheís online which is lowkey getting on my nerves.
* Editing a promo video but director hasnít given us a brief so Iím very lost.
* Decided to produce my friendís dark comedy film. Iím the only female on the crew but am hoping to see some change in the future. This dark comedy is very interesting and makes a good comment on humanityís need for approval, hence my decision to produce. But also the fact that the director was actually my soundie/boom op for my film so Iím just returning the favour by helping him out for his film.

Film school starts again in exactly a month and I am just so excited to get back into it ;D
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 23, 2019, 02:21:38 pm
Literally nothing more emotionally draining and frustrating than producing a film and not being able to find a house to film in!

Production literally starts in less than two weeks and we don't have a location yet oml :)))
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 28, 2019, 07:52:00 pm
UNSW Mathsoc Integration Bee


Highlights reel from the UNSW Mathsoc Integration Bee from O-Week !
ft. a very familiar face ;)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: Joseph41 on March 07, 2019, 05:28:47 pm
UNSW Mathsoc Integration Bee


Highlights reel from the UNSW Mathsoc Integration Bee from O-Week !
ft. a very familiar face ;)


If there's one thing I took out of this, it's that blackboards are way more aesthetic than whiteboards. And more charming.

Great work!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on March 10, 2019, 09:15:03 pm
So I got myself a camera stabiliser/gimbal called DJI Ronin-S. Itís apparently one of the best ones on the market.

Iím hoping this device will help me encourage to make more videos and hopefully get me some experience as well. I feel though as a freelancer, videographers are high in demand so I thought this device would be a good investment.

However, I am having trouble setting up the damn thing! I have a gig this Wednesday and Iím gonna try my best to work this thing out before then because itís a waste of my money if I donít end up using this thing. Also kinda promised my client I would have a stabiliser with me on site lol.

Also I finally go back to film school which is exciting. Four months is too long of a break.

Edit: Nearly forgot to mention how crazy heavy the gimbal is!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on March 13, 2019, 08:23:07 pm
Some film updates lol

Film I'm producing:
Wrapped up on the film on Sunday (was a three day shoot) and we're now in post-production. Currently on the lookout for potential film festivals to enter the film into and how to market it.

Film I wrote/directed:
Finally got the first draft from my editor and send some notes over. It's weird seeing your film actually cut together. Still not a fan of directing up to this day. I realise that I have no passion for it at all.

Freelance work:
Wrapped up on a gig today that I mentioned in my previous post. I basically had to film the Autumn/Winter lookbook for a company and I now have to edit it in post-production which includes finding royalty free music and colour grading. It's my first paid gig so there's a lot of pressure on me and how the final product will look like. I'm a bit annoyed that my camera stabiliser decided to have a breakdown on set and it just wouldn't stop shaking. Also I accidentally dropped my camera stabiliser and my camera on hard concrete on set. Good thing nothing major broke and only a couple of scratches were formed.

Film I'm editing:
Director hasn't gotten back to me about my eighth draft but I hope she does because I just want to make her vision and dream a reality.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on March 19, 2019, 09:44:32 pm
I'm producing a mini dating show where the director and I will be match making people in our cohort and sending them off to cute lil dates.

I'm a keen bean. This is all my reality dating shows coming to life- but on a budget ;)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on May 01, 2019, 07:22:53 pm
DOGUE Lookbook 2019
link

Super happy that the lookbook video I filmed and edited is finally out! It's my first proper filming gig so I'm proud of how well it turned out :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: Joseph41 on May 02, 2019, 11:34:19 am
DOGUE Lookbook 2019
link

Super happy that the lookbook video I filmed and edited is finally out! It's my first proper filming gig so I'm proud of how well it turned out :)

Cute doggos are cute. Nice work!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: mango8 on May 12, 2019, 08:14:49 pm
Super happy that the lookbook video I filmed and edited is finally out! It's my first proper filming gig so I'm proud of how well it turned out :)

Heart has been stolen. Looking for it to be returned?? Fantastic job on your first filming gig Bea! Keen bean to see more of what's to come  :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on June 02, 2019, 06:00:27 pm
Interview with Jamon


Special thanks to the one and only jamonwindeyer for letting me interview him for my assignment. I submitted the raw footage for my cinematography assignment. Took things further by editing this in post (as part of my editing assignment and also for fun of course) and adding overlay on top (credits to Tutesmart for the overlay footage). This was a super fun little project to do and I'm very proud of how it turned out!
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on November 23, 2019, 10:46:47 pm
Bumping this super old thread ah!

Finished producing a reality dating show for my Semester 2 project! We are looking to finalising edit for the episodes next month. We hope to have our show released next year. Fingers crossed it gets approved :)
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on February 18, 2020, 09:58:05 pm
What's Your Flava? 2020 (Trailer)

Spent the whole of second semester last year working on this cooking and dating show 'What's Your Flava?' We made the second season and it's going to be released on Youtube in a week's time! Here's a link to the trailer.

I am extremely grateful that something I have spent countless hours working on is being released to the public. I enjoyed my time as a Series Producer and I have learnt so many lessons during my second semester of my second year. I even spent half of my summer holidays fixing up the episodes and creating social media content.

Out of all the projects I've worked, this is the one I am the most proud of.

Will post a link to the episodes here when they are released :)

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Post by: beatroot on February 25, 2020, 02:30:38 pm
What's Your Flava? 2020
link

Cooking & dating show (reality tv)

Six bisexuals enter the Flava house on the quest for love.
They make food, small talk andóif they're brave enoughóa move.

Feel like I'm gonna repeat myself when I talk about what I did and what I learnt on this show so here's a link to my Sem 2 review from last year hehehe. All I have to say that I still cannot believe that the show is actually online!! It was just like yesterday when we were getting interviewed for our role on the show. I was one of the Series Producers on the show!

Super keen for everyone to give the show a watch. The link for the entire series is right here.

Here's the first ep if you wanna give it a watch here!


They are ~5-6 minute X 5 episodes so easy to binge when you've got ~35 minutes to spare. Hope you guys like it!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on March 01, 2020, 10:51:34 am
Ensemble Muse Concert Promo


Nearly forgot that I had edited this promo video from months ago! I edited another promo for the same band but they haven't posted the video anywhere yet so I'll leave that for now.
Title: Re: Bea's Films
Post by: beatroot on May 22, 2020, 11:14:59 pm
Jack


Made this tiny animation for one of my assignments. This was definitely a worthwhile experience and my respect for animators has never been higher.