SM Silver Unit 1 Part B Mbungu

Making my horror movie

Learning New Skills

How to create a story board

I looked at this example storyboard and I thought about the features that it had:

iMovie and Ipads

To learn how to shoot and edit a movie, I made a practice movie using an iPad to film my classmates and teachers and learn all of the different skills.

Planning the Project

First I wrote a script for the movie trailer I used a program called Celtx because this is what film professionals use to write their scripts. I was a bit tricky to learn how to use Celtx but it was worth it.

This is the story board I made for my movie trailer, the storyboard helped me to plan out all of the shots.

Making the Project

Sharing the Project

My Final Movie!

Tha password is: SMAAsilver 

Sharing the movie trailer

My movie trailer was emailed to all of the teachers and students at my school so that they could give me some feedback

FEEDBACK

Here is the survey that I created to see what people thought of my art work:

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FEEDBACK RESULTS

Here are the results of the survey that I made: click here:

MY EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT.

For my Silver Arts Award I made: horror trailer 

My project was a horror trailer. I made a short film on an ipad. 

First, I had an idea that I scripted out. Next, I drew out my storyline as a storyboard. Then, I found some actors. Next, I filmed it on an ipad. Finally, I edited it using imovie.

I had to work with other people. I worked with Jason, who played the son, Pauline who played the mother and my brother Aaron who did the final scene. Melanie helped me with the editing.

The most challenging part was trying to edit it in lockdown.

Although I had done some scriptwriting before, I had not done storyboarding. I learnt how to use imovie to edit my work.

SkillHow I got better at this skill

People who scored my project gave it on average 8.8 out of 10. These are some of the things people said they liked about the horror movie:

“The atmosphere”

“I liked the whole video and was impressed with the range of different scenes you managed to create at school. This combined with very effective editing gave the clips a really eerie feel. Well done!”

“I enjoyed how the overall film was put together. It was fantastic.”

“I really liked the limping scene. It was chilling.”

“The whole thing was pretty scary, especially the sounds that the actors made”

These are some of the things people thought I could have improved on:

“smooth connections between scenes”

“You could have combined the archive footage with additional footage from the fighting scene to have a running theme throughout the video”

“The section with the foot when it is tied I think this could of been stronger more aggressive.”

“Maybe a few accessories like Jason’s glass and the chain around the foot”

“The scene where the leg was tied up could have been a bit more realistic – it looked too easy to escape!”

“Some of the actors were a bit over the top!”

My favourite comments from the survey were:

“You had other actors in the movie and you directed them well.”

“I enjoyed how the overall film was put together. It was fantastic.”

“I liked the whole video and was impressed with the range of different scenes you managed to create at school. This combined with very effective editing gave the clips a really eerie feel. Well done!”

If I made this movie again, I would add smooth transition to the scenes in the movie and have more accessories to the actors. Overall, I am happy with the project.  My favourite part of the horror trailer is  the boy who jumped of the tv it scared the audience and added an interesting touch. 

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