October 18, 2010
Studio Session One Write-Up
Being my first time behind in the director’s role was very interesting to say the most. Firstly I would love to say being the FIRST person to be director was very interesting and daring of me even if it wasn’t by choice. I had knowledge of the script but no knowledge of what it would be like directing so many people to correspond to make the perfect movement. The only real issue I had was the microphone/walkie talkie gave me a headache for a few days but other than that I had a great time doing each and every role.
Directing was the most difficult part as I stated due to the least amount of experience. Having the test run made me more nervous as I had no idea what it would be like to direct in the first place. Telling everyone what to do on cue and every aspect of the script was tougher then it seemed and it although the script was only for a minutes time, there were just way to many commands to say and do in the time allowed. I believe my test run was better than the actual recording as I became sloppy at the end but we learn from our mistakes.
As far as the other roles, I felt as if I had lifted King Kong off my back. The cameras were a walk through the park due to the fact that they were properly arranged for the best fit as well as the shots were memorized by me due to being in the control room early. The audio and video were both easy as well as they were both based on timing and such, which were also greatly influenced by my directing in the beginning. The toughest part I had throughout the experience was for sure directing the entire script. I wish I had been either second or third therefore giving everyone else experience as well allowing for better quality on all our parts. It was a major group effort and overall my directing performance was horrible but by the end I believed I could have had an amazing and better production.