This our final edit. It is very different to our first edit as I shot and edit it in a very short amount of time has I had a Deadline to hit there were so many mistakes in it after it it would’ve just been better to reshoot it. Also only I was involved in the first edit so I also gave my group another chance so I shot the final edit scenes with them. I used some scenes from the first edit in the final edit. As they were very beautiful and distinctive shots. I also changed the genre from Film Noir to Neo Noir as we had a few shots with red in them and I wanted to bring out the red in it which was only possible in Neo Noir as Film Noir is completely black and white. Thats why on my blog there is still evidence of Film Noir research and also Neo Noir research as at the beginning we planned to do it in full black and white.
I uploaded my final edit to Youtube and shared the link on Facebook. I have got various responses from people in the comment section or from direct messages.
There is a difference between watch time and views as Youtube changed their algorithm and now the important thing is watch time. My watch time was 156 and my views 77. The way that the watch time is calculated is the Views x Average view duration. As Youtube wants to calculate that people watch the video for a larger amount of time instead of just clicking of it. Which means the people that watched my video have watched it until the end and not just viewed it for a few seconds and clicked away.
As I shared my video to Facebook, people have watched it directly from Facebook and not only watched it over Youtube.
This next comment is in German so I will roughly translate it. Some of this this doesn’t make sense as she didn’t quite understand that we had to do it this way and some things were supposed to be that way. I explained it afterwards to her and that it all makes sense. Also some of the things she is questioning I explained in a different evaluation.
- At the there is the warner brothers logo etc. Is this legal?
- I like the leaves but don’t understand what is has to do with the cigarette
- I love the red dress with the black and white filter
- The cigarette close up is nice but doesn’t look good because of the scruffy hands.
- I don’t understand what happens in the alleyway is looks good but doesn’t make sense.
- The title “Lady in Red” looks great with the flowing red colour
- The dancing scenes are like a rocking boat not very nice to look at
- I don’t like when the names come up during the movie it takes away the concentration on the actual film
- When he dies the girl is way to cool you take a while until you realise he is dead…. or is he not dead yet?
- The last scene were she dies is amazing
These are the comments I got for my final edit and they are very supportive and mostly positive feedback. I am happy the the audience understood what I’m trying to show and present.
I annotated my Final Edit to explain how it attracts the audience.
Here is what I commented on that I have improved from my first film task.
My perfect member is a “Hipster”.
I myself are a Hipster so I can understand the ways they would think in. Which is a very different lifestyle to “normal people”. Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williams burg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too “edgy” for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. Based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. As they don’t really interact with the mainstream they would very much enjoy our film as it is not mainstream at all.
The old vintage style is what we used in our film but we also but some colours it which makes it stand out from other Films as we mixed Film Noir and Neo Noir. A hipster will very appreciate this and will be interested as it is something new as they don’t like following the “Mainstream”.
That’s also why they like different things like different, special and new food. Everything that is extraordinary.
Like this is a classic hipster meal as it is weird and different and special because no one would have spaghetti served in a glass.
You can’t really aim music for a hipster as every Hipster listens to different Music as that’s what the culture is all about. Interesting things for hipsters are vinyls as they are old school but mostly they listen to everything. Myself for example listen to everything except charts as songs in the charts get over played so much it ruins the song. Even if it is a very good structural song.
This is my evaluation for why I chose my production companies and my distribution companies. Also an explanation for how distribution works and my logo and indent explained.
This is point 2 of my evaluation to discuss the representation and what we did to our movie and why.