Today we got to see all the footage we had filmed over the previous three workshop days. We were all pleased at how beautiful the footage looked, even our mistakes and beginner camera skills turned into something interesting with the analogue film and old cameras.
We spent the rest of the day either learning about drawing on and tinting film, or edited the footage in Final Cut. There were so many different possibilities and effects that could be created with the process of drawing on film. Bleach could be used to dissolve the images on film, and things like salt and inks could be used to create interesting effects. Film could also be directly drawn on or scratched into, and even overlaid or stitched into to create a completely new work.
Almost all of the footage we captured on our previous days was interesting and could have been used, but we had to start really analysing it and thinking about the story we wanted to tell, and what really did and didn’t work with the story we had chosen. There were quite a few tough choices, and several clips that we liked a lot which just didn’t fit with what we wanted to say and so had to be cut. By the end of the day, though there was still quite a bit of finessing to be done we were all happy with what we had put together and the beautiful footage we had created.