Sunday, December 13, 2009

Project Update - All done

My group doubled in size as Christine and Susan (aka Suzy) joined up with me and Kelly. We met on Thursday to work on the project, and ended up finishing the whole thing. We decided to choose "cheating in school" as our topic. First we went around and interviewed students. The type of questions we asked were:

- Have you ever cheated on an exam? On anything else at Bentley?
- How do you feel about cheating?
- Would you cheat if you knew you weren't going to get caught?

We got some cool answers. Next up, we filmed some little scenes of people cheating/studying. Kelly played the part of a cheater beautifully. So with that done, we went to the lab and uploaded the clips and began editing. Both me and Christine have used Final Cut before, so that was a major help.

As a group, we went through all of the interviews and wrote down the quotes that we found the best. We matched up ones that worked best together and then began cutting in those clips around the scenes we filmed. Finally, we added in some music (some girl song that sounds like Alvin, Simon, and Theodore sang it) and fiddled with the sound a bit so everything was about the same level.

The whole process went by relatively quickly (except the friggin battery on the flip camera died after 10 minutes). We all worked well together, and everybody did an even amount of work. I really couldn't have asked for a better group. It was a lot of fun.

Here is the link to the final product:

I plan on putting up my finished Artist Statement tonight or tomorrow.

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