Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Final Cut

 Final Cut is movie making software developed by Apple. This is the program my class and I have been using while exploring the world of film making. Rather than using imovie, my teacher suggested the use of Final Cut Express. Although a little more complicated the software was undoubtably better. More features allowing for better transitions and more advanced editing.

The actual filming was more difficult than originally thought. With only one camera it was difficult to change shots while making sure the object of the shot had not changed. For example it was difficult to change shots and angles of a scene with somebody walking. In the editing process there seemed to be steps missing.

Overall film making and editing is more difficult than one assumes. It is amazing how much time goes into one film that is only 5 minutes in length.