Me, John, and Waris did our version of a romantic comedy. Our working plan was to use Waris's script and produce a film. We decided to use John as one of the main actors, while me and waris were the directors/ cinematographers. We wanted to create a film that was funny, but at the same time romantic. I tend to prefer comedy, thus this movie contained components of comedy. I also enjoy action movies, thats why we put the fight sequence into the short film. We wanted to be as authentic as possible, and we tried, but since this was our first movie it wasn't a spectacular film. The audience that I believe that this film is intended for are teenagers, for there are some questionable and semi-inapropriate content in the film (especially the condom scene). I thought this movie was a good idea, for the amount of casting was low, and the locations were all available.
In this film I was the director, cinematographer, actor, and editer of the film. Although we did all share the roles of directer, I shared the role of cinematographer with Waris Allie. Some problems that I had as cinematographer were crossing the 180 line, poor movement of camera, and lighting issues. We solved some problems in the edit, or we redid the scenes. We redid some scenes up to 5 times, and sometimes we were just getting in different angles, and shots. Lighting was a very hard problem to tackle, for lighting throughout John's house (location of the boys house) was poor, and sometimes we were filming at night or during the day. When we filmed as the sun was going down, continuity was a problem, for the lighting was different in some shots. As an actor I had problems with costume. We didnt decide that I would play the role as stalker ex-boyfriend till the day we started filming. I didnt have the attire to wear, so I just made the most of what I had. It turned out well, but it would have been better if the costume was better. The main problem that arose in our film was the days that we were all available to shoot. We didnt start filming to late, and sometimes we were all busy. Anissa was a main actor that we didnt have available after the first day of shooting Thus changes had to be made and we got rid of the last sequence, but that didnt matter too much since it didnt have a major impact in the outcome of the film. It was good that we had Anissa, because without her we wouldnt have had a film at all. John had to beg her to act, and we were all glad that she was able to do so or else we wouldn't have had a film.
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