My Rode Reel is a competition free for all, It has basic requirements such as, your film must be an original film,Three Minutes or Less.
You should also include a Behind The Scenes Video, Three minutes or less and that in your film you should use at least one piece of certified Rode Equipment, which in the BTS you will show it being used and how.
Planning My Rode Reel:
The story plan:
In my story, I will be noting the little (but funny) things in life that really affect us.
I will be starting with a male getting into bed after sorting everything out for work, He sets his alarm for 6am and falls asleep.
Next morning, He wakes and finds his alarm didn’t got off, its 9am and he has 12 missed calls from his manager! He finds his work laptop didn’t charge over night so hes extremely angry and annoyed! off he goes to work; Fast forward to him coming home to a red card from the post office! More stress! goes to make a cup of tea, The kettle is empty!! how annoying! pours a bowl of cereal; no cereal! opens the fridge to find an empty bottle of milk. By now you can visably tell he has had enough of the day.
He has a sit down to do some scratch cards he brought… losing on every single one of them, he gives up, tears them up and throws them to the ground. He starts again by ensuring his alarm is set, laptop is charged and writes a shopping list.
a house and area.
Scenes: After filming my cinematography in order and it went well, I have chosen to do that exact same order this time.
MALE STARTS BY PUTTING WORK LAPTOP ON “CHARGE”, SETTING ALARM. GETTING INTO BED.
MALE WAKES TO FIND ITS 9AM, ALARM DIDNT GO OFF -MALE PANIC- FINDS WORK LAPTOP SWITCH WASN’T ON 12 MISSED CALLS FROM MANAGER
HE GOES OFF TO WORK; SHOT OF A ROYAL MAIL RED CARD COME THROUGH THE DOOR.
HE COMES HOME, FINDS THE CARD: MORE STRESS.
GOES TO MAKE A CUP OF TEA AND BOWL OF CEREAL; (NO CEREAL!) (NO WATER IN THE KETTLE)
NO MILK MORE STRESS.
SITS DOWN TO DO SCRATCH CARDS, LOSES ON EVERY SINGLE ONE.
VISIBLY ANNOYED BY TODAY, HE TEARS THEM UP.
HE ENDS THE DAY BY ENSURING HIS ALARM IS SET AND LAPTOP IS CHARGED.
How long will this take me to film?:
As I will be filming in chronological order I believe it’ll roughly take me half an hour to an hour to film properly.
How long do I believe the film will be (My Rode Reel requires 3 minutes or less):
I will aim for 2 minutes and 30 seconds but hope to go over to 3 minutes.
During filming & editing:
BEHIND THE SCENES; RODE REEL:
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EMPTY CEREAL BOX
EMPTY MILK CARTON
ROYAL MAIL MISSED POST RED CARD
As I’m filming in order of the film, the editing process will be quick and easy.
Organising each footage piece in order and files.
Here I am editing the first scene; The angle has been shot at a point on view
During editing I found having them in chronological order really helped, I began by putting all the scenes shot in order unedited on my time line using Premier Pro.
I then went over the scenes one by one, Hoping to only have 5-6 scenes as the film cannot go over 3 minutes, It would not take long to edit them scene by scene, Once one scene was edited I would place it on the time line labeled finished, To then edit the next scene and snap them together, Once I had done two scenes and snapped them together I would watch them back to ensure two scenes were done. I then did that for all the scenes and went over it all when it was finished.
in regards to the sound with it being a Rode Reel production and Rode being a microphone distributor they would hope the sound would be clear and clean, Using a rode mic, that I will show in my BTS/EPK The sounds I will have are as following:
Male voice in anger
Male voice huffing puffing
Kitchen equipment clanking sounds
scratch card sounds
bedroom prop sounds
My sounds will be sourced during filming, I will aim to only have recorded on set sounds with no online sourced sounds, During the behind the scenes I will film the process getting the sounds also.
During editing I will place sounds in once the film is completed, Again with the sounds I will record them in chronological order and label them in order. Im hoping itll work out the same with the scenes.
Using rode equipment I expect the sounds to be film ready, I also hope to only record the sounds once.
As you can see here, I have put everything in order ready to snap together,
the editing was easy, I kept it neutral and not including much fancy transitions, I aimed to colour grade as Id be filming with natural light,
BEHIND THE SCENES:
In my behind the scenes; I will be showing:
Rode equipment used
Shots of the rode equipment being used
the editing process of the film on screen
As we had to follow the rode reel competition rules it was a slow process to meet the criteria, We had to plan a film and the behind the scenes of the film.
I spent a while planning a film that would include alot of interesting behind the scenes footage for our EPK, having to use certified RODE equipment aswel, we had to plan that into our films also.
During my filming process I had tried to include the rode equipment in as much as possible, This is shown in my EPK, During filming it was only myself there to film which made filming behind the scenes difficult, I opted for point of view for my EPK and would use sub titiles to show what I had done, I would begin by showing my props and how I had set them out ready for the filming process and explain there how to do it.
I would start by showing PROPS in my bts, This would include what prop and where it will be seen, The same with locations.
During editing I will be editing in order it was shot, and hopefully shooting in order it will take me a rough day to ensure everything is perfectly edited and ready for upload.
Having to edit two films seems like it would take ages but if filming in chronological order helps, I’m doing everything possible to film in order for both.
Having written down both orders for filming, I will start filming my behind the scenes before filming the actual film, I will then add the scenes I can film during actual filming for my behind the scenes.
The issues I came across when filming included not having the actors during the day and only being able to film in the evening, it was a rush to get everything done before it turned dark and ruined my morning looking shoot.
Including that I had only myself as crew which made it very difficult to get behind the scenes and filming done at the same time, using one camera and having to jump between filming two different films.
During editing I found it difficult to stick to adding ym sound in as when recorded it sounded very shaky.