So…when I said before that our documentary was coming along, I completely lied.
We basically had to start from scratch. It was obviously a very stressful last few days in Rome. We had to re-write the script, go out filming again and edit everything in about 3-4 days.
Long story short though: we did it!!!
We re-wrote the script and it was awesome. The group that went out filming got great shots (props to Nana for filming literally the most amazing shot of the Brazilian Embassy). Thank goodness everyone on our trip is awesome because we were also able to borrow some b-roll of the Colosseum. We talk about it so much the I ran out of it when I was editing and I hate using the same shot twice in films, even if they are far away from each other.
I am glad I picked up Avid pretty fast although that error will haunt my dreams forever I think. After a few nights of no sleep, I finished editing pretty fast, learned a lot and I think our documentary turned out pretty awesome.
I have always prided myself on being an early riser. So when it was suggested that my group film early in the morning in order to shoot sites without any people around I was totally up for it.
We left for the sights around 8 am and we headed to the roundabout near the Capitoline Museum. There was a perfect shot of the Colosseum from there with the early morning haze. I am no art person, but I thought it was beautiful if I do say so myself.
Next we went to the Trevi Fountain. There were actually a good number of people there for nine in the morning but not nearly as much as the mob seen that accumulates during the day. People shared the same idea as us it seemed because a couple was taking engagement photos in front of the fountain. ADORABLE!
We got some really awesome shots at the Trevi. Very clear ones that we would have never been able to achieve if there was a huge crowd of people. Even if we don’t event up using that b-roll in your film, it was a great experience.
Hannah, Sora and I got some awesome pictures! Check ‘em out!
What a good looking group!
After our very long day in Ostia a giant group of us got some food in us and rolled out for some afternoon filming. We had not been too successful filming in the EUR the prior day because our group sort of lacked a vision really. Wednesday pretty much went the same way though but we knew we just needed to go out and do something; to feel better about ourselves at least.
So we did. We filmed around the Capitoline Hill area for a good two hours I would say. It is always funny the looks that you get when you go out filming. People always stare, I am assuming because they want to know what it is for. We obviously look so important being 20-somethings with our huge cameras and (my) confused face.
I am lucky to have a good group and good people in it who are willing to put up with me and teach me how to do everything. The only thing I know how to do so far is edit, so I can’t wait to get my hands dirty.