Since week 1 we knew we have to make a 5 minute movie presenting our project. Well, knowing it and doing it is a big difference. In the first 3 weeks we didn´t really think of what shall be presented in our video and how we´re going to do it. Before the holidays we realized, “damn, we need a storyboard” and that we just have like 3 weeks left. As we have talented and hard working group members, we got some good ideas and thoughts written down. We wanted Shorty to interview some tiny house enthusiats and sent her a questionnaire with all important information to represent the problem and guide to our solution. As it was pretty late, we couldn´t get this idea done. So we had to cut back and “fake” these interviews and ask volunteers to talk in the camera. The good thing is that the answers are pretty obvious and wouldn´t differ from the real enthusiasts!
The last days were pretty much filled with interviewing, thinking and doing about 500 pictures for our stop-motion part. This part includes an explanation of our website (Luiza has designed) and will have a voice-over talking about it. Doing a stop motion is a big action, believe me. We had to try out differnt camera angles, light and the movements itself. The most important thing is that these placements shall not change! So I spent sitting next to our set for hours and hours moving the arrow of our website for millimeters. Pretty annoying. But in fact, the result is awesome!
Now the biggest part is fortunately done now and we “just” have to put all footage in a video, find music and upload it!
I hope I could show that it takes a lot of effort, patience and cutbacks to make a video with a team, because everybody has different ideas and thoughts. But now we all agree with the results and hope for the best!