For all the videos that i have done, its 90% me.
the actors acting is as far as it went. cept in NG i had an extra camera guy because i knew this would need many shots and the only way to accomplish it in 1 week shooting, (5days) during class, so about 60 min more or less was to have 2 cameras and it worked out fine. but other than that, it's me only doing all the work, from concept to final edit.
As for the "shakyness" of NG, i personally prefer moving shots, if i had a steadicam, it would have been great, but we only had shoulder mounted ones, so i had to make due.
on top of that, i took this into consideration, and started off mainly with tripod, but than it became a pain taking up and down the stairs, so i refered to the storyboards (which i drew btw,
) and added stationary shots, between chases, like when the wolf calls for the bears.
btw, as for story, smooth criminal was going to be funnier (and sillier) but didn't have time because of the *@#()*#()$ literacy test which we have to write in Ontario. that really interfered.
and for NG our task was this:
to take a fairy tale, rearange it for 5 min length, and have either a chase scene or a stalking scene, and i figured the stalking scene would have been too boring.
if anyone else would like to post their comment here for now it will be great.
i am sending the videos to Studentfilms.com soon where i will have more critique, but for now, its mainly here.