I understand what you all mean. Looking back on it, it was really thrown together at the last minute. The reason was that I did this as part of a Calculus Project (don't ask) and so it had a deadline that I had to work with in conjucntion with all my other schoolwork. Not only that, but I was working with Alam DV 1.0 (a free copy that came with a MacAddict) on a PowerMac 8600. I would have done it on my Powerbook G3 where I put together the rest of my stuff in iMovie, but I lost the original registration number and being that I was saving up to get a camera at the time (the camera I was using belonged to my Calc teacher) buying a new copy of AlamDV was pretty much out of the question. We also had no other equipment to work with besides a camera and a tripod at the time. The lightsabers change length cause I had no guidelines to go by. We were limited to rolled up bookcovers they had in our library (I think I still have one in my locker). We had to do stiff fighting because of this as well. Rolled up pieces of paper tend to bend. Our clothes changed constantly throughout the thing b/c we had to film it on three seperate days. I know we were in a public facility, but they get really pissed when you're there when you're "not supposed to be there". Go figure. Plus we never thought it would go beyond a Calc project so we didn't bother with continuity error (You'll also notice that in the first scene in the library I'm holding a different book each time)
Indeed it is a relative piece of crap, but it's more advanced than anything anyone has ever done in my high school. My media teacher insisted on sending it into the Derek Freese High School Film and Video Festival held at Temple University. To my utter surprise it got an honorable mention! That makes it in the top 40 out of over 200.
I'm in the process of working with quite a few of my friends on a short film project that I will shoot and edit over the summer. This time I'm ready though. I got my camera and I'm gonna get Alam DV 2.0 (damn it! That means I'm gonna have to use . . . gulp . . . OS 9!). I'm also going to have the advatage of a Powerbook G4 and Final Cut Pro 3.0 (HELL YEAH!). My plan is to, once we're done with this, enter it in the Atlantic City Film Festival.
Thanks for all your comments everyone.
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