Write one reflective blog post that details your process and evaluates your professional development and the progress you are making on this module with specific reference to
LO1. You should make reference to and reflect upon the reading for the module. Please refer to the weekly reading and the reading list on Moodle.
LO1 – demonstrate their immersion in and engagement with the creative- critical process through evidencing the week-by-week development of their ideas and reflecting on their personal professional development;
Task 4: Critical Reflection, 1000 words
“Copyright protects literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as films, sound recordings, book layouts, and broadcasts.” This can be annoying because that prevents low budget creatives like me from using popular music in my videos. I didn’t really care about complying with using royalty free music but it can prevent you from making any money from your own work or even worse lose money by getting sued. Three years ago I made a parody remix video of the Christmas story as if it was set in an Eritrean/Ethiopian family, It received a little bit of views but I didn’t get paid for the advertisements that went up and that was because I used copyright music by The Weeknd. Even though I don’t mind not being paid as this was just for fun it is good to know for future purposes.
Thats why I had to be cautious when we had the remix task, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use footage from youtube and remake it as we can’t use music. However, gov.uk’s website explains “The law has changed to allow people to make some limited, reasonable use of creative content protected by copyright, for the purpose of caricature, parody or pastiche, without having to obtain the permission of the rights holder.”. Meaning I can take videos of Donald Trump and manipulate him into saying funny or controversial things.
Previously I had done a bit of editing but it was very basic but this gave me a chance to explore distinctive styles of editing which is the only way i can progress to a professional standard. I don’t particularly enjoy that type of remix editing because it takes a lot of time and research, finding lots of different clips of the subject and listening to every thing they say so you can construct a sentence out of it, very long and time consuming. Nevertheless, I’m familiar with the process meaning I have respect for people who participate in this type of editing as a profession because I know how much effort it takes. Respecting someone else craft, recognizing their successes and also learning from them highlights my development as an artist and a person in general. The way I learnt is not only from class but doing that little extra research like youtube tutorials, also books like ‘getting started in short film making’ because it has some sections on editing with various different softwares, so I am starting to become a bit more open minded and building up my skill.
ED JONES/CHRIS PATMORE. (2012). POST PRODUCTION. In: LILY DE GATCRE GETTING STARTED IN SHORT FILM. 2nd ed. LONDON: QUARTO PUBLISHIN PLC. 98-126.