6. If you see your shoot requires 6 days and you only have budget for 4 - don't say "it'll work out if we just work longer/harder". It will not. You'll end up with hard drives full of disappointment and mediocrity in every shot, and an overworked cranky crew.
Either find a way to shorten the script/shooting script, or find a way to finance the required amount of days.
Yep, that lighting was pretty terrible, editing wasn't shining either. I honestly hope people don't take this as an example of a well-shot food spot.
"Interchangeable marking rings that allow to switch the mount"?
Looks like a moco robot to me. Something like the Bolt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRvnYmxcMOY
Holy shit, Francis! You googled me and everything! Nice!
Hi David, I understand, and this was my perception as well - that this is a high school project. The critique was offered to No Film School regarding the choice. It doesn't really count as critique of the piece itself since I didn't really actual offer suggestions for improvement.
Since you're here - it's only fair to address that as well: in terms of content - I would suggest offering a more in depth analysis in regard to meaning and context, that would help understand the film on a deeper level, as opposed to just stating the facts of what is seen. Acknowledging the technique is the first step, but you shouldn't stop there - challenge yourself to derive a deeper meaning, in order to produce a "defensible" theory - one that you can support with said facts and gives a wider context for the film. That is the main critique regarding the content and that is the very base of film analysis, which is what I assume was the goal.
In terms of execution - my advice is to refrain from the (very) distracting and unnecessary gimmicks such as shouting the titles of sections. Also screen-capping a film with your Google notifications popping up in the background is just not good form if you're meant this to be a serious piece. Nothing prevents you from doing it over, if that happens, except lack of effort/will. Execution and form matter. Not the only thing that matters, but the first of many, if you're aiming for excellence. Which is also what I came to expect from No Film School in regard to choice of articles. I wish you all the best in your future essays :)