Recently, I received an email from Uni telling us there was a film competition to win £500. All we had to do was produce a film between 1-3 minutes of our life at the Atrium. With a bit of time to spare before the end of term, me and two others decided that we should enter and after getting hold of the necessary equipment got straight to work.
The brief we had been given was very, well, brief. All we were told is it had to be about the Atrium and we couldn’t use any copyrighted material. So we decided the video would follow one student at the Atrium, showcasing some of the typical things he would do in his day.
We made sure that we made best use of all the locations and vantage points the eccentric Atrium building had to offer. There were also some fantastic time lapses included, in particularly a stunning shot of the Atrium as day turned to night towards the end of the video.
This was a great chance to hone and refine our skills, whilst having the opportunity to get creative and use shots we wouldn’t get a chance to use whilst filming more serious news pieces. We even got creative in terms of our equipment, using a wheelie chair as a make shift dolly. The camera we used was the Sony NX5 and the film was edited using Adobe Premiere Pro. The soundtrack was sourced via Creative Commons, and is a piece by Paul Dateh.
The winner is announced in January and this is our entry: