It was a mad rush to get things done for the past few weeks in order to be ready for mini viva, but it was a great relief that we could get it done and gotten feedbacks for the things needed to be changed.
Some of the feedbacks we got back were:
-For the opening scene, we should’ve included a scene to show the Do’s, since MC is focused on doing the Dont’s. And since it’s a futuristic theme, shouldn’t it be more futuristic rather than just showing the Changi control tower?
-The ending where the sweeper just sweeps the items away to this unknown room is irrelevant, as it doesn’t really have a link to our main story. Also, MC just boards the plane like that? After shaking so many prohibited items from him? That doesn’t seem plausible.
-The angles for the storyboards can’t be seen clearly; where is the floor? And the background? Where are the items dropping from?
Regarding these pointers that the lecturers had kindly pointed out (which made us realize that our story actually have a few major loopholes here and there), we have made the following changes:
-In the opening scene, we redesigned the control tower, with reference from Jetsons and a few ideas from Jim. Also, we added in a scene of an overview of the airport, zooming in into one or two people checking in and doing the correct things before it shows MC.
-Instead of making the sweeper just appear and sweep the items away into his room while MC runs onto his plane safely, we thought about making the sweeper sweep MC away instead, or dragging, and scraped off the room scene for the after credits.
-Thanks to the feedback we got from Yitting, she suggested that we show a bit of MC when the items are dropping, so as to give a direction on where – or who, for this matter – the things are dropping from. Also, to further show that the scene happens in the airport, in the background we would show some airplanes, so that the audience would know where the scene happens, and to further emphasize that we are, indeed, in the airport.
The above was just some of the more significant changes we did to our film, and with the deadline of the final viva coming up, all of us are trying our best to get things done for this as well as our own individual modules.
I personally admit that I procrastinated a lot, delaying the things to be done. But we got it done on time in the end, albeit missing a few things here and there. For the remaining two weeks, we would have to buck up and complete the missing pieces in our project. No more slacking!