Friday, 25 March 2011

Voice overs

In our film we wanted a voice over conversation so the audience would be more aware and more understanding. Armed with our camera with the lens covered, we headed to a small room to record our voices. After a brief time planning what we would say we started. We recorded our voices, then again, and another time, and again. After many clips of a blank screen and a voice going 'I'm not ready' 'Wait', mixing up the lines and a giggle now and again, we had our short conversation between the girl and the boy, breaking up. I managed to get over the fact I don't like how I sound recorded, but all actors have to compromise sometimes... 
Alfred Hitchcock once said 

- If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.

So when planning our voice overs, we wanted to just inform again, whats going on, not start talking about something totally different, that the audience wouldn't already know. I think that, that is a strong quote, as sound can sometimes get in the way, especially when a film depends on the conversation to tell people. Thats why I think the best films are the ones where mise en scene and the art of the editing and camera shots tell more about the goings on then the conversation two people are having in front of it all. Our film has limited conversations, and we depend mainly on the mise en scene and camera angles to tell the audience the plot. Saying that, I do however think the voice gives it a bit more action, slightly more interesting. An accessory rather than the dress.

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