Tom Allen

If at first you don't succeed, edit out your failures.


U1:1.2 Apply media processes and skills safely and appropriately.

In camera effects production

In the first video me and my class mates we tried to make sunglasses appear in the hands

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We tried to use a cut to try to make it seem that the glasses appeared in the hands.


1. Finished product:

  • Aesthetic qualities: Our video is very choppy and not very well edited. This is because we accidentally moved the actor’s hands down which meant we couldn’t make the shot stay in line.
  • Content: Our video’s content was that the actor wanted some sunglasses that he saw on his phone so he hit the side of the phone in order to get the glasses on off the phone.
  • Style: Our piece didn’t really have a style of our own as we took hey inspiration from Zach King (
  • My team contribution: I acted as the camera man and also the editor, I found the camera heavier than I expected so I dipped it occasionally as it became uncomfortable.

2. Production process:

  • Technical competences: As it was my first time on Premiere Pro my first job was to try to get a grip on the technology.
  • Time management: We didn’t run over our time and we filmed the shot and quickly got on to editing.
  • Creative abilities: We tried to show as much creative ability in our piece but with limited options we had to use a single pair of sunglasses.

Camera Angles

There are many different movements and focuses that you can do with a camera, such as a

extreme close up,

extreme close up

close up, these are used to show the character’s face and their emotions.

Close up

over the shoulder, these are used during conversation and show the character’s reaction to speech.


Point-of-view, these are used to show what the character sees and is used in dramatic scenes.

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These are some of the more common shot sizes. They can be used to convey different meaning such as a low angle shot (looking up at something) can imply

Blog Post 5 – Final prototypes

These are the final prototypes of my project for Sheffield United Football Club.




The following videos are the final finished products.

( James Wallace)

( Craig Alcock)

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