Wednesday, 15 September 2010

2 person shot progress

Class 5 is now over - just had my last Q&A. I say this every term, but where is the time going?! As my AM experience draws nearer to the end, it becomes even more unbelievable.

It's been a fantastic term - I have learnt so much from my mentor Michelle Meeker. She has worked on some fantastic projects, both in big studios (Pixar, Dreamworks, Weta) and independently, so has a good variety of experiences to draw on and lots of brilliant advice to share.
While I've learnt loads, it's also been a really tough term, and am a little disappointed with how my shot finished up. I try to take comfort from the fact that it was quite a tricky shot to do, with lots of physicality and cuts, as well as the acting, but the perfectionist in me is quite frustrated that this is what I handed in as "final".
However, I will keep working on it and hopefully turn it into something a little better.

I've decided to take a Leave of Absence before doing the final Polishing class. It was a difficult decision, but working full time and doing AM was starting to take its toll, and I really want to get the most I possibly can out of the final class. So I'm taking some time out to try to consolidate all my learning and work on a few new shots to practise my techniques and then return to AM in January for the final class.

So watch this space - I'll be posting up work in progress on my new shots here and would be even more grateful of feedback and comments!

For now, here's where I got up to on my 2 person shot:

2 person dialogue in progress from Sarah Knight on Vimeo.


  1. Hey Sarah!

    congrats on the completion of yet another finished quarter....

    I totally agree with taking a quarter off...its sooooo much information to absorb and apply sooo quickly!

    taking aquarter off to practice and catch up on sleep can only help you in the end.

    keep up the great work!!