Diary of a Dying Man
Unfortunately, this didn't really work for me. The footage didn't seem to match and there were a lot of jarring bits after he goes outside with the back and forth. I really did not enjoy the acting in this at all, either which held it back. The makeup at the end is off and I couldn't even tell if the change was supposed to have fully (or even halfway) happened.
A/V Quality: 8 - No issues.
Visual Editing: 7 - Would have liked to see colors matched up more, smoother cuts between rooftop exterior stuff.
Audio Editing: 8 - Worked, it was pretty good.
Narrative: 7 - Cool idea to make this, I just think the footage was really weak.
Enjoyment: 5 - I just didn't really enjoy this. Interesting idea but I could not get past the acting, and when it's a short centered around one guy talking to the camera, it took me out of it.
That was a really cool edit.
The strongest part is clearly the first half which focuses on the claustrophobic room and the protagonist being completely alone. When it jumps to the outside action it took some time getting used to because so much of the short is spent with the frontal camera perspective. but once I got adjusted I ran with the story and it worked overall as a standalone short.
October 9, 2011
An excellent idea for a short edit, editing together bonus features to make a little nice little mini movie. Unfortunately cutting to the Dawn of the Dead footage was really abrupt and broke the flow.