Thank you for your reply
Having spent a lot of time with the footage, I have seen some of these mistakes. The problem was that I couldn't effectively change these mistakes in post unless I called a lot of actors back and waited for perfect conditions. That's the most frustrating part of editing! Kicking yourself because of your mistakes. As for the cross fades, I really didn't like to put them in because they slowed the action, but I tried several other cuts and transitions between shots and it turned out they were either very awkward or didn't make sense. Another lesson learned about shooting a sequence. And you can't forget my stupid shadow! My sworn enemy in filmmaking! We meet again here!
yes, I saw this too. Just gotta be more aware next time. This shooting day was super fast and we were running from place to place and I ended up moving so fast I left my script behind so I'm happy I turned out with a coherent story!
haha. In retrospect, instead of trying to hurry to beat the sun before it went down, I probably should have just let it go down and then started shooting. But thanks for what you said. Every new video is a learning experience, this one included.
Still, though, being on a deadline, I decided that most of these errors aren't too obvious to the untrained eye and don't completely lose coherency. I don't like doing this because I am a bit of a perfectionist, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Sticking to deadlines is important to me. But now I can take what I've learned in this video and apply it to other videos...action or not!