Self-made leaflet used in the film as the VR exhibition of a topic about reality and death. The Implication of the film content and my research pathway.
Research project description:
Upon working on my hybrid film project "Falling Grief", I coincidentally explore the field of improvising filmmaking.
My research and master thesis is the reflection process of how I converted my problem solving skills to planned improvisation during the adverse filming condition.
I tend to undergo my reflection and research about the possibility of adopting improvisation concepts from development to postproduction. It appeared my film has been working in this way to a certain extent.
The turning point for me to change from coincidental (unplanned) improvisation (because it is needed in problem solving) to deliberate (planned) improvisation started from my second half of principal photography (or simply called production/filming) stage because more uncertainty emerged and I started to get used of such style.
At editing process, however, I tried to free myself from the script with improvisation, to cut a version improvised only from the footages I have filmed (i.e. without additional filming), select only the powerful shots and re-create a shorter but new narrative film, which is not as I planned from the script.
The result of an improvised edited film can be used to compare with the original film, so that audience can make a personal judgement of their favourite.
For myself, I also try to compare this improvised version with the original version of the film, but at the same time, I personally also examine the footages I filmed under the influence of improvisation, and finally reflect my whole filmmaking process.