Bye, my A2 blog.

I am aware that I published over 100 posts:


 112 posts of our journey for 5 minutes short film, from ideas to production, from nothing to a real media product, all that effort, all the details.


Thank you my partner, thank you my teacher, thank you people who support us.

See you in the UK soon!



Rough cut 2 – 9h editing journey

We are editing the second rough cut and we aim to cut down piecies and add transitions, get the base done!

I am glad audio is separate from video so we could manipulate the soundtrack!

In this rough cut, we:

1 different audios and videos mixed to make it natural

2 some transitions


As you can can see, teacher’s speech is like 1 minute long, and it is boring…

Lighting also varies in different videos, which we need to fix…



Filming 4: with majority casting

A tough day, they are all lovely, but hard to handle especially most of them are in today’s parts… Gosh my throat literally hurts after it…

Okay, this is Nass’s part and I am helping another Dominik zipping his clothes BECAUSE he is the one looks like Don who played by Filip, but Filip went home earlier so others went to Y7 and brought him to our field, basically he is gonna sit there with masks, pretends to be DON! 

This is not close-up shots since their clothing is different (fillip’s below):  img_5682

When i looked at this photo, i am so grateful that they wait for such a long time, and support us in different ways! Being a director is a pain, and it is a respectful job!

Filming 3: heading to night scenes!

We checked storyboard and decided to keep three actors after school rather than what we did in Filming 2: moving to classroom! that majority wasted their time just doing nothing in school. This time, we managed better than last time!

First, I apologised that I forgot to take photos of my partner directing, sorry. Both of us directed today and she does more than what i do today to make up yesterday’s part!

Finally, we got to the toughest part – night scenes! The good thing is lighting isn’t a problem, which is the work of lighting tests – our first lighting test, with my little lamp & lighting test 2 – two bulbs & one lamp & lighting test 3.


When one of us are directing, the other is also directing the bulb, as you see.

The extension works and that is confirmed in lighting test 3.

The problem is I can’t keep camera steady since it is really heavy, maybe next time we should use tripod…





As you see, the shadow looks really nice, but in the dark, it is hard to focus for the camera






this is the scene of Greyson comes back, being revived.

I need to be as steady as possible, otherwise, the editing will be a pain!








I am trying to explain to Jay how he needs to do with the masks in the night 1, because we are gonna do a transition effect, he needs to wake up twice, one without mask, one with!

However, we also did with Peter next to him as a madman, but the seat next to Peter is supposed to be a villager, and it is empty… I have a feeling we needs to redo this one…


In the dark, it is not easy to see the scripts so Mrs. Christmas uses her mini torch to lighten the parts she needs to say, it is tough…

We are experiencing different kinds of difficulties… I thought AS work was tough, actually this is tough!

(social media) Official photos with actors

We got this done a week ago and I started to fix it – (Websites)Promotional photo shooting.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/movieepiphany/?notify_field=blurb&notif_t=page_profile_completion&notif_id=1461144435516598

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theepiphanymovie/

Webiste: http://nassmaggie.wix.com/epiphany


I use snapseed to fix rather than photoshop because snapseed is easy for me!

Dominik – Boy lover Greyson

Karla – Gril Lover Emily


Filip – Don

Mrs. Christmas – Mrs. Burn


Peter – Madman Blake

Jay – Sean

Adib, Bei, Borna, Ana – extras


Directors – Maggie Zou & Nastassia Beara

How did i do it?


STEP 1: import the original photo to snapseed


STEP 2: fix the overall look TUNE IMAGE. It included brightness, Ambiance, contrast, saturation, shadows, highlights, warmth.

(this time, brightness 70~, ambiance 40~, contrast 10~, shadows 10~, highlights 10~, warmth 0)


STEP 3: after TUNE IMAGE, open details. Because this is the one for the website so the sharpness might lose while editing so I need to increase SHARPNESS and STRUCTURE.

(Structure 30~, sharpness 20~)


STEP 4: fix outer brightness. I want to create the effect as if the background is purely white so the outer brightness is better to be higher, at the same time, keep the inner brightness 0.


This is the after one, it looks brighter and the colours are shown more.