Film Opening | Final Cut

After months of working hard, planning, shooting and editing our media product entitled Square One is finally finished. You can watch it bellow:



Film Opening | Update

We finally managed to pick a voice actor to do the narration. His name is Ryan Williams and he agreed to do the recording for free, although he is a complete stranger we met on Reddit.

We also made some important progress with the post-production, having chosen fonts for the titles and being halfway through the color correction process. I did all the color and exposure edits, while Alex placed all the titles and pieces of narration. He also added five sound effects (Foley) in different scenes to make them feel more like a movie.

I will work on the color correction on Monday, while Alex will finish the title transitions and effects this weekend. We will have the final cut done by Wednesday, April 29th.



Film Opening | Voice Actor Casting

Since our actor is not a native English speaker, we set out to look for someone else to do the narration in the character’s voice. Alex’s idea was to go to and to make a post there. Sure enough, he got around 5 offers so far and he requested samples using our character’s monologue. (Here’s the original post, most offers were sent to Alex privately.)

The first voice actor, Callum L

This guy, Ryan W., did a great job, but his voice sounds a bit too young for our character. Still, he is talented and we might use his voice if we can’t find anyone better.


Film Opening | Soundtrack

For the soundtrack, we headed on to YouTube to find a piano piece that felt gloomy and sad. Radiohead is Alex’s favourite band, so their song Exit Music (For A Film) performed by Joshua Piper was the perfect fit.

We have the agreement of the artist to play his music in our film opening.

artist s1


Film Opening- Budget Estimates

As you will see below, we estimated a budget of about 1150 lei (£186) for our opening, although we included a margin for contingencies.


Above the line:

  • Cast – 300 lei

Below the line:

  • Travel – 30 lei
  • Food – 50 lei
  • Lighting – 500 lei
  • Locations – 150 lei
  • Props, wardrobe – 100 lei
  • Petty cash – 20 lei

Post production: 0 lei (all done by us, all software on hand)


We hope to end up with spending less than 900 lei, but we put in safe estimates so we won’t encounter any problems during production.



For the title of the film, we used the font Alarm Clock. For the rest of the credits I searched some fonts on the site I picked three different fonts that I thought would fit with our film opening task.




I thought that this font would be a good fit, as it is has a more robotic style. Our main character follows a daily routine exactly like a robot.