What we did on post production process were adding special effects, voice over, and cutting out most of the scenes. These parts required deep focus because we had to interpret features that would make the film perfect. Yet, it was tiring to focus on specific things at a time, especially when we watched the same scene over and over, we felt intolerable and impatient.
We used some speacial effects like green screen, lighting and dissolving. We realized the importance of arrangements of lighting in the scene, especially when we were shhoting a film-noir type of scene.
Watchingh the same shots again all the time made us find the weaknesses of our scenes. That's why we decided to retake some of the scenes. Plus, we had a really good time trying to find the best dissolvings. In each trial of adding a special effect, we felt just like the critics.
Another mission we had to comlete was editing. In editing part, we mostly cut most of the scenes and I'm proud of myself to be able to cut the scenes and link them wıth each other just in perfect time. Just like Umerto Eco once said, we need to cut down most of our work to reach the real valuable piece beneath. While we were cutting the scenes, we sometimes felt heartbreak and disappointment because we had believed that we had some strong shots. Sometimes, watching the film again and again made us intolarable to the sounds. It was also tiresome because we had to focus deeply on some scenes to make them perfect. We were amateurs who always tried to catch the perfection.
Finally our film has come to an end. We have been working so hard, so the moment we decided on the title (Jouska), I was very revealed. We found the name 'Jouska' on the internet, because we wanted a name that summarizes and reflects the idea in the film. 'Jouska' (a Japanese word) seemed perfect for that, because it means a hypothetical conversation in someone's head.
Overall, each time we acted like the critics of our own film. We were the judges and were the problem solvers. We were the developers, the producers and the directions. It was slendid to create a film only with four people. Thanks to IB program, we were able to discover ourselves and produce the best depending our abilities.