Thursday, 20 October 2011

BFI Film Festival

Even though today the highlight was meeting Matt Cardle, I did thoroughly enjoy the whole morning session of seeing the five short films and meeting and having a q&a session with the editors, actors, directors and producers of the films and finding out how they got into the business, what inspired them and where else they see there careers going.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lesson Feedback..

Today was first proper lessons of editing. After spending a long time trying to figure out how to get our timeline up we began sorting out our clips and cutting the awful one's. Hazel and Jessi seemed to find it particularly funny to slow motion my scenes, oh the joy it will be when I have the chance to do that to them..

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I Am Legend

In I Am Legend, the clip I was watching seemed to display an involvement of the audience. In the car shots, you seemed as if you were in the car with Will Smith and his dog; either in the side or back seat. It gives you his point of view of how he sees the city and what he sees.The effect of these types of camera shot is the film feels more real, and therefore more enjoyable.

Another theme of this scene is that although all the human race seems to be wiped out, it doesn't seem as though the world has suffered majorly, as the sun seems to be shining and the nature of all the birds are singing happily which gives the impression that even in New York City - a massively populated city doesn't need people around to work it.

As Will Smith drives around New York he moves past different posters and particularly emphasized on one that said 'God still loves her' which could potentially mean two different things - that they (human race) have committed an awful crime that cannot be undone and are very blamed; or that something awful had happened to the human race and no matter what he will still love you.

The props and setting used in their scene also give the theme of danger. All the guns, red car, bollards/cones on the road and deers running across the road have connotations of danger and horror.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Lesson Feedback

Some interesting terms I have learnt include:
-Montage, collection of shots put together for an effect on an audience.
-Passive, you don't need to think about what you're watching/what's going on.
-Active, you do need to think about what you're watching/what's going on.
-Graphic Match, shapes match between shots, e.g. a bouncing ball will change into the sun.
-Verisimilitude, the appearance of reality.
-Voyeurism, watching someone without them knowing.
-Exhibitionism, watching something with them knowing.
We have now finished filming of the Preliminary Task and as of today began the editing process ..

Terra Nova

Now being a media student I have opened my mind to what the editing process, different camera shots and the effects caused by doing these. I watched Terra Nova on Sunday and something I discovered was that there was a moment when the camera was moving towards the actress, however not in a zoom, and this movement created an intense and emotional feel.