Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)
I was able to use my creativity, thinking, and problem solving to make sure I fulfilled my role in the filming process. I problem solved when we had difficulties with having our “glue” show up on camera and came up with the idea to use light to highlight the glue.
Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)
I communicated with the group to make sure we were all on the same page and working together well especially while we were filming each scene. In our group, communication was crucial to creating a quality product. We started every day with talking about what we needed to accomplish and continued to talk about our goals and plans throughout the workday.
Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)
I took time during the pre-production process to research famous cinematographers who I could potentially learn from. I also learned how to use a camera for intentional focus and additional lighting sources. I researched tips and tricks for cinematographers in order to learn from others who already are successful with skills in that area.
Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)
In the real world, using lighting is a useful skill. I can now apply lighting for photos , videos, and presentations in a professional setting. In this film, being the cinematographer prepared me for future videos and planning.
Reactions to the Final Version
“I like how you used the light to really make the glue stand out” -Merja
In order to make the glue noticeable in the film, we used additional lighting to put a spotlight on the glue.
Self-Evaluation of Final Version
I liked how our group was able to show the stress Emma was feeling when getting stuck in glue. The stress is shown through her acting, the editing, and the overall emotion of the film. I wish we would have included images of the clock showing the time passing to show the urge to get to the. This would have helped to communicate the situation present. I also wish I had incorporated more intentional focus to emphasize characters and show more professionalism.
What I Learned and Problems I Solved
I learned how to use additional lighting for the purpose of getting clear and specific light for the film. I also learned I also learned how to focus a camera and use intentional focus. As a creative person, I am now able to effectively combine intentional lighting and focus to film better films.
In our film, we had to make sure Emma appeared concerned about time and felt pressure for getting her foot unstuck. The film needed the scenes to show the stress and importance of getting help with the glue.
Grammar and Spelling
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For split edits, what’s the difference between L and J cuts?
J-cuts are when the audio proceeds the visual
L-cuts are when the audio from a shot is carried to the next shot
J and L cuts can be used to make powerful openings and closings to films. J cuts can add interest to the movie before even seeing the first image. L cuts make the film seem to continue once the film is over.
J and L cuts are used to add significance and make certain scenes appear less awkward than other editing techniques.
“you hear the audio before it cuts to the video for J-cuts. In other cases you will see the visual before the audio which is a L-cut” -Mr. Le Duc
This short almost 60-second film is about how hard it is to cook and how sometimes food doesn’t go as planned. Everyone has to eat, but many people don’t know how to actually make food from scratch. The goal of this film was to show the difficulties of cooking but show how even though the food got messed up, there was still success in the end.
Was the story idea clear?
Could viewers relate?
Josie- “very relatable, thought the different angles and camera work was great”
The setting is stylized to fit the weird alternate United States.
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up? What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age? How do costume and makeup convey character?
Everyone of certain statuses wears specific outfits and colors. This conveys the importance of social standing in their society.
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood?
The lighting changes depending on place, but is usually darker and more painful feeling.
The film was based off of a book that was written about the future if social and economic factors drastically changed.
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this film. Use credible sources and cite sources.Example: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015.
“Hulu’s excellent adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a horror show unveiled in slow motion” April 26, 20174:22 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition ERIC DEGGANS
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements. Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene.Example: from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.Explain why you chose this scene.
My Hulu isn’t loading so I can’t find the exact time but it’s the scene showing the ceremony and how uncomfortable everyone was.
16.In the selected scene: write a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film: