After two+ weeks in Film 1, how do you feel your views on film have changed? In regard to the artistic aspect of film? In regard to the work involved in pre-production, filming, and editing? \
I feel like I now have a new understanding on what goes on behind the camera. I now have more respect towards all the people working behind the camera in an attempt to make everything work out the way it is supposed to be.
Consider the shots and camera movements we've defined, shot, and edited. Which is your favorite from those you captured for your commercial and why? Also, which is your least favorite shot/camera move and why? What has learning about all these shots/moves taught you about cinematography?
My favorite shot is the Full Shot because the camera is set to a good distance and you can see everything happening around the character. My least favorite is the close-up because it requires getting to a close distance that might be an uncomfortable position for both the actor and the cameraman. I learned that the camera crew puts a lot of thought and effort into getting the correct shot.
Describe your perception and understanding of how film is a unique artistic language. Give a specific example from one of the films you have created in this class thus far.
Film requires one to have an understanding of multiple types of shots, when to use those shots, and how to use those shots properly. In my last film, Cheetos of Life, we had to know what each shot represented. The establishing shot was there to show the audience where this was taking place.
During the time I had in film making, I learned a lot. During each of my editing sessions, I learned new things that I wasn't able to do before. In my melodrama, I learned how to make something fade away.
I learned a lot about the thought process of film making. Every shot is thoroughly thought about before filming it. Every shot edited has a long thought process behind it.
I'm glad to read that you're learning new techniques with each project. That just means that by the end your short films are going to be full of great planning, execution, and final touches! I'll look forward to seeing where your work takes you!
Describe your experience shooting this project in the film studio with the added lighting, camera, and sound equipment. How do you feel the studio time affected your final product quality?
This project was more fun compared to the other projects. I think the studio gave it a sense of realism. The use of more equipment also gave it a sense of it being a professional product.
Soon, you'll be pitching an idea for a feature film in this class. What genre do you think you'll focus your creativity on? Why are you drawn to this genre? What do you find most interesting about this genre? What would you hope others would get from your work if you were to create films in this genre?
I think the genre I'll be focusing my creativity on will be adventure. This genre always gives people a sense of excitement and gets people to feel thrilled. The most interesting part of this genre is that each film is a new adventure, it may be about the same location, but the story there is always different. I would hope others get a feel of the excitement given off from the film.
Give your classmates some kudos and "award" them on THEIR blog. Reply to at least two peers using an awards season "Best _________" and tell them why you feel they deserve that award!
Spring Semester Film 1