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?
After two weeks I feel like my views have changed by how much more I think about the depth of a movie like how the lighting usually goes with the vibe of the movie. Also, now I learned how much the frame rates matter and how closely you have to adjust it to make it look smooth. Its a lot more than just setting up a camera and recording; there is many more aspects to it.
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 was the long shot because it gives more information to the viewers and is a lot easier to film. My least favorite was the low angle shot because it was really hard to film. What this has taught me is there are many aspects when it come to cinematography and it really does make a difference to the film.
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 is a way to reveal all of your creative aspects. For me its a way to use my comedic aspect which I try to do a lot. Especially in our commercial which was the most fun to make so far because it didn't have to be serious and we could express ourselves however we wanted.
Reflect on this past term. Take a paragraph or two to discuss the highs and lows of your film making journey the past months. Touch on different elements of the class and how you perceive your experience learning about and creating films.
One of the lows of this term was the first video which was the one short story. It was a low because there was no effects or anything like that. Luckily we have come a long way from there and now our videos have sound effects and pictures and other stuff like that. One of the highs was our commercial. It was by far the most fun to film and edit ,and it was the first time using sound effects and adding pictures. It came out to be really good in my opinion. Another high is just how much i have learned about the editing software. It is the reason I took this class and i have not been disappointed.
I'm enjoying reading out the progression of your technical skills in editing. Each project build upon the last, so I'm anxious to see how your term two video projects turn out! Keep up the great work.
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?
The studio was different because it gave us a lot more options to do while recording. The lighting was way easier because we could actually adjust it. We also got the opportunity to chose our background because we got to use the green screen which I now know how to use.
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 will try to focus on comedy because it is my favorite genre. I'm drawn to this genre because these movies make you feel better/ happier. The most interesting thing about this genre is how film makers don't directly say the joke, but you find out just by watching and listening very closely. I would hope that others would get a laugh put of my work.
Best actor because when we're recording, you don't mess up and it doesn't take you more than two times when you do mess up.
Spring Semester Film 1