How do filmmakers develop and convey stories within the mise-en-scène? - - Describe the process of creating your one-shot and multi-shot films... How did you work as a group to develop what shots should be taken? How are you approaching the editing process? What have been some successes and hurdles in these first projects? How do you feel your views on film have changed now that you've had a taste of the work involved?
Film makers develop their stories within the mise-en-scène because it shapes the story somewhere different, somewhere unique. When it comes to the one shot and multi shot stories it really is about sharing everyone's ideas and deciding which one's to use and combine. The editing process is great since we can make our own story to it while our groups can make theirs there own way as well. The success was agreeing what we want to do and then we had agreed on what to do take shots of it communicate and get it done. My look on films has changed as I have seen what they go through for a good shot then having to edit it just right to make it great.
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 one we captured was the low angle shot because it started the commercial added story and we got to throw Adrian's back pack. My least favorite shot is the zoom in because while it is zoomed out the most important part of the movie could be happening but you are not clearly able to tell if it is or not. Learning about of these shots is that it is a lot harder to do than I thought and applaud people who are good at it.
Reflect on the process of creating a TV Show Pilot: Provide the logline for your original screenplay and connect your costume designs and ad campaign to the story you created... why did you design what you designed based on the story? Tell, too, about the TV Show Pilot you filmed and edited with your group... what was it like to work with a script and what types of shot(s) do you feel brought the show to life most?
When creating a TV pilot it is harder than it seems at first but as you progress it becomes easier and easier as you come up with story and dialogue. My TV pilot was about a group of survivors who believed to find shelter as the storm rages on. The costume that I have designed was a ragged torn up shirt with a fist pump on it and some dirty scuffed pants from an old navy slightly cut on the bottom for breath-ability. My ad campaign was a picture of earth crumple into pieces floating into the abyss of space. What we filmed was somewhat different than mine and had problems of its own. It was a new experience working with a script but it was fun, my favorite shot was the one we shot for the ending because I feel it shows what the show will be like.
What are some of your biggest psychological barriers when it comes to making films? Share your ups and downs of filmmaking on your blog, and how you plan to continue to grow in the second half of the class.
Some of my biggest psychological barriers when film making is the fear of it not turning out well, and not getting in enough story. The good thing about filming is being able to do what you want to do and create a story of your own. As for the downs it can be hard to think of a brand new idea and then create content for it. I plan to get better in the second half of this class by making more story wise content in the future.
Describe your experience shooting this project in the film studio with the added lighting elements. How do you feel the studio time affected your final product quality? Additionally, how did you approach the montage portion of your film. Describe what you chose to cut together and what effect you hope for it to have on your audience.
My experience shooting this project was a new way of filming being able to do more than normally out in the open. It allows for a section that can be later on in the film or the future and it was a fun experience. With the montage we had created bits and pieces of clips to put together for the montages and we just had fun.
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 hoped others would get from your work if you were to create films in this genre?
I would focus my creativity in an adventure film because of the story you are able to tell with it.I like this genre because of the freedom you have with it and the semi-realism part of it.I find the story most interesting of this genre because of the fantasy element of it. I would hope people would gain the story element of the genre.
Describe your most recent shoot recording a music video. Which song did you choose and what type of concept or mixture of concepts did you capture. Describe what you the final product looks like and how you'd define it in regard to "documentary," "low concept," &/or "high concept." What are you most proud of with this project?
When recording the music video we used the song call out my name and recorded a story of a couple straying away from each other. We did a low concept video with the story of a couple. The final product is the couple no longer together but the man in the relationship is taking it hard not able to think straight. I am most proud of the story we created for the video and how well it goes with the song we chose, and it was a fun time to make.