How do you feel your views on film have changed now that you've had a taste of the work involved?
Filmmakers develop and convey stories within the mise-ensene by creating a scene idea, filming the idea and then editing out the parts they don't need. When filming a one shot film it is always from one angle and very easy to film, but when shooting multi shot, you get different angles and shots creating different perspectives. As a group, we made sure to work together to make all the shots match up. I have been kinda bad with the editing process, at least I think so. It's a total new thing for me and to process how to edit in a couple of days is a little hectic but interesting. Some of my successes in editing is I try not to make the video look choppy and it is working out so far. Some hurdles that I had to go through was trying not to work in layers. My view for the filming industry changed a lot. I have much more respect for what they do and how much work goes into 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 shot from our commercial was the medium close up because it showed the details and emotions of our character. My least favorite shot was the low angle because anybody from that angle does not look good. Learning all these shots taught me to respect the film making industry much more and that making each scene is a lot of work.
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?
My TV show pilot was about 3 boys that don't have a cool hangout spot and they try to find a place until they remember that they have a old tree house and it's the start of a journey of them remodeling the tree house. My costume design was of one of the boys, John. He has a white baseball t-shirt and some old pair of shorts and red converse. All of the designs were based off the story line. The pilot that we filmed was about a girl who always moves because of her father and she just moved to a new town and finally made a friend until her father tells her that they are moving again. I think that the different shots in the film made it look more realistic and not as cheesy or fake.
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 it came to making film for me was that it seemed as if I was learning all this information way too fast. I felt at times dumb because I didn't know how to add or delete something off my project, but throughout the class I learned that I was not the only one that didn't know all the editing skills and that many others also were confused and that made me feel a lot better. If I were to continue this class, I would want to actually film scenes myself because every time this semester, I was acting in the film not directing and I would like to try to expand my barriers and direct a film.