After showing the class what we did, i realized our idea is working~ which is surprising. =D the class actually like how the way we use the poker cards to represent the characters, but..now the question is how to make the audience know that the poker cards are actually representing the characters??
Should the character hold the cards??
We thought of taking a still image of the character holding the cards. Then after that showing the movement of the cards. Hopefully if the character holds the cards, the audience will know that the poker cards are actually representing the feeling and confusion of the characters.
I think Prod is a useful subject, and i learn quite a lot of things during this semester. I realized Prod is not just about producing 3 online videos, it also allow us to learn how to apply different methods or techniques such as: Stop Motion & time-lapse in the video, it also teaches us how to be even more creative. I was surprise on what i’ve gotten out from Prod, it enhance my creativity in producing a video. I think it is different from TV1 & TV2, because in both TV1 & TV2 we have speacific role, and the way of producing the video is limited. However, in Prod, we are actually the Director, DOP, Editor, we all have to work together, and this enable us to experience all different role in one time. Besides, an online video is not limited, we can use all kind of method to produce it.
Being a Learner
As a learner, i found the workshops are very useful, especially the Time-lapse workshop by Nic Kocher and also the workshop during week 11. Time-lapse is something very new to me, and i felt glad that i learn it!! Although i might not be applying it into the video that we’ve produre, but i find it very useful, even for any future use. Other than that, week 11 is interesting, it enables me to understand the pro and cons of the 5D n 7d, and also made me understand that how powerful can a DSLR camera be.
Overall i’ll give myself a Credit. I will not give myself any higher because i think compare to the other group mates my work load are not as heavy as them. And i will also not give myself something lower than that because i know i did put effort on helping to deliver a better seminar.
Contribution & Collaboration
What did i do throughout the process of organising, delivering, and publishing:
Before the seminar, i did some research that are needed to look for potential guest, although i didn’t get replies from them, but i did help up my group member to call up some guest to invite them to our seminar. Other than that, on the day itself, i also complete task that are given that is organizing the furniture in the room. I also gave some help to other group members to complete their task, for example one of our member who are suppose to bring food did not turn up at the end, and we had limited food, me and Angie went out to get something more. At the end we get Sushi, with also a reasonable price. Other than that, i also maintained the order of the crowds. Besides, i also help on cleaning up the theater at the end of the seminar. I guess although i didn’t give much help organizing the seminar, but i think i gave quite alot help on the day of the seminar.
To deliver the seminar to the class, the first thing to do is to search for potential guest, after we’ve got the list of them, we then have to contact them, this is also everyone’s task. I reckon this task is able to practice our communication skills, because we have to call them up and deliver a message and ask permissions. While delivering the seminar, i realized team work is very important, if we did not collaborate properly, when the “catering” problem occur, i think we will not be able to solve the problem very quickly. Again, communication skills is very important, it enable me to negotiate a good price for our food! Other than that i think socializing skills is quite important as well, because good socializing skills will lead to good networking.
I have to be honest, i am not an active group member, i did miss quite a few of the group meetings, but i will never forget to go on our facebook group to keep myself update, and i also did meet up with my other group mates to keep myself updated. Other than that, i think i am very active during the seminar, i find myself quite helpful, i did put effort on helping up, and improving the seminar.
Connection & Intersections
What do you see as the value of the seminar series?
The seminar series are able to give us more understand on various area of the media industry. I found some of the seminar quite helpful, it gave me depth understanding of some industry that I am interested in.
What have you discovered about your learning, your group interactions and your networking abilities in relation to this series?
What i’ve discovered was, good communication skills is really important for us, as a media student we have to communicate with people more than other people, especially when we are approaching all kinds of professionals. Other than that, with good networking skills will make things even more easier for us while looking for guest speakers.
Future career development
Other than communication skills that i find it useful for now and for future use, the understanding of this field are very helpful too, because it enable me to understand more about what i am doing in the future. The process also improve my network in Australia, at least now i know who should i approach if i want to look for job in the future.
in Bloom’s website, he’ve got alot of good stuff there.. he basically talks about everything, including: cameras, techniques, lens, sounds, and lot’s of things that we’ve got to know!
other than that, he also teaches how to make time-lapse. In his work he will always explains what camera he used, what lens he used, and also how it works.
=The use of 5D & a bit of 7D =
7D it can produce 2x slow motion compare to 5D
7D it’s not good for taking wide shot
5D can set high ISO
- Checking the distance
- To search for suitable lens for the camera
2. Research on styles and looks for the video
- To get suitable lens
3. Do lighting test
- Check ISO (p.s: for 5D better to stay between 800-1000)
- Set suitable appreature
- Set suitable Shutter speed
4. Setting up video profile
P.s: Taking off stablelization!!
5. Mount the camera
Post Production Process
- H264 Compression
- 5D to RGB
- Mpeg Stream Clip (Highly recommanded)
Seminar title: Film & Tv
1. Appropriate questions (research, moderation, hosting)
I think for this section I’ll give the film and Tv group a D. Other than a small little mistake while introducing Ruth Cullen, overall the host was quite good at entertaining and interviewing the guest. From the handouts and while the host was introducing the guest, I felt that they did quite good at doing their research in order to provide the guest’s information and backgrounds clearly. Other than that, the host also did quite a good job to by asking questions that us the audience might want to know.
2. Guest relevance to the topic
For this section I think they worth a High.D. The guest that they have invited are all professions in the film and Tv industry, they are either a Director, Producer, Director of Photography or a writer, which totally qualified to be one of the guest speaker for this seminar. All of the guest who came is all full of experience, they’ve got a lot to say, things they said are all useful for us for future use. Among 5 of the guest, Rory Mcguines caught my interest, not only the work he film, but also the style he film his work, and he is also a Director of Photography, that is one of my ambition.
3. Quality of seminar facilitation (including set-up, staging, refreshments, audience interaction, flow, technical eg sound, IT)
For this section I will be giving them a Credit. They did a very good job on setting up the stage and also the sound and visual. The host and the guest were able to interact well with the audience. But, the flow of the lightings weren’t really good. The refreshments weren’t really satisfying, but I’m able to understand why, because last week they didn’t have enough audience to finish up the food they’ve prepare.
4. Seminar Content
As for the seminar content, I will be giving a High.D. The seminar content suits the title of the seminar, and the visual for the seminar were very interesting, especially from Rory Mcguines, I really got touched by his work. Other than that, what the guest said made me think about my own future, I was thinking about do I really want to do what I want to do. “Passion and Curiosity” is the key word for me from this seminar.