Posted in TV2 on 09/09/2009 02:14 am by admin
WEll.. after this week’s lecture, i’ve tot of my doco’s style..(it might be to late to think about the style now but the doco in the lecture do inspire me). I like the way the lecture made the doco, using quite a lot of clips or still image, and also the way they use the artwork. They also use a lot of voice over, that i find it quite interesting. The image and clips they use are most likely related to the doco, therefore it will not bored the audience.
I would like to make doco similar as the doco we saw in the lecture. Probably in our doco, we could focus more on some of thing we could get in the subject’s house. Some of the things in the subject might be able to represent the subject. We also thought of putting video clips of the cemetery, because the cemetery could represent “death”.
Posted in IM2, TV2 on 09/06/2009 01:21 am by admin
Readings from: Weber, Aimee, Rufer-Bach, Kimberly and Platel, Richard (2008) ‘Ch. 13. Action! Creating Machinima’, Creating your world : the official guide to advanced content creation for Second Life, (p. 318-327). Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Publishing, http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes08/comm2243/31259008540911.pdf
Cinematography: It is the basic composition of every shot will vary depending on what you are trying to convey, the rules will enable to create exciting scenes and communicate the right mood to the viewer.
I’ve created some example with my avatar.
Posted in TV2 on 09/01/2009 11:48 pm by admin
Turning Point. I’ve watched this movie in the cinema yesterday, this is the second Chinese film that Hoyts had ever screened. Turning Point is a Hong Kong movie directed by Herman Yau, it is actually originally from a TVB series “Emergency Unit”. Because of the population of one of the character in the series, which is “Laughing Gor”, they made a movie with a similiar sypnosis.
The thing that i find different about this movie compare to the others is their opening sequence, where they introduce their crew. They uses cartoonist stills and names below to introduce their main character in the movie. I hardly sees movie with such opening sequence. Well, overall for their movie stories and structure, the feeling that i’ve got after finishing the whole movie is that the director seems to be rushing to finish the movie so that it could be screen as soon as possible.
Posted in TV2 on 08/28/2009 03:10 pm by admin
Week 6’s tute.. There are some important things that we need to know before shooting..
F – Frame, Focus ( distance, focus length), float
W – White balance, that is the colour temperature
E – Exposure
R – Record
L – Log in & labeling
During the interviews, the thing that we have to concern about is:
- Audio – Booming from the top will cut down the amount of collected noise
- Visual that includes the exposure
- Camera movement
- Space – The head room of the interviewee
- Look for interesting topics and parts.
!!!Remember to test the gears!!!
- Before doing the editing, it is important to know what is style of the documentary.
- While inserting jump cuts, it has to be 2/3 frame dissolve.
Posted in TV2 on 08/26/2009 12:48 am by admin
Before i start everything, i would like to apologize to my dear group mates because of some of the mistakes i’ve made. !!Sorry GUYS!!!
Well..There’s a good thing in the meeting, that is Christine likes our idea! that is good..well she suggested that we should interview both subject, which is Jennifer and Ian. Interviewing both of the subject enable us to show the contrast of both of the subject, we might be able to get intresting stuff from shooting both subject. Well, i agree about shooting both character, but i worried that by putting both of the character in the doco might make the doco look more complecated, so we were still thinking should we actually put both of the subject in the doco~
yes..it will be interesting, because although both of them are dealing with the death, but i guess they have different background, first of all they are from different location, one from Adelaide and the othe from Melbourne. One subject does almost everything, one only do emblaming. Therefore, they might have alot of interesting story that we could find out.
Posted in TV2 on 08/22/2009 02:38 am by admin
Melissa & Shu Shu
This is our interview that we made during the tute. Well the sound of the interview is abit weird..(dono why…but Paul said it’s something to do in Final Cut)
Well…i think chosing the right topic is quite important, because we have to keep the audience’s attention. The process of editing is important too, we have to concern about the way of changing topics, and also the scene. The way of using jump shot have to be very careful, if we did not do it properly, the scenes between 2 shots will look quite weird.
I did most of the editing, i found it quite easy to edit interviews compare to short films.
Posted in TV2 on 08/21/2009 01:06 am by admin
We will be talking about embalming – what chemicals they use, how do the chemicals work, the smell etc And just the general how did you get into the industry and how do people view your job, plus some more personal questions about them.
Ian Warren, who works for Nelson Brothers, has been servicing the dead people for almost ten years. Warren lives in Adelaide but he commutes to Melbourne every Monday and goes back to Adelaide every Friday. Warren did not have any specific role, because basically he does everything. Warren is also one of the club members of British Institute of Embalmers, he is an expert of embalming. Warren will be also explaining the process of embalming, for example what is needed, how is it done, what problem will be faced, how to solve them and more. We will be following him around for one day, his daily lifestyle as an embalmer will be show, meanwhile, some of the things between his job and personal life will be revealed.
Posted in TV2 on 08/19/2009 01:27 am by admin
Conducting an Interview (I’ve found a site that talks about conducting an Interview, well it is quite useful).
What is an Interview??
An interview is a 2 way communication, it is mostly controlled by the interviewer. Every interviewee is the guest of the interview, they are always encourage to respond positively and share as many information as they could. A good interviews will flows smoothly when both of the interviewer and the candidate take part in an information exchange.
Handling an uncommunicative candidate
- Interviewer have to encouraged the interviewee to share their thoughts
- Using silence can be effective
- If the interviewee have trouble to answer the questions, the interviewer should give time to the interviewee to think about the answer
Handling a Talkative candidate
- The interviewer should tell the interviewee that they are following a structure, and they should stress on the time available for each section of the interview
- If necessary, the interviewer should remind the interviewee of the time limits
Conducting the interview there’s 3 steps to follow
- Open the interview
- Gather information
- Close the interview
- A successful interview should determine if there is a match between the individual and the job
- Prepared before the interview
- Follow a structure process
- Behave politely
- Develop a simple outline
Posted in TV2 on 08/16/2009 01:08 am by admin
The process of interviewing.
Last week, in the tute we had an interview section, well, me as an interviewee, i’ve got some feeling to express, that is…sometimes it is hard to express feeling in words. Well i guess for expert they could easily express themselve, but not for me. It’s also seems hard for Shu Shu to think about questions, sometimes during the interview there’s dead air occuring, that’s when both of us seems to have nothing to talk about. Well, it is not a good thing when there is a dead air during the interview, and to avoid this i think the very important thing is that the interviewer have to be very very well prepared. IF there’s dead air, there’s a solution~~is..we can still edit it! As our doco is not live~~
Posted in TV2 on 07/29/2009 11:40 pm by admin
“The art of chinese tea
Ten Ren is a place that we could drink Chinese’s authentic tea.For Chinese it is not only to release one’s thirst, there is a lot of meaning in every zip of tea.The way they make the tea, the way they drink it, the cup or the tea pot that they used, every tea leafs that they have used has their own representation. In this documentary i would like to discover every bit of the tea’s meaning.”
As my topic, which is about chinese tea, i’ve done a bit of research about chinse tea. Well although im chinese, but i do not know alot about chinese tea, the only thing i know is that chinese tea has alot of meaning, from the tea leaf itself to the way you drink it.
The Origins of chinese tea
I’ve found a website that provides information about chinese teas. Chinese teas has been already existed since 5,000 years ago. Chinese tea originally is used as medicinal qualities. Chinese normally consume tea after dinner, because chinese tea is something that could help on digestion. The highly esteemed poet and former Buddhist priest had strict notions about the proper procedure for brewing, steeping, and serving tea.
To be continue。。。