Archive for August, 2009
August 30th, 2009 Posted 9:00 PM
Interviews are sometimes sensitive or with a kind of distance. Interviewing people is an access to get into another person’s life and thoughts.
So there are some points of interviewing people that we need to consider before we actual shooting:
Who interviews: makes subjects can act /talk naturally
Setting: lower barriers , surroundings, with significance
Pay attention to the presence of others off the camera
Camera placement: interviewers face to audience or to someone off-screen
Considering cut point
Shot size and cut aways can evoke time, mood and affects
Editing ( cutting): similar physical attitude, speech / sound flows, action flows between two shots. (match cut/jump cut)
Wide shot : cover each questions
Medium shot: after the answer has gotten under way
Close shot: something particularly intense or revealing
Settle people and yourself at ease
Questions: interesting, rehearse. Focus, eye contact, cross boundaries, elicit feelings, in depth, with orders
Believe in your authority
Clarifications , examples
Check back or offer opportunities if need to add more
August 30th, 2009 Posted 8:00 PM
Our team needs a young girl as Kay when she was young. So we need a young character, before that I looked up on Youtube.
August 27th, 2009 Posted 8:13 PM
I was so excited that I found the SL can be similiar with the popular TV series.
Though we can not change the story , I still enjoy watching it.
So I decided if it is possible, I ll play a role like in Gossip Girl in my second life.
August 25th, 2009 Posted 3:34 PM
this short film is my friend–Noverber’s work. He is studying in Beijing.
And he is a photographer for fashion magazines. I like his works a lot.
The story is mainly about a girl who heard that she gonna meet her Mr. Right four times in a day, So she is searching and wondering who is her Mr. Right.
The story is simple, but the whole film gives us a feeling of sweet love. And with the music, the whole work also can be a music video. The using of green colour expresses the freshness of falling love — the innocent university love.
August 24th, 2009 Posted 12:00 PM
Explore in Second life:
I found the second life is actually very interesting, I can fly, oh ,yeah !
And also we are encouraged to add our classmates and friends in the second life.
But what makes me feel headache is that it is really headache to get the free clothes and pretty dress. ( some are not free !)
And also we need to design our house and to find the best equipments and furniture. It is not an easy job.
Here is some designs of my friends:
Design on character is pretty cool. with his stylistic clothes.
Just like the scene from the movie.
I like her design for her house, very impressive and creative.
August 20th, 2009 Posted 12:40 PM
actions for the characters are not easy….
it introduces some details about how to control.
August 19th, 2009 Posted 1:20 PM
I think it is a right time to begin thinking about the approach for our documentary shooting.
1.watch others’ pieces and talk those elements with your collaborators. (e.g create an intimate portrait or a stylized whodunit)
—so after the process of discussion , our group decided to film some interviews of people who have experience on “speaking in tongue” .
2. think about what elements you want to use for an historical film, but not how to use them.
—- Stevie suggested that we can use the music from a film , which can create the mysterious and special effect for our film. But Scott argued that it may have conflict with the footage which we gonna shoot in the church , there is a youth band with energetic songs. I think we still need to keep Stevie’s suggestion, because it reflects our topic–Speaking in Tongue, with mysterious colour. The music can strenghten the sense of this topic.
and there is some videos I found useful :
Posted in TV 2
August 18th, 2009 Posted 10:07 PM
Here are some videos I found on the Internet . To be honest,”Speaking in tongue” is a new word to me. I have not heard about it. But after done the research on it, I became to remember that actually i had heard of that from one of my friend, she told me that she can speak another language which she has no idea what she is speaking. When she is praying , she thought those words in Chinese in her mind. But when she realized she was speaking another language , she recognized that is a special way between the god and herself, so that devils nearby cannot understand and hear the conversation. That was the long ago , i heard of it. Now my friend is in New Zealand, and she was a good friend of my friend, we did not talk much before. So I think it is a big shame that she in not in Melbourne.
this is my favourite one, i like the way of the editing , what s more , it teaches me to understand more about “Speaking in tongue” , but i think our group work will be much different from this one, at least a kind of different style.
this one is a little bit scary , but it leaves a deep impression. ( hard to watch it by myself at night though)
the quality of this video is quite poor , but what she told us is quite useful. it is the basic understanding of “speaking in tongue”.
August 18th, 2009 Posted 12:29 PM
it is an interesting piece.
And actually I think our group’s story is a little bit boring.
But I have not come up with a better idea. So…
But if the feeling and we can change the story a little bit, I believe that our group work can be a good piece.
August 17th, 2009 Posted 12:21 PM