Archive for September, 2010
September 15th, 2010 Posted 12:59 AM
Life is not easy i have to say. When I looked back to our first video , I found we have been somewhere I have never been. And it is a good expeience to work with different types of people, and encourage them to work with you . Also i was inspired by different people . They gave me their honest suggestions and encourage me to do better.
1. Creating ideas
The idea is based on the poem. and after interviewed with the poet , i just got the idea about how to make a good visual explanation and development from words. The poem is abstract but the visual is going to different way it is vivid and telling the audience stories.
Based on the interview with poet, we want to create a friendly and easy-going atmosphere online video. it is about an interesting and simple story but we used some visual skills to make audience laugh and relax. It is not punching them by heavy emotions, it is touching their mind.
2. I am more familiar with stop-motion creating.
As i really like stop-motion effects , but i was not so sure about the whole process about how to create a stop motion video. So making video A is an opportunity for me to learn. And we made it finally. But imagination by different environments and locations. we asked the actors to do some actions with imagination and plans for editing.
3. i gained more final cut skills
The cool thing is that the video we made is more like cartoon , more funny by putting images we created to our video. As a very useful tool, final cut makes the original video combined with images perfectly. We do not treat those still images as simple as before, it can be a unique video , and it also can work well with other format images. It did change our point of view.
4. How to meet the deadline
The deadline of the sketch and the final product is very strict, so the whole shooting and editing plan has to follow the deadline carefully as well. The whole group has to be very well organized about each date of each part.
the group meeting and shooting dates are bold and distinct from other events in my diary. And we have to deal with different schedule with group members and actors. Some changes may influence the whole project accomplishment. So sometimes we have to have Plan B after Plan A.
I have to say it is difficult and also it is very important. This project also helped me to improve my communication skills and time management. Sometimes , there is different ideas among different group members. Sometimes I felt like i was pushed by some ideas which are hard to accept for me . But the thing is that we discussed our ideas through with patience. And also I learnt to listen to others’ suggestions and never to be embarrassed to correct myself.
6. be confident
sometimes we are not sure about our own selves. but the thing is that you never know if you never try. well. To be smart is to know what the stupid is. I think I was that stupid enough to try my ideas and give out my opinions so i would never make the same mistake again.
Also thanks to the regrets , so i gonna be aware of them.
So Hey the next video ! i can make u better !
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September 8th, 2010 Posted 3:09 AM
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September 4th, 2010 Posted 11:51 PM
After heard of that my group mates complain that those emails that they sent to those professionals still have no reply, I put more effort in contact with potential guest speakers, and also keep looking for more , finally I got 4 replies which means that we do not need to worry there are not enough professionals will come to our seminar . yeah . ! But i think 4 is too many and Rose told me the same thing , so i thanked that filmmaker in USA and apologized.
1. Ron Brown : Professor teaching people how to get a media job
also his new tv series is a web-based series and it’s making money from Day One ! and he said he s happy to tell you guys all about it and how to do it.
2. Sean Carney: he has recently set up a production company Red Snow Productions. For the past year he has been Producing a short film titled ‘Shoo Death, Don’t Bother Me’ and has been researching and utilizing social media techniques in marketing for films, so in that sense he said he knows the subject quite well. so he would be happy to help out .
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4. And I also got a reply from a filmmaker ( he was from USA) , he also replied me, but as u mentioned we ve already got a lot speakers . So i think I will just leave it here .
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September 3rd, 2010 Posted 4:13 AM