Archive for September 16th, 2010
Today , we played our sketches in the class. I really like Julianna’s group’s video, it is very visual and it has an interesting point of view–it uses projector and the girl interacting with the light and scene from it. And it also has “scene in scene” , the time-lapse as a background as a visual behind of the figure. The expression is beautiful and in an abstract way . And they also took some words from the poem to support their video. I like the gesture of the character and i got a strong feeling for that. Suggestion: some character between two words can be more specific suggested. For Lushi’s group, they did a docu-like video of a international student’s life, and how he meets a girl. And the trick is that girl appears secretly. But I do not think people gonna recognize her at the first time watching. So the suggestion is that develop more about the mysterious girl at the end and also can bring some music in it. The technique side, they used transition between the normal perspective and the guy’s point of view (stop motion), though I do not really get it why used stop motion. I like this story. For Jim’s group , they displayed some stop-motion video and drawings of train moving, and they used lines , photos combined with drawing, which are different types of animations. But the music is not so resonsed to the visual. Clair’s group: I really like the one has the water with piano melody. Also the Menton Beach one, with fully feeling for that one, as it leads me down to the water and breath with it. And in another video they also used the rewind technique to play with. I am looking forward to see their final version .
Now it is time for our own video. People were surprised to see that we only used one camera and still be able to keep the consistency between two screens. because we used different angles and paid attention to the actors ’s positions and actions when we were doing the rehearsal. But some people said we got too many techniques, because the split screen is already interesting, What we next to do is that we gonna put facebook scene to fill in the gaps. And Seth suggested that we need to create fake facebook account in order to protect the privacy. And I am thinking that maybe we can put our poem on the facebook, And both of them read it. Will it work?