April 29, 2011
April 27, 2011
Last week was the due week of our film script, we did the first time meeting after Tuesday’s lecture. We were going to engage our project gradually, all things we are going to later will be based on the script. I think all of us took a enjoyable break, it should the time back from holiday mood.
We just finished actors interview, so interesting thing. We post our ” looking for actors” on Facebook, there were 40 applicants!! We were shocked by such active guys who are so interested in acting!! However, just 8 of them came up today…Hopefully, we selected 6 people from it, at least we got 6 actors, we still 10 more….We gonna little bit crazy for this situation, but that fine, changes always runs faster than initial plans.We are think about change some places of our script to comply with reality. Moreover, actors are all volunteers, some of them are professional, some of them are acting!! If we can despite the result, the interview process was really funny and awesome. We love it.Another thing is, we are going to edit our Lenny exercise together on tomorrow. Yes,we are on the way to the final achievement, step by step.
April 14, 2011
Yes, I used “insert texts” to instead subtitles. Because there were 15 clips of video in total, and also they were come form 3 people, obviously, the style and the content were not same. Therefore, I gave each video a short description to distinguish them. In particular, I try to let the 15 videos become a whole “story”, it is more like a personal introduction, which related to his daily life, who is it, his home, some basic information. When audiences watch it, I hope they can try to feel it, the daily life of a normal overseas student.This is what I hope to achieve at the same time. In terms of visual effects of the text, my initial idea was using rolling texts, but the attempt was not really good as I hoped, due to the mess when video plays and text rolls at the same time, if I were a audience, I would be confused by that, therefore, I used the most easy and traditional method in the end.
In fact, I did not use any exactly “rules”. If I have to talk about at least one rule, I think it is the tree diagram, which is a mathematical method. The interesting thing is I tried so many times to combing the 15 videos, but ever time there was at least 1 video was not linked to others. Then, I tried to draw pictures firstly, and put in-key words and out-key words one by one as the tree diagram. I just used 5 categories, the same as the 5 video objects we shoot before. It let the process became easier. I think it must the most fundamental and traditional way.
I noticed there are 3 different places between our works. First of all, we put different texts into the video, including the size, the content, the colour of the texts. Secondly, I think we used different manners of arrangements, for example, 3 videos of a row or 4 videos of a row.The last but not least, our ideas were not different, I started the work with 5 objects, room, round , living things, myself, journey. As I know, others used different order, like starts with people, for instance, A’s video linked
B’s, and B’s linked to C’s, C’s linked back to A’s.
Does this project works successfully? I think the answer is of course. All of the video clips were linked together, no one was missed.The final achievement of this assignment is entirely similar with the examples which we watched in lab, it proves directly whether this project works.Moreover, I have to say the most significant thing which I gained from this project was I let an assignment became a kind of self skill. Although there still are some defects in this work, including the bad quality of scenes, the boring content, the shortage of creation, draw inferences about other cases from one instance, this is the reason why I think it is successful and meaningful. I was attracted by the sense of achievement, actually, I am using this software to make another combination video for my friend, I think this way is wonderful, using what I learned in daily life, even contribute it into my career, in the future. (545words)
April 12, 2011
Key words i quoted from Robin’s speaking and some short self thoughts:
To think about the lighting, black and white, exposure, white balance, blue scene
and also particular backgrounds
lighting and exposure are invisible, they are not like separate things
Example Video about cooperation in production process
what is lighting?
a good place, a good day,a choice to a really good location, light coming from the sun, location choice is significant, the person is right for the role
sensitive to light
continuity of a time
electricity lighting, black card, different stops, different effects
get huge depth of field,strong contrast
key, fill, hard light source, creative shadow,distinct shadow, soft light source,reflection light, soft shadow,basic terms, direction where they are come from
exactly soft, super soft, one light source,but it surrounds.
hard light, but it comes with soft feel
April 11, 2011
Our Major Project is coming, take a glance of firstly, it is made up by group work and individual essay, which takes up 50% in this semester, it means i have to put a lot effort into it seriously.
The discipline of this project is we make this without a strict structure,it is not like essays, films ,we have multiple structures,in other words, there is no grammes with cinema , the same as our hyper links.
To be frank, i am little bit scared of this project, because we have to use 60 clips, 60….wow..it is not a small number…we have to make up a new group which is different from Kfilm one, anyway, i have to face to it….no excuse…in study…!
This week, my plan is concentrate on Kfilm project and statement paper, and use my ester holiday to do some research on final project.
Im going to read some theoretical things now, good luck July,lol
Some readings are recommend to read before we begin it.
Aarseth, Espen J., ‘Introduction: Ergodic Literature’, in Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1997), pp. 1-23.
Tosca, Susana Pajares, ‘The Lyrical Quality of Links’, in Hypertext ‘99 (Darmstadt: ACM, 1999), pp. 217-8. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=294911
April 8, 2011
April 5, 2011
Actually, at the begin of the lecture, when some pictures were drawn on the blackboard, i thought this week’s content must about biology. Nevertheless, it starts from this, i am not quiet sure whether can i understand like this way, one substance which we can see, the surface is stand for the internal structure. In other words, take an example, a student who always absent from class and do not submit assessment, we can take a abecedarian conclusion that he does not enjoy study, he is unwilling to do that. Maybe this example is a little bit unsuitable, but the crucial conclusion i s
Things outside are always things certain inside.
Based on this discipline to think about things, like relationships between questions & answers, term & content. I believe there will appear a new landscape. Therefore, as what my tutor said, let us make an attempt to have a conversation with outside, any different things from myself, people and ideas, culture, belief.
Let us make a lot efforts to the pre-production stage. Meaningful notes from Pual in this week’s lecture.
Crucial to a successful production, but do not necessary cast for experience,cast for an interesting,look, mannerism,etc, something other actors do not have.
1.Pre-production 2.Shoot-military hierarchy 3.Post-equality of collaboration
Crewing for TV 1
To be able to scrap prior work if assumptions become absolute.
Security is the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely.
Scheduling what do you schedule on
-master shots or important shots first
-the other shots
-the tricky shots
-ext/int-ext first (in case it rains)
On average a shoot be schedule for
-this goes to the heart of shootability
Budget, project management scheduling of pre-production/ of shoot
Dealing with the public
-location & agreements
production design, make up, catering
the script marked up for shooting, sound, production design
safety, camera-Tripod collapses,boxes, open toed shoes, tripping over leads,camera placement. look up, down, around.
Reputations-your’s and our’s
Presence of mind-shooting in public i.e. outside of private property
April 4, 2011
April 3, 2011
Interesting, my best Rachel who is from the same major with me just asked me a couple of weeks ago”Are there any differences between Film 1 and Broadcast Media?” Yep, i had to say” It seems that there is no differences,actually” at that time, we thought we were going to study and repeat the same thing again, including made an idea and showed it as the video way….However, we were shocked by Robin, when him teach us how to use mixer box and the professional DV…!!!!!!!( I think Robin saw we were excited at that lab, and also we were could not help stopping taking photos to memory this time, i was apreciate for him did not stop us,lol). It was really improtant moment and it was a srtong push to me in the further study, when i saw such profesional equipments, which will go company with me in the future, in my media career. I showed the photos to my firends and my family members, they are expected for what i will learn. Yes, i know we will become professional gradually, we are on the road. Resume the thread of my discourse, my role is the sound person in thi s project, in comparison with last semester, it is more complicated, it is not only record the sound, but also try to get the good quality of sound, it depends on whether i can operate the mixer box correctly. Now, i am still a little bit confused about each bottoms’ function, but i will be acquainted with it from each practise.