<Workshop 1 about Lighting>
This workshop introduces a fundamental landscape of the concept of lighting skills. Ultimately, lighting is about controlling and shaping light and shadows, reflections, refractions, and even color-whether you do it on a computer or on a film set. In fact, it was not my first time to learn lighting knowledges, i remember there were Film’s labs about basic lighting which i saw and knew a series of lighting equipments. At that time, i just thought lighting world is a big family, it has a glossary of terms and variety functional lights. Despite the introduction of lighting equipments, i believe that it is more important to open light world with understand the principle and theory of lights. As what the workshop mentioned that this kind of operate requires an understanding of how light works, the aesthetic art of lighting, and techniques for lighting. This knowledge helps you develop your eye so that you can look with understanding at your image, clearly see it, and know what needs to be done. By looking and learning as much as you can about color and lighting, you can decide which information to use to create your lighting design-be it naturalistic or stylized in a myriad of ways. Moreover, i learned a general conception of basic elements and key effects about lighting, such as the shadow ( moving of shadows, composition, day of time), colour( over exposure, colour supplement, warm/cold colour them),and different light ( key light, absorb light, reflected light, hard/soft light). I think i will ultilise such therotical konwledge into further practical tasks. Take example, i like to draw storyboard. When I was given my first storyboard job on a documentary, I had no images on my mind, so I turned on my TV and started drawing the images as they went by. I believe excellent lighting and light design skills lighting can help tell a story a lot. At least, my storyboard will be better.
<Workshop 2 about performance>
It is a impressive sentences talked by the teacher. ” Screen film is not the film, it is the map of the film.” I wondering asking,in that way, who is the real story teller, the director or the charaters? As the tutor said ” go through the script first”, it seems like all things are based on the script, no changes, no uncertain will appear anymore. However, performance has the potential to create surprised things. The happening between charatcers is the incredible exciting.Even, some preparation they did not do is the only thing makes its different from the initial script, which will lead out some shocked effects. In addition, this realisation is benifit to our script writing and documentary ideas exploration. I am thinking about maybe leave some spaces to actors, or leave some distances between script and rehearsal when we shoot a film. Because i exception some fresh things and ideas will happen suddendly without any preparation. It sounds crazy,hahah, but if there are enough time and energy, i would like to try this method by next time.