it is the first time to do audition. the actors are not show up all as we booked before. And we do not quite shure about what we should ask the actor to performe. The actors we found in the website - Starnow. They are all free to film which is good, and there are many choices on this site.
My Korsakow link:
• How you have used text (what have you written?why?what idea or effect where you hoping to achieve?)
When I was thinking the subtitle of each video, the basic concept came out in my mind was be simple and easy understanding. I was writing few words in purpose to simply describe my videos. Because the meanings of some videos are a litter bit abstract, so I want to use the obvious explanation to express my idea to viewers. For example, the video of “outside”, I filmed a story that a man drinks a lot of wine at a night club and he need to use toilet immediately. However he cannot get in man’s room, he was keeping outside and suffering form being outside. For this video’s text I just wrote that keep outside the toilet, which is the main narrative of this video. I think on one hand the simple explanation is useful for the viewers understanding video as fast as they watch it; on the other hand, the short text I use are able to make the layout of my korsakow work clean and easy to follow, I want my korsakow film simple to watch.
• How have you conceived of the structure of your work?
Basically I was planning to put the videos in order by time which means put the media files week by week (week 1 to week 6). For those videos have no related meanings or not obvious, I link them by the related main character in the videos. For instance, the “yellow” video link to “red” and “blue” because these three videos are from same week and all about color. Link them to the other one which describes “me”, because the characters of yellow, red and me video all the same one – me.
• Do you think your work is successful? How?
I think my work is successful. According to the course guide, my work has 3 thumbnail panes, subtitles for all videos, it has been published online via RMIT student serve by using fetch, contains all videos (15 in total). Otherwise I changed background color to personalize it. And the videos are link to each others in a logical order.
• What is the most important thing you’ve learnt in doing this task?
1. Learned that how to put the video clips in a reasonable structure, and creative subtitle for videos. It makes me will think more than just one video which is I am shooting but also take the relation with other videos in future into account.
2. Recalling me about that how to put web online via RMIT student serve which I was using for networked media before.
3. Because the media files are all form my original work, so I have to keep up filming videos every week in different topics. This is encouraging me to think of how to make narration, practicing my recording skill, and also the editing skill. It is very important for me as I am doing film and TV course which is teaching me to product films.
Things fasten my heartbeat
this weeks' topic Thing that fastern heartbeat. When I saw this topic, many things flashing in my mind: money? fame? food? danger? etc. But I didnot want to shot a video about obvious thing, and everybody like these things and get excited. When i was talking to my friend , i thought why not shot a video about she brake up with me online? on facebook? which is more funny
time travels fast, it has been six weeks of this semester's study.
In the past 6 weeks, I cant say I am 100% get involved into my study, the long break makes me lazy... However I attend most tutorial and lecture. And submit homeworks (synopsis, lenny) on time. But the blog writing is not as much as it should be. Look back to the past 6 weeks I did not very well, which encourages me to work harder in the future weeks and do a great film production with my group members.
what I have learned ?
using mixer and sony camera, writing script and deep understanding of the video pre-prooduction, team work
-Film title: High Stakes
-Sent Paul an email about booking a room for casting. Decided on Wednesday 18th April from 2:30pm-6:30pm, with a backup of Monday 23rd April from 1:30pm. (NOTE: Paul hasn't replied yet )
-Once Paul replies we can send out a detailed message to people we want to see for auditions
-Storyboards: we're all open to everyone's thoughts and sketches of scene 5 (the montage-y bit before the showdown), and we'll have a look at each other's interpretations together when we get back from break
... -Production folio: everyone has their own bits to do, and we can do shot list and script breakdown together when we get back
in this week our group meeting aims on the job role of production profotlio.
In this profotlio we have :
sound note & statement
DOP's note & statement
Director's note & statement
production design notes & statement
As I am in charge of camera and dop, so I have to complete the DOP's note &statement and story board(some particular shots) in individuel. The DOP's note should contains elements : lighting, cinematography, mise-en-scene. Basiclly DOP is the person who take care of all the things appear on the screen. So it is important to know every shot and how does eveyshot should be looks like. So the storyboard is the best way to analyz the shots.
This week's video task need me to show my family but not really show them as person, we cant film people in this video. So I think I can represent my parents by their favorite stuffs such as cloths, wallet, shoes etc to show their personalities.
1 reduce background noise - fridges etc (try not to shoot in noisy locations)
2 reduce mic noise - boom handling, wind, bumping of mic against housing, pulling cable
3 don't ride the levels during takes
4 boom as close as appropriate
5 boom directionally
6 never allow sound to distort
7 monitor dialouge to understand every word
8 always get good atmos/room recordings on location
9 get wild sounds on location - get wild lines on location