And They’re Off…

The videos we watched in class today were:

And the Independent article about the video is here: The Story Behind Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’

We also looked at:

Yes, it is as bad as it looks. Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spiderman, Hidden Figures) should know better…

And lastly, Evan:

We were using the Handbook  (<= Click the word to find the PDF version. It’s the first one, but you will likely want all of them at some point!) to direct our thinking. We’ll be developing this in class tomorrow. For now, if you have time, have another look at one of the videos and see if you can spot some of the denotations and connotations it uses… Enjoy!

Camera Obscura

Click to download the file

As promised, here’re the slides including the ones you’ve not yet experienced… Mwahahahaha… (Click on the clapperboard to download)

And there is (I’m afraid) a wee bit homework to keep you busy and happy over the weekend…

HOMEWORK

Watch the John Lewis ‘Monty the Penguin’ advert, and see if you can identify some of the camera shots used, and for added value, can you give a reason or justification for the choices. If you have any questions, just use the comments on the blog. 🙂

The ad is available on the John Lewis YouTube channel, and the relevant task from the full sides is here:

 

ELS MCU ECU

Here’s the slides from yesterday (and today!)… You can download them as a PDF file you can carry on your phone/tablet/pendrive/etc… or they’re always available here. 🙂

Click on BB-8 to download the PDF 🙂

Finally, here’s a link to the Empire Online article about camera shots (technically, the ELS/MCU/CU/etc refer to the framing of the scene…), and it’s illustrated with some great examples. Have a look, enjoy, and tell me if you’ve spotted any of them in the media you have consumed by leaving a comment. 🙂

More Handouts

Thanks to those who came in today. I hope you found it as useful as I did. 🙂

Here are a couple of extra handouts that we used/discussed today. You’ve either had these in paper form, or they have been on the blog at the appropriate time, but here they are to give you some more pointers and notes…

CLICK BRAHMS HIPSTER BEARD TO DOWNLOAD

I’ll be around periods 3, 4 and 6 tomorrow if you want to come in. 🙂

Role of Media – May 2017

Media Revision Notes

Key Aspects Booklet and Glossary

Propp Intro

Role of Media – November 2015 PRINT

Ooops! Almost forgot to add this one… It’s a work in progress, so is not complete, but it’ll hopefully point you in the right direction for things we’ve covered.

Role of the Media – UNIT

REVISION HANDOUTS

I’ve been busy with these for you… they are mostly broken down to point you at the correct part of the course/notes and also to point you at what you could say for the tasks.

In no particular order… (Click the link to download. All files are PDFs)

SQA Revision Multiple Egs

Media Revision Notes

2017 – PQD Overview

I will be running a study support/exam prep session tomorrow from 9 -> 1 or 2 depending on demand/need. I’m planning to tackle Q1 periods 1&2, and Q2 (Role of Media) periods 3&4. I’ll also be running a similar session Tuesday periods 3&4 and lunchtime. Basically, if you have questions, come in and ask! 😉

BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential 2016

ScreenEdLogo So, this was forwarded to me. An 11 day, fully-funded (ie: FREE), residential film-making course that you can apply for if you have made a short film (ahem… Assignment, anyone?) and are interested in film-making. Did I mention it was FREE?

BFI_MAS_LOGO_WHITEYou can get details/website here: FILM ACADEMY SCOTLAND

You can download the application form here: PDF Format / M$ Word Format 

You can see examples of work from previous courses here: YouTube Link (and check bottom of the post)

And you can ask me questions via scottishteacher

Now get busy, get filming, and get happy!


Subject: BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential 2016

Hello,

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to you with an opportunity for any 16-19 year olds that you know who may be interested in taking part in an exciting residential film making course.

Applications are now open for the BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential 2016 in Edinburgh, and it is open to young people across the UK between the ages of 16-19.

Over the past three years we have run BFI Film Academies across Scotland, and have trained and developed over 120 young people, helping them to produce over 14 short films. Participants have progressed from the Academy onto college and university film and media courses, national residential courses in specialisms such as VFX, Screenwriting, Cinematography, onto film and TV sets and some have even started their own production companies.

Over the course of eleven days, between 2nd and 12th August, we are offering intensive training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film. Working with key individuals within the film industry, we will provide an understanding of commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality.

I have attached an information sheet with further information on the course and where to access the application form. Please do distribute this where you feel is appropriate, and if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you so much for your time.

Kind regards,

Kerri Rolland

BFI Film Academy Scotland Co-ordinator

Screen Education Edinburgh

30 Ferry Road Avenue

Edinburgh

EH4 4BA