Just a wee update to say I’ve added a page for the proposed London trip. Click the Film Crew to visit it! 🙂
This is 10 minutes of beauty that may help inspire you in your film-making quest. And whatever you do, watch it in high definition. It is a thing of great beauty. Srsly.
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:
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!
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…
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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…
I’ll be around periods 3, 4 and 6 tomorrow if you want to come in. 🙂
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.
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)
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! 😉