Summer Homework!

Well, not really, but I thought you might like this article from Empire Magazine.

The Camera Angles You Need To Know

I’m fairly certain you can tell why it caught my eye if you look at the image that accompanies the headline… #justsaying

 

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Lights… Camera… In-Action…

Raptors in the kitchenHi everyone. Here’s a primer for next week’s shenanigans.

As mentioned, you will be filming your ‘scene-stealers‘ (and mahoosive thanks to Ms Lynch of Blairgowrie HS for sharing the idea!) so you’d better be prepared/ready… here’s how:

  1. Choose a scene from a film you will recreate…
  2. Find the script (10 Great Websites to Download Movie Scripts) or transcribe the scene/sequence you have chosen
  3. Look closely at the use of cameras (shots, angles, motion), and also any deliberate lighting effects
  4. Storyboard your own version
  5. Film (you can use your phone(s)/Eng. Dept. iPads/DSLR), but don’t get too hung up on the quality at the moment… it is recreating the shots that is the focus
  6. Edit (using any software you can get access to, like Windows Movie Maker in school, or YouTube editor online)
  7. Get ready for the premiere!

We’ll be working on 1, 2 and 3 in class on Monday, but you can jump straight to 4/5 if you do some preparation between now and then. 🙂

As ever, leave a comment if you have any questions.

Give Us A Clue

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Click to download the Handout

So, I’m feeling magnanimous… Aussie Masterchef is back on the telly so Christmas is just round the corner. And, in a spirit of generosity and goodwill, I’m giving you a wee head-start on tomorrow’s viewing/assignment. Attached is the ‘Bingo’ card you’ll be using as you watch the film. Feel free to download it and read it in advance. At the very least, you get to see the screen grabs in colour! (Which may or may not be a help… I’ve added them below for those that can’t view the PDF).

PS: Remember, Miss Daly is likely to look in and ask you about the course so let’s be brilliant! 🙂

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Pee Ess

Don’t forget your shot analysis homework… you know… the one I was dropping unsubtle hints about using this for:

Well… I’ve just spotted another ad that might be of interest (either to use instead of the Lloyds ad, or till cover some extra shots). Here it is:

(PS: The speeding up/slowing down trick is rapidly becoming a bit overused, don’t you think?)