It seems like winter doesn’t want to let go this year! An hour ago, and while I was outside with friends in this cold weather, we decided to have BBQ for dinner. While we were outside setting up the place and the starting up fire I decided to take this photo to represent my Shutter speed picture. I used Nikon D5100 for this picture. I tried to do it with my iPhone but I wasn’t satisfied with the results so I switched to the camera. I hope you guys like it
Listening to my show live Thursday night felt amazing. Checking what people are talking about and what they thought of it was good. Hearing positive feedback felt good as eel. Even though I had so much trouble in the beginning with setting up things and trying to figure out ideas with a 2 people team. The challenge was big but with time it was easier and less stressful. What I might do differently if I had chance maybe add another part to the show with a more questions to the show when interviewing Sara. I would also add a third member which would help a lot with collaborating and giving good ideas. The most thing I enjoyed about this video is coming up with the idea, writing up the dialog between the two characters, looking up sound tracks and recording. The hardest thing about this project was reaching people in the team and finding a way to reach each individual member to keep them updated. Some preferred emails, others wanted to use twitter and google docs, but even then I had hard time reaching them.
Future DS106 students,
Try to collaborate with other classmates and yourself and other students to meet you and get to know you from the beginning. Don’t wait up till you get an assignment to do so! It will be a lot harder by then. Try to have fun as much as you can with these assignments. Don’t think of them as assignments but think of them as a way to develop skills that you want to have. Give it enough time to make it success. Most important advice. Don’t wait until the weekend to do assignments but start looking at things from the beginning of the week and divide the work based on your schedule. Promise if you do this you will get a good grade and have fun !
TUNED IN THURSDAY NIGHT!
I want to start saying Dinner Party at 6 radio show was a success! Amazing and interesting commercials and sound effects. The show was amazing. I couldn’t help not getting involved and wanting to listen more. I think the group collaborated well and wanted to make it a success and that is why it was. I really liked the sound effects on the dinner table and also the thunders. Very derma tic and noir also apply to the story very well.
On this same night The noir buzz show was tuned in in ds106radio I couldn’t help not being excited to see what others thought of it. I was on air after the show as well to talk about it. It was a really good night for me!
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LEARN HOW TO READ A MOVIE- MY LEARNING SUMMARY
This is a part that wasn’t required but I wanted to take notice from this amazing article “How to Read a Movie” and the videos with the different cinematic techniques.
In the first article where Roger talks about how to read a movie I have found different ways in how the camera angle, where the characters stand, the way they are facing the camera lens, and many other details show a lot about the character personalty and how it is attached to the scene. There were many new information to me that I have never heard before. For example he talked about how right is positive and left is negative. and what he meant is that if a character stands in the right, that character is a good person and such. On the other hand if the character is standing in the left this means he or she is a bad person. .There are many other techniques which are implied in the article that are used a lot but us as viewers notice but don’t know anything about the techniques and such.
I have watched some editing techniques in one of the video “Examples of Editing Techniques” like jump cut, Form cut, flash cut, fast motion, Tempo/Rhythm etc. All these are different transition types when going from a seen to another. The most common one is the rhythm transition and this is the one used in films and movies. Every film and or a movie include transitions but some are fast so we don’t notice their existence but they are still used.
Another video I watched is the “Top 20 Cinematic Techniques Part 1” These techniques are used to give the story extra strength. These effects either make the scene more interesting or it might loose its power. Some of the techniques that were in Oscar Feiven video are: Steadicam, Extreme Establishing shot, Establishing shot, Pan, Low Angle Shot, etc. All these techniques are used to give the scene more power and give it some sense of reality.
The third video I watched titled “Hitchcock Loves Bikinis” shows the pure cinematic which is the assembly of film and he talked about how it can be change to create a different idea. He shows how a character’s smile can mean different thing and 2 parts of a film can change viewers reaction about the character of the old man. So film scenes and parts can describe a lot of thing to the viewer and this technique can change a film a lot. Adding simple character reaction can tell us a lot about who is this characters? Is he/she good or bad? And other questions viewer would want to find answers for in a film.
VIDEO ESSAY CRITICAL ANALYSIS
I have made a chretical analysis in this scene from the film “Kiss Me Deadly” I used what I have read from “How to Read a Movie” article and also the different videos from Youtube.
This is a 1 minute scene that I had to slow down so I can describe as much as possible of the different cinematography techniques used in this scene. The camera shots was a big part. Positivity and Negativity appear throw out the seen. Viewer could tell the type of relationship the characters have with each other just by looking at this short scene. This is why techniques are important in films. Here is the Video Essay I created to kind of summaries the scene techniques.
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8 Stars of Video Assignments
SARA’S DANCE JOURNEY
This is a 4 stars assignment and it should include clips from artists live performances and make them into a music video! I have spent at least 5 hours making this video. I chose this video assignment because it is the best way to describe my character and get her out there more. It gives a short summery for her professional dancing level and show how much she is attached to this type of art. I chose different techniques of dancing for each part of the video to kind of show how professional she is. I have chose to split each of the photos with a video and then go back to a photo just to rest the viewer eye and give a hint about the next technique used. There were lots of edits to include it terms of video or picture lightening and and also how fast the video is. I chose this song because it represent love and it is classic fast and slow kind of song which goes well with the videos. I had to change some parts to match what the dance flows like. To see the video click here! to go to the actual post.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER TRAILER- VIDEO ASSIGNMENT
This is a 4 star assignment to create a trailer for a Tv show of my choice. I picked How I Met Your Mother. It is by far the most amazing TV show I have watched. I enjoyed making this video and trying to remember funny scenes, look them up, download them and cut parts and past it to create the trailer you will watch. I used I movie to edit, cut and add transitions. It took a long time but it was defiantly worth it. It is amazing how I still find these scenes funny and laugh over and over as I was doing this. Here you go and enjoy!
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10 COMMENTS- WEEK 9
I have made 10 comments in my fellow students blogs and noticed some pretty amazing work. I have also given feedback and some techniques to consider. Here are the links to the comments pages.
I have created a character category and filled out the form and upload it. I have also put all posts related to my character under that category. Click here to visit
This was everything for week nine of video assignment and I defiantly learned lots of techniques and learned how to look at films in different ways and appreciate cinematography! Hope you enjoyed my work and feel free to give feed back!