#10: Hypercinema

For the sake of this post, I checked out two different examples of hypercinema. Both very different from one another in a multitude of ways regarding how they tell their narratives and how to use cinema language. The first example I looked at was Bear 71. Bear 71 is a mix of audio narration, video, and an interactive map to create a truly unique experience and form of storytelling about…

December 9, 2019
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Final Project: Future Reflections

My final project went through multiple different concepts and versions until I settled upon this particular edit and idea. First, I wanted to do a video essay on the importance and craft of Makeup Special Effects but I quickly realized it was far too ambitious and I didn’t have enough time to get the video put together in time. Then I decided to do a montage to visions of the…

December 3, 2019
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Video Essay Assignment-Video Collecting 101

I had a hard time really nailing down a topic for a video essay despite having a ton of ideas for one. And since time was limited when it comes to putting it all together, I decided to do a how to for beginners on video collecting which is one of my biggest hobbies currently. And I am honestly pretty pleased with how it turned out. I wanted to make…

December 2, 2019
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Final Project Idea(And How To Start Writing A Video Essay)

My final project idea is going to be a video essay. But before I give out a bit of details regarding the direction I am going to go with it, I thought this would be the right time to discuss how I would personally start writing such a video. The first thing to do is find a topic or an element of a topic that you are passionate about. Like…

November 5, 2019
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#9: The Video Essay

The video essay is a fairly new form of content that has really changed the way language is heard and processed. The TED talk mentions how you tube really changed how the video essay is perceived but I would argue that you tube and the content creators on that platform popularized and together as a whole created the video essay as we know it today. The closest thing we had…

November 5, 2019
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#8: SKAM & The Social Media Narrative

I had never even heard of SKAM Austin or its Norwegian original until I read a New York times article discussing the new show that incorporates actors and on set footage with social media interaction. And to me it is an intriguing concept but it also brings to mind some sobering and worrying thoughts about the future of narrative storytelling in film and television. If you ask me there is…

October 22, 2019
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Job Profile Assignment: Everybody’s Music Man

Here is my mid term project a job profile on the owner of Everybody’s Music in Vancouver, WA an old school record shop. A huge thanks goes to Joel for allowing me to not only interview him but also shoot in his shop. And if you like records or even collect movies like I do, definitely stop by sometime. Its a wonderful atmosphere and the deals are pretty good. Now…

October 22, 2019
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Pixel Cinema Assignment-Friday The 13th Remixed

Here is my pixel cinema assignment a remix of a few kills from Friday The 13th Part VI and VII with all kinds of kooky and colorful effects re-edited and redone to create a disco nightmare feel. I even used a bit of the score from Friday The 13th Part 3D to add even more of the discotheque look and feel. This was a lot of fun playing around with…

October 15, 2019
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A Ghost Is Watching

A short video shot and edited in my hub for fun featuring a particularly scared eyewitness of a ghostly phenomenon in the halls of WSU V. Will the blood curdling terror return to torment this poor soul? Watch and find out. IF YOU DARE!

October 8, 2019
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#7 : Digital and Pixel Cinema

Lev Manovich’s enthralling and interesting look at the evolution of previous forms of cinema into a new digital form describes the various different steps and styles this evolution consists of in great detail. It gives an overview of the history of cinema itself and how man first became fascinated with moving images and found a way to move beyond the static imagery of still photography. As well as comparing and…

October 8, 2019
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Spatial Montage Assignment-A Poster On The Wall

Here is my Spatial Montage assignment. I decided to film myself from different angles and in different steps in the process of putting a poster on my bedroom wall. I used the split screen effect on particular parts of the process to show the near simultaneous step by step actions of putting a poster on the wall mixed in with a shot or two that is full frame to help…

October 8, 2019
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#6 : A Documentary Approach

The documentary is an interesting and complex form of media and filmmaking that features elements that are not always just what occurred in nature or in the moment. A good way to uncover the different elements in the documentary approach and creation is to take a look at a hypothetical documentary subject like the Eagle Creek Fire. This fire was one of the most devastating disasters in pacific northwest history….

October 8, 2019
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Temporal Montage Assignment: Getting Ready

This is is my temporal montage that is better late than never. I had a really hectic previous week so I was not able to really get going in terms of shooting and editing until recently. I personally like how this one turned out. I really tried to swerve the viewer while also showing a montage of the passage of time featuring myself getting ready. I think I might be…

October 1, 2019
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#5: Montage(Rocky IV)

When I think of montage one film immediately comes to mind. Rocky IV. And that is for a very good reason. At least 30 percent of the entire film is montages. There are so many examples I could cull from to discuss, but I decided to pick my favorite one. The training montage. This particular montage contains not one, but two methods of Eisenstein’s montage. It is rhythymic in structure…

September 24, 2019
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# 4: Run Lola Run

In the 1991 film Run Lola Run, the visual aesthetic and editing in the film create a discontinuous feel and sense of time that despite how chaotic it might look on paper really does come across as orderly in nature. This aesthetic is enhanced by its digital approach. The film pulls this approach off in a myriad of ways. One of which is the use of the digital photographs of…

September 24, 2019
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Loop Assignment-All The Loops

I gave this loop thing my best shot. Here is the more traditional loop featuring a more conventional style and edit as well as a narrative. Here is the second loop I put together. My attempt at a contininous simple shot with no narrative. And last but not least here is my off the wall loop with different camera angles, zooms as well as edits.

September 17, 2019
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Continuity Assignment: BBQ Chicken

My contunity edit. I decided to pick something simple just to test my shot making ability. What I chose was the act of making microwaved chicken with some BBQ sauce. I really tried to maintain a singular flow throughout the edit and at times it is a bit choppy but overall there are quite a few shots and edits I am proud of. Shooting video is still something I am…

September 11, 2019
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#3: Time Frames

In a portion of Scott McCloud’s comic about comic books, Understanding Comics, he discusses time frames in the comic form and how panels show the progression of time and space among other elements. This progression is similar to what is found in film. Films have panels of their own. They consist of individual frames or shots. Through editing these shots can be cut together and create passages of time that…

September 11, 2019
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#2 : Framing In Action

Film is a visual medium and it uses it’s visuals to tell a story in a unique way that is greatly affected by the use of framing to create a sequence. How framing is used can provide a scene with a certain flow, speed or even a mood. One of my favorite films is the 1986 film Cobra. Here is one of my favorite scenes of the film condensed into…

September 3, 2019
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Framing Assignment : The Hunt

This is my assignment for framing different shots. I tried to be fairly unique with my shot selection with this video. I wanted it have some otherworldly look and feel to it and I tried to go through a wide variety of framing shots. Close ups, extreme close ups, medium length, and landscape. It is a short video but I personally didn’t feel it had to be any longer than…

September 2, 2019
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# 1: Pocket Cinema

As the years have gone by advancements in technology have led to more and more aspiring filmmakers and established filmmakers alike gaining access to faster and quicker ways to get their visions on film. It started with the digital cameras that could shoot HD video that didn’t weigh a metric ton or cost thousands of dollars and the evolution is continuing with even smaller and lightweight cameras inside the latest…

August 27, 2019
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Howdy Class!

Hello there. I am Mike Brown. Some people on the internet know me as OcpCommunications on you tube. This is my second digital cinema class. I had a lot of fun with the first one and I am looking forward to further honing my video production skills in this class. Hopefully I get a hang of Premiere a lot better this time around. Subscribe or just check me out if…

August 21, 2019
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