Run Lola Run

I really enjoyed watching Run Lola Run. The story reminded me of the Netflix series Russian Doll. In both shows, the main characters die, but they receive multiple opportunities to restart the day and change their actions in order to circumvent their impending doom. The cinematography for Run Lola Run seemed very creative and unique. The movie frequently used continuity techniques such as match on action, motivated POV, graphic match,…

September 17, 2019
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The Continuous Dog

I was planning on having other people in this video, but everyone was busy…The only actor left was my dog. Working with animals in film can be very difficult. The framing done inside of the house takes the perspective of someone looking down at the dog. When outside, the framing shifts to a height much closer to the dog’s level.  I had very loose control over where I could direct…

September 10, 2019
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Bad Fortune: Continuity Assignment

My film for this assignment was based on a fortune teller reading her own cards–and seeing something awful in them.   My opening shot of the match was an extreme close-up–I did this to create a ‘bookend’ effect with the final shot, as well as to create an air of mystery and intrigue, hopefully to draw my viewer in. My next shot is my establishing shot, in which the fortune…

September 10, 2019
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The New Arrival (Continuity Assignment)

This semester I’ve started keeping my tripod in my car in case I ever spontaneously found inspiration or an idea for filming something.  While visiting my parents this weekend I saw an opportunity for making a continuity video of a new chicken arriving and being added to a flock. My parents live in a somewhat rural area and they enjoy raising and keeping chickens in their backyard. They frequently buy…

September 10, 2019
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Continuity

When I was brainstorming ideas about this assignment, I thought about filming myself washing dishes. The story board came in handy for helping me plan where I would place the camera. For the first shot of the film, I used a wide shot to create a first-person perspective shot. This shot also establish what the short film was going to be about. This wide shot of  the dirty dishes also…

September 10, 2019
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Continuity with movie clips

medium close up medium medium close-up medium-long shot long shot In this intense early scene that sets up the atmosphere of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jones and the other man that soon betrays any trust there may have been takes place in a dark underground temple full of traps. The first shot is completely focused on the relic that Jones is after with it being in the center of…

September 2, 2019
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No Reservations Scene

The scene I chose is from “No Reservations” (2007). It’s towards the end of the movie.   medium long shot – setting the location (Bleeker Street restaurant)   Medium shot turning into medium long shot (focus shifts from waitress (I think her name is Lily) entering to the kitchen behind her)   medium long shot further establishing location (kitchen) Lily: Guy at table seven says if he wanted it cremated,…

August 28, 2019
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Cinema Narration

The Classical Hollywood Style: objective camera (no looking at lens) cause and effect editing goal or desire and an obstacle to goal closure – plot resolved time and pace for story effects and information Aristotle’s Poetics, 335 BC:  plot = “the arrangement of the incidents” into a whole drama vs. narration / show vs. tell (mimesis) unity of action (cause and effect chain) complex plot: reversal and recognition tragedy arouses…

May 5, 2017
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Continuity

February 10, 2014

Editing Issues? Adobe Tutorials shoot 720p, edit by dragging clip into timeline Premiere export in codec .H.264, format .mp4 Presets for Vimeo and Youtube Upload to Vimeo compression guidelines Upload to YouTube compression guidelines creative playbook Framing: Look at Framing Assignments… ———————————— Continuity: “Rules” Continuity Editing (and Shooting): Establishing shot  180 degree rule 30 degree rule Cut in / Match on Action Motivated Pov shot Eyeline match/ Shot Reverse Shot Empty…

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