Forgotten-Final Project

Forgotten is a hybrid/fictional video that focuses on a girl that suddenly wakes up in the forest. Unable recall past events that could have to lead her to where she is, she tries to uncover the truth to the forest and discover why she was brought there. However, some things are better left undiscovered… Why is it named Forgotten?: This video was given the name “Forgotten” due to the main…

November 15, 2017
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Interactive Cinema – Wander

Wander is a calm interactive cinema where the main character comes across a path within a forest. She decides to venture forward, but where she goes will be up for the viewers to decide. As the viewers continue on, they will discover the beauty of the area that she is in and also how she came across it in the first place (it will explain why the footage is recorded…

November 2, 2017
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Montage Assignment

This is my montage my assignment.  I kept it at exactly 60 seconds, and I added the audio that I recorded myself because the piano without any sound would look really weird.  Fun fact: I actually recorded him performing the same piece in entirety about five times.

September 29, 2017
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Spatial Montage – The Backyard

For this assignment, I wanted to focus on the spatial montage in order to capture the beauty of the backyard that my mom has put some much time into. She has many birdfeeders for various kinds of birds and treats for the squirrels right behind my house so I always get to see them come by, yet sadly I couldn’t get any squirrels in my shots because my dogs would…

September 26, 2017
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Run Run Run

Time shifting is especially noticeable as a feature in Run Lola Run. The film is steeped in modern ideas of technology and time editing. There are three main threads that Lola goes through. Threads meaning threads of time or branches in her time stream/ story. The movie is meta in a sense that she is able to go back and “edit” or redo her actions much like a video game…

September 22, 2017
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Loops assignment

In the time loops assignment, I have had trouble looping, so I hope this works.  Along with the three time loops I made, I also included my continuity video, of a dog running outside because it was only 7 seconds long, so I thought this would be a good example of a time loop as well. This video is a coffee being brewed from a Keurig coffee maker.   This loop…

September 21, 2017
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Time Frames: 3 Looping Videos

For this assignment, I did struggle to come up with ideas on how to create the perfect loop; however, these ideas just came to me as I was just going on throughout my day. While I was trying to set up my camera, my dog was constantly running up and down the stairs because she thought she would hear something or someone outside of the house. This allowed me some time…

September 21, 2017
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Continuity Assignment – Dog Walk

I did my video on walking my sisters dog. It was difficult because I couldn’t get him to do the same thing twice. He is the worst actor ever. My camera wouldn’t work, so I used my phone. It’s also a silent film. I was originally planning on doing this assignment with my mom being the dog-walker, but she had to work during the only time I had available to…

September 15, 2017
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Time and Space

This gif if particularly interesting in that it loops perfectly. Animation allows for a lot of wiggle room with perfect looping as it’s a medium that can be manipulated by the animator easily. Much like in the reading, the panel extends past what we can see. Though there is a border, we can tell it extends because the figures move beyond it.   This gif, in a way, shows the…

September 15, 2017
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Continuity

The camera angles I used as well as quick cuts provided a dramatic feel without the need of music. I could’ve varied my shots more, for example I didn’t have many long shots but did have a lot of close shots. With that said, the close shots worked well in my opinion since it kept the scene feeling dramatic within such a short amount of time. A variety of shot distance could’ve…

September 15, 2017
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Continuity Video

For my continuity video I recorded my sister Melissa as she decorated cupcakes for Halloween. While shooting, I included many different frames including a long establishing shot, medium shots, close ups, and extreme close ups. Every time I would change the angle and frame of my camera, my sister would stop what she was doing so I could record the whole process. I ended up cutting out a few of…

September 14, 2017
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Continuity: Decorating a Halloween Table

Since the holiday season is right around the corner and my parents have been decorating the house for fall and Halloween (which is too early in my opinion, but okay), I wanted to focus on a video of one part of the house being decorated to apply the lessons that we have learned in class so far. With the great patience of my mother having to keep redecorating the table,…

September 14, 2017
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30 Second Continuity Video

For this assignment I wanted to explore a narrative where someone struggles through the process of writing a song. Since 30 seconds is not enough time to accurately show how long and difficult of a process song writing is I took a few creative framing liberties. long shots and medium shots are very obvious as he enters the coffee shop. Then there is a match on action when he tosses…

September 14, 2017
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Continuity

Continuity of time is displayed in my video with the shots of the dog waiting for her owner to return. It cuts from the dog standing up to sitting down to pacing, which implies the passing of time. In a span of 50 seconds, I aimed to show the passing of a couple hours as the dog waited. Continuity of space is displayed in my video with the sequence of…

September 13, 2017
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McCloud’s Time Frames Post-Blog 2

In Scott McCloud’s comic, “Understanding Comics,” he describes the general idea of how time in comics are “infinitely weirder” due to how spaces and words are portrayed in a certain scene (McCloud). Whether this scene is a single image that “set[s] the mood or a sense of place for whole scenes through their lingering timeless presences” to the spacing of a certain image to depict a pause between two characters,…

September 10, 2017
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Narrative Spaces

Framing Assignments Skyfall edit – frames, shots, scene, sequence Screen Grab Assignment – scenes built from shots, edited shots link spaces, temporal events and story Framing Assignment – composition, camera position, on-screen/off screen space, reveal and conceal, projective and imaginary spaces Cinema language (not exactly like a language) mise en scene – world depicted/in front of the camera, faces, landscape, gesture, costume framing – camera position and lens, moving camera…

May 5, 2017
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