“Horses being Horses” – Elaina Sundwall

Horses being horses, now color corrected. I scrapped several attempts at color correcting, and ended up using an adjustment layer on the majority of the shots, and once most of them looked correct, cut out the adjustment layers of the shots that did not look right, and edited that portion of adjustment layer. Mostly what I adjusted was the intensity of the “Look” filter, which was “SL CLEAN KODAK C…

June 4, 2019
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“Horses being horses” – Job Profile – Elaina Sundwall

The main subject of this video became what my interviewee, Bronwyn, referred to as “horses being horses.” The video begins with a montage to establish place, and the care that goes into owning horses. Bronwyn speaks briefly about pushing horses to work gently at the beginning of the video, and then at the end of the interview mentions again that the horses are there to work, but the bulk of…

May 30, 2019
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Montage – Rocky – Elaina Sundwall

I tried to avoid it, but while reading Eisenstein’s “Methods of Montage” I couldn’t not think of what might be the most famous montage of all time, the “Rocky” training montage. This montage is iconic because it uses the techniques of both rhythmic and tonal montage very well. The montage’s rhythm is set to the music, and the clips vary in length, so the montage is not tightly constrained to…

May 22, 2019
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Loops – Elaina Sundwall

This gif was inspired by the seemingly endless hours I was required to spend practicing the piano as a child. At the time I would rather stare at a wall than learn, so I spent 30 minutes a day for about 5 years of my life staring at sheet music or the wall until my mother returned a book or later my phone to me after my time was up….

May 21, 2019
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Continuity Video – Sundwall

The first assignment for “Introduction to Digital Cinema” was an introductory video with a focus on narrative and character building. For that assignment I had envisioned a montage of myself taking my dog for a walk accompanied by my voiceover, but I had trouble executing the camera work and building my own character. For this assignment I wanted to approach the subject of walking my dog again, this time with…

May 14, 2019
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Framing in Pulp Fiction – Blog 1

The first movie that came to mind as a piece with dynamic shots and framing was Pulp Fiction. I was worried it might be an obvious choice, but I think it is an obvious choice for good reasons. For myself and many other people, the first time watching Pulp Fiction felt like some sort of revelation of how editing can drive a story, shot by shot, as well as in…

May 9, 2019
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Framing – Elaina Sundwall

I wanted my “Who-Done-it?” to begin with a “What-Is-It?” To build suspense I began with close shots, then medium, and finally long shots. Using my dog and a doll he had previously ripped up as subjects allowed me to frame the shots according to the figures of both my dog and the doll, as the doll has a vaguely human form. I begin with an extreme close up of the…

May 9, 2019
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Introduction

I am Elaina Sundwall, I am a DTC major and I’m currently working on growing my front-end web development skills. In this class I hope to build upon the things I learned last semester in Introduction to Digital Cinema, but more so I would like to build the skills that I did not spend as much time building last semester. Last semester I primarily edited, directed, and acted in the…

May 8, 2019
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