Dylan Niehaus Framing Assignment – “Food”

This is what I was able to come up with for this assignment. I enjoyed making this video, and I was very fortunate that my cat cooperated in the way that he did! Although I did use at least 5 different shots, I may have struggled to properly utilize 5 different framing styles. Enjoy!

August 30, 2019
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iPhone Filmmaking

  After watching both Detour, and Night Fishing, I think they are trying the be like traditional films. The film Detour reminding me of National Lampoon’s Vacation. It wasn’t as funny though, but I did get the vibe of a family having fun while traveling and singing like the Griswold family. Night Fishing seem to emulate a found footage film like the Blair Witch Project.   We record crazy things out of the…

August 28, 2019
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Blog Post 1

I believe the iPhone movies Detour and Night Fishing are filmed and based on the unique qualities of the iPhone. There are present-day smartphone specific features that needed to be accounted for in the filming of these movies. One of the qualities of the iPhone is its portability. It is very small and light, as a result, this allowed for more freedom in its placement and movement. Another quality is…

August 27, 2019
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Blog Post 1: Pocket Cinema

I believe that while these iPhone films drew on aspects traditional film, they’re also utilizing the flexibility of the iPhone to its greatest extent–which is, in my opinion, one of the most obvious ‘automatisms’ of iPhone video as a medium. I also agreed with Ben Lindbergh’s ‘Rise of the iPhone Auteur’ and what Steven Soderbergh mentioned within it: that the iPhone not only creates a more natural, even intimate filming…

August 26, 2019
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Pocket Cinema

When watching the posted videos that were both captured with a cell phone I got the impression that the filmmakers were trying to capture the action with several dynamic angles, but the underlying goal of telling an interesting story is not affected much at all from filming with a different camera. In Detour, I thought the whole concept was a good fit for filming with a phone because a major…

August 26, 2019
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Pocket Cinema

“I would have been more successful if I’d left movies immediately, stayed in the theatre, gone into politics, written, anything. I’ve wasted a greater part of my life looking for money and trying to get along, trying to make my work from this terribly expensive paintbox which is a movie. And I’ve spent too much energy on things that have nothing to do with making a movie. It’s about two…

May 5, 2019
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