Run Lola Run

  The movie “Run Lola Run” has many recognizable aesthetics. The first one is Lola’s vibrant colored hair. In some of the scenes, the director shot overhead angles of her running through the streets. By doing this, it kept the attention on her. No matter the angle, the audience was able to easily find her. Interestingly enough, red is known as the color of extremes and is often associated with…

September 15, 2019
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Run Lola Run Cinema Narration

Run Lola Run is a movie that is fittingly full of energy. Even at the beginning when Lola and Mani are on the phone, the conversation is intensified with the rapid cuts and quick zooms. I thought the animated bits were a bit disconnected, but the movie’s world is stitched together well as many shots of Lola running through the city are shown. This partly relies on the film’s ambitious method…

September 15, 2019
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Blog 4- Run Lola Run

This film was one that had a very strong sensory overload and part of that was what made the narrative more complex, and a bit more unique when it comes to timing. The film made use of black and white on the scenes that are meant to illustrate what is happening or has happened that was not shown in real time. This helps to piece together some of the unknown…

September 14, 2019
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Dylan Niehaus – Run Lola Run Blog

Run Lola Run uses the interesting narrative style of showing a sequence of events and then repeating the same sequence of events under different circumstances. What I found most interesting about this film is that it is suggested that the repeated 20 minutes that Lola goes through are not implied as alternate events that happened in a “different world”, but that they are instead being relived by Lola. The film…

September 13, 2019
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Dylan Niehaus – Loop Videos Assignment #3

Loop 1 – This is my attempt at a somewhat narrative loop. All I do is grab a piece of pizza and put it in the microwave, but I decided to make this an interesting loop in that it begins from black with a door opening to the light, then ends with a door shutting and going to black, creating an interesting loop cycle. Loop 2 – This is my…

September 13, 2019
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Continuity Video

  For my continuity video I wanted t film my morning usually when I wake up at 4am for work. I was going to include making breakfast and other minor details like grabbing the cup from the cupboard, washing my face, etc, but due to the 60 second time constraint I felt very limited in what I could do. I knew I wanted to start the video with me waking…

September 13, 2019
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Time Manipulation in Digital Cinema

So in McCloud’s “Time Frame” visual essay, the concept of time manipulation is talked about in the world of Comics and how the use of panels of images can manipulate time without actually having to say anything. This can be said about digital cinema as well.  Say you want to explain the growth of transportation over the course of the last 200 years in about 1 minute. This can all…

September 12, 2019
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Blog Post #3 – Time Manipulation

The aspects of McCloud’s visual essay makes me think of the possibilities of time manipulation in digital cinema because of the simultaneous frames and how certain panels have wider durations or longer durations. This helps the audience see the division of time and space. Digital cinema also has its own way to showing time manipulation. Time manipulation in digital cinema can either be fast-fowarded or slowed down. An example of…

September 12, 2019
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Blog Post #2 – 50 First Dates (frames)

This scene is from 50 First Dates. The scene starts off by showing the restaurant and the type of weather that’s happening outside. Then it shows Henry walking into the restaurant and showing his whole body before he goes to sit down. Sue comes to speak to him and it shows a medium shot. Then Lucy walks in and it shows a medium long shot because it needs to keep…

September 12, 2019
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Blog Post #1 – Pocket Cinema

I believe that iPhone “movies” are similar to film because they both capture and produce video, but iPhones offer a bit more such as they’re more portable and already has everything on its own. For example, a stabilizer is already included in the new iPhone and doesn’t need an attachment for it. One can also edit on the iPhone instead of transferring it onto a separate device to edit, and…

September 12, 2019
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About Me

Hi, my name’s Moneca and I’m majoring in DTC. I love movies and I also love making videos. The process of making a video is very fun and I hope to get more experience from this class 🙂  A video I’m sharing is the Black Mirror Season 5 trailer because it doesn’t spoil the season as most trailers do, but it still shows enough to make you want to watch…

September 12, 2019
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9/3 framing from Heathers lunch poll scene

Here we see Heather, the lead Heather, she’s giving Veronika instructions to give a dirty note to a girl they’re bullying from a popular guy. The camera goes to the other two Heathers. and they’re positioned both in colorful dress and included in the frame together to kind of show that they’re the lead Heather’s little puppy dogs. They both giggle to each other about the lead Heathers idea. These…

September 12, 2019
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Run Lola Run – Blog 4

In “Run Lola Run,” The director breaks up the narrative into three acts, each section tells a different version of what could happen. In the first section, the director uses many shots of Lola running, broken up by side narratives which show photographs depicting other people’s lives. In each subsequent act, the amount of running gets shorter and the director can cut out many things which we have already seen…

September 12, 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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9/10 Time in Comics and film

The way Mccloud discusses how a longer frame in a comic means a longer amount of time has passed is similar to the way a longer scene without a direct cut is a longer amount of time passing as well. This reminds me of how in cinema when there is a bunch of quick cuts or almost a montage it references a bunch of different moments in time and moves…

September 11, 2019
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McCloud Blog Post

I felt that the McCloud visual essay was very poignant in terms of film. Talking obviously about the illusion of time in storytelling. I think one of the parts that stuck out to me the most was when McCloud mentions that “The panel acts as a sort of general indicator that time or space is being divided.” This relates to film when compared to the shot. The shot represents time…

September 11, 2019
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McLoud Reading Blog #3

Different methods in cinema make things more exciting. I appreciate when McLoud says “we all learned to perceive time spatially, for in the world of comics, time and space are one and the same. The few spaces from one seen to the next could take readers a while to get to and it’s up to the reader. In film, the viewer does not have an steps to take. All they…

September 11, 2019
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Continuity Project

This project was troublesome during the editing process, simply for the fact that the recorded footage I had taken in mind for the narrative could not all fit within the time constraints. While I formatted the footage under a minute, I found myself removing whole scenes in order to fit. This cutting forced me to reposition certain segments, leading to the final product below. I used shots that kept the…

September 11, 2019
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Continuity – Reading vs Netflix

For my continuity assignment, I did a video of my little brother having to do his reading homework but instead wants to watch Netflix. I did this because I also wanted to create a video that showed tension and time passage without using words. With continuity, it can help make time go by faster. For instance, the video shows that about 30 minutes have passed, when in reality, the video…

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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Time Frames

This was a very interesting story article. As I read this a ton of different thoughts and ideas came into my mind of the possibilities movies have that could manipulate time. One example that Scott McCloud used about how time can be slowed down is to expanding the panels. This made me think of fight scenes in action movies. When I was editing the James Bond footage last class it…

September 10, 2019
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