Blog Post #8 and Final Project Idea

Blog Post: In order to write a video essay, I would focus on some key points within the video/videos that I would look for in any video that I watch: The Main Idea: What is the video trying to get across to the audience? Is it portrayed well enough for the audience to understand or does it lose its idea within certain parts of the video? If the video did…

October 29, 2017
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Blog #7 – Interactive Cinema

With interactive cinema, the video must be more than a story that the viewer is watching. These types of cinemas must focus on their narrative structures or database information that must allow the viewer to become part of the story or for the user to be able to explore the information that he/she is given in order to gain the basic understanding of the storyline. According to Lev Manovich in…

October 26, 2017
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Blog #6 – What Makes a Successful Web Series

When it comes to YouTube, it can be considered a type of wonderland. It’s a place where almost anything that has been thought has been recorded, edited, and viewed by someone depending on the viewer’s interests and watch history (yes, the internet watches everything that you do, blame those cookies and spider that you send out to get your SERP pages. That’s why you get those advertisements for something you have…

October 18, 2017
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Blog #5 – What’s Digital Cinema/Hybrid Cinema

When it comes to Hybrid cinema, the idea that multiple videos are shown in one shot in order to represent a certain meaning can be either considered madness, genius, or possibly both. This type of cinema can easily be created since the distinction between editing and special effects have crumpled due to what computers and editing software can do now (Manovich). Playdamage.org emphasizes this as the users click on each…

October 3, 2017
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Blog #4 – Visual Evidence

One of the hardest things to do within record cinema documentaries/news video is creating a story that gets the main ideas of the director/filmer across to the audience without any different or off-topic ideas coming about. While many types of footage can be captured, “[shots bear] only an ideal relationship to what is shown” and must be”carefully constructed [to become an] analog that has been abstracted from the footage that…

September 27, 2017
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Run Lola Run Blog Post

Well, one cinema and narrative technique that is used is repetition. Nicholas Rombes outlines the idea and fact that “digital media – ranging from music to video – can be copied with no weakening of sound or image” in his text Cinema in the Digital Age. He tells us that “digital data can be copied with 100 percent accuracy,” which is something that Tom Tykwer used to his advantage in…

September 22, 2017
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Blog #3 – Cinema in the Digital Age & Run Lola Run

The movie, Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, uses a nonlinear type of editing style in order to help convey each scenario that could possibly happen to Lola as she tries to secure $10,000 in order to save her boyfriend’s life from the mob that he is working for. Rather than many movies that follow one timeline to point A to point B, this movie focuses on an intro,…

September 20, 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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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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Blog Post #1-“What Was Cinema?” Article

As societies continue with their daily lives, they have had to use one form or another as a source of communication. From interactions using their voices to body language, people continue to develop new ways to manipulate objects around them such as creating music, writing, and art works to convey feelings, thoughts, and/or ideas. This caused people to have the desire to capture these kinds of moments or “movements” to…

August 30, 2017
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