Patriot Guard Riders – Final Project

For my final, I interviewed my father about his role with the Patriot Guard Riders. Originally, he thought it would be best to interview the district captain in southwest Washington. Since I had already done that for the interview project, my dad agreed to be interviewed as well. Some of the footage I acquired in addition to the original footage was from a mission to honor 32 vets who passed…

December 14, 2017
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Final Project Rough Cut

There are still a couple things I am planning to do with it that I just hadn’t gotten to tonight. I plan on adding some subtitles for the parts of the video where the surrounding noise in the room is loud. There are a couple sentences where the support guy speaks and you can’t understand what he is saying. I do believe this would be where a mic would have…

December 13, 2017
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Visual evidence

Who do you interview? Interviewing the firefighters and locals would two of the most important groups to interview. These are people are the ones experiencing the wrath of the fire first hand. What is your “B-roll”?  What will be the visual evidence for your story?  B-roll footage would include structures burning, animals fleeing (if there are any), footage of the people that were interviewed. If this is shot now (post…

September 29, 2017
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Visual Evidence Post

I would probably shoot the damage done by the fire as my visual evidence. Also, when evacuations come up, I’d film people leaving their homes. The person I would interview… actually, the people I would interview are the people that had to evacuate. Not just them, but also the people that lost their homes from the fires. As Barry Hampe outlines, “getting it shot is not all there is to…

September 29, 2017
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Visual Evidence

In Barry Hampe’s book “Making Documentary Films and Videos”, Hampe explains the difference between A-Roll, B-Roll, and visual evidence. A-Roll footage shows “the reporter on camera talking or interviewing someone who is talking, B-Roll carries “the ‘visuals’ that illustrated the story the reporter was talking about.” In other words the B-roll illustrates what is being said but is not evidence. Visual evidence “tells the story in visual images”. If someone…

September 28, 2017
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Visual Evidence

I would interview the families right in the area of where the fires were and ask them questions of how they’re doing with all the smoke and fear of the fire possibly reaching them. Shooting at their house would allow for me to shoot their location as visual evidence. With visual evidence being something, “you can show your audience that will help them to understand the subject,” I would capture…

September 28, 2017
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Visual Evidence Assignment

One of the most horrible events to have happened to Oregon was the Eagle Creek Fire that started on September 2nd, 2017. The fire started at approximately 4 p.m. in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The fire grew over 3,000 acres overnight. Within September 4th and 5th, the east winds caused the fire to rapidly grow to over 20,000 acres and even traveled to Washington near Acher Mountain. As of September 23rd, the fire has spread…

September 28, 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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(Stipan) Cinema in the Digital Age/ Run Lola Run Post

Last week in our Cinema class, we watched a movie called “Run Lola Run” and it was nothing like I’ve ever seen before. The movie was interesting with showing many jumps between real life to cartoon shots. The movie had a lot of cinema and narrative techniques throughout the movie.   A few cinema techniques it did was the “Long Shot” take, which was used with Lola ran. The camera would be on the side of her…

September 20, 2017
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Continuity Assignment

I feel that the continuity of the frames is conveyed fairly well here.  I tried to edit it more of an early film style where the camera mostly doesn’t change until the character leaves the screen, only to appear on the other side of the next screen.  I heavily used Match on Action throughout this piece, starting from the car sequence until he turns around.  What really helped was the…

September 14, 2017
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Visual Evidence

View Montage assignments… Documentaries   Harlan County, USA Harlan County, USA       Moving the Camera Static Camera (locked-off) : -staging and blocking talent -dynamic framing and editing Moving Camera: -handheld, panning, tracking, etc. -the long take -planned  vs. spontaneous  (handheld) Pan, Tilt: – unnatural, motivate the move – start  frame (10 sec.) , movement, end  frame (10 secs) – plan shot, practice with tripod head or monopod swivel Dolly/Tracking: –…

May 23, 2017
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