Che'lynne Martinelli

Che'lynne Martinelli

The Beauty Inside Final Cut

I had a lot of fun making this. This quarter I was allowed to work on projects that were personal to me and that I enjoyed making. I like the high suspense of the video, with a documentary feeling, but at the same time it has a deep message that resonates with many people.

I hope you enjoy it.

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http://dtc-wsuv.org/cmartinelli18/hypercinema/

 

I honestly do not like the way it turned out. It is a cool idea, but it didn’t seem to click with me.

 

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Blog 11/6

I loved this form of storytelling. We come from a major with lots of interest in video gaming and storytelling, and this is currently a very popular form of cinematic/ digital storytelling. Games such as Life is Strange or What Remains of Edith Finch, they are video games with the interactive interface so in ways you are watching a movie but with the added bonus of feeling like you are a part of the story.

Many of the links failed to work on my computer, but the one that did work was the Dreaming Methods: Last Dream. I was immediately attracted to the style of the vide because it had the familiar feel of a video game. And i can honestly say that when the game halted and became interactive, I was very surprised. The video is based off the writer’s grandfather’s dreams, and the premise is based around lights, so you explore the rooms while flicking on light switches and further into the story. They are cinematic in a way that makes the viewer have to interact and work for the story. In ways I guess that is not as cinematic in the way movies and other videos are. But I still think it proves to be cinematic in the way it story tells.

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Blog 10/30

I love video essays! I think it is very effective to use when trying to get a point across. A very similar medium might be even just powerpoints, you use text and imagery and your voice to get your point across or teach the audience. To begin a video essay, I like to begin by writing the voice over, or maybe it will be the text you use in the video. I write mine as little essays that I will later voice over. That is when i record my voice for the video and record it until it is perfect, or work through the mistakes and then purely edit the audio. After I finish the audio I would then begin my journey of collecting images, BG music, and video. Then i would begin placing them perfectly over the audio while editing motions, opacity, and zooming in. It is a long process but the end product is usually satisfying to see how far you have come.

 

Final project:

So for my final project I want to do a video that is sort of a parody of a Make Up tutorial that will turn into a video about finding your self confidence, and realizing that I am more than just the make up i put on my face. Since i have been addict to make up for so long, I only have found the real beauty within myself recently, and I wanted to share that in video form. I want to do just a singular 2 to 3 minute video, because i don’t think it would work as a video series. I would most likely be exploring video essays, continuity, and something like the Job/hobby profile. In the coming weeks I would need a good place with lighting and probably a few friends to help me out, but I plan on doing it over thanksgiving break so I would have my family and friends to help me.

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“rough” cut

this is actually my final cut, I took like a week to just work on it since i was really proud of how it come out.

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  1. Che’lynne,
    You have a great subject and lots of images of her art. The visual evidence I am missing is more of her actually drawing. You do have a few shots toward the end, but there should be more of her at work. Hands, close-up of face, over-the-shoulder, long shot of her hunched over sketchbook. It would be great if you videotaped her making a drawing from these different angles and have these shots more than the talking head shot.

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Blog Post 10/23

I love the ideas of webisode types of tv series. Nowadays it is more common for people to have internet over having cable. For example, my family lives off of netflix and hulu, and only after many years of going to the bar to watch their beloved Broncos lose over and over again, they decided to get cable to watch them lose in the comfort of their own home. [I am a Broncos fan, so no one else here is allowed to roast them like I can. haha.] The idea of having “tv” shows posted weekly to your favorited social networking sites is quite wonderful and progressive for this era of entertainment. Though the production value would have to be lower since it is being distributed free over social networks, even if the story is engaging enough to grab people’s attention, investors would soon come. There is another form of entertainment that is similar to webisodes, which is called webcomics. They post weekly and you scroll down to read the comic. it is highly addictive to scroll through these comics and binge “watch” them.

In todays get-satisfied-instantly generation… I would say these types of entertainment are perfect for it.

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blog post 10/9

After reading Lev Manovich’s “What is Digital Cinema”, discuss the digital aesthetics of one or two works listed above. What kind of spaces are depicted in these videos and hybrid  art? How is the “indexicality” of traditional cinema (it truthfulness in capturing images of bodies in a three-dimensional world) altered, manipulated or challenged? What kind of spaces are these? Do they inspire you to create your own Hybrid cinema? Please quote Manovich in your reflections.   As I watched Star wars wars, I found it oddly entertaining. The colors had good matches and the visual wasn’t do drastic. However, the sound was enough to create a headache. It had an artistic vision about it that the overylays and the color at times seemed to pop more and give dimension. “Cinema has elaborated complex techniques of montage between different images replacing each other in time; but the possibility of what can be called “spatial montage” between simultaneously co-existing images was not explored.” Although the “film” technically was not spacial montages, it had the same flare as them. Other than knowing the full story of the star wars movies, you can not explore all the images at once. If I am to be honest, it didn’t inspire me too much, it did inspire me to work with colors deeper since they seem to highlight the video more.

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Time Frames

The manipulation of time creates timelines in movies and tv shows, a movement of time is needed, and you cannot show  time movement via showing a clock in the shots. Manipulating time within shots is a necessary to allow story progression. a simple montage of people going about their night routine to show that night has come, and morning montage of the routine to show a beginning of a new day. Even movement, manipulation of the speed of clips to shot to shot to show the quick movement of time.

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Spatial Montage and blog

 

I have only seen parts of Run Lola Run so i can only give certain feedbacks on it. From what I have seen it has the aesthetics of 90s/2000s movie, the over exposed and quick cut scenes. It seems to repeat it’s technique, almost like loops. They stretch out the time with many cuts and flashes and spatial montages, but they also seem to make it go quickly like the snap of a finger. Most movies tend to have a linear and flowing way of editing, instead of snappy and flashy montages, I can’t seem to think of any hollywood movies that use this technique, but if they did they were from the times i stated earlier, and usually TV movies.

 

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Continuity project

So for my assignment I just did a simple video of a friend doing simple studying. I liked how the angles came out, just wish i had my monopod to make it a little bit steadier. The story is quite forward, a boy taking time out of his day to write his nonsensical paper. I had to make sure it was a little humorous because that is a huge part of my personality. I would have invested much more time into it had my weekend been more free and friends a little more abundant. It took about two to three minutes for every frame, and in the end I had a lot of fun filming it with someone fun.

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  1. The cuts here are not strictly continuity editing. The only cut that is continuous is the cut from the character looking at the screen and then the screen. The other cuts are discontinuous. I will go over this again in class.

  2. In the first shot when you cut by leaving the empty frame, I think the next one he should’ve entered from the left instead of the right (because in the first shot he’s walking left to right, so I think it’d be better to keep that movement going the same direction). I think you got the point of setting the scene and showing an activity from start to finish, but I think the editing wasn’t continuous. It’s really hard to right out tips on this stuff it’d be easier in person haha! I was cracking up when I saw what he was typing! It reminded me of that movie “life size” with Tyra banks lol https://media1.tenor.com/images/8d8dbe0f9e35bd94489e5fc9d28d75a4/tenor.gif?itemid=5702978

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The scene I used:

possibly canted                                                         Medium

ELS                                                                               ELS

ECU                                                                               MCU

ELS                                                                             Lens length

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I love this scene because the angles make it look heroic and strong. The two characters that approach the car are a Grim Reaper and a Goblin, so the lighting and wide angles seem to make them look all powerful and strong.It also makes the gangsters afraid because who wouldn’t be afraid of men approaching your car with such menacing looks and smoke/mist spilling in over them. Spooky stuff man.

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Frame video

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Blog 1

Blog 1:
Hey guys! I am Che’lynne and a senior in the DTC program. I have been really interested in video making/editing for about 8 months now. I started a youtube channel to share my fun experiences abroad and how I learned Korean (You aren’t allowed to see it because I have yet invested in a quality camera. haha.)
I have a very simple aesthetic, but I want to make appealing, with beautiful colors and editing.

It is eye catching and pretty. I really like the first video. I want to work harder to learn the fun tricks of video editing so that I can make high quality videos and content.

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  1. Blog 1:
    Hey guys! I am Che’lynne and a senior in the DTC program. I have been really interested in video making/editing for about 8 months now. I started a youtube channel to share my fun experiences abroad and how I learned Korean (You aren’t allowed to see it because I have yet invested in a quality camera. haha.)
    I have a very simple aesthetic, but I want to make appealing, with beautiful colors and editing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spEpWdX1bnc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dr6oeqs1JU

    It is eye catching and pretty. I really like the first video. I want to work harder to learn the fun tricks of video editing so that I can make high quality videos and content.

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