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John Oberg – Final Post – Don Orange Interview

The Port Commissioner race in Vancouver WA was one of the most dramatic and most prolific in recent history. I was able to sit down with Don to get his views on the race and why hw was running for Port Commissioner. Did he win? Let’s watch and find out!

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Video Esays

After watching the video essays, one of the first things it reminded me of is that people learn in different ways. By using the different as voice-over or text, it can allow the thought to be put into different parts of the brain thereby enhancing the ability to recall the subject. Another example is the use of music. I’ve watched scenes from movies where the music was removed and then rewatched where the music was added. The sense of the scene was more dramatic with the music background. Additionally, the use of text in a video can enhance the experience of the viewer by being able to take in the visual aspects of the video as well as the additional information that the text provides.

Final Essay:

My main idea will be a documentary of the latest election here in Clark County. There have been many facets that I think will be interesting to the viewer that I want to share. I will be using montage and continuity, along with voice-over narration to bring the project together. I will be filming in various locations around Clark County.

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Job Interview – John Oberg

I did my interview with Richard, a security officer where I work.

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Networked Cinema – John Oberg

After reviewing the information on Youtube creators I chose to speak about “Epic Rap Battles of History.”
This webseries follows just about every one of the recommendations given by Youtube. Some examples follow. The webseries is interactive in that it asks viewers for suggestions on what their next video should be about and they ask viewers to vote on who won in their videos. The videos are consistent in they follow a similar format and style. By asking the audience for ideas it helps to keep them sustainable over 4 seasons. The webseries is originally a collaboration between two Youtubers, Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter however their is also quite a bit of collaboration in that they have not only included other Youtubers as well as celebrities such as Weird Al Yankovic.

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Hybrid Space – John Oberg

I used the WSU Vancouver campus as a background and overlayed three different chroma key effects along with sound

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“What is Digital Cinema” – John Oberg

In Yorgo Alexopoulos’s “No Feeling is Final,” he uses multiple monitors on a wall to display various types of imagery including landscapes and multiple colored shapes all interacting at the same time. Maonvich called this effect the avant-garde strategy of collage likening it to a basic “cut and paste” command. (Manovich 27) It was interesting to me as I compared it to a three ring circus where you have so many different things going on at any moment that the experience could be different every time you watched it.

In StarWarsWar.com you get the experience of all six Star Wars movies at the same time. Manovich discusses layering to expand traditional cinema (Manovich 17) however this combination takes it to the next level. All of the elements of the individual movies are captured but the challenge comes from trying to pay attention to th cacophony of sound and the inundation of visual stimuli.

 

I am inspired to create my own Hybrid cinema as these different media types have shown alternate ways to think outside my own box.

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Time Frame – John Oberg

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Continuity Assignment – John Oberg

For the Continuity Assignment, I chose to make something. For me, the constriction of a thirty-second time frame made this all the more challenging. The story I wanted to tell was that of looking in the fridge not finding anything, and then traveling to get fast food. I found that in order to fit the time frame I had to cut certain elements such as looking in the fridge and walking out the front door. Instead, I worked on getting the traveling aspects. The entire time it would normally take to complete this task would be about 15 minutes. It took about 45-60 minutes to film the entire video including the setting up and taking down of the camera. And, it was was probably about 3 hours in the planning stage with storyboarding the events, figuring out the the camera angles that I wanted to use as well as filming it at the same time of day.

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  1. John,
    The cuts are quite good, but the continuity makes for some confusion. The car appears to go off screen left, then goes right and then left again. Usually following a single direction will give a sense of a journey from A to B rather than a circular trip.

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Favorite Movie Scene – John Oberg

The scene I chose is from the movie, Vanishing Point. It’s an action sequence where the shots go back and forth from the vehicles and the persons driving them. While the people are usually shot close-up, it was interesting to notice that as the vehicles got closer to each other, the shots of the vehicles also got closer (from distant shots all the way to extreme close-ups of the vehicle logos).

 Extreme Long Shot

  Medium Close-up

 Extreme Long Shot

 Long Shot

 Long Shot

 Point of View

 Close-up

 Long Shot

 Extreme Long Shot

 Close-up

 Extreme Close-up

 Long Shot

 Low

 Close-up

 Extreme Long Shot

 Close-up

 Long Shot

 Long Shot

 Close-up

 Point of View

 Long Shot

 Long Shot

 Close-up

 Long Shot

 Medium Shot

 Close-up

 Close-up

 Extreme Long Shot

 Extreme Long Shot, Behind

 Close-up

 Point of View

 Extreme Close-up

 Extreme Close-up

 Medium Long Shot

 Medium Long Shot

 Extreme Long Shot

 Extreme Long Shot

 Close-up

 Zoom

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 High

 Medium Long Shot

 Extreme Long Shot

 

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Framing for visual evidence – John Oberg

For this assignment, I used these shots: Close up, Long Shot, Extreme Long Shot, Medium, Extreme Close up. It was interesting to note that these shots may look similar but are different due to the size of what’s being filmed (i.e. the frog, the person and the vehicle)

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Blog Post 1 – What Was Cinema

I think that one of the automatisms of digital video is the recording of epic events as they happen. We have come to see events portrayed on nightly news and up until the advent of the smartphone, most events were only recorded by those actually carrying around a video camera. Now we have the ability to see these events from multiple different perspectives. I also thought video or photos of a meal on Instagram are pretty ridiculous until I realized there are many Art masters that have painted a simple bowl of fruit.
I personally use digital video to record family life. For example, we recently went to central Oregon to view the eclipse of the sun but I was less interested in taking pictures or video of the eclipse itself and more interested in recording my family’s reaction to the event.
Using a mobile phone to make and view videos gives us the ability to use different apps to change the appearance, speed, etc. to enhance or change how the video may be perceived. For example, we may make a video of children playing and then overlay a filter to give it a sense that it was recorded a long time ago. The article explains this as, “exploring and perhaps renewing or even reinventing its power of expression.”
As such, in my opinion, digital video wants to be able to change based upon the creators and the views desires. Whether it’s a personal video social media or a major motion picture, the sense is that it is much more manipulative than before. I often wonder if that was the feeling when sound was added to film. Did the audience miss the orchestra in the pit playing the music along with the film just as it might be in a play?

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Hi from John Oberg

Hi there. I’ve been working with video since editing my wedding video in 1991. I’ve been editing viedo since then for a hobby, mostly doing family events and such. I would now like to turn my hobby into a business.

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