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Forgotten-Final Project

Forgotten is a hybrid/fictional video that focuses on a girl that suddenly wakes up in the forest. Unable recall past events that could have to lead her to where she is, she tries to uncover the truth to the forest and discover why she was brought there. However, some things are better left undiscovered…

  • Why is it named Forgotten?:
    • This video was given the name “Forgotten” due to the main character “forgetting” who she is, why she is there, and where she can go to find some answers.
  • Why was it made as a hybrid/fictional video?:
    • Since I started editing back in 2010, I have loved creating stories with music which is why I love music so much because I imagine a story with each song. While I sometimes like to layout the whole story for the viewers, I also like to leave bits of the story for the audience to think about as well (such as the ending for this video).
  • What challenges were there while recording and editing?:
    • Recording:
      • Recording by myself was a bit hard, but I used both my Sony and Canon cameras to capture multiple shots to help keep the continuity in the video where I wanted it.
    • Editing:
      • Creating a ghost-like an effect was redone many times until I could get a nice glow of the scenery and have the slow-motion effect (Twixtor) choppy enough to where I wanted it so it would make a “ghost” behind a moving object. I wanted more to show up at the end versus the beginning so that was a challenge as well.

 

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  1. As always, your editing is fantastic! The pacing in the first minute is a bit slow, but you do a good job at setting up rules for this world and setting itself in that time. If we had more time, I’d like to see where this concept might go.

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Interactive Cinema – Wander

Wander is a calm interactive cinema where the main character comes across a path within a forest. She decides to venture forward, but where she goes will be up for the viewers to decide. As the viewers continue on, they will discover the beauty of the area that she is in and also how she came across it in the first place (it will explain why the footage is recorded the way it is once you reach certain parts).

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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 achieve its goal, how so?
  • Framing:
    • How is the framing work adding to the effects of the video?
      • According to the video, “12 Angry Men: How the Camera Pulls Us In,” the camera angles can help portray the emotions that are being conveyed at that moment (Screen Prism).
        • Examples of this would be “high above eye level” or bird’s eye view angles that help convey something overpowering the person or object in the frame.
        • Other examples are “below eye level” or worm’s eye view to give off a sense of power to the person or object in the frame or “close-up” frames to emphasizes a character’s expression in the current situation.
  • Music/Sound:
    • Did the music add to the video? Did it help express the emotions/main idea of what the video was trying to convey, or was it too distracting?
      • Everyone records and edits videos differently, but for me personally, the music/sound are what make or break the video. That’s why when I want to make a video, I have to find my music/sounds that I want to use first so I can imagine the story that will come with it.
      • Also, as an editor myself, the video, “How Does an Editor Think and Feel?” brought up the question, “when does an editor know when to cut the footage?” (Every Frame a Painting). For me, the music will indicate that for me based on the beats of it. I’ve found that if the video and the beats of the music play along with one another, the video runs a lot smoother.
  • Text:
    • If there was text, did the typography match the theme of the video?
    • Was it necessary to have in the video itself?
      • Text is really used in video as introductions for someone, to help the audience understand what someone may have said, or for other purposes such as to help the audience read text messages that the character in the video has gotten, but if the text is used in the video, it should be used with caution.
      • If the video and the typography of the video don’t match, an imbalance between the two can cause problems for the viewers.
  • Voice-Over:
    • Did the voice-over match with the B-roll that was featured in the video?
    • Is there too much or too little of a voice-over and is it necessary at some points more than others?
      • Having too little or too many voice-overs in a video can cause an imbalance in the video as well so it needs to be planned carefully of what will be said, what will be shown, and where it will be put in the video.

However, it’s important to remember what was mention in the Ted Talk, “How YouTube Changed the Essay,” keep essays “short,” “interesting,” and “truth[ful]” (Ted Talk). Society is busy with other things so sadly, people tend to scan things nowadays, so grab the audience with something interesting, truthful, but make sure not to go on and on about one of these points of the video, but rather multiple parts that make the video good and bad.

Final Project:

  • In two or three sentences, what is your subject, idea or story?
    • I currently have three ideas at the moment:
      • “Say Hello” will be a hybrid/spatial montage that will focus on being proud of one’s self. We as a society have isolated ourselves that we almost find it hard to talk to one another. This video will center around other people’s voices and their thoughts about coming together as people rather than just being strangers.
      • “Why Am I Here?” will be a hybrid/spatial montage about discovering one’s self. This will focus on one individual as they ask questions about who they are, what they want to do/or be, etc.
      • “Who Am I?” will be a creepy hybrid/spatial montage focusing on more a crazy, almost insane kind of editing style that will have slow, glitchy, and fast-paced music as random shots of the world around one person pass by. The idea is to have the audience visualize what it feels like to be lost in the world that they are in and trying to find that answers that they are all looking for. Mainly, the question will be, “Who Am I?”
  • What form will it take?
    • 2-3 minute video.
  • Which two class modules are you exploring in this project?
    • Hybrid.
    • Spatial Montage.
  • What will you need in the coming weeks to shoot/capture video?
    • Location.
    • Time (as in day and night).
    • Actors/Actress will be needed (if I go with “Say Hello”).

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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 his article, “Database Logic,” databases and narratives are “natural enemies” because databases “represent the world as a list of items, and [they] refuse to order [their] list” while narratives “create a cause-and-effect trajectory of seemingly unordered items (events)” (Manovich). However, just because they are natural enemies doesn’t mean that they have to be natural enemies in a piece of work because both do not like to have organized pieces of information. Look at the interactive work from dreamingmethods.com/theflat, this uses hyperlinks in order to progress through its story as the viewer travels through a messy flat to the mystery behind its walls. The story gives the user 2 minutes and 10 seconds to explore the area before they must answer the door and see the ghost outside. While the narrative is revealed more as the user searches the corners of the house, the order in which they undercover the information isn’t in order at all which is like must databases that “refuse to order [their] list.” This allows more freedom for the viewer/user to progress through the story rather than to stumble into unknown territory that might leave them stuck for a bit of time. Whether it’s giving the user the freedom to explore areas or giving the options to explore, the way in which the creator decide how to organize that information and format it into a desirable story will decide that choice.

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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 been looking for on Amazon on YouTube. It’s all connected in one way). Yet, there are still many people that wish to get involved in the YouTube world whether it be for entertainment reasons (or face it, some are in for the money), but it truly takes a lot of personality and originality to get people to come back to your channel.  According to the YouTube Academy videos, here is how to create a successful web series:

  • Find your niche:
    • Consider your passions. Do you like to bake, give advice, talk about events, share your life, etc.? The moment you find your central idea of what kind of videos you want to make, then you can focus on the ways in which you want to create your videos.
    • While considering what you want to create, a lot of people worry about getting their videos across to multiple audiences and a larger amount of people. Don’t worry about that. To start off, focus on creating videos for a smaller group of people that will attract more people from a larger variety of people. The more you interact with a smaller group and grab their attention, the more they will grab their friends and family and your channel will grow.
  • Create a creative strategy:
    • If you create one video that gets a lot of views, do you want to create similar videos like that to have viewers come back for more? Consider making those kinds a videos a series that you post maybe once a week or month so people look forward to those kinds of videos.
      • Don’t solely focus all your attention on those kinds of videos though, make sure to get your channel different kinds of content for every type of viewer to watch.
    • **AN IMPORTANT IDEA TO CONSIDER**
      • In the lesson video, “Set a creative strategy,” YouTubers, Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal mentioned that when they consider their ideas, they want to be able to explain their video idea within one sentence (YouTube Creators). The more you have to explain to someone about your idea, the more complicated it will be to get across in your video.
  • Vlogging and Recording:
    • Consider the type of shots you want to get along with what you want to say in the video in order to have your A & B roll match up with one another.
    • Don’t worry about having expensive equipment. The quality of the content is more important than the quality of the footage so just use your phone if you have to.
  • Collab with others:
    • Recording solo is intimidating, so work with others to get inspiration and bring out more of your true self in your videos. Don’t be afraid to show who you are!

One of my new favorite YouTubers is Liza Koshy. Her personality is so bright and hilarious so when I need a good laugh and a reminder to not be afraid of who I am, I  just watch her videos. One of my favorite web series of hers is her Driving with Liza Series. I’ll post the link to her newest one down below:

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Job/Hobby Profile – Air Plants

As some of you may have known from the spatial montage, my mom loves to take care of plants. The calmness and quietness that she gets from working with plants give her so much happiness that she doesn’t just leave it outside. She brings that plants inside as well so they are always around her. Because of that, I want to hear more about these “air plants” that she takes care of and learn why these plants are one of her favorites.

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The Reaction Vr. 2 – Hybrid Cinema

Last semester, I created a video interactive game that could be played on YouTube for my digital storytelling class. Ever since I had made it though, I felt like I could do more with the footage and wanted to redo it completely. Multiple stories are played throughout the video as the main character goes through her home and makes some rather…bad decision on how to handle her stress. This video almost became a promo video in a way for it as well I guess. So here is The Reaction Vr. 2! 🙂

Feel free to loop it too! I made it so it will!

Check out my YouTube channel to play The Reaction!:)

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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 hybrid video, whether it being a serious matter of text and a lonely man to a colorful glitched out screen. Some of the videos are rather simple such as the guy dancing to Backstreet Boys to a single guy with a blue background speed up. Editing and effects also allow users to depict the largest figures when hybrid cinema and have them stand out such as the starwarswars.org example on the class list of hybrid cinema. Many scenes from Star Wars are playing at once yet the viewer can focus on one movie due to the outline of the character’s features. They just need to prepare for the madness that will be playing in the background along with the combined soundtracks.

While learning about Lev Manovich in Professor Rabby’s DTC 101 class, Manovich also mentioned the ideas of Variability, the idea that “media has the ability to be changed or edited” and “exists in a variety of forms” which is what hybrid cinema basically is. Editors take basic footage and edit them to their choose (in this case it’s combining multiple videos into one). This allows editors to alter the meaning behind the footage and portray the actual events in the video as something completely different.

*In 2015, I had created a video to emphasize the idea of Lev Manovich’s idea of Variability for Professor Rabby’s DTC 101 so I’ll leave the link to that down here so everyone can check it out. Keep in mind. This was two years ago when I was using Sony Movie Studio so the editing is a very bad and needs to be re-edited from what I can do now.*

Do these examples inspire me to create one?

  • I would have to say yes. Hybrid Cinema reminds me of editing techniques that are used today from simply fading between two shots to flashback scenes of a lost memory. They are probably most well known in movies because they are usually made to represent a character in a panic like states so everything around them is playing (or happening) at once. It always reminds me of the old days when I first started editing and I would have to shots playing at once in order to represent two ideas at once. While these are the ones I’ve seen most of, I’m curious to see if I can create almost a calm hybrid so I don’t overwhelm my audience, but yet I’m curious as to see how much I can overlay in one video to create some chaos.

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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 was shot” (“A Short Sermon”). So in order to create a news video on the Eagle Creek fire, the footage recorded needs to be planned accordingly.

Depending on the kind of approach the director want to take on the story will determine the shots that will need to be taken. Does he/she want to focus on the fire? The damage the fire has already done? The people that have been affected? Have already been affected? Or possibly all of the above? In this case, the community news site wants both the fire and the impact on the community so, within a five-minute time frame available for the video, these kinds of shots will be useful:

  • B-roll:
    • Parts of the area that are being burned right now
    • Areas that are in burning zones
    • Ash affecting other areas
    • People in the other areas where the ash is lowering their air quality
  • Visual evidence:
    • Damage caused by the fire
    • Firemen trying to put out the fire with firetrucks and helicopters
    • Ash on the ground and in the area
    • People that are affected by the fire and what they are doing around the area
  • Interviews:
    • People that were affected
    • Firemen that are working on calming the fire down
    • People that may be affected if the fire doesn’t calm down

This footage then has to be laid out accordingly to make sense of the shots and the story behind them. Since this video is to cover the Eagle Creek fire, there will most like be a reporter describing the scenes that unfold, so the footage will have to match what the reporter is/or will be saying. It’s always best to split it out evenly and to make sure the shots are interesting so that the audience doesn’t get bored of the story and ignore the main purpose of the story. The truth of the fire can be laid out in front of anyone, but if the shots are boring, the audience may not pay attention enough to show support.

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Spatial Montage – The Backyard

For this assignment, I wanted to focus on the spatial montage in order to capture the beauty of the backyard that my mom has put some much time into. She has many birdfeeders for various kinds of birds and treats for the squirrels right behind my house so I always get to see them come by, yet sadly I couldn’t get any squirrels in my shots because my dogs would either run out after them or bark at them. By using a long shot lens, I was able to capture multiple frames and allow nature to do the work as I sat by and peacefully watched.

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Time Frames: 3 Looping Videos

For this assignment, I did struggle to come up with ideas on how to create the perfect loop; however, these ideas just came to me as I was just going on throughout my day. While I was trying to set up my camera, my dog was constantly running up and down the stairs because she thought she would hear something or someone outside of the house. This allowed me some time to reposition the camera for different frames. After I had captured her movements and had given her treats for something that she wasn’t really aware of, I remembered I needed to bake some cookies, but didn’t really feel like having to make the dough and waiting for them to cook. I imaged the oven just making and cooking the cookies on its own if I just put the tray inside of it so that became the second looping video. Finally, I noticed my mom was going to water one of her plants, Rose of Jericho, that can only be in the water for a certain period of time, so I decided to record it come to life and shrink back down to its normal size. So while I never imaged many things in my life being constantly repeated, I truly enjoyed filming this videos and hope to create more later on.

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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, 3 timelines, and 2 crossing sections between timelines to help bring out the personality of each character along with the unfortunate event that they have been put in. Each timeline changes on how Lola runs into different obstacles that either speed her up or slow her down which requires much of the shots to be rearranged and put in a different order to emphasize these ideas within a 20-minute time plot.

The nonlinear editing in this movie allows it to, “correspond to traditional film editing that took place … and [the] images [that] are managed and rearranged in order to tell a story,” according to the book, “Cinema in the Digital Age” by Nicholas Rombes (Rombes). This kind of editing lets the movie “manipulate units of time in cinema today [that] parallels the activity that used to be the domain of the director or editor” (Rombes). While many of the same scenes are played repeatedly throughout the movie and throughout each timeline, the nonlinear editing allows the same scenes to have very similar, yet different meanings such as one of the major scenes of Lola having the cash and running to her boyfriend. The same shot is played of her running, yet what she says will be different such as “wait for me” or “what do I do?” as she tries to reach for him in time. With this kind of multi-linear narration and editing style, the movie was able to perform beautify while fulfilling its multi-timeline plot.

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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, I was able to capture a typical 15-minute decorating session and edit it down into a 30-second video.

By using frames such as extreme close-ups, medium, high, and long shots, I was able to obtain different angles of the decorations along with the table. When it came down to the editing, I had to make sure that I could apply the rules of continuity and have my mom perform a stop and go kind of acting where I would have her freeze as I moved the camera so that I could easily grab different frames, yet I realized that this would make the video be too long for a 30 second video assignment. So while the idea worked for a long video and the continuity was perfect, the video would have been too long for the project.

In order to create a continuity video within a time limit, I had to look into each video shot to see the motion of where my mom had moved. Whenever she turned to walk somewhere else, I would cut the shot and bring in the next one, indicating that she had moved to another position. This gave the scene a sense of time as she would go back and forth between the table and the desk with all of the decorations from the beginning to the final design.

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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, one of the greatest senses that are conveyed from comics are the sounds that come from words.

McCloud emphasizes this idea within his first point of a single image describing 5 different time slots from when Henry took the shot to the reactions of the family/guests. The word “Smile” indicated the start of the event with a little side word of “paf!” was presented along the side of it to help the readers hear the sound within their heads. Within cinema, sounds also play an important role in portraying the mood and time within a single shot or a “single panel” within comic terms. In order to emphasize this idea, these 3 Vine videos show examples of sound carrying the video in a continuous time loop for 7 seconds of their songs.

https://vine.co/v/OYFneX7pOYA

https://vine.co/v/ea1mgudxXDJ

https://vine.co/v/Oip9KMbdveE

While loops are used to help the viewers watch the video smoothly, it greatly gives the viewers a sense of the video being longer than it is. The viewers are sometimes fooled into believing that someone is performing the actions continuously since the song’s beginning and end are matched together in order to keep the song running smoothly, but if the viewer looks closely, they can see a small jump cut between the ending and beginning of the same video. It is the sound of the video that makes the viewers’ mind easily tricked. However, it is this kind of trick that grabs the viewers’ attention and keeps them focused on the video’s world as it unfolds and re-loops in front of them.

 

Bonus: I love to video edit in my spare time. Any type of video or even to my favorite shows and cutscenes to practice on new effects and help improve my skills so I thought I should post a quick video right here as well. In this video, I wanted the sound to loop to create a sense of “forever dreaming” or “falling” kind of scene as the character is lost in his own state of mind as to “something [they] said.”

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Favorite Movie Scene-Framing

Titanic – Rose Dawson:

As the movie, Titanic begins to wrap up and cutaways between the past and the present continue, the audience views the scene where past Rose makes it safely to New York City after being rescued by the life boats. By using specific framing positions in order to convey meanings within each shot, the scene begins to portray important lessons that Rose had learned from Jack and being on the Titanic.

 

  • Medium Close Up (Shoulders Up)
    • Rose stares off the screen at an unknown object as the camera slowly turns to reveal it.

  • Low
    • The reveal: The Statue of Liberty. Rather than switching between the shots of Rose and the statue, the low framing positions are known to show taller objects as being more powerful compared to the smaller one. In this case, The Statue of Liberty is resembling the freedom of the land where Rose’s standing.
    • While Rose was breaking away from her rich life and rules for the sake of her family’s reputation, her time spent with Jack had given her the freedom that she had always wanted. With her past in the bottom of the sea with the Titanic and not knowing where her mother was, she gazes upon the Statue of Liberty as it resembles her new found freedom to her new life.

  • Medium Close Up (Chest Up)
    • For this shot, the audience clearly sees that Rose is so lost in her thoughts that she didn’t even notice the officer coming up to her.

  • Close Up
    • The climax of the scene: Using a close-up shot to focus on Rose emotionless expression, she reveals her name to be Rose Dawson that she will use to start her new life and keep her memory of the love of her life, Jack Dawson.

  • High
    • High shots are usually used to convey an object being small or powerless. In this shot, the sense of being small to her new life of freedom can be felt, yet it can also convey the feeling of looking up towards her new goals in America.

  • Low
    • Signifying the power/meaning of The Statue of Liberty.

  • Cutaway/Medium Close Up (Shoulders Up)
    • Cuts back to the present to one of the researchers stating that “they never found any records of Jack.” This shot wouldn’t have looked good in any other framing positions since the attention needs to be solely on him because what he says reflects back to Jack’s low-class status. Many records could be found of the other passengers, but more of the up-class citizens versus the lower ones were found. Also, Jack had won the tickets at the last minute and almost missed getting on the ship, so he probably wasn’t recorded ever getting onto the ship.

  • Medium Close Up (Shoulders Up)
    • This medium close up is perfect for Rose’s final words of the interview as it shows her expression and body posture being relaxed rather than tense as she was at the being of the movie. This can indicate the feelings of relief from holding in her story for a great majority of her life and that her story and Jack will live on forever when she passes on.

  • Medium Close Up (Chest Up)
    • Another medium close up to show expression from his granddaughter and the other researcher as they realize it’s best to stop the research and search for the heart of the sea.

  • Close Up
    • This close up really captures Rose’s reminisces of her memories from the Titanic. While this is her first time opening up about what happened and revealing Jack Dawson to the present, the audience can truly see Rose’s happiness from Jack, the sadness of losing Jack, and the gratefulness that she has that she can still remember his face even without any photos to base off of.

  • Cutaway/Landscape
    • While the movie started out with the scene of the sunken ship, the audience gets drag back to once lively ship now at the bottom of the sea.

The editing for this scene allowed each shot to flow smoothly between the cutaways of the past and present. As the scene starts off with past Rose in New York, the audience doesn’t hear from present Rose until the past Rose announces her new name and the shot cuts back to the interviewer saying they had found no records of Jack. Rather than playing scenes of past Rose being with Jack, the editing was laid out to capture present Rose’s emotions. This created a heavier impact as the audience was being built up towards one of the most devasting, heart turning reveals of the love story tragedy: Rose doesn’t have a photo of Jack, only a memory.

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Who Dunnit? – Fun Gone Too Far

For this Who Dunnit video, the culprit almost seems obvious as she is the only one in the scene, however that isn’t the case. I wanted to create a scene of an incident where someone destroyed an object, yet when I got home, I came back to this room just covered in stuffing with the guts of a stuffed animal in the middle of it. While I know who had done it, my dog didn’t and was wandering around the scene. She played the perfect role of a sad, confused character which gave my video more pathos as the audience can clearly see on her face. It will be up to the audience to decide who destroyed her toy and why.

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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 help replicate a story or experience which lead to the creation of cinematography. However, as mediums within cinematography and developments in technology affected one another, this led to the end of film cinematography. Companies began to transition towards video formatted films and society was soon able to gain access to these videos later in the year. While people could still wait for these videos on DVDs, a lot of movies and tv shows can now be accessed digitality. Yet, as society was quickly drawn into the digital world, so were the videos they created, leaving behind the physical mediums in cinematography altogether.

According to D.N. Rodowick’s book, “What Was Cinema?”, he discusses the idea of “all media evolve[s] in time, but not towards a predetermined essence” (37). While cinematography is “movement” art, this had to stay within the borderlines of what the real world gave society. However, that quickly changed as video cassettes changed to DVDs/Blu-ray to digital forms of movies, tv shows, and personal videos that could be altered into any form people wanted them to be on their devices.

With digital videos, people have fallen into an automatism of recording everything they see and either showing other people in person or posting it for the world to see. Whether it be videos for educational purposes used in classrooms or at home, the curiosity of the other parts of the world and what they can do, or from the human connections made in online to person, society has learned to express themselves through digital media platforms without giving any thought about it. Rather than having to set up a studio to record or having to go home to see these videos, mobile phones have given society the freedom to be connected to the digital world and post/share these videos immediately after they were taken. While this kind of freedom does have the side effects from people looking down at their phones, it does help people express themselves since they are not actually talking to someone while they record it, but rather communicate with anyone they want to with a click of a button. 

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Hello! I’m Mackenzie Koch

Hello! My name is Mackenzie Koch.

I’m a senior at WSUV and about to graduate this fall with my bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology and Culture.

I have always loved to work with video projects since I started watching people’s work on YouTube. I got my first editing program in 2010 called Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 and have used that program to get a basic understanding with the video editing world. Since then, I have worked closely with Sony Vegas Pro 13 and am currently in the process of teaching myself Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Videos that have always stood out to me are music videos and the stories that come from them. I would have to say one of my favorite examples of these would be Seven Lion’s World Apart Music video. While I’m hoping to create something like this one day, I love being able to create videos where the audience can feel the emotions that the videos are trying to convey.

 

 

 

 

 

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