Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The Accident

a)     How successful is the editing of framing/composition of the shots? Refer to specific shots and justify / deconstruct.
I think the editing and the composition was done well, as the video looked smooth. The shot of the accident happening I feel was done perfectly, we achieved this by using different camera angles.

b)    How successfully is editing? Refer to specific examples of cuts and explain how successfully (or not) the audience has been positioned.
The editing was done well, yet it could have been better. The first scene was not completely smooth. The last few scenes were edited well, they were edited to be quick scenes to give a thriller feel and to show something interesting is happening. The audience has a clear view of what is happening in every scene, we went by the ‘rule of thirds’ so the audience don’t get confused.

c)     How efficient was the shoot?
I think the shoot was 90% efficient. The actors and the cameraman did their best, we put our knowledge and our skill to practice and the results was good.

d)    In hindsight, what would you do differently at any of the stages (pre-production, production, post-production)?
I think I would do the planning differently, as our plan was not so detailed. I also would do shooting at different time, as when we were shooting students were passing by as it was break time. 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Camera Techniques

This picture has nose room, this good so the person in this image does not look like he is falling out of the picture.  Nose room is the space between the edge of the frame and a person’s face when it is in profile.  In general, the space surrounding the subject should be 1/3 behind and 2/3 in front of the subject’s head.  I think this image is a very good example of nose room.
The rule of thirds has been used to take this image. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines.

When photographing or filming people, it is common to line the body up with a vertical line, and having the person's eyes in line with a horizontal one.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

I learnt how to use the lasso tool and i learnt how to modify the colour and the contrast. i also learnt how to redifine an image. I chose to make a poster on men in black three, this film has not been made and it is an idea.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Evaluation for Image Cropping

For this task I was given an image and I was told to crop it and create a two new images with their new brief stories. At class I squared off with a pencil on the picture showing what I wanted to crop. For my first image, I focussed on a woman on the floor and armed policemen circled around her, protecting her from reporters and their cameras and any other possible danger. For my second image, I focused on the armed policemen on the right, they look like they were trying to stop a riot, as one policeman has a dangerous looking gun. The purpose of this task was to learn how to crop an image using "Photoshop" on the Mac. I also learnt to analyse images more carefully.