Wednesday, 15 December 2010

AS coursework Possible Film Titles

  • Schism
  • Dissension 
  • Acid, blotter, cheer, dots, drop, flash, hawk, L, lightning flash, liquid acid, Lucy, micro dots and other names for LSD, as the drug is a main part of the story line.
  • Fissure
  • Rift
  • Disunity
  • Partition

  • The names that aren't related to drugs are all synonyms of the word 'split'. They are used because a split is what happens in the story line, as the main character is separated, or split from reality through drug use.  

Friday, 10 December 2010

Edits to Pre Lim task

After the initial filming and editing task we had to make a change to our original final piece because of a mistake in the match and action portion of the task.

We had edited the first shot to show a hand opening a door and then a cut to the other side of the door to see it being opened, this was wrong because it gave the impression of the door being opened twice instead of being opened once and then someone walking through the door.

We fixed this problem by simply cutting out the extra shot of the character coming through the door on the other side.

As an improvement to our task I think we should have improved our sound editing to make the cry seem more continuous and possibly have included a close up on characters faces to show emotion.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Prelim Task

You can watch my prelim video here

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Pre-lim Task.

Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule. 
Match on Action- connects two shots cut together by having a character finish an action in the second shot begun in the first shot. For instance, if a character lights a match in the first shot, the same character will draw it up to a cigarette in the second.

Shot/Reverse Shot- After an establishing shot, the shot-reverse shot refers to the close-ups used when two characters are in conversation. (Because we have already used an establishing shot, we now know where the characters are in relation to one another.) First both of the actors engaged in a conversation are shown in a two-shot then the camera cuts in to mid shots and close-ups of one actor and then the other, usually from a position 'over the shoulder' of the other actor.

180-degree rule-The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line.