Group Roles

Published by George Gamble

Throughout the filming progress we will all take on these roles:

Cinematography - Harry Knight
Director - George Gamble
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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Prelim 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 - A match on action, a technique used in film editing, is a cut that connects two different views of the same action at the same moment in the movement. By carefully matching the movement across the two shots, filmmakers make it seem that the motion continues uninterrupted.

shot/reverse shot - Shot reverse shot is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other.

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. 

Friday, 26 November 2010

Deconstruction Of Bridget Jones opening

Film: Bridget Jones (Beedan Kidron, 2004)


The first shot is a close up of a diary with soft non-diegetic music whilst the narrator talks over. Anchorage is provided because she writes 'brand new diary' as she also says it when narrating over.
We then move to an establishing shot, a slow fade is used to change scene to signify ellipsis.
Mise-en-scene signifies it is christmas through the clothes they are wearing and the snow outside.
The opening scene lasts for 3.4 minutes.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Lessons from Micro-Drama

  • I have learnt when making my Micro-drama how to plan a story board. We found that you can always change the plot of your story as your making the film, but from my own experience this is hard to do. In our production we didn't do enough shots so the camera angles didn't change during a scene. They were all one shot. Next time when filming our production i plan to do the same scene, but more than once from a different set of angles to help make the scenes more interesting.
  • When filming i learnt how to fully use and prepare the camera and tripod.  Once i had done this we experimented with all the angles and shots we could use. They are easy to use once you have gained the full idea of how to function with them.
  • During the production of our Micro-Drama i leant how to use the basic's of imovie. Although i have used it in the past i needed refreshing on how to work it. I found there are a lot of things you can do to drastically improve the film and make it much more interesting for the viewer.