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Soft cinema update

we watched the rest of the man with the movie camera in the tv session on Wednesday, i must say it was very hard to handle as it was so intense to watch the film for an hour and a half! the clip i found on you tube was much easier to watch, i think if i was to watch the film again it would be in snippets rather than the whole thing!.

After the session the group and I went back to Ollie’s to watch the black and white film Ollie had recorded. Whilst watching them we noted down which clips we wanted and what emotions they related to.

As well we all gave us a task to complete: mine is to find clips on films that have more horror emotion and comedy emotion. Also i am going to take my camera out and film some random clips of everyday emotion.


Man with the movie camera

Sarah recommended that we watch this film to get a good idea as into what we are meant to do.

Here is a clip of the film, that i found off of you-tube:

I actually liked this piece and it has gave me alot of ideas for our own project such as the random effects that are some of the scenes, for example:

  • slow motion
  • Fast motion
  • Dutch angels
  • Close ups
  • playing backwards
  • freeze frames
  • double exposure

Also the way in which the piece has been cropped so that the subject of the clip in mainly all you can see on the clip with hardly any surrounding.

I also thought the music was pretty cool!! Big thumbs up all round then. If you watch it hope you enjoy it too!!

Soft Cinema

okies well now lets talk about idat 104. We have already done a presentation worth 10% of the final mark and written an essay worth 50% of the final mark. Now we are to create a piece of film that doesn’t have a narrative and it generated in a random order.

We have been given a DVD that has clips from the Plymouth television archive the clips links with the subject of space. we have o take these clips place them in a database and create movie piece that does not have a story to follow if you want to say that.

It is work in groups of four and my group once again is the cool kids : Vicky, Kat and Ollie.

We have meet up for tutorial and thought on how abouts we could do this. We have had the idea that will will link the clips with the theme of emotions, we will watch the DVD and give each scene a certain emotion that we get from that clip. As-well as using the space clips to use old fashion black and white movie clips, to protray that as-well as science and technology happening in the world has the same emotion as peoples every day lives.

Another factor we want for our movie is that all the screens are in black and white so that the viewer is concentrating more on whats is going on in the film rather then their eyes being focus on different colours in each scene. Another reason for the black and white idea is that you don’t really expect this such of movie clip form a coloured film and you feel that it is like a modern day film with a story and narration to follow, plus it ties in with the art photography.

We will beign using a database in access to store the films and Visual Basic to generate the random numbers to place the clips in a new random order. which will link to whihc emotion the user wants to see.

We are just writing up a action plan and the content of what the actually doing for this project that i will post up soon. But for now i am going to research on some good emotional black and white films.