Throughout Week 1, I compiled together my show-reel research which involved me in looking at show-reels on media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. I picked two clips to research one was a show-reel and the other was a short film trailer, throughout these clips I carefully analysed the use of colour correction, focus, shot angles, lighting, text, SFX and soundtrack.
Throughout researching these show-reels it gave me an insight and broader idea of what I want to element into my show-reel by making it as professional as possible to be able to submit and showcase my work to universities, jobs and film festivals.
As well as complying together research for my show-reel, we started our second-semester classes this week were we looked at the outcome for semiotics looking at the technical aspects of cinematography for ‘Critical Analysis’. Before we broke up for the winter break, we looked at the movie ‘Deliverance’ and critiqued it on its technical aspects and the message that it delivered.
In law and communication, I learned about what deformation meant and looking into a public profile case which I choose to look into the case of “Gordon Ramsey and “Fake Kitchen Nightmares” throughout this class I learned the 5 essentials that are needed to pursue in a deformation case which are:
- About the pursuer
For Compositing and Motion Graphics, I looked and research into production titles, from this I then had to complete a small opening title for a production from Andrea’s Tutorial. I struggled at the start of this exercise on how to keyframe but Andrea’s had guided me and showed me how to do it.
GRADED UNIT 2
Adam Dodd People Cinematography
Adam Dodd when focusing on subjects uses MS making sure that he complies with the rule of thirds within the frame, his shots are clearly focused and colour corrected. He films a sunset, where people are running on sand, getting this shot right he would need to make sure that his colour temperature was set correctly and that any over exposure was levelled down. He uses a variety of different shoots such as close-ups on the runner, WS showing him at the door scared with his torch at the start of the show-reel. The lighting from his work is lit correctly to the subject both during day/night-time, he has coloured corrected (during editing) and white-balanced correctly to subjects which may/could’ve been over-exposed.
He uses a pull in the shot when showing the scientist mixing an experiment which then cuts to a nice close-up of the experiment in his hand.
The sunset scene used a WS showing the sunset and the runners coming out of the beach sea, it then quickly cuts to a nice close-up of their legs showing them running.
His main subject within his cinematography is people, it is made clear in the show reel as throughout the show-reel there are snippets of movies but it also focuses on fashion, sport, gardening, working, home-lifestyle, science, tourism.
His title is kept basic and centred displaying his name at the start after one clip of his movie, to showing us his name, profession as well as contact details at the end of the show-reel. There was only one element of Special FX used and that was showing the rugby player and his name at 1:15.
I overall felt that the show-reel flowed nicely in regards to showing the different snippets of what people do, but felt it hard to follow his other stuff like his movies as I felt that it was kind of subject to when he was showing people’s day to day work/lifestyle.
Wentworth Prison (Channel 5 Trailer)
Wentworth Prison (Channel 5 Trailer) The Wentworth Trailer displays a lot of the camera work used within the programme. 0:06 we see Bea Smith in frame of the rule of thirds, it then cuts to a close-up showing her walking with handcuffs on her arms, the lighting in this setting is very dark, given the impression that the atmosphere of the overall prison isn’t going to be easy and that dark times lie ahead. The majority of clips are well lit but coloured to a blue/teal colour. 0:15 shows us all the different elements within a prison including an MS of the CCTV, Right MS of one of the Yards using the rule of thirds as well as the Wentworth Correctional Centre displayed using the same rule of thirds and MS expect on the left-hand site instead which makes the edit flow nicely. There are several close-ups of the characters faces within this trailer as well as tracking shots with and without a title up showing the characters walking. When Bea is getting sedated they showing us her point of view shot of her seeing the officers at a tilt angle. There are also MS of the characters when showing a group of prisoners or focusing on the one subject and where they are at for example showing Bea in the slot which is away from the Prisoner Cells and isn’t as nice as the normal prison cell.There are pull-out shows of the character shown, before displaying the clips of the scenes as well as using the tilt.