Today we had the day off to work on our Trailer projects. I decided to change my initial idea and am now doing my project on Coraline. I finished my trailer and am very excited at how it came out. It was also a challenge to work by myself with the program. I remembered a lot of what we learned in class but a lot of the time I was trying to teach myself how to use it. That's always how I've learned to use things and it was difficult but at the same time very fun and I felt so good after figuring everything out. Overall, I'm glad with the way my trailer came out. It worked out exactly how I pictured it in my head.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Today in class, we took our Midterm. Overall I thought it was a very fair exam and I felt extremely prepared for it. It was a good assessment of my knowledge and I did not feel over whelmed while taking it.
After the test it was a nice to just work on our upcoming project and watch some trailers. I loved the Mrs. Doubtfire trailer turned into a horror film, I've already showed about 5 of my friends. It's cool to see how transitions and music can change the effect of an entire video. I'm still debating over how I want to do my trailer, I will probably end up just enhancing it. I am going to make at trailer for Clueless because it's one of my favorite movies and I think it's hilarious. So far I have gathered clips from two trailers that were released and then clips of the movie that I found on Youtube. I'm excited to start working on this project. I think it'll be challenging yet a lot of fun at the same time. I am also very excited to see the outcome of not only mine but of others also.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Class on Tuesday was a hands on class. We went into the GreyComm studio and got to use the cameras and lighting equipment. Using the camera's was a lot of fun, I have never used a camera like that before so it was interesting. Seeing how a simple change in direction of the lights can drastically change the light on the person in the camera view was crazy to me. Figuring out the perfect light is more difficult than I had imagined it to be. It was very helpful to get to do it ourselves and also a lot of fun. I enjoyed being in the GreyComm studio, I liked the switch up of scenario. It kind of made me focus a lot more and it was awesome to get to work with equipment like that.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Today in class we discussed more on editing. I think it was a very effective lesson, especially just going through all the different things that we can use. Whenever I use a computer program I always find myself scrambling to figure out how to do something, so it's nice to know that when editing I know most of the things I will need and what icons represent what. It's also a lot of fun to fool around with editing.
The lighting aspect of class was very interesting to me. Many of friends are photo majors and use me as their model. I never understood why they constantly had to switch around the lights but to see the drastic change in simply moving the light over by one spot came to a shock to me. It's insane how much a little move of the light can effect how someone looks on camera.