For this exercise, I used the view of part of our kitchen to attempt to show depth by making use of light. Before continuing with the details of how I went about this project, I am going to jump to the end of it. I asked my actor to help by walking into and out… Continue reading Project 7: Creating depth with light
I watched Grapes of Wrath directed by John Ford and based on the book written by John Steinbeck. It stars Henry Fonda in the leading role. The main reason that I decided to watch it is because I had read that John Steinbeck had based some of the book on field notes taken by the US Farm Security Administration(FSA)… Continue reading Grapes of Wrath
In this exercise we are asked to film or photograph two objects to show the change in depth of field. Humans have two eyes and therefore are able to see with binocular vision. Each eye sees the same scene but from a slightly different angle. When the two slightly different images are sent to the brain, the… Continue reading Exercise: Depth
For this exercise I have taken four photographs to show: An oppressive, cluttered space An open, honest, simple space containing one intriguing item A stark, empty hostile space A warm, friendly cosy space For each of the photos, we are to consider how they feel and what meanings are implied. If they are not quite… Continue reading Exercise: Spaces
One aspect of the course that I am thoroughly enjoying but at the same time finding challenging is the requirement to generate good stories. Even if the exercise material gives a hint of a storyline, you are still required to build up the body around the story. In many instances the course gives you the freedom… Continue reading What makes a good story?
I’ve received feedback from my tutor on Assignment 1 and am encouraged by the report. The report is attached: Ashley Lauryssen 1 Assignment Report The comments were overall very positive. Where there was room for improvement, the comments were objective and justified. I am pleased that the shot of the girl framed between the two branches was liked as… Continue reading Assignment 1 – Tutor Feedback and Final Version
In this exercise we are asked to chose a scene from a movie, identify individual shots in the scene and then, for each shot, answer the following questions: How does the frame feel? How has this been achieved? Has the mise-en-scene played a part in this? Is there any meaning conveyed in the mise-en-scene? This… Continue reading Analysing a scene from Blade Runner – The Director’s Cut
For this assignment I am required to produce a short sequence, that tells a simple story using images alone. The briefing requires the shots to be set up ‘as you would a still frame’, therefore all shots are to be with a static camera (no panning, tilting, zooming, etc.). NOTE: The revised and final version… Continue reading Assignment 1