Prelim Continuity Task

  • In my video I used a variety of different camera angles and movements. For example, I used close ups, zoom in, pan shot, mid shots and long shots, followed up by an extreme close up on the item exchange.

 

  • I used these techniques to create a general idea of the geography and space of the setting. They set up the atmosphere during the sequence and were helpful in capturing characters emotions. For example, I used a camera zoom in on the girl’s face to capture her expression to being given the item and to reflect her confusion to the audience.

 

  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules to help and improve the edit. The most important rule I learnt of the editing is the 180 degree rule, where the camera must not pass the line of action between two things interacting. This allows for the edit to flow smoothly and avoid any confusion that may arise from breaking the rule. I also learnt the shot reverse shot, which helped to show the audience the characters perspective so they can get a general idea of the time and space. For example, I used an eyeline match of the girl and the clock to give an idea of time passing and boredom which was shown by the reaction shot.

 

  • I used these rules to make help the edit run effectively and create a connection between both characters in an interactive way, which the audience can find immersive and understand the characters’ views and emotions.

 

  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro which includes, marking in and out parts of long clips to construct them into an edit that flows smoothly. I also learnt how to make use of video effects on selected clips, such as, the zoom in function on the character which allowed me to capture facial expression and emotions.

 

  • I used these tools to build the sequence in chronological order of the dialogue to flow efficiently.

 

  • If I was to do this project again I would try to make use of more camera angles that work in correlation with the dialogue. I would also like to try out the different editing techniques that I could use to create more meaning and depth.

My copy of professional magazine fornt

I used a NME magazine front cover to analyse the different features included in it. I then recreated the same magazine front cover, as best as I could, using Indesign and Photoshop. I found the exercise difficult at first as I haven’t got a lot of experience in editing software, but I managed to find a few tutorials to help me navigate around them.

The first thing I needed to do was find a suitable image of the main cover to use for my own copy. For this task I used Photoshop as it was the best tool for cutting out the image for my main cover star, Florence.  I found a tutorial on Photoshop to show me how to cut out the main cover star so I could use it for my magazine.

The next thing I needed to do was use Indesign to add all the different features that were used in the original cover, including all of the other celebrities. I found that indesign was the most difficult software out of the two, as there are many different tools to use and it is hard to find what I wanted to do. I used these two tutorials which helped me to find the tools I was looking for and just to gather an overall understanding of the software.

One problem which made me struggle was the image I chose to recreate, as the colour schemes were both different so I had to find a way to make the text more readable. I did this by adding a white banner to go behind the text, which acted as a border to separate the two colours and brought out the text to make it easier to read. I edited with the white background for the text to help it blend in with the rest of the cover.

The tutorials were rather long, however, they covered the basis of my problems which aided me in producing a fitting recreation of the magazine cover.


Technical Camera Terms

Here is my contact sheet containing the photos I took with my peer. We experimented with different depths of field, shutter speeds, angles and distances, this helped us to gather an understanding of the camera and how to use it. This session helped me to understand that the cinematography alone can tell a story, such as, high angle long shots can display vulnerability and isolation.

The last image I chose to do a canted angle in order to create a sense of confusion and disorientation.

Lick & Stick Mock Up

I have recreated a magazine poster using post-it notes to highlight the main design features, such as, plug, main cover line, etc. This will help me when creating my own magazine cover, as it will show me how to structure the cover while utilizing the different features in order to create a sense of intrigue to the viewer.

Print that communicates meaning

In this post I have analysed Katy Perry’s world tour poster. I have looked at the mise en scene, colour and typeface. I then looked at the different techniques used and how they brought all the elements together to create a sense of intrigue to the viewer.

I will use my analysis to decide which techniques to use for my magazine cover, and how to use the colour and typeface to represent the genre and make it appeal to the target audience.