March 26

Prelim Montage

For another music video task, we had to make a montage of an average normal school day. A montage is a technique of selecting, editing and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole. As a pair we went around school recording Megan’s typical school day. We filmed each video long and then cut them down to about 3 seconds per clip. We edited this by using Premiere. This is a really helpful task as it gives us an insight of putting clips together in an order that will work and make sense.

March 13

Continuity Task

  • I have used the following camera techniques; close ups, mid-shots, two-shot, long shot and wide shot.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of relationship between the two of them.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules; pan, two-shot, shot reverse shot, composition and fast cutting speed.
  • I used these rules to illustrate the anger between mark and patrice and to not go past the 180 degree rule.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro such as cutting a video, exporting the video onto YouTube and embedding it into my blog and bringing the clip together into one continuity clip.
  • I used these tools t0 help the audience to understand the 180 degree rule and not to go beyond it as the actors will be on different sides and it won’t look like they will be having a conversation.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently; I would start off with an establishing shot to illustrate what I’ll be filming, use more close ups to demonstrate their reactions.