In pairs we created a story board to plan our montage – this included types of shot, camera and editing. Our storyboard was based of a theme of determination, which is why we decided to go woth a musical based story.
The assessment criteria for this task was:
Holding a shot steady
Framing a shot
(Shooting a) variety of shot distances
Do you think your montage has an impact?
Yes, I think that our montage shows a clear a story, which will have an impact on our audience. I think that because it is also quite a relatable theme, it will have a greater impact.
Do you get a sense of feeling or story / relationship?
The use of camera and editing as well as with props creates the sense of story and emphasizes the main theme – determination. Proxemics and mise en scene, shows the relationship between all he people involved – eg performer high up on stage and audience low in crowd.
How does one specified cuts create meaning? Please use time codes to identify the cut in question.
0:18 – Cuts from performing on stage with crowd shouting negative comments at her, to her practicing aggressively. This specific cut was to purposefully show how she was feeling.
0:24 – Cuts to a close up of the girl practicing the guitar, her mentor guides her fingers to wear they should be highlighting the relationship between the two people.
0:41 – I used a fade to white shot here to emphasise the contrast between when she was bad at playing guitar and when she finally got good.
Is there a sense of progression or are you trying just to reflect an experience?
The main theme of my montage is determination, so I was trying to show the journey of someone learning to play guitar.
Do you use repetition of some shots? If so, how do they help communicate your idea?
Yes, I repeated the scene of her playing on stage – once when she was bad at playing and again when she was good. This also showed the sense of journey determination.
What additional shot would you have liked to get to further communicate the idea?
I think that a tracking shot of the two girls playing guitar together would have an affect on the idea of determination, as it could represent tracking her progress as a performer.