For my first task in our next component I was told to create a 40 second montage, with a selected group member, on one of the chosen themes given to use. Mine was “The best things in life are free”, to make this into a montage we decided on getting clips of people doing things that make themselves or others happy. Below are some questions we were asked to reflect on:
1. Do you think your montage has an impact?
I don’t think my montage came together as anything that could inspire or create much of an impact. I believe it gets the point across and keeps it interesting but it doesn’t create much impact.
2. Do you get a sense of feeling or story / relationship?
My montage didn’t have much of a story to it, it just had a bunch of nice clips thrown together. It didn’t really follow a set plot.
3. How does one specified cut create meaning?
Looking at all the cuts together I believe the one that creates the most meaning and links back to the theme would be at 28 seconds. This is a clip of two friends meeting up and preforming their own hand shake. This shows they’ve known each other for a while and have a strong connection and friendship is free.
4 .Is there a sense of progression or are you trying just to reflect an experience?
My montage doesn’t really have any specific plot or progression, its more about the individual clip than the thing as a whole.
5. Do you use repetition of some shots? If so, how do they help communicate your idea?
We managed to go without repeating any shots as we had enough to cover the time. I think that if we did have duplicate shots then it might take away from the genuine feeling of kindness I want it to have.
6. What additional shot would you have liked to get to further communicate the idea?
If I had more time and could add some more shots in then I would like to get some more intimate shots, such as people holding hands or hugging, as love is free.