Prelim Task Mood Montage

This is our storyboard for our montage –

Today we were put into groups of two, we have to create a montage on two different themes we chose from a list, we chose ‘practice makes perfect’ and ‘frustration’. Our montage is based about a 100m sprint and the character needs to make it in a certain time but is unable too and is determined to finish it in the correct time.  Our montage is 15 shots and will roughly last for 30-60 seconds.

Do you think your montage has an impact? – Yes I think my montage creates a good effect to the viewer as it shows good determination to get better at playing the piano, it shows to never give up and you will be able to succeed.

Do you get a sense of feeling or story / relationship? – There is a story of progression with his ability for his piano skills

How does one specified cuts create meaning? –  (3 seconds) My first cut matches when he would be sitting down which displays a musical effect as he seems like he is quite excited and engaged to learn and play the piano.

Is there a sense of progression or are you trying just to reflect an experience? – There is a sense of progression as my model progressive gets better throughout the montage, I have shown this by directing my model to present sad/happy faces to match what he is playing which shows a progression.

Do you use repetition of some shots? If so, how do they help communicate your idea? – I haven’t repeated any shots as I wanted to make every shot portray a different emotion/feeling towards the audience.

What additional shot would you have liked to get to further communicate the idea? – I would have liked to get a panning shot of when my model sat down at the start of my montage as It would have shown more of what my model looks like and gain a better sense of character for my montage.

How could I have further communicated meaning – 

In my montage I tried to show how he has been successful through practise by showing his disappointed face once he has played something he didn’t like, I then reflected this by him playing something he likes and then he smiles because he is happy with his progress. To further communicate this progression through practise I would add more shots such as a panning shot of his immediate reaction from playing the piano to then his happy expression so that the viewer knows that he has now been making progress, I could also use the same technique at the start when he is learning to show that he wasn’t happy with what he was playing to then when he was,  as a clear reflection so then the audience have a much clearer idea of his progression throughout his practise.

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