Friday, December 10, 2010

Film Festival

Threads will be entered in to the Kansas City filmmakers Jubilee for 2011. I am looking forward to the upcoming events! I will keep posting updates!


Finished Piece



Through history, we have seen so many examples of the foundation of the art of film making becoming strong. This article talks about Godard, and his 35mm cameras and how strongly technology of the time influences the kind of images that can be made. I believe this to be so strongly true because, with the advancement of technology, we see things in a different perspective. With 3-D taking of the movie industry, film makers will again have to adjust to the new growing demand for better audience communication to the technology. It is something that is inescapable. I believe it to be very true that ideas transcend time and that technology does not.

Response: By Design;New Digital Cinema


This article stated that since 2000 music videos and design films have been based on contemporary media. It also stated that in regards to hybrid spaces, it is important to see that current music videos are mixing the ideas of what is "real" with what is obviously constructed. These two worlds have recently become increasingly difficult to separate.

A great example of a short film that has been made recently is the Chanel #5 commercial with Nicole Kidmann. They way in which the sets were fabricated is obvious, however its effectiveness its easily seen. I hope to apply this into my work. I am currently making a large green screen that I can work with alone the same lines as this work.

The art of commerce is something that applies strongly to me. I want to be able to make works that I can apply to the commercial world as well. I am continuing my exploration of videos for this.


Response to MOVEMENT
There is a big difference between movement and film actual movement. In film even though we think that we see "movement", we are actually only seeing a representation of movement. To see that as being true we can do "freeze frames".
I want to begin shooting some things at higher frame rates such as 1000 to help push the idea of motion or movement. I will work doing slow motion mainly with macro shots. The reason that I want to do this is because feel that it is showing the audience something in a way that they do not normally see. This is the main factor that I feel keeps an audiences attention because people are constantly seeking the advancement of their knowledge without having difficult means doing so.



There is a definite connection between the beginning and end of a story. It is very apparent that one must learn to structure a narrative as effectively as possible to get the best audience reaction. Another important thing that I have learned to remember is who you are making your film to be viewed by, and that you can't make everyone love your piece. There is no film that has ever been made that was loved by everyone. You must learn to be effective, precise, and perceptive.
In the article that I read, it says to know how your film is going to end before you know how it is going to begin or how your main body of your plot will be structured. I found this especially true when I was making the narrative for Threads. When I decided to have the ending the way it was, it was much easier to structure the events that transpired in between the beginning and ending.

Overall, this article helped me learned how to more effectively communicate an idea or plot to an audience. The "classic" principles that have been established in film making industry can be studied in their effectiveness and applied to my work.


Hauschka - The Key from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

This video created by Jeff Desom is very inspiring to me. The way that not only the narrative and video are edited but the feeling that I get when I watch the edit. It is a very tight and yet expansive exploration in a simple concept. I also particularly enjoyed how the piano was bouncing against a still frame.