With a mixture of functionality and simplicity the Nintendo Wii’s aesthetics to me are beautiful. The tiny white box is a refreshing change compared to every other games consol that has been released. Undistinguished hidden panels none intrusively cover synchronisation buttons, control stick and SD card ports.
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Thursday, 22 November 2007
The only problems that I foresee are issues with the script and leaning of the lines, although this shouldn't be too bad as we can easily have a script up on the computer screen.
Also another problem will be being able to create and convincing atmosphere. Obviously we were planning to shoot much later in the day when our location would be emptier and therefore easier to control background sound and people moving into our shot.
Over all I'm looking forward todays shoot and I think it will go well. I'm also looking forward to making a film that isn't set on campus or in student accomadation. ^^
Will did a brilliant job with the filming but because we didn't have any kind of steadycam equipment it does look shaky in places. I think that we were a little too ambicious with this film with all the camera movements and lighting that was needed.
Over all I am quite pleased with the end result, no matter how many rules were broken from the breif, and I think the music really gives it an edge.
Monday, 19 November 2007
Although I think the filming went well and we got good experience with using proper lighting I still have some concerns, mainly due to the restraint of having to film in student accommodation and the fact the filming was hand held. Although I'm sure the end result will look good I'm not convinced that it will be enough to get the grades I'm aiming for.
As a contingency plan I have written a short script myself. Heavily influenced from a scene from "The Office" (see clip below) It will be a conversation between an annoying IT specialist and a telecom worker. There will not be any need to move the camera during filming. In doing this my group will be able to focus more on the quality of the lighting, framing, mis-en-scene and acting.
Monday, 5 November 2007
I chose this book purely on the cover and the fact that I was quite impressed by how many Z’s the author had in his name. Thankfully after reading just the first page I was pleased to see that the book offered more than just a hi-larious name on the cover.
The book is easy to read and seems to cover audio visual media from preproduction to distribution of the product. DiZazzo’s writing style is also very casual and personal with many rhetorical questions and comical use of punctuation. This gives the book a more convocation like tone which helps the reader pay attention and remember what they’ve read.
Example: “No generation loss, no dirty lists, no confusion, no problem! It’s digital!”
“But how about the content of corporate media programs? Has it evolved as well? Absolutely.”
Terminology is well explained and either in quotation marks or bold which helps break down the more complex sentences.
The content has a great layout making it easy to find any topic that the book may cover. From the main roles of a director and producer to script terminology to budgeting.
This book is the AV Bible and I strongly recommend it to both novice and professional film makers.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
As I promised before here is my second pixelation.