Film: Plans for today and next class

Today’s class:

-Bring the sticker and finalize the Rubik’s Cube

-Practice Shots (Running Scene)

-Tracking Shots

-Get certified to use the stabilizer


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Los Reyes Magos en España y Mexico

¡Hola! mi nombre es Nacho, y en esta publicación del blog, hablaré sobre un festival divertido llamado el día de Los Reyes agos


Los Reyes Magos es una fiesta cristiana que conmemora la primera manifestación de Jesucristo a los gentiles. También completa la temporada navideña invitándonos a discernir la identidad del niño cristo.


¿Por que?

El día marca el final de los 12 días de Navidad y conmemora a los tres reyes magos, Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar, que viajaron desde lejos trayendo regalos al niño Jesús. Los cristianos creen que los 12 días de Navidad marcan la cantidad de tiempo que les tomó a los magos, o hombres sabios, después del nacimiento de Jesús, viajar a Belén para los reyes magos cuando lo reconocieron como el hijo de Dios.



Se celebra 12 días después de Navidad que es seis de enero cada año. Personalmente, Ojala que el fiesta no se cancele este año debido a COVID.



Países como Cuba, España, México, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia y Venezuela celebra los Reyes Magos



Católicos romanos, luteranos, anglicanos y otras iglesias occidentales celebrar en 6 de enero, pero las iglesias ortodoxas celebran los reyes magos en el 19 de enero, ya que su Nochebuena cae el 6 de enero.



Cantar los reyes magos, marcar la puerta con tiza, bendecir la casa, comer el pastel de los

Reyes Magos, nadar en invierno y asistir a los servicios religiosos.



Los Reyes Magos son muy similares a otra fiesta llamada Navidad. Como dije antes, los tres reyes trajeron regalos para el niño Jesús, mientras que durante la Navidad, Santa Claus trae regalos a todo el mundo. La diferencia entre estos dos festivales es que la generación mayor del país de habla latina cree en los tres reyes, mientras que la generación más joven cree en Santa Claus.


¡Espero que hayas aprendido algo de esta publicación de blog! Si tienes dudas, ¡déjalas en la sección de comentarios!

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Film 5 shots video

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Film: 5 Shots Storyboard

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My critiques on Lights out

Lights out


Success Criteria My critique
Tight Framing Lights out had a lot of tight framing, for example, when the character is under the blanket
Sound Effects Sound effects were used brilliantly in lights out; it created suspense to the audience
Jump Scares Jump Scares was used in Lights out as well when the women tried to turn off the light again.
Over-Extended Scenes Over-Extended Scene wasn’t really used in lights out film, it was all short clips combined
Subliminal Images Subliminal Images was used when the doll was turning off the lights in the last scene
Anticipating the worst Anticipating the worst was used when the women kept on switching the lights on and off
Up Lighting Up lighting wasn’t really used in the film, it was mostly down lighting that was used
Down Lighting Down lighting was used in the last scene when the doll turns off the lamp that was facing downwards
Irregular Movement Irregular movement was used in lights out as well, when the ‘ghost’ suddenly moved towards the women in the matter of seconds
Underexposure Underexposure wasn’t really used in the film


















The Jigsaw


Success Criteria My critique
Tight Framing I think there were some critical parts in the story that used tight framing in the Jigsaw. It grabbed the attention of the audience
Sound Effects Sound effects were used brilliantly throughout the whole story. Some squeaky sounds were used to create suspense.
Jump Scares Jump Scare was used in the last scene of the jigsaw. The ghost in the last scene was enough to scare the audience.
Over-Extended Scenes Over extended scene wasn’t really used well in the jigsaw; they only had short clips throughout the film.
Subliminal Images Subliminal image was used in the last scene when the ghost appeared.
Anticipating the worst Anticipating the worst wasn’t used well in the jigsaw. They had an unexpected story, and no one would’ve thought that the puzzle would be himself.
Up Lighting Up lighting was used when the lighting flashed the ghost from bottom-up. It created more mysterious kind of mood and eventually scared the audience
Down Lighting Down lighting was used when the man went to the bathroom and looked at the mirror. Character’s characteristics and emotion was shown through down lighting
Irregular Movement I wouldn’t really call this an irregular movement, but the story outline was simply brilliant. It was unexpected, and unforeseen.
Underexposure Underexposure was used when the man was trying to buy the Jigsaw from the shop.



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Film Script

Scene 1:

My name is Harry, and one of the things I enjoy doing is football. Here’s the basic routine of my warmup before a game. I first take my shoes and tie them tightly.

Scene 2:

I try to get that positive mindset into my mind since that mindset will eventually decide who the winner is for the game

Scene 3:

I take the ball, look at it for a while, before actually start kicking it

Scene 4:

Looking at the bleachers, I clean up my mind for the last time and start to concentrate on the game.

Scene 5:

The fifth action has to be perfect. Stepping 11 feet outside the goal, the ball has to curl into the right corner.

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The Horror Genre

Part 1

Jump Scare:

This is one of the most critical tools that horror movies use to scare you. It is intended not only as a means to get the adrenaline pumping in the crowd, or also to actually awaken the senses, but it is meant to evoke “cheap scares” for both physical and emotional stimuli in both intents and purposes.

Tight Framing:

Although horror films themselves may not be a quintessential style, close framing is one of the horror film tactics used to attract attention to one particular concept. Not just to call attention to one single item, but close framing can also be used to attract the attention of the viewer to a variety of concepts surrounding the protagonist. Tight Framing mostly utilizes close-up shots or sometimes, extreme close-up shots in order to create more suspense.

Irregular Movement:

Irregular movement, which typically involves frightening or unorthodox maneuvering, is one of the most character-driven, or maybe even monster-driven, tactics employed for horror filmmakers. Irregular motion is one form of “ghost walking,” or it is possible to depict demonic entities in characters, but it is also clearly a disturbing representation of its entirety.

Anticipating the Worst:

One of the best examples of suspense is that when a character walks up to a dark corridor, or when a ball seamlessly rolls down the stairwell all on its own, “Oh no” sounds in your stomach. There are what are referred to as anticipatory reactive sequences, or those all-too-familiar scenes that many reviewers lament about, “I expected that to happen.” That was about the stage.

———-Sound Effects————

Infrasounds are sounds that are distinguished by their low frequency (below 20 Hz) and can be triggered by natural events and extreme weather events, such as thunderstorms and earthquakes, as found in a 2011 report by the University of California. it’s programmed to equate them with the imminent threat because of the way human brains are evolutionarily wired.


While horror movie soundtracks share technical elements to create credible shocks, it is most productive to elicit terror by audio when it plays off the desires of the viewer to decide the mood of a scene. When films take a comfortable setting and incorporate slight, yet jarring disruptions, this is most apparent. Introducing the unexpected slam of kitchen cabinets in a silent house or faint children’s laughter could be a good technique.


Part 2

I think cultural background takes a significant part when defining a horror movie. Depending on where you’re from, horror films can have different settings, times, and occasions. For example, in my country, South Korea, one of the most famous horror films is Train to Busan which has been shown around the world as well. Train to Busan not only uses a Korean setting to show the cultural identity of the film, but it also uses an interesting setting which was a train. When talking about trains, it doesn’t really seem to be related to any kind of ‘horror’, however, there were some passed down stories from ancestors about horror regarding trains (Folktales about the danger of trains).


Part 3

To be honest, I don’t think I am a great person in regards to horror. I haven’t really watched a lot of horror movies or films in the past, so there’s not a lot of great knowledge in these types of areas. But since I did watch one or two horror films, I am probably able to use some techniques such as JumpScare or different Lighting and Sound techniques in order to make a horror film. I’m still not sure about what I will be going to but I’ll probably have the lights turn off at some point, create suspense using sound effects, and use JumpScare as well.

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Filmmaking: My Story Part 1,2,3

Part 1:

Describe what you will film. What will you do?

For my first film project, I would like to film my interest in football. I will try to make a story of my preparation before a game. I will try to explore the different angles we learned during class

Part 2:

ECU (Hand):

I will film my hands tying the shoelace. I will make sure my hand is in focus and I will try to keep the ground and the shoe out of focus.

I will use an aperture of 2.8

I will use a 25 lens.

I will use a white balance of 3200K.

CU (Face):

For the second shot, I will film my face. I will make sure that my face is in focus. I should have a courageous expression on my face.

I will use an aperture of 2.8

I will use a 25 lens.

I will use a white balance of 3200K.

WS (Upper body):

For the third shot. I will film my upper body while walking and holding the ball. I will make sure that my body as a whole is in focus. I should have the background mostly out of focus.

OTS (Over the shoulder):

For the fourth shot, I will have an over the shoulder shot where the focus is on the ball in my hand. I will make sure that the shoulder is out of focus and the ball is on focus instead. As I will be moving my shoulder during the shot, I will try to keep the focus the same throughout the video


For my interesting shot, I will try to have a low angle shot by placing the camera on the ground. This will mean that the football field will take up most of the space in the camera and I have to be careful to not get that on focus, instead, I need to keep the football on focus. As I kick the ball in the final shot, I will lose the focus on the ball which could possibly affect the film, however, a slight loss of focus in the final second will not have a huge impact on the film.

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Filmmaking: My story Part 1

ECU: Tying up the shoes

CU: Getting ready to play

WS: Similar to a silhouette shot that goes out of a tunnel

OTS: Preparing to kick the ball

‘Interesting’ Shot: Shooting the ball

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Filmmaking 1: A story in 5 shots

Extreme Closeup (ECU)

  • An extreme closeup in the 5 shot sequence is one of the shots that provokes the audience’s inquiry about the topic. This shot gives away the topic of the film itself, however, it doesn’t give away the whole topic. Extreme close up in this unit closes up to your hands, which means the focus is always on your hands. Your hand will be your primary focus for this shot.
  • Below is an example of ECU:

Close shot (CU)

  • A close shot in the 5 shot sequence is as important as Extreme Closeup but it gives away the person who’s actually doing the act. The impact of a close-up shot to the audience is that it addresses the emotion or the mood of the film. You can see the details of the character’s face and the topic as well. It will most likely to be focused on the person itself, rather than the background.
  • Below is an example of a CU

Medium Shot (MS)

  • A wide shot in the 5 shot sequence gives away the setting, the character, the background, and almost everything. The previous two shots mostly focused on the details of their facial expression and the topic whereas the wide shot allows the actor/character to utilize their physical characteristic. The camera’s focus will be on the background. The background should be distinguishable.
  • Below is an example of a WS

Over the shoulder shot (OTS)

  • An over the shoulder shot in this project focuses on the act the character is doing. We tend to use wide-shot because the extreme close up and close up did not catch the details of the act the character was doing. The shoulder will be out of focus, and the act will be in focus for this project. We don’t want the shoulder to be in focus since that will ruin the whole shot sequence; we don’t want the audience to focus on the shoulder, we want them to focus on the details of the act.
  • Below is an example of an OTS


“Interesting” Shot

  • The idea of an interesting shot is that you need to make a shot sequence that is able to grab the attention of the audience and possibly a shot with a resolution. You are able to do whatever shot you want to do, but it has to be ‘interesting’.
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