Film 1 Unit 2: Pre-Production Part 2

For this class, Richard and Billy went off to record sounds once again, while Jacob and I attempted to film some master shots. The file sizes were too big, so here is the link to an OneDrive folder containing the videos: https://isbdragons-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/asher_sevy_student_isb_bj_edu_cn/EgVccvf-WINPgQN6Oo15GEYB2cZYiZAQlSm8TmwoyjGHQA?e=bQaIMe Keep in mind that we were mainly focusing on the arrangement of components Read More…

Film 1 Unit 2: Pre-Production Part 1

When working on our horror film planning, our group split in two to maximize the efficiency of testing out both sounds and shots simultaneously. Richard and Billy searched for sounds to use in our film while Jacob and I tested out shots that I had previously visualized. We were able to get ten good shots, Read More…

Independent Reading Reflection #5: Ready Player One

I have been reading “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, and I have read pages 1-115. I would recommend this book for people who like science fiction or dystopian fiction books, as well as those who like videogames or 80s pop culture. From pages 1-115, the setting and protagonist are introduced. Wade Watts, the main Read More…

Film 1 Unit 2: Inspiration for My Film

Some ideas, fears, or concepts I could explore in my horror film are fear of the unknown, being stuck in a nightmare, being followed, and more. For the fear of the unknown, I could use a variety of lighting techniques such as spotlighting, underexposure, shadows, darkness, and silhouettes. This will unsure emotional impact because when Read More…

Film 1 Unit 2: Horror in Context

Different places in the world have different ideas of horror. In the West, gory, jumpscare-y shock horror is very popular, like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. In the East, however, horror films tend to be more psychological and subtle, gradually building up tension and suspense until the climax, for example, The Ring (Ringu). Read More…

Film 1 Unit 2: The Horror Genre

Some key elements of short films are utilizing lighting techniques, using sound to create mood and tone, using a variety of different camera angles, having a clear character, and having a plot that moves along quickly. According to No Film School, some lighting techniques used a lot in horror movies are uplighting, prominent and projected Read More…