Filmmaking April 15
Thursday April 15th 2021, 12:52 pm
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As a group, we are going to be finishing the rough draft and if we have any extra time then we are going to work on the sounds so we can add them in and see what we have going from there. Christine has already put together and added the clips we have which is nice, then it is easier to see what we have, what we need and if we need to fix anything.

The Elevator Pre-Production (March 25)
Wednesday March 24th 2021, 11:12 am
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Today we filmed scenes where Alex was falling in the elevator then the camera ran out of battery. We tried filming when the elevator lights were on and then a couple minutes in, the lights turned off. In the end, we had to go back to get a new battery but then we weren’t able to go back and finish trying shots.

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After a couple takes it looked really nice and we had gotten better at how to make it look like the elevator was falling from the inside.

Five Shot Film Final
Monday March 22nd 2021, 3:39 pm
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Five Shot Lydia

Responding Part 2 (Attic Panic)
Thursday March 18th 2021, 9:08 am
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Unit 2: Responding part 1 (Lights Out)
Tuesday March 16th 2021, 1:50 pm
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone
Monday March 15th 2021, 8:59 am
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This book is written by J.K. Rowling

It is about a boy whose parents died and was then taken care of by his aunt and uncle. Harry found out there was a whole new world that exists and was accepted into the school – Hogwarts – that only witches and wizards knew about. I recommend this book because of all of the adventures Harry gets into with his friends: Ron and Hermione. Harry learns a new sport on a broom, saves a friend from a giant ogre and saves the school from (he who must not be named/you know who) a guy with no nose. Harry saves the school so many times, the author feels the need to make it 8 books long. So much romance, death, relationship issues and getting into trouble with an old man that sometimes just doesn’t give a hoot (-Hedwig). Anyway, I like this book a lot and if you like mischief (managed), really good looking prop food, a lot of joking around, fantasy, magical creatures, ghosties that suck out your happiness and watching bad people finally get karma, then this book might be for you.


Unit 2: Horror Genre
Wednesday March 10th 2021, 2:05 pm
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A lot of key techniques in filming are lighting, sound, visual effects, tone of voice, mood, and all of the different camera angles.

Some filming elements for lighting are shadows, silhouettes and character stance. It all has to do with where the camera is, who is talking, set lighting and natural lighting as well. There’s projection, spotlights, shooting through objects and/or glass.

Camera angles are important as well, whether you see the character’s face while they’re talking or another actor in the scene. One shot I thought was cool is a scene from the movie Midsommar, where Dani is standing next to a mirror looking at her boyfriend on the opposite side. The camera is right between her and the mirror so you can’t see the cameraman.

Horror film sound is key to jumpscares or setting the scene. Whether someone died or something is about to happen. Music could grow louder when the characters are in a stressful situation or suspense. A lot of sounds aren’t what they actually are, a chewing sound is probably someone stepping on an apple or, someone breaking their bone etc.:

Special effects in movies are a big help: Some movies that aren’t horror themed also use special effects and are added after the initial filming of the scenes. Actors sometimes wear special green suits or black body suits with all the dots. Beauty and the Beast: the beast was a whole grey outfit that was later edited after filming. A lot of movies wouldn’t be as good as they are with how far movie editors have come with visual effects over the years.

Five Shot Film Storyboard
Wednesday March 10th 2021, 1:44 pm
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Since I switched ideas very last minute, I don’t have a sketch for what it was going to look like.

Shot one: hand view sketching an eye up close

Shot two: face shot watching the eyes dart back and forth

Shot three: medium shot of me and my notebook

Shot four: over the shoulder peeking over to see a notebook covered in rough pen sketched eyes

Shot five: this is an interesting shot from above where you can see my head, hands and notebook

Five Shot Script
Wednesday March 10th 2021, 1:37 pm
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My name is Lydia. I’m not an artist, I doodle. Art is made out of inspiration, original ideas and whatever comes to mind. There’s no one way to express how you feel, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to what you make. Me drawing eyes is a weird fascination that some people might find creepy. No eyes are alike so every eye I draw is different in some way or another. Eyes are what make people special and different, just like my art.


Five Shot – Part 2
Wednesday March 10th 2021, 1:28 pm
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The first day back from online learning, I completely switched my idea from rock climbing to drawing. A lot of it was improvised and very last minute. I like the look of the shots and how I filmed it but I would be more prepared if I had planned everything beforehand. I switched ideas last minute because the rock climbing idea would’ve taken a lot more time and would’ve been more tricky. Why? Because I had a shot plan of me halfway up the wall and holding a camera while climbing is kind of tricky. I ended up filming in the library cafĂ© drawing what I think is very fascinating: eyes.

The first time filming, I didn’t get all of the shots I needed before class ended. The second time filming, I had used a different camera so the settings for lighting were a tad off. Third and final time filming, I got everything I needed in one class period and once the clips are all edited I feel like it will look really nice in the end.


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