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Week 5 Unit 1: Introduction to Editing

In this task, we used avid to put together footage that we were given as well as audio, we had to sync the audio with the footage, and I made it change when there was a spike in the music because I thought I was most appropriate for  this task, I found this task useful as it gave me the opportunity to use avid and experiment with the software. Also having the experience with this software will be useful in the industry. Continue reading “Week 5 Unit 1: Introduction to Editing”

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Week 6, Unit 1: Slating and Lighting

In this task, we had to use the slate correctly and explain what each different ways of using the slate are and why we do it. I think in this shoot we could’ve improved on the lighting because it was very dark, however, that is something we can improve on next time. In the first shot, we are using a head slate, a head slate is just using the slate at the beginning of a  scene to mark it and also being able to sync the sound of it’s needed. The second shot is of a taile slate, this is using the slate at the end of a scene to mark it, however, it’s held upside down to mark that’s it’s at the end of a scene. The third shot is a head slate at a different angle in this shot we used the head slate but at a different angle. In the last shot, it was a most shot, a shot using no sound and the way you hold the slate was different so this shot is showing how to hold the slate for a mos shot. Doing this exercise was useful as it taught us how to use a slate properly and this is really useful as it means we know how it works in the industry. Continue reading “Week 6, Unit 1: Slating and Lighting”

Week 4 Unit 1- Camera

Camera concepts:

180-degree rule: This tends to be in the use of conversations where two people are talking facing each other it tends to be facing each other and from above the line goes from nose to nose. it means when having two people having a conversation the camera shouldn’t go past this lie because it could confuse the audience, rarely it is broken, however, some directors broke the rule on purpose because they wanted to. Continue reading “Week 4 Unit 1- Camera”

Week 3 Unit 1: Introduction to Audio

Dynamic Microphone:

A dynamic microphone is a microphone that is better suited for handling high volume levels such as musical instruments. they don’t require an external power source or batteries, inside they have a magnet wrapped by a coil connected to a diaphragm which when the sound waves hit the diaphragm they vibrate causing the coil to move against the  magnet. Continue reading “Week 3 Unit 1: Introduction to Audio”

Week 1 Unit 1 framing and composition skills

In this post, I will be showing different frame shots and different angles. They all have different meanings like being able to show an emotion in someone’s eyes or having an establishment shot. I will also be exploring different types of composition as well. Continue reading “Week 1 Unit 1 framing and composition skills”

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