Ben Miller Film & TV coursework

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Unit 3 LO 3.1

Week 8,9&10- The Hello Project

In this project, I am going to be creating a video communication project. I have chosen this way of communication because it is the best way I could display my work. if is used something like radio it wouldn’t be as effective because I could only use sounds which this entire project is basically creating a narrative with the word hello. Personally, I prefer to do it in video form because it means that my work is based on visuals more than using just sound. Continue reading “Week 8,9&10- The Hello Project”


Week7 Unit 3, Working Practices

In this lesson, we learnt about the different ways about how to get into the media industry, there are very few options, however, learning about our options are useful because it means we have a better understanding of what our life would be like and how we would be able to pursue our dreams. Continue reading “Week7 Unit 3, Working Practices”

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”

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 3, Cameraman

How to become a cameraman? Continue reading “Week 4 Unit 3, Cameraman”

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 3, How to become a Foley engineer

How to become a foley engineer?

to become a foley engineer you first need to become a sound engineer because a foley engineer is a specialist, which is a progression from a sound engineer. so to become a sound engineer you firstly need to get some experience of sorts you need to go out there to a theater or somewhere to say that you’ve had that experience or you can be there to help out, being able to put that down on your cv is good as it can attract future employers and it can help if you want to go to university. You  could also get an apprenticeship or an internship which again helps build experience and your knowledge base. Then there is also the option to go to university that gives you the options of connections,  experience, skills and knowledge which can then lead onto freelance work and over time you will improve and eventually get the skills and sometime’s it’s by chance you become a foley engineer.

Continue reading “Week 3 Unit 3, How to become a Foley engineer”

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 2 unit 3: How to become a lighting engineer, and what do they do?

What does a lighting engineer do?

they design the lighting set up and they look at the scene they do this using genre stereotypes and semiology.

They maintain the lights they have to able to take them off the rig and repair them also to make sure they are all working before the scene is ready to shoot.

They set up the lights to the design agreed by the director and they have to be able to modify them if needed.

How to become a lighting engineer?

Get work experience!, having work experience is vital because the people who do lighting know pretty much everything there is you need to know. However, you should still go to university as it does give you possible connections and it proves your ability to get  a higher level of education.

you can also do an internship, apprenticeship, or became freelance you will probably need the experience to become a freelance however you will probably be hired more than going to an apprenticeship or an internship.

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