1. Photography 101

This video offers an overview of everything you need to know (and more!) about photography in under forty minutes while I meet with the Film 12 students. We will watch and discuss it in the first part of class and introduce the project in the second.

2. Shoot the Shots Project

Students should not be editing overdue projects. We are introducing a new project and will look at some past samples by former students. This is a partnered project, so you can find someone you’d like to work with or I will help you identify a collaborator. For the remainder of the day today and all day tomorrow, groups should be preparing their storyboards, shot lists, acquiring props, scouting locations, and directing their actors. If you need, you can practice working with the equipment if you need time to review. Notify Mr. Gilbar as soon as you are ready. The first five groups to finish will film on Wednesday, while the last five groups will film on Thursday.

On Thursday and Friday, we will be doing our first narrative film shoot! The “Shoot the Shots” exercise is out of twenty marks. It will be a short, wordless narrative requiring 1-2 actors. Like all of our projects, please make sure to include your production logo at the beginning and a brief rolling credits at the end.

  1. Duration: The duration is between 45-90 seconds
  2. Camera shots: Includes EFFECTIVE use of all six shot types
  3. Camera moves: Includes EFFECTIVE use of two types of camera movement
  4. Continuity: Temporal continuity is created as one shot naturally leads into the next
  5. Versions: Two versions submitted, one with shots clearly labelled and one unlabelled

We will start planning this project tomorrow, but you should start thinking of ideas today!

3. Important Shots

Here is a great article on important shots. Don’t feel like reading? Here’s a video version!

4. Open Studio

Spend the remainder of the class working on editing your “Light and Sound” exercise. You will need  to manually sync your audio that was captured on the Zoom recorder and titling the shots with the shot type/lighting technique and sound capture method. If you finish early, you can use the remaining studio time to work on the “Viewpoint” project.

Day 16-17, 10/3-4