Thursday, 13 June 2013
In transactional LA, we spent a large portion of the 4th quarter studying film. I love movies, so this topic was fine by me! We took a deeper look into what makes film. The different camera angles, the lighting, the characters expressions, and even the way the setting makes whoever is watching the film feel. We practiced skills like reviewing film, and writing scripts. As a final project, we made our own short movies in assigned groups. This provided a break from in class activities which was absolutely fantastic. The assigned groups for our film project also allowed/forced the opportunity to work with some new people, and get to know a few classmates a little better just before the end of the school year. The assessment was planned to take a look at our creativity, and mainly on our ability to follow directions and write a proper script, opposed to assessing our ability as actors, and how good our films are. Making a short movie was an adventure. Although resources were quite limited, and the budgets were a little small, it was a worth while project. After our film studies unit, whenever i'm watching something that has been manually filmed, I can't help but pay attention to all the little details and thoughts that went into planning a shot, or scene.