April 2nd. This project was a script from our textbook, that was a couple lines, we had to come up with a back story and film it. I realized today that lining the script is a very important part before I film, because when I get to the location just look at the lined script and it tells me what I need to do. Wind was an issue but my actors (the two girls in the back of the picture) projected their voice and it all came together. Editing the piece is always difficult for me, still new to Adobe Premiere but I have the basics down to get the job done. Hopefully it will get easier
DRAMA FEST It’s been a while but back in February the 12th through the 15th, I had a wonderful experience working with Film and Theatre students. High schools from New Mexico came and showed us their plays. I do not even know how describe how much fun I had. Friendships grew from all aspects. The week after Drama Fest the there was a school that came in for the Fine Arts Department because these students were planning on going to ENMU in fall ‘14. There was a Q&A which i had to answer questions and wasn’t fully aware of how little I knew compared to the Upperclassmen. I got to know the future DFM students, three cool guys that will fit well here at Eastern.
Not a lot of dialogue is used, out of ten minutes only three sentences were actually spoken, but in that time a young man is looking back at his life through a masterpiece he is painting. He starts with his childhood, then his teen years and then imagines his future.
At the beginning, a kid is playing with a little boat in the beach and the movement of the camera follows the boat of how the kid is playing with it. It was very smooth. In this same scene he is running through the water, the camera follows him which means the DP is also running. The shot was very clear though and could see what was going on. This showed how much he enjoyed being on the beach, which is why i think she used it.
In the middle of the film, it starts to get emotional and when the main character is painting it gets intense. He was sad and angry at the same time and the shot was at first a close-up of his face in his arms.
Then the camera moves behind him and the painting in front of him. The director wanted us to feel in that moment and showed us his emotion making the audience feel it too. (Just touches the heart)
The pivotal moment for me was when his future self remembers his life when he sees the boat.
My favorite shots in this film were at the ending. All three guys had powdered paint in their hands, throwing it and having fun. The whole paint war was fantastic; the mixture of the colors was beautiful. At the beginning of the film he starts painting the canvas blue, then red following purple. Blue represented his childhood (the ocean and his shirt) and the color carries from his memories to his painting. Red was his teen years, and in his teen years his emotion was anger representing red and he was wearing re shorts, possibly. When he imagines the future the color was purple (mixture of red and blue but also maybe representingAlzheimer’s). The color sequence as a whole was so beautiful.
For our first assignment in DFM 110 (Shooting for the Location) we experimented with camera distances and composition. Getting the model subject in the right place was difficult along with the timing of the day right. Did not want to background to be over exposed or under exposed. All in all this assignment was fun working with friends and getting the hang of how far the subject needs to be away from the camera for it the be a specific distance. This Medium Close Up of my model was my favorite because it was a candid shot of her, which makes it all the better
Honestly, I enjoy different aspects of film and not entirely sure which specific area my heart is set on. It has gone from Director of Photography to directing to sound. Right now sound has really interested me. What got me interested was Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring because all the behind the scenes in that movie was incredible. There was so much that made the creatures so unique and the different type of sounds they had to use to make those creatures come alive, blew my mind. By the end of college I want a solid answer on what I want to do in Film and it can be anything, I just hope it is in film.
I knew i liked the new Thor soundtrack, it’s because it is BRIAN TYLER!!! He has also composed Iron Man 3, some of the Fast and Furious-es, Now You See Me, The Expendables, and some episodes for: Terra Nova, Sleepy Hollow and Hawaii FIve-O.
This movie came out in 2012, have the soundtrack and I still get goosebumps every time I hear it. Alan Silvestri is amazing and is another one of my favorite composers. (:
Silvestri has also done the music for The Mummy, Van Helsing, all of the Back to the Futures, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Night at the Museums, GI Joes, and a bunch of others.
Born September 12th, 1957 Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He always played his piano and moved more into that in college at Hurtwood House in London. Zimmer entered the world of film doing a collaboration with Stanley Myers with the film My Beautiful Laundrette (1985). In 1988, was a turn point in Zimmer’s career, he had started working on Rain Man. He then later worked on, Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Lion King (1995), which he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, American Music Award, Tony and two Grammy awards and has received 74 awards.
Major pieces of work: Dark Knight Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean Saga, Sherlock Holmes (RDJ ones), Inception, Man of Steel, Pearl Harbour, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, A League of Their Own, Mission Impossible II, Rush, 12 Years a Slave, The Lone Ranger….. and so many others!
Often works with directors Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan
Seamlessly mixes synthesizers with real instruments and soloists, often uses solo cello and acoustic/ electric guitar.
Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer because well first of all he does music for movies I love and each piece of work is unique! It’s just amazing and one of my favorite pieces is Time in Inception. Don’t get me wrong I love everything but this just touches my soul.