We have learned that scripting, story-boarding and editing all go hand in hand to tell a visual story (with a beginning, a middle and an end).
For the next few classes we are going to explore how to edit our footage to show not tell.
As you are engaging your brains, and shifting your creativity into over drive, here is something to inspire you (especially if you were ever considering doing a frame by frame remake of your favourite scene/video).
Surely, you remember Carly Rae Jepsen's "other hit", "I Really Like You" from 2015...
Toronto band Little Junior liked the song so much that they painstaking remade the ENTIRE video frame for frame. To top it off, this was all done in one marathon 20 hour session.
This is what it looks like side by side:
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of the words mock and documentary) is a type of film or television show in which fictional events are presented in documentary style to create a parody. These productions are often used to analyze or comment on current events and issues by using a fictional setting, or to parody the documentary form itself.
Today and tomorrow we will be exploring our new understanding of documentary film making by watching Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!". You will need this assignment handout.
The official trailer for the movie is below:
Documentary Addict is an AWESOME curated website for you to check out as we explore the craft of movie making.
We have a lot to accomplish over the next week, so let's work together to make everything work smoothly.
Today we are going to be discussing the genre of documentaries (you can use this worksheet to organize your notes).
I have included the silent film classic documentary "Nanook of the North" (which was made before the term documentary was even coined). In 1989, this film was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
How is your Paddington bad lip reading coming along (due Friday)? Need some inspiration? This is probably THE best example I have ever seen ;)
Today, we will begin the awesome journey that is your Course Culminating Movie Assignment. While we are only 50% finished this course, you have enough experience and a large enough skill base to get started with your pre-production. The final film will be due in the middle of January, but as you know from your first few assignments, planning, shooting and editing take a lot longer than you think.
This is the first package of handouts that you will need to Build Your Blockbuster.
Three excellent resources for you to expand your learning (and to go beyond what you have been taught in class):
Vimeo FIlm School
You can also find downloadable assets at Detonation Films
As you work on your masterpiece, take the time to reflect on a few of these quotes from famous directors.