As you approach post-production on your movie, as few of you are finding non-copyright materials (such as soundtracks, looped video clips, etc).
Fortunately, this tool is an excellent way to help you find the resources that you need. Check it out (but don't trust the results 100%...make sure you check the descriptions in the files to make sure that they have a Creative Commons license).
You should be well past the initial stages of pre-production for your Culminating Blockbuster. I expect to have been presented with everyone's elevator pitch by the end of tomorrow's class (why wait, let's get them done today!).
Here is the second part of your Culminating Blockbuster that covers all the expectations and rubrics for production and post-production.
Please stay focused and on task. The time will slip by faster than you think.
As you work on your masterpiece, take the time to reflect on a few of these quotes from famous directors.
Auteur theory argues that a film’s creative vision and complexity can be credited to the director. Since such a theory implies that actors and other crew members working on the film are of little consequence, the theory remains hotly debated and criticized.
This website should help you as you explore your director's "style"...remembering that you should be well on your way in writing your overview and producing your homage.
This is an interesting homage to Quentin Tarantino's style involving spaghetti and meatballs :)
Only three weeks of school left before the break. We need to get moving ;)
Today, we are going to take a look at the role tone plays in movie making (you will need this handout to help guide your learning).
We will be starting our day by listening to this brief audio clip, and discussing the role music has in helping set the tone for a movie.
Your last assignment (before you complete your culminating) for this year, is to take one of the movies that you are provided with (take a look at my USB stick) and using your knowledge of editing, trailers, and tone, change the movie's genre.
This is a Level 4+ example using Disney's Frozen:
This will be one of our last full session class lessons this semester. This is the last skill that you need to master to create all the aspects of your Culminating Assignment (The Blockbuster Movie).
Today we will be looking at the Codes and Conventions that make up trailers, analyzing a few trailers using these worksheets (this one, and this one too!), and preparing for our assignment (check list/marking scheme). You can use this handy-dandy visual organizer to plan the trailer for your Blockbuster. Use these sites for inspiration: Golden Trailer Awards and Apple Trailers
..and for something to inspire your upcoming voice overs, let's listen to the best of Don LaFontaine
This is what a little bit of creativity, and the skills you've learned so far this year, can make :)
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.
We'll start with this slightly irreverent overview (some of the language is not PG)
Tim Burton -Rahal
Slawomir Idzial (Cinematographer) -Taaffe
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" -Wiley, Martin, White, Peterson, Brandt
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" -Walker, Walters, Hanian, Anokye
""Every Breath You Take" -Howlett, Souto, Dominguez
"Ghostbusters" -McCarroll, French
"Africa" -P. Sicard, Trimble, Welsh
"I Wanna Dance (With Somebody That Loves Me)" -R. Sicard, Park
"Raining Again" -McIntosh, Taaffe
Last Year Level 4+ Exemplar