I hope you are having a very restful holiday, but don't let your creative ideas evaporate into a haze of eggnog and icebox cookies.
Don't forget about the movie poster for your blockbuster!
Comingsoon.net has posted their picks for the best 25 movie posters of 2019. There are some really awesome ones! Try to push yourself to be super creative when it comes to marketing your blockbuster.
As you start to think about 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).
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
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.
Only two and half 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:
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.