I. Watch the film that you have chosen and create a simple PowerPoint presentation discussing how its “key” is conveyed in its visual style: shot composition, lighting, set design, frame, camera, editing, acting etc. Please note: when discussing visual approach, put text into comments field so we are looking at pictures not text during class discussion. Upload into our Google drive.
|Ahmad, Humza||Spring Breakers||Neo-Noir|
II. Edit a 1-1. min. MOTION GRAPHICS production exercise. You can use the interviews we shot in class (they are very poor quality, so maybe make then really small on the screen) or use any other video fro YouTube, preferably (but not obligatory) copyright free. Obviously, you can use both, as well as any shots you shoot with your smart Phone. The main task is to have MINIMUM 10 animations of videos or stills (frames changing their scale/position/rotation on screen in time) + 10 animations of titles – could be words from the interviews/songs. The can have small animation, ex. sliding or jumping or getting bigger. You will show them in class for feedback before submitting the following week for a grade.
III. In preparation for the midterm, we will watch several examples of self-portrait essays in class.
IV. In preparation for the Final Project think of 2-3 ideas. You will pitch them in class and discuss in small groups. 1 should be a portrait of somebody you have access to (tell us why and what will you use as illustration of their personality) another a Video Essay on the topic that interests you (tells us what kind of visuals you will use).