March 1

Green Screen

 

In this session we learnt about green screen. Green screen is an image pasted on a background. You can edit your image if you want to change the background image. We did this in adobe premiere. On this editing software it is called ultra-key. This can also be called Chroma- Key. Green screen can be used for movies, weather reports , action films, News reports, puppets and something with a big landscape picture. The green screen doesn’t always have to be green it could be grey or blue. The reason why it is usually green is because the colour is usually not on your body.

Here is my video:

Next we talked about some basic ground rules here they are:

I m away from screen

No food

No Drinks

Turn all lights off when done

Keep the noise down

Never lock door

Watch the step!

This is a shared space

Leave studio neat and tidy

Don’t interrupt teachers

Don’t stand to close to the wall otherwise you will get shadows which will ruin your film.

In the room there are 4 lighting cams, 2 light stands, 2 sandbags, over head lights, vision switcher, green cloth, power cords, ceiling lights and masking tape. Also remember to switch on 2,3,4,5 lights. So what I did in this session was make a video of Shia Lebouf on a drone background video. First I put the video on adobe premiere. Then I put the drone video on the top of it. To make it the background you have to go into effects-key-ultra key  and chose your colour. Then the drone video should be  the background.

I really liked this session because it was interesting and informative about the green screen and adobe premiere to make your film reach it’s full potential.

February 26

Adobe Premiere

In this session we learnt about editing and Adobe Premiere. Some say that editing is the most important thing about the film making process. What I did with my film was speed Voice overs and audio.

Here is my Video:

 

We learnt about how to increase audio and speed. If you increase the speed the person talks faster depending on what percentage you have the speed. If you decrease the speed the person talks slower depending on what percentage you have it on. To get into speed you right click the audio and it comes up with a menu. Then you click speed which is close to the bottom of the menu and and type in your preferred percentage. To increase or decrease audio right click the audio bar. Then click audio gain which is under speed. Then type in your preferred volume. On the left you have a a menu of all your downloaded videos. On the bottom you have a place where you drop in media. On the top you have your video were you can watch your film to see how is.

I found this session interesting and rewarding because I learnt how important editing is and how it can enhance your film.

February 20

Royalty free music

In this session with Mr Galluccio we learnt about copy right and how music is so important to our films. Such as mystery film has to be tense and a jolly film has to be happy. If you have great music over the film this enhances the feel of the films to make it much more gripping. So we talked about the importance of not copying an original soundtrack but Fortnite and Ariana Grande did it and now they are in trouble. So what we did this lesson was find songs on Ben-sound that matched our titles.

The titles were:

IT

Creepy

The Greatest Showman

Going higher

Titanic

New dawn

Wonder

Birth of a hero

Star wars

Epic

I liked this session because we learned about how music can make your film the best.

 

February 15

ZOOM camera

In this session we learnt about ZOOM cameras. We learnt about how to film safety, dumping on computers and some basics on how to use and control them. We talked about that we should always have our hand in the rope to hold it safely.We also talked about zooming it turns out that this camera can’t zoom well despite its name the ZOOM in this camera is the brand. So what we did was take videos of ourselves doing tongue twisters and dump them onto our computer.

Here are the videos:

These cameras have very good audio.They have a dial to show how much sound the much sound the microphone pics up. 10 is usually way to loud and 1 is way to quiet. The best all round setting is 7 on the dial. There are to microphones on the camera one points left and the other points right but you can’t really see them because the are covered with a sponge. There are 2 buttons on the side of the camera which show if the microphones are on if they are on the light is red if they are off the microphone is off.

I found this session interesting and enjoyable because we got to learn the basics of ZOOM cameras and how to use them to make our future films have excellent audio.

 

 

February 15

Shot lists and story boards

In this clinic we learnt about planning our filming what we talked about was shot lists and story boards. We talked about planning, production and editing. Planning takes up 60% of the time, production takes up 10 % of the time and editing takes up 70% of the time.A story board has some basic info such as camera shots and specific pictures. Story boards are the best way to share your film and makes production easier. The things that they have in a storyboard is pictures and shot types.

Here is a photo of a storyboard:

Shot Lists have every moment of the movie on a piece of paper. This should be so precise that anyone should pick up the shot list they have an idea of exactly what the film will be like. The things that you must include is shot types, shot angles,times, and what is happening in the particular moment in the film.

Here is a photo of a story board:

I found this session very informative and interesting. I enjoyed learning about what and how to use story boards and shot lists to make your film the best.

 

 

 

 

February 12

Audio Booths

In the Audio booths class today we learnt how to use microphones, join them up to our computers and play them back to ourselves. In this session we discussed about rules, respecting the space, to use the equipment properly and to respect each other. To take a recording of yourself you have to plug in the microphone into your computer and press play. You always must not shout nor talk to close into the microphone this will distort your sound that means that your recording will sound horrible and hard to hear. A good recording should sound sharp and clear. It is always important to have emotion when your recording. You should get a good sound if you are 10-20 cm away from the microphone.

I really liked this session because we learnt how to use the audio booths and how to make our recording the best.

 

February 10

Presenting to camera

Our first film school lesson was about presenting to camera. We learn that you have to rehearse to make your film it can be. We also learnt about looking directly at the camera.If your eyes aren’t on the camera this shows that you aren’t to interested in the film and it can look like your lying. We also talked about not going on film without rehearsing because you could muddle up your words and the audience can tell that your ad-libbing.

Here is a video of me doing a tongue twister it took me a lot of takes to get it perfect:

I really enjoyed this clinic because learnt about how important it is to have eye contact with the camera.

 

 

 

February 8

Setting up tripods

On  Wednesday  learnt about how to set up and use tripods with Mr Henderson. We learn how to assemble them and screw the cameras in. First you have to pull out the legs to your desired height and clip it in. Then you push a lever that makes the screw come out. Once you screw it into the camera you click it back in and lock it  in. Once your tripod and camera are set up you press the power on button on the top left of the camera and start recording.

Here are some photos of tripods and cameras:

I really enjoyed doing tripods and cam corders because I learnt about how to use cameras and set up tripods.