February 2017 archive

Zoom Camera

In Film school we learnt about the zoom cameras. There is a big mic on top it is called a wind mic. There is a protective leans cap so it will not get dirt or drop it. The other cameras have handles the zooms do not so you have to keep them on the tripod. The other thing that it dose not have is a zoom bit and it is called a zoom camera and dose not zoom what it is just the brand. It dose have a gold fish zoom which means you can zoom right out and fit lots in your shot. When you zoom in it is like what you can see with just your eyes. You don’t need a shotgun because it already has one on it. you can move it to were you want. On the camera there is a spinner with numbers on it  is the sound you turn it to 10 if you want the sound to be really loud or 1 if you don’t want it loud.

Wireless microphones

In film school we learnt about wireless microphones and lapel microphones for the lapel microphones there are to belt packs on is for you and the other is for the camera so thread it of the fabric handle. On one  of the belt pack there is R on the other there is a T. it help you place the right belt pack on the right thing. The  R is for reserve which is the camera the T is what the person wears. You call it a lapel because there is a ting lapel microphone it is skin coloured so it will blend in you put it on you tie or on your buttons. The wireless microphone is hand held and only has one belt pack because you hold a microphone and the camera only needs on because it is called a wireless microphone.

Royalty free music

Today in film school we did royalty free music. Some people say that there is no such thing as free music. We went on a website called bensound it is free but if you do use his song you have to credit him so in your credits you write music from bensound. When  you use bensound there are no voice its just sound. This website is not copyright. Then we got to have a look at the website. There were so really cool sounds.


Green Screen

In film school we learnt about the green screen studio. We learnt about the lights and how you should always use them to get great lighting. There are 2 plugs one is small and the other is large the small one is for the camera to the big screen and the big one is for the computer to the big screen. You have to make sure zoom just a little bit so you can only see the green and not the white walls. You have to make sure you are not wearing green and red, orange because they have green in them. When you are doing a PTC you need to stand to the side so that if you have picture you can see it and your not the main focus.


Shotlist is the planning and well what shot you are going to do and were you are going to do. planning takes 60% of your time or pre production. Filming takes 15% of your time. Editing takes 25% of your time. In the shot list there are 4 sections. The first one is the scene is what section you are filming. Then there is the description this is were you write the scene the type of shot so if you are panning or if you are doing a close up. the dialogue is the striped it has VO which is the voice over, the PTC which is peace to camera that’s were you are talking face to face with the camera. And text is texted. There is also audio which is like a song or a beat that goes into your film.That is what I learnt in Shotlist.

Point and shoot

Today we did paint and shoot.

We learnt about the rule of thirds is were Imagine that your image is divided into nine equal segments by two vertical and two horizontal lines. This will add balance and interest.

Balancing Elements is were if you are taking a photo of a bird and sitting on beach near the beach you would have a balance of the water the beach and the bird that’s a balanced photo.

View point is were you are taking it from the top or the bottom or the side.

background is were you have your picture of a bird and you have lots of trees and bushes and you can bot see the  bird that is not a good background. A good background is focusing on the  main thing.

Framing is were you have like a gate and you use that as part of your picture that is a natal framing.


Camera Angles

My second lesson was on camera angles we learnt different types of camera shots, angles and movement.

Camera shots; close up CU,  ECU extreme close up, FS full shot, MS mid shot ,ES establishing shot. A close up shot is were you like a face and you only show the forehead to the chin that is a close up shot. an extreme close up is maybe only showing just the hair or just the eyes. A full shot is were you have a farm and you show all that the camera can fit in. Mid shot is the same just mid. The establishing shot is the first peace of film in your movie. If your film is about a beach you will start it with a picture of the beach or and over look of the beach.


HA-high angle, LA- low angle, OH- over head


There is Zoom it is were you zoom the camera in or out. There is tracking it is where you move towards something or away from something. Dolly is were you zoom and track at the same time. Panning is were you go left to right or up or down.


today was the second day of film school. I did presenting with Mr Henderson. Which is how to speak one on one with the camera. Fist thing always warm up by stretching your face and doing tongue twisters. Like red leather yellow leather. Unique new York. Perter piper pick a peck of picked peppers. the number one thing you never do is look down. All you need to do is memorize your striped also make sure you never put your striped on the tripod because you are not looking  though the camera lens because then you are not connecting with your audience. That is called eye line. Never mumble and always put emotion in your voice so it means you care.

Why make a film

Why make a film was the fist film school session. People make films for entertainment, money, hobby, to get there message out and final to tell a story. We learnt that every film needs a message and every film that you watch will have one. The next think that you should know when making a film is what audience are you making your film for is it preps or 20 year olds. The next thing is how do you get your message out .

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