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Film School Reflection

The most enjoyable part of film making was the production stage I liked the filming because we got to make slime but also getting ready to film like getting your set ready and soring out were are what you are going to film. Also the camera we had a lot of trouble with sound we got straight into it and forgot to check the sound so when we went to go edit we could not hear anything so now we now that the sound is very important.

My favourite clinic was the royalty free music. I liked it because I listen to music now I can do that for free. We learnt about using bensound it is a royalty free music site that you can use. It ahs I policy if you want to use his music is that you must credit him and then you can use his music. Bensound has songs that have no words.

I think the most important thing to learn is hoe to use the cameras. If you do not know how to use a camera then you cant not make a film. Because if you cant use a camera you can not record anything which means you can not plan or edit nothing. That’s why you need to really focus on how to use a camera.

My biggest challenge was editing. I think that is really hard because its not very simple like it dose not have a button that says add text you need to do and then this and then that to be able to add text. It is a very good editing app but I will just have to keep practicing.

If I were to change film school I would make the clinic go for a bit longer, because I found it hard to remember all of the stuff that was pushed our way if they were bit longer it would be more easier to learn.

If I were to keep I thing it would have to be the topics of the clinics there was not one clinic that I did not give me anything to use or that helped me so I think they should keep the topics.





Shotgun Microphone

In film school I leant about the shotgun mic this is how you put the mic on. You fist have to put the camera on to the tripod first but if you are not using the tripod you can go strait into putting the shotgun on. You clip a part of the shotgun then you place in to the hole. Then you tighten it so it dose not fall of. then with the cord you put it in the mic hole then put your headphone in so you can hear what the person who is speaking is saying. You put it in the next hole. Make sure you turn the shotgun on the on button is on the back you will see a green light turn on that’s how you know it is on. The best shotgun is the dead wombat. There is a picture on the top of this blog post. The fur is so you cant her the wind so if you need to film and it is a really windy day you put the dead wombat on. There is a mic under the fur.

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.

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 .