Green Screen Clinic

 

This clinic was our last clinic and that means after I’ve finished all of my blogs, I can receive the director’s hat! The director’s hat isn’t just any old hat in Year 6. The director’s hat gives you the access to make your own films and be a director! But let’s talk about this clinic now. Here is my video blog about green screens:

Sometimes people use different colour screens but green is a really common one because it is a definite colour that isn’t on human bodies.

Thanks for reading my reflection on this clinic and hope you enjoyed!

Royalty Free Music

After the ‘Shotgun Microphones‘ clinic, we moved onto Mr Galluccio’s next clinic. This clinic is about ‘Royalty Free Music’ but I’ll let my video blog explain the rest…:

Music really can touch peoples feelings and makes a film stronger than it is already. Other movies in the task were The Greatest Showman (upbeat), Star Wars (maybe more intense and heroic?) and Wonder (inspiring/sad). It was hard because I haven’t watched Star Wars or Wonder but I’ve heard people talk about it and from what I heard, I tried to figure oout what sort of genre they were. The other movie we had to find for was “IT”. This is a horror movie about a clown but I don’t know much more so all I needed to find was something that reminded me of a creepy clown. Everyone eventually ended up with the same one. I learnt a lot about music. Especially royalty free music which just means it has no copyright.

Thank you for reading my blog about this linic and hope you enjoyed! 😁

 

Adobe Premiere/the hardest and most important clinic

After the ‘Royalty Free Music‘ clinic, we moved onto the hardest yet most important clinic. This clinic is about Adobe Premiere which is all about editing.Β Let’s just show what I learnt now. Here is the video blog:

If you remember, I did explain in my ‘Shotlists and Storyboards’ clinic video blog how editing does take up 60% of a film so if you don’t edit well, your film is a mess. It doesn’t matter if your actors are famous and really good at acting, it mostly depends on the editing. The program seems really complicated for some people when they first see it but when you play around with it for a while, you get use to where everything is.

Shotgun Microphones

After the ‘Wireless Microphones‘ clinic, we did Ms Williamson’s next clinic about ‘Shotgun Microphones.’ This is another microphone but it isn’t for the actor to hold/have, it’s for the camera to pick up things. Here is my video blog:

I never got to tell you why it was called a “Shotgun” Microphone but it’s called a Shotgun Mic. because the long part/microphones is shaped like a shotgun.

There’s a picture of a real shotgun. Thank you for reading my blog about this clinic and hope you can understand everything and enjoyed reading it! πŸ˜†

Wireless Microphones

After the ‘Audio Booths’ clinic, we moved onto our third week of Inquiry sessions and as usual we started with Mr Henderson’s clinic which was the ‘Wireless Microphones’. There are two different wireless microphones so I did two separate video blogs. First is the lapel video blog, followed by the hand held.

 

These microphones will eventually become really useful while making films. For example, the lapel mic. can be useful for not being seen and hand held mics can be used for making the microphone more obvious. As I said in the video, people use hand held mics. for films like news reports.

Thank you for reading this reflection and hope you enjoyed! 😁

Audio Booths

After the ‘Shot lists and Storyboards‘ clinic,Β  we moved on to the ‘Audio Booths’ clinic. We will probably be using the audio booths a lot after we receive our director’s hat. As usual, we did a video blog to explain what we learnt in this clinic. Here is my video blog for this clinic:

Mr Galluccio showed us a picture of Fatima Ptacek, who is Dora the Explorer’s voice, talking in an audio booth. He showed us this because what she does is a really good example. Here is the picture he showed us:

 

There are many great voices out there but this voice is not only unique, but the person’s personality is perfect for anything. This is because of her enthusiasm and engagement she puts in her work. She makes sure her mouth is open so her voice is loud and clear, her distance from the microphone is perfect and her hand gestures can help her. It is really important to know the guidelines because if you don’t know, you could end up leaving your parentsΒ  paying for a new microphone! It is also important for your safety and others safety too. Sometimes people leave cables dangling from the microphone and people can injure themselves severely. So it is really REALLY important!Thank you for reading my reflection on this clinic and hope you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

Shotlists and Storyboards

After the ‘Zoom Cameras‘ clinic we moved on to a really important clinic about ‘Shotlists and Storyboards.’ Planning has a really important role in films so I’ll let my video blog explain the rest:

Before this clinic I thought planning took up only 50% but maybe I was wrong about that! 60% is a lot! That’s why it’s so important that your shotlist or storyboard is nice and clear so that anyone can understand it. Here is an example of a storyboard and shotlist since I didn’t get the chance to show you any:

 

Thank you for reading my reflection on this clinic and hope you enjoyed it! 😊

Zoom Cameras

After the ‘Presenting your piece to a Camera‘ clinic, we moved on to the ‘Zoom Cameras’ clinic. I found out a lot of things in this clinic. Here is the video blog of it:

When I first heard of a ‘Zoom’ camera I already thought it would be a good quality zooming camera but maybe I was wrong… The tongue twisters really get me though. It took a few takes for me to get it right…

Thank you and hope you enjoyed reading my reflection on this clinic! 😁

Presenting your Piece to a Camera

Our last clinic of the week was Mr Galluccio’s clinic called ‘Presenting your piece to a Camera’ after the ‘Point and Shoot Cameras‘ clinic. This clinic was really fun to do. For my featured image, I couldn’t find a good picture with a person looking at a camera so I made it a person looking at a person which is pretty similar, I guess…. Here is my video blog:

The tongue twister at the end really helped me understand this clinic because we had to consider everything that Mr Galluccio told us or we would have to keep retrying.This needed to be rehearsed a lot and I had quite a few takes even though it was the easy tongue twister… You never should feel confident without rehearsing and warm up. If you can feel confident and ace your video, then you would shock me! 😱

That’s all! Hope you enjoyed my reflection on this clinic!