Lars and the Real Girl

This week I went to class a bit late. When I reached we watched a movie call “Lars and the real girl” starring Ryan Gosling about “A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.” IMBD The movie showed us what makes a drama a drama. The lightning, the shots the angles, the music all brought out the drama genre. I must admit the show was kind of silly but there were parts that made me laugh.

We also edited a 15 minute video in Premiere pro to 5 minutes.

Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Poster



So this week is the presentation of our recce on our horror film. Let me just spare you the detail and just say, my group members and I have to do it over.  back.  Anyways we learnt about submixes in Adobe Premiere Pro. A submix is a track that combines audio signals routed to it from specific audio tracks or track sends in the same sequence. Submixes is use to speed up your edits and get greater clip consistency.

In a PowerPoint presentation my lecturer sent me this:

How to create a submixes

  • Go to audio mixer
  • Click drop down triangle to left of mixing channels
  • This displays the Effects And Sends panels in the Audio Track Mixer.
  • Click the Show/Hide Effects And Sends triangle at the left of the Audio Track Mixer.
  • Choose an audio track and the type of submix to create.
  • This can be Mono,Stereo,Stereo5.1 or Adaptaive


Semester 2

So, the Christmas break is over which means school is now in session. First week of school and I must say am not too excited, due to the fact that I wanted another month of holiday. So last semester I documented what I`ve been learning for weeks and this year is no exception. I did part 3 to Communication studio last semester and this semester we have part 4.

My lecturer started the class by showing us our documentary work from last semesters. She highlighted my group strengthens and weaknesses. With that being out of the way, the class then started on a new journey. I learnt about genres. What are genres? And the different types of genres. I was even informed that cartoon and animation are not genres. I know, your surprise but they aren’t.

During the middle of the class, my lecturer place the entire class in four (4) groups. Each group got a genre assigned to it. Am in group 1 and my group got horror. So the task is to create two films, one horror and the other in whatever genre my group decide on. One which should be a silent film. One should last for 2 minutes and the other 5 minutes.