WEEK 6 ( ASSIGNMENTS)

This week was about assignments. We had to present on the two genres for our films the silent and sound that I mentioned earlier. My group, after the presentation had more work to be done on our production.  Another assignment was a sound design assignment that was given to us to film a 4 minute video about a couple walking that was attacked by a villain, and adding sound effects to it, and it should be night setting. I was the villain in the film.

The assignment was to film in groups and edit in pairs. My group had about 8 persons. My partner and I had a problem editing this because we shot the video in the day and was to change it tonight. Any way we did our best and I learnt that if you’re going to shoot at day for night, NEVER SHOOT THE SKY.

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A pic of me running in the film.

WEEK 5 ( MISE-EN-SCENE)

This week, I learned about Mise-en-scene, and to watch the movie “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, write about the mise-en-scene in it.

Mise en scene “is a French word that literally means “placing on stage”. It is the arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a film. Basically it’s the visual design of a film”. LeShante Tennant

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” “It is about a scientist by the name of Caligari who uses and abuses his power to manipulate a somnambulist by the name of Cesare to kill people. But as the view as we watch the film we realize that the entire story of the film is a story from a crazy man`s perspective by the name of Francis who made it up in his mind.” LeShante Tennant

WEEK 4 ( Sound Design) Wall-E

This week in class we talked about sound designs. What it include?   What I got from the discussion is that “Sound design is the process of creating, manipulating and generating sounds. Sound tell stories, it evokes emotions. It is also used to enhance the story effects of a movie, play, Tv show, video games etc. These sounds are created by sound designer.”

As it relates to what it include?  “Sound design includes mixes from different audios, foley etc. I think what qualifies as sound design is how it evokes emotions. They are created by software programs such as Alchemy, Reaktor and Logic’s Sculpture”.

 

We were asked to watch Wall-E and answer the following questions as an assignment and send it in.

  1. What did you observe about the sound design in Wall-E?
    1. Did it work to make the story/ watching experience believable?
    2. How did it make you feel? (what contributed to that)?