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D igital Design & Technology. Film Techniques & Materials . Maddi Anderson. Camera -A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, movie film, or video signals. Lighting - Equipment in a home, workplace, studio, theatre, or street for producing light

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D igital design technology

Digital Design & Technology

Film Techniques & Materials

Maddi Anderson


Definitions

  • Camera-A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, movie film, or video signals.

  • Lighting- Equipment in a home, workplace, studio, theatre, or street for producing light

  • Editing/ Special effects software - Choose material for (a movie or a radio or television program) and arrange it to form a coherent whole. Special effects: An Illusions created for movies and television by props, camerawork, computer graphics, etc..

  • Props, Costumes and Settings - A set of clothes in a style typical of a particular country or historical period. The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.

  • Sounds cape – A piece of music considered in terms of its component sounds.

  • Script– Write a script for (a play, movie, or broadcast)

  • Boom– A loud sound

  • Stunts- An action displaying spectacular skill and daring.

  • Characters- The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual

  • Techniques– Skill or ability in a particular field

  • Composition- The action of putting things together; formation or construction

  • Shots and takes – Scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time. 13.A film sequence photographed continuously by one camera

  • Lighting- Equipment in a home, workplace, studio, theatre, or street for producing light.

  • Editing - Prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.

  • Designing– Design is the planning that lays the basis for the making of every object or system. Designing of a film and or movie.

  • Storyboard - A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue

  • Recording soundscape – Recording of sound/music

  • Script / dialogue - Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie

  • Casting-A vital pre-production process for selecting a cast and members.

Definitions

Materials + Techniques


Edward scissorhands the breakfast club

Edward Scissorhands + The Breakfast Club

2 film samples


Film design

Film & Design

oCamera

oLighting

oCharacters

oEditing

oDesigning

These five techniques are frequently used in movies and films. Using these five techniques in films and movies make the movie/film more interesting giving them more story line, more themes and adds more feeling and emotion to the film. To keep the audience more involved and interested in the film, many techniques are used through out the movie.

One Film I chose to compare and contrast with these five techniques is the film, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, I chose this particular film because it has a great deal of feeling in the movie and provides lots of emotion in connecting with the audients sometimes through only sound and design.

This happens a lot in sad movies when there is not much dialog and more sound to carry across emotion and feeling better.

These movies also have many different camera positioning’s and many different lighting angels. The other film I chose to compare with Edward Scissorhands is ‘The Breakfast Club’, I chose this film because it uses some quite different techniques compared to Edward Scissorhands and includes much more dialog in sensitive areas of the film unlike Edward Scissorhands uses sound and movement instead of dialog to deal with these emotions through out the film.


Discussion

  • Camera + Angels – In Edward Scissorhands the camera angels were very strong, all angels had a symbolic meaning to each section of film because it showed the importance of each character, weather they were important, un-important, small, big, scary, mean happy or sad. In one scene Edward is sitting in a dark space in his room, we can not see his face which makes this particular scene even more scary than it would be if we could see his face. This is a play on camera angels and lighting. In the Breakfast club, camera angels are very basic. Mostly angels are focusing on different characters and there actions within there small room they are sitting in. In one particular scene all the characters are sitting in one space, when one character decides to leave, which in the movie is a ‘rebel’ thing to do, the camera angel makes this person almost look bigger, stronger and more rebellious than the other characters. This is done by taking shooting the film from angles below the character, making them look bigger than other characters.

  • Lighting - Lighting in these two movies are very different, both films take a different way of using this technique. In The Breakfast Club is a fun film to watch, lighting used was more light and bright and didn’t change much until the end of the movie when they showed each character become more confidant in themselves. In Edward Scissorhands the lighting changed a great deal more, Edward went through a lot of different stages during his life and each stage was filmed and lighted differently. When he become mad and anger the lighting become dark and more scary.

  • Characters - Both movies characters were very symbolic, In the Breakfast Club all the characters were sitting in a detention room on the weekend, each characters personality had flaws that they slowly worked out during there detention time during the day they spend together. Edward Scissorhands again had a different approach to customizing each character, The two main characters in Edward Scissorhands also had flaws, one was lonely and sad and the other was courses with a feelings she also shed of loneliness. These emotions were much more hidden with in the characters and took the audience a longer time to see where each character was going.

  • Editing – Both of these films would have had a lot of work done to them to gain exactly what the producer wanted the audience to see and to take away with them after viewing the movie. Editing would have been and taken a rather long time do on both of these films.

  • Designing - Designing in Edward Scissorhands would have taken a lot longer to do compared to the Breakfast Club because Edward Scissor hands was more fantasized rather than set in a reality. A lot of work would have taken place in makeup and set features and the Breakfast Club designers would have just used a High School of that era to make it look as real as possible.

Discussion

Comparing both Films


Impacts on society

Films and movies have a major impact on society, many people argue that young people and children shouldn’t view certain films and others argue that certain things just shouldn’t be viewed. Effects such as violence, adult themes and horror can have several affects on certain people affecting everyone differently.

On the website: http://allpsych.com/journal/violentmedia.html they discuss the issues of young people playing video games and watching different types of media during there young life. ‘Everything that children see or hear in the media early on in their lives affects them in some way’, many people in society believe this is true asperity parents and older people affected by media.

There are ways overcoming these issues when having to expose your children to the world of media, you can reduce there time watching harmful movies and talk to them about special effects they use in movies such as when actors ‘smoke’ they aren't real cigarettes they use, they are fake.

Impacts on Society

Research & influences


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