Thursday, October 28, 2010

Class 8 - Thursday, October 28

TREATMENTS AND STORYBOARDS FOR FINAL PROJECTS DUE NOVEMBER 4

Discuss treatment and storyboards; short film ideas; view examples; Navigating the film lab

Beyond basic cinematography; characteristics of prime vs. zoom lenses; macro; reading light


































HANDOUT: DEPTH of FIELD HERE
HANDOUT: Contrast Ratio HERE

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Class 7 - Thursday, October 21

TREATMENTS AND STORYBOARDS FOR FINAL PROJECTS DUE NOVEMBER 4


TREATMENT ASSIGNMENT: Write a short (200-300 words) description of your final project idea. Include running time, film stock, budget and any other important details regarding the production. If your film is narrative, you should also include storyboards. A storyboard blank may be downloaded HERE.


HERE is a link to an example of storyboards from the film PSYCHO


VIEW any Document projects in progress or rough cuts


Discuss treatment and storyboards; short film ideas; view examples; Navigating the film lab


Handout: FILM FINISHING COST SCENARIOS


Handout: What is a Treatment? HERE


Handout: How to write a documentary treatment HERE


Screened film examples:
Continuity/lighting setup plus montage sequence from "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock
Unmotivated lighting chase sequence from "Suspiria" by Dario Argento
"Crime Without Passion" montage sequence by Slavko Vorkapich
Hand painted film "Begone Dull Care" by Norman McLaren
Pixilation animation "Neighbours" by Norman McLaren
"Kustom Kar Kommandos" by Kenneth Anger
Excerpt from "Scorpio Rising" by Kenneth Anger
"Darkness, Light, Darkness" by Jan Svenkmajer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Class 6 - Thursday, October 14

The characteristics of sound for film; Microphone types and pick-up patterns; Analog and digital recording; Techniques of sound recording; Sound transfer to computer; editing theory, continuity, montage; Watch examples; View Document project rough cuts

Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapters 12 & 13

Handout: Microphone types


















Download the Marantz PMD 660 Digital Sound Recorder manual HERE

















Marantz PMD 660

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Reading: Bolex Lenses

A nice article explaining uses of Bolex lenses can be found HERE.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Class 5 - Thursday, October 7

Demonstrate Projection; demonstrate simple video transfer; demonstrate bench editing equipment, Edit class shoot.

Interested in using mattes with a Bolex? HERE is a nice example by a filmmaker named Sid Laverents.

Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapter 9 & pp 288-303
Create a treatment and storyboard for your Final Project
















A standard 16mm editing bench














A 16mm Guillotine splicer















A 16mm Zeiss Moviscop viewer