Pressure to be fast uses real footage from a high-pressure event and narration to evoke thought about internal pressure.
This film uses footage from my past bike trip, images of my grandfather and videos of my father and I working. The combination of these shots and a narration engages the idea of internal pressure and how it affects people. Using Adobe primmer I assembled my film and slowed down the shots to create a tone of reflection. The film's purpose is to share a story about my experience and allow people to reflect on their own internalized pressure. The shots were mostly filmed last summer on my bike trip. In addition, I decided to frame my shots head-on, putting either my dad or myself at the center of attention. These shots do not distract from the rest of the film because they are more bland and flat. My film jumps back and forth between my bike trip and my family. I think this develops the story by slowly adding more to why it is important.
My film represents my anxiety and how it has affected my life. My entire film was shot on the Sony A7RII and Sony A7III. I used cinematography to show emotion and represent the feelings of anxiety.
My project talks about mental health, which is often perceived as a taboo topic. While the film doesn't explicitly aim to help people, it could connect with similar mental health experiences. The shots represent how I see the world with my anxiety vs. the reality of the world. The shots resemble a time when I was anxious or panicked, so they are filmed close-up to make the viewer feel and understand the discomfort of the situation. Close up handheld shots and very dark shots with only the subject lit The shots also served to represent anxiety
“The Voicemail” is a short film that touches on the subject of change and loss and aims to evoke the emotion of nostalgia and longing for reconnection. The story is told from a first person´s perspective and is an artistic expression of the filmmaker´s emotions that followed a challenging event in her life. The viewers follow the narrator as she leaves a voicemail to her late grandfather. She uses the voice message to reflect on old times and to fill him in on what he has been missing. The shots feature the filmmaker´s day to day life in a new city, her perspective, and experiences. It is not obvious at first that her grandfather has passed away. The storyline makes it seem as if they have not been in touch for a while rather than explicitly say that he has, in fact, passed away. It is not until the very end that the viewer realizes that he is no longer with her. The film uses slow ambient music and long shots to create an atmosphere that compliments the narration.
The short film was inspired by conversations that the filmmaker had with her grandfather on her way home from school every day, for months, after his passing. This was a way of coping with her loss. The film was created as a final goodbye. It also takes a positive and heartwarming spin on what society generally deems as a dramatic experience.
After the Final Presentation, you have the opportunity to consider your presentation in light of final feedback and discussion. You will spend additional time reviewing you presentations, refining you portfolio, and polishing you work before it is made public on the internet.
The Self Evaluation is an opportunity for you to reflect on your work during the Studio. Students and Coaches receive the same prompts and categories, and the students will evaluate their own progress and skill levels in Design Skills and Subject Skills applicable to the studio both numerically and textually. Through a narrative, you will also reflect on the quality and rigor of your work, give feedback on the studio, and have the opportunity to receive similar feedback directly from the coach.
THE PRESENTATION POST
This post's privacy is set to Everyone. This post showcases your final design by telling the comprehensive story of how your idea was born, developed, and manifested. The arc of the story should encompass the, How of your project in a compelling narrative. It showcases your design process including your brainstorming, each of your iterations, and your final prototype. It allows the viewer to delve deeply into your process.
You are encouraged to make your narrative as compelling as possible. All of the content below should be included, but if you would like to rearrange the material in order to tell your story differently, work with your coach.
Your presentation is a narrative, and the introduction sets up the scene for that story. Here you introduce the project, say why it is important, and summarize what you did.
TITLE WITH TAGLINE: This slides shows a crisp, clear final image and the title of your project. with a pithy blurb describing the project. The image, name, and tagline should draw a viewer in.
EVOCATIVE IMAGE: This is a single image that shows a clear image that evokes the soul of your project. This image helps set up the why in a compelling way, sets the stage for your narrative, and will help frame the entire presentation. The caption of this slide (set with the Edit Captions button when editing your post) should discuss the context of your project. No Text on the slide.
THESIS STATEMENT: This is a TEXT ONLY slide for which briefly describes the Soul and Bodyof your project. You can use the project description from your Brief or write something new. This statement ties together your narrative.
The Process Portion of your presentation tells the story of how you conceived of and produced your film or animation. It should include:
NITIAL STORYBOARD (1 slide): A scan of your original storyboard. If your original is illegible or hard to understand, you should create a cleaner version. Preferably in marker pen.Make sure the storyboard is in the right orientation. You can include 2 boards on 1 slide. No Text.
PRODUCTION DECISIONS (1 slide minimum, 2 slides maximum): These slides show the changes you made after your initial edits. These should NOT include screenshot of your editing software. You can choose stills, a sketch of camera angles, or other representations of decisions you made. The caption should clearly explain the decisions and their ramifications. No Text.
ANALYSIS: (2 slides minimum, 3 slides maximum): The next part of the process post retrospectively express and explain your idea and process. They should include:
The Final Portion of your presentation is the resolution of your narrative in which you show your completed work. Final stills leave a visual impression as you discuss your work with critics.
SHOW FILM OR ANIMATION - Pause in your presentation to do this. Video/Book/Etc is a separate post.
FINAL IMAGE: (1-3 slides) The last slide should have representative still images or GIFS of the final project.
I hope you're having a great and restful weekend! Amro and I decided to adapt the standard brief to better fit the Reflections of Film class. Please read the directions below and reach out if you have any questions! Please upload your completed Outline + Draft by Tuesday, December 18 at 9:00am.
Thanks so much,
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The Brief Part 1 - Outline
Answer the following questions in full, complete sentences. Title the post "Brief Outline" and post it in the Writing Tab of your Project. Every student must do this assignment. Cut and paste the assignment below and write your answers below each point. You must respond to ALL items. Click Shift-Return to start a new line.
Now that you have created a document that outlines all of the information you want to relate in the Brief, it is time to weave that information together into a strong narrative that ties together the Why, How and What and Who of your project through clear, cogent writing. Tell the story of how your idea was born, developed, and manifested.