Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blog 4... Canemaker

John Canemaker's presentation
Was definatley something I didn't expect. Before the screening, I was not looking forward to it because I personally have never been interested in animation. After the first screening of "Confesssions of a star dreamer", it actually intrigued me especially his approach of reality within the animation. That is one unique aspect I think could get anyone watching. One part that pops in my head is from the beginning when we see a montage while there is screaming going on. This is when I wondered how real his images were. It wasn't until the second screening of "The moon and the sun" we're I really got into it. The way he used such childish animation to portray a very powerful story worked very well. I also appreciated how much he let is in on his personal life and his feelings within. I think the combination of his personal story, the animation, and the graphics made it an amazing piece. After the screening when he explained the process and the background of the story it made it even more powerful. He is very creative and opened my eyes because I was always very anti animation.

Blog 3... The film making process...

The whole process of this project was long and I noticed all my mistakes helped me evolve especially when it came to the editing. One thing I would have definately done differently from the beginning woul be to explore the person a little more and not just have stuck with my first idea of the portrait right away. I feel this way because later on as I worked on it, I also learned more about my subject and found out a lot more interesting things about her. Althought I thought the first audio part of the project turned out pretty good, the class critique really helped me realize how much work it really needed. Watching the other projects helped me as well. One thing I found very challenging was background music, simply because it took me a really long time to find something that fit my story. It does make me rethink when I watch and analyze movies. As well as everything else, especially the editing. Trying to put it all together so that it makes sense, while making it seamless, it's something I appreciate a lot more when watching a film. Overall I am happy with my piece, but it definately took a really long time to put together, and just hope others that have no background in media could appreciate the 4 minute video the same way I have learned to appreciate all aspects of media and production.