Mr P here! Just to say I thought Tuesdays first start to ‘Clip Club’ was really good. Learnt something new about different camera shots. Looking forward to the next Clip Club!
Michelle talked about what we’re going to be doing in the next few weeks – watching clips and discussing what makes them interesting/not so interesting, going on a trip to the British Film Institute to the Mediatheque, learning about film language, making our own clips, posting on this blog…
First we listened to a clip of a soundtrack and then watched the full clip – 4 minutes of Wall-E. It’s the part where Wall-E meets Eva for the first time. We talked about the different elements of a film:
Sound (sound effects/music/dialogue)
Sequence (real time/flashbacks/actions happening at the same time/time lapse)
Camera (point of view/distance/movement/angle/focus)
We looked at the different shots used in the wall-E sequence and some of the reasons why these shots might be chosen:
close-up (CU) – to show feelings
extreme close-up (ECU)
medium shot (MS) – to show action / dialogue
long shot (LS) – to show setting
extreme long shot (ELS)
high angle – to make someone/something seem smaller & vulnerable
low angle – to make someone/something seem bigger & powerful
3 groups (Clara & Carla / Gman & Leonardo & Nimbus / Dual2 & Wizard23 & Jessica) went off with the Flip cameras to video a scene in 4 shots using 1 close-up, 1 medium, 1 long and 1 other type of shot. The brief was that someone was experiencing something frightening in a classroom. Michelle collected the footage and transferred it to the computer. We will look at this in the next session.