Class Boredom Feedback

Film Feedback Template with Filmmaker Commentary Summary This short video was created with the intention of showing the behavior of a student during a boring class online. With the help of a family member and a very talented dog actor, the film came together. Logline A typically motivated student quickly loses focus during yet another […]

Evidence of Editing – Meet the Tethered (US)

What about editing did you notice? The absence of music (initially), builds as the tethered’s words become more pointed and pained Only use the fire (in the fireplace) to light the scene Tethered are in darkness while the “good” family is better lit The camera starts further away (can see tethered from the waist up), […]

Screenplay Operation and Control

Character development, world-building, conflict all necessary but more is needed Must follow the “form” Screenwriting is filmmaking on paper Visual storytelling Present tense Only what the audience can see and hear Uses 3 C’s Clear Concise Creative Brevity in description and dialogue Limited to 90-120 minutes “If it does not illustrate character or moving the […]

Film Analysis – Pan’s Labyrinth

Summary I chose the film Pan’s Labyrinth because I have been meaning to watch it for some time now. Film Analysis Film Title Pan’s Labyrinth Year 2006 Director Guillermo Del Toro Country Spain Genre Fantasy/War If you could work on this film (change it), what would you change and why? Film information can be found […]

Story of Film – Episode 2 – The Hollywood Dream

Notes – Episode 2 The following material is from Wikipedia. 1918-1928: The Triumph of American Film… Citizen Kane (1941) dir. Orson Welles “Hollywood would work wonders with light” The Thief of Bagdad (1924) dir. Raoul Walsh States its theme upfront Soft lighting, shallow focus, makeup Classical? No, romantic (Hollywood’s claim to fame in the 20s) Desire (1936) dir. Frank Borzage Eyelashes cast […]

Film Analysis – Bedtime Stories

Summary I chose the Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories because it was one of my childhood favorites, and I wanted to look at it from a more analytical perspective. Film Analysis Film Title Bedtime Stories Year 2008 Director Adam Shankman Country United States Genre Comedy If you could work on this film (change it), what […]

Film – Week 13 – Changes

“The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.” ― Peter Jackson,  Link SUMMARY This week I spent a lot of time at work which was pretty boring. We don’t get many customers as the weather cools down, people are less inclined to buy ice cream when it’s cold and outside. PRACTICE […]

Film – Week 14 – Intro to Analysis

“Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner” by classic film scans is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.” Hedy Lamarr – Read about 1930s actress Hedy Lamarr-inventor of cellphones, Wi-Fi and GPS SUMMARY This week I had a COVID scare which was […]