COGN 21 Notes

COGN 21 Notes - Lecture Different types/genres of media o Documentary real life events and people Performance Recreation Shot from record to stop

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture: 1/4/11 Different types/genres of media o Documentary: real life events and people Performance Recreation Shot – from record to stop Scene – series of shots related by some theme Sequence – series of scenes related thematically together Parallel action – simultaneous sequences from different points of view Lecture: 1/6/11 Screening – Delta Children: Future of the Blues o 2008 Zeinabu Davis o Collaborative piece “co-director” o 4 min piece to catch kids’ attention at BBKing Museum o Why do filmmakers doe what they do? For the AUDIENCE o Shot 1: Medium-wide shot Trying to be like MTV; sitting in chair o Shot 2: Extreme closeup Can only see lips, no eyes Cutting on audio cue, using sound to get to next cut o Shot 3: production design/mise en scene Balance composition between subject and guitar/amp o Shot 4: head to toe shot Introduction of an elder o Pan/tilt – shot with 2 cameras (most documentaries shot with one)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
o Production budget: $20,000 o Wipe: slide across transition o Lighting – light changes how you feel o Lighting in filmmaking never an accident o Freeze – watch one shot for extended time o Always edited on the musical beat Keep it as close to the original music Barsam Chapter One o Cinematic Language The visual vocabulary of the film Composed of myriad integrated techniques and concepts Connects the viewer to the story while deliberately o Actively looking at Movies Recognize many tools/principles that filmmakers employ to tell stories, convey info and meaning, and influence emotions and ideas Understand movies as narrative, artistic expression, reflection of the cultures that produce/consume them Juno product of 2007 Bollywood films direct to audience o What is a Movie? Pop entertainment Narrative Presentation of story affected by cultural differences Art from influenced by less conventional approaches and emerging technologies o Film Analysis Analysis – act of taking something complicated apart to figure out what it is made of and how it all fits together
Background image of page 2
Step 1 – identify the tools and techniques within a scene, sequence, or movie Step 2 – investigate the function and potential effect of the combo Sequence – series of scenes related to a particular time o Basic Construction Shots – unbroken span of action captured by uninterrupted run of motion-picture camera Editing – the joining together of discrete shots With each transition from one shot to another, a movie is able to move viewer through time and space o Invisibility and Cinematic Language Movies rely heavily on largely invisible techniques that convey meaning intuitively Fade in/fade out – significant story time has elapsed Low angle shot – associate power with figures that must literally look up to Cutting on action – common editing technique designed to hide the instantaneous and potentially jarring shift from one camera viewpoint to another
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course COGN 21 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

Page1 / 27

COGN 21 Notes - Lecture Different types/genres of media o Documentary real life events and people Performance Recreation Shot from record to stop

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online