My Introduction

My Introduction:

My name is Amy Bauco, my candidate number is 9013. I am part of group 1 and the other members of my group are Shayam Utting (9164) and Monica Aghadiuno (9365). To see my work please see the labels on the right hand side named AS Research and Planning, AS Construction and AS Evaluation. Our final opening sequence is shown below, along with a group photo next to it, on the right.

Our Film Opening Sequence

Our Film Opening Sequence:

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Accident Sequence


1. I think our sequence achieved continuity fairly well, as everything seemed to flow fairly well. We used a variety of different angles to show different perspectives, to give the audience a sense of everyone's point of view. We also tried to make smooth transitions between the two shots for example the slow pan upwards, to give the audience time to connect with whats going on. We had a logical order with our shots as everything happened chronologically, but also shot 2 (of the girls about to throw the ball) and the next one, show two things happening simultaneously to the girl walking into the hall. These shots create different point of views, so the audience can see two sides of the story. We also had a match on action between shots 2 and 3, which helped to cut out the possibility of any jump cuts. I think we used a good establishing shot in the beginning and also came up with a good dialogue to accompany our ideas. We managed to have continuous good lighting in our shots without getting in any silhouettes, and I think that the acting was well done.

2. Looking back on our sequence, I think that I would have done quite a few things differently to aid the narrative flow. For starters, I would have sorted out our timing. On a few of the shots the actor seems to be waiting for a cue to start moving after we have started the camera. In order to make the sequence more continuous, I would try and change this by counting down prior to filming. At the end of shot 1, the camera double zoom disrupted the continuity, as the camera zooms too far in, so we don't really get to follow the actor. This loses the audiences attention as they are focussing on that rather than seeing what happens once the girl is inside. To change this I would cut out the second part of the zoom.  In shot 3, we hear the ball bouncing before it has hit the girl, which we see in shot 4. As we couldn't edit our sequences, I think we could have shot this better. Lastly I think that the last 2 shots are very disjointed and do not fit together very well. The transitions between them were not smooth enough as you seemed to cut away from one shot to another very similar one. Although we went by the 30 degree rule, I still think the shots are too similar.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent understanding of continuity techniques demonstrated. Well done Amy!

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