Where I am From

Growing up in Tasmania, I had a very different lifestyle to the one I live now. I really wanted to portray my transition from growing up in Tasmania to moving to New South Wales through colour, sound and pace. Colour was one of the main elements I focused on to portray this change. I beganContinue reading “Where I am From”

Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement

Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. “Transmedia refers to a set of choices made about the best approach to tell a particular story to a particular audience in a particular context depending on the particular resources available to particular producers.” Continue reading “Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement”

Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma

Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican dram film that follows the life of a young domestic worker. The black and white film was nominated for 20 awards in 2019, 9 of which it won. Roma had an international release on Netflix rather than cinemas, in what ways does viewing on Netflix ratherContinue reading “Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma”

From Silent to Sound

Cinema began as silent film until the 19th century when technologies with the ability to record and playback sound was invented. Before this, films where often accompanied by a live band or orchestra to help evoke emotion and aid in storytelling. In 1894, Thomas Edison’s assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, created the first synchronised experimentalContinue reading “From Silent to Sound”

Continuity and Discontinuity Editing

Assessment 1: Lumiere Films Growing up in Tasmania, I felt isolated from the rest of the world. Time seemed to slow down and as a teenager, I almost felt trapped, wanting a chance to explore the rest of the world. I focused on the parameters and depth of my shots to create that encapsulated feeling.Continue reading “Continuity and Discontinuity Editing”

Visual Storytelling

In this week lecture we covered visual storytelling. Visual storytelling is the use of graphics, videos and images to convey meaning and spark emotions in viewers. One aspect of visual storytelling is visual language. This can be broken into three categories: Image Subject Perspective Composition Colour Light Size Distance Intensity Colour Continuity Movement Diegesis EditingContinue reading “Visual Storytelling”

The Birth of Cinema

In this weeks BCM115 class, we explored the basics of cinema and photography. The lecture this week focused on five main points: framing space, framing movement, continuity editing, the Soviet Montage Theory and diegetic space. Framing Space Framing space refers to the techniques used to frame space pictorially. During the time of the Lumiere brothersContinue reading “The Birth of Cinema”

Introduction to Screen Media

This week in BCM115 we were introduced to the fundamentals of screen media. The Lumiere Brothers were one of the first to capture film with their invention of the Cinematograph. They used this machine to produce many “locked view” films that were created by keeping the camera perfectly still on a tripod so as toContinue reading “Introduction to Screen Media”