Tag line: A boy goes through a day in school filled with confusion. Questions: Did it covey confusion and stress? Did you understand it at all?
“The point of view camera was remarkably smooth, not shaky at all. How did you do that? I would say it did, but personally I think it could have been cut a little faster in editing.”- Dylan Werts
“I think it did convey the emotions of online school, the only thing I’d say is it’s probably better to film horizontally”- Meredith Morgan
“It made sense what was happening throughout it. The camera was well done. The audio was very spontaneous and inconsistent, more ambiance throughout the whole thing would improve it a lot. Overall good job.”- Ellie Tetrault
“I think that you did a good job at making it seeming confused, but I think that filming horizontally may be better, also some of the shots seemed a little stretched out and a bit long, but overall, great work!”- Stuart Whitney
Shots that were suppose to put you in the eyes of a student (POV) and cuts to convey confusion and that everything is the same. Beginning wake pov, middle, get prepared, end school. A standard cut (first cut), a smash cut, jump cut, and a match cut (second cut), standard cut (3rd cut), fade in/fade out cut (fourth cut)
Rule 1. EMOTION – Cut for emotion. Does the shot you cut continue the emotion/feeling? How will this cut affect the audience emotionally at this point in the film? Why is this the MOST important rule according to Walter Murch?
Rule 2. STORY – Advancing the story cuts. Do you understand what is happening? Does this edit move the story forward in a meaningful way?
Rule 3. RHYTHM – Cutting with rhythm. Does the cut happen at the RIGHT POINT? Is the cut at a point that makes rhythmic sense? Like music, editing has a beat. Timing is everything. If the rhythm is off, your edit will look sloppy, a bad cut can be ‘jarring’ to an audience. Try to keep the cut tight and interesting.
Rule 4. EYE TRACE – Lead with eye trace. Where is the viewer’s eye (not the actor’s eyes!) when you cut to the next shot? How does the cut affect the location and movement of the audience’s focus?
Rule 5. TWO DIMENSIONAL PLACE OF SCREEN / 180 DEGREE RULE / 2D placeof the camera – Recreate reality on screen. Is your cut logical to where the actors are? Follow the axis 180-degree line.
Rule 6. THREE DIMENSIONAL SPACE / CONTINUITY OF SPACE / 3D space – Physical space in a scene. Do the actors make sense in their space? Is the cut TRUE to established physical and spatial relationships? Similar to the 180-degree rule. Break this rule when you want to disorient your audience (The Shining).
Extra Rule 7. BREATHING SPACE – Allow your viewers time to ‘digest’ what they’ve seen before you move on to the next scene. When shooting a scene allow film / actor / interviewer time before and after / 5 second countdown / silent for 2,1
As you view films, consider how the cuts, camera angles, shots, and movement work to create particular meanings. Think about how they establish space, privilege certain characters, suggest relationships, and emphasize themes. In addition to shot distances, angles, editing, and camera movement, note details of the narrative, setting, characters, lighting, props, costume, tone, and sound.
Stylized, its historical yes but with how the visuals and the songs are it’s definitely stylized
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up? What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age? How do costume and makeup convey character?
It definetly shows of that they are poorish in the early 70’s and in there early 20’s
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood?
The lighting natural except for the experimental bits, that give attention the the absurdity of the visuals
The whole film is about the social aspect of hippies in the 70’s. So the social and cultural importance of hippie culture is prevalent
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this film. Use credible sources and cite sources.Example: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015.
“The imagery is pretty astonishing — Taymor treats some of the more fantastical moments as if she were making big-screen music videos — and it’s all very intelligently done. But it’s kind of a silly idea, very intelligently done”- Bob Mondello https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/across_the_universe https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14429238
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements. Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene.Example: from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.Explain why you chose this scene.
PLACE THE TIME STAMP FROM THE SCENE HERE… Example: 01:38:55 – 01:41:00 Jude goes to find Lucy to apologize, and is coaght in the middle of a strike.
16.In the selected scene: write a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film: