Monday, November 21, 2011

production notes

If i had the chance to do the project again I would change a lot of things. First thing I would do is have some real pictures of the person I interviewed, this way it will look better and people will know who I was talking with. Add more video instead of images and more places around hunter to give it a little boost, also some footage of people skiing would definitely make the project better because it shows some real skiing action. I know i can do better than the voice project but unfortunately I felt limited to what I could do. For example I wanted to make a 10 sec or 20 sec introduction. Create a nice tittle composition in After Effects with a lot of cool sound FX's. Probably a lot of people did not hear the Ambience sound effects I added to my piece because I decreased the volume of it and I might have decreased it too much so next time I ll make sure to do it right. This project to be honest did not give me any different sense of filmmaking process because I pretty much know what has to be done in all three stages of production. But I can say that I did learn one new thing and that is how to use the Zoom recorder properly. A lot of people say that a good film also needs to have a good sound it makes it more interesting to have a clear sound than to have a sound where you can hear all the ambience sounds that overlaps with the person talking.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sound-Image and Image-image Relationships

Rodolfo Maxil.

Sound-Image and Image-image Relationships

All right. After going trough a lot of movies and shows i finally came out with one the best image relation I've seen. In the movie "The Fifth Element" There is a particular scene that i really like a lot. The reason why i chose it was because it contains a lot of images and sound that connect each other. Its like a chain of different things happening. It all starts off with the beginning of a plane lift off. The captain ask one of the fly attendant to check if everything is ready and she replies that yes everything is ready but when she finishes her sentence "ruby" come out and and she tells him that he needs to have an individual position he then replies and says he doesn't want one position he wants ALL THE POSITIONS. Then the red light begins to turn on and off like some kind of alarm and the sound is a funny one too. After the captain tells the workers that there are some parasites on the wheels a black man keeps on saying "Bring on the heat man, GIVE ME SOME HEAT" Right after that there is a cut where we can see some kind of green reactor that says "WARNING" as he puts the reactor inside the plane he says "TAKE THAT" and there is another cut and goes back to Ruby and the fly attendant having sexual contact. She then says his name he come up and then continues "Doing whatever he is doing"... Right after that there is another cut and this time starts off with a phone call. The guy that is working for Mr zorg tells his boss that he didn't get on the plane and his boss replies "Are you making fun of me?" Here is another cut when Ruby says "No no no i swear i swear" like answering for zorg's employee. Right after that it cuts back again to zorg's employee. He tells his boss that there is no way of getting inside the plane he tried everything and cuts again to another scene where the priest finds a way inside the plane its like the editor is saying yes there is another way of getting inside the plane by showing the clip of the priest getting on the plane. After a few more cuts the captain assistant says "Ready for lift off" there is a sound that makes the scene funny its like a lift off sound ex while ruby undresses the fly attendant. a few seconds later there is a door that is going up to cover the plane engine and as the doors go up the fly attendant's legs also go up. another funny moment is when the captain says "Protection...confirm...Power increase... 10 seconds" Editor cuts back to Mr zorg while he says that he is a little disappointed then cuts again to the captain assistant's and he says "five" in here we can clearly see that there is a countdown. Mr zorg then tells his employee that there is one thing he doesn't like is to be disappointed but the captain keeps on counting down and when he reaches 0 zorg blows up his employee. The woman screams of pleasure, engine fires up and the plane begins to run. after all that the fly attendant's leg begin to drop slowly and the plane begins to fly at the speed of light ending this sequence. In this clip there is a lot of relationship between the images sound, connecting dialog and humor. This is what makes this clip so good i just cant get tired of seeing this funny part of the movie.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

One Hour Listening Project.

Media 160
One Hour Listening Project
Rodolfo Maxil.

On Saturday September 24th I decided to go to a place where I’d be able to hear a lot of different sounds in an hour. The place I chose was a playground four blocks away from my house. I sat on a bench and began to pay attention to the ambiance sounds that nature provides us. The flapping wings of the pigeons when they fly away, the singing of a bird standing on the branch above my head. The cracking of the dried leaves when kids step on them as they run. Its only been less than five minutes and am hearing a lot of different sounds. There are a lot of kids Screaming, laughing, and a crying baby two benches to my right. The mother sings a song for the baby to stop crying but it looks like the baby doesn’t like the song his mother sings. To my left side there are six boys playing with a ball that makes funny sounds every time it bounces off the ground and every time the boys punch it or kick it. In front of me a few meters way from where am sitting the swings make that annoying squeaking sound as the kids swing back and forth. Behind me there is a woman yelling at somebody with her cell phone. I feel sorry for the person that is on the other line it was unpleasant to hear this woman using the “F” word many times as well as the “N” word. Not to mention the countless times she used the “B” word. Apparently she was having an argument with her boyfriend or husband but that is none of my business. Since we are near the road there are a lot of cars and truck sounds a lot of hunks and ringing from the bells from the bicycles that passed by. I’ve been sitting here for one hour now and the last thing I hear is my phone ringing. It’s my friend asking me what was taking me so long to get the pickup pizza we ordered…….