So even though I completed this writing task on time and submitted it online, I forgot to post it here before deadline day like all the other writing tasks because I am a idiot.
I am complete novice to moving image work. I haven’t ever shot film before, however since the lecture on the third of November I do believe there are several techniques I can take from photography and apply them to film. I have also tried to take on workshop advice such as story boarding your film piece beforehand.
Due to being new to moving image I have tried not to over-complicate my thirty second moving image piece. It only has one actor and diegetic sound. There is no talking so no script is needed. There are a series of no more than three to four second shots pieced together. Since watching these moving images pieces I have decided to cut some of the camera movement. A lot of the work here is with a stationary camera and I feel now some of my camera movement is unnecessary. That is not to say I will not have some camera movement in my film piece, but I feel like some of it was just added because I felt I had to have movement, not because it actually benefited my film piece in any way.
Steffen Jahn - Back stage film pieces on shooting with car brands such a BMW. The second film I have seen where there is camera movement. I am starting to notice a trend, there is little to no camera movement in the film pieces shot for adverts, but a lot of back stage film pieces. This is making me re-think my own video piece and do I realistically need all those added camera movement shots for the sake of just adding them.
Antti Vittala – His work is very simple. Generally stationary camera with the models and landscapes moving around him rather than using the camera. Works mainly in black and white. The first video is the only one to be shot in a studio. Moonrise, the third film, is a short time lapse. The camera is again stationary but the movement of the stars gives the illusion of movement in the camera.
Ian Boddy – Stationary camera for a lot of his work. If you look at the video “Dress Up!” and “Gym Class Heroes” the camera never moves at all, the kids run around it. Does several back stage films pieces. The work is all very colourful and shooting into some sort of light source. You really get a sense of fun from his videos. They are mainly adverts for Woolsworth and Boden.
J. Konrad Schmidt – Generally experimental videos on fabric or an item of clothing. Slow movement shots. Another stationary camera shot piece. “Black is the colour of my true loves hair” is the first video I have seen in these six photographers to actually have any camera movement. It was a back stage film piece.
Steve Hoskins – Again more stationary camera work. Slow movement on dog licking their noses. Pro Purina cat food adverts as well as for dogs. These have camera movement in them, a lot of panning. These is also a film of the sea by Steve Hoskins based on the book by Melissa Bailey.
Mark Mawson - Little to no camera movement in these film pieces either. Really love the first two colour films. It was very similar to what I was going to do for my film piece with my original idea. The third video is very interesting because it has digitally been done with the make-up cases. The only video to have any camera movement are the last two with the female models.