In week 5, you will present your Experimental Film Project to class for critique. We will also look at the requirement for Research Essay and begin exploring the Major Project.
Practical: Experimental Film Project presentation and critique
Present your work to class with a brief introduction (or conclusion). Address the Experimental film project assessment criteria as follows:
- Depth and breadth of research
- What have you looked at?
- What other works inspired you?
- Are there any contemporary applications of this kind of technique you found useful?
- Exploration and experimentation of medium
- What techniques have you explored/ experimented with?
- What worked well for you?
- Why did you pursue the techniques you used?
- Execution of concept
- What are the main concepts/ themes you explored?
- How have these techniques (including editing) have convey your themes/ concepts?
Invite the class to critique to your work: what is the most successful part of the work? what may need further development?
Document comments in a blog post.
Have a thorough read of the two remaining assessment in the subject:
What are the objectives? What are the requirements?
Tasks (outside of class):
- Have a look at other students’ works and comment on their websites.
- Re-read the outlines of the remaining assessments thoroughly
- Work on Research essay. Read this Blog!! https://www.timsquirrell.com/blog/how-to-write-undergraduate-essays
Discuss: the moving image
What are some of the conceptual/ aesthetics considerations when constructing an image?
- framing/ composition
- depth of field
- ‘feel or mood’
- lighting/ light source
What are the some of the technical considerations?
- aperture/ exposure
- shutter speed
- shooting format
- aspect ratio
- camera movement: hand-held, stationary, tracking, panning, zooming etc.
What do these factor affect the image quality and what they convey?