I am having difficulties getting good stock footage fo different individuals. I have taken many at school of both still and moving images. However, I need more. I have reached out to my friends on facebook and hope to be able to gain more photos. In addition, I have talked to a department on campus in hope of stock footage over the years. I plan to contact the head of the Multicultural Center as well.
March 2012 Archives
My second interview was of one of my roommates; Chelsey Cannata. She had such insight and good choice of words to describe how people think of diversity not only on campus but in the world. She talks about what makes her different and unique. She did an excellent job and I can't wait to start editing and shooting more footage to place over her words. I think it will be a wonderful addition to the long version of the film.
Completed first interview of me to add into the video. Now just need to capture and figure out which footage I want to add while I'm talking as well. For each interview I will ask at least theses questions:
1. What is your full name?
2. What is your major and what school do you go to?
3. What do you want to do when you "grow up"?
4. What year are you?
5. What is your heritage?
6. Does your last name stand for anything else?
7. Where are you from?
8. What makes you unique/diverse from others?
9. What are your hobbies?
10. What are traditions of your family?
11. What are traditions that your family has because of your heritage?
12. How does your heritage effect you today and your choices?
13. How do you think the diversity here on campus is?
14. How do you think the diversity in the world is?
15. How can we make it better?
16. Were you born here?
17. If not, where you born?
18. Where were your parents born?
19. Anything else you would like to add?
In addition to the questions I will kind of just go with the flow of what we are talking about and later edit out anything not important. That is the plan thus far.
I have my next interview lined up.
On March 6, 2012, I visited Kathy Dowell and gained her input on my progress. She gave me some feedback such as:
Cutting certain areas down a bit so it is not so long and certain parts are not needed within the film
Need to add the additional personal interviews.
Progress Report on my project:
Have shot and reshot people in the hallways of UMD for diversity. Unfortunately I had soem set backs on losing the footage but I have begun to reshoot.
I have shot the hallways and parts of the Multicultural Diversity Center.
I have edited a rough short and long version for the Diversity center. They are very short and would like to add some of Joeylln's class footage to show off the art side of diversity and heritage and how it makes us who we are today.
I will also create a few short personal videos.
Cutting Edge: The Magic of the Movie Editor" made in 2007 is a documentary about the film editor. This is important to me because I hope to be a film editor someday. I love working on films, putting together pieces of a puzzle to make artwork. It truly makes me happy. This film was a good indicator of how films woud not be what they are withut the editor to put the pieces together to create nan emotional impact to the viewers.
The film started out with the history of film and how D.W. Griffith and Porter had such an impact into todays society and the different film devices used such a s parallel action in which two things are happening at once and are cut back and forth. For example in the film; "The Great Train Robbery" cuts back to the girl in distress on the train tracks and the hero in hope to save her. This action lets the viewer know what is happening on both sides and is used everywhere.
I loved that they included interviews from directors to editors and actors, all to give the feel of what an editor does and how helpful they are. Hitchcock knew in his films that people hate not knowing what comes next and this is exactly what editing can do. It can change the scene, cutting it before the audience knows what happens. It takes intuition of tension to build a scene and to create tension for an emotional response and get the viewer to believe in what they are seeing.
Most directors stated that they wouldn't be anywhere without their editors, because without them no matter how good the story is, the music, the shots, all this cannot be used to its full extent if there is not a good editor to put all the pieces together.