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January 29, 2010

Storyboarding + Animatic in Music Video

Here's a 1980s use of storyboarding / animatic in a music video...
"Take on Me" (1984) is a song by Norwegian pop band a-ha. The music video on MTV was directed by Steve Barron. The video features the band in a pencil-sketch animation and live-action combination created using the technique of rotoscoping.

January 22, 2010

The Archive > Films Online

The Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Feature films and shorts

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.
Archive Mash-ups

The Film Wall
TFW or thefilmwall is a social website to get links to watch free movies online. We grow with your contributions of movies links. You can upload and share movies links to your favorite movies...

January 21, 2010

Camera Shots

SIX BASIC SHOTS (yes, there are more)

1) Extreme Long Shot
Taken at a great distance. Almost always an exterior shot and shows much of the locale. Used a lot in Establishing shots

2) Long Shot
The distance between the audience and the stage in the live theatre

3) Full Shot
Barely including the whole body

4) Medium Shot
Knees to waste up. Useful for exposition scenes, carrying movement and for dialogue

5) Close Up
Concentrates on a relatively small object. HUMAN FACE

6) Extreme Close-Up
Might just show eyes or mouth

Grammar of TV + Film

Types of Cinematic Shots

Shot Types

Shot Types

Instructional Video about shot types

Filmmaking Techniques > Educational

Hitchcock Stills

Also helpful to view:
This compilation, using clips from The Fellowship of the Ring, introduces the terminology and devices of film.

January 19, 2010

Darling Darling

Darling Darling website

We viewed this film in class... comments by students: