Film & TV 2 – Analysis/Reflection 1

Question 1: 

1. False

Question 2:

What I hope to get out from this semester was to progress from last semester and put things right. I learned a great deal last semester from sound production, but this semester I also learned more about adobe premiere, and colour grading. This being my final semester, I’m wanting to go out on a high and hopefully get a DI. Documentary film making is an interesting element in film making and is different and more serious compared to last semester. Last semester was more comical,  and I had a good time producing my film last semester, but I also had some disagreements with some of my group members. Thankfully though, this semester things have turned out slightly different.

Question 3: In this week’s lecture, scenes from Scott Rue’s ‘Four Images’, Brian Hill’s ‘Drinking for England’ and Chantal Akerman’s ‘D’Est’ were screened.  Choose one of these, and consider, in a single paragraph, what might have intrigued, interested, displeased or repelled you.

I felt that this documentary

Question 4: Listen to the first 10 minutes of Glenn Gould’s radio documentary, “The Idea of North”.  Files are here  (experimenting with different sizes and file types) If possible, use headphones.  Record your impressions in a paragraph or two.

Glen Gould’s Radio Documentary piece is very interesting and abstract to say the least. At first I was confused with exactly what was going on, but after about three minutes of listening to this piece, one voice began to outline some exposition and the names of the characters involved. This helped me a lot as I started to understand more clearly what was going on here. From what I gather these people are giving some type of autobiographical statement/reflecting on their own personal experiences in Northern Canada.

The voices also at times overlap each other with long first hand monologues, spoken directly to the unheard interviewer. I thought this was a very attention-grabbing and stimulating piece to listen to. It was creative and experimental.  I feel like more research in needed though to full understand the reasons behind this collaborative piece.

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