What do I know now that I didn’t know before the presentation on Monday?
I’d say the most valuable thing that I came out of the presentation with is just a different perspective on what a k-film can be. I had an image of it being a very interview and dialogue based documentary but now that perception has completely changed.
I now have a very solid image in my head of what I want our k-film to be. Brady and I are also discussing various ways to incorporate audio or dialogue.
I loved watching Hannah’s films because they were so simple yet extremely effective. I think this is something our whole class has been lacking. We’ve all been trying to add too much into it and make it way more complicated than it needs to be. So the main message I’ve come out of the lecture with is the importance of simplicity.
I liked the way Hannah structured her k-films from both a aesthetic perspective and in terms of functionality. I think this easy interface really just lets the film speak for itself.
To maintain a ‘raw’ blog post, here are the main notes that I made during Hannah’s lecture:
After Hannah’s presentation…
DO WE NEED DIALOUGE?
Short clips inbetween (to create emotion)
Use interview dialogue separately to the clips? General reflective comments from bike goers
One audio track of us talking? Audio Montage
I really like the idea of exploring using an audio montage over all the clips as a single audio track. This is something that Hannah had done in her final project.
Overall, Hannah’s presentation was really great to hear as it gave me a fresh pair of eyes to be viewing our documentary in – and just in time too!