As per lecture – in a sequence you’ve called ‘colour’ you will have clips that are indicative of a particular colour or lighting state. To the right of that clip you will have that same clip repeated 2 or more times with different colour grades on it.
Take screen grabs of each clip then upload to your blog the series of stills that show us ‘before and afters’ of your colour grading. Provide a few different examples of at least two different clips – each with a description of what you did to the clip and why.
This is a learning exercise, not necessarily a qualitative one, don’t stress – it is the act of doing it and the reflection on that, that is important
Lina & I used stills from our film to practice colour grading. This first image casts a blue tone from the light source behind the subject (window)
We altered with saturation settings, input and output levels, and the result is a much clearer image. The colours are more distinct and vivid, and the blue tone is not as over powering.
This next image of makeup products is quite dull and lacking contrast. However the assortment of products against the floor boards makes for an interesting shot.
So again, we used the colour correction tool, playing with saturation and input/output levels. There is much more contrast in colours and tones, creating some depth, particularly with the products in the background. Again, colours are more vibrant and interesting to look at.
In 200 words or less please outline your goals, desires – what you want to get out of this semester. You will review this later in the course. You may rethink this dramatically – this is a good thing.”
You were asked this at the beginning of the semester. Now, could you review constructively what you got from this semester – has the course lived up to your expectations, delivered what you expected, maybe even surpassed it?
At the start of the semester I wrote:
“My goals and desires for this semester will be similar to what I wrote for Film-TV 1 at the beginning of the year. I still want to be more involved in the technical aspects of filmmaking and editing to challenge myself. The idea of not being strictly assigned to one role within the documentary making process appeals to me and I am excited to see how different it can be to making a drama.
When studying documentary in Cinema Studies last year I was really inspired by the screenings and learning how different documentaries can be. I hadn’t previously considered poetic or essay documentaries, so I look forward to what comes out of the research period.”
Doing documentary this semester has been a lot different than I expected. There is so much more freedom and room for exploration, which I probably haven’t taken advantage of. I enjoyed the research period of the semester, however could have expressed more in the film blog. It has definitely been a new experience working on my own idea and only with one other group member. Roles are much more flexible, and I’ve loved working with Lina as I think we both have similar ideas and hopes for our film.
I have done more filming and editing as there is only two of us. I’m still getting used to the concept of not planning every scene and even letting ideas come to us out of our random filming. I’ve learned that sometimes the documentary takes a different path than you first imagined, and that’s ok. I’ve also enjoyed hearing other class members’ ideas and results from filming.