Watching this, I really love the way the people watching is done between the traffic. The traffic raging past the individuals being focused on make sit look quite poetic and just simply nice. The shots done with a long lens emphasise the distance between the people and the observer, which I think makes it even more interesting to watch! The diversity of people being shown is clear and the shots are just constructed really well! I really like the smooth edits also, they work with the camera movement to help keep the focus on the people in frame.
The week 6,7,10 reading ‘The Art Of Documentary’ was quite intriguing to me. The whole idea that a documentary film documents a version of reality, a manipulated reality, has always interested me. The very beginning of this reading discusses the way in which documentary filmmakers are ‘not the surveillance cameras in the supermarkets’ – That even though they are trying to capture an authentic as possibly piece, manipulation has to occur. Even before the camera starts rolling, the aesthetic decisions to do with mis-en-scene, lighting, focal length, etc, all play a role in steering the footage away from reality, with these decisions creating a version of the reality that the camera is trying to capture. From viewing participatory, to observational, to poetic documentaries, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is not. The audience can be deceived into believing a reality, when the truth is, the filmmaker is going to shoot and edit their documentary in the way that they want to tell the story. This again brings it away from true reality.
These are some keyboard shortcuts I age never used when editing with Premiere:
This shortcut could be really important when editing our documentary. In order to colour match and grade all of our footage so that it aesthetically looks appealing and like it all flows really well. Last semester I was not a hands on part of the colour grading editing of our short film, so this shortcut could help me if we need it for this semesters editing!
This shortcut would be hugely useful for finding our shots/footage/sound/titles etc, in a fast manner. Saving time on looking for things!
This is a completely obvious keyboard shortcut that everyone should probably know, but even thought we know it, I know that we tend to forget to use it as often as we should! Saving is important, so this shortcut is really really important to us when editing!
This is another keyboard shortcut that I had no idea existed. But I feel like this would be useful when wanting to edit a clip that has already been edited, without changing that edit?
In the beginning of this clip form Anna Broinowski’s 2007 film, Forbidden Lies, the audio is a mixture of folly sounds and music/song. The sound effects placed within the musical element provide a dramatised version of events. The audio then goes into a voice over narrative of the women being interviewed. This interview is layered with sound effects such as the typing on the computer, the sound of coins, and other sounds that have been added to enhance the effect of the role-plays. This sound could possibly be folly audio recorded after filming, or it could have been sourced from somewhere else. I’m not completely sure…