Analysis Reflection #3


Paste the link here from your version of the abstract editing exercise.

Then reflect on the whole process – Consider: the quality and usability of your recordings; the effect of layering and juxtaposition of both the audio and the video and; the things you learnt from working with this kind of audio and video.

In this abstract execrise, Many footages are very useful so I can easily combine them together. I filmed some footages on a tripod due to the shakeness issue. The tripod can scure a good quality and usebility of my pictures.

Most of my footages are close-up shot because my concept is what people get from the text of adversting posters? You can see the extreme close-up on a figure’s eyes, mouth, and hands. I think the symbolic signs represents some specific things. Those signs guide people to think. Therefore, I want to look closely. This is the reason that I decide to use close up shot to emphasize the texts.

According to my idea, I realize my choices of audio should relate to people when I am editing. Therefore, I try the sound about human activities such as the footstep, the crowded, the  tram and the traffic light alarm. The audio and video perfectly fit into each other.

It is very interesting that when you combine two completely different things together, the result is always suprised. How to use the audio is very important. Although the video give most visual information, the use of audio lead to the atmosphere of the video. Perhaps, I use another type of sound like clapping or laugther instead of footsteps, the result is totally another version. This is what I’ve got from this execrise.



Select from one of the readings and briefly describe two points that you have taken from it. Points that excite you, something that was completely new to you. (Please put a full stop when you return so we get a paragraph break. Makes it easier to read.)

I’m very interesting in the readings by Rabiger, Directing the Documentary. In the chapter, Research Leading Up To The Shoot, Rabiger reveals his finding of “The Dramatic Curve”. He claims that how the filmmakers tell their stories with the concept of the dramatic curve. It is originally derived from the Greek drama and represents how most stories first states their problem, develop tension through scenes of increasing complication and intensity, then arrive at an apex or “crisis”. After the climax comes change and resolution.

Rabiger generally summerizes the dramatic curve as five steps in telling a story.

1. The expostiion

To lay out the main character and their siutation is the first step. The story teller has to give enough inforamtion of the time, place and period, etc.

2.The incling moment

To create a conflict, a story needs two different sides people with opposite interets. Therefore, the second step is to reveal the oppostie interets against the main characters. In other words, the filmmaker is able to bring out the problem in the early of his film and solve it out later.

3.Rising action and complication

Producing the complication usually means the conflict being played out as variations having  surprise, suspense and escalating intensity. The filmmaker make two different sides people confront each other to build up the tensions. All these steps are to generate the final climax.

4 The final confrontation

The final climax in a film. This moment is the most intensive situation when two different sides of interests finally come into each other.

5 Change and Resolution

After the climax, the filmmakers gives the answers of the final confrontation. It is always the ending of a story.

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