Analysis and Reflection #5

Question #1

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

Example #1







In the first example, The sky is a little bit over-exposed so I’ve used the three-way colour correcting to tune the highlight section to blue. The sky looks more natural than before.


Example #2






The second example has a good exposition. You can clearly see everything. I just did a little bit adjust in this clip. I think red is the dominant colour in this picture. I’ve added more red colour because I want to emphasise the atmosphere.


Question #2

“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?

Throughout the semester, I’ve been learning how to make a documentary production. Obviously, documentary filmmaking is different from a production of fiction film that I did in semester one.

At the beginning of this semester, my initial idea is Australian Born Chinese but we have changed to graffiti at the middle of the semester. The issue is my group mates and I spent too much time in researching about ABC.We didn’t have a signifiant process in our production because we didn’t go out to shoot. Paul suggests us that we should shoot something on street rather than focusing on the research. After we changed the topic, we decide to discover. We went to Union Lane where is famous for graffiti creation and we started to shoot the street art. At the beginning, we cannot find a clear direction for our project until we went a suburb where is filled with massive illegal graffiti painting on some abandoned trains. We found that atmosphere is the concept in our documentary. There are two dissimilar atmospheres between city and suburbs, even though, the graffiti is created in both place. In the Melbourne city, graffiti pairing becomes a popular and legal culture for artists creations. Many tourists come to see their aircrafts and admire their talents. However, on the other hand, we cannot see anyone to visit the painted and abandoned trains. That place is gloomy. Now, our documentary not only talk about graffiti but also the ambience about the space. More importantly, we know what we want to shoot and how to capture the stuffs.