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Natural Lighting and Framing assignment

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8 am

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3 pm

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8 pm


The lighting isn’t as bright in the middle of the day, but it brightens up in the middle of the day. The later times, there is less light and the image appears darker.

The morning light wasn’t as bright as the afternoon light because the sun isn’t directly in the middle of the sky in the morning compared to the afternoon. I liked the afternoon light the best because it illuminated the picture better.

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The Last Dismissal Trailer

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The Last Dismissal Movie Poster


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Final Reflection Questions for Trailer Clip Summative

  1. The movie is about two people who are the survivors of a school massacre from an unknown assailant that caused everyone else to panic and attack anyone else near them.  Somehow, there were only 10 people who survived this event 8 hours later and no one found out who in the school started the fighting on that day. Weeks passed and all 10 survivors who were still recovering from the shock while search and rescue was going through the building to find out what happen, when one of the survivors disappeared. One by one they go missing until the only ones left are the two protagonists of the film. They decide to investigate what happen so they make their way into the school. The first leads the second into a hallway and suddenly she attacks, killing the second and stuffing the body into a nearby locker. The locker doors for the other lockers open and reveal the bodies of the other 8 survivors that mysteriously vanished. The first person has a flashback that reveals that they are the one who started the killings as they walk out of the building smiling.
  2. The scenes we used were the 2 survivors making their way to the front door of the school, a flash back of one of the dead students, a headshot of one of the survivors with their eyes closed before opening, the first survivor tackling the second and a scene of the first survivor walking out of the door and reaching for the camera with a suspicious dark stain on their hand. We chose to add these scenes in because they would build up the suspense of the film so that the audience would wonder what is going on in the school so that they would want to buy tickets to the movie and watch it to find out.
  3. The suspense leading up to the moment that the first survivor tackles the second would make the audience wonder if the first survivor has something to hide and if she is the person behind the events of the story.
  4. They sound effects we used was a sound of cameras rolling at the beginning with our logo so that it gives the watcher the feeling that the movie is starting. We also added in a really sharp suspenseful sound the moment the first survivor opens her eyes to make the audience pay more attention to her that she might not me normal.
  5. What I liked about our trailer was how we made the voiceovers and sound effects match up with what was going on in the trailer. It took a lot of work to make the captions move fast enough to match the speaker and to figure out where to put the voice clip the exact moment the captions appear.
  6. As mentioned above, the hardest part about putting the film together was making the captions match up with the voice clips. Another thing that was pretty frustrating was that when we were trying to put our logo into the beginning of the film and at the end, the logo kept showing up a black picture. After trying different methods of putting the image into the video and changing computers, we finally managed to get the logo to show up.
  7. Next time, we will change the computers we are using before hand and make sure that they work properly and not cut out any of the clips and transitions we put in every time we open it.
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The Adventures of Ditto

made by me and Michelle
all characters are from the Pokemon Company

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

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why this

why this

trying to animate words

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Google Chrome Logo


I choose to do this logo because it seemed simple and easy to animate it

(please click on it to see it move)

how i made it move was first having the original layer on, then duplicating and moving the logo clockwise a little, duplicating the changed logo again, moving that duplicate a little and so on until the entire logo made a complete 180 degree turn around.

What i wanted to convey with this animated logo was that chrome works well and doesn’t lag, which was why i added in so many layers into this GIF.

I think it worked well, because there weren’t any awkward jumps in the animation while the chrome logo was rotating.

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the first picture is a rubber ducky

the second is a pikachu plushie from Pokemon

and the last one is Eva Unit 01 from the Neon Genesis Evangelion series

(you might want to click on the last two to see them flashing)

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World Press Photo 2013 Review

World Press Photo is a independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands that was founded in 1955. This organization is best known for holding the world’s largest and most respected annual press photography contest.

What stood out to me in this exhibit is how brutal some of the images were. those include the ones past the sign that says that there are images that might upset some viewers. these included dead bodies, wounded and traumatized people, or people torturing or hurting others right on the camera. this made me realize that not everyone has it easy since we live in canada and we live sheltered lives. since when was the last time canada was involved in war? it makes us all wonder how we can just live comfortably here in canada while others are suffering and we wouldn’t even know it.

my favourite photo from the 2013 world press photo gallery was the one with a fish in a blue background and had a eye that appeared to be rainbow coloured. the name of that one is ‘CARIBBEAN TRUMPET FISH’ .

i really liked the photo because the entire photo, (including the fish and the background) was completely blue and had shades of bluish green except for the eyes. the photographer times it just right so that the trumpet fish’s eye reflected the light to appear like it’s eye colour was rainbow coloured.

i would tell others that i know of to go see this photo exhibit because it’s very interesting and there are bits of news there that you probably wouldn’t know about even if you watched the news channel or read the paper.

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