Tuesday, May 14, 2013

History of Film review

This past week we watched a movie in class called The History of Film. I thought it was really interesting to learn how the different Hollywood studios were founded. It was also cool to see how the different actors got their starts in the industry. I especially liked how the movie showed the different types of effects that can be used in films and the examples it gave of each. My favorite part was when the movie showed snapshots of each of the studios being built bit-by-bit. I'm glad we got to watch this movie and I hope we're able to watch more films like this before the school year is over.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


On Friday, our class, along with Mr. Richard's class got to present our music that we created with our homemade instruments! We got to hear some amazing beats, like chants, shakers, and drums.

Congrats to my group, The Shakers, for our awesome performance!!!
Me-shaker 1
Jane-shaker 2/music director
Lauren-shaker 3

Check out some of the awesome instruments created below!!

Lauren with her shaker :)

Homemade percussion set :)

Homemade guitar :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Movie Critiques :)

Today we got to watch our Movement short films so here are my thoughts :)

Shhh Its A Secret
I liked the black&white effect, and I would've made the music a little bit louder and the voices a little bit clearer.

AWESOME :D and just make the quote freeze a little bit longer :)

The Void
Abstract images and really good effects, and I would've tried to make the poetry easier to understand and I also would've made the music more challenging and faded out the sound at the end.

*Movement (The Move Crew)
I like the concept and the effects at the end, and I would've taken out the background audio and memorized the quotes instead of reading them off of a paper.

Cherry Bomb:
Cool effects, I would've made the sound louder and made the end the same as the rest of the movie instead of cutting to the bloopers during the credits

Crazy Hair
Good concept, and I would have just memorized the quotes at the beginning

Motion Hands
Cool angles, and I would've have just made the music a little bit lower

On Tuesday, we went to Mr. Richards' class to talk about Paul Baker's next element of Line. For our assignment, we had to draw a picture with 3 circles on the page, 2 additional circle going off of the page, and 2 different textures that take up the page.
I hope everyone likes my drawing :)


Just finished editing our awesome movie about movement :D Our movie was based on a flip-book of images drawn by Jose all having to do with the quote:
"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
-Blaise Pascal-

My AWESOME group:
Me: Director/Editor
Sydney W.: Assistant Director/Camera
Jose R.: Talent
Angel P.: Writer

Take a look at our short film below!!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pics from our class with Mr. Richards!! :)

Moved on to learning about Paul Baker's element of Movement. We had a class with Mr. Richards last week and he taught us some very valuable things.

-Symetry is lifeless
-The eyes are faster than the ears