Archive for October, 2010

Studio Brief 2 – Examples

Here are a few examples of photo montages, as you can see I am inspired by the unrealistic fantasy montages.

In each of these images there is a dramatic use of colour to enhance the mood of the image, an i feel this colour may even cover up some of the blemishes an imperfections that may have occured whilst editing it together. The first image is of a fiery, there is a unusually large moon wich emphasised the fantasie style of the image with the use of a cloud effect in the back ground with a small light wich signifies some sort of glitter of hope.

The second image follows the same sort of style with dark colours and random things within the image, as this is an image montage it is made up of several images so the mysteriousness of the image can cover up and justify the reason for things being within the image. as with all the images there not meant to be straight forwards there ment to make you stop and stare to figure out whats going on, thats the idea behind them.


Studio Brief 2

Here are my two photo montages inspired by the conflicts between war and peace; also the question of why is peace not sustainable.  Is it that war is an easier solution to peace or that for people to survive they need to war for eg food, water as well as the best land for this or do people just war for utter greed.

My Photo Montage 1 & 2

Please feel free to comment love to know your opinion.

500 word Film Analysis

Saving Privet Ryan

Contextual and Theoretical Studies

Production: Film Analysis

Date: 19/10/2010

Saving Privet Ryan

One of my most favourite films of all time is Saving Privet Ryan (1998), it is a very graphic world war two, film set on Omaha beach on the 6th of June 1944; giving a very explicit representation of event that happened on D-day. It is around 160mins long and has a very linear storey line about a set of soldiers on a mission to save sergeant privet Ryan the last surviving son of Misses Ryan. The main part of the film I am going to write about is the main opening scene that set the atmosphere for the rest of the film.

The opening scene is very dark and calm, being dark like a ‘dark day’ if it was to be a happier scene then it world be very light and butterflies flying around the typical generics ect. The very calmness of the start of the scene is using the concept of the old proverb ‘the calm before the storm’ it is very calm ready for the devastation that is about to occur.

A lot about making a film and getting the authentic feeling of the film is not what you are filming but how you film it. The opening shots shows a close up of a soldiers hand shaking; the effect of the close up shot is create a connection between the viewer and the person in the shot to make the viewer aware and even feel the emotions running though the soldier. Following the close up the camera pans out whiles panning out a new character appears into the shot showing how agitated and anxious the soldiers are because of the ordeal they are about to face. One of the traumatic effects of front line combat was the effect of shell shock were an explosion would cause disorientation to a soldier, to express this in the film Steven Spielberg slows down the camera action and plays an almost like wind blowing noise to represent the confusion. The film company didn’t really use the standard 180 rule whiles filming as this was a war film they wanted the viewer to be but it the prospective of the soldier they used very obscure shot and also use some hand held cameras to give the confusion of battle.

Steven Spielberg was congratulated by ex-war veterans for the authenticity of the film; they said it was an accurate representation of how the war was like, the opening scene also voted “the best battle scene of all time” by Empire Magazine. He also received best director award for Saving Privet Ryan and the film was nominated for various other award such as best Picture and best original screen play.

Bibliography (Reviewed by Matthew Reynolds)

Group production

These are the desired location for our chase scene, when filmed it will be early morning very dark and dingy to create atmospheric emotion.

Studio Brief 1

The images are for studio brief 1, I have taken these at the royal armoires museum and the Leeds city museum in the centre of leeds. On the day I took many photographs but these ones are the ones that particularly appealed to me the most. The first image is of a big serving plate and in the centre is a Roman empirer.

This image I chose in particular as it is full of story but yet still full of mysteries as well, it is cropped very close to show the particular detail of the plate itself.

The next Image is of  a Roman Building, it is just a model about a metre long but in this image it almost looks real, using the macro function on the camera to capture detail.

The third image is of the electric press a old 1800’s building that has been renovated and is now a eating facility what i like about this image is that i have captured the lighter areas and the shaded areas and still kept them both correctly exposed which is quite difficult to achieve.

The close upp image of the leaf i like the most because of the detail, it has a nice colour rage that are pleasant on the eye. This image can be easily edited in photoshop to enhance or change these colours.