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Film and TV 2016-2018

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Week 6-7: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Editing – continue with Avid

In class, we learned about the uses of clapper boards and how they are vital part of the production. Clapper boards help the editors know what clip they are editing and helps them sync the audio from an external microphone. Continue reading “Week 6-7: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Editing – continue with Avid”

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Week 5: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Editing – Narrative – building story via continuity editing – Avid

We are learning about editing and we have started using Avid Media Composer. We were given a few sample clips of someone surfing and we had to edit them using Avid. Continue reading “Week 5: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Editing – Narrative – building story via continuity editing – Avid”

Week 4: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Cameras – using equipment, correct set up, 180 degree rule

180 degree rule

The 180 degree rule is a rule where there is an imaginary line called the line of action. Crossing the line can confuse the viewer. Continue reading “Week 4: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Cameras – using equipment, correct set up, 180 degree rule”

Week 3: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Audio – using equipment, different microphones

There are 3 types of microphones: condenser, dynamic and ribbon. Condenser microphones require an external power source like a battery or a wire and they are sensitive to sound. Continue reading “Week 3: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Audio – using equipment, different microphones”

Week 2: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Lighting – pictures taken to illustrate white balance.

I have been learning about white balance and the effect it creates. I have also learnt how to correct white balance.

White balance is the measurement of colour temperature. Colour temperature can be blue, white and orange and it is measured in kelvin’s. Continue reading “Week 2: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Lighting – pictures taken to illustrate white balance.”

Week 1: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Framing – taking pictures illustrating shots

Framing

Today I learnt about different types of shots and camera angles. I took some photos to demonstrate the different effects they create. Continue reading “Week 1: Unit 1 ~ Introduction to Framing – taking pictures illustrating shots”

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