Short Film Analysis. <br />Megan shepherd.<br />
Black Box<br />Fast cuts – pace is increased and tension is built as the film goes on. <br />Shot reverse shot is used in the convocation when exchanging dialogue . Like an interrogation. <br />Straight cuts – seem somewhat realistic and straight forward. <br />Fades to flashback..<br />Diegetic sound – dialogue.<br />Non diegetic – music. <br />The music is used well, its got a beat, keeping the story flowing, slowly speeding it up in pace. Again, building tension. <br />Mostly mid shots, close ups at first. Showing the reactions and building tension through facial expressions. <br />Both are equal in shot. <br />Whip pans and panning up is used to build tension when he is about to click the button. <br />Slow zoom to face – reaction. <br />No specific regional accents, seem to speak the queens English to branch to a wider audience.<br />Set in a plain white room, one desk, two chairs and a button on a stand. Makes you pay more attention to the characters. <br />Costumes are suits, for working and a formal event. <br />Judge is in judge attire. <br />Lighting is bright, making it have a surreal effect.<br />Film starts with biblical references, in a religious font. Its in black and white, which hints to us what may happen. <br />Audience Teens +<br />Messages of peer pressure, temptation and decision making. Students will relate.<br />
Wrong side of the Bed<br />His clothing is relatable too. We’ve all seen office wear, and there is a certain stereotype with offices, and bad days. Or perhaps just working. <br />The lighting is natural in most shots. In the morning, its dark, since he has just woken up, however its also a symbol of a fresh new start, and perhaps a hint of foreboding for one side of average Joe.<br />However, the light in the bedroom also hints at the good day too. Its showing Binary oppositions. (picture above)<br />Split screen showing 2 narratives of “Average Joe’s” day – Good and Bad. Its relatable since we as an audience all have good and bad days. It uses props such as Toast, curtains, apples taps and scarf's to emphasise how even little things can cause problems.<br />Its open to all audiences, however I believe that a slightly older, into the teenage years would understand the concept a little more. We all have bad days, and half of the stuff in this film has happened to us, more than once.<br />There is no dialogue, because there doesn’t need to be. Its all shown through the shots. The upbeat music keeps the pace flowing and the Mostly used mid / long shots of “Joe” show us his body language and how it differs. <br />It uses straight cuts, keeping it naturalistic, however, its jumps to different times of the morning making the pace fast. <br />This film won the one minute wonder award.<br />His house looks basic and simple, making it easily relatable and understandable. <br />The genre would appear to be comedy, with a touch of slice of life. The music tells us this. Its a upbeat piece of music. When both sides switch over, it tricks the audience into thinking that there will be a shift, but makes it funny by continuing the characters bad day, by a woman slapping him, and helping the other.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR_PzFZgsHU&feature=related<br />
SNAP<br />Director – ManoloCeli.<br />Action - quick cuts. In editing. Tracking shots. (stolen shots)<br />Music cuts out when kids skipping, comic effect. <br />Music then returns after photographer and tourist appear in the frame. <br />Its an artistic film.<br />There is upbeat music throughout the film, however it is relaxed at the start. When the action begins, its builds up in pace. It uses electric guitars and drums, sounding a little like rock music almost. <br />The main character is nearly always in the centre of the frame – showing he is most important, he is the artist. <br />Cafe is a casual setting, and relatable. The streets are too. It was filmed in Florida.<br />His clothing is average too, they change through the shots when he is running and changing corners. It symbolises a change in time, showing a new person. It shows the audience that he has done that kind of thing before. <br />There is what looks like a camera bag on his back, showing he is perhaps a photographer.<br />The film pace shifts from slow motion at some points./ Such as when they run through the pigeons. <br />Over head shot was used in the gallery, showing people admiring his photographs of angry people.<br />In the credits, it shows him training on a tread mill, he has sports achievements on his wall, and hockey stick, showing he was ready to take those photos.<br />He then fades out of the shot, ending the story.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmxX2r-uD8I<br />
Teeth<br />Teeth, "Short films"<br />Directed by John kennedy & Ruairi 'O' brain.<br />Under water shot is used, to look up at the teeth. <br />Mostly mid shots and close ups are used. Since they are on a small boat, confined. <br />A long shot is used (upper right) to show the two characters, in a sillouhette. <br />An establishing shot (Lower left) is used to give the audience a idea of where they are being taken with this film<br />The film is in black and white, giving it the effect of an old photograph. Like a memory. <br />Its shot in one setting the whole way through. On a boat, in the middle of a lake. With 2 characters.<br />The two old men, dressed in clothing which make them seem like gentlemen and kind hearted characters. <br />. <br />Main props are false teeth, <br />rods, net. Boat.<br />They are all simple, fishing things. Apart from the teeth, The teeth are the key item in the comedy.<br />At the beginning It fades to title screen. (black) . “Teeth” is in a fancy font.<br />The only dialogue is Laughing, from the old men. It gives it a light hearted feel to it. No dialogue is needed really. Its a comedy, shown through action. (Like throwing the teeth away, and putting them in a fish.)<br />The music is relaxed and simple. It keeps a steady pace throughout the film. Its tranquil, like the setting. <br />They use straight cuts, to make it realistic and easy to understand with the lack of dialogue.<br />Realistic setting. All natural and tranquil. <br />The moral is “What goes around, comes around.”<br />
Her morning elegance<br />The music (Her morning elegance) relaxing, chill out tunes. Its got a nice medium rhythm , the pace is set to match the music. <br />Her Morning Elegance video<br />Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan<br />Featuring: ShirShomron<br />Photography: EyalLandesman<br />The photos flow naturally, the pace is fast. Straight cuts are used to keep the pace flowing. <br />The bed is the setting, the covers and other things such as clothing change the atmosphere. Her bed covers move to make it look like she is underwater (lower right) to on a train or in a sky scraper. Clothing becomes fish etc. She is in her nightwear the entire time. The man, (the Oren lavie) is in a suit, looking like her “dream man”<br />Stop motion film, all made with photographs. <br />Over head shot, looking down the whole time. <br />Birds eye view. We watch her as she sleeps, in her journey through her multiple bed covers and clothing.<br />The man grabs her leg, pulling her down like a protective figure. <br />The film acts like a music video, the man sings along to the song, while she dreams. <br />The lighting is bright, like a morning, when you first wake up. The beam from the window stays in the same place , until she wakes up, again, symbolising its a dream. When she wakes up, its back to reality. <br />
Oktapodi<br />This short SGI animated film, won an Oscar. <br />The moral is “Love overcomes everything.” <br />Its relatable to the audience, since people are in relationships, and we all go through rough patches. But if you overcome them, Everything works out in the end.<br />Shot looking out of the tank, out at the world. Under water shots are used since its based on 2 sea creatures. (One shown top left).<br />Gives the audience an insight to their lives. You see it from their point of view. <br />Music cuts out as the driver crashes through the wall. Adding a comical effect to it. It then restarts as he drops into the water. <br />All straight cuts. Nothing fancy.<br />Pan up to see the pools in peoples gardens. It maps out the route they take for the audience. (Lower right).<br />The music seems French, (makes sense because it was made by French students). Its fast pace and dramatic at times. Its keeps the action flowing. <br />There is no dialogue, its all shown through the octopuses facial expressions and eyes. The only speech heard is screams from he delivery man.<br />The SGI cuts to a cartoon image, its showing us how the octopus is thinking, and the horror of what might happen if he doesn't save his love. <br />Relationship shown through he hug and adoring stare (top left).<br />The font of the title screen is specialised, the letters for an octopus tentacle. (below).<br />
Links to Our film.<br />Wrong side of the bed – Slice of life. Following a day of a character. <br />Black box – decision making. Peer pressure.<br />In our film, its technology under pressure. <br />Teeth – Lack of dialogue. Comedy shown through action. We will narrate to personify our objects, like he personified the fish with the teeth.<br />Snap – photos. Planning ahead for the future. Having something stolen.<br />In our film, technology outdates itself. Its “pride” and sense of “uniqueness” is being stolen. <br />Oktapodi – Showing a relationship through gestures and expression. <br />We are personifying objects. ( like in plastic bag) and spreading their opinions. They loved their owners too. <br />Her morning Elegance – Shot in stop motion. Most of our film will be in stop motion too.<br />
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