Sunday, 6 February 2011

Animatic Storyboard- With Jelly Babies

In monday's lesson with Phil we had to plan our animaitc storyboard using jelly babies. I know it sounds weird it sounded weird to me aswell we he first told us what we had to do. But in actually fact it was really fun, as it was a different way of storyboarding.

To help give us a rough idea of what we was supposed to do, we was given a short brief telling us what our animatic film had to include: film the following sequence, making sure to use as least one Match Cut, and example of Shot/Reverse and showing your understanding of the 180 Degree Rule (by not breaking it!). The storyboard scenario was:
"A character opena a door, walks into a room, sits down opposite anither character and they share a few lines of dialogue."

Before we could begin filming our short film we had to plan what our film was to be about, we decided to have two characters, who would meet in a local cafe for a coffee, so that they could sort through their problems, as they are no longer friends but things become tense. After we established what our film was going to be about, we got a still camera and started to decorate the jelly babies, we decorated them by making them wear different outfits. I really enjoyed this process of planning our film, as i had never used jelly babies to plan a film before.
Also before we started taking pictures of our jelly babies for our anamatic film, we learnt what all the different shot types meant that we had to include in our film.                                                                                  
Match Cut:-is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which an object in the two shots graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically.

Shot reverse shot: - is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other.


The 180° rule: - is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line. The new shot, from the opposite side, is known as a reverse angle.

Once we had planned our storyline we began to take pictures of our jelly babies whilst in charaters, we had to do this so we could put all the  pictures together to make a short anamation. To put our pictures together to make the anamation we used a programme called 'Final Cut Pro.'

Once we had put our jelly babies pictures on to 'Final Cut Pro' we had to make sure the pictures flowed at a smooth pace. Once we had done this our short jelly babie anamation was ready to be uploaded on to our blog, but to make our clip more effective we decided to add some music to it. We decided to go for a piece of music which suited the storyline, so we searched on Utube to find the perfect piece of music. Finally we all agreeed on using a piece of music which created the theme of tension.

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