Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Field House VR Tour

Suz and I worked on this practice VR tour together. We went to the field house and took 360 pictures of areas we were familiar with.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Final Shot List

1- Opening, introducing myself and the B-Roll topics with tips
2- Facing myself and Angela, telling the viewers to stay tuned
3- Early morning car ride
4- Sunrise
5-Entering FL
6-10- Showing the action of the Expo, footage and pictures
11-14- Show footage of my house, and the beach
Have a video of the night before the race
Music Change
15- Video of numbers
16- Picture from before the race
17-19 Videos during the race
20-22- Pictures of finishers
End with black screen showing the event, music cuts off.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Shot list for B-Roll

The idea I have for my B-roll video is to show the journey of the little destination half marathon run my roommates and I are taking on this up coming weekend!

1- Show myself and my roommates in the camera, talking about the half marathon
2- 5 am Friday, show that we are leaving on the 7 hour journey, cut away to the car
3- Throughout the journey show little videos of the girls in the car, driving
4- Take video of myself when we are arriving to my house in FL, cut away to the house, the rooms in the house and my family
5- Show the food and activities of the weekend
6- Day of the race, take a video of the girls running the race, cut away to the crowd, (possibly mom tapes the finish?)
7- Show the celebration of completing the run! Cut away to food and drinks and activities

This is what I have brainstormed so far, I know that as I start to shoot it might change, or have to be adjusted. Also, in between shots, if needed, I will come on and explain the do's and don't's of creating the b-roll video!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Live Blog video shoot tips

Rule of Thirds
- divide image in camera viewfinder horizontal and vertical, stick things in the intersection of lines (most interesting things)

180 Degree
- Line between subjects. Put camera in the 180 degrees above or below, but not both

Shooting interviews
- Do your homework, know who you are talking to
- Have your questions written down on paper
- Don't as yes or no questions
- Ask your subject to look at you, not the camera
-Don't interrupt when asking a question

Shooting B Roll
-plan movements, interactions, and shot list
-set camera up to highest frame rate
-pre picked music
- release all energy and have something that leads into your video

More Interview Tips
- Diffuse your light
- Nose room- more space in front of the persons nose
-Head room- subject doesn't need any space above their head, compose your shot so subsets eyes are 2/3 above the frame
- Compose so your subject isn't breaking frame while they are talking, do not let hands pop in and out of the frame
- have a nice background

Monday, February 5, 2018

Video Shots!

On Thursday we were given a video camera and tripod. We also had a list of different shots we were going to take. I defiantly need some more practice, but this assignment showed me the basics, and helped me get somewhat familiar with the camera. Shoutout to my friend Mallory for being my subject!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Music Video

I had a lot of fun creating this homemade music video to one of my favorite songs! The quality on Youtube did go down, I think because I was using my phone, but the MP4 version on my thumb drive has great quality!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Semiotics of Media and Culture

Were were asked to read an article called Semiotics of Media and Culture, we were given response questions to help us understand and comprehend the article.

1.     What is “semiotics?”
To study semiosis, which is signs in human and non-human elements, can also been seen as a cultural science. Seeing signs and texts in mass media formats
2.     What is the “semiosphere” and how it can be both liberating and constraining.
Regulates and enhances human cognition in tandem, people born in already fixed systems will understand their environment and determine how they understand whats happening around them. Which can constrain them to their culture, but liberating becayse they can provide resources where the people can construct new signs and systems at their own will. Mass communication plays a big role in this.
3.     What is the “semiotic law of media?”
as the media change, so too do the sign systems of culture 1950’s it was a large discipline
4.     The author sees the 1938 Radio Broadcast “War of the Worlds” as a “simulacrum.” What does he mean by that?
Where media can twist reality and people are so invested that they can get the two mixed up. His radio show was about aliens in New Jersey, and people actually started to panic! Well educated people could tell the difference better
5.     What did Paul Lazarfeld discover in a 1956 study on media and elections? What is “Flow Theory,” and why was the 1960 election different?
He discovered that people will only take from the media what agrees with their mindet already, and it had virtually no effect on elections. The two step flow is when media starts with an opinion leader and then goes to the group members in 1960 people who listened to Kennedy and Nixon on the radio thought Nixon won, but people who watched it on TV thought Kennedy did because of the way he presented himself. Visual media has a large effect on people and their opinions
6.     Describe McLuhan’s idea of the “mediashpere.”
he idea of mediation, or the notion that media influence texts and other aspectsaditional religious sphere in shaping signification
7.     According to Roland Barthes, how can a photograph have CONNOTATIVE meaning? What is “textual pastiche?”
It can have connotation by where it is placed, what the caption lends, and where it is on the page or book where it is being shown. Mix things together using ideas and things from other texts
8.     What is the “culture industry?” What forces does Chomsky identify as shaping factors on media production?
"churning out popular texts for instant consumption"same way that factories churn out products. Government has a impact on what is shown across media
9.     Stuart Hall identified three possible “readings” to a cultural media text. Describe them.
Preferred reading is the one that the makers intended to convey with their text. A
Negotiated reading is the one that involves some negotiation or compromise with
the text’s intended meaning. An Oppositional is when the meaning is the opposite of what the audience thought.  
oppositional reading is one that is in opposition to what the makers of the text ha
10.  What is “markedness?”
Which version of an idea stands for everyone or just one type, they showed the example of calling all tourist in the male form, and when saying tourist in the female form it is specially referring to a female
11.  Roland Barthes held that all texts have denotative (linguistic) and connotative (rhetorical) power. Explain.
When someone sees something as a denotative they see what the actual meaning is, but on another level when it comes to connotative they will have an unconscious meaning of the object.
12. Name some evidence of Levi-Strauss’ idea of "mythic opposition" in Star Wars.
Where Luke is dealing with his father being a villain
13. How would Mikhail Bakhtin describe and explain the antics of outrageous celebrities in modern media?

That celebrities make a name for themselves with how they present themselves and portray themselves to their viewers. Some of it is  just for show, while at other times they are passionate in what they are doing. It is a modern day “media carnival” famous people go against the flow of society and they go against tradition

Field House VR Tour

Suz and I worked on this practice VR tour together. We went to the field house and took 360 pictures of areas we were familiar with.