Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I will be sharing with you a little short film called, 'Brainstorm'. This short is about a boss giving his idea and his constructive criticism to two other men in a brainstorm or pitch party. This film was shot entirely using the 3-axis handheld stabilizer, the DJI Ronin. As you probably already know, our class recently bought the Ronin, and used it for a couple of projects. The footage taken by the Ronin is absolutely superb! It is so smooth and not shaky at all. It allows you to get so many different types of shots. In this short film, it relied on a lot of action and a variety of scenes. Lets start from the beginning. It shows a medium of two people, but then moves back so you can see the whole frame. I really like the transition from the pitch party to the idea of the two friends working together. It was like a fast movement between the walls, which was very unique and eye-catching. During the friends scene, it had a tracking shot. With a tripod, you can't really do that as it mainly captures static shots. A dolly could get that, but the Ronin can get tracking shots, and other types too. I really like how the camera glides down as the two friends descend on the stairs. Even while they're moving around fighting, the camera is able to rotate around them to capture every angle. If you noticed at the beginning of the scene, the camera started at a very high angle. As the situation progressed, it became lower and lower, until it was floor level. That just goes to show how much flexibility the stabilizer has. In the next scene after that with the couple, I loved how the camera revolved around them kissing. You usually see a lot of shots like that in movies, because it adds drama to the mood. The transition to the next scene was also unique. The camera actually went through an open window, while still capturing the man walking down the steps. I could go on and on about how great the shots are! But the actual message, or moral, of this story is to make the most of every opportunity you are given by being more creative. I think this is a great message because you can accomplish so much more by just going the extra mile. That is what differs from a good, and a great story. I hope I'll have the opportunity to use this incredible equipment sometime in the future. Until then, that's it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"