Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I will be talking to you about an awesome video I saw, named, "Camera Warfare". Those who went to STN last year, already watched this video, but for all you new students, this was the 1st place winner of the 2014-2015 STN Teacher video contest. I found this video hilarious, clever, and just, great! You should watch the video before you read the rest as it is commentary. The shots are focused and interesting, and contribute to the story. The acting was fantastic and that made it more believable. The audio has lots of nat sound too. For example, there was nat sound of the ruffle of leaves when they stepped on it. Also, the music they used in the beginning matched the tone of the video, ominous and serious. But mainly, I love the idea of it! The camera warfare was such a creative idea, using film equipment as weapons in this video! In the beginning, they are checking the camera stats, it's ISO, shutter speed, etc. and I found that funny. They used cameras to represent guns that rested on tripods, and when they took a photo, it represented pulling the trigger. I also really liked the dolly scene and how they used a GoPro as an explosive type of thing.I think the sounds of explosions and machine fire in the background really makes the video realistic. Also, there are a lot of variety of shot composition. It differs from tight, to wide, to close-ups, and everything in between. The fight scene was pretty intense, especially because there was different angles and nat sound of them being hit. I found it really witty when they said, "Say Cheese" and whipped out their iPhone. But what I found most humorous was at the end, when the actor becomes devastated because they scratched their lens. I hoped you enjoyed this video as much as I did; it will always be one of my favorites! Well, that's it for my 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.
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