Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be sharing with you a really inspiring video from Vimeo I watched called, "Exploration". This video is a NASA Cinespace submission from Ryan J Thompson. The video is about the history of mankind as we learned and discovered more about Astronomy and celestial bodies around Earth. As always, I suggest you watch the video first before reading on.
Pretty neat, right? I hope the video left you feeling inspired, as it did to me. I think you'll agree with me when I say that video was beautiful, and absolutely stunning. The thing I liked most would have to be the VFX, or the visual effects, and the music. It must have been a challenge for the creator the mix in old footage with new shots, because of the visual difference. However, I think they did a great job with that. I especially liked how instead of recording voice-overs explaining the history, they decided to have the narrator be from a speech from JFK (John F. Kennedy). It really added to the emotional feel and the mood of the video. There was so much passion in the speech, and I don't think a voice-over could ever match that. The speech was mixed in with motivating music. I think that using the music that they chose was such a good idea, and it really drew the audience in. What I first noticed when I watched the video was its VFX. Of course they didn't film the new footage in space, it wouldn't be possible. Instead they used visual effects, and I their visual effects were breathtaking. It looked so authentic and realistic, and it made me feel like I was there too. It must have taken them a long time to get each shot to look like that. On the last note, I'm going to leave you with this video, the VFX Breakdown because I thought it was very interesting to see the process of creating each shot!
Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! I hoped you enjoyed these two videos as much as I did! It was interesting to see how far mankind progressed. I in particular thought it was pretty cool since the 8th graders are learning about astronomy and it's history right now. 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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