Hey Everyone! I just watched a really sad and touching short film with great cinematic shots and sequences so I thought I would share it with you. So for this week's reflective response, I'll be talking to you about the short film, "Ronan's Escape" which is about bullying. I guess you could consider the film to be like a Public Service Announcement, spreading the awareness of this behavior and the consequences. Next quarter, all of us will be creating P.S.A.'s so bullying could be a topic you might want to think about. Anyways, back to the short film, there are only a few pieces of dialogue, but other then that, the shots and acting made the film so sad! The shots were absolutely fantastic, especially because they had a variety of different types of shots and angles. Some of the shots they had were, aerial, crane, tracking, tilt, and of course, wide, medium, close-up, and extreme close-ups. I love the opening shot, where they start off looking at the top of the tree and slowly tilting downwards until you finally see the subject. Also, they have really great nat sounds. In the first few shots, where the boys were kicking around the ball, you could clearly hear the sound of the contact of the foot to the ball. I really like the focused area in the shots. If they just want Ronan, the main character, then they'd have the background compressed so you will direct your attention to him. But the music is what adds a finishing touch. The music really set's the tone; when he was running in the race, it was fast -paced music, but when Ronan is sad, there was sad music played. Lastly, I think the whole message of bullying in the story is what really connects the audience. It's just really emotional and sad! I hope that watching this, can bring down the amount of bullying that happens. So if you see someone getting bullied, don't just ignore it, do something about it! What are your thoughts on this video? 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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