Hi Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I will be talking about Nat sounds and a video I watched. Nat sounds are Natural sounds that come from a specific object or person. They actually talked about Nat sounds at the Hawaii Creative Media summer camp. Nat sounds help the audience or the viewers, feel like they are with you and experiencing part of the story. It is clear audio of one specific object, not like ambient sound, which is capturing everything. To learn more about Nat sounds, watch this informational video by clicking here. Anyways, today I watched a really interesting video on vimeo, with incredible audio. The video is a short film called Silo. Silo is about an engineer who failed his maintenance service test, so he is determined to pass it, but has some bumps in the road before he can get to the end of the track. Silo has amazing nat sounds; perfectly clear and solid and no dialogue which is pretty unique. I think pretty much every shot had nat sounds in it. Shutting a door, writing, ripping up paper, a liquid dripping, and that was only a very tiny portion of the nat sounds included in this video. Along with that, it also has some music that matches to accompany the nat sounds and set the mood. For example, when the engineer was determined to get a satisfactory pass, the background music was inspiring. The video itself is fantastic. The shots are very well focused, with the background compressed and they used a bunch of different angles to show one action. Some of the angles were unusual type of angles, which was also pretty interesting to see from that perspective. Other shots were at different levels of heights, low angles, high, medium, and also the tightness of the shot was changes quite frequently. In most of the shots, they used a slider to move the camera from one distance to the other along with the music that I was talking about, it made a really nice shot. We should learn how to use sliders and get them to use in class because then we can get some really cool shots. Overall, I think this video definitely needs some recognition for the awesome video. Never before have I seen such a video with great nat sounds, great audio. Every single shot had some sort of nat sound in it, the angles changes a lot, had nice framing, and the story itself was compelling and somewhat humorous. That's it for my reflective response, thanks for reading, you can watch "Silo" below, bye!
Also watch the Silo production breakdown! At first, I thought they actually built a set of layers, but you can watch this video to see how it's actually done.
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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