Hey Everyone! This is Alaysia back with another blog, hope all is well! For this week's reflective response, I'll be telling you about a video I just saw, called "Travel Where You Live" by Sebastian Linda on Vimeo. I absolutely loved this video for because of it's shots, audio, and message so keep reading to find out what I mean by that! First off, I'm going to talk about the shots/visuals. Utterly amazing. They used the DJI Ronin, which our class recently got. With the DJI Ronin for stabilization, they produced really astonishing shots. Instead of just a plain still shot, they used the Ronin and moved as the people in the shot moved. This made a enormous difference! The video became interesting and captivating. But that's not all I liked about the shots, just the content was splendid. They filmed using a Canon 5d Mark III with many different lenses including some macro lenses. An example of when they used a macro lens would probably be at 00:31, a close-up of a blue eye where you can see the little shades in the iris and the background is nicely unfocused. That's another thing, the focusing. All the shots had the subject in focus and the background deeply compressed. This made it easier to concentrate on what the filmmaker intended to. Composition. The video offered a variety of angles and arrangement. There were extreme close-ups, close-ups, medium, wide, extra-wide, etc. There were so many shots of different events yet they managed to edit it all together so that they matched. I really liked the editing too. At some parts it was in slow-motion and in others, fast-forward. For example, the skateboarding scene starting at 1:18 and ending at 1:29, they decided to slow-mo the tricks but keep everything else in fast-forward. Enough about the fantastic shots, moving on to audio. There were some nat sounds, but for the most part it was just the music. However, the music matched. When it was an upbeat part of the song, there would be lots of shots instead of long slow, duration shots. Finally, the message. The narrator didn't speak english, but that didn't matter since there were english subtitles. Even if you had to read the voice-overs, that didn't stop the message from getting across. The message was quite clear. You don't need to travel to get that great feeling because adventure is everywhere, there's adventure where you live, right out your front door! All you have to do is change your perspective on it. Sebastian Linda made this video of the adventure he took where he live to get the message across and in my opinion, he did a pretty good job. Well, that's it for my reflective response! Thanks for reading! Go have an adventure! 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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