Monday, August 31, 2009
Film Write Up
My film, Growing Backwards, references the Avant Garde films we viewed last week, such as Man Ray's and Rene Clair's. I used many of the same techniques as the Avant Garde films such as repetition of shots, strange camera angles, manipulation of time such as slow motion and sped up shots, stop motion and image sequences. I also made my film more abstract with a non linear time span instead of traditional narrative. I really enjoy this style of making video and believe it has many opportunities to create new images instead of cliche imagery. I made the video black and white because it references the old films appearance, and it also helps unify the shots. A lot of the shots are very chaotic and I believe color would have been too distracting from the image. Overall, this style of video has really influenced my work and I really enjoyed doing it. Shooting and editing went well, without many problems. I am still deciding whether my video needs sound or not.