nicola wilson

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A quick youtube vid explaining the processes involved in the making of a bronze sculpture

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

  Experiment with how the title of each double page spread could be represented in the issuu publication for project 5.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Filming Techniques Research    - This site gives some written information on filming techniques. After looking at some of these allowed me to understand some of the techniques used in our given film genre. For example, the Laurel and Hardy sketch Busy Bodies used few elements of panning / tilting and was only really used slightly when action went slightly out of shot.

Slapstick Comedy Research 2     - This site includes some of the history of Slapstick Comedy including its origins

Slapstick Research link 1     - This BBC site provides a number of video clips that have elements of the slapstick comedy genre and the role of physical humour not only in the black and white era of Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin but also the more modern examples.

Chaplin Slapstick Video

when thinking of slapstick one of the first entertainers that came to min. When looking at the video it became apparent that due to it being filmed during the time of the silent film that it used a number of other techniques instead. The tempo of the piece is reflected by the inclusion on high tempo instrumental music that mirrors the action on screen. Dangerous situation (in this case the lion) is made more humorous by the use of exaggerated gestures and facial expressions of actors. Music also used to enhance effect of the video and crate mood. the interaction between characters e.g the dog makes the situation worse for Chaplin and his reaction to it is ammusing. Type is used in order to replace vocal dialogue of actors. music changes as lion awakens, turns more dramatic/dangerous and less about tempo (slower). The lion's reaction is not expected by Chaplin and gave him a false bravado which makes his reaction to the lion when it roars at him more ammusing.