Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Media 160 Lecture #5 Assignment

Blog Assignment #2

I chose a clip from the movie Breathless, a 1960’s French film. This clip  is the end of the movie so the shots display the last emotions of the characters. The gangsters at the beginning of this scene are looking to kill, the shots are long shots of them in the car and of them shooting Antonio, the main character. The movie thus far has been light but also full of emotion and dramatic scenes between characters, I feel like this shot lets us look and take everything in at once to end the story.

Long shots are used to show  Antonio running away after he is shot. They never show his front while he is running away nor do they zoom in. the camera position is shaky, just like his running. When the camera cuts to Patricia, they use close-ups as well as medium shots, in order to show her emotion. Since both characters have been emotionally involved the whole movie, these distinctive shots are used to separate them.

The music in the background is used to amplify his running after he is shot. The worse he gets the more intense the movie gets. The music softens at the end after he dies.
There is no color and the lighting is natural. Interesting, since many times in movies deaths are set in the dark. Overall thsi scene isn't set in a way that traditional movies are shot for a dramatic ending, which is why I like it, it has minimal close-ups and the camera cuts lightly, not over dramaticly.

Breathless Scene

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Media 160 Artist Statement

Art is meant to be seen without filters, touch-ups or air brushing. Art is raw and it has to be the truth to what it is meant to shows. Art can be used to inform us about what we don’t want to see, such as a photograph that makes us uncomfortable or a sculpture of an imperfect body. I’m interested in what makes people feel like they shouldn’t be looking at what they see, what makes people question the information in front of them. Live theater gives art a place to breath but at the same time be as structured as another medium theater allows people to go to another lace in a more real setting then a movie, since it is live and unfiltered. 
My art is to inform and to question the information we are given. 
My art might not always tell the truth but it is up to you to decide what you would like to believe. My art relates to theater in the way in which what you see is what you get. There is no hiding behind the glory of editing. My art isn’t always defined by what medium it is categorized in, but what it means behind the material. It isn’t always user friendly but it never tries to be something it is not. My art might be something that one has seen before but just like a performance, it might have been done before, no scene is the same twice, no matter who is behind it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Media 210 Journalism & Society - 9/5 Tabloids

 Media 210 Journalism & Society - 9/5 Tabloids

One similarity of the Daily news and the metro/AM NY is that they both are interested in getting the attention of the readers. making sure the most significant part of the story is easily viewed and said in the first part of the story.

All publications try and get the most shocking story on the front page, not necessarily the most important to humanity, but what readers want to see. 

The differences between the metro/AM and daily/Post is that the AM/Metro are much shorter and cant give as much detail. they give the main gist of the story and move on. the Daily/Post are able to go in more deeply to the meat of the story.

Even though the AM and Metro are both short to the point tabloids, the metro seems to take on more international stories, while the am does stories that lean more towards gossip. the am also has much more advertisement, the daily/post also have a great amount of advertisements but with that much more page space to give.

Th Metro seems to also quote or use other publications in stories, such as TimeOut and the Times to get details or to feed off of