Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Who are Mr. Tim Savage and Mrs. Mardi Savage? Explain the roles of a Director and an Associate Producer... What do they do to contribute to filmmaking? Give a brief summary of the movie, Under the Blood Red Sun. (6 sentence minimum)

Mr. & Mrs. Savage are the producers of the movie Under The Blood Red Sun. They planned everything in the film and organized resources. The movie Under The Blood Red Sun is about a young Japanese boy who lives in Hawaii. His life and the lives of his family members are suddenly changed when the Japanese attack Hawaii. This family is fictional, but the story is based off of an actual historical event. Being Japanese, his family is considered a threat and is treated badly, despite their innocence.

What was the first question you asked and what was their response? Describe the rest of the questions you asked and the answers you received during our discussion with Mr. and Mrs. Savage. (6 sentence minimum)

I think the first question I asked was one regarding how they obtained the vehicles that were used in the film. The time setting was late 1941, so the cars had to fit the date. Another question I'd asked was if they felt the movie was worth the time and effort. Mr. Savage told me it was completely worth it, and that he'd do it again.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public Service Announcement

First, describe the impact that a powerful PSA could have on an audience... Do you really think a PSA could persuade someone to act or think differently, why or why not? What are you hoping to accomplish by producing your public service announcement? What is it about and why should your audience care about this specific issue? (6 sentence minimum)

Then, give your readers some background information about the organization hosting the PSA video contest that you are entering. Explain the 3 most important contest rules that should not be overlooked. Why do you think there are so many opportunities for Media students to earn awards, scholarships and prize money through various competitions? Who do you think benefits most from these contests... the students, the organizations or the audiences and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Finally, how did your PSA evolve, change and improve from your rough cut to your final cut? Detail each suggested change from the rough cut critique and explain what your team did to specifically address each suggestion... was it worth it, why or why not? Conclude with a reflection of the critique results from your Final Cut. What was the best compliment your team received? (6 sentence minimum)

Thursday, January 11, 2018


A cinemagraph is a short looped video with a still picture to mask certain areas. The end of the loop fades into the beginning to make it seem as though it continues to move without a starting or ending point. To do this, you have to first set up your camera or recording device so that it doesn't move. Then, you record a video of something which can be looped without looking like a boomerang. My second cinemagraph attempt is going to be filming a coin spinning in slow motion with some motionless people in the back.

I think my second cinemagraph came out really well. I put it in slow motion so you can see the coins movement more clearly. I froze some people in the background, the lighting isn't bad, and you can't see where the loop ends. It came out better than I expected. I hope I can do something as well as this one for my third cinemagraph.

Unfortunately, I rushed through this cinemagraph. I didn't have time to create a quality video, so I used what I had. The lighting was bad, you can see where I masked the video, and I didn't have much to freeze. I also can't see a lot of detail with the liquid inside of the cup. I think this was my worst cinemgraph. I wanted to do it with better lighting and from a better angle, but I worked with what I had.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.

Who are Mr. Tim Savage and Mrs. Mardi Savage? Explain the roles of a Director and an Associate Producer... What do they do to contribute to ...