Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 28

Final Critique Notes

They like the story about Fei but we see her face too much Put more video over would make it a little stronger 7 minute piece making it shorter. Cutting two of her shots jump cuts cross fades.   Alex like the things Fei said Highlighted why the art is important. She gave really cool …

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Apr 21

Movie Poster

Apr 16

Feedback from the Rough cut

Footage was good There was no space between some of your interview 2 second of transition between people Still photos letter boxes on the side Good use of external footage tom cruise animation   Story Dojo/lake merrit Not enough exposition to get you in the mood in it   Get sound bites set up what …

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Apr 09

Storytelling

Storytelling   What is the narrative spine of your piece?   Sensei and his students try to keep Japanese swordsmanship alive despite the media’s false representation.   Who are your main characters? What are your plans to get footage beyond boring talking head shots?   Our main characters are Fei Fei Chang, Francis DaCosta, Tim …

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Apr 09

Intro and Ending

Core Concept: Sensei and his students try to keep Japanese swordsmanship alive despite the media’s false representation.     Intro:   The movie will open on a close up of a sword being unsheathed. It will transition from there between shots of students getting ready to train and quotes from one of the art’s founders, …

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