Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In my opinion, this video was even more interesting than the first! By the time the time came to watch the second video I was a bit more optimistic about the whole watching the history thing! I had been actually thoroughly enjoying it. My favorite part of the second video was definitely the videos they showed. I like how they compared and contrasted the styles of film. My favorite example was the one on view point where the showed the woman being rescued from the burning home from several different perspectives. It was also fun to watch the one with the intruder because it was some what over dramatic and amusing! I can't wait to keep watching!
I'm gonna be honest, when I was first told we would be watching videos on the history of film I wasn't expecting much. Film has always interested me and I have always been fascinated with film but when it comes to history I kind of looked at it as a drag. But once we started watching it and I heard the guy talking with the cool accent I was immediately drawn in. I thought the snipits of films from the early 1900's were really cool. I became a little disinterested when they started talking about locations and what not but one the started with perspective I was immediately re-interested! I thought the video of the train was really cool! I found all of that really interested. It was interesting to compare old film to film now and being able to the the evolution and its way of becoming the way it is. The old films were really cool. I also liked some of the background the film provided us with. It was a very interesting film about a film!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I thought the origami video was incredibly interesting. I really enjoy how it was divided up amongst the people and broken up into "The Artist" "The Engineer" "The Father" "The Postmodernist" and "The Choreographer." As said in the movie- "Origami brings beauty to the mundane" and that it certainly does. I thought it was cool that there were different techniques to folding paper like folding it when wet to create softer shapes. Some of the artists in the video truly created stunning work, my favorite being Robert Lang, and I am excited to learn and work more with it!