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S.T.C. Campaign Update (Julia, Jared, Venetia, Serra)

8 May

Our group is getting our stuff ready to begin a night of filming in the city, (most likely Wednesday or Friday, but depending on how it goes, we may need to shoot an extra night,) and we plan to spend a day or two in the library editing and putting it all together, as well as ANOTHER day at Serra’s house for some extra filming. We have certain bands in mind as to what background music we will be using, and we also have ideas of what we will actually be filming. We are having problems reaching out to the leader of the club we are trying to work with. (The Price of Life at CUNY Hunter.) The president of the club doesn’t seem to want to check his e-mails, so we’re most likely going to end up going to the actual club and get started face-to-face. We still plan on spreading our video with the help of social networking– (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, and Twitter.) 

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The Photo Play and the Mind

18 Apr

There are many factors that come into filmmaking, as Musterberg pointed out in his work, that are difficult to manipulate in other forms of media or art, such as camera movements, timing of scenes, and plenty more. Bits and pieces of a story, or multiple stories at the same time, can be fabricated together and presented in such a way that our minds connect the dots and we see the hints, as well as the overall message, that the film is attempting to convey.

We see this in “Sherlock, Jr.” and in “The Kleptomaniac.” In “Sherlock, Jr.” many different techniques, regarding camerawork, are presented to the audience, which helps present the story in a certain way. Special effects helped put focus onto what the film was trying to make clear to the audience, such as the main character’s dreams.  In “The Kleptomaniac,” we see side-by-side storytelling, which gives the audience a hint of comparison, which is exactly what the film was trying to do as it compared the stories of the well-to-do and the poor woman.

Character And Personality

11 Apr

Horatio Alger’s interpretation of the main character in his book, Ragged Dick, is simply a unique combination of personality and character that makes him into the charming, tough, and well-meaning gentleman he appears to be to the reader. Character is who a person truly is, no matter who may be around, and personality is how that person would be perceived by others. Dick’s character is honest, true, and hard-working, while his personality may come off as conniving, difficult or slick– be it in positive or negative ways.

At one point, as the main character is introduced to the reader, Dick exclaims, “Oh, I’m a rough customer!” However, soon after, our hero carries on with “But I wouldn’t steal. It’s mean.”

This is a perfect example of how personality and character are much different from each other. The fact that Dick could see, himself, that store-owners and such would perceive him as a difficult customer, tells the reader about his personality– what exactly he rubs off onto others, and how he can be rough around the edges every now and then. On the other hand, his true, good-natured character shines through when he later states that he wouldn’t take from others what didn’t belong to him.

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Camera Phone Picture from Lecture

8 Mar

Camera Phone Picture from Lecture