During Broadcast Technology class I created a Six Word Story. Overall, I enjoyed this project. After a few days of brainstorming I decided on the story, "You never fail to inspire joy." I thought of the relationship my sister has with our dog, Griffin. I used color and angle to show her emotion. I enjoyed the freedom this project allowed us, and the ability to be creative. One limitation I faced was the location I filmed in. I filmed at my house, and was unable to get some shots that I wanted. In one shot, I had to prop a glass door open with my foot, while standing in the bushes. In another, I wanted to do a wide shot, but my hallway was too narrow and did not permit me to. I also had some difficulty with my original shots, so I decided to redo them. A few things I learned was the ability to redo shots, the importance of color editing, and the understanding that everyone makes mistakes. To watch my video click here.
Today in class we practiced 19 different shots. In the beginning, I felt like it would be hard to do all the shots, but I realized that they are simple and easy to learn. One problem I had was keeping the phone camera still. I included screenshots of my favorite shots to film. Overall, my favorite shot was the Over the Shoulder Shot or OTS shot. I like how it looks on camera and feel like it can be a good tool while filming. The Depth Staging shot was also fun and creative. I enjoy the Point of View shot because it's nice to see what the subject sees. The Low or Dramatic Angle was enjoyable because you don't see it often. Another one of my favorite shots was the Extreme Close-Up I enjoy the way it looks. Last, I enjoyed the Extreme angle because it's unsettling but interesting. I would recommend researching new shots or trying new shots.
I am a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I enjoy making and staring in videos I create in class and out of class. I work hard in my contributions to the art of videography. I am passionate in my efforts to inform others and inspire many.