Where I’m From – Audio/Visual Poem

My video/audio piece titled “The Colour City” was greatly inspired by 3 main works; Taylor Swifts ‘Safe and Sound’ music video, ATB’s ‘Vice Versa’  music video and Space Replay by Francesco Tacchini. The ‘Safe and Sound’ video inspired many of the nature shots and the use of angle to create a sense of smallness compared... Continue Reading →

MEDA101 Lecture Week 12 – Quiz

Quiz: What type of cut is used in the razor sequence in Un Chein Andalou? There is a cutaway and match cut used. Why was animation used in ‘Waltz with Bashir’? To create a dream or memory. By using animation, he was able to blur the destinction between reality and dreams. What was unconventional about... Continue Reading →

MEDA101 Lecture, Week 10 – Subverting Cinematic Conventions

In the 1950’s and 60’s there were ignificant political and cultural changes that may have influenced cinema and its conventions. These include: Sexual revolution (female oral contraception were introduced) Civil rights (feminist and African American) Youth rebellion and counter cultural movement Cold war Vietnam war Existentialism (Europe) (moving away from religions and focusing on ourselves... Continue Reading →

MEDA101 – Week 9 – Workshop

Exercise 1: Editing language: Continuity editing – establishing a place and a time – mirroring reality or lived experience. E.g. tutorial from week 3 – “uni life” script – used a range of different shot types to set the scene and create a real space and time. Establishes the environment and the people and ideas... Continue Reading →

MEDA101 – Week 9 Lecture – Montage

According to ‘Elements of Cinema’ “a montage is an editing technique in which shots are juxtaposed in an often fast-paced fashion that compresses time and conveys a lot of information in a relatively short period.” Montage can be used to find a truth or reveal something that is otherwise hidden through simple cinematic language. Montage techniques... Continue Reading →

Where I’m From – Remoscope 1

My remoscope project was approached using the 6 Lumiere Rules: Maximum of 1 minute Fixed camera No sound No zoom No edit No effects Trying to capture the idea of “where I’m from” under such restricting rules and in a creative and captivating way was quite difficult. As my home, or, “where I’m from” is... Continue Reading →

The Intro

Heyo! Welcome to the wacky world of BCM110, BCM112, MEDA101 or whatever other strange place you've come from! My name is Daisy and this is my blog all about my studies into communications and media. I am a first year student at the University of Wollongong doing a Bachelor in Commerce/Communications and Media and hope to become a Social... Continue Reading →

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