Now that I learned about how six word stories begun, I got to make my own. I made mine about getting in trouble and how the dumbest things could land you in the principal's office. I have to say, this was definitely my favorite movie to watch yet because I loved the transitions to the next shots and the simplicity of the movie. I also found the editing process a little amusing and entertaining with the sound effects and music I used fitting perfectly. However something I did not enjoy about making this short film was the shooting. I found it very tedious having to use the white balance several times and fitting the camera in the perfect position for the shot. But with all the hard work me and Sean put in, the movie turned out fantastic and the results were just what I was dreaming in my head. If you would like to see it just go to the movies page. I cannot wait until what the next project brings and learns.
This week we are researching Ernest Hemingway and his famous six word stories. Ernest was born in Oak Park, Illinois, yet him and his parents moved to the Chicago suburbs later on. During this time growing up Ernest found his love for writing and even joined his school newspaper. After he graduated he directly got a job for the Kansas City Star. However the writer enrolled in the army during World War 1, but later returned to become a reporter for American and also Canadian newspapers. at the time, a few of his fellow colleagues challenged him to write a story in only six words. He accepted the challenge and wrote one of the most famous six word stories to this day. "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" Due to the stories several meanings and analyzations that could be made, the tiny feature was a hit. Hemingway passed away in 1961 from suicide, but his short messages will live forever.
After Sean and I captured the shots for our first project with a camera, we needed to edit them. `I had been desperately waiting to try out Final Cut Pro X other than the same old iMovie. I was ready to get more technical, and learn what transitions and effects looks best for a movie. Mr Goble did a perfect job of explaining that. Step by step, he demonstrated what each button did and how to use it in specific situations. It was not as challenging as I expected it to be. It is just more of a variety of things to do, which makes it a little overwhelming for people. I hope I can soon get it for my own computer and start making videos on my own. Next we are going to start studying more advanced shots, such as WALLDO which is wide, angled, low, linking, depth, and opposite.