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After watching Herve Attia‚Äôs fan film of Alfred¬†Hitchcock‚Äôs “The Birds”,¬†I thinks it cool and really shows the length some people will go to show us the beauty of film and the work that comes with it.¬†It‚Äôs clear to me that there has been some changes to some of the locations and that is to be expected.¬†It‚Äôs ¬†impressive how much work his team and him did to make this film.¬†It was a very nice touch when we saw a¬†side by side comparison of his film and the original Hitchcock classic.¬†From the looks of it took blood and sweet for them to get the best result. It ¬†makes us appreciate the film even more to know that they went and did all this ¬†for our viewing pleasure.


HOMEWORK #3 ‚ÄúThe Ring”

A jump cut is ¬†defined as a cut in film editing where the middle section of a continuous shot is removed, and the beginning and end of the shot are then joined together. The technique breaks continuity in time and produces a startling effect. Any moving objects in the shot will appear to jump to a new position. The film I choose was “The Ring” in this film and in many other horror films we see that the jump cutting technique is very common in these films to frighten the viewer into believing that these events are really happening. We see in the clip above of¬†Sadako Yamamura coming out the t.v and crawl¬†toward the man then stands up and then jump right in front of him causing him to fall over. This is a jump cut where we¬†two¬†shots of the same subject that vary only slightly.

Ese HOMEWORK #2: The Dark Knight

One of my¬†favorite opening scene that I will like to share with the class is from “The Dark Knight”.¬†The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film¬†directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Featuring the character of the¬†DC Comics¬†character Batman and other.¬†The film is the second part of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy and starring ¬†Christian Bale¬†and the late great¬†Heath Ledger. In the film we see Bale character Batman ¬†goes up against the criminal mastermind played by Ledger¬†as the Joker.¬†The reason why I find this¬†opening so compelling is cause it just sets the mood for the rest of the movie and shows the audience what the character the late great¬†heath ledger played is capable of.¬†We see in the first 5 or so minutes a bank¬†Robbery in progress. During this scene we see the robbery talking about the mastermind while trying to complete their job. As the job is finishing up we see them turn on each other so that way their is less money to split. In the end it turns out that the mastermind “The Joker” was actually¬†¬†part of the group of thieves and is the last one standing. Now when I first saw this scene I’m pretty sure I had the same reaction as everyone else which was surprised that he was one of the unknown mask men robbing the bank. The music changes as he reveled that he was not the same as the dead thieves but that he was better then them the true ¬†genius not some hire gun.