Saturday, December 15, 2012

Painting to Life: "All Wound Up"

In my painting to life assignment, I chose the painting "All Wound Up" by Arleigh Schwarz. In the video, I'm working on a crochet project (a scarf) in my apartment. While I'm working on the scarf, I don't notice it being dragged away by my cat. As I get to the end of the yarn and reach down to grab a new ball I realize it's gone so I put the camera on my feet as I search through the house. I cross paths with my mom then get on the floor to check in the box (maybe I misplaced it) where all my yarn is. I see my cat so I go towards her and she just sniffs me. There is still no yarn in sight. 

I go to my bookshelf to really think about where it could of gone. There are these cat figurines (two of them salt and pepper shakers) sitting there right near my hand. While staring at the black & white cat figurines I get an idea--I may know where my yarn has disappeared to. So I continue my search through my living room to find my second cat. Low and behold, there he is playing with my ball of red yarn. 

This isn't every single type of angle/shot seen in my video, these are just some to show I meet the requirements for the assignment.

  • 0:01-0:21 Pan upper to lower right
  • 0:24 Tilt down, 0:31 Tilt up
  • 0:46 CU
  • 0:52 WS
  • 1:11 P.O.V
  • 2:31 Dolly in/Truck left
  • 2:56 Dolly in
  • 3:00 EC
  • 3:09 OSS
  • 3:19 MCU
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    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Diversity Project

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    For the diversity assignment, I decided to introduce my partner Henna to the world of theater, but probably not exactly what she would expect. Yes, it's all fun and games when it comes to cast bonding, theater games and putting on the production but a lot goes on behind that. The director of the new show I'm in, WECYCLING, Caleen Jennings offered to give Henna a speech coaching session. We met in Caleen's office and discovered that both Caleen and Henna were fans of J.K. Rowling. We printed a section from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Henna read through it while Caleen gave her tips. Henna appeared nervous at first but really improved her speech technique as she warmed up to it. I think she enjoyed her lesson--well I hope she did. I also think Henna walked away with tips for any future presentations she may encounter. For the Caribbean Circle event I attended with Henna, check out her blog