Look, Listen, Analyze

Analyze Camera Work

First of all let me say, that watching a scene from a movie that you know is good without sound is very nerve racking, so watching the scene above without sound was very frustrating for me. Anyway, I did it! One thing I realized was that looking at the way the camera is placed can help the audience get a sense of what that space in the scene is like. I saw that the camera was moving is some sort of a circular motion around the character, letting the audience see all the fighting in all the angles, making them believe that the fighting is real, when really it is all just choreographed. I also saw a lot of one-point perspective going on, and that made me realize one point perspective is probably used in just about all movies. The one point perspective showed me some symmetrical things and some asymmetrical things. There was some foreground and background effects going on. The foreground was more clear and the background was more blurred, giving focus to what is going on and what to keep your eyes on.

Analyze Audio Work

The dialogue was easy to follow because there was not a lot of it, most of the scene was just fighting. I could hear the shooting of bullets, the slashing and swishing of weapons, the falling of objects, the grunts of people. I could clearly tell this was a fighting scene. When there was talking the music would come down and then once the person was done talking the music would gradually get louder, and intensify giving this sort of adrenaline rush feeling, one might get from skiing down a tall snowy mountain, or sky diving out of a plane. There wasn’t to many sound effects which made following the sound easy.

Put It All Together

Nothing is better than putting something together and having all the parts work as one. It’s like baking a cake, you have all the ingredients separate from each other, and then you have to add all them all together and get this delicious treat, or maybe a bad treat, depending on how you put the ingredients together and how much of each thing you put together. There was one part that I missed in the analyzing audio section. I missed the sound of the doors opening, and closing and the patting of feet on the floor from running. I guess one could say I missed the sounds because I was so focused on the sounds of guns, the swishing, of weapons, the sounds of grunting, and the sounds of bullets that I just tuned out the sound of doors and feet on the floor. I know that back in the day there was no sound with films, and people could still know the purpose of the film. For example, people knew the a Charlie Chaplin film was meant for comedy, and you could possibly still identify the category of each film today without the sound involved, but without sound, and without pictures people won’t get the full effect of what is being portrayed in each scene.

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