Thursday, February 28, 2013
After Effects effect for the Ship
Trains (cattle Car interior)
Maps and Newsreel footage
Large Pano Of Jerusalem
Several different concentration Camps
Pano of Library West
Brewery and Distillery
Large Door with lock interior
Mosque or Omar
Death Train Scene
So please discuss this as now that 3D is NOT an essential component as we had previously discussed that this huge amount of work be assigned and dispersed across the teams
"A group of American Congressmen flew to Germany and visited the Buchenwald camp on April 24, 1945. They were shown the club that was used to beat prisoners to death if they didn’t die fast enough on the meat hooks. Note the dummy on the wall on the right hand side. This was part of the display set up for visitors."
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I have been searching for some transition music. I found this website:
And selected a few songs to use during the Merdinger part of the performance. Not sure if this is the kind of music to use or not during transitions or not. Thoughts?
A Child of Our Time
From Land to Land
At the End of the Forest
Here is what I have of the nazi camp. I plan on adding more layers, but if you'd like to see what it would look like on the projectors, the Image is here:
Thank you, and sorry I will not be present.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
She said she would more than happy to take any artistic questions we may have.
On the note of headshots, Kevin said the cast won't have costumes until much closer to the show dates, so headshots should really be face only. It might be easier to wait until we can just have a full media day.
They were working on the scene where Mr. Merdinger discovers how to make yeast, which ends up saving his life.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
In the scene where the boys are serenading girls in town, in doing so they improve their social status and become popular. The girls want to be serenaded, even if the boys are often out of tune. Once Merdinger finds the tuning fork and learns how to use it, they become much better singers and he starts to lead the group. This object allows him to become a leader among his friends.
Merdinger's mother gives him all the money she has for the violin, and he believes it leaves her penniless. It is an influential moment, as he says "her gesture to give me almost all she had will always be unforgettable." This object is partly symbol of the sacrifices his mother made made in order to raise him.
Kevin had also mentioned potentially utilizing a projection for the serenade scene. I haven't finished yet but I believe music will continue to play an important role.
When they did the end scene where they arrive at America he was enthusiastic about having the Statue of Liberty in the background, as well as the ships as they approach land.
Overall the students, Kevin, and myself are getting more comfortable with the flow of the script.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
While there can be notable exceptions, my initial response to the general concept of a narrator in television or films is negative. Much like the laugh track on a terrible sitcom, narration can often serve as a condescending set of training wheels for an audience. Sometimes, an overly narrated show indicates that the producers do either do not entirely trust the audience to figure out what is happening or that the writers could not figure out a clever way to show us the events and instead have to resort to telling us about them.
We do not have a script yet, so it is of course impossible to know if we are showing and not telling, but it really jumps out at me when shows have characters either talk to the audience through voice over that freezes the real-time action, sit or stand around and recap events that we never get to see with one another, or if they do the Shakesperean big-army-you-cannot-see-due-to-budgetary-constraints technique, which often manifests with statements such as: “ohh goodness! Look at that colossal army and the epic battle over there in the distance!”
is the head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. Her responsibilities include collection development and the overall management of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica: the largest and best Judaica research library in the southeastern United States.
Jefferson worked previously in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library, England. She was responsible for the Research Unit’s Bibliography Project and edited its newsletter. She assisted with collection management and development, and she engaged in public outreach activities.
She received a PhD in Medieval Hebrew from King’s College, University of Cambridge. Her dissertation focused on the reading and dissemination of Hebrew poetry in the Middle Ages. Jefferson’s current research concentrates on collectors and collections of Judaica and Hebraica. She is editing a volume of letters and documents tentatively entitled ‘Collected Papers of the Scholars and Antiquarians who Discovered the Cairo Genizah’ to be published by Brill.
In her role as the Judaica curator, Jefferson is looking to expand and develop the Judaica Library’s key strengths, including its memorial books, scarce journals and items of ephemera. She would also like to expand its manuscript and archival collections and acquire more materials pertaining to the Jewish immigrant experience in America, particularly in Florida.
People often talk about film and television as if they are the same thing, but in fact they are very different in a number of ways.
In the cinema we are generally in a state of intense and relatively sustained attention. Think about this for a moment. The average film is about two hours long- a very long time to concentrate and yet there is something about the cinema which gives a film in this setting the power to take us over for this amount of time. Again think about the situation at home in front of the TV when you probably have all kinds of things distracting you from what you are trying to watch.
While many sorts of films employ some storytelling strategies, when we speak of narrative film we are typically referring to fiction films.
The typical Hollywood film, according to Field can be separated into three separate dramatic sections or acts: the setup, the confrontation and finally resolution.
The Godfather series is been one of the most outstanding narrative films everywhere, showing the real story of something that happened many years ago.