B-rollin’

As I keep film making, I realize that B-roll footage is actually your A-roll. B-roll is a term used in film that displays shots you use in “background” to something to give off a story.  Its supplementary footage shown during a production. It can make telling a story much easier and compelling with added footage….

My week in photos

The next five photos will show what my week consists of. It’s very random, interesting, and busy! The first photo is from last Sunday, where I went to work at a Food Bank for the radio station Jam’n 94.7 in Santa Fe. The next shot if a photo of a documentary I finished this week…

Learning A Camera

I haven’t decided on what my favorite part of film making is my favorite, so I like to practice all forms. I remember when I started to pursue this in school, I realized that I didn’t know anything about cameras. I had no idea what settings were; I always put it on auto and pressed…

IPSY takes to Snapchat

If I am ever certain about anything, it is that I love Snapchat. That app is so close to it’s followers; I get to pick whose stories I see and who can see mine. Stories disappear after 24 hours, too! It’s fun, temporary, and intimate. Because of how I use my Snapchat, I don’t follow…

Reenactments in Documentary Cinema

When someone wants to portray a story in documentary cinema, they do a reenactment. Reenactments are exactly what the word says- people will act out a scene; show real events that have happened. They are common, and provide wonderful imagery to the viewer. Sometimes they are done very well and accurately, and sometimes they are…

Facebook is more complex than you think

Facebook is the number one source of social media today. Whether or not people use it, they know it exists. They know how it is used and who of their friends use it. Businesses saw this as an opportunity to sell their brand for free. People began seeing Facebook as a giant commercial, instead of…

Batteries are more powerful than you think

It’s the battery manufacturer the U.S. is familiar with. The commercials that everyone recognized, and the company that has recently used ethos as advertisement. Duracell uses storytelling in their commercials to sell their batteries. Duracell originated via the partnership of scientist Samuel Ruben and businessman Philip Rogers Mallory, who met during the 1920s.The company produced…

Experimenting with Documentaries

CJ 393 blog post. Week 5 Experimental Documentary? That sounds like an oxymoron. The definition for a documentary is a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.While an experimental is a mode of filmmaking that re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods…

Social Change in a documentary

Movies, films, TV shows, they are all done to entertain the public. Documentaries go into this, but in a different way. They are made to inform, but techniques and strategies can make a documentary come to life. The purpose of a documentary is to to investigate and compile information on a subject and turn it…

CJ 393- Week 4

This week, we looked at Charity:Water. Furthermore, we saw articles on storytelling and video engagement.  Ethos, Pathos, and Logos is what helps a story, and I believe pathos is the most successful. Getting people wrapped up in an emotion can be incredibly successful for revenue and, even better, a social change. The “readings” this week…