For the next Video Project, you will each, INDIVIDUALLY, do a 30 second character sketch using Low Key Light. You will need to use the studio to do this.
Your video will feature a character telling you about their life, in 30 seconds. Use the low light to compliment the content of what the character says.
INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT
The shot opens with a wide shot of a woman sitting on a stool in a dark room. Light crosses her face on one side. The following is a letter she has written to her husband.
It’s the kids, Michael, you never made them a priority. You went on and on about personal responsibility, but you were too busy making money to pay attention to the two things you should’ve paid attention to. And for that we are over. You’ve done this, not me, not James, not Simon, but you. I really wish you could see what you’ve done, and apologize for it, but I know better than that. I’m writing this to you now to clear myself of any guilt or wrong doing. It will take a long time for you to see this, but one day, a long time from now, you will.
Don’t try to call me, don’t try to text me, the phone’s been dumped and left here for you to sort this out.
The monologue should reveal much of what is happening in a FICTIONAL STORY THAT YOU MAKE UP. For 30 seconds of video, make sure the script is long enough.
KEEP IT ON ONE SHOT, WITH A SLOW ZOOM.
You will be graded on the following:
- Composition of the shot. This includes Rule of Thirds.
- The quality of lighting a low key, or low lit shot.
- The quality of script, how engaging the monologue is to the audience.
- How well the camera zooms in.
- How well the music lines up with the action.
- Fade in Fade Out.
3O second lighting challenge is due on 12/17, Friday before break. THIS IS ONLY 30 SECONDS OF VIDEO.
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