Zinema 2 Movie Reflection

Duluth is lucky to have an art house cinema for viewing independent and more obscure films that do not get screened by the big chain theaters. This semester each filmmaking student was encouraged to get downtown to Zeitgeist / Zinema 2 and view a few films.

Students, Please Don’t forget to upload to the google folder your short reflection on the movie you saw at Zinema…

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If you haven’t gone yet, try to catch Lady Bird or Three Billboards… Both are examples of current films featuring strong female characters.

• Zinema 2 / go, view, reflect !

222 E. Superior St.
DuluthMN 55802
Get directions

Your writing/ reflection must note all of this info:

Run time:
Link to the film : (URL of website or trailer)
Story Synopsis:
Visual strengths:
Use of Light / Color:
Digital techniques:
Use of Sound / Music:

Project 2: Abundance / Crowd-Sourced Video at the UMD Land Lab

Project 2: Abundance / Crowd-Sourced UMD Farm Documentary. This short project engages with the concept of community agriculture and crowd-sourced creativity. Visit the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project Farm at least twice to shoot video of selected subject. Contribute rough clips to shared class folder. Using clips from the class folder, edit your own video portrait of the farm or festival to 30 seconds.

Filmmaking Class: Location shooting at UMD Land Lab /  Farm

WEDNESDAY Please meet in ABAH 335 classroom, then carpool to the farm.
SUNDAY  12-4pm Farm Fest Event
UMD Land Lab at 3568 Riley Road   DuluthMN
About the Land Lab   http://d.umn.edu/landlab/
SHOOTING ON LOCATION: Please be aware to stay out of each other’s shots when possible. Try to be aware of how you impact each other.  🙂
At the site on WEDNESDAY, plan to shoot many short clips capturing the light and colors and textures of the farm, what grows there, who works there, etc  Choose a special focus for your shooting, and be sure to get many different shots and angles to capture what you need for a strong edit later. ALL YOUR BEST CLIPS need to get uploaded to the class folder by NEXT TUESDAY. I recommend you sort and upload your clips within 24 hours of shooting.
AT the site, on SUNDAY, during Farm Festival, plan to shoot shorter and longer clips that document the activities. Students can sign up to focus on the time between 12-2pm (short shots of food buffet, hands on activities, farmer’s market)  OR 2pm-4pm (I need multiple students to document the performance by Magic Smelt puppeteers and Brass Band with longer shots).
UMD Food Farm Festival on Sunday Sept 17 12-4pm

Fall 2017 > Project 1

Project 1:  Capturing the Light (20 sec)

Explore a simple subject through deliberate choices of light + shots + angles. Shoot on location in Duluth, capturing a sense of place, natural light, and a short narrative arc. Your video must include at least one person in addition to the “object of desire”. Use a variety of shot types and angles. (You must include least 10 different shots in 20 seconds) Use a tripod when shooting. Avoid handheld or camera movement of any kind. Focus on framing and composition of various shots. Subjects may move in or out of frame. Bring video clips to class next week for import and edit practice. Follow directions discussed in class. Your 20 second edit is DUE at the end of Class 2.

Examples of shots, angles and lighting:

resources: Camera Shots and Angles https://jrockviznar.wordpress.com/category/camera-shots-and-angles/