On September 15 2016 I created my first preliminary task which had to include a basic plot which was set by the teacher. From this preliminary task I learnt how to use the basics of imovie which included, cutting clips and using transitions to make the sequence flow as smoothly as possible.
Since this task, I have worked with multiple groups to produce a suspense sequence (1INTRUD3R) and also an opening/title sequence (VOICES).
dslr & micro features
For the preliminary task we shot our clip on an iPad which meant that our quality of cinematography and sound were low. The iPad did not have any setting options to control focus, iOS or aperture which a DSLR has.
It is obvious that in 1INTRUD3R and VOICES, a DSLR was used. The quality much higher with cinematography and sound so that it produced a clear film for the audience.
Whilst shooting 1NTRUD3R I researched instructions on how to use a DSLR and its features such as changing iso and aperture as well as which setting I would need to capture my sequence on. In this time, I also learnt about the different micro features such as cinematography, lighting, sound and editing and how they can be used to enhance a certain aspect of a shot in a horror sequence.
For example, in 1NTRUD3R, we used sudden loud high pitched sounds, to make the audience feel uncomfortable as it is an unpleasant noise and worked well to build suspense in our sequence.
In my preliminary task, I did not use different cinematography as many were my clips were either long shots or mid shots. However, since then I have broadened my knowledge of micro features, which allowed me to use this in my constructions of 1NTRUD3R and VOICES. In VOICES I used close ups, mid shots, long shots, high shots and also some low shots to allow full effects of our piece.