Welcome Home

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Contextual Information

Artist: Daniel Campos
Title: Welcome Home
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpAGo1yeS5s

Compositional Interpretation

Description
The images frames are fragments of a scene within the short film. The scene is narrowed down to 5 main frames. All frames involve various actions such as a male subject jumping onto the ledges of his wall unit and clasping on to it with one hand whilst placing a hat on.

Lighting
Throughout all the frames appear as if natural sunlight is the main source of lighting, the light comes through the windows of the house. The background is more lit up than the foreground however the light does not overwhelm the scene and appears natural. Due to the nature of the action of the scene and the quick rhythm of each frame lighting isn’t the priority. No highlighting or light fill techniques are used.

Multiple and Layered Images
No split frame or double exposure techniques are used.

Shot Framing
The short film uses a widescreen 1.777:1 ratio viewable at 1080p. The screen frames are consistently closed for the first four frames and the last frame is open as the subject demeanour and gaze looks beyond the screen.

Screen Planes
For all the frames, the frame plane appears relatively close to the camera and the geographical plane, this creates sense of closeness for the depth plane. The third frame makes use of overlapping with the subject hands further back within the geographical plane and in context to subjects action emphasises that he is hanging on.

Superimpositions
None

Shot Distance
The first three frames use a close up, the fourth is a head and shoulders shot and the last is three quarters shot. The close up shots are used to greatly emphasis specific portions of the larger movement of jumping and hanging onto the wall unit. The final frame is at three quarters to bring clarity to the previous frames and what kind of movement the subject performed. Without the final further back shot the previous frames would make no sense to the viewer.

Focus
The focus and focal depth is at a deep focus, everything is focused within the frame. This allows the viewer to easily perceive the shots because
Deep focus – all

Angle
Because the shots in the first three frames are so close there is not much of an emphasis on this factor. However on the second last and even more clearly on the last, the subject is shown on a high angle, which in context to the sequence gives a sense of positive self expression. The camera view is stationary and takes a third person position for all shots.

In terms of editing for the particular action the subject is acting, there is a type of continuity cutting that is composed of various sharp unmarked cuts. Because of the type of movement the subject is doing the initial shots have a quick rhythm as they are short in duration with the last shot extended in time to emphasis the final pose.

As for sound there are two sound types present, one is the background music and the other is environmental. The scene itself has parallel environmental sounds of the subject stepping on the wall and clasping to the wall unit


rain

Contextual Information

Artist: Daniel Campos
Title: The Rain Dodger
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpAGo1yeS5s

Compositional Interpretation

Description
The images are frames of a scene within the short film. This short scene is narrowed down to 4 frames main frames. The scene involves a male subject opening a fenced gate, he then falls and rolls down a set of concrete stairs.

Shot Framing
The short film uses a widescreen 1.777:1 ratio viewable at 1080p.
Screen frame: The screen frames are consistently closed between all four frames.

The screen frames are consistently closed for the first four frames and the last frame is open as the subject demeanour and gaze looks beyond the screen.

Screen planes
Superimpositions: none

Shot Distance
The initial shot is close up. The second shot is a medium shot, it captures the full body of the subject however that’s due to the character falling. The third frame is a close up continuation of the subject rolling down stairs and the last shot is almost like the equivalent of the head and shoulder shot, however the subjects full body is on the ground.

Focus
The first frame has a shallow focus with the foreground in focus and the background clearly blurred. The second frame is the same as the first however the blur is not really noticeable. The third frame has a deep focus and the last frame has a shallow focus with the background in a slight blur.

Angle
Throughout the sequence initially the camera angle has a low angle looking up at the subject, as the subject falls it then becomes at eye level, and eventually a high angle as the subject has fallen to the bottom of the stairs.

point of view: third person

The camera view is stationary and takes a third person position for all shots.

In terms of editing for the particular action the subject is acting, there is a type of continuity cutting that is composed of sequential unmarked cuts. The cuts do not last long in duration, most last for a couple seconds or less, however because the whole scene is in slow motion the rhythm of the scene doesn’t appear as fast and is also quite natural in its continuity.

As for sound, there is only a background sound playing. The sound asynchronous to the image however supports the feel the artist wishes to convey.

Similarities
Both of the sequences are more similar than different in a variety of ways. The style of shooting is similar shot distance, both have multiple close up shots. The editing techniques such as the cuts that are used are both always unmarked cuts and done in a manner where the flow of the sequence is natural and isn’t questioned.

Relation to work
I am currently exploring the world of film. The way frames and sequences unravel on the big screen seem to make sense to our brains however when the frames are splayed out side by side they really seem nothing like how life is perceived by the first person view of our eyes. Simply the breakdown of frames and especially examining the way cuts can be used is helping me be able to translate naturally unfolding scenes into framed sequences for film work.

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