This footage is from my first assignment in my Film and Media Arts class.

The idea was to create a one-minute film without any dialogue, text, or editing- we would have to stop recording at the exact moment we wanted to stop the scene.

We needed many shots, including a wide, medium, closeup, extreme closeup, dead on, and high and low shots. The purpose of the assignment is to emphasize pre-planning: to make a storyboard, set the shot, etc.

I chose to do mine about my grandfather, his 70th birthday, and his family. I'm not sure I got the story across, but since this was for a film class, every mistake is an opportunity to learn.

This was taped on a DVC tape with a Panasonic DVC7, recorded on 9/12/09.

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