For Class Activity 2, DMP 1-2 students are asked to create a one-minute, one-shot film much like those created by the Lumiere brothers over 120 years ago. No cutting of the shot is allowed (with the exception of adding credits or titles). This group decided to create their own version of the old vaudeville mirror gag.
Project 1 in DMP 1-2 asks students to apply what they have learned about motion picture language in the first unit to complete a short scene based upon a very basic script. The script only provides dialogue between two characters. Students had to decide upon the context of the scene and how to convey that context visually by creating a mood and a style for the film. This short scene was the standout from Term 2 2017-2018.
The challenge with this class activity was to create short narrative or non-narrative film in a single one-minute shot. This group, inspired by early films like "The Sprinkler Sprinkled" by the Lumiere Brothers, chose to capture a very short narrative involving a classroom troublemaker.
Distractions can be very frustrating when you're trying to study. In this video, produced as a "one shot" film for our short class activity in DMP 1-2, one of our studio teams presents the conflict between a very studious student and a "friend" who tries to keep her from getting anything done.