Sunday, February 23, 2014


1}SOUND BRIDGE- Sound bridges can lead in or out of a scene. They can occur at the beginning of one scene when the sound from the previous scene carries over briefly before the sound from the new scene begins.
2}SONIC FLASHBACK-Sound from one diegetic time is heard over images from a later time.          3}DIEGETIC/NON-DIEGETIC SOUND-Any voice, musical passage, or sound effect presented as originating from a source within the film's world is diegetic.
4}DIRECT SOUND-When using direct sound, the music, noise, and speech of the profilmic event at the moment of filming is recorded in the film.
5}NONSIMULTANEOUS SOUND-Diegetic sound that comes from a source in time either earlier or later than the images it accompanies.
6}OFFSCREEN SOUND- Simultaneous sound from a source assumed to be in the space of the scene but outside what is visible onscreen.
7 POSTSYNCHRONIZATION DUBBING- The process of adding sound to images after they have been shot and assembled.
8}SOUND PERSPECTIVE- The sense of a sound's position in space, yielded by volume, timbre, pitch, and, in stereophonic reproduction systems, binaural information.
9}SYNCHRONOUS SOUND- Sound that is matched temporally with the movements occuring the images, as when dialogue corresponds to lip movements.
10} VOICE OVER- When a voice, often that of a character in the film, is heard while we see an image of a space and time in which that character is not actually speaking.

Literature Analysis No. 2

FICTION ANALYSIS- The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer

1}The plot of the story revolves around the main character Beecher White who works at the national archives in Washington D.C. . He lives a very methodical and average boring life. Although while partaking in something he shouldn't be doing in a place he shouldn't be in he stumbles upon something he wasn't meant to see or know about. Making this discovery causes problems and leads himself along with people he trusts down a very puzzling and curious path.
2} The theme of the book is that when faced with an issue no matter the gravity of it you have to be sure in who you trust and how you maneuver your way through each obstacle you are face with.
3}The tone that the author has throughout the story is a mix of curiosity and uneasiness. "The book, Beecher. Where'd you find the book?"(Pg. 78)An example of curiosity that happens many times in the book. You also get a touch of uneasiness when you read this line in its full context. "You said my life was over."(Pg. 228) A line that is an example of uneasiness.  This is when Beecher is told of what he has got himself involved in. And that he needs to try to fully grasp the situation he is in. "Be careful here. You sure he is your friend?"(Pg. 235) Another example that shows curiosity and uneasiness. Beecher when faced with this vital question realizes that he has been not as safe as he should be.
4}The tone is a mix of curiosity and uneasiness. "What're you doing? Are you crazy!?" (Pg. 136) Clementines reaction when she realizes the immediate danger Beecher is in. This quote helps you understand how in an instance any Beecher's or any other can be in jeopardy. "Is this a test?" "Is that it? It's a test for me?" (Pg. 140) This quote helped me realize of how different character's in the story viewed the book that Beecher had in his possession. "Why are you fearful to show your knowledge? Is it her? Or are you uncomfortable around me?" (Pg. 143) In this situation Beecher is faced with either telling a paranoid schizophrenic the truth or lie to him. But the catch is if he tells him it can further his search and if he doesn't he'll keep going around in circles. "Reincarnation?" (Pg.146) Part in the book where Beecher is told of this outrageous idea that he is the reincarnated soul of Benedict Arnold. He is told this by Nico the paranoid schizophrenic. Up until this point Nico was being perfectly normal and lucid. Which gave me the impression that he was actually normal for that split second. Then you're quickly reminded what kind of person is. "Man, I really messed up your chin, didn't I?" (Pg. 214) After being attacked from behind and knocked unconscious Beecher is asked by Dallas a fellow archivist if he is okay. During this part in the book Beecher finds out that Dallas is in the Culper Ring. A secretive spy ring that caters to the presidency. Beecher then is told of the shear gravity of the situation he helped cause. "Why you really come here?" (Pg. 285) Beecher begins to question the motives of people he once trusted. He has to do this in order to protect himself. Although at times he becomes very careless. "Tell me what is said in the invisible ink." (Pg. 293) In order to further his search Beecher must know what was written in the dictionary. Although he roughly has an idea on what it will say. "You think someone is out there watching?" (Pg. 303) Beecher along with Clementine realize that the possibility of the fact that they're being watched the closer they get to the truth, along with the fact they're getting closer to finding a drop spot.

1}In the start of the book it explains of what type of person Beecher is. How methodical and precise he is in everything he does. Such as his routine he does every morning it's the same thing and he is fine with how methodical his life is. An indirect way of showing how methodical he is, is when it gives the the visualization of how everything is laid out and put in place at his house. It also is explained of how in his methodical ways Beecher is very predictable he is when it comes to certain things. Like when he arrives to work he does the same thing over and over each day. This is noticed by his colleagues that he works with.
2} His syntax and diction doesn't change from character to character. Each character and sentence is arranged in the same matter. Which is good since there is great detail and explanations of whatever is going on with that character.
3} Beecher I would say is a dynamic character even tough he didn't start out that way. He was a very flat and boring character. But being thrust into unknown, unusual and uncomfortable situations he had to take chances. And he capitalized of those certain situations.
4}I felt like after reading the book like I had meet many people. Especially since of the detail and some background information that was given on the character's. The story would've suffered if it didn't give you that feeling.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

 with a little help from my friends

As I move forward and figure out what exactly it's I'm going to do I have to figure out what resources are at my disposal. The obvious one I'd the Internet in general. And by using it I should be able to find helpful sites that can further my understanding of my topic.

welcome to the interdisciplinarity

-narrative writing 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vocab. No. 2

1}Contrast-The ratio of dark to light in an image.
2}Deep Focus-Deep focus is a photographic and cinematographic technique using a large depth of field. Depth of field is the front-to-back range of focus in an image — that is, how much of it appears sharp and clear. 
3}Shallow Focus-Shallow focus is a photographic and cinematographic technique incorporating a small depth of field. In shallow focus one plane of the image is in focus while the rest is out of focus.
4}Depth of Field-the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.
5}Racking Focus-A rack focus in filmmaking and television production is the practice of changing the focus of the lens during a shot. It can refer to small or large changes of focus.
6}Telephoto Shot-a lens with a longer focal length than standard, giving a narrow field of view and a magnified image.
7}Zoom Shot- uses a lens with several elements that allows the filmmaker to change the focal length of the lens while the shot is in progress.
8}Canted Framing-The action appears tilted or at an angle.
9}Following Shot-a shot with framing that shifts to keep a moving figure onscreen.
10}Reframe-Short panning or tilting movements to adjust for the figures' movements, keeping them onscreen or centered.
11}Point-of - view shot-a shot taken with the camera placed approximately where the character's eyes would be, showing what the character would see.
12}Extreme long shot-a framing in which the scale of the object shown is very small; a building, landscape, or crowd of people will fill the screen.
13}Long Shot-a framing in which the scale of the object shown is small; a standing human figure would appear nearly the height of the screen.
14}Medium Long Shot-framing such than an object four or five feet high would fill most of the screen vertically.
15}Medium Close Up-a framing in which the scale of the object shown is fairly large; a human figure seen from the chest up would fill most of the screen.
16}Close Up-a framing in which the scale of the object shown is relatively large.
17}Extreme Close-up-a framing in which the scale of the object shown is very large.
18}Crane Shot-a shot with a change in framing rendered by having the camera above the ground and moving through the air in any direction.
19}Pan-a camera movement with the camera body turning to the right or left.
20}Tilt-a camera movement with the camera body swiveling upward or downward on a stationary support.

Monday, February 10, 2014

resources 1
Pulp Fiction plot notes
Film making terminology
Film criticism/types

Article on film criticism
More film terminology's_Trademarks#Camera_Angles_and_Shots
Quentin Tarantino camera angle and shots and a lot more
Review of Pulp Fiction


In the grand scheme of things there aren't a lot of things that I'm passionate about. But after some discussion with Preston I decided to focus on long complex narratives, in the form of movies. Then after another discussion I tossed in how movies are shot (camera angles, lighting etc.) and also film criticism. I'll just use the to tools I have at my disposal to try to expand my knowledge of my topics. The way I have no regrets by the time June comes around is if I do what I want. Which sounds simple but it's probably not. The way I can impress others is if I just do a thorough job covering my job. As for my network I'm not sure who will be in it.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

my vocab No. 1

1}Nonlinear-not denoting, involving, or arranged in a straight line.
The movie Pulp Fiction is arranged in a nonlinear way.
2} Methodical-done according to a systematic or established form of procedure.
He does all of his work in a very methodical way.
3} Iambic Pentameter-Iambic pentameter is a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama.
Iambic Pentameter is a very specific style of writing.
4}Continuity Editing-Continuity editing is the predominant style of film editing and video editing in the post-production process of filmmaking of narrative films and television programs.
5} Overlapping Editing-Cuts that repeat part or all of an action, thus expanding its viewing time and plot duration.
6} Cinematography-the art of making motion pictures.
7} Elliptical Editing-makes screen time shorter than story time by cutting out unnecessary actions; condenses time by inferring total actions we only see in part.
8} Montage-the process or technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole.
9} Superimposition- imposition combining two separate photos.
10} Transitions-a passage in a piece of writing that smoothly connects two topics or sections to each other.
11} Cheat Cut-in the continuity editing systyem, a cut which presents continuous time from shot to shot but which mis-matches the position of figures or objects.
12} Graphic Match-A match cut, also called a graphic match, is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which an object in the two shots graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots together.
13}Crosscut-alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a movie.
14} Dissolve-(in a movie) an act or instance of moving gradually from one picture to another.
15} Iris-(of an aperture, typically that of a lens) open or close in the manner of an iris or iris diaphragm.
16} Jump Cut-(in film or television) an abrupt transition from one scene to another.
17}Diegesis-a narrative or plot, typically in a movie.
18} Edit-choose material for (a movie or a radio or television program) and arrange it to form a coherent whole.
19} Focus-the point at which an object must be situated with respect to a lens or mirror for an image of it to be well defined.
20} Mise-en-scene-the arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play, movie or television show.