FILMP 150 Final Project
So this is the final project for the semester. The theme seems to run with the style and premise of Run, Lola, Run. We have approached this piece from an number of different angles, and it has been a true collaborative effort. I couldn’t have done this without Colleen and the knowledge of all my instructors.
Thank you, everyone that helped in this project.
I was finally able to go to The Museum of Moving Image for the first time last Friday Nov. 18th. The staff at the museum suggested I start on the third floor because it would make more sense in reference to seeing the museum in its entirety. In the second half of the museum on the third floor there are kiosks that allow you to choose a specialty and then the computer would define it for you. I chose an ADR Technician and discovered that ADR stands for Automatic dialogue replacement. It is a process of re-recording dialogue in the studio in synchronization with the picture. The ADR Tech. is the person that re-edits the sound (speaking parts) after the final cut of the production is completed. The exhibit that went further expounded on this concept was the voice over booth. In the booth you needed to choose 1 of 6 films they offered to work with and re-record the vocal part for a better edit. Seeing Dorthy from the Wizard of OZ and hearing a males voice when she speaks is so funny…It helps in realizing that all productions no matter how you traditionally know them are never finished. The ADR process includes the actor, the recording engineer, and the sound editor who can also be considered an ADR Tech. depending on the amount of experience they have. The actor has to recreate his or her performance and perfectly match up his or her speech to that of the film. The recording engineer has to recreate acoustic spaces so that it doesn’t sound like an actor is in a recording studio. The sound editor has to pick and choose the best parts of multiple takes, combine them into one composite clip, and keep everything synchronized to the picture.
I can’t today because I had a job interviews. You want to meet tomorrow before class? I don’t have anything scheduled before our class tomorrow
In a cab ride down Madison Ave at 2:45am in New York City midtown you can see yellow spot lights strategically placed on the names of the merchants that are closed to customers. It’s a very New York State of being, bright lights equivalent to that of Times Square. Put a bright light below what you are trying to high light then it becomes larger than life like tilting up the camera upon a gangsta (Elliot Ness) in a movie.
Read it slow
What a yellow spot light a high light is just the name at this hour it is just a name that a boy a girl made up. It’s the their actual name in the case of Madison Ave (no period).
All the letters are spelled in a pretentious language of old time wanna be’s like Shakespeare, The Green Grass, and Devinchi Code but instead they say CoCo Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Faregamo or Red bottoms. In the lettering of cursive, times new roman or other old time script that relegate prestige, property, or simply power.
Everything is in glass accented by marble. Corner block tall buildinings, and if not on the corner black and white stark layout treatments. Boutiques have first and last names of European decent/prounacation that are written in old type and what they actually have inside them are hand woven very obscure only for the wealthy fabrics to adorn your self with.
It is not what but what New York yet the American dream is made of.
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK!
WHAT TOOK MOTHER NATURE MILLIONS OF YEARS TO BUILD CAN BE DESTROYED IN MOMENTS BY A HEAVY MACHINE!
These sentiments were echoed during the dark shadowy, monotony narrated documentary Gas Land by Josh Fox. Fox hails from the Delaware Water Gap area of the United States. Fox’s neighborhood is under going a literal upheaval because Haliburton and other mineral and oil companies are buying the mineral rights of many farms in the area in order to extract Natural Gas from shells also know as plays deep under ground. In some places the extraction of Natural Gas would or could result in a positive effort, but it’s the extraction technique that raises great concern for the Delaware, Pennsylvania and perhaps the entire state of New York are. The technique is called hydro fracking. Hydro Fracking is done by drilling deep into the ground and then causing seismic type earth quakes with explosives. Once the ground is penetrable many different toxic chemicals, along with water is pumped into the ground in order to connect with the natural gas shells and crack them open for extraction. Here is where the problem comes in, all the chemicals seep back into the surrounding ground and also produces what is called Flow Back Water. Flow Back Water along with the many other toxins contaminates the natural water resources in the area and if ingested by humans or animals causes life threatening illnesses.
As This Land Is Our Land Plays, Fox hits the road and travels to other places in America that have already been ruined by Hyrdro Fracking. Banjo music plays and he visits at least five families who could turn on their faucets and light the toxic water on fire. Fox sent graphics across the screen that listed endlessly the names of the chemicals found in the water supplies in Louisana, Oklahoma, and Texas. And the great East is next on the list.
Ultimately with images of a beautiful forest and a dew dropped teary voice, Fox explains that the Delaware Water Gap and Catskills house the NY Water Shed. The NY Water Shed services 15.6 million people in New York state.
Did you know you could purchased a bottle of New York Tap Water?
Chairs, seats, apparatus for sitting, it is interesting to see where you are or what position you may be in depending on where you are seated. Each group of chairs tells a story about where we may be or what we might be experiencing.
I’m back stage waiting to sing. I don’t know the other artist here but of course I want to observe yet make a good impression as well. So it’s a certain manor of speaking, but understanding that all points of view
are justifiable. I.e. slavery, but still staying compassionate to the
degraded minority. I try to relate, or appeal, or identify backgrounds
using words that raise eyebrows and cause impact. Write the type of words
that make people ask questions, words like, for example, anecdote, torrential, and
decorum. In reference to speaking I can’t always find them (the words I mean) or remember the facts off hand, or names of authors, but I know the details so I try to express them thru action/ singing my lyrics regard my understanding in relation to others.
Always wanting to express feelings that can’t be defined by
what we perceive from an experience by and as humans. The things we enjoy
and choose to revisit. Being ok with just liking the feeling but not
being held to that standard of living.
Wanting to be better, to be good at heart.
Realizing a parallel universe that’s not just imaginative. Like having a job not correlated to your passion, or
having several different circles of friends. The only thing that may
comprehend it is an image of windows behind your head.
Which window do I see thru today?
Comparable to cartoons going in and out of doors like Bugs Bunny and the Looney
Toons chasing him (that red haired monster). Wind breezing thru trees, and speaking in a monotone voice.
Poetry but not the snap your fingers kind! Different worlds or histories of gospels like walking on
Columbia’s campus or The Goodyear Mansion in Ohio. Spaces from different
times captured like Faberge eggs.
Still realizing underneath it all, being black IS, and will always matter.
Realizing that I am not the only one.
Feeling the smells.
The study of the stars. People still ask what sign are you? And
depending on the specific astrologer, studying race and times actually
measure up to months that can give you some insight into some peoples character.
Shoes that don’t fit but…
still get bought and worn.
The feeling of doing what you want when you want to.
I can’t tell you about it, it’s better if I sing it.