Tuesday, January 20, 2009

09 Week #3: iCan!


This is not just a pun, but an actual student Film festival held every year in California. Click on the link to the student-produced movies here: http://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/4.html
**Notice that you can click on the numbers across the top to view additional years of entries. Watch as many as you like... then review at least one of them. What did you like, not like, wonder, etc... Pretend you are Siskel and Ebert and give your candid review. Make sure you leave us the URL so that we can go watch it as well!

14 comments:

.:A.v.e.r.y:. said...

http://oneill.myelearning.org/section/default.asp?id=OPS%5FDigitalMedia

The video I watched was called It had to be You. I thought this was a clever video and for the most part it was pretty good. At some parts, it looked like they should have used a tripod, but it wasn't to shaky for the most part. Overall I would give the video 4 stars, because it was creative and had neat transitions!

Rainey said...

I watched the video called TV Violence. I thought it was pretty good with showing all the violence in every aspect whether it be cartoons or a violent movie. They didnt film anything themselves it seemed like so maybe they could have added something in to make it a bit more personal. I thought it was good over all. It got the point across that it was trying to tell.

Jenna said...

I watched the short film "TV Violence." I thought that overall the personal editing was pretty poor just because all they did was put in TV clips with a little bit of wording. I did think that they made a good point that children in American have a serious problem of watching too much violent TV. The statistics used in this video clip were very interesting to learn about also. One fault might have been that they used a strange choice for music, and at times I had to turn down the volume because the "Opera" music was getting disturbing. Overall out of a ten, I think that I would give this video ................... FOUR
Jenna

Molly said...

The video I watched was called Attack of the Gnome. It had some really interesting effects. One effect was black and white. Also, the movie had good lighting and audio. The sound got louder when the "attacking gnome" got close to the main character. There were some good film angles, too. Background noise wasn't a problem in this video. I would give this short movie four stars...it was pretty creative!

Bergen Hesse said...

I watched some different movies on the link, some that I watched where Love Letter, Pequeno Hombre, It Had to be You and Four. I thought that they where all pretty good, they all did certain things that caught my attention and I kind of wondered how they did that or what program they made their movies on. Pequeno Hombre was pretty entertaining even though I didn't really understand it completely. In the beginging where they transitioned from the girls face to the mans really caught my eye, I never thought of anything like that before. All of the videos had something that I noticed, Love Letter used alot of different angles, and that video also did some different affects that made it seem like someones face was disappearing.

Kelsey Mundhenke! said...

I watched the movie "Love Letter." I thought all the different camera angles were really creative. My favorite scene was when the boy was running down the steps, those were the best camera angles. The overall idea of the movie was just random and all the running scenes got boring after awhile. So I would give this movie one thumb up and one thumb down. Thumb up for all the different angles of the shots. Thumbs down for the concept and plot of the movie.
http://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/Love_Letter.html

Molly said...

http://www.myelearning.org/section/default.asp?id=OPS%5FDigitalMedia

This was the URL from the video I watched!

McKenzie Connot said...

The video I watched wad called "Dreams." It was a music video, with a African American guy singing. I liked the video, it was very well put together. I really enjoyed how it wasn't just him singing, but flashbacks and pictures from the past. A lot of the time the background was a photo album, which was really cool. The video had a great message too. People may take a lot from you, but in the end you still have Your Dreams!

McKenzie Connot said...

My URL was, http://oneill.myelearning.org/section/default.asp?id=OPS_DigitalMedia

Heather's blog said...

The video i watched was called Gradequest,http://oneill.myelearning.org/section/default.asp?id=OPS_DigitalMedia.I thought they had very good camera angles in the movie but it would of been better if they would of used a tripod. I would give this video 3 stars it was an ok video but not the best.

Hayley Herzog said...

I watched "Attack of the Gnome". The reason I watched this video was because I liked the title. I think it's very important to have a catchy phrase or title to make people interested when they first hear about your video. After viewing the movie, there were a few things that I liked. For example: A black and white effect was added which I think always seems to add more interest. They also used some very creative angles which definitely adds more to the video!

Hayley Herzog said...

I watched "Attack of the Gnome". The reason I watched this video was because I liked the title. I think it's very important to have a catchy phrase or title to make people interested when they first hear about your video. After viewing the movie, there were a few things that I liked. For example: A black and white effect was added which I think always seems to add more interest. They also used some very creative angles which definitely adds more to the video!

McKenna Moyes said...

I saw the "It had to be You" video and I thought it was funny. It was really clever to have come up with something like that. I also liked the different camera angles. Sometimes it was shaky and that was really distracting. But over all I thought it was good.

Liz said...

http://oneill.myelearning.org/section/default.asp?id=OPS%5FDigitalMedia

I watched TV Violence. I thought it was good. I liked the music they had with the violent clips. I didn't really like that much reading in it. I thought they could've done something different with it. I like that they showed cartoons as violence.