Prototyping 08-10-13 (Lens Based Media)

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Preparing our Green screen shoot


A little history of 'Chroma Keying'

Hollywoods History of Faking It

Man with a movie camera


So today we have seen Dziga Vertov's 'Man with a Movie Camera' ( Full film on Youtube ). Assignment for next week (tuesday) is to select a scene/shot according to the project A Global Remake . This shot we'll try to replicate/re-interpret in the green screen studio. (Man with a Movie Camera was a film which captured the everyday life during 1929. Can you re-interpret the scene/shot you chose to reflect the present?)

Please put up a link to your shot of choice below,:and for next week prepare as much as you can:

  • Try to storyboard your shot / frame your shots, determine camera position(s)
  • Find a background you want to match your footage
  • Look at your background, how's the lighting?
  • Do you need props?
  • How many people are in the image? Ask classmates to be your actor(s).
  • Avoid crazy camera movements, the studio is small and the greenscreen can't move
  • Keep your selection short, we only have a day in the studio
  • Is the camera angle possible in the studio?

MWAMC on Wikipedia

Assignment: Shot Selection

Select a short scene or collection of shots from Man With a Movie Camera you want to replicate/re-interpret in the green screen studio

Please link to your shot selection from

Props / Backgrounds / Resources etc?

  • External harddisk to store our footage (???)



Afternoon: Tutorials (sign up if you want one!)

  • 14:00-14:20 Elleke
  • 14:20-14:40 Chen
  • 14:40-15:10 Luisa
  • 15:10-15:30 Lídia
  • 15:30-15:50 artyom
  • 15:50-16:10 Lucia (if anyone before me does not care about time and would like to exchange with me, please let me know)
  • 16:10-16:30
  • 16:30-16:50 Cae
  • 16:50-17:10 Tamas