I messed up.
Only after finishing my video essay did I realize that this assignment was supposed to be for an 80’s movie.
I could make the connection that the Titanic was discovered in the 80’s and that is what inspired James Cameron to make the movie.
It’s a stretch.
But, I put a lot of effort into this essay. I’m really proud of my analysis, too. I was able to make a lot of connections to the article we read and the videos we watched.
I’m going to upload this assignment for my video essay anyways. It may dock me a few points, but I think I can afford that.
To make my essay, I started by downloading a scene from YouTube, choosing one specifically that didn’t have a lot of dialogue. I then watched it over and over, figuring out what I wanted to talk about in the different shots. I wrote up a script, spliced the video into the scenes that had something I wanted to talk over, and recorded my audio on my phone.
I then went in and placed my audio over some of the clips. I had to slow down some of them to get them to fit, but I don’t think it was too noticeable.
I chose to do this movie (of course, before realizing the criteria) because it was one of my favorite movies, but not for the plot line. I loved how they filmed it and how detailed the set and characters were.
I enjoyed doing this assignment, even if I did it wrong. It made me take a closer look at the emotion and thought that was put into the filming of the scenes.