Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Questions to ask while students watch documentaries:
1. How is music used? What time period or style is it?
2. How are pictures used? What do the pictures show? How are they used in a ‘non-boring’ manner? Explain the Ken Burns Effect.
3. How is Dogtown and Z Boys edited? What are some of the effects? Does this work? Why or why not?
4. Who are the interview subjects? What role do the interviews play? Do they move the story along?

2 comments:

David H said...

1. How is music used? What time period or style is it?
2. How are pictures used? What do the pictures show? How are they used in a ‘non-boring’ manner? Explain the Ken Burns Effect.
3. How is Dogtown and Z Boys edited? What are some of the effects? Does this work? Why or why not?
4. Who are the interview subjects? What role do the interviews play? Do they move the story along?

1. The music fits the style of the film, it's like a heavy tone sice the people were considered pretty much like punks. But the music is rock of the 60's and 70's.

2. The pictures are used to show exactly what they are talking about, so you don't have to guess, or imagine what they are talking about. The pictures are short, fast moving, just all arond exciting to see. The Ken-Burns effect is pretty much zoom in's and out's on pictures. Pretty much not just showing a pic with motion to it.

3. It's edited very well like the pics run 2-3 seconds movie footage runs for 5-6 seconds, they use the black and white, and a aged film look to it, and it works real well since it's like a nice old historic feel to it.

4. The interview subjects are the people who lived it, there are no real historians talking about it. The interviews show a now and then. And they do move the story along

TKsnow said...

Jeremy Hammargren
Video Production
5.10.05
Notes~ Documentary
Dogtown & Z-Boys

1.How is music used? What time period or style is it?
the music started with the intro and while the skaters talked the music’s audio level would be lowered so it dousnt flood out the talking. 60’s & 70’s music was used to set the mood. Blue Oyster Colt, Black Sabbath, Led Zeplin.

2.How are pictures used? What do the pictures show? How are they used in a ‘non-boring’ manner? Explain the Ken Burns Effect.
they used a lot of photos and many transitions to move the next photo in. constantly having talking and music in the back ground then cutaways from old footage from the 70’s back into the interviews from today. in a few scenes they used a satelite to take pictures of California, Dogtown. They used the Ken Burns effect in almost every photo they showed. This effect is famous because it takes a normal photograph and zooms in on the ‘focus.’ They used still pictures and moved the camera around.

3.How is Dogtown & Z-Boys edited? What are some of the effects? Does this work? Why or why not?
whenever they show footage of surfing, or skating the music will always pick up and prove adrenaline -- skating is not a mellow sport, its extreme, and so was the music. The Ken Burns effect was used to keep the activity going. The shots dont take more than 10 seconds, the audio will play while they show the next scene, add some music and play some footage. its not just a sitting head talking.

4.Who are the interview subjects? What role do the interviews play? Do they move the story along?
The members from the ‘Zepher’ skate team. The focus wasnt on only one person. One question was used and all of the team would answer that question fully, and while it was edited they played parts of their answers, and not just one person’s response. They finished eachother’s sentences is what its revealed to be. The best part about the interviews is that its the actual team being inteviewed so its the real deal. you’re hearing the real story, seeing real footage from when it happened. living it from where it happened.