Friday, 12 February 2010

Unit 04- Essay Topic: The Birds, 1963, Alfred Hitchcock


For my essay exploring the camera structure and the editing of a certain film, I have decided to research and write an essay about one of the most interesting films I have ever seen, The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, It is interesting because of it's editing and how Hitchcock's techniques in camera movements really accentuate the meaning of the whole film.
For it, I will be exploring certain scenes that I found remarkable, such as the one in the dinner, or the one when the birds attack Melanie on the top bedroom, or even when Melanie is sat outside the School premises, and the subtle editing adding numerous birds each time the camera cuts to a different shot. Also, I will be redrawing the storyboard for 1 minute of the film, and the scene that is really 'asking' me to draw it is when the birds attack the town center. So much delightful action.
Beautiful action shots, created by beautiful camera manipulation and editing.

7 comments:

tutorphil said...

Looking forward to this one! :-)

tutorphil said...

Hey Ruben - do you still have the DVD 'The Cutting Edge' - I remember that we discussed that you'd bring it in for me so that I can show the others on Monday morning - let me know; cheers!

Ruben Alexandre said...

I don't have it anymore, I put it back to the library, because the copy I had was from there. I just hope is still there, I will check on the catalogue and let you know, If it is, on monday 1st thing in the morning I pop over there and get it.

Ruben Alexandre said...

we have got a problem, it is borrowed from the library, does Jolanta have a copy? from the baseroom.

tutorphil said...

Hey Rubes - panic not. I think the library staff might have put it on one side for me - after you returned it. If not - I'll improvise! :-)

Ruben Alexandre said...

I can always text Jolanta, to bring the copy on monday if you want, Phil?

tutorphil said...

Hey Rubes - I've checked; they've got it behind the library desk for me... this will teach me for being a disorganised person (don't tell the others!) Haha! :-)