These notes were taken from the trailer, as seen on the youtube page Youtube.com MovieClip
- Beginning of trailer communicates humble beginnings
- With the transition from adolescence (not a normal childhod) to adulthood, everything changes except for the glasses of the protagonist (signifying intelligence…)
- Fascinating wide landscape shot/introductory scene – the blue car is off-centered, and all alone. (leaving room for the police-car that will soon appear). The other two main characters are introduced.
- The color of the car is bright blue, stands out, is proud (setting a tone for the underlying personalities of the main characters)
- Police car enters the shot, fills the gap on the left side of the screen in the first wide shot.
- Signifies danger, unease. (colors of car are very contrasting)
- Lots of wide shots detailing the products of NASA Engineering – to show scale.
- While a small person (black woman) walks quickly next to these large, overbearing objects.
- All alone in a sea of white men.
- COLOR: Before the presence of the protagonists (black women) is made known, the color scheme is dull – detailed by greys, whites, browns, tans, and pale blues (not the pretty kind).
- The arrival or presence of DIVERSITY brings with it color in the form of wardrobe choices and ways of thinking.
- “We go from being our fathers’ daughters, to our husbands’ wives, to our babies’ mothers.”
- Important/moving shot: Grey/brown hallway borders the frame as powerful women march through it, wearing heels and holding clipboards.
What did I like from this clip?
The clip/trailer took the audience through a range of emotions in a limited time frame, doing an excellent job of drawing the audience in, and making them want more.
What did I learn from this week’s exercises?
I improved my observation skills when looking for major or minor editing detail.
I learned how to take more efficient and effective notes.