Research

in this film poem the beach has been used as it relates to the lines in the poem being read. the mood for the poem has been set through the use of monochrome coloration creating a dark moodiness which suggests depressing reflection. The main movement within the frame is the waves and the shadows of clouds over head which could symbolize the coming and going of problems with some darker than others but also suggests problems will never stop presenting themselves and that you are trapped and cannot avoid the storm.

The sound of the waves is used to set a tranquil mood to subtlety make the listener sink into the meanings within the poem and to reflect on how the poem makes them feel.

the camera has been used free hand which could be to resemble the point of view of the living which could subliminally nudge the audience into considering there own mortality and thus letting them relate to the poem more through both instinct and experience.

the rule of thirds is used with the highest peak and the shore line. also the tide line is at a close angle to the diagonal third. this is so the composition looks better than it would with the peak in the center.

this film poem uses clips of people using technology then shows the same situation in a real life setting before showing the narrator against a black background this means that everything going on either relates to the poem or draws your attention to the source of the words without detracting from the sound of the words and there meaning.

most of this is shot on a tripod keeping the camera very stable which could symbolize humanity coming to a stand still (lack of energy) or it could be so that the lack of energy is a creative choice which will mean that the audience can remain focused more as the is no camera movement to distract them.

the shots length is fairly consistent throughout this poem so it maintains energy but doesn’t build it. this is because the aim of the poem is to get people to stop watching and do something proactive with there lives.

this film poem uses multiple camera angles that record the narrators emotions from lots of different angles and shot types. this means that the best shots can be taken and used to show the most emotion expressed by the narrator. this allows us to engage with them on a personal level as it feels though you are sharing your childhood with them. at certain points the shot will be of the audience showing how the poem impacts on the masses showing that every individual is effected closely but differently by the same words said in the same way.

this was shot on a tripod as it reflects the stillness of the people there who at times almost seem to be holding there breath. it also works well as the poem is a slow poem and so doesn’t want the energy from a moving camera.

the energy in this poem is reflected by the shot changes as well: for instance near the end when the narrator talks about his grandfather searching the room  with elements of comedy the shots subtly change quicker than in the beginning of the poem.

this is a high energy film poem which shows the subtitles that are animated and high speed which makes the audience try harder to read them which on one hand means the audience trys harder to get the meaning of the poem however this has the negative effect that the audience can become so focused on reading that they forget to listen to how the words are spoken which is where the true meaning lies.

http://filmpoem.com/filmpoem-37-how-to-be-a-poet/

this film poem i consider to be a bad example as the images change so quickly that you barely have time to consciously view them meaning you are distracted from the words of the poem. the words of the poem are very clear as the volume is pretty loud.

this film poem is more likely to trigger an epileptic fit than portray the meaning behind the poem but this may be a creative choice by the maker as it shows the busyness of life which is extremely disorientating to watch and so is arguably portraying the meaning on a diffrent level to the film poems i have seen else where.

 

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Film student
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