The editing in the shower scene of the film “psycho” is what makes the scene so frightening and wonderful at the same time. The way the scene is cut, with rapid cuts represents the rapid stabs that the body of Marion’s is receiving. Each cut is done perfectly. If the cuts in this scene were longer, the effect of the scene would be lost because the audience would see that there isn’t any stabbing going around. But since the cuts are done rapidly, the audience only has glimpse of what is going on, so they have to use their imagination in order to see the stabbing. But beside the rapid cuts to sell the effect of those stabs to the audience, what really sells this effect is the music. The music that Hitchcock use in this scene really makes you grind your teeth. It makes you close you’re eyes because of the uncomfortable sound of that violin that represents fear, and danger to Marion and the audience. The way this scene is cut, its to connects the audience with Marion because when she receives those stabs, in her eyes they are quick with no time to react; so is to the audience when they see this scene because of how rapid the cuts are done and the music. This is a scene that couldn’t be done with seamless cuts because they would be to slow to sell the effect.
Visiting the museum was great. I saw some of the behind the scene of a whole film crew, and what they need to do before the production of the film starts. I liked some of the architectural work that they have from films like “The Wiz” showing us the architectural work that they had done before the production starts, to see what they need to do and where to put all of the cameras in that locations. I also like the costumes. I liked the entire mask collection and costumes that they had from “Men and Black”, “Nightmare on Elm Street”, “The Cosby Show” and many more.
Another thing that really impressed me, and was something that I wasn’t really expecting to see there was: Directing a live event. I love that they showed us the behind the scene of directing a live baseball game. Showing what the director said, showing some of the equipment that is use and the team that is needed to direct a live event on TV.
I also liked the flipbooks. I liked that they gave us a chance to create our own flipbook and taught us how to create them and the process that is needed to create one. I also like the camera that they showed us, from: black and white camera that are stationery, to one of the first color camera, to then one of the first portable camera that were created.
The museum was a create experience and a place that I would recommend and go again to see and study more of the world of cinema.
Since I was a kid I always loved to explore my imagination. I was always creating my own little world in my own little head, from: super heroes, monsters to aliens. I was always keeping my head busy with new stories and as I got older some of those thoughts started changing, they were getting more matured. But it wasn’t up until I was around 15 years old that I notice that I can put those stories into film and decided to take it more seriously after that.
My videos/films consist of a lot of themes, some inspired by: some of my darkest thought, struggles of the every day life, political issues, people deepest secret, and more. I see film as a way to explore my inner world, a world were you can say anything you want, it can be something meaningful or with no meaning. I also like to play around with the audience from time to time or send a message that is not flat-out shown to them. That’s why I put a lot of details in what music is in the background, in the editing, mise-en-scene, and the shot that was taken at the time. with film I’m able to show the audience my world, a world were you could see the good, bad, and the extreme about life, and that’s what I really want to do.