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Movies and My First English Microfilm

Popularity 8Viewed 2572 times 2014-5-14 00:16 |System category:Life| English, microfilm, dream

 

 

1. MOVIES IN MY EYES

   This is a microfilm made by me and my teammates in request of an assignment in our English class. So it is actually an English microfilm.

   I have been loving movies for a long time. We get from movie the excitement in a war, the legendary journey to the wonderland that would never happen to us, the heartbreaking separation falling on the protagonists we have deep affection for, the convulsion which hits us when we see something echoes with our heart, and most importantly, the wisdom for life.

   How limited our human beings are! We are limited in a certain time, a certain place, and in our own stories. Besides, everyone has only one chance of living and can only experience every moment of our life for once. However, movies provide us with chances to explore other possible lives, poor, wealthy, contradictory, passionate, disappointing……What a vast landscape!

   Moreover, there exist many moments when life comes into a dilemma, where we are at a loss just like wandering at the crossroads, hesitating about which road to take. But beholdMovies again! I believe every movie is, if not a bible, at least some notes for life. They give us hints about how a life journey goes with different choices more directly and straight than books, combining pictures and music together, which makes a more delicious feast for the audience.(Of course I love books, too.)

 

2. MY ENGLISH MICROFILM

   I was quite excited about this task my English teacher assigned. However, my teammates didn’t share my passion and ambition in making an English microfilm. I could hardly understand their indifference in this as making a movie was such a creative, imaginative and artistic job in my view. (Who our partners are is decided by our teacher.)So there were many times when I felt so upset about my lonely interest which received no echo from my partners. In the process of the making, I also realized one unpleasant character flaw those rich only children have, the self-centered character. They think little about others and only come to you when they need your help. Accordingly, I took the three jobs, director, scripter and editor, at the same time, upon myself. And on the prize-giving day, 10th May ,just last Sunday, when I was also required to give a speech, I only persuaded one teammate to go with me.

   But anyway, I would never have made it without their help. I still thank them from the bottom of my heart.

   However, looking at myself, I become unease as I suppose it is largely my fault that resulted in the lacking of solidarity in our team. I have been a shy girl since I was little, with few words to say and a poor sense of humor. I’m not good at uniting a team; I’m not what a good leader should be. In addition, it was part of my overflowing passion that made me a director, scripter ,and at the same time, editor. I took over these jobs willingly myself. It’s not all my teammates’neglect. Preferring to working all by oneself rather than with the teammates is also a character flaw in the only children. Well, yeah, you guess right, I’m also an only child as my teammates are. Incorrigible shortcomings! If only I can help it!

 

3. END

   I love movies. Actually, I have a dream of being a director, who, in my view, is the greatest architect of wonderful dream lands, freeing us from daily life and our own stories. This English microfilm, Loving Strangers, is a start in my pursuit of a movie career though it is not perfect and my face will turn red every time I see its imperfection.

   Loving Strangers is a little story based on part of my character. Hope you enjoy it!

 

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Reply Report voice_cd 2014-5-14 09:41
It is amazing! Good job!
Reply Report seanboyce88 2014-5-14 10:42
All directors start somehwhere.

There is a great film "28 days later" by Danny Boyle and in the film there is a scene where the main character gives up and lies on the ground and a plane flies overhead...that scene was shot when Danny was a young boy :) Even he started filming small things.
Reply Report 小小徐 2014-5-14 15:05
well done! after reading your ur blog, i remember that i used to tell my roommate that i want make a movie by myself when i was freshman in the university. but, i never make it. i don't know whether i can make it in my future. but i encourage u to keep doing it. we are have flaws, however, it is lucky that we begin tothink about our flaws which means we will become a better guy,right?
hope we can progress together. nice to meet u  
Reply Report jiewei798 2014-5-14 19:40
It is too bad that your partners did not share you passion and enthusiasm--that is always a bummer, but you did an amazing job!
Reply Report Leizer 2014-5-14 22:36
Great!hope you realize your dream !
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-5-15 00:17
If you make a movie where you need an English guy to come in and tell a few jokes, give me a call!  
Reply Report vivndodo 2014-5-15 15:07
sad...the video player doesn't work
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-15 21:16
ColinSpeakman: If you make a movie where you need an English guy to come in and tell a few jokes, give me a call!   
Haha,some day,maybe
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-15 21:21
vivndodo: sad...the video player doesn't work
You may try this one:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjgxNzYyMjIw.html
But sadly still,it is not so clear as the original one in my computer.
Enjoy it.
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-15 21:31
seanboyce88: All directors start somehwhere.

There is a great film "28 days later" by Danny Boyle and in the film there is a scene where the main chara ...
Yeah,you're right.Thank you for your encouragement.
I attemped to see the film "28 days later" before reply ,but I found that it is a trill,right?Then I dared not see it.......
You credit it to be great,so you like thrills?
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-15 21:34
小小徐: well done! after reading your ur blog, i remember that i used to tell my roommate that i want make a movie by myself when i was freshman in the unive ...
Nice to meet you
Hope you can make a movie in the future.
It's never too late.
Reply Report vivndodo 2014-5-15 22:27
moor_wanderer: You may try this one:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjgxNzYyMjIw.html
But sadly still,it is not so clear as the original one in my computer.
Enjoy it.
   the voice actor sounds good~i like it~ well the picture trembles a little bit, it will be better if you use a tripod,you know, my videography teacher always suggests us that!
Reply Report seanboyce88 2014-5-16 00:40
moor_wanderer: Yeah,you're right.Thank you for your encouragement.
I attemped to see the film "28 days later" before reply ,but I found that it is a trill, ...
You mean horror. 恐怖的,对吗?I don't think it's too scary. It's more about the psychological impact of being in an "end of the world situation"

Basically though, it's just an amazing scene, he's lying down and sees this plane just fly overhead. And it was only in an interview I watched where Danny Boyle stated he filmed that plane as a little boy and had always wanted to put it in his films when he grew up. Even starting off small, he knew he wanted to be a director. He sounds like you :)
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-18 22:51
vivndodo:    the voice actor sounds good~i like it~ well the picture trembles a little bit, it will be better if you use a tripod,you know, my videography t ...
what's you major?Why you learn videography?I'm interested.
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-18 22:52
vivndodo:    the voice actor sounds good~i like it~ well the picture trembles a little bit, it will be better if you use a tripod,you know, my videography t ...
what's you major?Why you learn videography?I'm interested.
Reply Report moor_wanderer 2014-5-18 22:52
vivndodo:    the voice actor sounds good~i like it~ well the picture trembles a little bit, it will be better if you use a tripod,you know, my videography t ...
what's you major?Why you learn videography?I'm interested.
Reply Report vivndodo 2014-5-20 09:53
moor_wanderer: what's you major?Why you learn videography?I'm interested.
I major in new media.

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    seanboyce88: I agree, it may be way too over the top for such a situation...but GRAMMATICALLY speaking it's not wrong. In mick's own words "it isn't good gram ...
    No, it's only correct in that it was used as an adjective to describe something. It was, however, incorrect in the context in which it was used.

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    Ballet could never be described as 'breathtaking' though a particular performance might well deserve such an accolade. Similarly, it would be the performance of a play that would merit such praise, not the play itself.

    It is my understanding that you were born in the UK and that English is your first language. This entitles you to have a private opinion on the use of English but by no means qualifies you to lecture others on what is or isn't correct grammar especially those with many years of studying this wonderful language and who may rejoice in the title of a Master of English.

    You have opined that 'English is a descriptive language' and, whilst this is indeed true, it is also an accurate and concise language in that there is a word for almost everything. e.g. would you say that you are scared of heights or would you use the correct term and say that you are afraid of heights? The difference is there for a reason and that is to express exactly that which is intended to be understood.

    Shame on you, lad, for such ignorance of your own language.

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    Maierwei: I haven't      I'm so "uncool" in terms of following the popular books&films... But will give The Game of Thrones a chance!
    the books are really good actually...of course it's only my opinion. he has no fear of killing off a loved character, very enjoyable

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