Video Essay

So I really could not figure out how to add sound to this like a voice over so I got the clip I wanted and want through iMovie which took forever to download to my Mac. Instead of voicing it over, I am going to just type out what I wrote down that I was going to say and hopefully that counts for something. ┬áBut I found a clip from the movie “The Ring” which I think shows a few key things that were talked about in Roger Ebert’s video as well as Edgar Wright’s video clip. The first main point I noticed was that the screen often moves left to right in most parts as well as the actress’s head moving left to right. I learned that this means something negative is about to happen which would make sense for a horror movie. Another thing I noticed was the actress’s head was zoomed into when suspenseful parts were happening and the rule of ratio applied and her head was not in the middle of the screen because I learned that shows arrogance and self-centeredness. Another thing I noticed was when the actress was walking into the living room to the TV static, the only thing you could hear was the static and this created a focus on what was really going on. Finally, I noticed as the actress is walking up the stairs, the view switched from her whole body to just her feet. Then the feet are continued to be shown when the screen skips over to her standing in the hallway. Also, the last scene is the TV which goes back to the main problem in the beginning.


My name is Gabi. I am a transfer Sophomore at UMW. I major in Elementary Education in Psychology. I work a full-time job as well as attend college full-time. Extreme NE Patriots fan!

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