The first movie clip I chose is “Forrest Gump.” It is the part when Forrest and Jenny were walking on the road and being bullied by some naughty kids.
The color tone of the clip is natural but a little bit of dark. From the movie we know that is Forrest sitting on a bench and memory his childhood time. In many cases when express the memory part the color tone always change to little dark.
When those naughty kid are picking rocks throw to Forrest, and when Forrest were fell because hit by the rock, the camera is moving with their action. That makes the audience make more interactive with the movie.
The path in the middle of the picture is a common way, that make people focus in the middle and make the whole circumstance located in a frame.
When Jenny shouted: “run, Forrest, run.” The camera was focusing on her facial expression. The mostly whole green background with a little girl with pink dress made a kind of color contrast, made her more impressive.
While Forrest was “walking” away from those kids chasing, he looked back and found those kids are getting close with their bikes. The camera slow down a little(or probably those kid speeds up). That made the audience feel that those kids are really approaching and Forrest is in dangerous. That visual feeling make people more nervous and worried for Forrest. That is a detail to use the visual change to effect the audience.
There is a special angle(although that is very common right now) which is the “vision from the wheel.” That always give people a feeling about the speed is very fast, and that gives the audience a sense of first person. Make them more into the movie. I found in many sports video, the movie maker always use a camera on the helmet or tied the camera on their bike holder.
When Forrest is changing his position of escape, the camera is focus on his feet. From the start he is walking, but when he released from those “supporter”, and start to run. The background music changed suddenly. And become more exciting and encourage people. That is a good synchronization of video and audio.
After he escaped from the narrow path, and those kids give up to chase him. The camera changed, Forrest run out of the path and to a grassland, that is like a metaphor that he runs to a wider world.
Forrest runs through bridges and fishing people, dirt road and working people, street and relaxing people. Everything is changing, but the running kid full of hope is immortal in this moment. That makes me think if we change many scenery but we keep one element in every scenery, that element will give people the deepest impression.
The second movie clip I chose might be naive. But Lion King is the most important movie to me. Since I was 3 years old, probably two, I learn English from this movie. That “circle of life” really touched me. So only one music is the good enough reason for me to chose this movie.