Unit 9

Rocky Balboa’s Inspirational Speech to his son.

Film – Airport – Rocky is looking through the revolving door and people are walking in front of him as he watches his son.

Cut – walking down the street toward the camera Rocky takes up more than half the screen

Camera turns to face speaker as they talk standing still

Listener’s back is in shot

Cut to 180 both guys in shot. camera faces street with houses on both sides – focal point

back to conversation with speaker facing camera

close up on rocky

close up on son

back to conversation rocky walks toward camera and out of scene

Audio –

faint conversation and sounds of people moving through airport

clearer conversation with rocky and son


only hear voices of speakers

pause while rocky holds up hand

long speech

quiet music at the end

Entire Scene –

finger in the face of the son from the other guy

Rocky says “someone put a finger in the face”

son is pointing fingers, but Rocky doesn’t point fingers

it ain’t about how hard you hit it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward

you’re better than that  – loud

quiet ‘ i’m always gonna love you no matter what. quiet piano music as he walks away

son turns to watch him walk away

Inspirational speech – Any Given Sunday –

people hanging out in luxury box

no visitors sign on red door

close up of players – some sad, some mad some heads down hands crossed of coach in corner

al pacino just talking, moving his hands

players start to get riled up

start looking up and around

al pacino points finger –

all looking up assistant’s arms uncrossed , hands down now arms open

all players looking up at him

pacino points paper at #13

close up on #13

pacino uses both hands starts moving around assistant claps hands players start talking back and pacino is yelling close up on al pacino close up on #13 #13 walks up to pacino

pacino is now in center of players they are around him moving and nodding

he is toning it down they go crazy start yelling

camera moves fast blurry run out of door

audio – slow speech slow sad music we’re in hell head down as he talks about all his mistakes music gets louder and he gets louder – the inches we need are everywhere around us – on this team we fight for that inch – loud music and yelling – but pauses and gets quieter – now what are you going to do?

run out – only hear music until they get in the arena

Ooops – I didn’t have to do two movies. I should learn to follow directions. I also didn’t realize we had to find additional clips for one of the movies, and I don’t really like either of them…

Here are the interesting things I learned about Any Given Sunday:

1. Al Pacino’s final rallying speech for the team before the playoff game is based on a rallying speech from real life NFL Coach, Marty Schottenheimer.

2. The word “fuck” is spoken about 117 times in the movie.

3. Director Oliver Stone tried and failed to get the National Football League’s permission to use real NFL team logos and stadiums for the film.

The genre is drama. There is personal drama of Al Pacino’s character.

Now that I read the assignment, I see that I am supposed to work on editing clips from the movie(s) that I chose for analysis. But truthfully, I don’t really like either movie; I was just interested in seeing those inspirational speeches now that graduation season is here. Instead, I decided to do something relevant to my job. We are studying Macbeth, and I like to show a variety of film and theatrical versions of the play. One area that is interesting is how those different versions show Banquo’s ghost in Act III, so I was looking to string together a montage of Banquo’s ghost. Instead I just used two very different ones that I think show remarkable contrast. The clips are too short for my class–I think I need a longer version and more variety–but you should get the idea of what I’m attempting. This is definitely a work in progress, but I am working under time constraints due to my real life….

I just spent lots of time finding and editing clips on MPEG Stream Clip, but I couldn’t save it for a while. I found this very (not) funny — after instructing us to do all this editing, there is this note: “invariably, MPEG StreamClip fails because clips have different sizes, do not try and make it perfect, just practice using the trim tools)” WHAT? Thanks for that warning AFTER we do all the work…

Here is my attempt to edit the two clips:

That is actually my first YouTube upload, so please don’t judge too harshly….


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