Sweetgrass-Documentary about cattle
What do you feel while watching, long takes and how they affect you, settings, ect.
Long shots really let you focus on the action that is being repeated, or if no
action that the animals that are in this state. For example, when they are just
huddling together while the snow is falling, the long duration of that shot
makes you feel for the animals in that the cold is unbearable. We are like
experiencing this along with the animals. It doesn’t seem to focus on the
people and their job, moreso what they animals are ebing put through
Thedocmentary does begin to focus more on the people as it pulls away from
the animals. It becomes about the process of what they are doing, and every
meticulous detail that goes into what they are doing, but it doesn’t give the
whole picture. Where are they herding the cattle to? What does their
campsite look like? Why do they need to herd them wherever they are
herding them to.
Passive camera man but he wasn’t unbias, because he was focusing on the
cruelty towards the animals, there are choices in the editing, specific scenes
that are being displayed. It was very negative towards the farmers.
Notice your feelings and why things are changing and when they change what do
they make you feel. Think about space and time. Pay attention to your experience
Feels like a survelance camera. All red, camera positioned in the same
location, just watching people. Then it flashes to what you can see through
the foggy windows, and finally ten minutes it changes tones completely to a
more whited out and the windows are now darker whereas before it was the
opposite. All stil red tones.
Really hard to sit here and look at the same thing for ten minutes at a time.
The whole thing is 40 minutes and throughout