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4 English Expressions and How to Convey them

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Curso de Inglés para Productores
Curso de Inglés para Productores

Curso de Inglés para Productores

En este curso aprenderás a desempeñarte en un equipo de producción audiovisual en el cual el idioma cotidiano es el Inglés. Aprenderás mucho vocabulario relacionado con audio, sonido y video. Así mismo podrás practicar habilidades como son: trabajar en equipo, dar feedback y tener conversaciones informales. Todo esto en Inglés.

At Platzi, you can now find an English course for Producers. This blogpost will give you an idea of the kind of things you will be able to practice there.

What do Audio Visual Production and English have in common? They both focus on communication.

Audio Visual is all about conveying messages to the viewers through audio and video. Depending on the emotion you would like to convey, you may decide to change your lighting, or to use specific colours and shot angles.

Language is very much the same; every language has expressions that paint a mental image to the listener. To be an effective communicator, you need to choose your words wisely depending on what you would like to express.

Both AV and English can be fun; especially when studying them together!

Let’s see an example of this by discussing four commonly used English expressions and seeing how we can convey them in an AV production:

1. To be a Happy Camper

A happy camper is someone who is generally happy, content and positive. Happy campers tend to be easy-going and peaceful. How can you depict a happy camper through AV?

Using a warmer lighting can help depict this warm and content personality. Using colours like yellow and green can convey the idea that this is a happy, peaceful person. You could place them in nature, where people tend to feel more relaxed.

Picture composition is crucial. You want to instill a content and peaceful emotion in the viewer, so you could place them in a satisfying “rule of thirds”, implied lines or even use the “Fibonacci” technique.

What about Audio?

Happy sounds that are upbeat would depict a happy camper’s philosophy of being positive and taking life’s problem one day at a time.

Think of: “Don’t worry, be happy” by Bob Marley.

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2. To Feel Blue

Someone who is feeling blue is sad. How can you depict sadness?

Use a cooler lighting that leans toward a “Blue” colour. You may choose to use colours like gray, metallic blue and black to convey feelings of sadness.

Shooting the subject from a high angle could convey the sense of inferiority, whereas using a Dutch angle could convey feelings of instability and confusion.

What about audio?

Go for something that is melancholic, a slow beat, something that conveys sadness, regret, or despair.

Try something like,  “Happiest Year” by Jaymes Young

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3. To Be Head Over Heels For Someone:

This means to be in love with someone. How can you convey love?

Warm lighting leaning toward pink, yellow, or orange.

Focus on the emotions of the subjects by zooming in on their facial expressions and the way they display affection for each other.

You might want to add some curved lines in your frame, conveying a feeling of comfort. You also might want to film this in longer shot intervals, giving the impression that time has stopped, as people feel when they are in love.

What about audio?

Try something upbeat: a warm, happy melody like, “ I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

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To Be Hopping Mad

As the idiom already points to, someone who is hopping mad is very angry. How can you convey the feeling of anger? What colours come to mind?

Red is a colour that often conveys feelings of anger, aggression and violence. To be hot headed means to be someone who gets angry easily.

You might decide to shoot the scene from a low angle, making the subject seem filled with anger. You might decide to focus on the anger conveyed in his facial expressions or maybe, to zoom in on his hands which are now in a tight fist.

If his anger is bringing the subject to act in a violent way, you might want to zoom out on him to give the scene greater depth of field. This way the viewer can focus on the actions of the subject. You may decide to shoot this scene in shots of smaller intervals, giving it the feeling of action and energy.

What about audio?

Something with a fast, aggressive beat like,  “Headstrong” by Trapt

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Both language and Audio Visual need a level of passion invested into them. Language without passion are just words, just as a story without passion is just an image.

Our English for Producers Course brings passion into the learning.

Join me, Alita Zaniolo, for this course and invest in your future as a successful Audio Visual professional!

Curso de Inglés para Productores
Curso de Inglés para Productores

Curso de Inglés para Productores

En este curso aprenderás a desempeñarte en un equipo de producción audiovisual en el cual el idioma cotidiano es el Inglés. Aprenderás mucho vocabulario relacionado con audio, sonido y video. Así mismo podrás practicar habilidades como son: trabajar en equipo, dar feedback y tener conversaciones informales. Todo esto en Inglés.
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It is awesome how emotions can be easily transmitted by using the right combination of colors!!

Very interesting post!

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I agree! Have you completed this course yet?

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I agree! I am glad you like the post!

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I loved this post (I don’t know English very well) :'v

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15817Puntos
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No problem at all! Which courses have you taken from the English School?

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I’m happy you enjoyed the post!

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11753Puntos

Awesome post!
Time to practice them all. 😄

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15817Puntos
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I strongly recommend that course! Have you taken it?

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Thanks! I’m happy you enjoyed reading it!
You’re going to love the course!

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Hello Everybody!!!

Yesterday at night I read this blogpost. It was very interesting how to through of different textures, colors, beat and facial expression could us convey any message and create a great audio visual production.

Although I don’t have idea of that because I am a system engineer, I think that can lean in aspect how to colors for design IU that convey to users a unique experience.

For example when I read about how to the colors could convey sensations, I remember the green logo of platzi, I said: “Hey, the colors that they use in the logo of Platzi, give me peaceful”.

Finally, regarding “To be a happy camper” is something that we can apply in all aspect of our life, for example listen to music with upbeat sounds in this days in that we are sad or low mood.

Pstd: This is my first time that write in english text, give me your opinion and tell me that enhance.

Thank you for read me!!!

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15817Puntos
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Thank you for sharing Andres!

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Hi Andres!

I’m happy you enjoyed the read! The psychology of colors is very interesting, not only for AV, but also for marketing!

Eg: Businesses will often use blue on their websites because it conveys the feeling of being pure and trustworthy. On the other hand the color red catches people’s eye and is often uses for sales!

Great job on your English! Keep up the good work! Have you completely any English courses with Platzi?

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Hi Alita!

Thanks for share how colors are use in others contexts such as marketing.

It’s incredible how through the corrects colors, we can convey the essence and experience of our service and products for our clients.

In this moment I take the firts courses of english school, it is a long and hard route but it’s my goal. 😃

Have a nice day

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Yes, I agree!

Success always starts from having a goal and a plan on how to accomplish it! Looks like you are on the right track! Keep up the good work!

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Great article, I enjoy the way to represent an expression with words into AV language. From words with colors, angles and sound create the power to communicate through the screen.

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821Puntos
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I’m glad you enjoyed it! Conveying emotions through AV is a very interesting topic!

Have you started the course yet?

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10387Puntos
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I can’t because I don’t have a subscription now, but I’ll take it in the future.

Great article!

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I like this kind of post. This should be like a routine, I don’t know, every Tuesday a new post with 4 new expressions would be something awesome.

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I like that idea! Thanks for your feedback!

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2077Puntos
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That’s a great idea. Maybe a short section in Platzi Live with 1 or 2 expressions, what do you think?

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I read this blogpost for curiosity and to practice english and Im not boring in absolutely, each job, hobby, passion have a certain grade of difficulty and It’s do interesting, on the another hand, I have new tips when I want to do a great photo or video with my phone.

Thanks a lot! 😄

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2077Puntos

WOW! Thanks for that. I’m not an AV producer but I like a lot the visuals involved in a photo. This is also a good chance to practice my English.

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821Puntos
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Yes! It is very interesting! Take every opportunity to practice your English!

Have you taken any of the Platzi English courses?

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No, I studied English long time ago, but I’m out of practice, hahaha.