My knowledge with the Panasonic AVCCAM

This camera is a digital camcorder, with a built in 70-300mm lens. This blog is to show my understanding with this camera.

  • Power on: A switch at the back next to the red record button
  • LED slide: on the right back of the body, slide open the LED finder
  • View finder: On the back top of the body, looking through the viewfinder, it shows what the camera see.
  • Manual Iris: On the bottom next to the Iris wheel, press to switch to manual and use wheel to adjust light exposure
  • Shutter speed: Open LED screen and it will reveal configs, which one will say speed control, ideal to keep shutter speed to 1/60
  • White Balance: On the bottom next to the iris and gain, theres a switch which will need to be put to preset. After that you need a white a4 or anything that is completely white, have that in the frame and hold the button on the bottom of the front cam to manually correct the white balance.
  • Manual Focus: Theres a switch at the front next to the natural density filter, that says focus, switch to manual.
  •  Zebra: Opening the LED, theres a button that says Zebra. This shows you

Male Gaze

The concept of the gaze is the one that deals with how an audience views the people presented.

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey believes that in the world of film, audiences have to view characters from the perspective of a hetrosexual male.

This could be in part, because most filmmakers are themselves hetrosexual males.

Features of the male gaze

Woman are relegated to the statue of objects, the movie Pretty woman is a good example. Male characters drive the narrative forward, while woman slow it down.

Woman often show

  • Frightened behaviour
  • In need of protection
  • Offering support to the male lead
  • dependent
  • pre-occupied with family/relationship
  • The female viewer must experience the narrative secondary


Pretty Woman Analyse

Pretty woman is a story that shows us two different people living in a different class of society but come to understand each others lives. The movie targets females as more of an object and a thing.

The first scene in the garden we see a naked female mannequin with no head just revealing it’s body. Another way of supporting this theory is the first scene of Vivian, who is in the lower class of society and is a prostitute. The first thing we see of this character is not the face but cut aways of her body.

Two types of male gaze are voteuristic and fetishistic woman

Laura Malvey argued that female characters in films are often  given two types. sexually active female and powerless women.

Terminator 1,2 and 3 are good examples

Through the first Terminator film Sarah Conner was dependant on Kyle Reese, as he was the only character who protects and rescues her from the Terminator.

Terminator 2, Sarah Conner doesn’t need protection and she is very self built and determined to rescue the world from Sky-nets plan, regardless to what harm comes in her way.

Terminator 3, The antagonist is a female terminator, (Kristanna Loken) this uses femininity to advantage

Terminator – Sarah Connor Chronicles, Is about Sarah Connor saving the world.