I suggest that you read the vocabulary list below before watching the video.
Hitch – hiking: to get a ride in a passing vehicle by holding out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road.
Scope: the area or amount covered, reached, or viewed.
Ex. Romance questions are beyond the scope of the language forum.
Standstill: a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped.
Ex. This is an emergency, but the negotiations are at a virtual standstill.
Creepy: strange or scary : causing people to feel nervous and afraid.
Ex. This is the creepy stalker woman from the surveillance video.
To broom: to sweep the floor with a broom.
To kick in: to start to have an effect or to happen.
Ex. The effects of the tranquilizer should begin to kick in within a few minutes.
Harsh: cruel or unkind.
Ex. She was quite harsh with the kids. She should be nicer to them.
Guarded: very careful about giving information, showing feelings, etc.
Vocal: expressing opinions and complaints in a public and forceful way.
Ex. Residents became vocal in their opposition to the plan.
To blow up: to make a photographic enlargement of.
Dull: boring, not exciting or interesting.
To tear up: to damage, remove, or effect an opening in.
Mind-blowing: extremely exciting or surprising.
Ex. The special effects in this film are pretty mind-blowing.
Goosebumps: small bumps on your skin that are caused by cold, fear, or a sudden feeling of excitement.
Downloadable PDF file: Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ Ep. 7 – VOCABULARY
Fill in the gaps in the following sentences:
- Helena Christensen: I ____________________ around the world when I was about 18-19 years old and I think my interest and passion for photography probably started on that trip. And then almost immediately that trip ended my _______________ _________________ started and so then I got to see the world.
- Voice-over: I’ve had the rare opportunity to meet many amazing photographers who moved through the different _________________ to create powerful images.
- Mark Seliger: I’m here with Mary Ellen Mark photojournalist and portrait photographer ___________ work has changed, I think, the _________ of modern photography.
- Mark Seliger: It was very ________________ to me because there was photojournalism but there was also this very ____________ and creative way that images were presented.
- Mary Ellen Mark: Magazines were like ______________ for me, they gave me this amazing opportunity to do my own work.
- Helena Christensen: When I’m behind the camera I seem to stop breathing because I get so ______________ by the moment. It’s almost like everything just came to a standstill.
- Mary Ellen Mark: The guy that ran the ______________ … We called him doctor death.
- Helena Christensen: You know what is strange about this photo? I don’t even know where I took it and the negative was ______________ together with a piece of paper so when I _______ it ____________ obviously all that white stuff which looks like ice on a window […].
- Helena Christensen: We don’t live in these areas so we are not ______________ the same ways. When you are in it, you feel it in a way that’s inexplicable.
- Helena Christensen: And it was one of those moments when you are like … your adrenaline … just … you know … __________ ________, because you’re like … oh, this is one of those.
- HelenaChristensen: It’s very harsh as Mary Ellen was saying. People are very ______________, more and more.
- Helena Christensen: That’s kind of what I feel you do with your portraits. You get the ___________ essence of these people no matter of how they are dressed up, no matter how they’re made up. You go right through to the _____________ of them.
- Mary Ellen Mark: When you are working with an actor you have to __________ control.
- Mary Ellen Mark: I think I have so much stronger pictures. For some reason, that picture became an ____________ picture.
- Helena Christensen: It’s very important and I feel with contact sheets which we are now losing because no one ever get contact sheets back anymore and sits with 24 or 26 images. But now that I _______ __ _____ at my old contact sheets, I see something completely different in some of the photographs that I would have never even … you know … been the least excited about maybe fifteen years ago …I’m now … Why didn’t I __________ this up?!?
- Mary Ellen Mark: Right when I was taking that picture the ____________ of the high school walked in … I thought he was gonna like throw me out … But he didn’t.
Downloadable PDF file (without answers):Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ – Episode 7 FILL IN THE GAPS
Downloadable PDF file (ANSWERS):Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ – Episode 7 ANSWERS