Thursday, 5 March 2009
Who would be the audience for your media product?
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
What kind of 'genre' do you think this film belongs to?
I think the film has a dramatic feeling around it, how the girl is alone and that.
Who do you think the 'target audience' for this film would be?
People who prefer sad films and enjoy watching emotion. Older audience.
What is your favourite image from this film?
The girl sitting in the street as you don't understand or know why she is depressed and lonely.
If you were to borrow one idea from this film for your own film making project, what would it be?
The titles, i really like the way they have been produced. Especially the logo's.
Thursday, 26 February 2009
The actor was convincing, cutting to black constantly for the titles, distracting a bit for the story building edge of things.
Titles are too long, more shots of the small girl needed. Use a variety of shots.
Simple titles are good. Think it could be better if all the titles wern't the same, maybe move them round in a different way.
Needs a little extra work. Good use of font and elongation.
Sharpness of the clips. maybe needs improving. Contrast on the street needs brightening up slightly. Other than that very good.
Dark in places, needs lightening up. Costumes generally look like an average teenager.
Close up shots are effective and music works well with the sequence.
Although some shots are repeated, think they work great. Good transitions between shots and timing was good. Kept me interested.
Music goes very well with the camera shots, very professional.
Way to long titles, with boring effects. Although they are not over the top, could do with more though.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
My actor became ill and couldn't come, and at such short notice couldn't get together someone else. Although i did get some close facial shots of my actor, which i will be able to drop into the footage.
Timing was crucial, as i had to hit town at rush hour to get the most busiest shots possible, as i got there it was turning dark and there weren't many people around. Should really get a couple more shots of the busy town making sure i get there with time to set up.
My shots didn't really match my planned shots, so i might need to do a couple of the shots that i planned to mingle in with the footage that i shot.
Whilst i was out filming i had various problems arise, but the thing i am most happy with is the fact that i went out on my own to film something. I would never do that if it was my own choice, i had a few issues but i just got down to it. my footage was limited due to some problems, but i should be adding more to it.
I still have a few things to do, i think the editing will make me more happy with my work as at the moment it looks quite messy and just plain.
Made sure you've planned everything down to the last minor detail.
Not to be afraid to make adjustments to your planned shots, if you stumble across something that you think may turn out better, shoot that as well as the planned version.
Make sure your time slots are suitable and your not going to run out of light!
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Here is a video from the Hertwood House youtube channel
I like the way the video has been put together, it's all really pacey and short cuts. The kind of techniques they have used are easy but effective, the close ups of all the most important things that are to be noticed make it powerful to the eye and grips you into the picture.
I really like the way when the titles come up, they freeze the shot behind and change the effect of it so its all blurry and the writing scrolls on.
When the pace slows down, and the movement of the camera slows too, you get the feeling that they've done their drugs and are tripping. The shot always cuts back to the source and the main feature for the sequence in which this case is the cocaine reminding you why the sequence is how it is. You then link in your mind everything around that, and it's helpful the way it does that.
Thursday, 5 February 2009
I will not need any major props, maybe a piece of food or drink to imitate the stealing.
Newmarket train station, i have noticed this place whilst travelling back and fourth from my friends house, and seems an ideal place to shoot a certain scene. It needs to rain or snow though in order to get the full effect for the sequence.
I need to find a place where there is a food van such as a kebab shop, who will let me shoot a certain part. I don't think this will be a problem.
I also need a location where there are steps and a good croud come past to seem as if its really busy and noone takes any notice to this kid on the streets. I could organize a few friends to come together to do this, this either should not be a problem.
I need to get a piece of food or drink which will imitate the young kid stealing. I will have to arrange this with someone who owns a food stall.
My little sister will be playing the young kid in my opening sequence. She has agreed and permission has been given.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
The terrain - If it carries on to be cold and icey, it may be difficult to film certain shots without an accident occurring. I may have to change the location for the shot where there is less ice allowing more grip.
Shotlist - I need to have a shotlist that i'm happy with to shoot from. This will determine whether it will have a good effect on the audience. Spend a good amount of time on it.
Weather conditions - Even though i need the terrain to be safe and suitable for certain shot, i need it to rain or snow in order to be able to get the full effect for a shot of my character taking shelter from the weather.
Permission from parents saying i can use my little sister as an actor.
Timings for shooting, make sure get all done.
Finding the right props if needed.
Friday, 30 January 2009
This drawing is representing the lonely child sitting at some steps, with everyone walking past not taking any notice of him what so ever.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
An independent film featuring a young protagonist.
A young boy has been left alone in the streets of Tokyo as his family have no money to support another being in the family. He has to make a living for himself, find food, shelter. How could a young boy cope on the street all by himself. In this film, you will see how a boy is in the persuit of life s he struggles day by day. He is stumbled apon by a man who takes him in, gives him everything he needs. He then goes after he family, tracing them down..
Can this young boy in the streets of china live a life of hope and find where his family are.. or were they always right by his side.
An animated feature appealing to an adult audience
A male scientist has been researching strange behaviour in some dogs, almost posessed. Due to a security breach the dogs cages have been released from lock and attacked the scientist biting him, ingesting a harmful desease causing zombification! The dogs are on the loose attacking residents leaving them all with this terrible desease. One man is left living under his own military training, serving as a military research scientist, stopping wave after wave of these deseased dogs and humans. He believes he is the last man alive, or is he?
Can he find a way to cure this desease and restore normal life in the city, will he find refuge or will he die trying to ave life of mankind? A cross between 'I Am Legend & 28 Days Later'.
Feedback on my ideas..
'The first film brief could do with some more detail informing us more about what the film would be about, explaining his power maybe or the story line.'
'I really like the pitch about the young boy living in china, it has a good line to it and seems quite gripping.'
'The last pitch was too much of a copy of known films around, even though was a good idea.'
Friday, 16 January 2009
Before making their opening sequence they needed to research and plan existing thriller opneings, now this could be looking at other students work or observing a proper one from a film. They chose to take a sample from a film, the film they chose was Seven.
They analysed the sequnce and made notes on it. They then storyboarded a sequence which they feel would work well.
The planning and research was done pretty well i thought, but they only had 1 video of research between 4 people. If they had looked at a few more videos and posted them on the blog, they wouldv'e no doubtidly got more marks, but their final cut would ultimately be better as they would have differnet techniques they could have taken from othe sequences and merged them all to one. The levels of writing were good there was a lot, but maybe too much in comparisson to the visuals. Neede more pictures and videos for research. 14/20 Planning and Research.
The final cut was well put together and felt like a real opening for a thriller, but the minimal research had come back to haunt them as you could easily tell that their ideas were from Seven. The close ups, not seeing faces, not allowing the veiwer to understand or generate a thought of what is going on in the sequence. All together the construction for the film was good but the lack of research had let them down. Too many traces of the film Seven. 44/60
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
These are just some of the big names in film production. Most films you have watched, would've probably been produced by these major companies.
Universal have pruduced some award winning films such as Billy Elliot, Fast and the Furious and newly released Role Models.
Miramax: Kill Bill v1/2, Reprise, City of Men and others.
Dreamworks: Eagle Eye, The Soloist and many other well know films. They also produce lots of anumated films such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
The company responsible for the distribution of 'The Football Factory' in the UK were Momentum Pictures. There were also multiple companies in charge of certain areas of the production such as lighting, sound, editing and post-production.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Camera: The camerawork in this opening sequence is very clever - there is a part right at the beggining letting you know they are thugs when you have the view through a cctv camera. most of the camreawork is just tracking and following the movement of the mob.
Sound: The music in the sequence is very tipical to the likes of football huligans, the sort like franz ferdinand or other stuff like that, and rave music when they're fighting obviously just to up the tempo a bit. There way they talk is very indescrete and open minded, i suppose you have to be to be in a firm. They have ther own lingo they add in to make it clear they're all as one and not from around that area, but you dont understand this until further on into the film.
Editing: The editing is all very calm during the first couple of minutes, but when it hits the fight.. (they all seem to be buzzin' and anxious to start on this rival firm) the tempo of the shots picks up and you become more involved in the scene.
Friday, 28 November 2008
I'm not too sure of the catagory's we decided on but i know we had, youth drama, romance, soap, medical/emergancy service's and a like 5 more.
For this we all had to work together in order to be able to even nearly complete this task. So, what we decided on was to have 4 people researching the names of tv drama for the catagory's, whilst the others started to find out which catagory's could work in order to be able to connect to eachother. The idea was, that if you had a station on the tube map that was a cross-over station in which you could change onto a different line, the two programs on that station that joined, had to link in some way. Ie. eastenders could link to the bill, as they are both a soap, and they both involve crime in their own ways.
So, on the board we came up with the catagory's to which we would group the drama's. Then we researched the groups for all the tv drama's we could possibly find, as some of the lines on the underground have as many as 60 stops, which means we had to have 60 tv drama's for whatever catagory that was. This was easier for some rather than others. We have now been researching and plotting the stations for a couple of lessons now and we have got a good basic structure for the lines in which it would be able to work.
When and if we finish this task!> i will post a copy of the final product on here (:
Monday, 24 November 2008
Now i know today in class, we sort of established that 'Scrubs' did not belong under the catagory medical drama, but it says it on the internet, so i'll add it to my list of medical drama tv programs.
City of Angels
The Young Doctors
A Country Practice
These are some of the biggest medical drama shows around the world. i don't know how to put a clip on here, so can't. Will find out, then upload one onto here :) Peace x