Friday, 13 November 2009
Task 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? (i.e. of film openings)
These are the type of people who would like to see our film.
They are between the ages of 13 and 19.
They could be Boys or Girls, but most likely Girls.
They spend their spare time hanging out with their friends, going to partys, going shopping, and watching films :)
They are in full time education.
They listen to all types of music, but mainly mainstream music such as the top40 :)
They dress in Topshop/Topman, River Island, Primark and H&M.
They watch Hollyoaks, Big Brother, Skins, The Hills etc..
The girls enjoy sleepovers with their friends and the boys like playing football :)
Thay spend their money on nights out with their friends or boyfriend/girlfriend and going to the cinema etc..
The main types of films they watch are teenage films as they can relate to them they also watch horror films and comedys :)
Above is the annotated version of our film with annotations linking to similar films or websites etc our target audience would be interested in, such as topshop and sugar.
Above is a annotated picture of Hannah using the equipment we used to shoot our video. We only used the basic materials as we didnt require the more advanced equipment and no extras.
Looking back at our preliminary task and now looking at our final project, you can see how much we have progressed especially in editing. We can tell that we have defiantly improved on the match on action rule, this is where you join clips together to make one scene. We can see a difference in how we edited our preliminary to our film opening, this is as some of our scenes were cut to early and didn't have transitions to let the shots run through smoothly and not suddenly jump from one scene to another.
I think that our film should be classified as a 12A.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Above is Tom & Liams rough cut for their film opening.
So far i think that this looks like a really promising film opening, but there is still things that need to be put in. For example you still need to add titles to your opening. I think you need to make it more clear what the story is acctually about, because from an outsiders point of view it doesnt seem to have much meaning.
I also am not really sure what the audio is at the beginning of the opening,
but whatever it is it needs to be clearer as this could contribute a lot to the opening. I also think you should vary your shots a little more as there seems to be a lot of walking in long shot frames which can seem a little boring. Overall this seems like a good start to your film opening and with a few changes it is sure to be very good :)
This is mine and hannahs rough cut for our film opening.
We need to still edit most of our shots as at the moment they just cut to the next shot whereas we intend to have fades etc in our shots.
We also need to add titles, me and hannah have a plan of where our titles are going and what font we are using etc..so this should not be that difficult.
So far i think our rough cut has come out good, the shaky effect in our filming is deliberate and makes it look more like real life.
I think that the humour in our opening is really good, and adds a sense of comedy to our film.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Its target audience is young teenage girls who still attent school/college.
We based our film on the music video "You Belong With Me" By Taylor Swift. We have posted the music video in a previous post.
Some films you could compare ours to are: Mean Girls; St Trinians; House Bunny etc.
These films all show examples of sterotypes and contrast them like our film does, they also are set in either School/College/ Uni settings.
Below is the trailer to the film Mean Girls.
The film shows different stereotypes and shows the way school life is, and "Girl World"
Like our film it contrasts the different sorts of students and personalities you can find around a school.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I created my ident using final cut and photoshop. I firstly came up with the name for it, "Electric Productions" I then searched for images that could relate to that name. I thought the heart i chose gave an almost static look to the image which i thought went really well with the name. I decided on a black background so as the heart would stand out more and look more dramatic.
I then had to decide on a text that would also highlight the name ans show the connection. The text i used looks very static also and is very unique. I thought this would be good so as a viewer you can always identify the text with the brand.
I then added effects to the video which made the heart flicker like an electric shock. This gave a really strong impact to the video and gave it some edge. I then done the same to the writing which made it look like lightning. I done these effects using the pen tool, by increasing and decreasing the settings on the images and text.
I then finally added some audio. I used garage band to do this. It was quite easy to do this as i simply just went to the Electronic sounds which gave me a big variation of sounds. I chose my one as its very unigue and i think it would be remembered and liked by young and old.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
A See Big Production film
(cast) Harry Wright
(cast) Lucy Mead
(cast) Josh Murr
Costume Design by Mellissa Taglarinni
Art Direction by David Watts
Production Design by Becky Davy
Casting by Heidi Porter
Film Editing by Katie Hyne
Cinematography by Sadie Marsh
Original Music by Jack Robarts
Produced by Emma Smart
Directed by Hannah Amin
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Supernatural Thriller - A Mother and her Baby girl are living in a desolate Village, with the Husband away on business, Freaky things start happening, Friends are being killed and spooky messages are posted throught the door, could this be a turn for the worst for this idilic village?
Independant - Set in Italy a rich woman falls in love with the local peasant, after a fling their familys find out. Will these too such different people ever be together?
Adult Animation - A mans story of his life. Ben Johnson is a paranoid schizofrenic who becomes a serial killer,unknowingly leaving himself clues behind him, leading him to be discovered!
This week we had a continuity task. We had to make a short clip to demontrate the rules of this. Below is our final product.
Continuity editing is when everything os smoothed over to give a film/shot a more even flow and to make the shots look more natural.
180 degree rule is when the camera can only go on one side of an 180 degree axis so as not to distort the clip as it could make the shot look un real.
Match on Action Rule is when you have to connect 2 different shots in a precise amount of time, eg Shot 1- Someone walking towards a door Shot 2- Close up of hand on door handle.
Shot/Reverse Shot - This shows 2 characters conversation using alteration of shots over each others shoulder, showing who is speaking/who is being spoken to.
Overal i think me and Hannah did a good job of editing our clip. However at the beginning there was a bit of audio that wasnt suposed to be there and also sometimes i think we cut the clips too short which led to speach being cut out and to shots being to abrupt.
Monday, 28 September 2009
This is one of my favourite films of all time and i think that the opening scene actually has a hidden meaning.
The scene starts with someone walking through the airport and on the screen apears,"Universal Pictures and Studiocanal Present"
This then fades out and "A working title Production" appears. This also fades out and "In Association with DNA films" comes onto screen.
You then have about 3 shots of people greeting each other at the airport , Mothers and daughters, Husbands and Wives etc..before hugh grant begins his voice over.
His voice over explains how he feels that everyone at airports come to greet each other with love, he then also comments on the twin towers and how all the messages left were ones of love and not hate. As the voice over is going on you see several shots of relatives and friends greeting each other with hapiness at the airport which relates to what Hugh Grant is saying.
Over all of the clip is a very slow, almost harmonic music which gives a romantic feel to the scene.
This carries on till about 1:02 when the words come up "love actually" in white, then "is" in red and then "all around" in white, this comes up at the same time Hugh Grant says it.
You then see a clip of a group of relatives hugging and the words "is all around" fade out, and the word love changes to the colour red to emphasise the meaning of what Hugh Grant is saying.
The background picture of the family then fades out to leave, on a black background, Love Actually.
Below is the link to the Love Actually opening scene;
Monday, 21 September 2009
For the post on Shifty, you need to say more about how the moodboard task worked and how it was based on a particular scene and trying to give a sense of atmosphere from that. Later you will be creating moodboards for your own project ideas.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
This Film opening is called R1 18. It is a student film opening.
I enjoyed this film opening becuase i think because it was filmed about people my sort of age that i could, as a teenager, relate to it.
I really thought the two diffrent chararcters were a good point to the film becuase playing them alongside each other really highlighted the differences in the 2 characters and made the differences seem more extreme.
The shots were also very effective as the 2 characters were acting out similar sorts of scenes which again highlighted there differences.
A negative thing i found about this film is that the acting was of poor quality and made the scenes seem unrealistic and were more difficult to watch.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Above is a link to the film opening from Casino Royale. For this weeks homework we have been asked to watch a film opening and say what we find interesting about it and why. Being a generaly 'chick-flick' sort of girl it was nice to see a different genre of film that i really enjoyed. The scene is a frantic chase involving two characters. The camera at the start if the scene moved with the crowds and the characters to give an impact of what it was like to be there. It really made me, as a viewer, interested and hooked. Another Camera technique used was the 'Helicopter Shot'. When used during dramatic moments it gave a real sense of how the whole scene was unfolding and the Huge impact things were having on surroundings and people in the scene. They also used slow motion during dramatic stunts to make it more tense and to give a dramatic impact to the film. A camera technique they used that i found very effective was how they sometimes shot through the characters eyes, to give a real sense of what was actually happening.
The sets constantly were changing to give the impact of the pace the characters were running and it also gave the viewers the idea of the size of this chase.
Constantly through the film were stunts preformed by both actors, which keeps the vieweer hooked by the almost 'unrealistic' effect although it was very convincing.
The music used throughout the scene was constantly building up suspense and drama and almost symbolised the characters emotions at that point in time.
Although you are never told during the scene which character was 'good' and which was 'bad' it was fairly obvious due to discreet things added in. What gave me the idea of knowing which character was bad was when during the beggining of the scene when there was a snake on the ground which the character jumped over, i thought that as snakes represent danger and evil that character would be identified as 'bad'.
The good character, however, was identified by the characters inabilty to do stunts as well as the other character. This therefore fits into the sterotype of good conquering evil.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
I made two moodboards on Friday each one represented the different sides of drugs and the effects they have on people. The first one shows the good effects and the second the bad effects. In the first one it shows the kind of 'Party Lifestyle' that someone who takes drugs leads. In the second one we concentrated on the eyes as its well known that drugs take immediate effect on the eyes and their appearence.
The moodboards were based on a particular scene from the film shifty. In the scene you could really sense the atmosphere and i think this comes across in the moodboards.