Friday, 13 November 2009
The BBFC's Guidelines state that strong language like f*** etc, has to be uncommon at '12' or '12A' - puns on strong language is allowed. Moderate language like 'bitch' and 'twat' are allowed.
In our film the moderate language will probably be used, to refer to the other characters, or the groups will use them jokingly with each other.
For example - That tanorexic is such a bitch.
At '12' and '12A' moderate violence is allowed but it cannot be too detailed. They should be no gory moments.
There could be a fight between the chavs and emos.
Dangerous behaviour (for example hanging, suicide and self-harming) may be present in ‘12’ or ‘12A’ works but will not dwell on detail which could be copied or present those activities as pain or harm free. Weapons should not be glamorised in ‘12A’ and ‘12’ works. Discriminatory behaviour should not be endorsed by the film as a whole.
There may be infrequent sight of drugs misuse in a ‘12’ or a ‘12A’ but the portrayal should not be glamorised or provide instructional details.
Because of the social groups there may be self-harm/suicidal behavior present because bullying and stereotypical opinions will be used through out the film.
Chavs may carry knuckledusters but wouldn't put them to use.
There is a mention to drugs in the 'Scene kids' scenes but there will only be mentions not actual scenes.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Yasmin: I saw a picture on the internet that had the whole collaborated background with an envelope over the top; so i decided to create my own collaborate background but put a polaroid over the top. 'Sour Hearts' was a pun of sweetheart and it also sounds quite edgy and rememberable.
T: A production company creates ideas and motion pictures, tv programmes, and adverts etc - they may also find funding for the products they produce. Paramount have produced Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging & Mean girls.
Y: A distributor is someone reliable who would get the film out there and support it fully. Paramount Pictures would be the most reliable - they've been going for years and have already got films being produced for 2013.
T: The money could come from the National Lottery - Uk Film Council. They have funded St Trinian's and Kidulthood who have influenced us hugely.
Y: The production companies are written outside of the book. The three main actors are written on banners, name tags and masking tape. The rest of the main cast is on a 'Class 09' page. Costume design to Original Music is also written on tape to keep to scrapbook theme. Producer and Director written outside of the book. It all keeps to a scrapbook theme.
T: Our film influences are St Trinian's; Clueless; Angus, thongs & Perfect Snogging; Mean Girls; Skins; House bunny; and, Kidulthood.
she dresses fairly straight forwardly - just jeans and a top. She enjoys sleepovers with her friends, and shopping at the weekends with her pocket money. She shops in places like H&M and River Island, Jane Norman, New Look, and Topshop.
She enjoys films like Mean Girls, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, House Bunny, St Trinians, Sex and the City and Mumma Mia, she enjoys watching them at the cinema and also buying them later on DVD and watching them with her friends, and jelly and icecream.
7.Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task), what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Tuesday - Edit the visuals and the soundtrack, and if we have time edit the scrapbook turning pages.
Wednesday - Tutorial - Talk to Nick about animated scrapbook.
Thursday - Finish the soundtrack, get the last few bits together for animated scrapbook.
Friday - Finish putting together the animated scrapbook with the live footage, and record voiceover.
I really like this film opening, it really grabbed my attention and i would love to know what would happen in the rest of he film. I think they did a brilliant job of not giving too much away. By showing the general location of the film, but not giving too much away in each of the scenes. Never seeing either faces really builds up suspense.
The only fault i can make from this opening, is just the match on action when Louis walks into the shed, that could be made a little cleaner, but other than that i have no faults, and everything that needs to be there is there.
The music and the font for the titles, fit very well with the opening. They have done very well to sticking to the brief. I would definately want to watch more of that film.
Unfortunatly our rough cut is far from our final pollished opening. However, i think if we work hard is it possible for us to complete our final target. We didn't have much time to shoot our footage, as we were working with another group who also needed time to shoot their footage. So while we were unable to shoot any footage we were taught how to create our animated scrapbook, and also did some research into our background music.
So far i like the idea of the changes from the animation to the live footage, however i still think we still have work to do to make them clean transactions. We intend to change the music, as we need music created by ourselves, and not a backing track made by anyone else. So that's something we shall need to work on when we return after half-term.
We also still have the titles to add, and create and add in the first and end part of our animated scrapbook, which will have most of our titles in the shots. And finally once everything is in order, record our voiceover and create our backing music.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
On my timeline for 'Bored to Death' i managed to write down each scene, and at which time they start. I also wrote down in which scene an opening title comes up, and at what time during the scene it appears. I found this a long process, as i had to keep stopping the sequence to get everything put down accuratly. However, i believe it is a good process to do and go through, as it gives you a clearer understanding what goes on.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Action film aimed towards 15-25yr old males
Beast tries to take over the world, while local man saves the towns people, and becomes a hero.Brief 2
Film aimed towards males - Thriller
Young child gets snatched from mother by demonds, and mother goes on a hunt for her missing child, facing the underworld.Brief 3
Independant film featuring a young prodaginist
A girl telling her life via her diary, meeting different people as she goes a long.
Animated featuring to appeal to adults.
Husband and wife tackle the worlds problems, but can the can they save the day, and their marriage?
The 180 degree rule, is just a guidline for the person working the camera. It's so that the shot appears the same and flows well. If a scene was being shot over one characters right sholder then it should then be shot on the other characters left sholder so it doesnt make the scene become dicombobulated.
Match on Action
Match on Action is to connect two different shots. For example, a close up of a hand opening a door, and then a long shot of the person walking into the room from inside the room. It's difficult to achieve, but with the right timing, it can really make an inpact.
When two characters are having a converstation, Shot/Reverse Shot works well as it focus' on just the character who is talking. Flicking back and forth as the conversation continues.
Friday, 2 October 2009
A Colour Flash Production film
(cast) Helen Smith
(cast) John Brown
(cast) Zoe Wright
Costume Design by Marilyn Williams
Art Direction by Martin Rolf
Production Design by Sarah Johnson
Casting by Debra Bailey
Film Editing by Phillip Hyne
Cinematography by Rose Smart
Original Music by Hans Zimmer
Produced by Tilly Wright
Directed by Yasmin Murr
Monday, 28 September 2009
TITLE: Forrest Gump
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION- Paramount Studios, A Steve Tisch/Wendy Finerman Production,
JOB TITLES: director - Robert Zemeckis, Casting - Ellen Lewis, Co-producer - Charles Newirth, Executive Music Producer - Joel Sill, Vusual Effects Supervisor - Ken Ralston, Casting Designer - Joanna Johnston, Edited - Arthur Schmidt, Production Designer - Rick Cater, Director of Photography - Don Burgess, Screenplay - Eric Roth, Producers - Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman and Steve Starkey.
MUSIC and OTHER SOUND: Music - Alan Sivestri.
MAIN CHARACTER INTRODUCED: Tom Hanks
MOOD SETTING THROUGH SETTING/LIGHTING: Mellow
INTRODUCTION TO ACTION/STORY: Tom Hanks picking up the feather and putting it into his suitcase.
SOMETHING TO CAPTURE AUDIENCE INTEREST: The feather floating.
In the opening to Forrest Gump the titles of each job title fades in and out as the feather is floating in the background before being introdced to the main character.
Monday, 21 September 2009
The opening titles are really well presented, with the movement across the screen.
The setting is good on the bridge with the graffiti.
The background music, and the muffled effect on at the first bit of proper dialogue.
The fading between each a shot and an opening title.
The high camera angles when the boy is pointing the gun at the other boy near the start.
Use of blur.
The backing track at the end could have been something a bit more sharp than mellow.
Some of the lighting was a bit off.
All in black and white.
I really enjoyed this film opening, as the chase really gripped you and wanted you to watch further to see what may happen in the rest of the film. I liked the camera work, with all the different angles of shots and the quick, snappy enterchanges from shot to shot.
I also liked where the opening was set, in a busy crowd of people to begin with, which gave more of a thrill factor to the chase, and then they move away from the crowd to give more of an intense feeling, which are both used to really grab the audiences attention, and want to watch on to find out why James Bond is chasing this guy and what he has done.
All the tasks set will help build up this evidence, so if you don't complete them you will not be able to access the higher marks/grades.
Please complete the tasks set. I shall expect to be able to give you feedback on them tomorrow.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
We chose cut outs of mugs shots and and words like 'addiction' 'solid' and 'dodgy' as they relate to the topic of the film. We have a few images and words which relate to drugs and the effects it can have on people, such as addiction. And we have a lot of different men who could fit the roles of the charaters in the film.