Friday, 13 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
1.In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? (i.e. of film openings)
Monday, 9 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Target Audience for Our Movie
How old are they?
Teen- 17 years old
What gender are they?
What are they called?
How do they dress?
Hippie skirts and tops.
Where do they live?
In a quiet village, but near to a town with a cinema and plenty of shops.
What do they spend their money on?
Clothes, films, books..
Where do they watch films?
In the local cinema e.g The Arts Picture house. And DVD's
What kind of music do they like?
Classical music, alternative music
Do they buy music?
What do they do in their leisure time?
Write poetry, listen to music and watch films
How much TV do they watch?
They rarely ever watch TV, because they prefer films.
What is their favourite film?
Do they play video games?
Saturday, 7 November 2009
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?
Above are two split screens. One is from our opening sequence, where the character walks down the pathway. The second one is from our continuity task that we did a while ago. Both of these split screens use the same match on action shot.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
1.What are the strengths of the work?
There are a range of different shots used, and angles. I liked the part of the sequence where the two characters pass each other in slow motion.
2. What are the weaknesses of the work?
There is no sound or titles. Also there is no dialogue, so the viewer does not really know what is happening.
3.What should be changed?
None of the footage needs to be changed.
4.What is still to be done? e.g titles, sound, visuals
Sound and titles still need to be done.
After we had finished our rough-cuts, they were shown to the rest of the class, so we could have some feedback on them about what were the strengths and what were the weaknesses with our film opening. I think the piece of music in the middle of the rough-cut, is suited best to our opening, because it is mysterious and eerie, which helps set the scene.
1. What did people rate as the strengths of the work?
The shots and angles give a full view of the frame. The dark background works well with the bright fire and how the titles are positioned.
2. What did the people rate as weaknesses?
The music has not been timed very well with each shot, doesn't fit in with the plot of the film. The opening looks more like a trailer, because of the layout and the order of the titles.
3. What do you intend to change?
Change the music, because it doesn't fit the opening. maybe put dialogue in, so people understand what is going on.
4. What is still to be done? e.g titles, sound, visuals
Change it slightly to make it look and feel like an opening. Don't need to add anything else
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
We had to draw a picture of what we thought went well when we did our shooting. I drew a picture of the camera on the tripod, because I liked setting up the camera and getting all the shots set up right.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
- Character 1: Me
- Character2: Charna's brother, Adam
- Character 3: Kirk
- The girl: Alison (brought a dress to wear, that would make her look more like how we wanted the character to look.
- A tent
- Fire wood
- Fire wick
- Wet blanket (for safety)
Sophie: So what if there is something in these woods? what will we do?
Adam: Listen, that girl just ran away it has nothing to do with these woods.
Kirk: Yeah and, we are here now, so we might as well just enjoy it.
Sophie: Yeah suppose your right.
Sophie: Are you alright over there?
Alison: Huh!? yeah I'm fine.
Sophie: you seemed a bit away with the fairies thats all.
Adam: (LAUGHS) so anyway were running low on firewood any volunteers to go get some.
Alison: (SIGHS) I will go and get it.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
This is mine and Charna's animatic, which is a moving storyboard. We took pictures of each of our different frames and put them in Final Cut, so we could make them into our animatic. I think we would have been able to put some music on our animatic, but we didn't have enough time to.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
This is my finished ident, I done this by using Final Cut. I got an image of a star from google images and then in Final Cut I animated it and then I used Garageband to make my own music for my ident, which I then imported into Final Cut.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
(Based on a 'fictional' comic book)
My brief- An action film, where a man comes into contact with some poisoned food, which transforms him into a superhero.
Brief 2- A supernatural thriller that will appeal to female audiences
(An international co-production)
My brief- A thrilling movie, where two girls go off out and end up mysteriously disappearing and cannot be found anywhere.
Brief 3- An independent movie featuring a young protagonist
(Financed through regional funding)
My brief- A young boy runs away from his home in London, and ends up having to fend for himself.
Brief 4- An animated feature to appeal to adult audiences
(Based on a 'fictional' novel)
My brief- A man becomes obssessed with dead people and goes on a rampage, killing anyone he sees.
2. Gold Star Productions
3. Sundance Productions
4. (Cast) Jerry Richards
5. (Cast) Alice Williams
6. (Cast) Sandra Peters
7. Costume Design by Catherine Taylor
8. Art Direction by Amy Crowe
9. Production Design by Shaun Prince
10. Casting by Harry Barton
11. Film Editing by Zoe Long
12. Cinematography by Jason Hartley
13. Original Music by Mary Black
14. Produced by Lance Green
15. Directed by Edward James
16. Main Title
For this task, we had to work in groups of four and come up with a short clip following some rules we were given, such as 180 degree rule and close-ups. We had to do a shot of the character 1, walking along a corridor, and then a close-up of them opening a door. We then had to do a shot from inside the room, of character 1 entering. Lastly we had to do the 180 degree rule, where the two characters had a conversation.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
This is my video production logo. I chose to have the star placed on a black background, to make it stand out. Also with my writing, I wanted it to be gold over the star and then white over the black background. I used photoshop to design my logo and used the brush tool, to paint in the white on my writing, I think I have done quite well with this design, and I am going to use Final Cut to animate it and also I am hopefully going to add some music.
Monday, 28 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
I think our group did quite well trying to re-create the Juno opening sequence. We wrote down what angles the camera would need to be at, and where the character needed to be in each shot, to make our sequence very similar to the original. I think that this was very effective.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
I think that our opening sequence came out quite well. We did have some problems with our footage, such as one of the shots we needed to use was over exposed, but we needed to use it. Our sequence doesn't have any titles on it and I think if we had been able to have a little extra time on editing our footage, we could have put some in, but overall I think both me and Liam did really well with our editing, especially seeing as neither of us had used 'Final Cut' before.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
We chose these different pictures to represent different aspects of the film.