Thursday, 1 April 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
2. 2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
The main representations in our film are that of young people. Our research included the way in which the charcter are already conventionally seen. The imagery used in the scenes of the skateboarders are quite steryotypical but at the same time the challenge the conventional teenager by being serene and calm. The mise-en-scene of the 'skaters' is that of mystery, there is no clear shot of the characters so as to keep their identity secret and to show the solitarity of the characters. The characters are shown to be unknown, we see no interaction between them which goes against that of the convcentions of teenagers who are always seen to be together in groups. This also adds to the emotion of the film as the characters on their own are seen to be more intimidating. The other character in out film is me (the young woman) for this scene we have used make up and hair styling as a representation. The use of long hair is a show of innocence and purity that once again evokes sympathy in the audience however in contrast to this the use of heavy make up suggests that the character is covering something up and is prehaps pretending to be someone she is not or trying to take on a different persona to that of which we would expect of the character. This once again adding to the mystrery of the character and leaving the audeince with questions.
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
The audience that our film would be aimed at is those of 15 an above. This would mainly be due to the film classification laws that would surround our film. The use of violence or sever psychological distress both are included in the regulations that say our viewers would have to be fifteen or over. More over this would also be due to the themes in the film, a younger generation would prehaps find it harder to condone and understand the themes in the film and the use of psycological tricks within the film would prehaps be missed by a younger audience. A good example of this is 'Paranormal Activity' the themes in this are very reliant on the mature imagination to create tension and to 'thrill' the audience.
From research we became fully aware that there would be a market for our film as other thriller films such as the above mentioned 'Paranormal Activity' have ranked in ciniema charts.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
- A flick between shots while driving
- Blatent Suts
- Camera darkened
- TOO LONG
- when in the car when the light shine brightly its effective
- Shots didn't link too smoothly together
- each shot should be shorter makes the cuts less effective
- Varied camera shots, to show different views, over the shoulder, point of view
- shot lengths in car too long
- Stays in sync with the thriller genre, doesnt change though
- promiscuity needed
Sound of skateboard
- Sound at beginning very effective
-no sound at teh beginning good use of tension but a bit long
Mise en Scen
-lighting - dark
Location flicked between a park and driving on a road
costume, not much
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Production company - rocket productions
main character 1st - Rhian Nicholls
Title of Film – Lange a venir
other producers – all our names
other significant actors and there characters – made up
Music production comp
– made up company
Editors – oli, jack, phil and rhian
Make up and costume design – Rhian
WRITTEN BY Group T1 30
Director Group T1 30
Thursday, 4 March 2010
2. Finish Prop and costume representation analysis
3. Research into film ratings in UK cinema and which should apply our piece and why
Monday, 1 March 2010
Analysis- We liked to use of editing such as the contrast of the shots because it gave a sense of mystery and simpleness. We also really enjoyed the way the individual shots were slowed down and sped up to make the jolty connections. It seemed so simple but to great effect and that is the aim of our piece in which we wanted to make a great piece in the simplest way because we recognized all those great thrillers were simple with great editing and sound track and we aimed use this inspiration to our advantage.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
-meet in town at Starbucks on the market square at 5pm, with car...phillip!!
-have a coffee wait for it to get a dark and drive through town filming car scene, also film face scene.
- Meet at Jesus green at 1pm! film, skating scene x 3, and birds!!
- Train station, film train going past and walking into station scene.
- Rhian, make up
- Phillip, car
- jack and Oli, just be there :)
- Jack, all in black for skate scenes, skateboard
- Rhian, hobo chic!!
- Phillip and Oli, be there!!
Friday, 12 February 2010
Cambridge Train Station
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
This is a compilation of music and sounds (both diagetic and non diagetic) which we felt would all be suitable or diverse enough for our thriller opening. there are a variety of styles of music, and all the clips create different sonic images that are still influencing the progression of our film.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
this is a clip of very good timing in slow motion we got the idea of skateboarding from the thriller paranoid park a thriller based on skateboard culture and a curtain kids experience ending in a murder, and how he deals with it.
the shots of skateboarding in (1:55 - 3:14) also inspired our film opening.
I also think it is going to be very important for you to do some test footage with the fish eye lens and practise overlaying images to ensure you can get the effect you require.
I would also advise you to plan out very carefully the images to be used in the memory, are these going to be found images or are you going to take them yourselves. If any of you do photography or are particularly good at photography I would encourage you to take your own images for this, that way you have complete creative control.
Good work so far guys, well done.
If the genre is to be defined strictly, a genuine thriller is a film that relentlessly pursues a single-minded goal - to provide thrills and keep the audience cliff-hanging at the 'edge of their seats' as the plot builds towards a climax. The tension usually arises when the main character(s) is placed in a menacing situation or mystery, or an escape or dangerous mission from which escape seems impossible. Life itself is threatened, usually because the principal character is unsuspecting or unknowingly involved in a dangerous or potentially deadly situation. Plots of thrillers involve characters which come into conflict with each other or with outside forces - the menace is sometimes abstract or shadowy. However, because thriller is such a broad genre, it is being more commonly used to create hybrid genres. For example; action thrillers, legal, medical, political, crime. It has been known for some companies to produce erotic thrillers. Another popular hybrid is the psychological thriller. the list of combination's is virtually endless.
A blog in the 'excellent' category could include some of the following detail:
1. *Analysis of student thriller*
2. *More than one detailed analysis of real thriller openings*
3. Practise soundtrack for your thriller
4. *Practise soundtrack for Taking Lives intro*
5. *Production company logo*
6. *Definition of thriller, outline of different sub-genres and hybrids*
7. *Analysis of examples of political, psychological, action thriller and crime thriller*
8. *Initial ideas post*
9. *Final idea post - for pitch*
10. Influences and the thriller generic conventions you intend to explore
11. Mood board
12. *Research into other films of similar sub-genres*
13. Props list - with illustrations
14. Details of costumes - with illustrations
15. Location report - where you intend to film, if it is a public place then you need to consider the logistics of filming there. If it is private property you must seek permission from the owner.
16. Complete shot list
17. Completed storyboard
18. Test footage with a full explanation as to the technique you were testing and how successful the test was.
19. Details of when you intend to film (dates, times and places), who is responsible for bringing what props etc, what actors are needed and who is in charge of ensuring the actors are informed of times and locations.
20. Practise titles, consider the job titles and the names you wish to include. Do some research into titles. Look at Saul Bass as an industry expert in title sequences.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
-The cinima allows for the audience to actually see the danger, it makes it more real - you see him fall, you see him swimming’
-Thrillers allow us to experience ‘shake-ups’ without being in any physical danger - ‘we must have these shake-ups or we will grow sluggish and jellified.
-The cinima can leave the audience with an afterthought of fear - ‘surprise his imagination into playing tricks on him’
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
We like this opening because of the use of editing when it came to the title sequence. We liked how it was blended in with objects such as the bottle and the grave stone.
We took great inspiration from this clip because of the different editing techniques. Such as the quick cuts showing a flash picture of flying birds and all kinds of things.
- Protagonist in danger
-Fear of the unknown, this makes the audience use their imagination and everyones villan is different
- Damsel in distress, can be a man or woman made to look vunerable
- Flawed hero, eg vertigo. this is used by exploiting the fear.
- Identity in question/ stolen/ no identity this creates confusion within the film and gives the protagonist a reason.
- Complex narratives, flash backs, non-linear speeding up and or slowing down, a common feature of thriller films.
- Different perspectives, often the story will be told from different point of veiws in order to complete the story
- Lighting dark/shadows a way to conceal the villan and create suspense
-Film Noir a focus on the lighting in the film
-Mystery, enigma revealed eventually
- Location, familiar, abandoned. these can create different feelings within the character a house will give a false sense of secutriy however an abandoned place will give a sense of mystery and horror.
-Women, naievty, voyerism the idea of seeing a woman as parts shots of eyes and lips are often used as a symbol for feminism.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
this was our second attempt at the preliminary task after we had gained some experience of using the equipment during the filming of our children's film opening, and also the first preliminary task.