Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Note To Moderator

Welcome to my blog!

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog.

On this blog you will find all my finished work from my Ancillary and my main projects at the top, with all the research and planning underneath.

All the research carried out was all individually done and is all talked about in my final evaluation which you will find at the very top of my blog with feedback.

All of my posts are in chronological order throughout going from my research to planning and then my ancillary task to my main task.

I hope you enjoy going through my blog and that the posts all show my development and enjoyment of the project.

Tomas Noad. Candidate Number. 2384

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Short Films ans the ECU Film Festival

Most people who make a short film may produce it for many of reasons: many use it as a starting point to get a team together and get experience under their belt for future plans, seeing if they can cope and enjoy making film. Linked with the experience, many join a team and form partnerships to get the full experience of what its like making a short film.

Alot of people making short films produce it bcuase they want to pursue a career in filmmaking or in the film industry so they use the film as a way to show off their skills in film making. A lot of amateur film makers will use short films as a way to test out their own ideas and also to create a higher profile of them selves, making themselves more known in the filmmaking world. SHowing their films at things like film festivals.

We went to Paris on the 30th of March 2012 to watch the European film festival. Over the weekend we watched a variety of film including animations, features, shorts, music videos and documentaries. This gave us the experience of lots of different style films and inspired to when making our own. One film in particular that stood out for me was "The Forest is Red" a feature film making is debut on the screen, was an emotional well shot film about a schizophrenic called Nathan.

Distribution in the film industry is when an individual or an organisation represents your film, trying to get it shown at film festivals and then selling it on to be able to shown in TV, or other media networks. A distributer is an individual at film festivals that chooses the films that will be shown. this is an example of exhibition and distribution, the distributor will watch the films and then choose his favourites and exhibit them at a festival for audiences the view. We saw an example of this at the European Film Festival, the main spokesman at the front, was the distributor, he talked about all the films and why he had chose them and discussed the films in terms of their conventions and the future plans of them, hoping that the film festival would be a starting point for them. 

Saturday, 10 December 2011


This is our recorded evaluation, we decided to do it in a podcast form as we felt it showed our creative side and allowed us to get across all the information we needed.

Friday, 9 December 2011

feedback evaluation

Feed back by user4290811
This is our second podcast consisting of feedback from peers taking about our film, giving both strengths and weaknesses about it.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Feedback for Final Film

We have received some professional feedback for our film from one of the other media teachers, he has expressed that he likes the idea of our film and likes that we have chosen and followed a certain style of film (film Noir) that not a lot of others did. He commented on our editing and felt that the black and white style that we chose was very effective to to time era we were aiming for with the music linking it as well to the time era.

When discussing what we could do better next time for improvement, he explained that some of our camera shots and edits could of been improved, for example, we cut out certain body parts (cutting out someone's head) and the shot wasn't in the right angle and we lost some of the meaning, to improve this, we will have a look at our film and maybe cut the scene down before the camera error or re-film those specific sections of the film. Another weakness mentioned was that he felt that we rushed the story and should try and slow it down to build tension and not rush through the story, for example, when the hustler realizes he can play snooker and plays well all happened too quickly, he suggested that we should slow that down with a different choice of shots or story to get the full effect of the story and build the tension up as much as possible.

Final Film

Reflection of Work: This is our final film which we have fully edited and added all the music too and made corrections to, in our view going with the feedback given from our sample and first drafts of the film, making it as good as we possibly could. This is the final product of nearly half a year of working, researching and planning. personally feeling that it had paid off and we were able to show off the skills and development that we had made over the last 2 years, using everything we had learnt in both in side and outside of lessons to produce our project.

Facebook Feedback

We uploaded all of our tasked (Film, Poster and Trailer) on to facebook to get feedback from all of our peers,we did this by creating a page allowing people to both comment and like our projects, this went down really well and was successful, getting comments such as :great Film :)" and "I enjoyed watching that". so looking back at these comments was really nice for m,e and lucien and the feed back that we got back was mainly positive so we were happy. Uploading our stuff onto facebook was a good idea as it allowed us to get an even broader range of comments for our film and other tasks.