Sunday, 16 October 2011
Reflection of Work: When performing our pitch, we talked about a number of things, first our story board and the basics of our film, then showed our sample scene as seen earlier. We got some feedback from this, that we will aim to work on, such as making sure that we get the microphone on the camera working to get the full use of the sound, plus the criticisms of not having enough reaction shots, involving the view of our actors face within the scenes, we will take aboard these comments and make our final film better by using these points as an advantage. However, we also had a number of positive comments, saying that they liked a lot of the shots used within the scene, and the general idea of the film, suggesting that even without the dialogue, they could still get an understanding of the film and the meaning behind it. This helped with our planning and basic media skills s we could get further ideas from peers and also share our own ideas with everyone.
The above is what got so that we were able to shoot. These were available when we went to the place that we wanted to shoot at. This meant that we could save money in order to purchase other essential props. I feel that being able to use these props for no cost was very helpful because then it enabled us to use costs for stuff such as costume. This also allowed us to have money for emergence purposes in case something was to go wrong during the course of production.
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Reflection of Work: Our sample scene was shown to our class and we got some feedback that you will hopefully see in our pitch. we had great pleasure in making our sample scene, but had some problems on the way that we will have to make sure don't happen in our final film. We didn't have Dialogue or any on screen sounds because we didn't set the camera to the correct setting but we covered that up my using our music from Garage Band to play over the top, giving our scene an up beat tempo, however this is an area we will cover when creating our final film.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Our Garage Band music for sample scene by user4290811
Reflection of Work: During preparation for our short sample scene, we got some time to practise using the software Garage Band, this is a music software that allows us to create and use a lot of music of our choice that fits our film. We found this a great help and experience as we could experiment with lots of ideas to fit our film. Finally creating a piece that we liked and felt suited our film, that we plan to use in both our sample scene and also our final film. We will also aim to come back to Garage Band and use our experience to create more music and sounds for our final film. What made this experience, was the ability to not just create music but also ambient sounds that can be used in our final piece.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
- Spare Costumes
- Pool and Snooker Balls
- Suit Trousers (Black)
- Tie (preferably black and skinny)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
This is me and lucien working on our Digital film poster, we would go through our draft, putting posttest notes on the things we felt needed to change and also the things that we felt were good. Also on these posttest notes, we had feed back from other members of the class, having things that we could improve on or do differently in our actual film. I felt that this was a great success as it gave us an in depth understanding of our whole film and what we needed to do step by step, knowing what had to be improved for the real filming and what we would make sure we would do. this was a good part of our planning as it helped us develop our skills for the real filming.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
- Complete our digital story board ready for filming
- get actors together and text them all the details
- collect camera and equipment ready to film
- Call the destination asking permission to film (pool hall)
- Meet and film scenes required
- Edit scenes
- Receive feedback then edit or re-film of necessary
Monday, 10 October 2011
Reflection of Work: With our proposal we did half each. The overall view of our proposal is to give the audience a clear first draft of our film, explaining everything character to setting, style costumes and a rough draft of the story its self. This is an important piece of work as it lets readers grasp the overall idea and meaning of the film. When doing this, I made sure I mentioned everything, making sure that the film was described as thorough as possible, making it easy to understand and also easy for us to understand so we can comeback later on in filming to help us. This piece of work is also very important in a development stages of our project as it will keep us on track and has a list of all the props and other things we will need in our film. we will use this as a guideline in every thing we do throughout the film as it has every piece of information on it from all our planning process and it the final version of a planning film.
Gender - Male
Age - 14 to 24
Social class - Middle class, they would be educated at least up until A- levels or otherwise further. In their free time they would be interested going out and socialising with others much like them selves.
Music taste: jazz as well as hip hop.
Hobbies: Watching films, listening to music and going on social networking sites.
Our target audience are interested in modern type films however are still open to past production. Other films that they would watch consist things like The Hustler:
Our audience being such a wide range means that we appeal to a lot of people. However, we predict that the bulk of our audience will come from the ages 17-20. Being attracted to hustle type films, our audience will be looking for certain conventional things within the film so this is where research becomes key.