Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Reflection of Work: This is our first draft of our radio trailer, there are a couple of things that we want to change and feel could be improved, but overall, we felt that our trailer was very effective in using sounds from the film with he voice and the music from added in as well. This was a result of the research that we put in, and that helped and made our creation and creativity a lot easier when producing it. Allowing us to show off all the skills that we had learnt and developed.


Reflection of Work: This is our final poster that we edited in Photoshop, using our own photography and editing the colour and size of the picture. we made the red ball stand out to show the emphasize of the hustling and also to show off our own skills when using Photoshop. I felt that the poster was a success and is good compared to real life posters and fits all the conventions that a trailer should be targeting. This was the result of all our research and planning coming up to deigning, all the sketches and planning, allowing us to have a complete visualization of what we were doing when creating the poster.

Film Poster on bus stop

For Further Advertising, we got our film poster onto local bus stops to make sure our film would get full viewing. Doing this gets our film out into the public for all to see so our target audience can see when our film is coming out.

Trailer Research

Refeltction of work: Looking at these two trailers helped me get some ideas of how to use sound and timing in our trailer, helping us choose what kind of sound we needed and whether we needed certain sound from pour film and the type of music needed in our trailer, we used these two trailers as they were both linked to gambling and were in the same category as our film. Looking at these film trailers gave us further ideas for our on trailer, but most importantly, gave us a full understanding of the conventions that were needed for our own radio trailer. but we had to take into consideration that the trailers we looked at were not radio trailers but we still could see the conventions needed.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Poster Sketch

this was our original sketch of our film poster, we will use this as a rough guide to help us decide and produce our film poster. We found that having this draft of pour poster made creating our poster a lot easier as we could work around the initial ideas made and be able to be creative with what we have and make the poster as good as we can. Looking at our draft, I feel that it was very successful in the fact that it showed a clear view of what the type of theme and genre we were going for. We wanted top make sure that our poster could portray the message without using much text and we felt that it has done that with the use of colours and imagery used.

First Draft

Reflection of work: this was our first draft of our film and from this we have received some further ideas of what we are going at add to it, we are aiming to add more music in and also edit some of the scenes, whether that involves shortening them or even adding a transaction, but overall, we felt that our film for a first draft was successful, but still needs some work. From the feedback and watching the film ourselves, we have learnt a lot of what we have to improve and also what we would do next time. It helped us with our development and for our future filming we are going to refer back to all our plans and other research work to make sure we cover everything.

Ancillary Task 2 (group meeting)

For our second Ancillary task, we decided to go on another route of advertising and produce and radio trailer. During our meeting we made a rough draft of a script for our radio trailer with another page of brainstorms for types of music and effects we would have in the trailer, we will aim to use these notes as a guideline for making our film trailer (radio)

Group Meeting

After re shooting with our new actors, we found that we were able to get more filming done with a lot more quality footage, this is due to our decision to change our actors. Our new actors were more flexible and helped a lot more with behind the scene issues as well such as setting the scene an getting everything sorted.

Overall our second shoot was so much better, s we got all the filming we had set out to done with no problems, and each scene didn't take so long to film, with the 2 new actors being a good decision by us two.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

poster creation

Here's me on the design of the poster, me and lucien sat down and talked with brainstorms of what the poster should look like, thinking about the colours and the design, because we needed the poster to fit our theme but, we also came to the conclusion that we didn't want lot of text on the poster, so we had to make sure that the imagery used on the poster was clear enough to help tell the story. the picture shows me working on the poster, using the colours and the designing idea that we were going for. planning to use this as guidelines for our real poster, referring back to it as much as possible.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Creation Progress

Reflection of work: this is a print screen of Final Cut express, showing our progression during the creation of our film, showing, the sound, clips and effects used in our film, this was the main editing part of our film.

Friday, 25 November 2011


Here is a basic Profile of our 3 main actors with images of them
Tomas Noad
Age: 17
Height: 5 ft 10

Lewis Fincham:
Age: 17
Height: 5 ft 5

Richard Cartwright:
Age: 17
Height: 6 ft 1

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Me and Lucien would communicate through both text and blackberry messenger (bbm) so we could always make sure we both new what was going on and neither of us ever forgot what we were suppose to be doing.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Trailer Script

"I used to be known as the hustler...
going from bar to bar...
playing the game the way i felt it should be played....
but it wasnt all easy sailing, coming to a sudden end...
cos sometimes even the best...
get played"

An Epic Drama staring Tom Noad....
shows the story of a guy, that thought he had it all....
but lost it...

"No Please...
I can get your money back"

In cinemas Summer 2012

This is a rough idea of what we want our script to be for our trailer, we will use this as a guideline for when we are recording the soundtrack. The Italic font in quotation marks shows the quotes from the films that we are planning on using, and the other text shows what the main voice over will be telling the audience. we wanted to use quotes from the film as we felt it engaged more with the audience and told more of the story, getting the attention of the audience to want to come and watch the film.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Group Meeting

After viewing our sample scene and also starting the filming for our final draft, Lucien and I got together to discuss the situation of our actors. we came to the conclusion that our current actors (Bill Cooke and Connor Barclay) needed to be changed as they didn't work to our needs and expectations, so decided to get 2 new actors in (Richard Cartwright and Lewis Fincham) that would meet our needs so we could re-film.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

working progress

This is me working on our film, going through some of the photos we were considering to use for our film poster. we did all pour work on the Apple Macs as they have all the best software to create our project.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ancillary Task 1 (group meeting)

For our Ancillary task, we desided to make a film poster and a radio trailer for our film, after we had sat down and talked about our poster, we decided to make notes and a first initial draft of our poster, using these ideas and the draft as a guideline for when we come to making our poster

Research and Planning grade: 19/20

  • Upload sample scene
  • Upload music/sounds from Garageband experiment to soundcloud and embed

Monday, 14 November 2011

Media Poster Analysis Research

Media poster analysis research
Reflection of Work: This piece of work is part of our research section, this involved us looking at posters from selected films similar to our own, to help us see the conventions needed and to also help us get ideas for our own poster. we looked at placements of Titles, Names, Images, Slogans and other items added. then going into more detail by talking about these conventions and how they all complement each other into representing the meaning and also the genre of the film. I felt that this was a very helpful task as it gave me an incite into the conventions used in film posters, giving me ideas of colours and fonts to use when making my poster, to make sure that I make my poster match my genre and my target audience.