Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
I have learnt how to use Song Vegas for editing and mix craft for producing a music soundtrack on. Also I have developed my skills further using photoshop.
I have used these internet websites :
1. Youtube for tutorials on how to use song vegas and annotation of a youtube video, to watch my uploaded rough cut film opening, To study other film openings that are similar and research.
2. Flickr to upload pictures from flickr to my blog for photographic evidence.
3. Blogger for evidence and activities to show the progression and evidence of my film opening.
4. Final Cut: I used this to edit my rough cut film openings along with Song Vegas.
5. Photoshop: I used photoshop for my AM ident production and to create nine frame grids and other activities.
6. Vimeo I have used Vimeo to download my film rough cuts to my blog and my ident production.
7. Garageband I used to create a rough cut sound track for my rough cut film opening.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Female and Male
What is their favorite film?
A political thriller that captures the controlled surveillance in society.
How much TV do they watch?
They Only watch the TV for educational productions to help with their studies.
What do they do in their leisure time?
They read books and socialize with people at small local pubs with young people presenting their talent on stage.
What type of music do they like?
they enjoy relaxation music that has spiritual meaning.
Do they buy music?
They buy Cd albums from festivals after a performance. (listen to I tunes or Spotify)
Do they play video games? It would not be a satisfying interest for them, however maybe if socializing with other computer gamers.
How old are they?
25 years old
What are they called?
How do they dress?
Female- Feminine (skirts,dresses, sensible clothing)
Male- loose clothing (buttoned tops and cotton trousers)
Where do they live?
What do they spend their money on?
Tending poetry reading performances at pubs, local gigs (reggae, indie music) (Entertainment)
What films do they watch?
Political genre's Educational, War (conflict) Animated Comedies.
examples: 1984, v for vendetta Equilibrium
They would be into nature and documentaries.
They would watch films on dvd's and arts picture house.
DVD/Sky/Arts picture house/ Vue?
Directors Commentary task of My Film Opening
I recorded the voice over (directors commentary on Imovie, and then uploaded it to youtube.
My directors commentary Script:
Hi im Alison Murphy the creator of the film 'Under Surveillance.' Before i started work on my film opening I created a production company logo.
I decided to animate a walking cartoon elephant as this strongly reflects my production companies (Am Productions).
The AM initials represent my name and surname. my productions have been varied the main production I have produced is this film opening, Other productions include instructional videos and music videos.
I found a distributor called coffee films and they specify in british independent films.
I believe that they would be a perfect company to distribute my film as mine also is a british independent film.
If my film was to go into production I would ask for funding from national lottery as in the past they have funded a variety of british independent films. My film relates to the film 1984 due to the surveillance theme, also my film and 1984 would be released in a similar way because they would target a specific audience group.
I have chosen a variety of titles which follow the same style as a traditional film opening for example I display the directors name and producers name to the audience these are important titles that are also used in many other film openings.
Although these titles have not been placed in the correct order I think that it is only important to have the titles showing at the beginning of a film.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Evaluation Plan for similar characters:
Pick a key character from your opening. Take a screengrab of a reasonable sized image of them. Think of one or more characters from other films with some similarity to them:
The convention of the shot: I used the same motion key points to join the lettering up, and close up as before.
Why? This shows the character has a uncompleted traceable identity the close up lets the audience judge what they might suspect.
How does this contribute to my film opening? This shot sets the plot behind the film and signals the audience the importance of this shot through the sound track and certain loops used.
The convention of the shot: A close up shot using motion key points to connect the letters in a sequence then they typed out the lettering, then using sound effects to create character and style.
Why? I used the lettering to give the futuristic feel and close up for the invasion of privacy to the character.
How does this contribute to my film opening? It tells you about the character and gives the audience clues.
The convention of the shot: This is shot of the character fading out then purpose is to fade in the title.
Why? Fade in the films title and the out again.
How does this contribute to my film opening? This create impact to the title and demonstrates an effective transition which helps to combine the whole film sequence and rap up the opening.
The convention of the shot: The title fades out with transition and a hard flash of white this raps up the film opening effectively and with effective visuals.
Why? This was to help me to fade into more footage later point of the film. It makes it appear that the camera has broken.
How does this contribute to my film opening? This helps to give my film opening a edge and a chance to jump straight into action.
The convention of the shot: This shot was of tree's as the character walks past the tree's if creates the camera to be static. This shot was a medium close up of the tree's.
Why? The effect thats I created through just adjusting then TV effect to make it look static works really well and gives it more realistic believable cctv operation.
How does this contribute to my film opening? This helps to set the tone of the film and creates tension within the visuals.
The convention of the shot: This shot is a long shot of the location I choose.
Why? I thought this shot would detail the location more and set the atmosphere also it has the character walking which appears a suitable location for them and my film.
How does this contribute to my film opening? This helps to set the location,setting,base of props, information about my film.