Monday, 21 November 2011


Just done my essay question, took roughly 35 minutes, not too bad me thinks considering i lost my notes. Well done Aim.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Jacob, Ben and My film

Appleby Street
The location is set near a forest on Appleby Street. There are a lot of fields and there is a bunker which is a perfect location for our genre which is horror.
It is only 2-3 minutes long and so we had to leave it where the story could be carried on, the handheld camera is showing the event from his point of view. In the beginning Ben and Jacob go to Aimee’s house and knock on her door. The next time the camera is turned on they are walking to toward the fields discussing the party which will be at the bunker. The camera is turned on again and they are walking through the fields talking more about the party. Jacob then stops to pee while Aimee and Ben walk on. Jacob looks around with the camera still, hearing weird rustling noises, and then he hears Aimee scream. He then jogs in that direction and keeps looking behind. He then discovers Ben dead on the floor, he then hears Aimee scream again and carries on running, he trips over and hurts his ankle and then discovered that it was actually Aimee he tripped over, and she too is also dead. He then gets up and hobbles towards the bunker hoping there will be people there. Jacob then trips again and so the camera is on its side, then we see a mysterious figure walking towards the Jacob, the camera keeps turning itself on and off so each time the figure is closer and closer until it kneels down, Jacob is stabbed then we see the mysterious figure walk off, and carry the dead bodies with police sirens in the background.
Obviously the clothes are likely to get ruined so we are going to be wearing things we don’t mind throwing away. We will also be wearing lightly coloured clothes to see where we are injured.
We will be only using torches for light as it looks as realistic as possible.
We will not be using music over the top because then it wouldn’t be as realistic.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Revision Guide

Shot reverse shot, mid shot, long shot, close up, extreme close up, zolly, snoricam, zooming, steadicam, location context, over shoulder shot, full shot, birds eye view, crane, weather shot, oblique ange, low angle, two shot, eye level shot, tilt, medium close up, panning, wide shot, point of view, hand held, focus, shot framing, position.

Rapid cutting, pace, jump cuts, tension intercutting, final shot, eyeline match, action match, rule of thirds, dissolve,fade, cut away, 180 degree rule.

Diagetic, non-diagetic, dialogue, volume, pace, instrumentation.

Costume, lighting, make up, colour, dominant colour, symbolism, props, proxemics, setting, production, body movement, actors.

My collage

In my collage I wanted to show me, but without giving to much away. I though a good start would be music. Music is a huge part of my life, my whole family love music, although I do not play an instrument or anything music is still a huge part, my family often have heated debates on who listens to the best music as we are all very passionate. I included pictures of artists and groups who I listen to mainly but there are many I have not covered. I included pictures of; Amy Winehouse, The Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pendulum, Cage The Elephant, The Kooks, Mumford and Sons, Radiohead and Coldplay.
The next thing I thought would show me as a person, was the countries I loved, London obviously was on there as I live in England. Sydney Australia, Queenstown New Zealand and Pathos Cyprus are all places I love.
I also included pictures of my family. My family are a massive part of my life and I am very similar to them all. I included a picture of my mum and my younger brother, my mum at the age I am now, a picture of me and my dad when I was younger and a picture of my mum and dad shortly after they got married.
I also included a picture of my bedroom as I think it can tell a lot about a person, it is very organised but childish at the same time. I love the colour pink and have lots of keep sake memories, for example the teddies on my bed and collectable fairies around my room from various countries I have visited.
In my collage I had a section for my aspirations on this I had a picture of my boss where I teach children how to swim and a picture of a teacher as that is what I want to do later in life.
The final section included my hobbies which show pictures of people body boarding, someone swimming and a person cliff diving. I love water sports and that is a big part of my life.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Media homework on film thingyyy.

Who’s idea was the film?Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007
What are the issues with the genre of the film?
Where did the idea come from?The idea came from a previous play by
Awards and nominations.Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street received four
Reviews.On the DVD Reviews section, EW's Chris Nashawaty gave the film an A-minus, stating, "Depp's soaring voice makes you wonder what other tricks he's been hiding... Watching Depp's barber wield his razors... it's hard not to be reminded of

Golden Globe nominations for the January 2008 65th Golden Globe Awards, winning two.Edward Scissorhands frantically shaping hedges into animal topiaries 18 years ago... and all of the twisted beauty we would've missed out on had [Burton and Depp] never met."

The issues with this film is that it is gruesome and some viewers may find it offensive.
black comedy horror musical film directed by Tim Burton.Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler in 1979.Johnny Depp as Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin Jamie Campbell Bower as Anthony Hope Jayne Wisener as Johanna barker Ed Sanders as Toby Ragg Laura Michelle Kelly as Lucy Barker Timothy Spall as Beadle Bamford Sacha Baron Cohen as Adolfo Pirelli/Davy Collins

Noam Chomsky