Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Marketing: poster examples.

This is a poster from when the film Juno was being advertised annnnnddddddd this is the one from Sean of the dead:   

Preliminary Exercise.


Ben going on the course at Hertford Regional College meant that our preliminary task was edited well and wasn't accidentally deleted by myself as I tend to do this on a regular basis. We filmed our preliminary at school when we had a free period. Jacob did the filming which went extremely well.

In out preliminary task there are various shots including shot reverse shot and close ups. At the start of the short clip we see Ben walk through a door and sit down opposite myself. Ben then continues to say "have you got my stapler?" to which I reply "have you got my money?" The scene then feels tense and so Ben says "no." The camera spins to me and I say "well the deals off then." and proceed to storm out of the room.

It actually took us two times to film it as the boys kept giggling :)

The editing actually went really well and even Jacob had a go, Ben had the ability to edit spontaneously and every time it seemed to work out perfectly.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Juno is a tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high school junior, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the Penny Saver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Juno MacGuff is a tiny force of nature. An intelligent, articulate, teenager with a sardonic wit who seemingly has a ready wisecrack for every occasion that might arise in her small Minnesota town. But her bravado masks deeper emotions. The film goes beneath the hipster surface and gives many of its characters an extra dimension that goes beyond Juno's perception of them. This film empathizes with all of its main characters. The heart of Juno is Ellen Page, and her coming to terms with her feelings for her best friend Bleeker. Sure, it takes getting pregnant for her to realize the man of her dreams is the wimp in yellow shorts, but then, the characters in Juno aren't like normal people anyway. Ellen Page’s touching performance and Reitman’s skilful direction that make it a fantastic movie. Like its title character, Juno is funny, charming, honest and incredibly smart. Released in 2007, directed by Jason Reitman. The film is approximately 96 minutes long.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

seven questions

Shooting Schedule
In class, my group and I all decided that Sunday afternoons were a good day and that any other time we will contact each other when we are free, also due to the fact that a film is a horror it will be filmed at night time or when it starts getting dark. Contact with parents is easily accessible as they live two minutes away from the location.
Roles and Responsibilities

There are various roles which we as a group have discussed in detail. Jacob is the director and films the clip. I myself am in charge or any organising needed to be done and make up on set, Ben also has jobs, but I cant remember them :) soz.

All of us, especially myself, enjoy watching horror films and it seemed befitting to do one ourselves. Horror films also seemed like a fun thing to do as it can get really messy with fake blood and really getting into roles with loud screaming and jumpy moments in our clip. The location we have chosen can look really eerie and creepy in the right setting which is why we will be filming when it falls dark. Thick forests surround the area where we are filming which could make the film have that added horror factor. Obviously it will be difficult to film in darkness, but our storyline really aids us as it is from Jacobs point of view we don’t need big lights to light the area, we have big torches which give a very bright light and will also go with the horror theme.
Our opening film

Our opening film follows a horror film, which means we are going to try and make it as jumpy and as gory and scary as humanly possible. At the start of the film the mood is excited as the characters are on their way to a party in a bunker in the film however as walking further into the Appleby fields the characters sense something is wrong, once separated they are picked off one by one and so a chilling feeling is projected to the audience. The location starts from a house and then it shows the characters journey to or partly to the party, but they don’t make it. As previously mentioned, each character will be carrying a huge torch which provides a lot of light. Not many props will be used apart from a fake knife which the attacker will have. The characters will also be holding alcohol in their hands as they are heading to a party. The costume will be casual but a light coloured top will be used to that blood can be seen easily.
Pictures will be posted at a later date :) the scanner thingy is on the blink.