Friday, 20 March 2009

Preliminary Task

1.5 Lessons Work....

This is the result!

P.S No Paul was in this Work. At All!

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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Who would be the audience for your media product?

Who would be the audience for your media product? Look at the BBFC website. Which classification criteria do you think would be most appropriate for your film and why?

The Certificate for the film Top 10 would be a 15. This is because of the requirements made by the BBFC. From the image it shows us that Language is an issue. The quote states that "There may be frequent use of strong language (e.g. 'fuck'). But the strongest terms (e.g. 'Cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by the context. Continued aggressive use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable."

The other problem for the 15 Certificate is Drugs. The quotes states that "Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse"

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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Character Comparison

Lyle - Seth Green
•Laptop •Shirt •Cap

James Reaf - Ben Faiers
•Hoodie •Glasses •Computer

Fred chose Basher from oceans 11 because he also specializes in explosives. The dress sense is similar. He wears dark clothing like his character.

Josh chose the character Kano from the musical scene of Rap. He is leader in his genre so in a sense he qualifies to be the base of my character. My character would dress similarly to Kano.

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Sunday, 8 March 2009

Top 10 - Final Cut

Overall the changes from the Rough Cut to the Final Cut were these...
1.) Voice Over - We added a voice over of "The Cocky" describing the team members and their special abilities.
2.) The Cocky - We added a freeze frame of "The Cocky" to the beginning scenes. We were originally just going to have him stumble in the same way that he is portrayed.
3.) Music - We changed the looping music and used it for the opening scene of "Sunhappy Productions". This allowed us to use the music to help the pace from the running scene and add in some more dramatic Montage music.
4.) Montage - We edited the montage a lot more clearly now. This should help let the group see what is going on and show a distinct change of time and pace.
5.) Title - The professional titles have been added in to allow the criteria of "Opening Sequence" to be met.

6.) Top 10 - We added in the title of "Top 10" into the film to show the name of the film at the beginning. Simple.


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Elements/Concepts/Tools of Analysis

The following elements are what the various groups would be marked on. These are the what we must base the changes of our film on.
Mise en Scene

The changes to The Film Top 10 that we must change, due to feedback from the other groups, are:
A change of Sound for the Montage Scene to make a change of pace. This would be done by editing and Garage band.
The Montage Scene to be made more distinct. This will be done by just editing and fading the shots with overlays.
We need to insert the words "Top 10" into the scene although preferable not at the end of the film. This will make the opening scenes of the film seem more like a trailer.
Changing the order of the first shots because the scenes with the Brains and the Tech are in the same room. We need to break it up by adding in another scene before going back to it.
The lighting for the montage shots is a bit dark, this needs to be changed to allow more to be seen. This could also change the pace of the film and allow the audience to understand it better.
The titles need to have the professional beginnings to them like "Directed by" and "Produced by". This is purely for show but will allow us to make it hit the "Opening Scene" characteristics.
The Sunhappy Productions begining needs to be added just to make the film look more professional.


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Top 10 Roughcut feedback

Today we showed the rough cut to the rest of the group and this is the feedback we got:

It had lots of good crime caper generic conventions.
Good music but it was too repetitive towards the end of the clip.
The freeze frames were effective.
The montage planning scene was too dark.
Lots of people said that the clip lost it towards the end, so we need to change the focus in some way.


Top 10 Roughcut