Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Modern Sldes

These are the types of slides that i use in our film. They are modern and i can edit and manipulate them to make them into what i want.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Team Work

When you work in a team, everyone must play a part. As many of you know, there can be lots of friction and tension in a team when someone is not doing their part of the job. We are using Apple Mac's to do our editing, sound, and title slides so, without it, we grind to a halt. The member of the team who is responsible for bringing the Mac has not been in and is not replying to text or phone calls. This may cause us loose marks for work and miss deadlines, which is not acceptable.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Title Slides From The Past

Title Slides have changed differently over the years. Before, the producers, directors, actors, costume designers, etc, were all put on one page.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Title Slidess

My newest job in the group it to create and manage the title slides that we shall be using in our film. The Mac has a wide array of title slides and hundreds of fonts to mess around with. We are still experimenting with our slides because we have to make sure that they suit the film. A title slide also tell it's own story so we are taking our time with this.

Friday, 24 February 2012



A transition betwen shots in which a line passes across the screen, eliminating the first shot as it goes and replacing it with the next one. A very dynamic and noticeable transition, it is usually employed in action or adventure films. It often suggest a brief temporal ellypsis and a direct connection between the two images.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

More Filming To Do

We dicovered that we may need to go back to Southbank to re-film a action scene. We may have to do this because the spped and lighting in some of the scene do not match some of the other scenes. This may loose us marks and we want to be as professional as possible.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


The intensity, direction, and quality of lighting have a profound effect on the way an image is perceived. Light affects the way colors are rendered, both in terms of hue and depth, and can focus attention on particular elements of the composition. Much like movement in the cinema, the history of lighting technology is intrisically linked to the history of film style. Most mainstream films rely on the three-point lighting style, and its genre variations. Other films, for example documentaries and realist cinema, rely on natural light to create a sense of authenticity.


The standard lighting scheme for classical narrative cinema. In order to model an actor's face (or another object) with a sense of depth, light from three directions is used, as in the diagram below. A backlight picks out the subject from its background, a bright key light highlights the object and a fill light from the opposite side ensures that the key light casts only faint shadows.

These shots from Written On The Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956) demostrate the classical use of three-point lighting. Laurel Bacall and Rock Hudson are rendered glamorous by the balanced lighting. Compare this to the manipulation of lighting for expressive purposes on the high-key lighting and low-key lighting pages.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

2 Fast 2 Furious: Sound

The sound used in 2F2S is so har hitting and every peice tells its own story. I felt that it was must have taken them ages to make sound for the movie because every scene with music was absolutly perfect and fitted in well.

Sunday, 19 February 2012



The representation of space affects the reading of a film. Depth, proximity, size and proportions of the places and objects in a film can be manipulated through camera placement and lenses, lighting, decor, effectively determining mood or relationships between elements in the diegetic world.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


When we was filming, we asked a nice gentleman if he could play the part of our agent. He said that he would be happy. He was absolutly brilliant because he had a top had on, sunglasses, a dark suit with a trench coat on, and he looked like an agent that you see in the filMS. he was very good at acting and we feel that he was a god send.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Heightened Security

We found it very hard to film in near Waterloo Bridge  and this made filming long and tiring. We felt that because of the Olympics, Security in London has been heightened. Twice we were told to move from one area by security and then we was told that we could film but, without our tripod.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Right Costume 2

The art of fashion in film costume is knowing what magnetosphere you want to set. A bowler hat will make our suspect seem mysterious, old fashioned, stylish, and, villainous.

Friday, 10 February 2012

How Hard Can It Be to Find A Black Briefcase?

The search for props has not stopped and this week, ma and my group are going to be loking for the props we need for the opeing of our film. We have all ready found a watch, a black suit, and sunglasses but, there are still things we need to get. The most important thing we need to get is the briefcase that will be used in the film and is essential to the story line. It is this main prop of the film and although we have been searching very hard, we are finding it even harder to find one the will look good and fit in. We are going to film this week end, so i will try and find a suitable briefcase by then.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Being Different

We do not want to be lazy or simple like many other groups so we have decided to film near and around Waterloo Bridge and include it and other bridges as parts as our opening sequencing.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

It's Not What You Know; It's Who You Know! Part 2

My friend Ruben Salasee, Music Producer, has offered his extraordinary skills to the group when we have finished making the opening sequence because we feel that we should get the filming finished and then develop the soundtrack

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Right Costume

This is the type of costume that our suspect will wear because it is modern, sophisticated, serious, as well as unnoticeable. This will be great for his character and really set the pace.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Macbeth's Influence On Me

While watching the opening scene of Shakespeare's Macbeth, I thought about how brilliant it would be to be able to do an opening sequence that is similar to that. It has tension, awkwardness, a range of shots, angles, and compositions, the editing of the pace of shots is superb, the mise-en-scene of an empty beach with no one but the three witches is so gripping. I know that it would be hard to do but, the grade our group would get if we pulled it of would be 60/60.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Unreliable Team

My group is very unreliable and seem to have a major disregard for my ideas. They feel that my ideas may be good but they will make the opening sequence long and drawn out. They work together and when it's time to feel, something happens and i cannot go.  I wish that i could do this on my own with my own team because I know exactly what the examiner want and how they want it. This group thinks that i am a sill person with big, stupid ideas but, if i could have one chance, they will see how wrong they are.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Bigger Cast

I feel that we shall need more actor for this opening sequence because we have an Agent, 3 teenage actors, a Suspect and for this sequence, we need more. Plus, if i can get a good camera, we should put some dialogue in because it seems bland with all action and know talk. It may confuse the audience.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Skills development

In today's lesson, I have found out that while i am good at practical work like editing, filming, etc, I need more practise on writ side of things. I need more practise in this because i find it hard to make a link with how gender is represented through the four core areas: camera movement, shot, shot, etc, editing, sound, and mise-en-scene. This will be a major problem in the exam so i need to get it sorted out a.s.a.p.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Exam Style Writting

In our lesson we have been leaning how towrite up an exam style essay. The exam that we will be taking is based around how gender is represented thought the uses of the four main techniques used in Drama TV. They are: Camera-Movement, Angles, Shot, and Composition. Editing, Mi-en-scene (everything that can be seen by the audience) and Sound.

We have been watching opening sequences of British Drama shows like Casualty, Doctor Who, and Top Boy. We watch them four or five times each and have two minutes to write down notes after each viewing. After this, we have 30 minutes to write an exam styled essay.