Thursday, 29 March 2012

Media Evaluation for "The Drop" by Sreamline Productions

Media Evaluatiom

Sunday, 18 March 2012


The world of TV has changed greatly over the years. Firstly, there was these huge box shaped TV's with thick glass and massive antennas. There was only three channels owned by the BBC. The view was black and white this, colour, new sizes, and channel where introduced. Then cam new digital TVs with freeew and sky and better quality with new channels. The progression of technology in the digital area continues to grow.

Friday, 16 March 2012

We are the Producers

The way that media has change has lead to the naudience, us, being the producer. We have bnloggs, podcats, radio stations, smartphones, you tube, facebook, and many other services allow us to get our opinions know. If we have a problem, we can get it disccused, debated, and talked about by clicking a few buttons. We are "The Concept formally known as the audience" and we are the media because we are more engaged with the media.

The projects that i have done throught this course ahve been so easy compared to the old days. If you wanted to film you had a massive camera with a video casset and you had to film each part seperatley. If you got that part or scene wrong, you had to start the whole thing over agin. Plus, the quality was terrible. Now we have smartphones, smat cameras, and all different types of tech in HD/D allows us to film thing in one go and upload it to say an IMac and make a film in a day.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Continuiy Editing: Part Four

We have recently gone through the diverse types if continuity editing and what it is used for. Just to reinstate, continuity editing is a technique that aims to generate a consistent picturesque space through the techniques of eye line match, point-of-view shot, and match on action, directional continuity, and axis of action line. This links with a montage, continuity editing is, in a basic sence, chronological cuttung. Since it does not try to assemble a logical charming space, it does however attempt to generate reprsentative meaning. This is mainly attained by contrasting multiple shots together but, does no consider the cohrent space.

In the opening sequence of Hannible, a montage is used to bring crows, a busy city, and an eriey feeling togetehr. The crows are then arragned to make Hannible's face, they are seen in a range of flashing images, montages, on rooftops and buildings, giving the sense that they are watching all the humans below. There are montages of CCTVcameras, dirty roads, and traffic lights as well as people, making the audience feel tense, worried, and suspious of the surroundings the opening sequence is set in.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Continuity Editing: Part Three

Eye line matches are used when there are two or more people having a discussion. It gives the sense that everyone is equal, everyone is important, and no one is more significant that the other person. They make the scene and shots more serious and the emotions are more real and sombre, drawing the audience into the performance more.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Continuity Editing: Part Two

A match on action shot is where the camera cuts from once scene to another and back again. This is mainly used in action scenes and films because it allows the audience to be into place at once, seeing the action unravel from both sides.
In Primeval, there is an action sequence where the Sabre Tooth Tiger is trying to kill the man. The blond woman, in a digger, try’s to attack the Sabre with the swinging arm of the digger. However, the counter-attack does nothing except put her in danger and the man sees this. He gets the Sabres attention and leads him away from her but, he forgets that he will be in more danger that her. As he runs into an open clearing, we have a range of close-ups, long shots, low and high angle shots and cuts of him being chased by the tiger. This is where the match on action shot comes in because when his death seem inevitable, we have a cut to the blond woman running with a gun and then it cuts back to the man again. These cuts will continue until the climax of the scene because they lead the audience to think that something else is happening when something totally different is taking place.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Continity Editing: Part One

Continuity editing is a technique used in an attempt to create a rational space. This can be achieved by using a range of techniques. Here are a few of those techniques: point-of-view shot (POV), axis of action line, eye line match, directional continuity, and the match on action cut.

An example of a POV would be if you were screaming in agony, swinging your head from side to side. The director would take a camera to show the way you felt, he would take the camera and move quickly to and fro to emphasise your movement. This would make the audience feel the pain and suffering you feel because the swinging would represent you agony and hurt.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Long take and deep focus photography are used to call attention to the drama on screen as it progresses. These techniques are used to generate a connection between characters as well as settings. They also give the actor a chance to let their performance stand out and they can also uphold a mood or an emotion for along time. On the other hand, they can detach the viewer from the progressing action.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Help Us Gather Our Fans

Please take the Media Studies Survey that i have made for you so that i can get an idea of who my target audince willl be for my film thanks a mill:

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Small Things That Make Us Want More...

The smallest parts of things in life lead us to want a lot more. When i saw this trailer of Inception, I thought "Holy cow!" This is because the editing is so majestic, gripping; it makes me nauseous. Just from these few second, I knew that i had to see this masterpiece because it was going to take the film world by storm and you know what? I was right! It was bloody marvellous!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Mise-en-scene presents what appears in front of  a camera. What may appear in front of the camera could be lighting, set design, and character movement. Everything that can be seen in the shot has been placed there deliberately. From a ball of dust to empty bear can, everything has a story and is a part of the film.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Opening Sequence (2011) [HD]

The opening sequence for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is absolutely gripping. The dark, mysterious, scary flashing images of the black liquid flowing through everything grips the audience . I feel that the title slides fit in beautifully and tell there own tale by the way that they grow, and twist and turn

Monday, 5 March 2012

Media Is KING


Only now I am really taking in what Media actually is. It's not EastEnders or Holyoaks, it's not Waterloo Road or Tog Gear; it's a part of everyday life. With out it, the bars that Benny Banks, Devlin, K Koke, Blizzard, Sneak Bo, and all the the other new comers that are getting the thing that we love established.
Without out it, costume dramas like Downton Abby would not grip the millions that it grips.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Using Apple Mac's

When my group and I edited our opening sequence, it was very interesting because we used the Apple Mac Pro. Garage Band and iMovie are some brilliant tool when it comes to movie and music making. It's not as hard as many people make using a Mac out to be, it very simple and you can do so much with a few click here and a scroll over there and before you know it, you've mad a film and a theme track to go with. Good stuff!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Our Production Company's Name

When we discussed our production name, I felt that Streamline Productions would be perfect because it means smooth, calm, perfection, masterpiece.

We thought of other names but, this one just fitted everything that we have achieved.