Tuesday, 31 January 2012

31st January: Deadline and Pitch

During this lesson, we were tasked with completing all of the tasks by the end of the term, and were shown the calendar that logs them all. From this we could figure out how much time we would need for each task, and what exactly was required to do for them. I have also written and posted my pitch, which i think is quite and improvement from the draft i completed last week. 

Monday, 30 January 2012

30th January: Further Filming and Storyboard

During this lesson we aimed to complete our filming and get to work on the editing. However we could only get most of the shots, and were still in need of a few more, which we will get on Friday. We have also booked the camera for a free period on Thursday, for further filming. The location we have found to film this task in is actually very good, and is is an empty part of the school, and little or no sound can be heard from it. There is also a staircase with a railing which made for some good filler shots. 

Friday, 27 January 2012

27th January: 25 Word Pitch

I have finally come up with an idea for my film. So far i have come up with a story of a nerdy boy, who whilst playing around on his computer, accidentally hacks into some high security government file, and ends up unwillingly running from the secret services. During the lesson my group for the Preliminary task started our filming. Unfortunately we could not complete all the filming, and we will get some more shots on Monday. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

26th January: Survey Results and Pitch

Today i got back the results from my survey. I have posted them in the 'Pages' section of this blog, along with the other tasks that i have been set. We were also set the task of creating a 25 word pitch, to sell the film that would be making a title sequence for. I found this task quite difficult, as i was struggling to find an idea for my film at this point, let alone create a pitch about it. I have started to think of a numerous amount of ideas, i will post my final choice in the next blog. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

25th January: Survey and Deadlines

In today's lesson i completed my survey and handed it out, i am currently awaiting the results. 
We were also given a sheet which told us the dates in which each task would have to be handed in by, and what the tasks themselves were. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

24th January: Audience Research Survey

In today's lesson we started work on our Audience Research Surveys. These will be used to see what kind of age group likes a specific type of film. I will use the results that i gather from this survey to see what the most popular type of film is, and what the target audience for my title sequence will be. 

Monday, 23 January 2012

23rd January: Story boarding and Ideas/HDV1000

In today's lesson we came up with an idea for our preliminary task, and also got a chance to try out the cameras that we would be using to create it with. The main camera that we will be using is the Sony 'HDV1000' which is a very versatile camcorder, perfect for the short film that we would be making. 
During the lesson, me and my group also decided on a plan for our film; it would involve a scared person, meeting with a high ranking Mafia type, to exchange a mysterious unknown package. We are going to use shaky camera shots when the scared man is walking into the room, dark shadows to exacerbate the mysteriousness of the Mafia character, and shot-reverse-shots for the conversation. 

Friday, 20 January 2012

20th January: Planning preliminary task

During the lesson we planned our preliminary task, this consisted of thinking of a story to go with the 'package'. At the moment this consists of some kind of shifty deal, possibly drugs or a weapon. We also had the idea of making it seem as if the deal is very shifty, but at the end we would reveal that it was something far more innocent. We will keep working on these ideas.
My group currently consists of Dan, Juber and Adam. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

16th January: Setting up blog.

In class today we set up our blogs and went through the specifics of the coursework in which we had to complete within the next ten weeks. This included storyboarding and filming a two minute title sequence for a film, and the planning that would lead up to it.