Friday, 19 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I liked the 'inky' effect to the front. I like how the front sweeps and links together however this may come across a little feminine. Despite this i feel the front is chilling and provokes a mysterious response from the audience.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
We have been looking at 'font.com' to see all the different possible styles we could have. We have been looking at the hand written style of fronts and one that has appealed to us is the 'righty using left hand' and feel as a group that this is a possible choice. We feel this as it shows a psychotic sate as it is written in messy hand writing.
We thought of these names as they all link to our film in some way or another. However 'disclosure' particularly stuck will us and we felt as a group that this name would be the most appropriate to our opening thriller sequence.
We will be experimenting with colour and size of front. We will also think of all the different transitions that the credits could come onto the screen...
However one small problem was the section with ruth was too short compared to Ryan's filming. We had to balance the time out between the two so that we could have a split screen in sync and make it within the two minute time limit.
The sound is coming along nicely and no problems there.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Joel Schumacher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unfortunately there were no clips of Joel Schumacher talking about his 2002 thriller film Phone booth. So i decided to find a video about another one of his films Twelve. The video is of Joel talking about the film and what film means to him. This short clips highlights what i think films should create in us when we are watching the film. He talks passionately about how Twelve doesn't just have one main story line but many stories intertwined into one.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
The following questions must be answered in your evaluation PowerPoint:
1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
5. How did you attract/address your audience?
6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
7. Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
These two clips from the film aren't completely like ours but they involve a phone and show a building up of a relationship between the two main characters. As our thriller is only the opening sequence we were unable to show john's.. Ryan's 'true ' mean, psychotic side. The cuts in this film were generally fast and snappy cuts that were edited in this way to create tension and confusing and panic. Throughout the film up until the very end we don't see the phone booth 'killer' evil baddy. So by having these shots it allows us as well to seem threatened by him as we too don't know where or what he looks like.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
This image shows the progress we have made so far on our voice over sound track. We've edited all the phone conversations we needed and organized them as a rough test. It starts off as one conversation and building up one by one so its layered and hard to understand each one separately. At this point during the clip we haven't planned on adding any visual footage except from the opening credits.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Suitable only for 15 years
No one younger than 15 may
see a ‘15’ film in a cinema.
No one younger than 15 may
rent or buy a ‘15’ rated
The work as a whole must not endorse discriminatory
language or behaviour.
Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not
promote or encourage drug misuse. The misuse of easily
accessible and highly dangerous substances (for example,
aerosols or solvents) is unlikely to be acceptable.
Strong threat and menace are permitted unless sadistic
Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and
self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be
copied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.
There may be frequent use of strong language (for example,
‘fuck’). The strongest terms (for example, ‘cunt’) may be
acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated
use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable.
Nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without
strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a
non-sexual or educational context.
Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail.
There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour,
but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable
unless justified by context. Works whose primary purpose is
sexual arousal or stimulation are unlikely to be acceptable.
No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is
appropriate for 15 year olds.
Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction
of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to
be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also
unlikely to be acceptable.
There may be detailed verbal references to sexual violence
but any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and
have a strong contextual justification.
Friday, 5 February 2010
Generally, thrillers focus on plot over characters, and thus emphasize intense, physical action over the character's psyche. Psychological thrillers tend to reverse this formula to a certain degree, emphasizing the characters just as much, if not more so, than the plot.
Here is an example of a recent Psychological thriller....
Each phone call brings them closer and closer together, so close that John's emotions and depression starts to have effects on Gemma's everyday life.
John gets emotionally attached to Gemma and when she decides that the phone relationship has got to far she plans to leave the helpline and find a new job.
John instantly hits rock bottom when realizing that Gemma has gone. He begins to think that their relationship needs to become more physical and sets about finding her...
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
At the start we have an idea to use non-diagetic sounds such as noises like birds, wind, footsteps then slowly switching into phone calls building up so eventually its a big layered sound track of calls which could all cut out and leave a single dialing tone. While this is happening the credit are rolling plus the logo of the production company will appear.
Some shots we thought could be interesting and effective are doing E.C.U of objects from each scene e.g close up of pencil pot. On the male character, your eye leads up the character starting from the foot panning up towards the rest of the body.
Friday, 29 January 2010
- Black screen
- Hears ringing of phone line
- Over lapping speaking, phone calls
- Then focuses on one phone call in particular
- Credits appearing randomly, floating in and off the screen,
- Women speaking, hello you've reached Cambridge confidential help line' something along those lines.
- Voice over of a women and a help line call centre talking to a man/boy
- 'Didn't you call yesterday...' making it apparent to the audience that they have developed a relationships, spoken before etc...
- Then focuses on the girl/women at the call centre. her lips, speaking, her pens, birthdays cards on her desk to show how ordinary her life is.
- Close ups, extreme close up
- Then a quick cut shot to the lips of the man on the other end of the phone call.
- Man in a park, hears birds.
- Split screen maybe
- Extreme close up on him rolling his fingers/ tapping them..
- Flicks back to her, tapping a open on the table, twirling her hair ....
- Average, normal conversation...
- Ends with him standing up, never see his face fully. His silhouet walking into the distance ...
- Maybe some simple music, no words within it.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Interestingly after we had created our own logo we came across this one which is quite similar since its done in a vector style.
The Pixar logo represents there company by incorporating there animations into the title. When ever someone see's the animated lamp jumping across the screen everyone instantly know that it is Pixar! The lamp is not directly related to animation but maybe the Lamp is a prompt for the viewer the 'look at the piece in a different light'.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
The article summerises what Alfred himself thinks what a thriller is and what it does to the audience. The essay gives examples of the feelings and positives in watching a thriller film ' we are safe a secure sitting in an armchair and looking and the struggle and turmoil of life through a window, as it were. Also he goes on to explain how watching thrillers are beneficial to their health 'blood pounding through the vains are highly beneficial for indigestion, gout....' This is an exampel of hitchcocks dry homour but it is known that to cry , feel terror and to laugh is actually healthy. 'and that is why the authentic 'thriller' will live and thrive and the 'horror' film with die.'
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Memento is a Thriller in 2000 by Christopher Nolan
the whole sequence is shot in reverse and concentrates on a poloroid photo developing. Subject of the image is a blood stain wall. There are shots concentrating on a bullet and blood stain glasses.