HOW TO ANALYSE A FILM REVIEW

Analysing on pin points

all different are

typography

layout

font

colour schemes

 

LAYOUT

TYPOGRAPHY

IMAGES – STILL? TAKE UP MOST OF THE PAGE?  ANYONE FAMOUS/ ICONIC ACTOR/ ACTRESS

LANGUAGE –  SARCASTIC?? PUNS ? INFORMAL

THE IMPACT ON THE READER

  • ARE THEY INVOLVED
  • LAUGH
  • INTEREST
  • FORMAL/ LESS FORMAL
  • EXCITED
  • PASSIONATE
  • SAD

NEEDS TO PRINT

DROP CAPS

STAP LINE

TAG LINE

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

BLEADING

 

CONENT

 

 

Fixation – Textual analysis

This was our opening sequence thriller for our As media main task. My group consisted of

Izzy Ur-rehman who was our director,

Georgia Mccormick, who was our producer

Corey Brown – our main editor along side Actor

and me – i was the D.O.P and assistant editor.

We created this opening title sequence to Fixation. A short 2 min opening which bases around a serial killer about to plot his next murder.

Camera 

We used a variety of camera angles and shots to portray the sinister atmostphere, we used high angles to show the antagonist writing and plotting, where as we we use close ups to show his facial expressions to reinforce his determination.

Editing 

We used fast pace editing, but also slow gradual cuts to let the audience reasurre themselves for no confusion.

Sound 

we used a voice over, we used a monotone deep voice to compliment to action and plot. As well as used Bent and Broken royalty free to give it some grunge and depth

mise en scene 

we located our shooting in a shed, as its the most generic place, and eairy place to shoot at night in the dark. We used a map, and covered it with ‘victims’ from CCTV footage, jail mugshots, joining them together with string and red pen points. We used low key lighting throughout.

film noir

‘Film noir is a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace.’

I recently watched this episode from pretty little liars, in this scene of the episode. Spencer and Alison disagree although i noticed no voices were raised, they remained calm and collective making this dark scene earie and sinister.

Codes and Conventions

From this i have also gained that every shot in film noir can actully be taken as such a well placed and layed out photograph due to the mise en scene and lighting.

  • A seires of low and high angles are placed, from in small tight enclosed areas.
  • With extreme close ups of eyes, and depth of fields of two shots.
  • strong full body silhouettes,
  • in tilt frames and shots.
  • Wet dark streets
  • misty atmostphere
  • voice over
  • loud thuds
  • screaming

Detectives, attractive women, police, villain, millionaires, and gangsters are always involved in a film noir production.

Famous film noir films

  • Double Indemnity
  • in a lonley place
  • out of the past
  • nightmare alley
  • criss cross
  • the killing

Known film noir directors 

Alfred Hitchcock – physco

Anthony mann – el cid

Robert Siodmak – the killers

 

 

 

 

My chosen brief- SHORT FILM

I thought long and hard about  what my chosen brief as i was stuck behind a music video and a short film, but i have come to conclusion i will be creating a short film. Primally with a strong female lead, as i know many actresses who are willing to act.I want to go in this field anyways. down this route of production and am looking forward in what i produce. I would like to do a circular narrative structure, so it starts at the end, and works its way down. My inspiration – this is the opening scene to fight club, it starts off with the end, and works its way back to the beginning, i feel like i would try this as i would be challenging the conventions of a short film due to not seeing many that start in a circular structure.

SHORT FILM

 

Music Video

This is one of our briefs which we would need to create a visual movie in front of some audio, a song, beat or rhythm. Although we have to ask permission to use songs from artists, as that would be copy right. At the beginning of the year i really wanted to produce a music video for my  A2 media piece although i have asked over 15 artists, non labelled and on a label and not one of them had got back to me.

The main genres in music are

  • grime
  • r&b
  • rock
  • alternative
  • indie
  • pop
  • blues
  • jazz

Types of music videos

performance music videos – this is when the artist are shown performing their song amongst their crowds of concerts or fans normally in rock bands traditionally to sell their identity, or just them singing.

Narrative music video– this is where a story is told, such as an an illustrastion from A to B.

Concept music video – they have no relation towards the music video, with no plot or story line.

surrealistic – very abstracts and obscured. They appear rather as a dream or vision than reality. KatyPerry’s old music has a regular occurrence in this surrealist work.

student example work

This was an ex students work, who created a short film in he genre of a thriller/ drama.

Whilst watching Joes Candlin short film i became inspired by his editing and special effects, I would went to develop this and go into colour correction as well. The mise en scene and camera angles flow really well and compliment each other so well it looks effortless. All the conventions fit in with this and works really well. He also made a film poster for ‘exile’, which fits the sterotypical codes and conventions of this type of short film with the male lead with the linking text. He also made a website review page, which has be done, by creating three drafts before his final.

 

Introduction to A2 media

I am really exited to start this new product. Whilst documenting, planning and creating this project. The advanced portfolio section is spilt up into two section G324 and G325 G324 is worth 50% of my final mark.

This is creating either a

  • SHORT FILM
  • ADVERTISMENT
  • TRAILER
  • MUSIC VIDEO

Each product includes making and creating other media platforms will be discussed further in another blog.

 

G325

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This is the second section of out media. This again is worth 50% of our grade, i do find the theory much more challenging but then again i still find it interesting. This task is called Critical perspectives.

my idea

Short Films-2.jpg

short film – dramatic

poster/ website advert

reviews

strong female lead

conventions of real media texts – primary and ancillary.

plot – girl 5 stages of her life

age 11, 17, 21, 30, 40 years old. Captured