Today I spent to hours creating a trailer for my short film on iMovie.
Gaining inspiration from the trailers of One day and Boyhood as they are the trailers in my genre-coming on age, portrait film. I selected a range of my previous footage used in my short film to promote the film, i made sure to use the best shots in my short film to show off in my trailer.
This is the home page of my website, i have changed the font to Child Writting, and also changed the tear website button to a drop line menu box. The image in the background is actually a video which is a short montage of three scenes. As she gets older.
I find that this website menu is much more noticeable than the pink tear, this is because when i asked my classmates to look around and play with the website, they only looked at the homepage due to not recognising the tear as a menu button
once you click on the menu button , it will take you to this side bar, which i changed the font to the childs writing, in a black font and whatever page your currently on, it highlights in yellow.
I realised that there is a phone compatibility mode, where it shows a iphone model of the website, which replaced some layouts and formats.
Last week i got the chance to watch the greatest Showman, directed by Michael Gracey, who has previously directed Ned Kelly and The magician.
I really enjoyed this musical. its not particularly a genre i would watch, but it has defiantly changed my perception of this.It has a linear narrative, starting when he was a little boy in poverty to growing up to when he’s a mature man, with his wife and kids.
The iconic actors and actresses such as
The camera techniques were amazing aswell, with aerobatics, songs and soundtrack our phenomenal. I would highly reccomend it to audeinces who love musicals, theatre, romace and adventure. I am very excited to see the new mama mia film in 2018.
In my as media. my opening title sequence for fixation, i have followed and challenged media theorists such as Katz, levi Stauss, Torodov, Barthes and Propp in relation to my as project.
Levi Strauss – Binary Opposition, eg. Good v evil. Through high contrasts of of the audience knowing the antagonist as the ‘villain’ but not revealing his physical facial appearance in frames throughout the sequence. By this we used point of view and over the shoulder shots to distract and manipulate the audience, so they are still left in the narrative not knowing who he is.
Katz – uses and gratifications theory, in the entertainment category, by giving the audience the advantage i knowing the insight o the villain through the use of media language techniques such as the Antagonists voiceover, and the mise en scene blood, and pin murder board. It can create a sense of the audience feeling superior. The audience knowing the upper hand at the begening of the media product which would later unfold. By this the audience are so immersed in the linear narrative, the tense opening would create a sense of ‘escapism’ enabling them to forgot the realism and worries but to heavily focus on the advantage of knowing the backbone and main plot in the opening titles.
Propps – thoeory of ‘7 broad characters’ were completely challenged throughout the opening title sequence apart from perhaps the Villain, who was clearly the main character. Propps argues that peices of narrative media all contain at least a phew of the characters being the ‘hero, princess, donor, dispatcher, false hero, and the villain’. Throughout the sequence the audience only se the ‘villain’ which have limitations of the other six characters.
Barthes – The enigma code is heavily presented within the opening sequence. Following two of his 5 stages, the enigma and Hermeuntic code. We did this by presetning much mystery into the narrative. Working to maintain the setting up of problems and puzzles, throughout the sequence we also dropped clues and the voiceover had unanweberd questions to why he does it subelty revealing the meaning behind his addiction, following his theory.
Torodov starting at the disequeilbrum instead of equilbrilun. Strating the opening with a disturbing disruption of the narrative, being very intense.
Menu button – the menu button was unclear last time, as it blended in with the background so i changed it to a more contrasting and bold relatable shape. This will allow the audience to look at other pages and additional information
Gallery images- I have changed the automatic demo images, and replaced them with professional and edited images of the characters in the production
Changing font – I have now changed the font to keep it consistent with with the theme of draft 2. A chid writing looks like little scribbles.
This makes it more user friendly, and easier to navigate and use.
Yesterday I went to Reading University to attend an interview with Matt Cassidy. For BA FILM
It was from 9am-5pm, a very long interview!When I and Matt got there we received our programmes, it had a very busy plenary to that day. First was a lecture talk about the course and modules, whats included and I found out we can take a variation of film, theatre or both together.Mainly the course is held in the Mangella studios, including
a green screen studio
three performance theatres
a 70 seated cinema screen
8 editing rooms
two prop rooms
our second task was to create a short film, a strict brief of being in a group of 5
the short film included the brief of
has to be between 30-45 seconds
one line of dialogue which is ‘are you sleeping’
maximum of three shots
two shots need to be close up
one prop of a chaise long
10 mins to shoot
10 mins to plan
10 mins to edit
on ipad and imove
We had the opportunity to show it to the rest of the group, in this we had to prove we made a storyboard, and planning whilst the lecturer judged us and notes down our participation
After we screened them in a tv studio We then got told to head to a performance studio to analyze an Alfred Hitchcock film. We watched the first 10 mins of Marnie, a film about a lady stealing money who dresses up with blonde hair. Featuring Sean Connery. we analysed the sound, editing, mise en scene and characteristics in individual groups to then share them.
After that, me and Matt went to get lunch and then was the interviews which were very relaxed, almost like a genuine conversation. i talked about Gone girl, Alfred Hitchcock film named ‘the lady vanishes’ and the spectre opening title sequence.