Friday, 13 March 2009


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Opening Sequence 2 Evaluation PowerPoint, Q1

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Generic conventions incorporated in our opening sequence include the scene in which Greg's character is introduced with the fan giving him personality.

Monday, 2 March 2009



Evaluation Questions

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?


Friday, 27 February 2009


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

skins opening

The soundtrack on skins is really fast pace. The mood of the music is very happy and cheery, I think this would make the listener interested. I think we could use a similar soundtrack to this because it seems quite easy to do with lots of different sounds and rhythms. There is no diagetic sounds and I think this works however in our idea we have some, but not much. We have decided to keep the soundtrack that we used for our story board because we think that it really suits our film and ideas.
When editing they have added lots of different shapes and effects. There are lots of different colours in front of the actual video, I really like this idea and I am thinking about how we could put something like that in our idea. There are no titles in this opening sequence but our one must have titles because it is a film, we could put effects and colours on the text that are similar to this opening sequence. The opening changes a lot one image doesn't stay for long.
Mise-en scene
In these opening sequences there are lots of props such as alcohol and drugs, we are going to use similar props. It is set in a normal town, there are scenes sometimes inside and out, the video flicks from scene to scene a lot. there clothes are very young and colourful. We are going to use the same sort of clothing. Our scene is taking place inside and outside.
Camera work
I think that they have taken images from the actual series but we are going to be setting up the story so we are going to need to create something that makes more sense and sets up a mood for the viewer. there are not just people in the opening there are lots of different things such as the scene it is set in, there are lots of images with out the people. There are lots of different types of shots such as, close up shots, long shots, medium shots, there are some extreme close-up shots of eyes, mid shots, over-shoulder shots and wide shots. We need to make sure we have a good variety of shots to help create the story and entice the viewer

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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Interesting title sequence

I like the titles in this opening sequence because i think they are original. The titles look like labels from clothing or posters. I think that it is a very imaginative way to show the titles to audience I find that it captures the eye of the audience. I think these titles will influence our titles because we would like to create lots of different ideas, we want different shapes and images as well as different colours and fonts. We would also like to use movement with our titles like this, I think this has given us a lot of ideas.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Film Animatic final 91-03

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Friday, 23 January 2009

Initial Ideas

British social realist drama
Our ideas are based on some films and TV dramas already created such as Skins, Shameless, My Name is Earl and Pineapple Express. We have created a time line to help us with the story board we have thought about the sequence and the characters. Our main characters will be teenagers, the sequence begins the morning after a party at the main characters firends. It then follows him loosing his job because he doesn't wake up until 11:30. We would like to use the idea of a narrator, like My Name is Earl, throughout the sequence. We would like some aspects of comedy but are not sure yet how we should achieve this. After creating the story board we should have a clear idea on what we are creating.

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For our soundtrack we used some acoustic style music which may reflect the final soundtrack, but for now is just an idea as we cant be sure it will go well with our opening sequence. It will be in the background as we will be having narration from the main character.

We have now decided to keep the soundtrack because it really goes with our ideas, we will have to make quite few changes to sync it with our video and edit it to suit the images and titles.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Logo Image

This is the image we created on photo shop for our opening image.

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Friday, 16 January 2009

Opening logo

Loud mouth Productions
We found our logo on google images, we decided to look for mouth pictures because it would be suitable for the film opening we are planning to make. We would like to make a film opening for a film that would be a comedy, but we aren't certain yet. The music we chose to go with this sequence was created by Greg, I think he chose a very suitable piece to go with the sequence. We used traditional effects on the logo to make the mouth become large and comical and the text to change size. I think the text worked really well because it looked as if it were coming out of the mouth. the original picture that we got from google was of a woman with the mouth we used. We cut the mouth out on photoshop and added some effects such as glow.

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Friday, 28 November 2008


Star wars episode IV opening sequence

Camera work and editing
'Star Wars, A New Hope' was released on 27th December 1977, and at this time the camera work and editing was groundbreaking, however compared to the special effects of today's films it is pretty poor.
The camera shots vary within the film, however again these are very simple and plain, such as simple panning, zooms, close-ups and mid/long shots.

'Star Wars' is well known for its famous theme tune, which plays during certain clips of the film, also in the opening sequence. during the opening sequence we have a scene of diegetic speech between two characters. also some sound effects such as lasers and explosions this helps to add realism to the film. however some of the sounds are rather unrealistic in some situations, this may be due to the lack of technology and knowledge in the years in which this film was made.

'Star Wars' is set in outter space, therefore alot of scenery and props were used to create the realism of the film. all the characters in this film has specific costumes which were made aspeshually for the actor/actress. during fighting scenes, stunts were used and explosions were created to, again, bring the beleif that it was actually real.

the lighting used in 'Star Wars' varied from scene to scene. but overall alot of lightening was used within the space ship to help make props and scenery look as if it was in the future. occassionaly less lighting will have been used to create darkness and a scaryier mood for scenes of which fightening, death or sadness accured.

This sequence does not include main titles of producers, directers etc. however it includes the main title 'STAR WARS' which appears on the screen in font that is advertised as a star wars font. the text slowly fades away into the distance, which leads into a brief story description of the beggining of the films storys. this also appears and slowly leads back and fades into the distance.

The opening sequence for 'Star Wars' opens with a descriptions of the beginning of the films story's, this helps the audience to gain an understanding of the film before it has even started. this is good for the younger generation, as it helps them to imagine the scene and story. Stars Wars is a Si-fi.

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