Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Production Grade: 75/100 (B)

Planning: 20/20
Film: 26/40
Poster: 7/10
Radio advert: 7/10
Evaluation: 15/20

Friday, 30 April 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Planning grade: 20/20

Planning for this project was excellent. You worked really well in a team with Grace again this year and you planned carefully every step of the way as evidenced by your posts. Well done.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Poster Advert

This is the film poster that we created as part of our ancillary tasks. We changed the picture slightly compared to when we planned it, as we captured the image to show the path that the two characters are walking along colliding. This gives narrative to the film title "Collision."

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Evaluation Proposal

For my evaluation, I am planning on creating it by speaking into a video camera and then editing the footage using the programme "Final Cut." I will edit the footage using different transitions and effects when talking about the different stages that I went through. These stages will include the different ideas that I initially thought of and why I chose my finaly idea. Using the video camera will make my evaluation very creative and I can use further effects such as putting music in the background and also adding in different print screens of the coursework as it was being made. This could include shots of the story board being shown on screen with me talking in the background.

I think that choosing to do my evaluation in a video format is the best option because it offers a range of different features that I can use, this gives me further practice of using programs that established professionals use in there careers. Furthermore, I can get my points across in the best and most clear way as I will be speaking directly.

Poster Planning

The picture above is the design for the picture we want on our poster. The picture is of two boys walking, but on different sides of the road. the boys in the poster are the two characters from the film and they are on different sides of the road on purpose to show how they dont not know each other and both live different lives.

The second drawing is the design of what is going to be included on the poster. There is the title so the audience know what film the poster is advertising. There is also a review from a leading tabloid paper and a star tating- this is important because the audience can see how the film is rated so they can decidee if they want to watch it. There is the age rating inthe bottom right hand corner, this has been used as it is conventional because every film has an age rating. Furthermore, the two actors names have been included because this once again follows the normal conventions for film posters

Friday, 5 March 2010

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Radio Planning

Radio Advert Script

[Bell rings]

“One town, one school, two completely different individuals.”

“Separated by class, separated by money, but not for long.”

[Car screech]


“When two paths cross”

“A Mace Productions Film starring Matthew Pettifer and Andrew York.”

The radio advert starts with the sound of a school bell ringing, this has been included so the audience immediately know that the film has a link to school and therefore it reaches the target audience.

The dialogue that is used to cause a sense of curiosity for the audience. The voice is speaking slowly and it hinting at different things but nothing is clear. Just before the title of the film is announced there is the sound effects of a car screeching. This is leading the audience to believe that the film is based on a car crash yet the do no know the real meaning so will want to see the film to find out.

Finally, the radio ends with the conventional dialogue of who the film was produced by and the actors starring in it.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Story Board

This is the story board for our film Collision. The first two scenes have been drawn out as they are important to the film. They are important because in the pictures, you can see things that represent Chelsea Fc, this has been purposely done because despite the boys different backgrounds, they still have things in common that they do not know yet. Furthermore, we have drawn out the same thing of the two boys brushing there teeth and then walking down the stairs, this is further portraying how they are the same despite there different social classes and background.

At the end of scene #2, there is a shot of the character from the poorer background standing outside where he lives. This is an establishing shot to show the audience his living conditions compared to the other character who has a very nice detached house with a drive way.

The third scene is footage of the school day progressing. We have included the clock to show the time of the day changing.

The fourth scene that we have drawn is important as it is the scene of the accident. We have drawn out a mobile phone with the words, "i'll be there a.s.a.p." This is showing the audience that the character from the nice backgound is in a rush and will be speeding when he is driving- not giving any thought or concern to those around him. the accident is then drawn with the character from the poorer background getting run over, this is important as this is what starts the two different characters talking to each other.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Target Audience

Who Are The Target Audience For Short Films?
The target audience for short films tends to be people between the groups A and C1 on the social class table, these people may have good educational backgrounds and economical status'. An unemployed person who is considered group E may be a student who is making a short film and targeting it at the more professionals from the higher classes who can invest in the film and the maker. Psychographic types that short films are targeted at are SUCCEEDERS, this is because these are powerful and successful people can look at a short film and decide to invest in it to make themselves more money. ASPIRERS can also be considered as the target audience because they strive for a bigger and better lifestyle and if they see a film that can make them a lot of money then they will also invest in it.

Who Are The Target Audience For Films We Looked At?
The target audience for the short films that we looked at was youths. the youths tended to be between the ages 12 and 18 because they were all still at school.

Who Are You Making Your Film For?
I am making my film for youths who are still at their secondary school and between the ages of 12 and 18. This age range has been chosen as my film is set on school children and showing an important school scenario. Therefore it is important that school children see it. The psychographic categories that youths fit into are TRENDIES, EGOIST, PURITANS, INNOVATORS, REBELS, GROUPIES, DRIFTERS, DROP OUTS, TRADITIONALISTS, UTOPIANS, CYNICS and COWBOYS. 
My film is targeted at all of these because they are all youths who are pleasure seeking, those craving acceptance and those who want the world to be a better place. My film is aimed at these because all of these different categories are found in schools and therefore it is important that all should see it because the scenario in my film could happen to anyone.

How Will You Measure Your Success In Having Made A Product Which Appeals To This Audience?
I will be measuring my success by uploading the video to YouTube and then asking for feedback comments. Alternatively, the film will be shown to a different load of students who can then give honest feedback through email. 

Friday, 12 February 2010

4 Short Films Rivaling

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