Reece Perrin (1117) , Cigdem Gozubuyuk (0903), Simisola Adeyemi (0688), Jahmell Bernard-Campbell (0784), Hamza: Main Task Coursework 2013/14

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Planning & Research

Reece’s Pitch: Horror: 3 Students have lost their friend in school and go to search for them. They find them tied up next to a hooded figure who looks to kill them. They run out into other parts of the school and the streets. The hooded figure manages to catch them all at the same time and take them back to the room in the school. The students eventually realise that the figure is multiple people and it’s those who were previously bullied by them 4 looking for revenge. The figure unmask themselves and torture the 4 students until they beg for forgiveness, they, however, do not look to forgive them and eventually kill 3 of the 4. The 4th manages to fight back and kill most of the antagonists and escape the school. As they tell their story to everyone else no one believes them and the student believes they’re going insane and they are, eventually, sectioned. In the end one of the hooded figures is seen in the background of the 4th students hospital room looking to kill them. Cigdem’s pitch: A 10-year-old boy named Tom has this obsession with vampires and always talks about vampires to this mum and his 3 best friends. His friends are secretly vampires but Tom doesn’t know this. One day the friends are sick of him talking about vampires so they decide to show him to not believe in the stereotype of how people think vampires are. They call him to meet them up in the park and they transformed into vampires and then Tom secretly gets his wooden steak out and kills his friends because his dad had trained him to slay vampires.   Simisola’s Pitch: The Mancini family own the biggest drug cartel in London however their lives are in danger when a new family, the Romeros arrive on the scene that are desperate who take over the Mancini family business and wealth. When the Romeros kill the Mancini patriarch, the rest of the Mancini family are out for blood and they will stop at nothing to make sure the Romeros pay. Hamza Ach-Charki’s Pitch Two teenagers attempt to steal the Apple computers from their college, the plan was well thought out, after entering the computer room and placing the Apple computer into duffer bags, and make an exit for the college. As they leave the computer room, a teacher enters the class as soon as the two character have left, the teacher then realizes that two computer were missing, as he goes to chase after the two teenagers who have already arrived at the exit, one of the thief’s get out of the college and are able to escape, the other is caught by the staff, now will the teenage thief that got caught, will he give up the details of the other thief Jahmell’s Pitch: Genre: Horror Two sisters, 20-year-old Whitney and 14-year-old Alisha are walking home together on an autumn night. They decide to take a well-known shortcut through their local park when a group of mysterious hooded (and cloaked) strangers surround and abduct them. The strange group perform chilling rituals on both the sisters, separately, until Whitney manages to escape. Unable to find Alisha and being pursued by her captors, a sinister voice whispers to Whitney to leave her sister behind, which she does. Five years later, with Alisha’s whereabouts still unknown, Whitney begins to hear and see Alisha (in a slightly gruesome state) who continuously blames her for her death. However, no one else sees this and begins to question Whitney’s sanity. The ‘spirit’ of Alisha begins to take over Whitney’s body and performs terrifying acts on all of the other family members, killing them one by one. Whitney then becomes a suspect in the murders of her family and also begins to believe that she is guilty herself, sealing herself away from the outside world. It is then revealed that Alisha was actually sacrificed after Whitney left her and now a demon controls her decaying body. The demon seals Whitney within the house and takes over her body, forcing her to torture and then murder herself. We decided to use Jahmell’s pitch because we though it would be the most feasible and lead to the most interesting storyline and has the possibility to end on a cliffhanger which we decided would be a good things or our group. We decided as a group that the 2 main characters that will feature in the opening sequence will both be middle class and that their speech, clothes and actions should reflect this. The actresses should talk with an Estuary English accent, given that they are from South London. They should dress smart casual, no suits, but no tracksuits either.

Production meeting 1 Present (4-12-13) Reece, Simisola, Cigdem, Jahmell

-Progress review

Pitch process: Complete Opening sequence analysis: Due by Friday 6th

  • Cigdem

Researching 3 horror movie opening sequences (4-12-13) Horror movie opening sequence analysis (4-12-13)

  • Simisola

Researching 3 horror move sequences (4-12-13) Horror movie opening sequence analysis (4-12-13)

  • Reece

Researching 3 horror movie sequences (4-12-13) Horror movie opening sequence analysis (4-12-13)

  • Jahmell

Researching 3 horror movie sequences (4-12-13) Horror movie opening sequence analysis (4-12-13)

Opening Sequence Analysis (Product Research):

Reece – A Nightmare On Elm Street In this opening sequence the first thing we see is a man sharpening knives and stitching them to a glove to create a weapon, then it cuts to a close up of the knife glove being plunged through a sheet of cloth whilst a piercing scream is heard to scare the viewer. We then see a woman running through a corridor (most likely running away from something) as we hear a man laughing at her as she panics. As the woman thinks she has escaped we hear the slow/eery music (for suspense and fear) cut off and the man jumps up behind the woman and wakes her up (and we realise she was dreaming). In this clip we are made awareof the main villain: Freddie Kreuger (as it says in the titles running through out), main props: Freddie’s glove. The clips also establishes the narrative as we realise that what Freddie does to people in the dream, happens in reality. I personally feel that this opening sequence is brilliant as it introduces everything that you want it to. It indicates key locations by using camera shots to show us around Freddie’s dreamland. It indicates Key props by giving us a good close up of Freddie’s glove and showing us what it can do. It indicates main characters by showing us plenty of shots of Freddie Krueger. It indicates main themes by showing us the woman’s ripped clothing showing us that dreamland and reality coincide with each other. Halloween In this clip we see everything from the point of view of the villain. We see a man and woman go upstairs together as the villain lurks outside their house, as this happens we hear a high pitched, eery whooshing sound which enhances the feel of suspense and fear throughout the clip. As the villain enters the house we see them head for the kitchen, grabbing a knife and making their way up the stairs towards the woman. They find her she sees him and shouts “Michael” before he stabs her to death. He then makes his way outside where he finds 2 people standing there. 1 person unmasks him to reveal that he is a child. Watching this the viewer understands that “Michael” is to be the main villain throughout the film, however, no main location is established neither are props (it’s not known whether the knife is a constant prop). It also establishes the narrative as we understand that the villain, michael, started killing young and could possibly be traumatised from it. The clip is clever in the respect that it shows the action happening through the villain, “Michael’s”, eyes. Scream In the opening sequence of scream we are introduced to a woman (who isn’t majorly important to the narrative). The phone rings, she answers and it’s a man who is thought to have the wrong number so she hangs up. He rings again (ring tone is diajetic sound) and when she answers she explains that she does not wish to talk to him, no music during this part of the clip is used to add tension to their conversation, her relaxed nature (seen through various . It then cuts to a wide shot of her house (to establish location) and immediately cuts back to her turning on her hob (the noise is evidently there to make us jump). The man rings again and she answers, she explains that she is settling down to watch a scary movie as she begins to settle into the conversation we get a wide shot of her subtly playing with a knife, a possible hint to the film’s scary nature. He asks her name because he wishes to know he his is “looking at” (at this point we get a deep bass tone, non-diajetic, to change the tone) and we see she is disturbed (through a close up of her face). He rings back and she instantly hangs up. When he rings again, he is intimidating and makes it known that he is playing some sort of game. She runs to lock all her house doors and hangs up again. When she runs to call the police she breaks down (seen through mid shot) as she hears the phone ringing again, the man on the phone obniously knows the woman as he guesses the name of her boyfriend, she turns around and sees her boyfriend dead and disembowled on the patio . We are then introduced to the villain (through a mid shot of his body) as he smashes through her window and runs through her house as she hides in the kitchen. She runs out into the garden, sees someone is turning up on her driveway and heads towards them, but before she gets there the villain catches her and stabs her. Her parents enter the house as she tries to shout for them, she is then knocked to the floor and stabbed again. Her parents see that someone has broken in, panic and try to call the police but get the woman on the other line, dying. The phone cuts off and the mother heads outside to find the woman strung up on a tree, dead. In this clip the villain is established and we get a good close up of their face, a key prop is also intoduced: The villain’s costume. However the only notion of a narrative we get is that the villain is out to kill, no reason is give as to why but we assume that the villain will kill again and possibly kill those related to the recently dead woman. The editing in this includes quick cuts between camera shots which indicates a fast paced film, no transitions are used, it seems they aren’t needed. We do see her house however, no key location is indicated and because it’s just the opening sequence we cannot assume the house will be visited again. It is not known whether her house is a key location, so the clip cannot be praised for introducing that. We are, however, made aware of main characters like the masked man. Cigdem- Saw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAWK9V9Hk_A In this scene there are two men and one of them wakes up in a bathtub and there’s another man sitting. Both men are chained in a bathroom and are each given instructions from a  recorder explaining how to escape. Adam is told he must escape the bathroom, while Lawrence is told to kill Adam before a certain time, or Lawrence’s family will die. The man in the middle is seen to be as if he is shot and blood all over him. In his hand he has the recorder and a gun. Mise-en-scene It is made clear that it is set in an industrial bathroom as the man wakes up in a bathtub and there are toilets and a bathtub making it clear that it is set there. The time period is not made clear in Saw as the opening scene is set in an industrial bathroom it is in a closed area. There are no windows or doors to see any sunlight or darkness from outside. The ideas of the main characters are made through their speech and their actions. Adam who is the man who wakes up in a bathtub is seen as an aggressive and impatient man as he screams for help whilst trying to pull the chain and when he wakes up from the bathtub he is the only one who speaks and panics. Lawrence is a man who is patient and much more bright as seen when Adam panics and screams for help Lawrence tells him that nobody could hear him. The genre of the film is horror and it is established by the dead body in the middle of the room and he deep scary voice in the recording that tells Adam and Lawrence on how to escape. Adam is told he must escape the bathroom, while Lawrence is told to kill Adam before a certain time, or Lawrence’s family will die. The man in the middle is seen to be as if he is shot and blood all over him. In his hand he has the recorder and a gun. It is made clear that it is set in an industrial bathroom as the man wakes up in a bathtub and there are toilets and a bathtub making it clear that it is set there. The time period is not made clear in Saw as the opening scene is set in an industrial bathroom it is in a closed area. There are no windows or doors to see any sunlight or darkness from outside. The ideas of the main characters are made through their speech and their actions. Adam who is the man who wakes up in a bathtub is seen as an aggressive and impatient man as he screams for help whilst trying to pull the chain and when he wakes up from the bathtub he is the only one who speaks and panics. Lawrence is a man who is patient and much more bright as seen when Adam panics and screams for help Lawrence tells him that nobody could hear him. The genre of the film is horror and it is established by the dead body in the middle of the room and he deep scary voice in the recording that tells Adam and Lawrence on how to escape. The key location is introduced, as there is a both main characters are in the industrial bathroom. One of the key characters who are Adam wakes up in a bathtub full of water is who he is introduced. The other key character that is Lawrence is introduced as he wakes up chained and sees Adam across the room and the dead body in the middle of the room. There is no relationship between the key characters Adam and Lawrence, as although they are demanded to kill one another to survive Lawrence seems much more brighter than Adam and keeps clam to think about what he could do. But Adam panics more and without thinking he tries to pull the chain but he is not strong enough. The genre of the film is horror and this is established through the camera shot of the dead body in the middle of the room. The spiral at the beginning then the bird’s eye shot of the dead body showing it is a horror movie and it is going to frighten people. Dialogue is used to create ideas about the key characters. For example, when Adam first speaks his voice is very loud making him looking like he has a higher status then Lawrence. Lawrence has a calm not so loud or not so quite voice and when he says that no one could hear Adam screaming for help this makes the viewers have an idea that Lawrence is a bright and calm person. Adam shouts whenever he speaks making the viewer having an idea that Adam is an impatient and futile person. Scream- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3lSvJ5RXKA In this scene Drew Barrymore who plays a high school student Casey Becker. Casey Becker gets ready to watch a scary movie home alone so she gets popcorn ready and she receives a flirtatious phone call from an unknown person, asking her, “What’s your favorite scary movie?”. After the questions asked gets threatening and Casey shuts the phone on the unknown callers face. The unknown person calls back and asks what her name is to know who their talking to. The situation quickly escalates out of control as the caller turns upsetting and threatens her life. The voice on the phone then reveals that her boyfriend Steve is being held hostage. He asks questions on horror movie but she answers most of them correctly. But after failing to answer a question correctly about horror films, Steve is murdered. It is made clear that the film is set in a house as there is a long shot of the house at the beginning of the opening scene which sets where the film is going to be set in the house. Also the main character is in the house walking around the living room and the kitchen also making it clear that it is set inside the house.The time period of the film is late at night this is made clear in the film as when the main character is talking on the phone you could see that the patio in the background where it is dark. Also when there was a long shot of the house you could also see the stars and the dark sky, which again suggests that it is late at night. The main characters are the girl who is home alone, the voice on the phone and the boyfriend of the girl who gets killed. The boyfriend in the clip is seen dead in the patio we don’t have any ideas about him apart from the when the girl tells the voice on the phone that her boyfriend is a football player and starts threatening the voice on the phone. The girl is seen a naive girl as when the voice on the phone speaks to her in a flirty way she smiles and carries on speaking to him. The girl also is getting prepared to watch a horror making the viewer have an idea that she’s young and enjoys watching horror movies. The voice on the phone is vile and older men these ideas are established as he has a deep voice making him sound mature and old. The voice on the phone also starts shouting when he threatens to kill the girl’s boyfriend making him sound vile. The genre of the film is horror this established from the threatening from the voice on the phone and also the death of the boyfriend being watch by his girlfriend, which is cruel and disturbing. The dialogue between the voice on the phone and the girl creates the idea to the viewer that the girl is naive as she carries on speaker to a stranger that she doesn’t know on the phone and tells him her name and what she’s doing without knowing who she is talking to and what his name is. The idea of the voice on the phone being cruel and vile as he threatens the girl that he will kill her boyfriend if she gets a questions wrong from the three questions that she’s going to ask her. Sinisterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf1S81eEqNQ In this scene we are introduced with a family of four standing beneath a tree with hoods over their heads and nooses around their necks. There are in the middle of the woods alone hanging from a tree. An unseen figure saws through a limb acting as a counterweight, causing their deaths by hanging. The key location is the woods as he opening scene has a family of four standing beneath a tree. The key characters are introduced as the family of four is standing beneath a tree with hoods over their heads although we can’t see their faces we can see that the family of four is the key character in this scene as they are the only people who are present. It is clear that the film is set in the woods as the opening scene is set in the woods throughout the opening making it the key location and where the key characters are introduced. The time period is set at night, this is made clear as the long shot of the tree and the family of four beneath it are not seen clearly as it is dark and late at night which suggests that the film is set at night. The genre of the film is horror this is made clear through the family being alone with hoods over their heads and randomly they are hanged. Jahmell The Ring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQty9shk_A8 The opening sequence to this film is packed full of false scares, slowly building a sense of tension and suspense within the audience. The anticipation of a per-described death leaves the viewer constantly waiting for the inevitable to ensue. What this film lacks in terms of pure horror and gore, it makes up for in anticipation, making the death that ultimately arrives that much more exciting. Ghost Ship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om_o4YcCqWk This opening sequence doesn’t shy away from using any gore, and cuts right to it. With the cable on the ship instantly slicing through all but one of the passengers, the film provides an intense shock factor. The audience is left shocked by the fact that the film is so quick to the punch. 28 Weeks Later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eFjD5S6BhU The opening to 28 Days Later‘s sequel is made memorable through its intense nature. The pure brutality of the attacks on the survivors of the Rage virus makes for ‘peering-through-your-fingers’ movie watching. The combination of suspense and action effectively creates a clear tension from the offset. Even viewers who have not seen the originator will be gripped by this opening.

Simisola’s Opening Sequence Analysis

GHOST SHIP OPENING SEQUENCE http://youtu.be/om_o4YcCqWk The opening sequence of “Ghost Ship” appears to be quite relaxed and we see people of different ages slow dancing which creates a warm, romantic atmosphere on the ship. However, the first few minutes of the opening sequence is a ruse to give the audience a false sense of security as everyone looks happy, relaxed and comfortable which later makes it scarier when the typical conventions of a horror movies are suddenly shown in the scene allowing the audience to be tense and uneasy. Personally, I think the opening sequence is used well to identify main characters because the other characters on the ship die but the little girl is the only one that survives so through the survival of the little girl, it is implied that the girl could be the main character. The font used for the title is somewhat misleading because it isn’t what you will expect a horror movie to use. It is written in a calligraphic style and written in pink, giving a misleading impression of another genre e.g. romance, to the audience. The diagetic sound of the jazz music used in the opening sequence which is sung by the female singer on board does not correspond with the horrific massacre at the end but it does match the setting of the cruise which creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The sound of laughter and chatter of the passengers again is used as a purpose to emphasize their cluelessness as they don’t know what horrific incident is coming. The diagetic synchronous sound of the lever helps to underline the dramatic passage from tranquility and happiness into chaos, horror and death. This combined with the mechanical sounds of the churning machinery being intensified over the now faint background music creates suspense. The final piece of diagetic synchronous sound the audience hear is the little girl screaming which shocks the audience as the audience were not expecting anyone to be alive after that horrific incident however the surviving character – the little girl- allows the audience to emphasize with her, which in turn fulfils the codes and convention of a horror movie as it shows her weakness and helplessness as a child and ends the opening sequence on a tragic note as she is surrounded by dead bodies and the outcome of the incident. Throughout the movie, diagetic sound is used and we can see how sound gradually goes from happy chatter to woeful noise which creates a disorientated mood for the audience because before the incident no-one was expecting such a horrific massacre to take place and a cruise ship which was full of laughter and joy is now full of dead bodies, murdered in the most nauseating way. Throughout the beginning of the sequence, continuity editing is used creating a sense of tranquility and normality as the passengers enjoy their on board experience and it is used to create a false sense of security as the continuity editing implies that the fun they’re having on the cruise ship is not going to end however the audience see that this is in fact not true as the fun comes to an end as quickly as it started. The fast pace editing showing the heavy machinery going back and forth and the dancing passengers creates a strained atmosphere as the audience awaits what is going to happen next. The use of slow motion with the special effects of the victims dead on the ground with their bodies slashed in half from the machinery accentuates the result of the horrific incident combined with the close up shots of the dead bodies and red blood which ultimately creates a nauseating and grim scene which leaves the audience feeling uneasy and uncomfortable. An underwater shot is what the audience first see and although the sea is supposed to be calm, there are bubbles shown which implies that there will be trouble. The dark clouds in the distance can connote the dark and evil experience the characters will face. A high-angle shot is used to create the establishing shot where the audience see the characters having a good time generally on board of a ship. The key location is introduced from the beginning of the play and the title goes together with the location and through the setting and title, the audience know that most of the action, if not all will be taking place on the ship. A panning shot is used along the side of the ship where the audience can see the ship is well decorated and well lit and a female singing jazz music allows the audience to be relaxed. A high angle shot is used to show the wire in focus and a slow motion is used to show the detail of the wire and to show that something unusual and dramatic is going to happen. The moment the wire is shown, it is evident that the audience will now experience the typical convention of a horror movie as the background singing suddenly goes faint and all the audience can hear is the grinding of the wire, which creates a sinister atmosphere. The building of tension in this scene follows up the action that leads to the massacre of the ship passengers. Finally, the convention of the horror movie is used when mise-en-scene is taken into consideration when the blood of the dead passengers is leaking on the wire showing the aftermath of what has happened on the cruise ship. The overall setting of the luxurious cruise ship combined with the attire and the grace in which the passengers move creates an air of wealth and opulence as their class is shown through their formal yet glamorous and expensive outfits. The symbolism of the pink flowers connotes a serene environment however this again lulls the audience to believe that the ship is a safe and comforting place but the shot of the passengers being killed by the machinery shows the end of happiness and normality. The setting of the then beautiful and warm white cruise ship now covered and dripping blood highlights the aftermath of the massacre and now acts as juxtaposition to the previous setting before the horrific incident. The red dress and gloves of the jazz singer aboard the ship gives connotations of an alluring and seductive personality. Also, the singer’s red dress could connote danger and blood and could be used as a way of foreboding the massacre. THE RING OPENING SEQUENCE http://youtu.be/3BDKXyTCe54 In the opening sequence of The Ring, we see the camera zoom into the mansion and the environment in which the movie is set in is quite dark showing that the movie is a horror movie. The location of the movie can be concluded that it is a place where something sinister will take place because of the low-key lighting which causes a chilling atmosphere. The shot goes up to show a mansion, and the camera gradually zooms in. The zoom is a point of view shot, almost as if someone is watching the house. When the audience are introduced to the house and the girls, a two shot is used to show the reaction of the blonde girl to what the dark haired girl is saying and the blonde girl looks frightened showing the weakness of her character. The gradual zooming of the camera is continued, until it reaches a close up of the dark haired girl’s face, which creates suspense as all the focus of the shot is on her while she tells the scary story. Furthermore, a close-up shot of the girls’ faces is used to show their reactions when the phone starts ringing later in the opening sequence, then the shot cuts and zooms to the clock on the bedside table which reads the time 10 o’clock, which is late enough in the night for someone to be calling. Furthermore, a close up shot is used to show the girl walking down her stairs stealthily- the only sound is still the phone ringing creating even more tension. When the girls go downstairs to go and see who is calling, the shot starts at the character’s feet and then pans up to her body, and this slow camera work adds to the feeling of being watched and creates a nervous atmosphere. As the ringing continues, the phone becomes the main focus of the shot, and the background is blurred out. The time taken between them hearing the ringing and answering the phone is drawn out in order to create suspense and tension, and prepare the audience for something to happen. When the dark haired girl picks up the phone an anti-climax is used to diffuse the tension after the girl on the phone pretends it is the person from the video from the story she was telling her friend, when it is in fact one of the parents. Afterwards, the blonde girl is left on the phone with her parents downstairs, and previously she has been pointed out as the weak character, this creates tension and the audience expects something to happen to her as she’s the most vulnerable. There is still no sound other than her talking, and the background silence makes the audience agitated. Once again, the camera gradually zooms in from the hall, which enforces the feeling that she is being watched. The camera follows the girl as she walks across the kitchen and as she does so, the interference of the TV disrupts the silence that surrounded the house. On the TV screen, nothing is showing but fuzzy pixelation creating even more suspense. The camera pans round the corner of the door frame and through the shot; it is shown that there is no one else in the room which gives no explanation as to why the TV is on. When she switches off the TV and the TV switches itself back on, the camera zooms in on her reaction as the noise of the TV gets louder which adds to the suspense and makes the audience eager to find out why and how the TV turned on. A high angle shot is used when the blonde girl looks upwards the stairs. This represents that the character feels defenceless and weak and when she reaches the top of the stairs, her shaking hands hold on the door know for a while. This connotes the fear that’s going through the blonde girl’s thoughts The background sound of rain can be heard at the beginning of the opening sequence which is an example of pathetic fallacy (the weather representing the mood of the scene) which puts the audience on edge. A diagetic sound is used when the phone rings at the beginning of the scene, from another room which makes the girls stop what they are doing and listen, which creates tension because the girls look scared to pick up the phone which makes the audience wonder who is ringing, playing on the emotions of the audience as it makes the audience apprehensive. The suburban mansion with only the two girls in it shows that they are more vulnerable to any situation that might occur. The two girls are in school uniform which allows the audience to know they’re teenagers which makes them seem innocent and vulnerable and allows a young audience to emphasize with the characters. The room of the girl is very stereotypically presented to the audience, with the bed and bedside table with beauty necessities on it; this creates a sense of a normal life which sets the scene up for something to happen to break the normality. As the scene is set at night it adds to the suspense; night is usually used in horror films to introduce fear as it plays on people’s fears of the dark. The two girls in the bedroom watching TV are seen home alone which sets the mood that something sinister is going to happen. The only source of light is coming from the television and a dull lamp which puts the room in a dark green shadow. When the girl on the bed turns the TV off, the screen becomes black showing once again that something bad is going to happen. The names of the two girls are never introduced, which shows the audience that the girls may die at some point. When the TV is turned off, there is even less lighting making the girl with dark hair look quite threatening and evil as she relates the scary story to her friend. The pace of editing used in the opening sequence is quite fast and this adds to the tension of the scene. The quick editing further creates suspense and makes the audience unsure of what is going to happen next in the plot. Further down the line of the scene, the editing slows down to suggest that an event will occur which makes the audience feel uncomfortable. SCREAM OPENING SEQUENCE http://youtu.be/G3lSvJ5RXKA The opening scene of Scream starts when the title shows up first in white on a black background, but then as we hear a gunshot it starts flashing in red, which later becomes a full red font. This font suggests blood, which is a typical convention for a horror film allowing the title to create suspense before the movie begins. After the titles, the scene quickly cuts into a close up shot of a telephone ringing and a slow pan is used to show Drew Barrymore’s character and her character is revealed to be a blonde teenager who will later become one of the many victims in the movie. As Casey talks to the caller on the other end, the voice of the person on the phone sounds husky and scary whereas Casey’s voice is pleasant which foreshadows that the caller on the phone will be the faceless antagonist in the movie. After Casey hangs up the phone the second time, the audience get a pan to show the exterior of the house which then leads into a long shot from the outside of the house showing a swing set in the garden, which is gently swaying suggesting that it is either a generally windy night or maybe someone has been on/near it. As we follow Casey through the house, the atmosphere in the scene tenses even more when the anonymous caller said “I want to know who I am looking at” the camera zooms into her face to depict the fear on her face, which allows suspense and tension to build. As the atmosphere in the movie becomes uncomfortable for the audience, we see fog in the garden, which is used to create a foreboding feeling and as a way to increase darkness generally around the location. The creaking of the swing further creates more tension for the audience. The diagetic sound of the voice on the phone without the face of the character speaking creates a daunting atmosphere for the audience. As the movie advances, the diagetic sound of the character making popcorn while she talks on the phone to the faceless character allow the audience to know that something blood-curdling is going to take place. The voice of the unknown man has a deep voice to cause the audience to feel uncomfortable. This therefore contrasts to the softer sounding voice of the innocent Drew Barrymore The movie is located in what seems like the suburbs, I came to this conclusion because of the exterior shots of the house used in the movie, which sets the conventional scene of a blonde girl that will later become one of the many victims in the movie. Casey also plays with a kitchen knife while she talks to the anonymous caller. This scene is ironic because both of the characters are talking about “Nightmare on Elm Street” where Freddie Kruger who played the antagonist in that movie had knives for fingers in which he used to kill his own victims so the knife is foreshadowing that Casey is also going to die by a knife. The character is dressed in a creamy-white jumper which shows that she’s comfortable in her surroundings which lulls the audience to a false sense of security because as the movie advances the audience see that this is not the case as she will later become a victim of murder. The movie Scream has been successful because it stays within the conventions of a horror movie because it uses elements such as the mise-en-scene of the house and the costume of the girl to create a false sense of security for the audience as it leads them to believe that the character us safe in her own house. Furthermore, in the movie, the editing is fast paced and cuts from scene to scene however it somehow prolongs what the characters are awaiting to happen as the scene leading to the initial incident is dragged out and keeps the audience on the edge of their seats

Production Meeting 2: 13/12/13

Present: Hamza, Cigdem, Reece. The 3 of us will make decisions on behalf of the other 2.

Reece will detail his research into the cinema audience and place it on the blog today with screen grabs of graphs/charts. Done

Need to organise focus group survey at least 2 people have to attend/organise it.

Production Meeting 3: 24/1/14

Present: Jahmell, Simisola, Reece, Hamza, Cigdem Presentation of plans for developing the opening sequence Mise-en-scene: We felt Jahmell’s pitch needed to be more detailed as his descriptions were a bit ambiguous. For example, he described a dress as “tattered” which is descriptive but not enough. he needs to go into more detail, for example, a RED or CHECKERED, tattered dress. So he is applying that to his work. Camera Work: Camera shots require specification within the storyboard. The storyboard needs to be developed into something more descriptive, Reece also needs to describe both the beginning and the end of the shots.

Audience Research:

Secondary Audience Research:

Reece Cinema Audience Research (Audience Research):

What types of film have been the most popular over the past three years? Action/Adventure/Thriller/Drama were the most popular genre of film over the past 3 years with the likes of Clash Of The Titans, Iron Man 2, Fast And Furious 5, Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 and Sherlock Holmes 2 taking the top spots throughout the months. What age group has made the most visits to the cinema? 35+ (years) is the most popular age group going to the cinema just above 15 – 24.  Perhaps because they are more independent than younger children.     https://cdcaines.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/screen-shot-2013-12-13-at-14-21-151.png Whether cinema is more popular among males or females? According to statistic, cinema is more popular amongst females. (322/600 were female as opposed to the 278/600 that were male) What class background a cinema audience is most likely to belong to? https://cdcaines.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/screen-shot-2013-12-13-at-14-26-551.png More upper class members of society are shown to attend cinemas more (maybe because they have more money) especially in the art house (because it would show more operas & documentaries and that appeals more to them). However we do see an increase in lower class members attending a regular cinema where it is more likely to show just films. What type of cinema a particular audience member is likely to go to? An upper class audience member is likely to go to a cinema that shows more operas and documentaries as that would likely appeal more to their taste than a cinema that just shows films because they are more cultural. The same could also be applied to older members of cinema audiences as they could enjoy it more. A younger and lower class member is more likely to go to a cinema where they just show films as it would appeal more to their nature as they are used to watching films no matter the genre. Use Graphs For Reference.  Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 12.10.32Screen Shot 2013-12-13 at 14.21.15 Graphs from pearlanddean.com

Primary Audience Research

Questionnaire results (Audience Research)

Cigdem- 17/12/13 All of the females aged 13-18 spend at least once a week, 3/5 females spend 3 times a week on leisure activities. 4/5 of the people we gathered to ask about what genre film  they enjoy to

Reece  –

Out of all the people that took the questionnaire, 3 were male and 2 were female. The 3 males tend to enjoy sport and gaming whilst the female 2 sided more with the socialising, T.V and also gaming. Both genders also enjoyed leisure activities at least 1x a week with the exception of 1 male and 1 female choosing 3x a week. Of the 5, 2 were of African descent, 2 British and 1 European. 1 was aged 30 – 40, 1 was aged 19 – 24 and 3 aged 13 – 18. 4/5 of them went to the cinema once a month and the other about once a year (the 25 -35 year old). All of the hobbies seemed to match with the majority picking socialising and watching T.V with the exceptions (1/the 5) also choosing shopping and excersising. All participants chose T.V as their primary source of media with 4/5 choosing magazines, newspapers and computers and 3/5 choosing gaming and 1/5 choosing radio. The 3 aged 13 – 18 all picked horror, drama and thrillers as their favourite movie genre and decided against rom coms. The 1 aged 19 – 24 also chose horror and thriller as their favourite genre of film but decided against drama and the last 1 aged 25 -35 chose drama and rom com but decided against horror. This indicates that horror is more popular amongst the younger audiences and that our film could appeal to them more. Of those that took the questionnaire 4/5 earned £10,000 – £25,000 whilst the other earned £30,000+. This indicates their social status and class, those that earned less are working class and the one that earned more is more middle class. This may not be the case but, assuming that it is, with the information that the 4 that earned less chose horror and the 1 that earned more did not could indicate that the working class prefer the horror genre to the more middle class. With the knowledge that the working class prefer horror could help us and we would appeal to a more working – middle class audience. To do this as a group we have decided to use younger actors, this could make the younger audience feel they are being represented as a community and therefore would appeal to them. We would also use actors that appear to be working – middle class. By this I mean the actors/characters could wear smart casual clothes, maybe smart jeans/trousers with a shirt or smart black jacket. They could also talk with a london accent (everyone who took my questionnaire lived in london so although it could not reflect against any other information it influenced our choice for the accent) but not too an extent where it is instantly recognisable to portray working class characters with a middle-class edge. Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.09.43Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.11.40Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.11.32Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.11.24Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.11.17Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.11.06Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.10.59Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.10.49Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.10.33Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.10.21Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.10.06Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 15.09.57

Focus Group Survey Research:

Our participants during our focus group survey felt uncomfortable in being recorded (face or voice) so we decided to just record their results on paper. We showed them the opening sequence to Scream (1996) and asked them a series of questions to help influence us in making our product. The form we used can be found here: What Did You Think About The Music Used In The Clip What do you think about the music used in the clip?: Participant 1: “The use of strings when the woman is panicking adds tension to the scene and evokes fear and makes me scared.” Participant 2: “It’s just general horror film music, it’s how it should sound if it wants to make me scared” How do you think they presented key information for the film in the clip?:  Participant 1: “The fact that we get a glimpse of the killer’s voice is good and gives us some idea of who is out to get her” Participant 2: “We get a glimpse of who the killer’s victims could be and who he is out to get.” Do you think the genre is presented well? How?: Participant 1: “Yes, I just get the feel of horror.” Participant 2: “Yes, The fact that the woman was scared for her life indicates that it is a horror.” How was the acting?: Participant 1: “Spectacular, I really get the feel of how scared the woman is.” Participant 2: “Brilliant, I understand how intimidating the killer could be.” How do you feel watching this scene?: Participant 1: “Relatively scared, but I’ve seen scarier.” Participant 2: “I was scared, it was tense. But i have seen scarier films.” What we could use from this: The fact that one of the participants liked the idea of the strings and it created tension means that we could use similar music in our film for the same effect. We could also show the killer as a was of intimidating our audience. The idea is not to scare our audience too much so we could replicate similar features from Scream as it did not seem to scare our surveyors that much. We could show intimidation in our protagonist’s face as that seemed to strike fear into our surveyors, perhaps they sympathised with them.  

Our audience research only clarified our target audience should be young and of working/middle class status. No real changes will have to be made to our product with this knowledge.

Production Meeting 08/01/2014:

Present: Jahmell, Simisola, Cigdem, Reece.

In this meeting we will assign roles to each member for the filming process. We will also review the progress to date.

We decided that Cigdem will edit the final product because she felt more confident with Final Cut Pro. We decided that both Hamza and Simisola would take on sound because the idea of creating music and sound effects appealed to them. We thought Jahmell could take on mise-en-scene because it was his pitch therefore he had a better picture in his head as to what the characters could be wearing and where they were etc. We decided that Reece would take on camera shots because he was confident and comfortable in using a camera.

Reviewing our progress, we understand that our blog, although fairly well structured, needs improvement in terms of getting people to navigate around. Hamza and Simisola need to put their opening sequence analysis on the blog with the agreed method. Jahmell, Reece and Cigdem have uploaded their opening sequence analysis but need to edit it to the agreed method such as including information about camera shots, editing and sound and how it reflected on the narrative.

Simisola: Sound Cigdem: Editor Jahmell: Mise-En-Scene Reece: Camera Person Hamza: Sound

COURSEWORK JOB ROLES

Hamza: Role of Sound Person As the sound person in my group, I am required to carry out the following tasks:

  • Make decisions about all of the sounds that will be used in the opening sequence.
  • Produce the script.
  • Present the script to their group for feedback.
  • Record all of the sound effects to be used in the opening sequence.
  • Create the music track using Garage Band for the opening sequence.
  • Load the sound planning paperwork onto the group’s Blog page.
  • Record all of the sound during the group’s production shoot.
  • Produce an explanation of the sound production progress during the shoot.

Simisola: Role of Sound Person

As the sound person in my group, I am required to carry out the following tasks:

·      Make decisions about all of the sounds that will be used in the opening sequence – Completed on January 8th 

The sounds that will be used in our opening sequence include a cathedral organ. After watching various horror movies, we noticed that the most common instrument used in most horror movies include a violin, cello and piano so we decided to incorporate it into our movies. The sound effect we used include a heartbeat and screams e.t.c

·      Produce the script – Completed January 15th

 

SCRIPT – SIMISOLA

Scene 1: The location – Graveyard The graveyard is morbid and dark and is supposed to be a fearful place for both the characters and the audience. The light at the start will be used as a way to present a false sense of security to the characters and the audience.

Alisha

“I told you we should have left earlier but like always you didn’t listen to me! Now, it’s getting late and mum is going to be worried. Ugh! She is going to nag!

Whitney 

“Jeez, I know! Let’s go through the shortcut so we can get home quicker

Alisha

You mean the….graveyard?! You know I hate going through that graveyard. It freaks me out!”

Whitney

Well, it’s the only way we can get home on time so we either go through the graveyard or we are late and mum tells us off. What do you choose?”

Alisha 

Fine!” (Alisha runs past her Whitney into the graveyard)

Whitney

“Why are you running though?! Don’t leave me behind?! What happened to sisterly love?!”

Alisha

But I thought you said that we should be fast! (sarcastic) (Alisha’s phone rings. She picks it up)

Whitney

Alisha, stop being so spoilt and stop talking on the phone! You can talk to your little friends when we get home”

(Abductors hiding in the bush)

Alisha

Argh, you’re so annoying! (Cuts the phone off in a huff) (Cuts to the man who arganises the abduction)

Strange Man (on the phone):

Find them…..Kill them. (Cuts back to the graveyard)

Alisha

 I hate this way. It’s so creepy (shivers). I feel like the dead are watching us (makes a ghostly sound)

Whitney

That is not fun….. (speech cuts off as she’s kidnapped)

Alisha

Whitney, why did you stop talking (turns around) if you’re trying to scare me, it won’t work. Whit?…..Fine, when you stop being immature, you can meet me at home 

(Before Alisha leaves the graveyard, the gates of the graveyard closes on her)  

(Screen goes black with the title flashed briefly on the screen.)

·      Present the script to their group for feedback – Completed on January 8th

After presenting the script to the group, they said that I needed to make it longer in order for it to cover the two minute opening sequence. My group commented that it was a good script links back to the plot of the opening sequence.

·      Record all of the sound effects to be used in the opening sequence – Completed on February 14th

No proof as of yet as it is on my computer at school

·      Create the music track using Garage Band for the opening sequence – Completed on February 14th

No proof as of yet because Hamza created it and he is not accessible at the moment.

·      Load the sound planning paperwork onto the group’s Blog page – 

·      Record all of the sound during the group’s production shoot.

·      Produce an explanation of the sound production progress during the shoot.

Pre-Production

At the beginning of the filming of our movie, I and Hamza were given the sound role and we decided to both create our own personal tracks and see which one will work better for our horror movie.

During Production:

My group decided to use Hamza’s soundtrack as his was better than mine as it had a fresher and unique beat that wasn’t typical of a horror movie and seeing as I didn’t have extra time to create another soundtrack so I agreed seeing as my soundtrack had deleted itself anyway and I was given the task of creating the sound effects instead for the group

Post-Production:

The audience liked the soundtrack and sound effects however we have no proof of the sound track that Hamza created as he is no longer accessible and seeing as I saved my sound effects on my school computer, I don’t have proof of the sound tracks and effect however one of my group members, Reece saved it on his USB stick so I have asked him to put it on the blog.

Here are the sounds:

Simisola’s Horror Track:

The Scream:

Hamza’s Horror Track:

Whitney’s Dissapearance:

Reece: Role Of Camera Person

As the camera person in my group, I am required to carry out the following tasks:

  • Make decisions about all of the camera shots that will be used in the opening sequence. Competed As Of 31/01/2014
  • Storyboards:

  • Produce all of the storyboards. Completed As Of 02/02/2014
  • Present the storyboards to my group. Completed As Of 04/02/2014
  • These are the storyboards that I’ve drawn to depict our opening sequence and how it will pan out. It features the 4 scenes, the first one to establish location (the graveyard/park), the second scene to establish the main characters in the film, the third to further the plot and establish the narrative and the fourth for the climax of the opening sequence. The storyboards will not necessarily match the final film 100% as it is just a thought out idea.

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    Scene 2 & Scene 3 & Start of Scene 4

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    Scene 4: The Beginning

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    Scene 4: The End

    • Animatic

    • Produce an evaluated anamatic based on the storyboard.
  • Load the storyboards onto my group’s Blog page. Completed As Of 14/02/2014 (See above)
  • Operate the camera for my group’s production shoot. Completed On 26/02/2014 & 12/02/2014 (1st time we filmed)
  • Illustrated Explanation

  • Produce an illustrated explanation of the group’s shoot progress. Completed on 31/3/2014 The following images depict the progress of our groups shoot with added explanations.
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  • Reece also attended the screening by himself on the 18th of march where he presented the groups film and gathered audience feedback.

Jahmell: Mise-en-Scene Person

Being the mis-en-scene person of my group, my main focuses will be to:

  • Decide on all of the mis-en-scene aspects which are to be used in the opening sequence (costume, props, location, lighting, actors, actors movement, actors make-up) Completed 24/01/14
  • Present the mise-en-scene plans back to my group for feedback Completed 29/01/14
  • Produce the shooting script
  • Post the mise-en-scene paperwork on my groups blog page
  • Arrange and book the required actors for the shoot  – Done by the rest of the group
  • Decide what equipment is needed for the shoot and ensure that it is booked for when it is needed – Done by the rest of the group
  • Ensure all mise-en-scene material to be used in the opening sequence film shoot is present
  • Produce an explanation of the mise-en-scene process during the shoot
  • AS Media Studies – Risk Assessment

Cigdem: The Editor Role

  • Log and transfer the film footage.
  • Produce a paper edit
  • Make decisions about the titling that will be used.
  •  Use Final Cut to edit the film footage following the edit decision list.
  • Add the soundtrack to the film footage
  • Use Motion to produce titling for the film.
  • Post explanations of the edit process on the group’s Blog page.
  • Post the final edit on the group’s Blog page.

Before changes made by the feedback from the presentation (18/03/2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-_uWMe7j8Y After changes made by the feedback from the presentation (26/03/2014) Library Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 09.55.04 The library shows effects, content, presets, fonts, music, photos and other files in Motion. It is where you could select images, texts, photos and music to select onto the main canvas. The library contains the options such as the filters, behaviours and shapes to help ypu add or edit your object that you want to seloect onto the main canvas. HUD (Heads up Display)  Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 09.57.49 The HUD is a window that allows the user to make quick adjustments without having to go through the effort of searching thorugh the menus. If the HUD doesn’t come up then you could click on the HUD tab on the top left corner of the page. The HUD helps you to adjust the selected object with the common controls to make it easier for users. However, users are unable to enter exact numbers into the window. Inspectors Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 09.59.59 The Inspectors is a more detailed version of the HUD where it contains more information on the object. In the inspector you could change the properties, the behaviour and the filter. In properties you could change the position of the object ad rotate it to an angle that you want. Framing  Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 10.23.22 Framing is like a timeline where you could skip to a specific point and see how many frames you have. Behaviours Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 10.13.55 Behaviours contains the options of editing the text by transitions and animations that you could include. Filters Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 10.19.37 Filters are when you play around with the text this includes adding glow or blur to the text. How to add text text1 In order to add text you click on the tab with the ‘T’ on it and then click on the canvas on where you want to add the text and type in what you want to write. How to render render To render you just press Command R on the keyboard and it would give you a render preview and then you click ‘OK’. How to export export   To export

Title of the film: Shortcut.

We decided to call the film ‘Shortcut’ because it is linked to the protagonist’s short lived journey through the graveyard they intended to use as a shortcut to get home.

Progress Review 03/05/2014

Filming is due to start Today, (03/05) in the afternoon and we decided to review our progress so far 

Mise-En-Scene: Due to the fact that the person with the miss-en-scene role is sick and because the location he’s provided for the group to film at, is inconvenient, the group has decided to film in another location where it is more convenient.

Camera Person: Storyboards have been

Evaluation Hamza – Actor Script Actor Script Location – Graveyard. Sisters Whitney and Ashley are making their way home, it’s late so they both decide to take a well-known shortcut through their local park.

  • Ashley –  “It’s getting late, mum’s going to be waiting”
  • Whitney – “I know, quick lets go through the park, and stop walking so slow”
  • Ashley – “Fine!”

Ashley runs past her sister and into the park.

  • Whitney – “Ashley wait!”

Whitney then chases after her, she catches up to her sister who has come to a stop and staring across the park

  • Whitney – “Why are you running away? Come on lets go, why are you stopping?”
  • Ashely – “Look across the park, who is that?”

A hooded figure was standing at the other end of the park, facing them standing still.

SCRIPT – SIMISOLA

Scene 1: The location – Graveyard The graveyard is morbid and dark and is supposed to be a fearful place for both the characters and the audience. The light at the start will be used as a way to present a false sense of security to the characters and the audience.

Alisha

“I told you we should have left earlier but like always you didn’t listen to me! Now, it’s getting late and mum is going to be worried. Ugh! She is going to nag!

Whitney 

“Jeez, I know! Let’s go through the shortcut so we can get home quicker

Alisha

You mean the….graveyard?! You know I hate going through that graveyard. It freaks me out!”

Whitney

Well, it’s the only way we can get home on time so we either go through the graveyard or we are late and mum tells us off. What do you choose?”

Alisha 

Fine!” (Alisha runs past her Whitney into the graveyard)

Whitney

“Why are you running though?! Don’t leave me behind?! What happened to sisterly love?!”

Alisha

But I thought you said that we should be fast! (sarcastic) (Alisha’s phone rings. She picks it up)

Whitney

Alisha, stop being so spoilt and stop talking on the phone! You can talk to your little friends when we get home”

(Abductors hiding in the bush)

Alisha

Argh, you’re so annoying! (Cuts the phone off in a huff) (Cuts to the man who arganises the abduction)

Strange Man (on the phone):

Find them…..Kill them. (Cuts back to the graveyard)

Alisha

 I hate this way. It’s so creepy (shivers). I feel like the dead are watching us (makes a ghostly sound)

Whitney

That is not fun….. (speech cuts off as she’s kidnapped)

Alisha

Whitney, why did you stop talking (turns around) if you’re trying to scare me, it won’t work. Whit?…..Fine, when you stop being immature, you can meet me at home 

(Before Alisha leaves the graveyard, the gates of the graveyard closes on her)  

(Screen goes black with the title flashed briefly on the screen.)

Hamza – Production of Sound

Sound planning

Having produced a plan to my group, i started off my work by focusing on the sounds produced throughout our film, listening to my group they gave me constructive feed back on what type of instruments should be used in my production of the instrumental. I then listened to various soundtracks used in horror films as a form of a guideline. After analyzing the soundtrack, I made notes on which instruments were used, I then realized that there were three similarities in all the soundtracks. Violins, Piano, and the Cello, these three instruments were the base of the sound.

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I located the three main instruments, choosing a cathedral organ instead of a grand piano due to the dramatic affect it adds to the production of my instrumental, and it relates to the theme of horror. Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 10.24.02

Using the keyboard provided by garage band, i was able to create a melody to use as the base of my instrumental Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 10.54.07

Simisola’s Production/Planning of Sound on Garage Band

I am partly responsible for the production of sound for my group’s horror movie, after researching what type of instruments would be best suited to use for a horror movie, I found out that the instruments that would best were instruments such as a violin, a cello and a grand piano so those were the instruments I used for the sound production. However, after listening to different tracks from garage bands, I used instruments such as the conga and different textures to create a more eerie sound for the movie  when I listened to the final product I wasn’t happy with the result because it wasn’t scary enough and after my group listened to the final piece, they decided it wasn’t good enough so i  decided to be in control of the sound effects that will be used for the movie and I let Hamza create the opening sequence soundtrack as his was better.

Construction:

Progress Review 11/02/2014:

We hoped our filming would be finished by now but due to weather problems and problems with making sure our actresses were available on certain days have stopped filming from happening on 2 occasions. We have had to rethink our locations and possibly try to find new actresses but for now everything seems good to start(and finish) filming tomorrow (12th).

12/02/2014:

We have emailed the owners of the graveyard behind the college (St. George’s Gardens) on regards as to whether we can film in there after closing time at 5:00pm. We are hoping to have filming completed by today. We may have to film no matter what the weather and improvise a cover for the camera so it doesn’t get wet.

Production meeting 26/02/2014: Review of progress. Discuss our future plans Present: Cigdem, Reece, Simisola and Jahmell Group: filmed but it was we have decided to film again this afternoon (26/02/2014) if our actresses are available. Jahmell will try to sort out the actresses but if the actresses he has chosen are not available we will have to look for actresses.   Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 10.08.20 This image shows that we are unable to see our actresses due to the time that we filmed which was 6:30pm and we needed light to see them so we used our flashlights on our phones but as we could see here it was difficult and our members of our groups hand with the phone was seen. We all need to bring our questionnaires and record the results and create  graph. Reece is going to do his animatic, Simisola is going to finish off her opening analysis opening sequences, Jahmell is going to , Cigdem is going to create the credits on Motion. Day 1: First editScreen Shot 2014-03-12 at 09.52.12   I have completed the editing of the movie, added all the transitions and now I’m going to add the title and the sound that I am waiting Simisola and Hamza to finish. Cigdem: This is the final edit that I have completed on Final Cut and exported it to youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxE7vuQz1CE

For the groups shoot process look for Reece’s job roles as it contains a illustrated version.

Feedback

After presenting the film at our media screening yesterday (18th March) we received some feedback from the audience here are some of the comments they made after seeing our film: “A few continuity issues but good overall- Use of lighting was great”  “It was a bit hard to understand when it went dark.” “Good. It scared me.” “Well done.”

As a group we decided that it was not feasible to gather the whole cast and completely reshoot and edit our film in the 2 weeks in order to resolve continuity errors as a result of how quick it got dark during our production so we came up with the idea that if a drawn out transition is used between shots where there is a significant change in light it would give the audience an idea that time has passed between the 2 shots and that, in reality, it was likely to get darker.

Audio feedback was gathered from the audience after the screening on the 18th, however, the recording we took came out very very quiet and we are unable to hear what our audience were saying

Evaluation

Reece Evaluation Plan:

Q1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?: Prezi Q2) How does your product represent particular social groups?: Soundcloud Q3) What kind of media institution might distribute your product and why?: Powerpoint Presentation, so I can use images and text. Q4) Who would be the audience for your media product? Audience Profile (an image featuring what the audience would/could look like and describing why them) Q5) How do you attract/address your audience?: I would like to detail this question thoroughly so I’m going to use a Prezi and a Powerpoint. Q6) What have you learnt about technologies in the process of constructing your product?: I want to talk about this question in order to get a lot of information across quickly, so I’m going to do an audio recording and put it on Soundcloud. Q7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?: This question needs a fair amount of writing but nothing to straining and can be done in a Powerpoint Presentation Reece Evaluation Questions: 1)In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. Prezi  If Prezi does not work:http://prezi.com/4s_wtiq2-3mw/evaluation-question-1/ 2)How does your media product represent particular social groups?  Audio Recording (Soundcloud) 3)What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? 4)Who would be the audience for your media product? I decided to do an audience profile as it indicates the image of the kind of person that would be the target audience for my product. Untitled 5)How did you attract/address your audience? After recieving the feedback from the screening I calculated what people felt where the biggest errors in our product and put them into a bar chart for easy access and to see what our biggest outstanding problem was, here it is:

Screening Feedback Bar Chart

Screening Feedback Bar Chart

If Prezi does not work: http://prezi.com/5wnwo1mczdqm/media-evaluation-question-5/ 6)What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 7)Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? This is the evaluation I did for my preliminary task 5 months ago. In the next SlideShare presentation I have discussed what I wished to learn and what I have learned focusing on the improvements section in my preliminary task evaluation. Cigdem’s Evaluation Questions: 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? <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/gozc4335/evaluation-question-2-32779942&#8243; title=”evaluation question 2″ target=”_blank”>evaluation question 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=” 3)What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? https://cdcaines.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/screen-shot-2014-03-28-at-14-40-50.png?w=497%5Bprezi url=”http://prezi.com/vqm5da0dvsxr/&#8221; width=”550″ height=”400″ zoom_freely=”Y” ] 4)Who would be the audience for your media product? 5)How did you attract/address your audience? Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 14.40.50                   6)What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 7)Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Hamza’s Evaluation 1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. http://prezi.com/koeycsn5vnoa/edit/#65_45341393 2) How does your media product represent particular social groups? 3) What kind of media institution might distribute your mediaproduct and why? 4) Who would be the audience for your product?mehttps://cdcaines.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/screen-shot-2014-03-28-at-14-40-50.png?w=497dia product? 5) How did you attract/address your audience? 6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

Jahmell’s Evaluation

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? Shortcut 01 Shortcut 02 Shortcut 03 3)What kind of media institution might distribute your media product? Why? 4) Who would be the audience for your media product? Media Evaluation Question 4 5) How did you attract/address your audience? Media Evaluation Question 5    6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?  7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Capture 01 Capture 02 Capture 03 Capture 04 

SIMISOLA’S EVALUATION PLAN

1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products.Prezi Presentation 2) How does your media product represent particular social groups? Prezi Presentation 3) What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? QuickTime Movie 4) Who would be the audience for your media product? Prezi Presentation 5) How did you attract/address your audience? Slideshare 6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? Audio Embed 7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Audio Embed

Simisola’s Evaluation Answers

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

http://prezi.com/nv7fuzb5nq_0/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy 2) How does your media product represent particular social groups? http://prezi.com/ah8-wfyxgxym/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy                                                                                                                                                             3 ) What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?    4)Who would be the audience for your media product?                                                                                        http://prezi.com/-k40lis19txx/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy 5) How did you attract/address your audience?

6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?


2 Responses to “Reece Perrin (1117) , Cigdem Gozubuyuk (0903), Simisola Adeyemi (0688), Jahmell Bernard-Campbell (0784), Hamza: Main Task Coursework 2013/14”

  1. It is good to see the level of progress being made and your page is really beginning to take shape. There are however a few changes that need to be made:
    FOR THE GROUP:
    Your pitch process should be completed with by indicating which idea was chosen and why.
    Though the sign posting is generally good it can be improved further still by making it easier to see where everything is with the use of larger fonts.
    All of the target audience research should have been done by so the focus group and questionnaire results need to posted asap. The cinema audience research needs to be finished off and you should increase the size of each graph.

    FOR THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE GROUP:
    Hamza and Simisola you will need to produce your opening sequence analysis asap as these should have been done by now.
    Reece, Cigdem and Jahmell you will need to complete your opening sequence analysis in the method agreed.

  2. For the group:
    You will have to present evidence of the work being done in the construction section given that filming has been done and the edit process is underway.

    For the group members:
    Simisola you need to work on sign posting the task that have been completed from your job role tasks.
    Reece you will also have to sign post the work for your job role task.
    Jahmell you will need to present evidence that you are working through your job role tasks.
    Hamza you will need to present evidence that you are working through your job role tasks.
    Gigdem you will need to sign post the work being completed for your job role.

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