Friday, 19 April 2013
This will be our final piece for our coursework as the deadline is today. We are happy with the out come. We added into our sequence each of us presenting our powers in a different way, this was very difficult as we did not have the easiest of powers. However myself and Hayley filmed the powers for Air Girl, Fire Girl and Giggle Girl as Bobbie could not film hers. Holly went to her own house and filmed her power on her own. During school we managed to cut and edit our sequence so it was completed for the deadline.
Friday, 12 April 2013
PART 1 of Evaluation
Rest of the last question-
We listened to the feedback given and also took our time to evaluate and take on board what had been said. To me this has been a lesson that has been learnt and if I was to re do this media product again I would leave myself more time to complete things. I have also learnt from the process of my preliminary task that I should involve myself more and get my views listened too as some of the time the others agreed, despite being assigned roles I felt that I would have liked to have put more input to some of our other tasks and put my ideas out there. My role was the makeup and locations and I felt this was best for me because I like to design things and be able to find the right locations for certain clips. We all had some input to each other’s roles within the group and by the end I think we all decided just to go along and help each other out as we needed to complete this within a short amount of time
In this shot, we decided that I should laugh as I write my name onto the mirror because my power was 'laughing', however this came across to the audience that i was immature and I could not be serious in front of a camera, which is the total opposite to what we tried to achieve with this shot. I felt quite annoyed because of this, purely because the power laughing is difficult to get across without it coming out immature, however I listened to my teachers and came to the decision that if I wanted a better grade I would have to put different ideas into the title sequence.
This was also a bad shot due to the lighting, despite the shot being done so it looks like the morning, it is far too dark and we will have to re shoot this because the other shots of us in bed are quite light and it looks out of place.
I also feel this shot needs to be changed due to the darkness of the top two screenshots against the bottom. Although these were the newest shots we filmed, if we wish to get a better grade we will have to adjust either the lighting or re shoot the whole scene again.
We was told that our title sequenced dropped grades due to it being too short, to over come this we have decided we will add even more shots of the Fantastagirls getting ready, but also make our powers look more like a superhero power rather than just 4 teenagers getting ready.
We also need to re do our story boards as we have re shooted/changed ideas so much over the course of our time to do this task.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
At first our audience for our media product would be young girls aged 10-18. We decided on this because anyone younger than 10 could become exposed to certain crimes, that they maybe too young to understand. We decided girls would be the best gender to aim our media product at, as we have females playing the roles of the characters. We wanted to break the stereotype of superheroes and I believe girls could put their own view across and for young girls they would be able to say that it isn’t just a male role for superheroes. However after our feedback that was given said that our target audience age was too high, we then lowered our ages to meet the target audience of our other films that we researched into, such as ‘ Sky High’ and ‘ The Incredibles’. We also felt we could aim our media product towards families and a lot of children tend to like watching films, similar to ours, with their families. There was also Pester Power mentioned within discussions because we felt that during research that the children often pested their parents to buy certain clothes or toys with their favourite TV show on or the characters and by them doing this the parents then had a feel on what to then buy children. We felt that if we were to aim it also to families that the children would ‘pester’ their parents into buying them either the film or other items related to the media product.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Just our luck, everything goes wrong when we are trying to edit.
We have had problems with the format of our footage because the format is in a format that the macs cannot read, so we had to download a converter. The first time this happened we managed to get the files converted, so today we expected everything to go smoothly as we only have a few hours left.
We started up the macs to find that the converter was no longer on my mac, we then had it re downloaded and tried to convert the files, then we found out, half hour later that we was trying to put the wrong files in the converter, after experiencing that we got the files to work. Then the final cut pro began to crash and we all began stressing. I was on one computer converting while importing files to final cut pro and Hayley was on the other trying to receive the files, this managed to work until we noticed a chunk of the files was missing, so we had to go through the process again until we both had the correct files.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
We have edited the cut outs and various shots that are no longer needed or that have gone wrong and made two seperate videos.
One of which consits of the previous story board recordings that we filmed in Danson Park and during school, which we are no longer using because we felt it didnt fit what we was capiable of doing.
The second consisted of the new story boards that we have recently filmed, these are the correct videos although we had difficulties. So to show you how we over come them from our final product, we decided we should show you what went wrong.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Today we decided to film the first attempt of our new story boards as our original plan did not work as well as we expected. We have our shots of the Fantastagirls walking down the stairs, as individual shots.We have also completed our outfits as we felt our outfits before was not very superhero looking. We decided to have our names printed onto our backs to show the audience the main characters during the title sequence. We have now filmed us doing our daily routine and have snippets of our faces to give away parts of who we are. Throughout our filming things did go wrong, with me, the makeup shots we first planned did not work. We had to re think our shots and came to the decision that I should change how I do my makeup. Over all we are very pleased we have came to the decision of changing our sequence as we feel it has given us more of push to complete the sequence and to get better grades on this and our blog. I feel I am more happy to post successful blog posts to show our progress.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
We have decided to include various shots of a daily routine to show us coming together. We have decided when to film this and have organized our time and have realised we need to put in a lot of effort to get this completed within the time given. so we hope that it will be more successful. The sequence includes each Fantastagirl walking down the stairs after waking up and getting ready without their whole image being shown. We will then have each person doing something associated with their power. For example, me (giggle girl) will be applying makeup which I will then make a mistake and this will lead to making me laugh and will have my name written into the mirror. Hayley (air girl), this includes her getting out of the shower which has been making the mirror steamy and then she will write her name in the steam to give of the affect of steam. Holly, (bubble girl) will be chewing her chewing gum, which will pop and we will edit to write her name. Bobbie, (fire girl) will be eating her breakfast, and her name will appear in the food, which we will shoot hot, and this will create steam, we hope to do this with spaghetti letters . Also in the shot of bobbie we will include a newspaper in the background while she is round the table. This will then lead on to them coming together.
We understand how much work will have to be out in to make this possible and we are prepared to put the effort into making this sequence work.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
We filmed the shots over again to make sure we had an option between each shot.
We also re filmed people on benches reading the Fantastagirls newspapers, we re filmed this because our last attempt was not very good as we panned back and forth and it became shaky and one continuos frame. We did not feel that was at the best we could have filmed so we re filmed it.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
Today we filmed shots of Zoracks dad that had recently saved the day and was being surrounded by fans and reporters waiting for him to explain what had happened that day. We filmed this shot several times in different angles to see what shot came out better. After shooting Zorack from the distance he was watching his dad become surrounded by people, this made him angry so we decided to film Zorack dropping his toy down at the floor upset that his dad is neglecting him.
In the filming we had trouble getting "reporters " for Zoracks dad as people are in lessons or revising after school. We still managed to get the shots we needed. If we was to re shoot we would have made it better planned
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Saul Bass reinvented the movie title as an art form. By the end of his life, he had created over 50 title sequences for Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, John Frankenheimer and Martin Scorsese. Although he later claimed that he found the Man with the Golden Arm sequence "
1936 Wins a scholarship to study at the Art Students' League in Manhattan
1938 Employed as an assistant in the art department of the New York office of Warner Bros
1944 Joins the Blaine Thompson Company, an advertising agency, and enrolls at Brooklyn College, where he is taught by the émigré Hungarian designer and design theorist Gyorgy Kepes
1946 Moves to Los Angeles to work as an art director at the advertising agency, Buchanan and Company
1952 Opens his own studio, named Saul Bass & Associates in 1955
1954 Designs his first title sequence for Otto Preminger’s Carmen Jones
1955 Creates titles for Robert Aldrich’s The Big Knife and Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch. The animated sequence he devises for Preminger’s The Man with a Golden Arm causes a sensation
1956 Elaine Makatura joins the studio as an assistant
1957 Devises titles for Michael Anderson’s Around The World in 80 Days and Preminger’s Bonjour Tristesse
1958 Forges a new collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock by designing the titles for Vertigo. Works with the architects Buff, Straub & Hensman on the design of his home, Case Study House #20 in Altadena
1959 Creates the title sequences for Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder
1960 First title commission for Stanley Kubrick, Spartacus, and the last for Hitchcock, Psycho
1962 Devises titles for Edward Dmytryk’s Walk on the Wild Side and directs his first short film, Apples and Oranges. Marries Elaine Makatura
1963 Stanley Kramer commissions Bass to create titles for It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1966 Directs the racing sequences and devises the titles for John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix
1968 Wins an Oscar for the short film Why Man Creates and develops a corporate identity programme for the Bell System telephone company. Creates an installation for the Milan Triennale, which is cancelled after a student occupation
1973 Designs the corporate identity of United Airlines
1974 Directs his first feature film Phase IV
1980 Designs the poster for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and devises the corporate identity of the Minolta camera company
1984 Creates a poster for the Los Angeles Olympic Games
1987 James L. Brooks persuades Bass to return to title design by creating the opening sequence of Broadcast News
1990 Begins a long collaboration with Martin Scorsese by creating the titles for GoodFellas
1991 Devises the titles for Scorsese’s Cape Fear and a poster for the 63rd Academy Awards. Bass designs the Academy Awards poster for the next five years.
1993 Creates the title sequence for Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and a poster for Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List
1995 Designs titles for Scorsese’s Casino
1996 Saul Bass dies in Los Angeles of non-Hodgkins lymphoma
The two types of typography are;These are - Serif and
Serif is Sans serif with a flick type ends onto the bottom of the lettering which is used to make the font look more fancy and professional.
The two types of typography are;These are - Serif and
Below are examples of these fonts.
Below are examples of these fonts.
As you can see the Serif font has the fancy ending to the letters. Where as the Sans Serif is just a plain block lettering.
As you can see the Serif font has the fancy ending to the letters. Where as the Sans Serif is just a plain block lettering.
These are often the order that the credits will run by.
- Name of studio
- Name of production company
- Producer name
- Staring (starting with the main actors)
- Featuring (featured actors)
- Casting director
- Composer of music
- production designer
- Director of photography
We then looked at an existing production.
- Titles are integrated into sequence (become part of the action)
- Exit screen smoothly looks elegant and could resemble the character who plays the police officer.
- Typography looks stylised and works in sync with music.
- High production value
Font is sans serif
- 60's styled which hints time era of film/setting
- Informal font suggests film wont have a consistent serious tone and elements of humour could be present.
- Smaller words are serif which resembles an old typewriter which again references the 60's and suggests significance of the object in the film.
Today we filmed alot. We have nearly completed our filming and can then move on to the editing of the shots.
Today we filmed the four people sitting on the bench reading our newspapers and we got them in an over the shoudler shot. This worked well despite the weather conditions. We then filmed the girl holding the iphone in an office reading the same article about the 'Fantastagirls'.
So far we are pleased with the progress.
We began filming our newspapers and this didnt go as well as we first thought it would do. The newspapers were too small so they didnt look like proper newspapers, we over come this by using the 'dolly' this made it easier to record the newspaper because we was able to move the camera around without it shaking, by over coming the size problem we decided just to focus on the titles of the newspaper and this was alot easier.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
- cinematography- Bobbie- directing- Hayley- design and props- Holly- location and makeup- Me
We have all been given roles within the group that we feel will fit us and what we can do.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
To me this expression it's completely true, the typography in a film gives the audience an insight of the film and also gives away the genre by the way the lettering is presented.
-'As movies grew more popular, their titles evolved. Movie producers invested considerable sums in film production'
I chose this because back in the day they had very simple title sequences, by this I mean they would be various shapes and colours with the characters and directors names, where as now they have different effects and clips from the film that helps promote the film they are watching the title sequence for.
-'As much as possible, they liked to convey the tone of a movie through the “dressage” of its main title'
I like this quote in the article because I believe that the main title gives the film it's audience, people who wish to see a film will often judge it on their first impressions and that comes under the title name and the way the title presents the film.
-'It could be argued that typography lost importance in this era of title design. The imagery behind the credits received a lot more attention'
I chose this because I didn't realise this until I finished reading this article, I think this is interesting because a lot of people see a film for its title, but the imagery is very important in a film as well, this also gives away the genre and an in sight into the film. The imagery also draws the audience to see the film as they wish to find out later in who that person or what the image is of and how it ties in with the story line and the selected title.
-'As designers have always known, the opening moments can make a deeply satisfying contribution to any film.'
I like this because I also believe that the very first impression for anything should be enough for the audience to wish to see that film, the opening moments are what bring people to want to carry on watching the chosen film. Viewers won't wish to see a film if the opening moments are some what boring or not up to the standards of they first thought.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
The incredible a title sequence is a cartoon animation, through out the title sequence the animation continues but the animation becomes extremely fast so the animation looks almost like shapes. This gives the audience the genre of the film straight away; action and adventure and the target audience being children. The use of bright colours such as red and orange is associated with 'danger' and that ties in with the genre of the film.
Throughout the title sequence the music is kept fast and up beat, this can give viewers an exciting feel to the film. The shots are shown short and quick and in each shot their is a different character pulling a fighting pose, and this could relate to children's books, the one image on each page. By doing this it is showing the viewers the main characters and their different powers that might come with the film, also the characters are pulling a 'punching' pose that ties in with the connotations of a action and adventure film. You also see the villain throughout the shots and this also reinforces the genre of the film.
The typography of this film is big and bold ' The Incredibles '; this is common in a lot of super hero films as it sticks out and gives the impression that because the font it capitalised it could be seen as strong and this gives the typical 'superhero' look, where superheroes are made out to be big and strong. The directors names and other characters in the film have been placed into bold and solid typography, the way the writing is slightly slanted gives an impression of fast movement and this could also show that the characters are always out doing things and like to get things completed fast.
Zorack uses his mind control where he makes people become almost mind clones of himself. The 'sidekicks' of Zorack cause conflict for the fantastagirls as they try to think of ways to defeat Zorack. The 'sidekicks' also have powers but they use them against the fantastagirls when they are on their mission to destroy the machine. When they finally defeat the sidekicks they are faced with Zorack. Together, they set out to destroy the machine and put the magical world at peace. When they arrive they are faced with many decisions.
Zorack wants fire girls power, and says that he will only take her power and then he will leave. The fantastagirls have to choose between themselves and friendship. They realise that they need friendship as they would have never of got far alone. They continue to work together, where they finally use their powers together to defeat Zorack and destroy the machine.
The Budget for our film is £35,000,000 and we have estimated a profit of £80,000,000. We have researched in a film similar to ours 'Sky High' and we have estimated the budget and profit around this film.
Because the film is targeted for a younger audience we can produce merchandise out of it which can also be a benefit in the profit.
Underlying messages within the film:
- friendship, the disruption of loneliness; the impact family has; and jealousy.
Our primary target audience is for the film is for girls up to the ages of 13. We also think that the film can be targeted at family audiences too.
The release date of our film is going to be in August 2013, this is because it will be in the summer holidays and it will be more suitable for children to see it.
The Director of the film is Mike Mitchell because he has previously made films that are similar to ours. For example: Sky High (super heroes), Shrek (younger audience)
Friday, 2 November 2012
In the start of the sequence 'Zombie Land' it starts straight away with the man falling from the building, this shows that the film is possibly violent. They want you to concentrate on the man falling by having him fall in slow motion with ' rock ' music in the background.
My first impression of this film would be that it was an action/horror type film.
We then see a midshot of a man spitting out dark coloured blood. He has blood everywhere, this shows the audience that this film is a horror. Then we see a woman being chased by a 'zombie' looking woman. The woman who is running shows the expression that she is very scared and by her drink coming out of her cup also shows the audience this film is a horror.
By the woman being dressed in light colours and holding a cup of drink can be seen as she is just an ordinary girl.
In the next shot we see a man holding a sign saying ' the end is near' and by the 'zombies' running towards him just goes to show that the sign could be correct. The fear in the mans face shows us that he is scared for himself because of the zombies running towards him. In the background there is a couple looking like they are running from the scene because of the 'zombies',
The next scene shown is a man who looks like he has just come from work, hense the suit he is wearing, and he is being chased my two zombie men. Behind the characters there has been a car set on fire, this gives the impression that the zombies are planning to cause chaois in the city. At this point everything is still in slow motion so you can get a feel of the fear from the characters.
We see a man in a suit, at a wedding and then a 'zombie bride' covered in blood, this is meant to be a innocent day because its a wedding, where as here it is shown to be a disaster. After this we see a nudity scene where there is a woman running with no top on. We can then get a sense that this is a horror film based on the man who is running away, we get that impression because of his facial expressions.
Throughout this sequence we see different characters fleeing from a danger scene and this then rounds up this film is based on Zombies and has a horror genre.
The typography in this film is in red writing, this could be associated with blood and when the colour red is shown it can also mean danger. At the end of the sequence we see a man been thrown on top of as car, the blood that splatters on the window and then the smashed glass after also gives an impression that it is the 'end '