Thursday, 25 March 2010


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Feedback from U2-65

-vast majority of shots were steady.
-nice use of framing especially the "stairs" shots.
-includes slow motion effect which adds nice tension at the beginning
-the black and white effect was really effective
-good use of Mise-en-scene with the mask
-music transitions were really smooth
-good editing means it makes sense
-nice selection of different shot types and angles ( the birds eye view of the staircase was interesting )
-red, bold title at the beginning makes a really nice contrast from the black and white

Friday, 19 March 2010

Our Final Opening Sequence

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Evaluation stills

Conventions of a 15

The work as a whole must endorse discriminatory language or behaviour

Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not encourage or promote drug misuse. The misuse of easily accessible and highly dangerous substances (for example, aerosol or solvents) is unlikely to be acceptable.

Strong threat and menace are permitted unless sadistic or sexualised

Imitable Behaviour:
Dangerous behaviour (for example, suicide, hanging and self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be copied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.

There may be frequent use strong language, the strongest terms may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable

Nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a non-sexual or educational context.

Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context.

No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds.

Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable. There may be detailed verbal references to sexual violence but any portrayal of sexual violence but any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and have a strong contextual justification.

but any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and
have a strong contextual justification.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Feedback From Presentation

When we showed our draft version of the film to our class they gave us the following feedback:

- They thought some of the slow motion we used was effective.

- They think that when we were running on the stairs we need to make the speed continuous to make it flow more.

- We also need to make the drumming music in time with the film so that it fits better and makes our film more appealing to the audience as it will be more intense.

- They thought that the black and white effect was good as it made it more stylistic and interesting.

- The liked all the different shot types, for example the low angle and high angle shots on the stairs.

- Our teacher doesn't think that our music fits well with our film so we are reconstructing it to make it fit to our film and the thriller genre.

- They said that the colour of our titles was good as the red contrasts with the black and white colouring of our film. However, we need to make the actual title of the film bolder and bigger.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Rough Cut Film

This is the rough cut on of our final film.
We think our film is good but it would look a lot better with music so we added a soundtrack which we made on Garage Band, we are not sure if it fits with the video exactly but we are hoping it looks good.

We chose to put our film in black and white because we think it will be more effective then having it in colour as it was a sunny day when we were filming and it did not fit with the atmosphere were trying to set in our film.

We think that our film could benefit with a few changes, so we are waiting for the class feedback so that we can make it as good as we possibly can.

We are happy with our editing as we have added lots of effects. The main editing that we did was to modify the speed of our clips. For some we have sped them up and some we have slowed them down. This is to add more atmosphere and excitement to our film.

Overall we are happy with the outcome of our first draft.