Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Flashback - Final version

This is our final edit of our thriller film opening sequence using a variety of transitions, effects and sound to add intensity and suspense increasing throughout to engage the audience.


For our credits we used transition and a consistent font. The credits included are:
  • starring
  • music by
  • filmed by
  • edited by
  • directed by
  • executive producer
  • soundtrack by
we used fade in/out throughout the credit sequence.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Rewind/flashback idea for project

Within our project we have decided to incorporate a flashback scene. A flashback is where you are either shown the present or future first and then after the sequence has ended then it'll 'flashback' to what happened before the scene occurred. An example of this would be in the film 'Shutter Island' it goes back to a previous memory that the character had had such as his childrens and wifes death.
Here is a clip of one of the flashbacks from Shutter Island, before the scene we see 'Teddy' in the present but then it goes back to this scene which is from his past of when he fought in the war:

In order to make ours more obvious that it was a flashback we decided to run through the present sequence and then at the end rewind the whole lot so that its like you are going back in time. This will help illustrate the fact that its a flashback but also make it more unique and interesting.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

feedback from Q1-10

camera angles:
close up, was effective because it added suspense.
long shot, which added mystery because it never shows the characters face

the lighting was good because it was used to keep the characters identity a mystery
the props used were good because they looked realistic and were used effectively.
there was never shown a person so there was little costume
the location and time were both good because they were used in an effective way which added suspense, intrigue and fit the genre

transitions were used not very effectively, there was one good point were the clip suddenly stopped creating a blunt frame set in the video. this added suspense for the audiences experience, kudos!
slow pace adds suspense also, keeps mystery.

mostly diegetic, adds realism

need to improve effects

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Monday, 14 February 2011

Our Top Tips For Filming

  • make sure you do plenty of planning so that everyone knows what to do and when to do it
  • remember the camera and tripod
  • make sure that you film more than you need to so that you have enough footage for editing
  • dont make it look jumpy
  • cut it to show what you want
  • make good use of effects
  • make sure that the sound is in sync with the video

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Script - Flashback - phone conversation dialogue

Roger: hey boris, why is my shipment not on time ?

Boris : there was interference

Roger: what type of interference ?

Boris : tommys guys stoped the boat before it could leave

Roger: what !? tommy? since when has tommy been opperating in cosovo

Boris: last 6 months

Roger : 6 months he's been stabbing me in the back ! i want him gone boris ! i want him gone

Boris : relax yourself my friend , i have a man on it already

Roger : just get it done!