Friday, 26 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Clash of the Titans uses strong gold bold typography to connote the films plot which shows the fight between Zeus and Hades. The mixes of browns in the background imply the fight will be dark and sinister involving violence from the clouds. The typography uses straight lines in the font to put across how strong the titans are within the story. Gold titles imply this film is worth seeing because of its quality.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Deciding the group roles: We allocated TWO title each, but we all took part in each role.
Our main titles include:
In addition, we used these as further information for our audiences:
+POEM WRITTEN BY
+COSTUME + MAKE-UP
we also acknowledge outside advantages such as dafont.com, freesound.org and Pamela Prentiss-Harrisson for her poem.
Producer- Gina Eales
Director- Joseph Ryan
Music- Victoria Parker
Lighting - Joseph Ryan
Costume + Make-up- Gina Eales
Poem By Pamela Prentiss-Harrison*
*in the final editing stages we didn't use the poem therefore her title was removed.
In the lastest developments films such as Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010) don't display the title of the film until it has ended. However, because the task is only a film opening we included the title of our film.
Deciding the title order: Whilst browsing wikipedia, I also looked into films that parallel our own conventions. I chose two films- Panic Room (2002) and Taxi Driver (1976)http://artofthetitle2.com/media/film/70s/taxi_driver.mov
Both film openings begin with the production company because the audience can instantly recognise what other films that company may have produced therefore are impressed. However, the listing of actors, writers and title of the film vary depending on what may attract an audience to the film more e.g. A famous actor such as Robert Pattinson from Twilight has a large fan base therefore the film company would use this to their advantage as a advertising tactic. In addition both films use one directors name at the end of the opening credits.
It is important that we use a common order which follows these two films for advertising tactics to attract our target audiences.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
- Lucy (the girl),
- Her alter-ego (the coffin girl)
- The stalker
- The killer
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Our film opening has the medium/high risk of violence because of the girl being faced at gun point and being buried in a coffin. We need to over look our piece to make sure it suits our target audience of 15+ and doesn't move into the 18 certification category.
I analysed different films which have violence within them to devise a violence scale to rate films:
LOW RISK- Weapons appear to be pretend, for fun and unloaded.
MEDIUM RISK- Weapons appear to be loaded, and fired however the victim is not injured or visible.
HIGH RISK-Weapons are loaded, been fired and injuries or death are apparent.
- sense of the unknown
As a group, we then related these conventions to the words used to describe them. For example,the word "stalker" is usually described as an obsession or illusion. Therefore when looked up these words into the thesaurus and selected the ones we felt would suit our target audience.
Paramnesia and Chimera dominate the pie chart and so we continued to research into the two most popular selections.
Chimera is the term used for a fanciful mental illusion or fabrication
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
- Fishtank (artificial lighting)
- Black sheet (incase its not dark enough to film
Costumes required for bedroom scene
Girl: White shirt, white shorts, natural look
Killer: Black trench coat, black bowling hat, black boots, black leather gloves.
- Cobwebs and Netting
- Lighting equipment (artificial lighting)
- Black sheet
Costumes required for coffin scene
Girl: Black leggings, Black top, Black nails, Big hair, Spider ring.
- Digital Camera
Costumes required for outside scene
Stalker: Black leather-look jacket, Jeans, t-shirt, trainers.
Monday, 8 March 2010
Shooting Schedule; This allows us to allocate time in order to keep on track and complete the piece without any rush.