Friday, 2 December 2011

This is our film idea for our title sequence. Was supposed to be by Aaron Vander, Ryan Emin, James Mills, and Harjinder Chana; instead of two James Mills'.

The name of the film is Damien. I think our pitch went well, as we got the idea across well. Our feedback from our pitch was that our plot should be developed more and more detailed, which is what we plan to do next. By detailing our plot more, it with give us a clearer view of our entire idea, making a more solid title sequence.

Friday, 25 November 2011


Take - The single uninterrupted recording of a shot.

Sequence - A series of related shots and scenes forming a unit of action.

Cut - A change from one shot to another.

Jump Cut - An abrupt cut between shots in which a notable jump in time and'or location is demonstrated.

Fade - A means of closing or starting a scene with the image disappearing to black or 'fading up' from black.

Wipe - A transition from one scene to another where the new scene pushes or 'wipes off' the old.

Dissolve - A transition where one scene fades out at the same time as the other fades in, one superimposed over the other. Sometimes called a cross-fade.

Superimpose - placing two or more images above each other in the same frame, usually during a dissolve.

Montage - An editing style which is consciously constructed to achieve a particular effect on an audience as opposed to the invisible editing of Hollywood.

Invisible Editing - Cutting from one shot to another so that the viewer is virtually unaware of the change in the camera's position.

Cross-Cutting - Cutting between two independent, different actions to show the relationship between the two.

Motivated Editing - cutting from one shot to another of the same action so the action seem continuous. Distance and angle changes so long as the action continues in the same manner.

Long Take - A lengthy shot which is uncut.

Slow Motion - Action on a screen at a rate slower than normal.

Shot-Reverse-Shot - Editing where the camera cuts between two interacting/conversing individuals. Frequently employed using an over-the-shoudler shot.

Dubbing - The mxing and recording of dialogue, and various sounds and integrating them after a film/programme has been shot. Also can be used as another term for mixing.

Mixing - Process of combining dialogue, sound effects and music into a single composite soundtrack.

Eyeline Match - The level at which a shot is taken representing the point of view of an observer of average height which serves as a point of reference for succeeding shots in a sequence thus they match up at eyeline!

Match on Action - The matching of details, movement and dialogue from shot to shot to ensure effective continuity.

Rhythm - The sense of movement within a sequence of film based on relationships between the distance of shots and length of shots.

180 Degree Rule - An imaginary line drawn between actors to keep the camera on one side of the action so whent he shots are edited together the perspective remains constant and the audience are not confused.

Title sequences info

Title sequences are improtant beacause first impressions are everything.

A title sequence can/needs:

Have details of the cast and crew
Show the films title
Introduce the character types
Indicate the location
Indicate the historical period
Information on what genre it is
Set up enigmas (questions that the viewers will find interesting)
Patterns and types of editing that will be echoed in the remainder of the film
Mise-en-scene and cinematography that will be echoed or elaborated upon later in the film.


Questions that must be answered in a pitch:
What genre is your film?
What other films in this genre have inspired your film similar too?
Who si the target audience for your film?
When will your film be released? (summer, spring, autumn, winter?)
How much money will your film cost to make?
How much money will your film make?
Who will star in your film?
Who will direct your film?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Studio pitch

One last night
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This is our film idea that we (myself, Luke Shelley and Harjinder) had to present to Working Title.
I think our pitch went very well, as we spoke clearly and confidently, giving vast amounts of details for our film idea. I believe that we answered the majority of questions that may had been directed at us. We researched our idea throughly, checking how much the budget would be by looking and similar films, and also the same for profit. We used Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as they basically sell themselves, as soon as Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/Paul fans see they are in the film, they will instantly be interested in watching the film.

Friday, 18 November 2011

As soon as the Zombieland intro begins, a woman is thrown straight at the screen, causing lots of blood. This straight away suggests the film is about death, and is very much 'up in your face'.
The typography is the colour red, to symbolize blood. Also, the typography seems to be a part of the scenes happening in this title sequence, as people can interact/touch the words, causing them to move. As there is cars burning, and police fighting with people, it shows there is a lot of action and destruction, something that is very interesting to males. It also shows and bride and groom seemingly fighting; which is unusual and implies that this film is also not quite what it seems or should be. It shows a woman in a bikini, chasing a man. Usually in modern day society, men would be attracted to her and would chasing her (not literally). But in this, it is complete opposite, with the woman chasing the man; suggesting that survival is a higher desire than any other in this film. It shows several people trying to do their job (e.g. firemen) yet they are all interrupted by the zombies, suggesting that everything is interrupted in this film, as if the zombies becomes main priority.

This is my presentation on Karin Fong, and her two title sequences for the films Daredevil and Terminator Salvation.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

This is our Continuity Piece.

Actor - James Mills
Actor - Harjinder Chana
Cameraman - Aaron Vander
Director & Editor - Ryan Emin

I think that our Continuity Piece went well, as it was funny even when involving a seemingly serious topic. We edited well, although we could have made it smoother at times. A very disappointing thing about our piece was that we broke the 180 degree rule, even though we had wrote and drew it correctly on our storyboards. Our storyboards were very good and clear, although after getting our first shot correct, Aaron accidentally then misinterpreted the storyboard directions and then broke 180 degree rule, which we only noticed until when we were editing, in which it was too late to go back and re-film. Other then that, i think our Continuity Piece worked very well.