Thursday, 23 December 2010
We asked an equal amount of males and females are questionnaire, as we want are film to be suitable for both genders.
Suspension, confusion, and tension were the three most popular answers that people thought created good physiological thrillers.
A soundtrack that creates suspense, fast paced shots and suspension.
Inception was the most popular movie choice.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
2) Male or female?
3) What makes a good physiological thriller?
4) What would you expect to see in a physiological thriller?
5) Which of these physiological thrillers is your favourite?
The Dark Night
The Sixth Sense
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Check List for Media studies teaser trailer:
•Adam Sims- Camera/Soundman
•Alex's Second Bedroom
•Paper (to burn)
Friday, 22 October 2010
We fell a bit behind when creating the magazine cover and film poster; but made time up when editing our trailer; which allowed us to complete everything on time.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Inception Movie Poster
The poster features the title of the film, which is the biggest text on the whole poster, it also features the movie's tagline. The main focus of the poster is the main character from the film. Other things that the poster includes are references to actors in the film, to attract audiences to the big names, it also features another successful film that the derector has done. At the very bottom it has the billing block that says which film company the film is owned by and all of the directors producers and actors that star in the film and also has the studios logo. The main focus of the poster is a picture that relates to the movie and features the main character.
The Bourne Identity Movie Poster
In this poster from The Bourne Identity the main character of the film is featured and is the main focal point of the whole poster, the title of the film is also featured and is the biggest text in the poster to make it easily readable, the tagline of the film is also featured in small text on the left again allowing the audience to have a glimpse of the storyline. In this poster the billing block has been put in the bottom corner rather than taking up the whole bottom of the poster. But it features all of the main information and logos as normal. The poster also features images from the film in the background to give more of a taster to the audience of the film.
This movie poster is very dark, this gives off a very mysterious and dark feel to the poster and sets the scene for the film. The only light in the whole poster is from the match that the main character is holding, this shows half of the characters face. The main character is featured in the poster and again is the main focus point of the poster. The title is also the biggest writing on the page and again there is a billing block at the bottom featuring all the information on the production of the film with the logos of the companies involved. The poster also contains the tagline of the film which adds an element and taste of what the film will be about.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
We then decided to research films and programmes or series that are set in a post-apocalyptic setting:
28 Days Later
This teaser trailer for the film 28 Days Later manages to create a lot of tension within it. The way that the tension in this teaser trailer is created is through using many different techniques. These tension building techniques include; using dark images and quick flashes; using sound effects to add to the flashing images and fades to black to create an eerie atmosphere. This teaser goes against many of the conventional techniques used within teaser trailers. Conventional technique include using a lot of dialogue from the film almost explaining what is going on, instead of this 28 days later uses fades to black and text explaining what the images are representing. Also the music used in the trailer is very minimal, using small instrumental bursts and subtle music to go with the sound effects to create even more tension, challenging the conventional use of dynamic music that gets louder and quieter in certain parts of the trailer to add to the images being shown.
Survivors (BBC Series)
Sunday, 5 September 2010
The Book of Eli
All of these action/thriller trailers follow a similar function. They all vary in pace, there are slow parts which build the tension within the audience and then there is a burst of quickfire action scenes, usually filled with the most action packed parts of the film. The trailers then usually slow down before the end to let the quick burst of action settle in the audiences mind.
These action trailers also usually fade to black inbetween the different shots in the trailer. This is becuase black is portrayed as a dark and mysterious colour and creates tension, where as white is used in lighter films, such as Romantic Comedies.
We have decided that to create an action film trailer on such a low budget would not really work, as the action in the trailer would not live up to any of the other trailers above as we do not have the funds to make sets and we do not have any special effects to work with. We have decided to focus more on a thriller or horror genre trailer, this is becuase we have found a lot of horror films that have been filmed on a budget and feel that we could create a good trailer for the genre.
Friday, 25 June 2010
I enjoyed making the film opening, using different camera angles and equipment to film the scenes and then use post production to merge all of the existing scenes into one smooth and flowing film opening. I think that we did well in incorporating music into the film as it fitted almost perfectly.
I think we could have improved on the editing of the film, for example using different effects to add more depth to the film. I also think we could have improved on the credits as they were quite simple and lacked creativity.