Friday, 22 October 2010

Gantt Chart

This will allow us to manage our time well, and make sure we keep up to date throughout the project.

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

Magazine cover research

In this Empire magazine cover featuring the Dark Knight, you can see straight away that it features the on of the main, recognizable/memorable character from the film as the focal point of the cover. Other conventions that the cover follows are the bar-code in the corner, price and issue date, title of the magazine in bug font and the title of the main featured film in a big font as well. Other things that the cover features are the other articles that are inside the magazine in smaller font.

This cover goes against some of the normal conventions of covers. This is because the picture featured is of Harry Potter, however there is no big font about Harry Potter being featured like in other covers, instead is has a smaller font with a star next to it. This might be because Harry Potter is so universally well known and does not need a huge font to show what it is. There is also another small picture featured which also challenges regular covers. Other then that the rest of the cover follows normal conventions including bar-code, price, issue date, title of the magazine at the top in bug font and other articles that are featured inside.

This magazine cover features Inception, with this cover the theme of inceptions trailers and films is carried through to the magazine cover, this has been done by using the background as the recognizable city scape from a birds eye view. Other than this it is similar to other covers, apart from the skewed affect on the text showing what articles are featured on the inside, this effect draws the eye towards the main focal point of the cover which is a picture of the main character from the film. Also featured is a bar-code, price and issue date and titles of the main film and the magazine in big font standing out.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Poster Research

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.

Shutter Island Movie Poster

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

Our Pitch

This photo shows us presenting our film pitch, within our pitch we explained the film idea using a simple tagline explaining the film in a brief sentence and also the main beats of the film that helped explain the film in more detail and also gave us a good idea of what kind of scenes would be in our teaser trailer.

After we presented the idea we got feedback from our teacher and the rest of the class. They believed that the film idea was good and that the main beats shown could be incorporated well into the trailer.