Thursday, 9 May 2013

Project Screening

To help gain feedback for our evaluation, my Media class and I have created an event on Facebook inviting some friends to come and watch our film projects. Facebook is a very popular social network and many film companies use this as a way of viral marketing. We will be handing out questionnaires in order to gain other people's opinions on our projects.

I have also posted it on Twitter to increase awareness to a wider audience!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Record Label Consent

 Due to wanting to use tracks belonging to Orchard Music and Sony Music Entertainment in our Short Film, I emailed both companies to ask for permission. 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Chorus Without The Prop...

With the chorus being a vital part of the Short Film, we need to get this bit as good as the acting by the main characters. The hair is covering the face to symbolise the lack of care and compassion within the brief relationship with the main characters. I have desaturated Kelsey and increased the saturation of the sea to so symbolise further that there is no life between Zoe and Stephen, and with the waves crashing at the same time reinforces the deterioration of their relationship.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Video Editing (previews!)

I was experimenting on Adobe After Effects earlier and I finally have found out how to change the colour of an object in a video yet turn everything else black and white. I plan on doing this for the chorus.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

How I'm Planning To Attract an Audience

For my ancillary poster I have followed the idea of 'less is more'. The way in which I have made the poster appeal to the audience is by using a close up photograph of a girl with make-up smeared down her face looking distraught. Although it is very dark, I believe that it draws the audience into looking at it wondering what it is about.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Poster Issue...

The main character of our film (the girl in the foreground on the poster) has dyed her hair dark brown, this means I have to change the whole poster and filming we have done so far. I am going to try and edit the poster so it looks like she has brown hair. I will post my results as soon as it's done.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Poster (up to now!)

My poster so far is with the boy behind the girl with a blurred effect on it to make it seem unrealistic, somewhat reflecting the young heartbroken girl's state of mind. The eye make up appears a bit drastic to what it actually looks like in the filming therefore I am going to edit it to appear a little mores subtle. I have made the eyes red so it looks like she has been crying and I have put a spotlight on her to connote that she is the main character.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Ancillary Task - Photographs

Today I began taking photo's for my ancillary task. I will experiment with the images I have and decide whether or not I will need to retake the images. I will use Photoshop CS5 to manipulate the images into looking like the design I have chosen to use for the layout.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Music ♫

I created a survey and posted it on my Blog a week or so ago to see what others thought to try and gain audience feedback to widen the target audience, my results shown that Jazz music was the most popular answer. I believe this is an appropriate music genre as it fits Charlie Chaplin's type of films which makes our product similar to his in more than one way.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Music for the Short Film ♫

Sound is a key technical code in moving image, because basically, if the sound didn't go with the film then it wouldn't be worth watching. This is why it's vital that I choose the correct music to play along with the short film. Kelsey and I decided upon creating a short film in the style of Charlie Chaplin (black and white with no sound and an exaggerated performance by the actors). To ensure that it is similar to Chaplin's films, the sound needs to be similar, too. I have created a survery via SurveyMonkey and have asked people to complete it so I can gain audience feedback.

Thursday, 17 January 2013


We've been filming the opening scenes of our Short Film since the 10th of January and it hasn't been working the way we anticipated. We've decided to think our whole project through and have come to the conclusion that we're changing the concept to a more simple but effective twist, with a more simple but effective.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Ideas for Music

The music in our short film needs to fit or else it will not look professional. As the sound is my role I have decided to create an online survey to see what genre of music other people think would be most effective.

I will leave it for a week or so and allow people to vote for themselves.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Magazine Article's

I am going to find some short film articles in magazines either in shops or via the internet. This will help me have an idea on what sort of things I need to cover when producing my ancillary task. Things I will need to focus on is what will need to be said about the short film that covers enough for people to want to watch it but not enough to let the audience know exactly what happen, basically explaining some of the concept but not revealing any plot twists!