Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Murder in Mind
Shot of dead body, camera is panning along to the top of the body and then cuts. Camera cuts to a high angle shot of the legs of a body.
Black screen. With heart beat sound effect.
Body image. Camera moves along body to show face. Camera is at a high angle
Black screen. Sound effect
Title of production “A Daniel Makwara Film”
Detective is walking down stairs searching for prime suspect.
Star of movie’s name “Starring Jordan Alexander' playing the role of Detective James.
The detective appears towards a yellow door. A handheld camera follows him from behind. Camera is at a mid-shot angle.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
The media institution who is more likely to distribute our groups work are those in the mainstream industry such as the VUE cinema,this is because our idea is a mixture of previous movies which were big and these types of institutions had previously and currently show movies similar to the produ
How did you attract/address your audience?
Our group aims to attract audiences to view our thriller by showing trailers before the launch , this will enable audiences to know roughly what our thriller is about and what they should be expecting. The trailer will show details of when our thrilleris going to be in the cinema's, the genre of our thriller and the actors/actresses featured in our thriller. Our thriller will be addressed to those from the ages of 12 and above because we believe that many teenagers see police as their enemies. This movie highlights just how normal the police force is and that even the police can suffer from illnesses.
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
Our group was given the opportunity to work with professional equipments which top studio managers use such as the Apple Mac, which gave us the skills required to edit and add special effects onto our thriller. Due to the fact that two members of our group had previous experiences with a camcorder it made the recording of our thriller easier to shoot but we had difficulties because the camcorder we were given was more high tech than the ones we had previously used. Our group found it very exciting to be able to record our thriller with each of us getting the opportunity to use the equipment, this gave us knowledge and skills to finish our thriller. We used softwares such Pages,Soundtrack Pro,Motion,Live Type and Final Cut Pro which helped us to edit our thriller by adding soundtracks, special effect words.
Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
During the preliminary task each individual in our group learnt the different shots required to make our thriller a success and how each shots helped to get audiences interested in our thriller. We have learnt how different shots/scenes are important in ensuring that audiences are attracted to our thriller opening. We have learnt how different movie companies such as DreamWorks brings together different scenes to make blockbusting movies, we have learnt how important it is to put hard work into shooting and editing scenes. Movie companies such as Universal use the same technology we used to do our thriller such as the new Apple Mac with features such as Final Cut Pro and LiveType which we used when typing words into our thriller.
Audience Opening Thriller Review
We showed my opening sequence to over 20 other students amongst the people in our college and outside. we asked them to give us feedback on what they thought of our opening sequence. we was listening to things they liked about it and what they didn’t like about it.
We let a group of people watch it at once to make it easier for us to take notes. We noticed that through their facial expressions during the viewing that their certain things they found odd and some they liked.
We mentioned two reviews from two students who gave their points of views on the opening
“I thought the movie was okay. I didn’t really get it at first, I had to watch it a 2nd time to understand it because it moved so fast. The actions were well organized and it made sense to me. I also liked how the detective saw himself when he was searching for the murderer I was thinking to myself how did they do that.”
“The beginning told me the story of the film of how the detective was going to find the killer of a girl who was murdered. Then when I saw the dead body I got an uncomfortable feeling. It was the first picture you see and you’d look at it and gasp, just like i did. I also liked the way they made the detective see himself in the murderers body. I thought that was done really well. One last thing the title speaks for itself “Murder in Mind” the way the thunder and bong noise made it so thriller chilling.”