Faye & Charlotte

Faye & Charlotte
Faye & Charlotte

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Prelim Task

Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.

Match on Action- either an action commenced in shot A is completed in shot B, or an action in shot A is mirrored by an action in shot B, for example when we cut from character A in location A reading a letter to character B in location B reading the same letter.

Shot/Reverse shot-A shot in which one character is shown then cuts to the other character and back again.

180 degree rule- The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Deconstruction of Neclace (micro-drama)

The Props that we used did not give of much anchorage to the viewers as we only used one prop which was a neclace (been the magical object). It was meant to show that it would carry safety to the character although we did not make this clear. There were little props used which did not show the viewers which characters (possibly) were hero, villain/s, princess magical creature etc. The location was in a 'quiet' isolated area showing that the girl (charlotte) was been stalked. Charlotte was the victim been stalked and by using her mobile to make a call to some-one gave anchorage that she was alone and in the situation of been alone, possibly unaware that she was been followed and scared.

Our target audience were teenagers of a large varity. Steriotypically we asume that it would mainly be 13-17year olds and female viewers as there was not much violence.

We used non-diegetic sounds throught the film to create tension. We used the sound of a heartbeat at the times that the stalkers were on the move, this technique wa used to cause tension to the viewers and have that 'edge' of what was going to happen next. The sound of footsteps was also added to show the villains presense on screen and to give the effect of someone been followed. The dialogue was short and said "where are you?" giving the audience the impresion that the victim was alone and waiting to find some one as she may of been caucious and scared.

Expositiongeneral idea of the main character we made charlotte look vunerable as
Charlotte was our main character in the film, to give our audience the she was by herself. The two villains were obvious as they were whispering and keeping far from charlotte whilste following her to her destination, they also ran away at the end of the film when the victim had met a friend. The friend was 'sent' by the magical nechlace to protect charlotte, although this was not that obvious to the viewers, so she was the false hero as she saved charlotte with the help of the magical object without knowing it.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Lessons learnt from Micro drama.

From the micro drama i leant;

  • The story needs to be planned properly and in detail, knowing who needs to be in what shots with certain props and dialogue.
  • Should take more shots of the scenes so that you have coverage to back you up when it comes to editing just incase you would like to change or add things. It is better to have more than less!
  • Include cross cut shots when people are using dialogue to brake away and make it less boring to watch. e.g. an extreme close up of a prop.
  • Take shots from different angles and positions to see which shot goes best with the situation.
  • Make sure that the story makes sense to viewers and doesn't cause confusion.