Friday, 26 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
These are things that all need to be completed on our blog:
- Write reflections on your shoots - what technical issues did you encounter? Did you shoot outside of your storyboard? How did you come up with creative solutions on set? What worked and what didn't?
- Ensure that your pitch slides with summary feedback and audience research are detailed on blog - Just need to add notes pages to this, but they are on slide boom, just needing to be embeded.
- Go back through your posts and make sure you have commented on each other's posts
- Look back at your research - are there any shot ideas you could add to improve your work?
- Discuss and plan shoots and editing on your calendar sheet
- Find and sample fonts - use www.1001freefonts.com. Post on blog
- Spend some time reviewing possible sound effects and ambient music. Post on blog
- Spend some time looking at other films on youtube. Post any interesting observations on blog
- Complete any risk assessments / call sheets for weekend. In word, save document as jpg and upload onto blog as a sample of your "logistic organisation". - We completed this, but by hand so we may need to just copy them so we can include them on here.
I have put in red the ones that I think might be missing from our blog.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Problems we encountered
- In some shots the girl's hair is down, however in some shots her hair is up but there is no scence showing her putting her hair up. To overcome this we thought we could get her Mum to put her hair up, however we then remembered that her Mum is dead and the girl cannot put her hair up herself.
How we are going to overcome this problem
- To overcome this problem we are going to film a POV shot from the doll so that we cannot clearly see her do her hair, however her hair is put up.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Here are a couple of samples of sounds i have found. Most of them i think will fit in with the scene in which she is walking to school.
What does everyone think of them??
Sunday, 7 March 2010
We think that 15 is an appropriate age, similar to many of the films we looked at, particularly The Ring, as our story is of a similar style and the horror involved is more psychological as opposed to violent. This film is not suitable for anybody under 15, even though the main character is under that age bracket, however people above 21 may find this film enjoyable too.
- Not to layer too much sound, not to simply mask it with sound.
- Be careful with licensed and copyrighted material, so look for websites providing royalty free music and sound effects.
- We need it to sound as real as possible, as well as having atmospheric music in places, so we need to think about room-tone.
- We need to choose sound that doesn't have any previous connotations or links that may detract the attention away from where we are anchoring it.
In terms of Special Effects, there isn't much that we require for our particular idea, although many of them sounded very interesting and would have been fun to play around with. The section on horror was very useful and many of the shots suggested we had decided to use anyway, such as:
- The 'back of the head' shot - we wanted shots like this [more P-O-V style], but on reading this article we have decided to experiment with emphasising this in the horror style for effect.
- The 'Killer's eye view' shot - we wanted P-O-V shots of both the girl and the doll for contrast, so in the theme of our film it is debatable as to who the 'killer' is and so whose eye-view it is, but having both will help create this atmospheric ambiguous effect.
- The 'killer in the mirror' shot - we are attempting this in a way, in that the doll will constantly find its way into the shot, whether it be visible in a mirror or just slightly to the side, but either way it will always be visible.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Whilst filming we thought of other angles that would be more effective than what we had originally planned in our storyboard, as being in the location with our actor allows you to think clearer. So although we changed our minds and got other ideas we took many different shots so that we could compare them on a bigger screen and check that they all fit together well.
Over all i think our first filming session was a major success and hope the rest goes as smoothly.