Thursday, 7 April 2011

Evaluation: Question 8 prezi

Evaluation-QUESTION 8

When we first started using the camera's we were given a task to film a bag swap.  Before filming we we're told that we needed steady shots nothing out of focus.  At the beginning of our film we started with a clock.  The filming of this as you can see was extremely shaky.  As well as this the person filming had cut out the top of the clock.  The clock was not at any point in the centre of the screen.  For some reason when filming this short clip we had decided not to use the tripod.  However when filming our final film we used the tripod often or we placed the camera on the floor.  In this film we didn't use multiple sounds we just left the sounds as we found them.  Which left us with voices shouting in the background. This is something we didn't want so we changed the sound for our final film.
This shot is taken from another one of our practice films.  When filming we didn't realise how out of focus it was until we had uploaded all the shots on to the computer.  We made sure and were very aware of the fact that none of our shots were similar to this.

In this shot of Prince there is a large space above his head.  The extra space around him is unnecessary and can give away too much of the Mise en scene.  Instead of having so much space above him we could have used it as a close up or a long shot so that we had his whole body in the shot.

 These two shots however are taken from our final film.  As you can see the first one of monica is not out of focus at all.  This shot is also not shaky or fuzzy.  The shot below is of Prince and as you can see we have adjusted the shot whilst filming to make sure that we didn't make the same mistake as last time.  It was difficult to remember all the mistakes we had made in our practice films when filming our final film.  We had to keep reminding each other of the distance and to use the tripod if needed.

This clip is also taken from our final film, we decided to zoom out from the T.V screen and then pan around the bedroom.  Surprisingly we didn't use a tripod for when we zoomed out Prince did it all by hand.  However when we were panning the room we did use a tripod as we had learnt from our previous practice films that our filming can become very shaky without one.  For our final film we decided that we wouldn't use any of the sound that was from the shots.  We muted all that sound and added our own made ones.  We used a multiple amount of sounds and mixed them together to make a sound track.  This was much more effective as we could find the correct sounds and add them where they were needed.  Also whilst filming we found that people we're sometimes talking or laughing in the background.  The sounds we used for our final film were extremely and dramatically different and better to the sounds from our practice films. 

Evaluation- QUESTION 8 Pictures

Evaluation:Question 4&5

 I have done a mindmap of different ways I can promote my film. There are many ways and I want to use all of them. The film I have made is a low budget student film. I do not want to release it fully on Youtube. I want to have a small launch party inviting family, friends and maybe a few friends of friends. This will then allow us to have people telling their friends about my movie. We also are going to advertise our film through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Hopefully my friends and followers will help promote it. Also I would post a short trailer or clip of the film onto Youtube through a Youtube channel that I will create. I do not want to upload the full movie because people will copy it. I will then sell the film very cheap on dvds so that I can gain money to be able to make more films.

The video I have posted underneath is a film made by a university student. He posted it onto YouTube and so far it has 136,438 views, which is a great achievement for a student film. The maker of the film, Tom Ridgewell has now created a YouTube channel with many more videos for people to watch. He also have his on website which you can access through his YouTube page. This is quite similar to what I would like to do with my thriller because I want to make a YouTube page and post a small clip of my film onto YouTube. This will then help me be able to make many more videos.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Evaluation-QUESTION 4&5

Our media film has received a lot of feedback which has been posted on to our blog already.  Many people have been able to see our film including our peers and teachers.  Later on there will be a DVD released of two hundred copies.
      When discussing our film we made the decision that our film was an independent film.  We received no budget or help.  We were given the basics and told to make ideas about what our story line was.  I believe that with the right sort of advertising our film would be shown in cinema's such as;
We were able to view our own films at 'THE SCREEN ON THE GREEN' on the 5th of April.  As you can see below its not a major cinema.
Our film is a low budget student film and like many others will find its way onto Face book and YouTube and is already embedded into our blog.

When promoting our film I think we would use techniques such as using social networking sites to promite it, we can also use websites and magazines such as 'Total Film' and 'Empire Magazine', T.V adverts and leaflets will also help. Pop ups and adverts on the side of Facebook and You Tube are a good but subtle way of promoting.  We would also put adverts in magazines such as 'Sugar', 'OK' and 'Shout'.

One of the main film magazines is Empire Film Magazine, which advertises new films and stars, also information and advertising for the film. All of the front covers have famous characters from films.  This enables the magazine to promote even further. With the person on the front cover being recognisable it makes the reader want to read the magazine and review the film further.  They range from headshots to a longshot all of which make the film completly clear which is being advertised.  Sometimes the magazine likes to cover the pictures with some of the main title.  The magazine makes it clear that its not just talking about the person on the front cover in the example below Harry Potter.  It shows small examples such as "WOLVERINE, STAR TRECK, THE WOLFMAN, GREEN ZONE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE".  This lets the audience know that each magazine isn't just about one film and one character.  This sounds like an obvious simple thing but it can effect the reader.

This film was made by other AS level students, they gave it the name of "The devils playground".

I chose to review this film because I thought that the titles and editing was well put together.  They got hundreds of hits on You Tube to be precist around 20,289 hits.  This is something they should be very proud about.  There sound works well with the film and doesn't give to much away from the genre.
        Here are some of the comments that this video received.  The feedback was amazing considering it was such a low budget film.

  • Hey, you're media coursework is brilliant
    I'm from Newcastle and we had to do the same and choose a product to create for 'prime time productions' and i did a horror movie trailer and a website
    have you done a2 media? if yes did you do critical investigation?
    my trailers on my channel if you want to check it out :D
    well done, the effects were brilliant and i love the copy you used throughout the video it was amazing!
    very scary when that man was coming towards the video :| brilliant!
  • @artisticphase Thank you!! :D I loved it, it was awesome coursework! Yes iv done A2 got an A in media overall :) and now studying at lincoln uni doing film, TV and drama. Go on my page and look for a film called numbskull, that was my A2 film for my coursework. Checked out ur trailer very creepy! Loved the voice over! nice audio editing! x