Monday, 14 December 2009

Radio Script

Heartbeat

TALKED: Parkour, the art of movement

Heartbeat quickening and heavy to fast breathing

TALKED: An athletic discipline, in which practitioners traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, and which commonly, involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling and other similar physical movements.

Heartbeat and fast breathing

TALKED: Now be free of your limits...

TALKED: Limitations out 10th May


This is my radio trailer script which I will be reading from. I hope the sounds will help the listener

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Film Poster and Radio Trailer

Because I need to have either a FIlm Poster, Radio Trailer or a 2 page Magazine on my film, so i have decided to do a film poster and radio trailer to promote my film. Having already come up with a draft for my film poster, I'm going to come up with a script for my trailer to later post.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Film Poster Draft



This is a draft for my film poster and what I would like to achieve with it. As you can see the image is the main and centre of the image. The light vibrant colours coupled with the white of the typography give the image a light and happy quality. I may manipulate the imagery using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Film Poster Research

These are film poster some are old but have been re-invented for the modern age. Where as others are recent, I have also put in photos which inspire and catch my eye in all of these film posters there are certain conventions these include the title of the film, a picture (usually from the film or related to the film) and the release date.

Film Posters




Photo

I chose these photos because they inspire me and are related to the film, a Parkour based film. I may try to recreate some of this photos for use in the poster and the effects.


Monday, 9 November 2009

video


I made this video to show briefly what is likely to be shown within the film regarding action and mood.

I filmed it using my camera on my Ipod so the quality is poor, and the music used in the background is called Remembering Sunday. I used only the first 30 seconds of the music as it is reflective and the acoustic guitar helps engage the audience. The black and white effect help engage the viewer on the action as there no colour to distract them. It also calms the video and lets the music stand out.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Limitations

I have chosen the 5 minute short film, i am titling it "Limitations" it will involve a traceur (practitioner of Parkour) and his limits and trying to overcome them.

It is will be set and filmed outside with shoots of the traceur practising, until he tries a jump and stops himself, thus the flow of the film is interrupted. Then there will be shots of him training his body to improve himself, trying to represent the struggles we go through in life to achieve our goals. As he grows more confident in himself he attempts the jump once more and finds he can and has accomplished his goal. The flow of the film continues with different shots of the same jump possibly a head cam, underneath or a birds eye view.

Representation - Produced by myself, it shows the different struggles in life and how, if you work at them, you can then overcome these problems. It also shows how you can "escape" from life by doing something, for me this is Parkour, it allows me to forget my problems whether that is school work, family or anything else that is worrying me. It also represents how even if you fail at first never to give up trying to do it because one day you will get to your dream or you will achieve what you've aimed for. Alternatives to what I am representing could have been someone finding it disrespectful jumping over objects and running off. however I chose not to represent it that way I love the sport and would not want it represented in a bad light.

Institution - Parkour Generations or 3Run media as they also produce similar short films, adverts and training courses.

Values - The main technique will be slow motion to best show the moves being performed. the slow motion will start as soon as the move starts and stops when it is completed, also i hope to use a shot of the sky where i fast forward the clip to show the passing of the day this will help me show the progression of the character and the passage through time.
the second main techniques will be the effective use of my camera positioning and angles especially the character is training, i hope to show the sweat and the struggle he goes through to improve himself.

Audience - My film will be mainly aimed at traceurs who can relate to the film, but it is also aimed at a wider audience as the values in the film affect as all. Two step flow will be very important as people who don't practice or know anything about parkour will simply take the film at face value and mediate the information and relate to there own opinion. This will be important as in conjunction a traceur will watch the film and know what it is about how it is the flow of movement, an art form and martial art.

Language - the different techniques employed using time will help bring across his passage through time and his growing up. this is to show how as we grow up through life we face different struggles. The passage of time being elapsed in the film will help show that.

Ideology - The ideology of my film will be not giving up, even if the rest of your life is bad, there is always at least one thing or person that will help you through the tough times. whether that is in the case of the film a jump, which is a representation of the hurdles you face in life, or maybe a test at school or work. this is why my film relates to all because we all face troubles in life.

Narrative - Like any film it will have a beginning-middle-end but not always in that order. My film will start of introducing the character via him training and showing his moves, it will then have a disruption of him not being able to complete a certain move where it will then be slingshots back to the beginning where he will train and improve until once again he is at that point where he is able to complete the move and move toward the end of the film, hence the equilibrium of the film is established.

My genre will be an action. :)

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Short film - modified for the special effect

Comment on the best bits: Very dynamic, and quite exciting, really an excellent piece. The edit was really sharp, and shows how action shots can be made to roll on and be exciting. Well done. Excellent special effect, worth another 3 marks at least, so I've added that on.

Things you can improve: You didn't follow the requirements for particular shots, so lost marks all over the place . . . Georgina did the filming! You have to do the filming. However, you can have the mark because the idea worked really well, apart from not following the brief.

Marks are out of 3 for this:
0 means you haven't done it.
1 is lowest - it means that there is a lot that needs to be done, but that you have the material to sort it out and make it work.
2 means that you've done the job competently and it is OK.
3 means that you've done some parts of it really very well, and should work to exploit this.

CAMERA
Medium Shot MS 3
Long Shot LS 3
Close Up CU 1
XLS - extreme long shot 2
XCU - extreme close up 1
Pan 3
Tilt 3
Zoom 2
Cross focus 1
Deep focus 0
Tracking shot (dolly, hand held, shoulder shot) 2
Point of View - POV 1
Use of tripod 3

EDIT
Shot - reverse shot 3
Establishing shot 2
Cut 3
Dissolve 0

Total out of 54 + special effects bonus 3 =36 = 67% = C
BUT!
You didn't film it, Georgina did, so she should get the marks, shouldn't she?

Your evaluation needs more depth to it, but you've pointed out what you can do to improve this, if there was the opportunity.

Package Evaluation

I based my short film on a parkour sequence involving a runner stealing a package, then being chased until he finally makes his escape.

The filming went well however if i could do it again i would spend more time on the cuts etc because from 18 secs - 21 secs the cuts work really well and flow more, i could have incorporated these sort of cuts into my other stunts like 23 secs - 27 secs.
Also my song choice if maybe i picked the song beforehand then filmed the clips to sync with the clips to create a link with the audio and visual.

Overall i think the film looks good and some of the edits and sequences are really good. i could of put in more camera movements and mixed about with the angles etc as it looks a little bit samey with each clips and appears to drag along with no visible end, this could have easily been remedied had i done different shots etc.

Alex

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Test

Testing testing 1....2.....3
:)