Sunday, 25 September 2011

Our Story Board...

Preliminary Task- Surprise Party

In my group for the Preliminary Task is; Myself, Jess Y, Katie and Joe. We are all hoping to contribute in the filming process and acting within the piece, as we need a lot of people to take part in order for our idea to shine!
Our idea, was to show a tense build up of a person receiving a text from an unknown number, with a room to meet them in and a time. When arriving at the door, suspense builds as it opens. When inside, is an empty, silent room with just a table and a chair with a lit birthday cake on. After staring at the cake, the guests finally jump from behind curtains, and cupboards in order to throw a surprise party, not realising they've made a huge error...

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

127 Hours

Medium shot of actor cycling through the desert on the right hand side, this shows his excitement, yet by the desert being rotated slightly to the left, gives the impression that the desert is misleading and twisted, as we find out through his horrendous journey.

Low angle shot makes the audience feel less involved, yet with the sparse surroundings of just the blue sky, can make the audience relate to his vulnerability, and significance by being the main, if not only character throughout the film.

An over the shoulder shot is used to once again focus on the main actor, and show that he is in a conversation and has made friends within his surrounding, his expression shows his happiness towards this.

Medium shot in order to show him coming up for air, and to show the black background creating a lonely and dark surrounding, impacting the story narrative as a hint for later in the film.

Loose framing to show the three characters enjoying their freedom, and the clear blue water looking inviting.

The 3-shot gives the impression of a relationship forming due to the close proxemics, and the lack of other people around.

Long shot giving first impressions of the setting, and in contrast to the small physique, showing his insignificance when amongst the rocks.

Extreme Close-up shows the detail and emotions all from his eyes, as the eyes are the main feature of the face that the audience are always attracted to.

2-Shot shows the close relationship, and conveys a positive feel with the warm and awe-inspiring background.

2-shot close up of the two looking into the distance showing their contentment and awe, with the  background complimenting the detailed expression and eyeline.

Friday, 9 September 2011

This is my blog!

Hello, i've taken A-level media for a chance of getting in to journalism and presenting, and I know that  media contributes to this well! I'm also interested in getting an insight, and learning the skills that go in to a film, as I love watching them! Im studying media alongside: dance, theatre studies and english language.

I love music, and my favourite bands and artists are always changing! At the moment I'm really fond of PULP, after seeing them at Reading Festival I fell in love with the front man Jarvis Cocker.

When I get the chance to watch TV i love watching Celebrity's comedy genius and i love all of the hosts! I'm also rather guilty of being a fan of the 'reality' series Made In Chelsea, which I also find hilarious.

I'm a typical girl when it comes to my favourite films, good old rom com's and chick flicks are my cup of tea. But my 2 favourites have to be The Notebook due to the actors, storyline and era that it's set in! And my childhood favourite of The Lion King!

So there you have it!