Friday, 18 March 2011

Final Peer Feedback

We recieved feedback from our peers. it was fun. we had fun. i like fun. its fun
overall we recived good feedback for our camerawork. they said we have used a wide variety of shots including split screen

Thursday, 17 March 2011

P1-02 "Negative" thriller analysis

From having analysed this groups thriller, I noticed that the group used a soundtrack that was quite slow and creates a melancholy sort of mood for the whole thriller. This helped us learn something about the pace of thrillers and what sort of music should be used.
For example, our thriller is a crime thriller, and a lot of short shots are used and the character's movements are quite fast when they are running through the house so it's important that we don't make our soundtrack too slowly paced because this won't match up well to the conventions of our sub-genre and therefore the film won't look quite as good a standard as we would like it to be.

P2-35 thriller rough cut analysis

From having analysed this groups rough cut we have learned about something we could use to our advantage in our thriller. Basically, it would work well if we made some of our shots a bit shorter and cut out anything that isn't necessarily important to have in our film so that a fast pace is created in our thriller. Since our thriller is a crime thriller, it makes sense for it to have a fast pace just like the rough cut produced by this group so that it matches with the sort of pace that would be expected from a typical thriller film.

T2-49 thriller rough cut analysis

From having watched a rough cut of a thriller produced by another group (T2-49) we learned about what sort of instruments/effects we could use in our soundtrack. For example, the drumbeat that was used in their rough cut fitted together nicely with the piano music to create a dark and suspenseful mood for their thriller, and therefore it makes sense to us that we should try something similar for our soundtrack.
A similar drumbeat and another tune that is low in pitch when put together in our soundtrack could create the dark and suspenseful mood that we want to portray in our thriller film.

P1-01 Dead Runner thriller analysis

In preparation for our final bits of editing for our film we decided to look at some other thrillers done by groups who were past students at long road.
Therefore, we chose to analyse a thriller done by group P1-01 called "Dead Runner", and from having watched it all the way through we learned from it and came up with a few ideas. For example, we thought it would be good to make some of our shots darker by using a colour changer on Final Cut Express and we hope to use this to darken the first few shots in our thriller. The reason for this is that it makes some of our shots look more eerie/creepy and therefore this fits with the typical conventions of a thriller.

Final thriller project

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

11th February media lesson - what we learned

During this lesson we tried to work with the footage we took from the day before and try to do some editing. This certainly wasn't an issue considering we'd already taken so much footage the previous day,
however it would've helped if we had thought about how effectively the shots would flow from one to the other to maintain continuity, because since we had a few shots missing this made it difficult to get a basic rough cut that was up to 2 minutes long.
From this we learned that it is important to make sure that your actors are concentrating very hard when you are out filming so that you don't have to take a ridiculous number of shots of the same action where your actors are laughing/smirking/etc and waste time that could've been better used taking other shots.