Friday, 9 May 2014


The budget for my film will be as low as it can possibly be, I do not want to be spending big money as we've been studying independent film companies and they survive with no or little budget. So it would be a good idea to see how we make our opening sequence with the same resources or less. Budget does not concern me personally as we will be using the schools resources we shouldn't have to spend any money what so ever. Looking into research on how Independent Film companies get their funds, it is clear that most of these companies are given donations by film audiences. Advertisement is uploaded to the Internet whereby people can donate from £5-£50 to £100, with loads of people putting in small amounts of money a big budget can be gained. An example of this is our case study for Independent film companies Four Lions, their entire budget was from donations which gave them an overall budget of £1million plus  


Costume- Our costumes will be from our own wardrobes, so there will be no cost for costumes yet still should be affective for the production and the audience. 

Hair/Make Up- There will be no special hair or make-up as we do not have the money to be able to afford a make up artist 

Special Effects- We wont be using special effects as we do not have the time to be able to 
What factors I need to think about on how to make an action thriller

Question 6

Just a few ideas of what comes to mind when you think of a Thriller movie

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Final Film; On The Run

Close Up Shot

Close-up is a type of shot, which tightly frames a person or an object. Close-ups are one of the standard shots used regularly with medium shots and long shots. Close-ups display the most detail, but they do not include the broader scene. Moving in to a close-up or away from a close-up is a common type of zooming. Close-ups add affect to the scene as they show the facial gestures of the character and a the close-up allows you to see their emotions.

Long Shot

In a long shit it typically shows the entire object or human figure and is usually intended to place it in some relation to its surroundings. It has been suggested that long-shot ranges usually correspond to approximately what would be the distance between the front row of the audience and the stage in live theatre. Theis is the shot i am most likely to use during production as all films must incude long shots.

Rating a film


When producing a film you must have a rating so you can hit your target audience, so I decided to do  a bit of research into what rating out of 15 and 18 would be best suited for my film. I decided it would be 15 due to the research I did into this. 

What might I see in a 15 rated film or video?

Any of the following:
  •   strong violence
  •  frequent strong language (e.g. 'f***').
  •   portrayals of sexual activity
  •   strong verbal references to sex
  •   sexual nudity
  •   brief scenes of sexual violence or verbal references to sexual violence
  •   discriminatory language or behaviour
  •   drug taking

How much strong language is allowed in a 15?

There could potentially be a great deal. At 15 there is no upper limit on the number of uses of strong language (e.g. f***). Occasionally there may be uses of the strongest terms (e.g. c***), depending on the manner in which they are used, who is using the language, its frequency and any special contextual justification. However, continued or aggressive use will not normally be passed 15.

What about discriminatory or offensive terms?

There may be racist, homophobic or other discriminatory language, and the work could explore themes relating to this.
However, at 15 the work as a whole must not endorse discriminatory language or behaviour.

How much sex and nudity is allowed at 15?

Though nudity may be allowed in a sexual context there will usually be no strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a non-sexual or educational context. There can be strong references to sex and sexual behavior, but especially strong or crude references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context. At 15 sexual activity can be portrayed, but usually without strong detail. Some sex scenes can be quite long at this category. Sex and sex references are treated the same irrespective of sexuality

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Logo Inspiration

These are a few of the many film logos I looked at for inspiration to make my own logo for my opening sequence



Judging by the cover of this film it is clear that the main character looks like a hunter or a villain of some sorts, the full moon in the background could represent a ware wolf.. Also what seems to look like a flying bat/wolf which links into the full moon. The costumes represent an older age of time and the weapons also, all this distributed by the Mise-En-Scene. The black castle in the background could mean a dark, scary like film, furthermore the whole cover looks black and gives it a dark vibe to the audience. 

 Over the years X-Men has developed into something big! Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has become a marvel hero and a legend in the X-Men movies and the films have been distributed on a global scale sue to its success. Over the years it has become more and more popular, and soon everyone will want to watch the new film Day. Trailers are of great importance they give the audience a sneak preview of the film and sometimes contain a significant moment in the film, or a cliffhanger at the end of the trailer to invite the audience luring them in to watch the film. The music is also key it has a massive impact on the trailer itself, with out music the trailer is nothing, if you watch this trailer and imagine it without sound would it seem appealing to you?...I highly doubt it 

This is my filming schedule that we managed to keep to and it helped as it made us more relaxed because we had a set time for filming and knew what we needed to do throughout.

Question 5

How did we attract our target audience?

Our targeted distributed for this film is Warp films. Warp films have previously produced thrillers, horrors and crime film, this already gives us a pre-sold audience to market our film at under the independent film company of Warp films. 

How did we address our audience?

In the film our main character is 17 years old and the other character is late 30's even though above the age of 30 is in our target audience racket it doesn't matter as the character suits being that age. All three characters are of white backgrounds this does show a lack of of representation of ethnicity, however the film does not focus on this therefore isn't really of much concern. The film relies more on the actual film of the run away and the mystery of to the chase in the first place. Also the danger of cars on the road. 

The film has a thinking factor challenging the audience to think why the chase is occurring in the first place, the audience must have a wide imagination to take in all the possible reasons for the main character 'sam' to running away. This will hopefully be a factor in increasing the popularity of the film.  

Ultimately we produced an action thriller that would appeal to an audience of people aged between 15-30. By appealing to the audience with a popular genre and an audience of the middle class using the distributer Warp Films. By doing this we should attract a good audience due to Warp Films producing similar films in the past so the audience roughly know what they are going to be viewing when they watch the film. 

We addressed this by having characters in the film of a similar age to the audience and then a middle aged character so the film could potentially attract an audience of the older generation. Clearly the film story is not explained to the audience so it adds mystery to the film and also depth and thought. The final part ends with a bit of shock and an unexpected conclusion. 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

This is my preliminary task, the objective of performing this is to experiment with various filming techniques. 

Friday, 7 February 2014

Theme Tune

The theme song for a introduction is very important, the songs pace and pitch can set the tone of the movie. For example in some movies the credits will be shown while the first scene is taking place, so people don't pay attention to the credits but they are important to the film. The song affects the the audience as they can guess how the film will pan out. I think this song is very good and suits my opening sequence, this is why I have potentially chosen this as my opening sequence song.