Part A Opening Sequence Genre: DramaIna Bayson- BlueRamina Arlauskaite- RedCarolle Mafuta-Nkalu- GreenEveryone- White
Part B Ramina’s Brainstorm • A young girl + boyfriend • Go to the same school • Other girls likes the boy, jealousy because of the boy’s girlfriend • The girl bullies/fights the girlfriend • In the end, girlfriend just lying down with blood on her mouth. WWW EBI Its all in short bullet points To put more description Easy to understand
Part B Carolle’s Brainstorms • The girl trying to cut herself in front of a mirror crying • *flashback* • Girl and boy kissing while watching TV • Her phone rings and boy takes it off her • Tries to hit her • *flash forward* • Shows her trying to cut herself again WWW EBI There’s flashbacks and flash-forwards Not unique- make it more Showing what happened before unique The start and the finish is the same (making Showing too much- only pieces audience know it about the girl) of puzzle
Part B Ina’s Brainstorm • Girlfriend+Boyfriend • Boy proposes to the girl after a date (in a cafe) • She accepts • Then, flash-forward: • of her stalking boyfriend with another girl (holding hands) • Unanswered calls from the boy to the girl WWW EBI Explains what will happen in it To add more details It have flash forward
Part B Strongest Idea Ramina’s Idea Ina’s Idea • It have conflict • It have suspicions – Most drama films have – Drama films can have conflict suspicions between – It have violence characters • Have transitions – Flash-forward to show what happened afterwards
Part B Final Idea Draft 1 • Used Ramina and Ina’s Idea together: • Girlfriend + Boyfriend • Having a date, then he proposes to her • Other girl outside of cafe watching them angrily • He putting the ring in her finger *Flash forward* • The Girlfriend saw boyfriend and the other girl talking and play fighting • She calls him, he look at his phone and put it on silent
Part B Final Idea Draft 2 Our new idea from making our opening sequence better. Girlfriend and Boyfriend Relationship • [Showing the day and time] Meeting up in a park (Roundwood Park), he (John) will say that he have a surprise for her • He takes out the ring and proposed to her (Lily) and she accepted his proposal. • [Next day, showing the day and time] John and another girl (Nevaeh/close friend) are in the same park, talking and playing around. • Lily saw John and Nevaeh and was shocked, thinking why he would do this.
Part C Genre: Drama Fictional Stories Dealing with Consists of conflict in emotional themes some scenes between characters Drama Real life situations Themes Addiction Poverty Sub genre Violence Romance etc Tragedy Crime Docudrama (when a character act an event and exaggerates it a bit)
Part C Why did we chose this genre, example • Happens in real life – Shows that not all situations are perfect • Affects young married couples (not all) – Showing that they are still too young
Part C Conventions of Drama Moral Lessons Arguments Can have violence Love Audiences can/might relate to it Conventions Struggling (pain) Emotional scenes Deep emotions Conflict between Can be based in characters real life Misunderstanding
Part D Inspirational films My Amnesia Girl • Director: Genre: Drama, Romance, and Comedy – Cathy Garcia-Molina • Casts: – John Lloyd Cruz – Tony Gonzaga – Carlos Agassi – Etc. • Distributed by: – Star Cinema Magic • Released Date: – 24th November 2010 • Language: – Tagalog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRUmkYM – English 1gFI
Part D Inspirational Scene When she’s recalling her memory when her Fiancée didn’t come to their wedding day She acts like she dont know him (lost her memory) Shocked that Long shot of her she doesnt Mid shot of her waiting for her heartbroken remember him Groom She told him that she didn’t lost her memory at all She told him the He is shocked that she truth lied to her
Part D Why is this film inspiring? • This film is inspiring for me, because… – Involves a relationship – Some scenes are very dramatic • When he found out that she was lying to him that she lost her memories. • She gets heartbroken when he runaway from their wedding day. • Leaving her at the altar. – Involves love, but she don’t want to get hurt by the same guy.
I Love You To Death Part D• Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.Scene 3: Rosalee founds her husband cheatingLong shot of Rosalee enter Mid shot of her with Two shot of Rosalee andthe library books the librarian Time- 7:51/8:55 Mid shot of Rosalee point of view shot http://www.youtube.com/watchMid shot of her looking at books as she see’s her husband kissing ?v=4Vp-to borrow from the library another women Z0u4Rhs&feature=related
Part D Character RepresentationGood/happy wifeMid shot of her smiling and Two shot, Serving her Two shot, they are havingshe seems very happy husband a drink conversation http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=4Vp- Z0u4Rhs&feature=related Two shot, she loves being Two shot, kissing her husband next to her husband (protection)
Part D Character Representation Angry housewife Time- 00:00/00:53 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sAnS9H6sLyM&feature=related Rosalee hatred towards her husband because he cheated on her, she and her mother planning to kill her husband by over dose the food with sleeping pills, and different ingredient.
Part D Why is this film inspiring? • Its inspiring because… – At first everything was lovely – There are deep emotions • When she found out that he’s cheating – Very dramatic, revenge • Revenge to her husband
Part D Uslovia Kontrakta This film is a Russian film about two married couple, she lies to her husband she cant afford having babies because she has problems ( the truth is she lies to him because she doesnt wants to ruin her body.) A girl who gets married her sister accidently falls down on the glass table and has problems with her brainstorm. She Wants to get money to get the oppression done by her fiancé does not help her so she dumps him. Goes to another city to get a job she finds a job where she gives birth a gives away her baby to another people who cant afford them. So she decided to do it and get the money from the people who wants the baby. Afterwards the man gets into relationship with the girl and gets divorced with his wife finding out she was lying.
Part E Chosen theme, brainstorm for opening • Theme: Tragic (a bit), Romance Close up Misunderstanding Flash forwardsShowing emotions of Clips of after hea character/s proposed to her Mid-shot Brainstorm He took his phone out Boyfriend + Girlfriend to see who called him POV Other girl seeing them together Young and became + proposing engaged Cheating in a relationship
Research about our theme: Young couples Draft 1• There are almost 16 million adults aged 16-24 living in the UK of which almost three in ten (4.6 million) are either married or living with their partner.• So there is a conflict in needs and readiness when it comes to relationships for those in that age bracket. Some may marry prematurely because the need for connection wins out.• Students who marry while in school may be missing out on some experiences that would enhance their life experience and maturity.• In their late teens and early twenties, people are still forming their adult identities, and are still doing a lot of growing psychologically. It is best to wait to marry until after about age 27 or so to ensure that this growth curve has begun to slow down. This reduces the chance that people will later come to realize that they didn’t really know themselves yet when they got married, as well as feel that they have grown apart from their partner.Part F
Part F Research about our theme: Young couples Draft 2 • Adults aged 16-24 living in the UK of which almost are either married or living with their partner.• Many young couples rush to marry because they believe theyre ready for the long- term commitment, Later on they face many difficulties like; Verbal Miscommunication Incompatible • Usually one partner will interrupt • teenagers realize they the other to find fault, debate the just want different truth or side-track to a new topic things during the argument. Nonverbal Communication • Women are often more adept at reading nonverbal communication • jump to conclusions about what their partner is thinking about before the partner has a chance to speak.
Research about our theme: young Part F couple Draft 2 Some may marry prematurely because the need for connection and to feel loved by someone.Family problems • Favouring or disfavouring family members • Divorce • Communication problemsIn their late teens and early twenties, people are still forming their adult identities,and are still doing a lot of growing psychologically Sleepover with friends First love/ relationshipSchool/education and sharing secrets Future careers Playing ball with friends
Part G Chosen Conventions and how it develop Convention Use/Develop/Challenge Description and Examples from film Purpose with still shot Conflict and Use- this convention of conflict in a drama This is the scene where Precious film is kind of predictable, as most drama Precious and her mum Arguments films have arguments between characters. were fighting after Precious gets home Develop- We will develop this convention in with her new baby. This our opening sequence by using close ups and challenges the extreme close ups with an addition of convention as it have gestures and movements of the characters. high violence between characters. Love Triangle Use- this convention of love triangle is rarely This scene is when she Closer scene in a drama film, but in a drama- told her husband that romance films are possibly have a love she’s seeing another triangle or a challenge for the couples. guy. This uses the convention of love Develop- we will develop this convention by triangle, because it is a using another girl, so that the girlfriend of confession that she’s the boy will think he’s cheating. However, seeing another man. there will be a twist and it was just a misunderstanding
Who are the Characters & who theyPart H represent Draft 1 Ramina: Nevaeh The Boyfriend’s close friend Clothes: Black clothes to show jealousy, and darkNeil: John Ina: Lily The Boyfriend/ Fiancée of his girlfriend John’s FiancéeClothes: Semi Smart clothes when proposing Clothes: Semi formal clothes while he’s proposing Jeans and Hoody when going out with to herother girlfriend Jogging bottoms and Top when she saw them holding hands
Who are the Character and who they represent Draft 2 John’s Semi Formal Outfit Name: Neil Guevarra - For their Date with Lily Age: 17 Character Name: John Character Age: 18 John’s Non- Formal Outfit - When he is with NevaehCharacter Clothes•Wears semi-formal clothes when he’swith Lily on their date•Wears jeans and hoody when he’swith Nevaeh in the park Phone when Lily calls him The necklace that he willPart H be wearing throughout the film
Who are the Character and who they represent Draft 2 Lily’s Semi Formal Outfit Name: Ina Bayson - For their Date with John Age: 17 Character Name: Lily Character Age: 17 Lily’s Non- Formal Outfit - When following John to the Park with NevaehCharacter Clothes•Wears semi-formal clothes whenshe’s with John on their date•Wears jogging bottoms, and topwhen she saw John and Nevaeh inthe park Phone that she The ring that will be using John will give Jewellery that shePart H to her will wear ing their date
Who are the Character and who they represent Draft 2 Name: Ramina Arlauskaite Age: 18 Character Name: Nevaeh Character Age: 17Character Clothes•Wears black clothes throughout thescenes Nevaeh’s Casual Outfit - When she is standing outside the Café - When she is with John in the Park Part H
Part I Location/Setting Draft 1 • Cafe: where John proposes to Lily, while Nevaeh is outside looking at them.
Part I Location/Setting Draft 1 • Round wood Park: When Lily saw John and Nevaeh holding hands
Part I Location/Draft 2 We are going to use the Park (Roundwood Park) for our whole Opening Sequence. This is the place where Lily would see Nevaeh This is the place where and John John will propose to her We chose this place, because we want to make the audience think that why would he be with Nevaeh in the same place, where he proposed to Lily.
Part J How are we going to create enigma • Showing pieces of the puzzle – Not showing everything – Building suspense • Flashes of clips – There will be a flash forward
5 bullet points of what is going toPart K happen in the whole film • John and Lily got engage and move in together • Lily becomes very over protective and thinks that John is cheating on her • They always argue on simple things • John’s old friend (Nevaeh) text’s him to meet up, and Lily read it and become’s suspicious • John picks up the phone and meet up with Nevaeh. He doesn’t know that Lily is following him and Lily ended the relationship and John explains that him and Nevaeh are just friends • Tries to work thing out and they’re not engage anymore
Part K 5 bullet points of what is going to happen in the opening sequence [Shows the date and time] • John and Lily meet up in the park, because he is going to say something important to Lily. • He proposed to her, and she was speechless, shocked, and happy. • Shoe accepted his proposal, he put the ring to her finger. [Next day: Shows the date and time] • John was on the same park with his close friend Nevaeh, talking and playing around (like what friends do). • Lily saw them, shocked and gets jealous, because she doesn’t know who Nevaeh is.
Part L Shot list Draft 1 Shot Shot Name Description Prop/Costume Number 1 Two Shot Lily and John sitting down in Cafe, smart clothes- jeans, the cafe (having a date) polo, trainers, skirt, top, shoes, coffee 2 Over the John taking out the ring to Ring in the box Shoulder shot propose to Lily 3 Mid shot Nevaeh of her looking at John Black jacket, jeans, white and Lily angrily top, boots, make up black lipstick 4 P.O.V Nevaeh’s POV of what she is Table, chairs, coffee, seeing people, ring, clothes 5 Close up Opening of the box (ring) Box and ring 6 Mid shot Lily shocked and happy Make up 7 Close up Lily’s eyes crying of joy
Part L Shot Shot Name Description Props/Costume Number 8 Extreme Close Him putting the ring in her Ring up finger 9 Long shot John and Nevaeh holding Park, clothes- hands in park trousers, Hoody, trainers, jeans, jacket, hand bag 10 Mid shot Lily behind John and Nevaeh Tracksuit trousers, top, jacket, trainers, hair tied back 11 Close up Lily dialling the phone to call phone John 12 Two shot (Mid Nevaeh and John Talking Clothes, phone shot) *Phone rings* 13 Extreme close Him declining the call phone up
Part L Shot list Draft 2 Shot Shot Name Description Prop/Costume No. 1 Long shot John is standing up waiting for Lily in the John’s Semi formal park (he stands up next to the bench) clothes, park bench 2 Long shot Lily running towards John (camera is in front Lily’s semi-formal of her) clothes 3 Mid shot Both John & Lily greet each other with a hug John and Lily’s semi- formal clothes and park bench 4 Two shot Both of them sitting down on the bench John and Lily’s semi- formal clothes 5 Over the shoulder Both of them started to talk, and he told her John and Lily’s semi- shot & Reverse that her loves her and shows her his surprise formal clothes shot for her
Part L 6 Mid shot John taking out the ring out of his pocket John’s Semi formal clothes 7 Close up Him showing the ring John’s Semi formal clothes and ring 8 Mid shot John saying “Will you marry me?” to Lily John’s Semi formal while showing her the ring clothes and ring 9 Close up Shows Lily’s face expressions of surprise, Eye make up happy, and speechless – hand over mouth 10 Extreme Close up John putting on the ring to her finger Ring 11 Point of View Point of view of Lily following John John’s Non-formal outfit 12 Over the shoulder Lily is seeing both John and Nevaeh greeting Lily, and John’s Non- each other formal outfit and Nevaeh’s outfit (all black) 13 Two shot John & Nevaeh are both in the park sitting John and Nevaeh’s down, talking and playing Non-formal outfit 14 Close up Lily’s expression when she saw John and No Make up Nevaeh together (she doesn’t know who Nevaeh is) - Jealousy
Part M Script Draft 1 1. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Two shot, of Lily and John sitting down in the cafe shop, drinking tea. 2. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Over the shoulder shot, John taking out the ring to propose to Lily. 3. EXT. THE CAFE SHOP WINDOW Mid-shot, Nevaeh looking at John and Lily angrily. Wearing a black jacket, jeans, white top, boots, and black lipstick. 4. EXT. THE CAFE SHOP WINDOW Point of view shot, Nevaeh point of view of what she is seeing. 5. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Close up shot, John’s hand opening the ring box
Part M 6. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Mid-shot, Lily shocked and happy, she put her hands over her mouth speechless. 7. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Close up, Lily’s face crying as John propose to her. 8. INT. INSIDE THE CAFE SHOP. DAY Extreme Close up, John putting the ring on Lily’s finger. 9. EXT. ROUNDWOOD PARK. Long shot, John and Nevaeh holding hands, walking in the park. John’s wearing gray trousers, red hoody, and trainers whilst Nevaeh wearing jeans, black jacket, and hand bag. 10. EXT. ROUNDWOOD PARK. Mid-shot of Lily behind John and Nevaeh, wearing tracksuit, top, jacket, trainers, and hair tied back.
Part M 11. EXT. ROUNDWOOD PARK. Close up shot, Lily dialling her phone to call John, she press the button hard as she cannot believe what she’s seeing. 12. EXT. ROUNDWOOD PARK. Two shot and Mid shot, Nevaeh and John talking, laughing, the phone rings. 13. EXT. ROUNDWOOD PARK. Extreme Close up shot, John’s hand and the phone. He declines the call. BLACKOUT
Part N Applying theories of Todorov • Opening Sequence – Everything started good- him proposing – Then, becomes complicated- she sees John with someone else, suspicion – New equilibrium- for the audience to watch and find out more • Whole Story – He proposes to Lily, she moved in with John and started to be over protective – Lily saw Nevaeh’s text to John and followed him and saw Nevaeh with him – They broke up because Lily thinks that he’s cheating – But went back together knowing that Nevaeh is only his close friend
Applying the Theories of Propp• Opening Sequence and Whole Story – Main character is John as the story revolves around him – Second character is Lily, because she is the one who will react on the first and second scenes – Villain is Nevaeh, because she is the one that will make Lily feel jealous
Part P Applying theories of Strauss • We didn’t use his theory of Binary Opposition, because there are no characters that are evil in our Opening Sequence • There are no good and bad • All of the characters are equal (no one is stronger than the other)
Part Q Target Audience • Age: 15-25 • Gender: Both • Social Class: Working class • Hobbies: exploring, going out, • Lifestyle: Teenagers, young adults • Location: London
Part Q Interviews Results Draft 1 3.5 3 2.5 15-18 years old 2 19-21 years old 1.5 1 0.5 0
Part Q Interview Results Draft 2 • 6/6 people thinks that the Genre: Drama is interesting • 6/6 people thinks that the Genre: Drama is for expressing feelings • 6/6 people thinks that the Genre: Drama is for entertainment • 4/6 people liked the storyline and the emotions in a drama film • 3/6 people liked the different characters in a film • 1/6 people liked watching drama films, because its interesting • 3/6 people expects a sad story in a drama film
Part Q Interview Results Draft 2 • 1/6 people expects a good ending or a twist at the end of the film • 1/6 people expects death or romance • 4/6 people thinks that the purpose of the Opening Sequence is to give a bit of idea of the film • 4/6 people thinks that the Opening Sequence is to capture the viewers attention • 6/6 people would watch our Opening sequence because they think it’s a suspense and thrilling • 4/6 people says that “it depends” if our Opening Sequence is a good/bad example of young couples
Part Q Interview Results Draft 2 • 1/6 people thinks that our Opening Sequence is a bad example of young couples • 1/6 people thinks that our Opening Sequence is a good example of young couples • 3/6 people thinks that the Age Group for our Opening Sequence is for Young Adults • 1/6 people thinks that the Age Group for our Opening Sequence is for 16-20 years old • 2/6 people thinks that the Age Group for our Opening Sequence is for 14 and up years old
Part R Film Distributor and why Draft 1 • One of the six major movie studios • One of the oldest American movie studios • Industry: Film • In the film industry since 1912 • Founded: 30th April, 1912 – Its products are motion pictures • Headquarters: California, US • They also distribute drama films – The Phantom of the Opera (1925) • Products: Motion Pictures – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) • Founder: Carl Laemmle
Part R Film Distributor and why • Setup so that filmmakers can get a better deal • originally concentrated on foreign films, including such titles as Don’t Move, • In 2005 Dogwoof launched the UK Digital• Industry: Motion pictures, Television Screen Network DSN at the Curzon Soho• Headquarters: London (UK) cinema• Founded: 2004 • controlling costs, and actually having the• Founder: Any Whittaker chance of seeing revenues and profits. Anna Godas Why we choose Dogwoof • It’s a U.K based • Not a big well known company like universal • Do foreign film http://dogwoof.com/about/dogwoof_in die/
Part S BBFC Standard The British Board of Film Classification are the Law that Filming Companies have to follow to have the correct information of what a film can actually have. Different Classifications of different films (Age Rate) and what sort of things they’re supposed to have
Part S Our Age Rate of the Film BBFC Standard Our Age Rate and what we will have • Taking drugs can be shown, but cannot be used to encourage people. • We will have some strong • Strong threat and menace language on the Whole Story • Dangerous behaviour is – When the couples argue allowed, but will not have a lot of • We will not have the use of drugs detail • Frequent use of strong language • Sexual context, but no strong details • Sexual activity can be portrayed without any strong details • Violence can be strong, but cannot dwell on pain or injury, no strong details
Part T Evidence- Title and credits (fonts) Draft 1 • As a group we decided to use font Times new roman – It will be helpful for our opening sequence title easy to read and eye catching – To express a range of voices and emotions . – Versatile and comfortable to work with, this title are like a favourite pair for our group opening sequence Draft 2. This is an example of what Font we will be using for our Opening Sequence.
Part T Title and Credits (fonts) Draft 2 • As a group we decided to pick: – The font ‘Harlow Solid Italic’ – It is eye catching – Elegant – Can show that it is about love This is our Title Another word for Resentful ‘Jealousy’
Inspired Films for Title and Credits• We got inspired by the film ‘Water for Elephants’ – Also a Drama film Introducing the distributors – There are no opening credits at the start of the opening sequence• We also got inspired by the The text fading in and film ‘Black Swan’ out – A drama film Always in the middle of the screen The title is also in the The credits are all in middle of the screen & in capital letters capitals
Part U Music/Sound This sound is when Lily is standing behind John and Nevaeh, looking at them shocked and heartbroken To show that she may be thinking something bad This can be on the scene when Nevaeh is standing outside the cafe looking at John and Lily angrily This will be used when John proposes to Lily. To show happiness and joy