1. Assignment 16; Group Planning. Fatou Panzout Jhané Ormsby 7433 7429 Ingrid De Souza Michaela Ives 7500 Kingshott 7380
2. TIMELINE Girl sees poster on bus stop and Starts walking, still drinking. takes out her phone to call The girl becomes drunk and number to find her phone is dead. begins to stumble then Character sitting passes out. alone in the busy street, begging for Girl gets up and pulls the curtainsmoney whilst people open, she looks confused holds pass by, she gazes Shot of the girl about her head then slides down the coldly. to get on the bus. wall. The girl has a drink with her Shot of girl on the bus falls asleep at bus stop Wakes up in a random bedroom and starts walking around gazing out the with drink in her hand, confused to where she is, some of into random places. window and getting officer walks up to her her clothes are scattered on the off at a random stop. and wakes her up. floor.
3. GENRE AND PURPOSEGenre Subgenre Purpose of opening sequence• Drama • Teen-Drama • To make young people more aware of the The main character is a dangers of the streets teenage girl, this would and alcohol. therefore appeal to a more teen related audience.
4. GENRE CONVENTIONSConventions you are applying in opening Use/develop or challenge? Similarities/differences to real filmssequence Use; the main character is a teenage girl Precious; teenage girl is the main victim as1) Victim is a teenage girl she gets abused by her father and beaten by her mother Challenge; the girl is not shown to be abused Fish Tank; the girl is abused by her mothers2) Abuse in any way new boyfriend Use; the girl has an alcohol problem Flight; excessive amounts of alcohol are3) Alcohol abuse consumed throughout the movie as the main character battled with an alcohol problem Challenge; the girls parents are not She’s to young; teenage girl falls into a4) Teenage girl is rebellious mentioned or shown in our sequence troublesome crowd and begins defying her parents by drinking and engaging in sexual acts Use; the girl has run away from home Scream; girl becomes separated from her5) Girl becomes separated from her friend in her house which results in the girlfamily. getting killed by the villain Challenge; the girl isnt pregnant Juno; the girl is pregnant at a young age6) Teen pregnancy Challenge‘; there is no terminal illness My Sisters Keeper; teenage girl has terminal7) Terminal illness present in our sequence cancer Challenge; there is no domestic issue such as North Country; woman escapes from an8) Divorce divorce being shown in our sequence abusive husband and divorces him
5. GENRE CONVENTIONS GENRE: DRAMAConventions you are applying Use/ Develop/ Challenge? Similarities/differences to the realin the opening sequence How? Why? film? Annotated pictures1. Isolation within Society Use- to show and emphasis Kidulthood. the depression through the Similarities as she feels flashbacks and her traveling Alone and alone. isolated.2. Conflict Challenge- it challenges Adulthood conflict as there are no visible One character argues with another which leads into a little fight. conflicts between two characters. This is so we do not deflect from the main character3. Comfort after conflict Develop- We develop this as Fish Tanks. the comfort is not from Due to not being able another character but from to fit in and the abuse alcohol. This displays how mentally and physically within dependent she is on the drink her household. and how she is alone. the main character (Katie Jarvis) turns to alcohol.
6. TARGET AUDIENCE (A) Our opening sequence is for a niche audience because it’s mainly for those who can relate to the character more.Age 14 to 18Gender FemalesRace/Ethnicity Any, White, Black, Latin etcLocationSocial Class Middle/Working classInterests/Hobbies Partying, and drinkingSexuality Straight, lesbians, gays or bisexualProfession/role Student
7. TARGET AUDIENCE (B) The target audience would be interested in our plot because it something they can relate or know someone who can relate to it. They would enjoy the way it’s formed because it makes it more realistic, and they can relate to it more easily. They would enjoy it because of the genre and conventions because it would be what their expected or even challenge their expectations.
8. BBFC RATING Our film would be rated 15’15’ standards How are you meeting standards in your film ?
9. NARRATIVE ST YLE/STRUCTUREOur opening sequence is going to be in a linear styleThe structure of the sequence shall establish our main character, as we would like the focus to be on just that character.
10. NARRATIVE THEORY Todorov’s theory isn’t applied within our opening sequence as there’s no equilibrium or disequilibrium. Propp’s theory isn’t applied in our sequence as none of his elements are shown or have taken place throughout the sequence Barthes theory has been applied in our sequence as there are elements of enigmas, action code but no semantic /conventional code, there is a symbolic code that has been included and cultural code We have included certain elements of Strauss’ theory, i.e the main character is not civilised, she’s a drunk and than in comparison to society Cameron’s theory isn’t applied, as the style of our sequence is linear and none of his theories would work with ours.
11. ENIGMAS ENIGMAS CREATED HOW WHYWho is this character ? Theres no voiceover to To get the audience to introduce or show who she question themselves isWhy is she drinking ? Different clips of her The audience can wonder drinking whyWhat pushed her to be an The constant drinking The audience to questionalcoholic ? what went on in her past life to push her into her current position.
12. CHARACTER(S)Social Groups Represented. How? Why?The Chavs. They are represented as ‘The This was to emphasis the fact that Dancers’ or the cool girls. within society, bonds and groups are If you were a good on the estate/ formed through ethnic grouping, area and were not in that group, you interests or hobbies and social was not classed as popular. grouping or not being able to fit into one forms can clash.Lower Districts. People of the lower class, are This was shown to emphasis the looked upon differently and are exploitation of lower classes of picked out of a crowd to go on a which the upper class do for show which would be used for comical reasons which entertainment for the upper essentially keeps them lower districts. class. However, The upper class seems to work in favour of the lower districts allowing what was seen as love to survive, beating the game.
13. ACTOR(S)Image Name Positional Availability Actor as After shoot of Role normal Actor*fill with an Michaela Main Alwaysimage(long Ives- Actress. available toshot)* Kingshott do extra shooting.
15. LOCATIONSLOCATION NAME & HOW TO GET THERE ACCESS TO PHOTOS OFWHAT FOR LOCATION LOCATIONWembley Park Station Bus/Train towards Public Wembley ParkWembley Bus/Train towards Public WembleyIngrid’s House Bus towards Close - Indoors(Bedroom Scene) sudbury
16. RISK ASSESSMENTTask Possible risk involved Actions to prevent harm to health or safetyFilming in an unknown location • Not familiar with the area. • Ensure that at least one responsible adult • Don’t know surroundings very well, knows of your whereabouts. could become lost. • Always ensure you have a way of contacting someone in an emergency eg; a mobile phone with credit.Travelling to filming locations • Busy roads. • Avoid busy roads as they can caused • Accidents. accidents or damage filming equipment.Interviewing people for filming • Speaking to strangers. • Never approach someone and speak to them alone, If speaking to a stranger is necessary always work in groups of a minimum of two people.Filming underage (under 16) people • Exposing them to material in which they • Ensure you met the BBFT regulations on should not be viewing. your chosen age rating. • Number of hours that can be legally • Don’t over work young children, keep used for filming a minor. filming with them down to an absolute minimum.Filming anyone • Some people may feel uncomfortable • Ensure all the characters are comfortable with filming particular scenes or saying with the script and stage directions before particular lines. you begin filming.Health of group members when filming eg; • Illnesses caused by particular weather • Don’t film in extreme weather conditionsfilming in cold weather conditions. such as thunder storms or snow for long • Tiredness caused by over working. periods of time. • Take breaks every hour or so to avoid overworking.
17. RISK ASSESSMENT CONTINUEDTask Possible risk involved Actions to prevent harm to healthy or safetyInterviewing the public for filming • Speaking to strangers. • Never approach someone and speak to • People may get offended by particular them alone, If speaking to a stranger is questions. necessary always work in groups of a minimum of two people.Interviewing an expert for filming • Could be given bias or copyrighted • Ensure that the expert is aware that you material. are collecting information and doing research for work that you will be given credit for; gain permission for expert.Types of areas • Filming next to dangerous things such as • If you are going to film in dangerousHow safe are they? busy roads, train tracks, water etc. circumstances makes sure you take • Is the area known for being dangerous due proper precautions, for example, don’t to social issues. stand anywhere near the train track or road.Time of day • Filming in the dark; night time. • make sure you have good lighting to • Filming in the sunlight; day time. avoid accidents • make sure you are protected, for example sunglasses.Using technology.. Filming • Using digital equipment near water, • Avoid eating and drink around digital could result in accidents. equipment and avoid using the equipment around water, eg; rivers and lakes.Other • Don’t use alcoholic drinks, cigarettes or • Pose a danger to your general health drugs. and well being.
18. SCRIPTGirl sitting alone in street, gazed expression shown on her face.Girl keeps gazed expression as she walks around street.Goes to the bus stop and looks at poster, expression changes to anunhappy stare.Falls asleep at bus stop with drink in hand, police officerapproaches.Girl boards bus without replying to officer.Glazed expression as girl looks out of window.Gets off bus, walks off.Girl begins to stumble due to amount of alcohol consumed.Wakes up in random bedroom worried expression shown.