About the film:• Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.
Film Opening Conventions• Introducing the protagonist• Establishing shot• Set the scene and location• Music reflects the mood and the genre.• Enigma – who is that woman dancing and why the camera focuses on her? Where is the main character and her best friend going?
Mise-en-scene• Costume – casual clothing like jeans, crop tops, skirts, etc. as it was set on a club. Most of the people that were dancing in the club was wearing a hat this signifies that they are hip hop dancers.• Make-up – they have a little bit of make-up on as they want to look pretty while they were dancing. They also had accessories like loop earrings and rings as well to make them look outstanding in front of the crowd.• Props – bottles, glass, clock, etc. like what you would expect to see in a club.• Setting – set in a club as this film is about dancing.
Actors• Honey is sweet, kind, sexy, tough minded woman, she works as bartender and she teaches hip hop dance at a local youth centre,• Gina is Honey’s best friend• Katrina is Honey’s rival• Benny and Raymond are brothers.• Michael Ellis is a music director
Editing• Fade out, fade in – it shows to different locations which was the outside and the inside of the club to give us some details where it is and what it’s like.
Lighting• Low key lighting as it was set at night and it was in a club.• Non Diagetic – the fast, rhythmic music in the background sets the genre of the film. It also makes you dance as well when you hear the music.• Diagetic – sound of the cars beeping, people screaming or talking like you would normally see or hear inside or outside the club.
Camera• Establishing shot at the start of the film to show the whole city. Then tracking shot to show some of the buildings and arc shot. While this type of shot was used it goes with the music.• Panning shot• Close up shot on the clock and the drink to focus on the time and on the drink.• Mid shot on the characters while they were talking. This to show the characters facial expression• Shot reverse shot when Honey and her best friend was having a conversation.• Long shot to show the other people in the club while they were dancing.• Handheld shot when that man was recording Katrina while she was dancing.