Script:We came up with the institution name of SLK PRODUCTIONS which is based on our initials; S forSarra, L for Livvy and K for Kieran. We chose this font style as it is unique to us and it looks oldfashioned and therefore makes us, as a company, come across as established.We chose the style for the title based on the Think adverts which gives the effect of road markingswhich is really relevant to our film. This is portrayed through the colour of the font and also theangle it is viewed at, making it look like it is lying flat on a road.The opening shot establishes the location which helps the audience familiarise themselves withinthe surroundings. The first thing the audience see is a car which links immediately after the title andtheme of the film.The next shot introduces one of the main character’s, Ben, but we are not very happy with thecontinuity because there is no car in the background behind Ben, yet when he crosses the road, a carappears suddenly and hits him which could confuse the audience.We added the music, in editing, to be portrayed as music coming from James’ stereo and made thevolume of the music go from louder to quieter, depending on whether the camera is inside oroutside the car to try and make it realistic. We also edited in the sound of the text tone, using aniPhone tune as it is the most recognisable sound related to a phone.We enhanced the noise of the ball bouncing to fit with the sound of a heartbeat to build the tension.We also used a Phantom HD slow motion camera to make the collision more effective – to put thistogether we shot Ben crossing the road and stopping as if he was about to be hit and then separatelywe filmed james skidding and used garbage matte in the editing suite to combine the shots. Thesound of Ben hitting the bonnet of the car is actually a slowed down version of a golf ball being hit asit fitted with the footage and made it more realistic.We slowed down the sound of the stereo music and the car skidding to make it more dramatic andemphasises the shock factor.We then rewound all the action, fitting with the appropriate sound of a tape being rewound, whichclearly leads the audience into the parallel world.The shots of the footsteps were influenced by the old opening sequence to The Bill which is arelevant theme throughout our film. This is emphasised by the pace and matching footsteps whichformalise the situation. This was shot out the side of a moving car, with the car door open, to get asmooth tracking movement. We have noticed that in some of these shots, you can see the corner ofthe car door which affects the quality of the shot.We carried out a range of shots that were repeated with the different characters to really get acrossthe parallel worlds.
From our feedback, we have noticed that the mother was too young to be a believable mum but westruggled to find a suitable actor to play this role. She is a drama student which meant that she couldcarry out this role.Throughout the film we have included fades between certain scenes which reflects Ben fading in andout of the worlds.The dolly shot was really hard to carry out as we didn’t have a professional dolly and had to make dowith a wheelie chair which was hard to control, this made the quality of shot unsteady. We had tozoom in at one point to make sure none of the characters were in the shot as we got rid of Ben andhis dinner set. When it is zoomed in, it draws attention to the movement of this action in thereflection of the unit; however this was not picked out in the audience feedback we gained.We finalise it by showing the end credits alongside some behind the scene shots. This is followed bystatistics which reinforces the message of the film. It then ends with the institution which finalisesthe film.