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Initial Ideas Presentation

  1. 1. Leah and Tom’s film plan
  2. 2. Absorbing what makes a good short film: <ul><li>Exciting and Original Idea -even films that are not original, can be twisted and changed, to make it your own. </li></ul><ul><li>A strong script - every line used is vital, believable, and must convey the narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>Good Acting - relying on other people? Yourself? Reliability! </li></ul><ul><li>High Production Values – Good sound, lighting, camera work, editing and lots of individual input. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it short – The average time a viewer spends watching a short film is 4 minutes. The longer the film, the harder it is to keep the viewers attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Beginning – Grab attention from the very first shot. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid repetition and Punch line Twists – Being repetitive can bring predictability which can lead to disappointment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lev Manovich <ul><li>Lev Manovich’s book &quot;The Language of New Media,&quot; describes all new media as based on a database structure onto which narratives are inscribed. He discusses how we live in a culture of cut-and-paste and a series of selective operations, and that “everything had been done”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Narrative: <ul><li>A boy living a lonely life, who’s going through a financial crisis, with only him being able to support his mum at home. In efforts to raise money his efforts fall short and he turns to an illegal trade, which involves him carrying out a number of actions, which result into a mental breakdown. </li></ul><ul><li>His story takes up through a variety of places, displaying how easy it is to put yourself into a bad situation in the hope of a good cause. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What the film displays: <ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Self Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Social groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. Places where filming <ul><li>Outside a job centre </li></ul><ul><li>Inside a car </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape shots over a village and city </li></ul><ul><li>Saltaire train station </li></ul><ul><li>Outside of Leeds train station </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>A house in the village </li></ul>
  7. 7. Section 1: The Morning <ul><li>The sun rises above a village, the boy is followed through approximately 5-7 shots, Looking for food in the fridge for breakfast and there isn't any, Prints off a CV and checks eBay when no items have sold. Says goodbye to mum and hears a cough. Goes outside to get in car which has little petrol to get to job centre so has to run there. </li></ul><ul><li>Shots used are: establishing shots, Long shots showing time passing, medium shots </li></ul>
  8. 8. Section 2: The job centre <ul><li>Few shots of him running to the job centre. When he gets there put hand on walls to catch breath and walks in. time lapse of cars to show time passing and then back to job centre where he is walking out. He kicks a can on the floor and throws his cv. Receives a txt message with a time and a place on. Walking to train station whilst hesitating. </li></ul><ul><li>Train station. Boy walking down from other platform and you see him looking in his wallet before train arrives. Sweeping shot of train until train ends and he has vanished. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Section 3: The City <ul><li>Establishing shots over the city in the day time, turning to dark. Train going past the camera, linking into a shot of the boy inside the train, with a sound overlap. Then there is a shot of the train station with trains passing in and out of the station. </li></ul><ul><li>7-9 shots, using establishing shots, time lapse from day to night, medium shots, of boy and train, long shot of trains passing in and out if station. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Section 4: The Inner City <ul><li>Different characters around the city, where he is, to add the grungy atmosphere. We see a deal taken place in a car, and money being given to the boy. The different characters diverse, in the streets and around the area. On his way back home the bully appears from the dark alley way and mugs him. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Section 5: The Breakdown <ul><li>The boy then left on the floor as the mental messages are sent through his head he starts to walk around alone becoming angry and confused getting stronger until he eventually sits down by the river with his head in his hands, on a bench with one street lamp. </li></ul><ul><li>10- 12 shots. A range of different shots, to create complex emotion and anger. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Characters The ‘Troubled teen’ – main character The bully School kids Business man City people
  13. 13. The use of sound <ul><li>Non- diegetic sound </li></ul><ul><li>All parallel to the action </li></ul>