Where did your inspiration/ideas come from? We decided to make an indie romantic comedy as we felt these were aimed at our age range. We researched different genres and decided that we would work well on an Indie genre film. We also wanted the chance to challenge the usual image of a male protagonist.
We watched films of the same genre such as; Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked up and Love Actually to get a feel for the characters and storylines We then watched the movies trailers; teasers and full length versions so that we could get a better understanding of the content that was included. We realised that it was important not to include the entire story line as this takes away the desire to watch the film. What research into similar texts have you done?
What locations have you used? We have used different locations around the Chew Valley area including the local bowling club that we transformed into a restaurant ; to avoid back ground noise and interruptions from real dinners, for the dating scene. We then used the outside of a cafe to show the two main characters on a date as we are putting music of the clip we did not have to worry about back ground noise from cars and passers by. This shot helps to create a sense of reality. We also used Megs front room for Jem house .
The mis-en-scene in our film is important, as our film is naturalistic so we needed to create a believable atmosphere. We did this through everyday locations and clothing. The music we used is non diegetic but in fitting with the genre of the film i.e live lounge versions of songs. What is the importance of mis-en-scene?
How have used sound and lighting effectively in your work? We have used music effectively to cover a scene in the movie that previously had been a trouble due to background noise. We have used music to enhance emotions. We had to film the date scene at night in a restaurant meaning we had to contend with lighting issues. We solved this by adding candle light to the tables and using all the house lights.
We have planned on using a over the shoulder, mid shot on the break up scene to create the impression that someone is listening into the conversation. We have used a pan during the date scene to create the scene. We are planning on using a three way spilt screen that focuses on three actors walking towards the camera as the camera eventually merges into one in an extreme close up. This is to show the characters united descions. What different camera shots, movement and angles have you used and why?
How has the editing helped you to create meaning in your film? It has helped create a coherent film with an understandable narrative. It has helped us to develop our ideas by giving us the chance to create non-naturalistic