Year10 8/11/07

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Year10 8/11/07

  1. 1. Format for today: <ul><li>Period 3: ICT; complete and submit your ‘film package’ for investors </li></ul><ul><li>Period 4: First half- complete and submit ‘film package’ </li></ul><ul><li>Period 4: Second half- plan for your practical with advice from Mr Banks and Mr Griffiths </li></ul><ul><li>Period 5: Filming of your ‘clever’ or unusual shot(s) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>To be able to produce an effective ‘film package’ to present to your ‘investors’ </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to use the DV Camera to shoot an unusual/ clever/ trick shot or series of shots </li></ul>
  3. 3. AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written or practical or a mixture of both One ‘timed test’ (3 hrs). This will be on And you will get some info beforehand 50% 50% 120marks 100 marks
  4. 4. Tzvetan Todorov: <ul><li>Equilibrium – setting, characters and story introduced and established </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption – story takes a particular direction, opposing characters introduced </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of disruption – characters deal with events, tension builds </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to repair disruption- highest point of tension </li></ul><ul><li>New equilibrium – problems solved, questions answered, situation becomes settled </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your ‘package’ to present to the financiers: <ul><li>Pitch (verbal) </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment (summary of film, written in prose like a story) </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Possible stars and why suitable </li></ul><ul><li>Likely locations </li></ul><ul><li>Budget outline </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing spin-offs </li></ul><ul><li>Possible directors and why suitable </li></ul>
  6. 6. BUDGETS: $73.2m $20m for Bruce Willis $10m for the director $7m for Samuel L Jackson $2.3m for Robin Wright Penn $1.5m ‘perks’ for Willis $20m Rest of cast and crew $10m S.F/X
  7. 7. Would these actors be bankable for a Horror film? Rowan Atkinson Al Pacino Sarah Michelle Gellar Heroes cast
  8. 8. COMEDY HORROR ACTION Jack Black Seth Rogen Will Ferrel Sarah M Gellar The ‘Heroes/Lost’cast! Young male TV stars Tony Jaa Bruce Willis The Rock
  9. 9. COMEDY HORROR ACTION Adam McKay (Will Ferrell comedies; SNL on TV) Eli Roth Sam Raimi Rob Zombie James Cameron (T2) Tony/Ridley Scott Wachowski Bros
  10. 10. Budget outline for a Sci-fi parody Hero Will Smith $20,000,000 + 20% of the gross
  11. 11. Budget outline for a Sci-fi parody 2 nd Hero Owen Wilson $10,000,000
  12. 12. Budget outline for a Sci-fi parody <ul><ul><li>Villain </li></ul></ul>Jack Black $3,000,000
  13. 13. Budget outline for a Sci-fi parody Director Judd Apatow: $7 million
  14. 14. What are marketing spin-offs? Why are they important? <ul><li>Additional products related to a film </li></ul><ul><li>Toys, lunch boxes, clothing, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Can bring in considerable revenue for film financiers </li></ul><ul><li>Could even surpass the film’s box office takings! </li></ul><ul><li>Could help a film be seen as a ‘low risk’ investment </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why is this film significant in terms of marketing spin-offs?
  16. 16. A box office failure, but a profit was eventually gained through toy sales. A sequel is out next year…
  17. 17. $$$$$$ =
  18. 19. Watches Martini glasses Cigarette lighters Coasters Action figures Key rings Poker sets…
  19. 20. Your marketing spin-offs: <ul><li>What could they be? </li></ul><ul><li>Will they suit the target audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Will they lead to financial gain? </li></ul><ul><li>Will they effectively represent or link in with your movie? </li></ul><ul><li>Add this section to your ‘film package’ </li></ul>
  20. 21. Camera Shots: Doing something different and unusual…
  21. 22. Camera shots: <ul><li>Long, complex takes </li></ul><ul><li>Unusual angles </li></ul><ul><li>Strange perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Not showing key details </li></ul><ul><li>Jump cutting or repeating scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Camera ‘tricks’ to make it seem like something has happened </li></ul>
  22. 25. Your task: <ul><li>To plan and film an unusual/ different/ startling camera shot (or series of shots) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan in this room, using storyboard sheets from last week and lined paper </li></ul><ul><li>When you are ready, attach to clipboard and collect a camera </li></ul><ul><li>Get filming! </li></ul>
  23. 26. Camera shot ideas: <ul><li>A long take, with lots of different things happening </li></ul><ul><li>An unusual perspective (eg: within an object like a cup, through a key hole, directly above or below a person, etc…) </li></ul><ul><li>A trick shot, maybe a person disappearing or instantly changing clothes, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Not showing something an audience might expect to see in the shot (eg: a character getting killed!) </li></ul>

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