Kaya Narrative P Our film is closed narrative, Why? • Our film is like reading a book, it goes to a start to an end – the film doesnt have a cliff hanger, just a solid ending where the story of Laura’s life ends • The film doesnt leave the audience asking questions, it leave the audience with the statement that drugs will end up killing you and you should never try them How has it changed since Draft 1? • In our first draft because we has a completely different story it has changed from the film ending in a cliff hanger being a open narrative, to a closed narrative sending out a message for the end of the film because before we wanted the audience to question what happens in the film and create their own ending according to what they saw.
Kaya Narrative P Our film is linear narrative, Why? • Our film is a story that goes from start, middle, to end to tell the story of Laura’s drug use. • Although there are flashbacks, they are only very short and not the main basis of our story START MIDDLE END How has this changed since draft 1? • Although the story is different from draft1, we have always kept a linear narrative as we want to make a film that tells a story from start middle to the end because we think its more understandable and a better way of presenting a story effectively
Kaya & Sanel Film Theory Q Tzvetan Todorov – Narrative Film Theorist How we will be using his theory… Equlibrium – Before Laura tried the drug, she was doing well at school and had a promising ‘ . future ahead of her and everything in her life was where it should be Disequilibrium – As soon as she was introduced to the drug her life just went downwards at . a rhythm that just went worse and worse, until she eventually dies. New Equilibrium – There is no new equilibrium as our film ends horrible with Laura dying in . A bad state with no friends, or anyone to help or support her in her time . of need
Kaya Film Theory Q Vladimir Propp – Film Theorist Why we wont be using his theory… The villain – No-one in our film intentionally tries to hurt or ruin anybody The dispatcher – This doesnt apply to our film at all, there is no hero to send off The (magical) helper – No-one in the film does, or even try help Laura in her struggle The princess or prize – There is no prize and its based on real life Her father – She doesnt have a father, it’s a broken family The donor – The film is based on real life therefore no magical objects The hero or victim/seeker hero – There is no hero False hero – There is no hero therefore no false hero
Kaya Film Theory Q Claude Lévi-Strauss - Narrative Film Theorist Binary opposition How we will be using this theory Good life : Bad life Real life : Fantasy Good trip : Bad trip Laura’s life in the We see Laura’s life The first time beginning was throughout the Laura tires the whole film the way drug she has a good and anyone around her promising good trip and has would fun However we also see her point of Until she started view of the But then she has using LSD which characters and a bad trip that suddenly ruined sounds she doesnt makes her feel her life in her hallucinations confused and which arent really frightened there
Why we chose Revolver R Entertainment• They are able to work with flexible budgets• They have operations in both London and Los Angeles, so a variety of influence will be obtained• Most films they distribute were filmed in London• The films they distribute are mainly targeted at a young audience• The central characters in the films they distribute are young and troubled• The films they distribute are very similar to our opening sequence which features drugsFor these reasons we believe that Revolver Entertainment will beable to distribute our film effectively.
RDistributor Film BudgetUniversal Studios 4321 $4,600,000 (estimated)Universal Studios Alpha Dog $30,000,000 (estimated)
R Universal..• Distribute movies similar to ours such as 4321 and Alpha Dog• Distribute some films centred around young characters like our opening sequence.• Are experienced in releasing drama films• Is based in America, however they have filmed in British locations and have had British actors feature in the film
R Warner BrosDistributor Film BudgetWarner Bros Altered States $15, 000, 000Warner A Home at the $6.5, 000, 000Independent WorldPicturesWarner Bros Conspiracy Theory $80, 000, 000
R Warner Bros..• Have distributed a lot of drug related films• Is a long established film distribution company• Have distributed a variety of drama films
Kaya & Sanel Titles S Dazed and confused - 1993 During the trailer of dazed and confused we got inspired by the bright colour and they way they faded from bright dark blue to bright fuchsia. This inspired us to use distorted shape in our font. This also inspired us to use bright changing colours in our title because it almost looks like hallucination. We also thought it would be effective to use a bright colour then a darker one to symbolise Laura.
Kaya & Sanel Credits S Devil - 2010 We were inspired by the credits in Devil because of the way the credits come on screen then fade away after. We thought it suited our opening sequence in the sense that it’s calm, just like the beginning of ours and now too attention grabbing, so that our character is still the main focus.
Kaya & Sanel Titles/Credits S We would like to use a font that shows the images in a distorted vision. Here are some of our idea’s of what we would like to use in our title and credits. Delirium Fantasy Delirium Fantasy Showcard Gothic Snap ICT We liked how this font stood out because it was bold We really like the look of this font because of how and the letters are quite distorted. Also because the distorted the letters and how it almost look like letters are bold the audience would focus on the title graffiti which would be eye catching for our target and it’s meaning. audience, however we just feel this isnt the right font However, we didn’t feel it completely fitted our film because it doesnt give out any clues to what the title as it was probably too firm as we feel we need represents. something more flexible. Delirium Fantasy Chiller Delirium Fantasy Ravie This was our favourite design and font of all that we looked at. We liked this font because of the way the letters fade We loved the curls at the end on some of the letters and how towards the bottom which represents our main flexible the letters are. They almost showing a sense of character, however, we feel it looks too much like a ‘fantasy’ and looks quite confusing. Also we think the target thiller title and we don’t want to give that kind of audience would be swayed to look at our film as the font isnt sophisticated, but almost like graffiti in a subtle way. We image on our film. decided that this would be the perfect font for our titles and credits as it ticks all the boxes.
Kaya & Sanel Titles/Credits S IDEAS FOR COLOUR OF FONTThis was an idea of colours for our titles and We liked the confusing design on this titlecredits because we like the bright colours because it was confusing and we wanted ourand the way they fade from bright to dull. audience to feel uncomfortable whenHowever, we don’t think these colours fully watching this. However, it doesnt fit withmatch and doesnt fit properly to what we’re what we’re doing and isnt the correctshowing. portrayal of our film.We thought maybe we should explore using This was our favourite of all the colours anda more serious colour as our film has a designs as we wanted a brighter colour toserious message behind it. However, this is show the hallucinations (as our title will beto predictable for a film like this and we shown while she is hallucinating). Also wewanted to do something a bit different. Also believe that although this is a serious film,it wouldn’t fit in where we will be showing we want our target audience to be attractedthe title as its dull. to the film which I believe the title and credit does.
Kaya & Sanel Titles/Credits S IDEAS FOR WHAT WE WANT OUT TITE TO LOOK LIKE (We don’t have iMovie so we don’t know if this sort of thing is available) This is not our own image
Kaya & Sanel Titles/Credits S IDEAS FOR WHAT WE WANT OUT CREDITS TO LOOK LIKE (We don’t have IMovie so we don’t know if its available)
Kaya & Sanel Music/Sounds T Non-Diegetic Sounds The song played by piano in the last song inspired us to use it for when we show the flashbacks because we wanted the audience to connect with Laura and really reflect and think in depth about why they’re being shown and what they are to represent http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wW_0-TN- V8&feature=related
Kaya & Sanel Music/Sounds T Diegetic Sounds We wanted our character’s from Laura’s hallucination to almost mock her, so we were inspired from dream house to use laughter, in an almost creepy way but still happy. However we wanted to show a scary one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KIn3yP8c5Q too, so we were inspired from the second clip (from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeMYPfnST0 YouTube) to eventually start to make the laugh sound demented and frighten her as she starts to change into a ‘bad trip’
Kaya & Sanel Music/Sounds T Diegetic Sounds We wanted the characters in the hallucination to talk, but we didn’t want them to have their normal voices, so we were inspired by the chipmunks to make their voices high pitched as we thought this would be creepy. Though, we would increase their movement and also their speech so they would be talking a lot faster but still as high pitched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJ7kDLd2o8 We were inspired to use a siren sound during Laura’s hallucination from hot fuzz because, the siren was used in the film because someone was doing something wrong, therefore, we wanted to use it in ours to show that Laura knows what shes doing is wrong in the back of her mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-lcqIuVaR8
Kaya & Sanel Music/Sounds TDiegetic Sounds We were inspired by this story called ‘I’ll follow the moon’ background music because it was very relaxing and calm, which almost sounded twisted in a way. So we wanted to make something very similar to be the main sound play during her hallucination, as well as sirens, childrens laughter and characters dialoguehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QApwa7NtmXI&feature=pyv
Kaya & Sanel Music/Sounds T Sounds we would have potentially used… http://www.shockwave-sound.com/sws_player.php?v=4804&l= The music we downloaded wouldn’t upload to the presentation, so we recorded the sound on webcam our selves. This sound will be the music played during Laura’s hallucination. http://www.shockwave-sound.com/sws_player.php?v=84196&l= The music we downloaded wouldn’t upload to the presentation, so we recorded the sound on webcam our selves. This is a police siren what we would have used during the hallucination http://www.shockwave-sound.com/sws_player.php?v=83604&l= The music we downloaded wouldn’t upload to the presentation, so we recorded the sound on webcam our selves. This would have been played through the flashbacks to intensify them and add emotion to what is being shown
BBFC And RatingWhat is BBFC- The British Board of Film Classification.What is BBFC used for- responsible for what was shown in cinemas and from earlyon established the decisions of the BBFC.Are film would be rated an 18 because it based on drugs sexual context .
Rating System• Universal – It is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. But a ‘U’ film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over.• Discrimination No discriminatory language or behaviour unless clearly disapproved of.• Drugs No situations to illegal drugs or drug abuse unless they are infrequent and mild, or there is a clear educational purpose or anti-drug message suitable for young children.• Horror Scary sequences should be mild, short-term and unlikely to cause undue anxiety to young children. The outcome should be reassuring.• Imitable behaviour No possibly dangerous behaviour which young children are likely to copy. No importance on realistic or easily accessible weapons.• Language Few use only of very mild bad language.• Nudity natural nudity, with no sexual context.• Sex Mild sexual behaviour (for example, kissing) .• Theme While difficult themes may be present, their treatment must be sensitive and correct for young children.• Violence Mild violence only. Rare mild threat or danger only.
• Parental GuidanceAlone children of any age may watch a ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older.• DiscriminationUnfair language or behaviour is unlikely to be acceptable unless clearly disliked of or in an educational or past context.• DrugsSituations to illegal drugs or drug waste must be safe or carry a suitable anti-drug message.• HorrorScary sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a modifying factor.• Imitable behaviourNo detail of possibly dangerous behaviour which young children are likely to copy.• LanguageMild bad language only.• NudityNatural nudity, with no sexual context.• SexMild sex references and hint only.• ThemeWhere more serious matters are bring out (for example, local violence) nothing in their treatment should overlook unacceptablebehaviour.• ViolenceEnough violence, without detail, may be allowed.
• Suitable for 12 years and over• Exactly the same principles are used to classify works at ‘12A’ and ‘12’.• The ‘12A’ category exists only for cinema films. No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless go along by an adult, and films classified ‘12A’ are not recommended for a child below 12.• Discriminationlanguage or behaviour must not be recognized by the work as a whole. Aggressive unfair language or behaviour is unlikely to be acceptable unless clearlycondemned.• DrugsAny abuse of drugs must be rare.• HorrorEnough physical and mental risk may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or constant.• Imitable behaviourDangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on detail.• Languagelanguage is allowed. The use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’) must be rare.• NudityNudity is allowed, but in a sexual context must be brief and subtle.• SexSexual activity may be briefly shown. Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers.• ThemeMature themes are acceptable, but their conduct must be suitable for young teenagers.• ViolenceSensible violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail.
• No one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 may rent or buy a ‘15’ rated video work.• Discrimination• The work as a whole must not endorse unfair language or behaviour.• Drugs• Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug abuse.• Horror• Strong threat and danger are permitted unless cruel or sexualised.• Imitable behaviour• Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be copied.• Language• There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘f****’).• Nudity Nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without strong detail.
• Suitable only for adults• No-one younger than 18 may see an ‘18’ film in a cinema• Only adults are admitted. Nobody younger than 18 can rent or buy an 18-rated VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game, or watch a film in the cinema with this rating. Films under this category do not have limitation on the bad language that is used. Scenes of strong real sex may be permitted if right by the context.