Who am I? Name: Pamela Younes Candidate number : 7488 My Colour is • Red
Inspiration from opening sequences. Se7en• This particular opening sequence is inspirational because it has a mysterious opening and leaves enigma. Leaves enigma as you don’t know who the hand is and why they have drawings of it.
Inspiration from opening sequences.• Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate eventsThis is inspirational as theopening has the storylineof the three children andtheir facial expressions.
Inspiration from film opening sequences Mission Impossible- http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/mission- impossible/Establishing Good sized Establishing settingcharacters credits on the (on a airplane) side in clear font
Inspiration from film opening sequences U Turn - http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/u-turn/ Natural Credits lightning are big and in a weird fontEstablishescharacter Why is he in a red Enigmas? i.e. why car? (represents Establishes setting he didn’t U Turn danger) or go the other way
Inspiration from film opening sequences• My Sisters Keeper - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX0dxizzjMEOpening Small butsequence of the viewablememories credits
Inspirational opening sequences Film: Almost famous (2000) I very much like the idea of the font being hand written as it almost makes the font seem personalised. This is the kind of font that I feel would look best in our opening http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/almost-famous/ sequence Film: Boardwalk Empire (2010) There are a variety of close up and extreme close up camera shots which immediately capture the emotions and feelings of the characterhttp://www.artofthetitle.com/title/boardwalk-empire/ Film: Donnie Brasco 1997 The use of the overlapping transition is quite effective, I like the idea of being able to see two images at the same time. I would like to use this in our openinghttp://www.artofthetitle.com/title/donnie-brasco/ sequence.
Inspiration from real films opening sequences• Anatomy of a Murder (1959) The style of this opening sequence is that they would have the titles on the actual image The style of the opening sequence is images and its black and white there is no footage The enigma would be who is the dead person on the screen and who would be the murderer
Inspiration from real films opening sequences • Oceans 11 – (1960) • The style of this title opening sequence is based on graphical images • The font is when most important informTION WOULD STAND OUT SUCH AS THE NUKBERS • The fonts are colourful
Inspiration from filmsThis particular sceneinspired me because itshowed a sense offreedom and that she’sreleased from the pain. This could relate to ours because at the end if she does commit suicide it will be her way of ending the pain.
Inspiration from filmsThis lighting of this scene inspiredme as it links in well with the sceneas it is romantic. Also, his character representation is that he loves her very much and is a good guy.
Inspiration from films UnstoppableThis is a daylight tragedy A lot of panningwith a train shots was used
Inspiration from films Boys Don’t CryPlot is about atransgendered teenborn as a female Comfortable as a boy and looks like one
Inspiration from filmsShe has flashback of Artificial Preciousa better/different lightinglifeHer clotheslookexpensive Red clothingand her hair representingis done love and passion
Inspiration from real films Film: Creep Isolated train station, this would be good for out suicide scene I like the use of the wide shot to establish where exactly the scene is The use of artificial lighting, sets a mysteriousFilm: Slumdog millionaire mood The use of the yellow tint, to make the scene feel uncomfortable I like his Fearful and afraid facial expression, I want the character in my opening sequence to have a Film: premonition feel of fear Change of colour for flashback, very bright, this would be good to use for the flashbacks in my opening sequence
Inspiration from real films• In Time in this movie it has suicide included and it can show us why people would commit suicide and the consequence of it. And how people have a limit to how long they would live, the rich live forever and the poor die young
In TimeThis shot would be an establishing Its in the morning or He is wearing a suit, The convention is, people always intend toshot of showing that the guy just becoming the afternoon which immediately commit suicide from a bridge. And that’sfell of the bridge and it makes it as it isnt that bright. presents that he is a rich what this guy is doing by sitting on the edgeclear that it is a bridge by showing You can tell it’s a guy that can afford of the bridge. I can tell as it zooms into theus the whole setting, and shows peaceful place as there expensive clothing time he has left in life, as he gave all his timethe audience enough information isnt anyone on the away, which shows that he wasn’t happyfor the audience to get it. bridge and no cars going and wants to die. up and down the road.
Chat Room• Chat RoomThis is about mainly killing them selves and it all started online
Chat Room The convention of This story is This would be aThis is set in a bedroom and She is wearing shorts and committing suicide can be about how close up to seejumping from her window, and a jumper, and her gesture jumping of a building or people the previousshe is video calling someone, we as if she is ready as her self harm, self harming committing scars and selfcan tell this is a video call as arms are side by side on isnt killing but can prove suicide harming again.there’s a computer screen and her hips, and cannot see that, that the personearphones her facial expression. doesn’t like them selves which can lead to suicide
4321• 4321 Shows what the 4 girls would do on the same part of the days and how they would meet up and how the diamond brings them together at the end of the scene wen one off the girls wanted to kill her self by jumping of the bridge
4321This would be a long shot She has a Louis Vuitton bagas it establishes there which is obvious that shewhole body and can see This is set in London Westfield The convention of this has more money than thethe background a bit, shopping centre, and the second picture is that theres rest of the friendshiphowever its on focus pulls picture is at night just next to the always one person in the group, and she is dressingas it blurs out the people bridge where they just stopped one of friendship groups that very smartly as she has aand objects behind them the girls by committing suicide needs their support more sport looking blazer, fulland the main 4 characters because of family problems than others makeup and curled hairare clearer
ConventionsConvention Explanation Example from filmClimax point The high climax within the Crash film where something dramatic happens.Social status Cant be friends/lovers The boy in the striped because of their different pyjamas social classes and status’.Characters Journey The story follows the Freedom writers characters journey/s to see how they have progressed.Emotional themes When a character either My sisters keeper has cancer or leukaemia and they are on recovery or going to die.
Genre & conventionsConventions Explanation Example from real filmRealistic struggles or pain •Abused Seven Pounds •Bullied Cyber bully •Poverty •Racism •Suicide attempts Seven pounds Cyber bullyThe scene of suicide-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPweErG45XI&safe=active She gets bullied No one ends up liking her This was a suicide attempt
Genre & conventionsConventions Explanation Example from real filmFriendship •Barely any friends Mean GirlsDreams of a peaceful place •Being alone, happy & free Precious •Out of misery My Sisters KeeperEmotionally attached •Keeps the audience Pursuit of Happiness engaged Fake girls that no one likes Audience keeps The outsider attached Dreams of calm coming to a places new school
Genre and conventions of drama Convention Explanation Example from real film Many drama films have some sort Film: why did I get married 21)Conflict and argument of argument/fight that stems In this scene a couple from a particular problem for are having a heated example cheating, divorce argument based on divorce Addiction is quite popular with Film: Half nelson drama films where by drug,2) Addiction alcohol, sex addictions are In this film the expressed. Many people have teacher suffers from a some kind of addiction and can serious drug addition therefore relate to addiction and his found by his dramas. student Film: This boys life Some sort of domestic dilemma In this film a boy revolving abuse is constantly 3)Abuse abused by his aggressive step father Film: million dollar baby Some sort of problem which we as individuals face during out day Her boxing to day lives, such as cheating, profession has been bullying, illnesses. ruined by a death4) Problem/dilema threatening injury
Genre & ConventionsPsychological DramaConventions Explanation Example from filmsCrime Theres death in drama In time, when the man films which when the committed suicide and drama happens to find chases the wrong person what happened and whyHero Theres always a less For example in spider unfortunate character man, peter would be the and theres always a hero hero to help that character
Genre & ConventionConventions Explanation Example from filmsThe problem would It would make the Such as parent trap andalways be fixed at the audience feel happy both twin would be backend when they watched it as together and so are the its all fixed parentsAddiction It would show how Orphan, when the mum people would be was an alcaholic addicted to specific things such as smoking, drugs and alcohol
Research themes/topics.• My research is on transgender. Transgender people are individuals that feel like they are the wrong sex. E.g. a male that feels he should be female.• These individuals usually get surgery to change them to the gender they desire to be.• A transgender individual may have characteristics that are normally associated with a particular gender, identify elsewhere on the traditional gender range, or exist outside of it as other, genderqueer, third gender or agender
Research on transgender Transgender is the state of one’s gender identity (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both0 not matching one’s assigned sex (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex. Transgender does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation. The precise definition for transgender includes: “people who were assigned a sex, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves.”
Research• http://Kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/tr ansgender.html# - good site• Are transgender people gay?• Being transgender is not the same thing as being gay. Being transgender is about gender identity- the way you see yourself and the gender you identify with.• Being gay or lesbian is about sexual orientation - gender you are attracted to. Sexual orientation is a different thing from gender identity, a transgender person can be straight, gay, or bisexual.
ResearchThere are two videos of transgender people• http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RDJXR1wXof A&feature=related• http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BSUFtLD1Md s
Research on transgenderWhat is transgender? •Transgender is the state of ones gender identity not matching ones assigned sex i.e. someone born as a man yet desires to be a woman, and therefore may act and dress in a certain way.Is being transgender a mental •No, but this remains a stereotype about transgender people. Transgender identity is not a mental illness thatillness? can be cured with treatment. •Transgender people experience a persistent difference between our assigned sex and our understanding of our own gender. For some people, this leads to emotional distress.How is gender identity different •Gender identity refers to the way you understandfrom sexual orientation? yourself and your gender. It is about the internal sense of masculinity or femininity that a person feels. •Sexual orientation is our attraction to someone else of the same or different gender or both.How do transsexual people change •Counselling with a mental health professionalgenders? treatments • Communication between the person’s therapist and physician indicating • Undergoing hormone therapy • Having various surgeries to alter the face, chest and genitals to be more
Research on sexuality Sexuality is diverse, and deeply personal. Understanding our sexuality is about the sexual feelings and attractions we feel towards other people, not about who we have sex with. There are different types of sexuality, and it can take time to figure out what fits right with you Lesbian is a term to describe sexual Lesbianism can be caused by both and romantic attraction between mental and physical reasons. Many aLesbian females times a person develops lesbian traits at the early childhood itself. Homosexuality is romantic attraction, some people are gay because of their sexual attraction, or sexual activity biology, including brain development between members of the same sex or differences. Some gay males have gender brain development more like straightHomosexual females Heterosexuality is romantic Much human behaviour such as attraction, sexual attraction or heterosexuality is considered to beHeterosexual behaviour between persons of ultimately explainable in terms of opposite sex natural selection and variation. These are people who do not fit Compared to heterosexuality and neatly into the categories of homosexuality, very little scientific heterosexual and homosexual, study has been conducted on because they experience sexual and bisexuality. Based on the studies thatBisexual emotional attractions and feelings for have been done, it appears that people of different genders at some bisexuals are not people whose point during their lives orientation is fundamentally homosexual but who have some heterosexual sex on the side
Research on Peer pressure & how it influences your identity Teen peer pressure is the influence a teens social group has on him orher. Peer pressure is a part of life for everyone, but it can be an especiallystrong influence during the teen years when peers are very important to a teens identity The desire to fit in with peers can be a very strong influence on teens. Peers influence most aspects of a teens life, including how teens dress,what music they listen to, and what kind of activities they are involved in. Negative peer pressure is when teens feel pressured to do somethingthey know is wrong, such as smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or stealing, or something they dont want to do such as cutting class or having sex. Which then influences their identity Learning to handle peer pressure helps a teen mature, grow and learn positive ways to get along with others.
Research on Identity• Bulling• This can be because they have a disability, or being different than everyone else such as being more cleverer
Research on Identity• Peer pressure• There friends would peer pressure of doing something such as forcing and telling them what would be good about smoking for example
Inspirational characters• The mother from “The Impossible”• This is because she tries her best to protect her children even though she is badly injured herself.• Her body language is that she is scared but trying to put on a brave face so her son is okay. She is still holding onto and protecting her son like a typical mother would.
Inspirational characters• An inspirational character “Chris Gardner” from the Pursuit of Happiness because he is a father struggle to keep custody of his son.• He is a strong role model as he won’t give up because he loves his child too much. He puts on a brave face in front of his son however cries when the son is asleep.
Inspirational character Boys Don’t Cry Body language is showing heBoyish costume is confident ini.e. jeans etc, with himselfthe haircutmatching a malecharacters look Transgender – female to a male
Inspirational character Cyber BullyA characterthat getsbullied She over comes Bullying starts to really the bullying interfere with her life
Inspirational characters from filmsFilm: Fish tank The costume is quite inspirational, as it is not at all feminine, in fact it is quite boyish. This tracksuit would be a great choice of costume in our opening sequence, as it is representative of a girl who wants to be a boy.Film: Precious This characters facial expression and body language is inspiring as she appears to be fed up and tired of the life in which she lives, which is exactly what our opening sequence is about.Film:Kidulthood The way in which the girl in staring into the mirror and is unhappy and devastated with the refection looking back at her. I like this idea, it may be used in our opening sequence.
Inspirational characters• Justin TimberlakeThe most thing I like His facial expressionabout him is the way he seems shocks / worriedacts and the way he this can be because he’swould react towards running from someonedifferent things, such as trying to survive bythe police running and saving the woman beside him Hes wearing a suit His body language is which represents that very manly by the way he’s a wealthy man he’s trying to grab the woman so he can protect her and to run as fast as possible
Actors• The actors are Jodie, Amy, and Monae.• They are good for the role because they can sometimes relate to the characters. For example Amy and Monae are both students and they are playing students for the role.• Also, they are available often and when needed. Actors Strengths Weaknesses Jodie Hardworking and Find hard to meet sensible. deadlines sometimes. Amy Hard working and will Sometimes fall behind put all effort in. on work and have to catch up. Monae Will work hard and Find difficult to meet meet deadlines. deadlines.
Costume/props A prop- to be holding something in her hand Shoes thatPlain dark t-shirt to representenforce the darkness dangerwithin the character
Costume/propsMen straight legged jeans toemphasis the dress code of a Comfortable hoodie- redmale and for the character to giving a representation afeel comfortable. danger to themselves.
Titles and Credits Person 3 & 4 Film: almost famous (2000) The style of the font is hand written, this makes the writing seem personalised and individual, we would possibly want to use this style on our opening sequence Film: The Borgias (2011)The size of the writing ismedium/small which allows theaudience to concentrate andunderstand the story which isalso occurring behind, thewriting Film: Mentiras Piadosas (2008) The placement of these credits are in the middle of the screen which highlight its importance, and the colour is black makes it appear as bold and noticeable
Peron 3&4 Music/Sounds• http://freeplaymusic.com – this is where we get our non-copy right sounds This is the website where it would give us a range of sound effects, then we would download it so we would be able to use it in our opening sequence.
Mainstream or independent Independent The issue of transsexuals isn’t hugely expressed in our society it is almost a hidden truth Transsexuals are a minority group, which anent really accepted by the public The mass audience wouldn’t necessarily enjoy a film to do with transsexuals, they may find it slight uncomfortable
Target audienceAudience ExplanationAge 15+ - You begin to find yourself, at early teenage stages, i.e. discovering what sexuality you may be which tends to take place in puberty.Social class Any class - Anyone can experience the dilemma of seeking their identity.Gender Female and male - All the people that are going through stages of finding who they are or whom they may like.Ethnicity Any - It can relate to anyoneSexuality Transgender People that are Transsexual or thinking about changing their gender are a minority group and are the only people who can truly relate to the issues raised in our film.
BBFC Here is the site BBFC stands for British Board of Film Classification The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/ DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984.
Distribution companies• A distribution company we could use is “Hannover house” this is because they are a popular independent distribution company.• They have released films such as toys in the attack, racing dreams and Chelsea on the rocks.
Distribution company• Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1994, is an American film division of Fox Entertainment Group alongside the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox. It specializes in independent and British films, alongside dramedy and horror, and is variously involved with the production and/or distribution of these films.• Fox Searchlights Slum dog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 81st Academy Awards as well as a further 7 academy awards. Other Fox Searchlight films receiving Best Picture nominations include The Full Monty, Sideway, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Tree of Life, The Descendants and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Distribution companiesThe Weinstein CompanyThis is an independent film distributor The film tells the story awhich I think will be suitable for our film, as transsexual womanit makes films based on issues raised from who goes on a road triptransgender. with her long-lost son TobySony Pictures ClassicsThis is another possible independent film This film tells the storydistributor which could be used for our film, of, a child who is seenit also makes films to do with transgender by her family and community as a boy, but consistently insists that she is a girl.