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  1. 1. Evaluation By Luke Howard
  2. 2. Question 1 <ul><li>Are opening sequence is typical of any other film of the war genre. Like most films of the war genre are main character is on the Allies side fighting against the Germans. And like most war films the Germans are shown to be the bad guys in are opening sequence. Typical to most war films we have young characters so not only is it realistic but it has a bigger effect on the audience if one of them dies. Similar to most war films and research into the war are film is set it a forest and field area because like most other war films we want it realistic to how it was in real life. Are storyline involves one soldier giving a housewife a letter telling her that her son is missing in action but then you see her son is alive and finds another soldier that dies. We think this created a storyline right from the beginning and got straight into some action as well, this is typical of a war genre to have simple story line that are easy to follow and having a lot of action being key to a good war film but was realistic to events that would of happened in a war. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Are probes like most other war films are realistic to what was used in real life which we found out through are research into the war and the war genre. For example we used clothing that soldiers and housewife's would have used along with realistic guns and other smaller probes like a missing in action letter. We used music throughout are piece to create the atmosphere we wanted whether it was sad or tension building which is typical of any other war film. All these what we did was similar to other war films like saving private Ryan, A Bridge to Far etc. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Question 2 <ul><li>In are opening sequence we have four characters. The first character is a soldiers who delivers a letter to a housewife who is shown to be very emotional and caring this is shown in her the tear drop shows she was crying and she remains emotional throughout the film after reading that her husband is missing in action who is the main character called Zac who has escaped from a prison in Dachau and is shown to be a brave soldier to the audience. We know that the wife is a housewife from her costume and the duster in her hand and also how tidy the house is shows she's been cleaning, this is a stereotypical representation of women in those days. The forth character is a fellow ally who dies from and explosion and the audience is position to feel sad of the loss. We show the soldiers how soldiers were seen in that day and these days which is that they are seen as Heroes. The soldiers in are opening sequence were young and like real events most of them ended up dieing. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>In are piece the soldiers are all male and the only women is a housewife which is a stereotypical representation of women in those days. There are two nationalities involved British and the Germans than caused the explosion. And we show the British to be the good guys and the Germans the bad guys. All are characters are shown to be caring of the well being of others through there facial expressions and dialogue and are soldiers to be brave. Are music also put the audience into feeling sad about what happens to the British soldier who dies through the sadness of the music. Are opening sequence sums up war that it effects everyone even remotely involved and soldiers were seen as heroes whether they died or not. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Question 3 <ul><li>If are film was to be produced we would need a big media institution like Sony, as for are war film to be realistic to real events we would need a lot of money for special effects. They could also distribute are film and promote in many countries as war films are popular in many countries like America. Sony are experienced in advertisement and would be able to advertise Ares through TV adverts, posters, billboards, internet adverts etc, and be able to target are target audience. They have done this with other big films like Quantum of Solace. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Question 4 <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 10. Question 5 <ul><li>Through assessing the war genre using other films and looking at the percentage of females and males watching war films and through the results of are questionnaire we found that are target audience would be males. So during the storyboarding process we made sure it would attract are audience by having an event full opening sequence. For are casting are first hurdle was to find a girl that is young and relatively attractive as this would appeal to are audience. We had no problem finding three males to be the soldiers. For all are characters we needed costumes which were realistic to what was used in the 1940's. But we manage to find sufficient costumes for all characters. We managed also to get the right make up for realism with organs and blood for Jack the soldiers that dies. And for the rest we covered are main character in mud also for realism. We knew that guts and a explosion would attract a male audience like Ares. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Question 6 <ul><li>We used a wide range of equipment and technology for the filming and editing of are opening sequence. We used a dv/hd camera mounted on a tripod when shooting the film. We transferred are footage onto a Mac book where we used final cut to edit it. I learnt how to cut pieces of footage and put effects on them. For example i learnt how to put a transaction from one shot too another. For are music we used garage band and i learnt how to put music together and import it into final cut and change the level of volume for each note of the music. For are credits we used live type to make them and i learnt not only how to make them but how to and effects and import them into final cut. We also used the Mac to make are letter as it had the type of writing found on a actual missing in action letter. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Question 7 <ul><li>Looking back at are preliminary task i think we have learned alot. I think we spent a lot longer on the storyboarding making shore it would attract are target audience. For are casting we also made sure that it would attract are target audience. Unlike are preliminary task we did a lot of research into war films so that we would have realistic costumes and probes. During are filming i think we were much more inventive than during the preliminary task with coming up with more shots that would look better. I think we were also more aware of lighting and checked the effects it had on the shot and do something about it. I feel are editing turned out a lot better due to many reasons. Firstly are shots were of better quality which made it easier, i transaction between each shot was much smoother and most of are editing is invisible. We did not have music in are preliminary task but i think it went well and links well to are piece. Over all I think we have improve hugely on are preliminary task for taking more time on everything to improve the quality on both the narrative structure and the shots we used. </li></ul>