Main Idea- ‘The Story of Us Our chosen film genre is Romantic Comedy. The main storyline follows a teenage couple through their relationship. It’s a simple concept but the way in which we will present it will be lighthearted with an artistic edge. The opening itself will be a tracking shot of the Female Character, Katy, as she sorts through some books in her room. While this is going on there will be credits showing the Film Company Names. Katy will then drop a book and pick it up to find a scrapbook she made of her and the Male Character, Luke’s relationship. She turns it over to reveal the front cover which displays the film title, The Story Of Us. She then opens it and reminisces about their relationship by looking through the pages.
Blue ValentinePhotograph Compilation Inspiration Legally Blonde 2 Scrapbook Inspiration (500) Days of Summer Concept Inspiration Inspiration
Inspiration…Blue valentine: We got our Idea of compilation of photosfrom the end credits of Blue Valentine. We saw this andrealized that we wanted to portray our couple’s relationshipsimilarly to how the couple in the photos is portrayed.Legally Blonde 2 was our inspiration to include ascrapbook and possible voiceover in our opening. Thescrapbook included in Legally Blonde 2 tells the story ofthe previous film in the series. The idea of informing theaudience of past events was grasped from this.500 Days of summer was our concept inspiration becausealthough it is not about a typical ‘fairytale’ storyline, it still isportrayed in a lighthearted and artistic way that capturesthe hearts of the audience.
Target AudienceOur Target Audience will be (predominantly female)teenagers from the ages of 12. Although researchshows that the audience for Romantic Comediesranges greatly in age, our aim of the film would be toproduce something that teenagers can relate to andenjoy because they understand and have asignificant connection to. Our choices of Actors,costumes, location and music reflect this.We, as teenage girls, also fit into the specific targetaudience, which gives us and advantage in that weourselves will enjoy it!
The Actors Dex Elkington & Amelia WalkerWe chose these two students to be our characters because they both haveindividual quirky styles, which ties in with the concept of our film. They also havegood acting abilities and confidence in front of the camera as well as being goodfriends, making their chemistry realistic.For costumes, our actors will wear their own clothes because they come acrossas having the style that our costumes would be modeled around. For the outsidescenes, we will dress our actors appropriately with their own autumn clothes andfor the bedroom scenes we have asked them to bring their pajamas!
Location/ Style of Characters CafePark All of our chosen locations are ‘natural’ places for a teenage couple to be to create a sense of realism in the film. The couples photographed look similar to the way we will stage our shots on our Bedroom locations. We will use a park in Wroxton (which we need no permission for), my bedroom and my local café- which we need permission to film in.
Lighting & SoundFor lighting, we will shoot mainly outside and in the daytime, wherethe light will be naturally good. We are aware that we cannot dependon the weather, so our shooting will revolve around whether theconditions are right for filming or not; on rainy days, we will shoot theinside scenes in the café and bedroom.On the inside scenes, although the room we will be shooting in willhave a big window to provide a lot of natural light, however I am surewe will need extra lighting, which we will be able to provide lamps for.We have chosen to use a voiceover and music playing with the clips,so we will not need to worry about background noise in the clips. Thisis very convenient because in the past we had a lot of problems withbackground noise drowning out the dialogue. We have done researchinto what music to include, and have experimented making our ownmusic with ‘Soundtrack Pro’ as well as finding un-copyrighted musicclips to include to enhance the bright, romantic and quirky tone of theopening.
Font Style We plan to use a font that looks as if it has either been written, typed or printed, to tie in with the scrapbook theme. As well as the film titles, there will be other text appearing in the scrapbook, the font of which also needs to be considered.We really like these fonts because of their‘thrown together’ quality that is common for ateenager to create and like. The quirkiness isessential as an image we want our film openingto portray.