Assignment 16: Planning Rosalin Zein – 7479 Laura Cuk – 7341Chelsea Fashole-Luke – 7357
TimelineClose up of friend Close up shots of Online convo – werequest icon things around the don’t see who or what Back to the Close up of mouse clicking room is being said conversation, planning log out and exit to meet up Someone on their Facebook. Flashback of seeing the girl Flashback of Another flashback – through the window mysterious person when they pass each watching girl other on the street reading at café
Genre and PurposeThrillerPsychological thrillerThe purpose is to excite and thrill the audiencewhile presenting enigmas that they could try tosolve as the film progresses.
Genre and conventionsConventions you are applying in Use/develop or challenge? Similarities/differences to real filmsopening sequence HOW? (annotated pictures) WHY?1. Mystery2. Stalking3.
Genre and conventionsConventions you are applying in Use/develop or challenge? Similarities/differences to real filmsopening sequence HOW? (annotated pictures) WHY?1.2.
Genre and conventionsConventions you are Use/develop or challenge? Similarities/differences toapplying in opening HOW? real filmssequence WHY? (annotated pictures)1. Incorporates elements of Use – There is mysterious Sevenmystery and drama character who’s identity is hidden. Why? To create suspense within the audience.2. The music used within Use – To create a A woman in blackthe film is usually high suspenseful and darkpitched and eerie atmosphere. How? We will find background music which fits the description.
Target Audience (A) Primary Secondary ExplanationAge 15+ 25+ The main characters are teenagers. Adults will be able to educate young people on the dangers of social media.Gender Female Male Typically aimed at females, although males could benefit from the message of the sequence.Race/ethnicity Western culture Eastern Europeans Issues typically represented in the western culture. To buy into the western culture.Social class Working class Middle class It is part of the leisure activities, whereas middle class would attempt to take part in the activities of the upper class.
Target Audience (A): continued Primary Secondary ExplanationInterests/hobbies Social networking, Stalking, The main interests computing, socialising, presented in the technology opening sequence are related to the social network generation.Social group Internet junkies, social The ‘McDonalds These people will be networkers, generation’ attracted to the conventions of the film, including the presence of digital technology.Sexuality heterosexual Homosexual The sexuality of the characters are hidden/ambiguousProfession/role Students, Parents, teachers, These people will be mentors, student able to benefit and guidance counsellors, learn from the message.
Target Audience (B)• Why would your target audience be interested in you film because of the idea/plot?Our target audience will be interested in our film because it would relate to their daily lives (e.g social networking and the character going about her life) and this would make it more thrilling/suspenseful.• Why would your target audience be interested in your film because of the form (how the film is constructed= editing, transitions, music, etc)?Our target audience would be interested in the music as it would create another level to the suspenseful atmosphere already constructed by the film itself.• Why would your target audience be interested in your film because of the genre & conventions?Our target audience would be interested because the film does reinforce some conventions however it also develops them – so they might like to see how we have changed the genres conventions to make the film more exciting for them to watch.
Uses/ GratificationsInformation Entertainment Personal identity Integration & social interaction• Learning, self education • Emotional release • Identifying with valued • Gaining insight into • Escaping/ being diverted other circumstances of others; from problems social empathy. • Finding a basis for conversation and social interaction
BBFC and film rating• To understand what BBFC and film ratings were we researched it and found the official site.• We found the different types of ratings which are U, PG, 12A, 12, 15, 18 and R18.
BBFC Rating• For our opening sequence we decided to go for the BBFC rating of a 15.• We chose this rating as it fits in with our target audience as they would be around the age of 16 and above.
Narrative Style/Structure• Non-linear.• Beginning of story.• Establishes the story and characters.• Flashbacks and flash forwards.• Enigmas created.
Narrative theoryLevi Strauss:- opposition: one innocent character, one mysterious characterBarthes:- Enigma code- Symbolic code- Semantic code
EnigmasEnigmas created How WhyWho is this stalker? The identity will be To draw the audience interest. masked/hidden.Why are they stalking this girl? Clues may be shown but, answers So that the audience can make will not be given. assumptions on who this character may be.What is their connection with the Hints may be given as to who this To create enigmas and get thegirl? mystery person is to the girl. audience on the edge of their seats.What’s the motive? The motive will not be shown or In order for the audience to want told in the opening sequence. to continue watching the film.
LocationsLOCATION NAME HOW TO GET THERE ACCESS TO LOCATION PHOTOS OF LOCATION& (open/close/public) (REAL – show all differentWHAT FOR angles!)1. Name of location: 18 bus towards Sudbury. Closed – it is indoorsLaura’s houseUsed for (which scene):-Facebook conversation-Looking out the window2. Name of location: 18 bus towards Euston. Open / Public – Outdoors.-Bayswater (Cafe) 328/31 towards bayswater.-Bayswater road.Used for (which scene):-Used for cafe scene-Crossing paths
Risk AssessmentsTASKS POSSIBLE RISK INVOLVED IN TASKS ACTIONS TO PREVENT HARM TO HEALTH OR SAFETYFilming in unknown location Easily get lost Visit the location before filming – know your way around location.Travelling to filming locations Forgetting items on the bus Make sure we have everything(walk/bike/bus/tube/car etc) before getting of the bus/trainInterviewing people for filmingFilming underage (below 16) people May not want to be filmed Get parental/guardian consent before filming.Filming anyone May not want to be filmed Ask the individual for their consent before filming
Risk assessment: continuedTASKS POSSIBLE RISK INVOLVED IN TASKS ACTIONS TO PREVENT HARM TO HEALTH OR SAFETYHealth of group members when Group may become unwell Make sure to bring with them afilming jacket and clothes to keep warm.(ex in cold weather, filming forextended hours etc)Interviewing the public for filmingInterviewing an expert for filmingTypes of areas (how safe are they) Area might not be safe with the Make sure the area we are filming in equipment. gives space.Time of day Later time = darker = bad lighting for Make sure we filming earlier so that filming the lighting it good.Using technology ( filming) May be stolen Make sure we go to areas where thisequipment May be damaged is less likely to happen. Always have the equipment within our sight.
Music/ Sounds• Sound of typing• Sound of mouse clicking• Sound of people going about their business• Murmur of people• Background music throughout opening sequence.
OPENING SEQUENCE SCRIPT Opening Sequence Script Unknown person (Laura) sitting in a bedroom. On a laptop with Facebook open. FLASHBACK (1) Rosie in her room at her house closes window and curtain. Mysterious person outside her house looking at Rosie’s window. END OF FLASHBACK (1) Rosie on her Facebook looking at photos of herself and scrolling through her page. FLASHBACK (2)Rosie sitting at a café reading. Mysterious person watching from across the road. Mysterious person is holding a camera taking photos of Rosie. END OF FLASHBACK (2) Online conversation between the characters. One asks the other to meet up. Showing close up of the typing icon on the message. FLASHBACK (3) Characters pass each other on street. Laura turns around slightly to look at Rosie. END OF FLASHBACK (3) Back to online conversation and it ends abruptly.
Shot list1. Overhead shot of film title2. Close up shot of Facebook friend request3. Close up shot of Facebook friend request4. Over the shoulder shot of person on Facebook - shallow focus5. Close up shots of objects around the room6. Shot from behind the mystery person looking up at window7. Wide shot of girl at window8. Another shallow focus shot of mystery person on Facebook – over the shoulder9. Close up of mystery person saying “hey” on Facebook chat10. Cutaway shots of pictures of girl ‘Danny’ on Facebook11. Over the shoulder shot of mystery person looking at pictures on Facebook12. Wide shot of girl sitting outside café13. Side shot of mystery person across the road in phone box14. Close up shot of person typing15. Close up shot of screen – conversation planning on meeting up16. Over the shoulder shot of girl walking past mystery17. Over shoulder shot of mystery person – identity still hidden18. Close up shot of mystery person looking at girl as they pass – slow motion (?)19. Close up shot of computer screen “person is typing”20. Close up shot of ‘log out’ button being clicked21. Close up shot of exit button on computer22. Abruptly ends as mouse clicks exit button.
Group meeting recordMeeting Date Time Location DetailsOne Thursday 21st 12:30-2:00pm Burger King, Preliminary February Harlesden planningTwo Tuesday 26th 12:45-1:00pm Media Classroom Opening sequence February ideasThree Tuesday 5th March 9:50-10:20am School Common Research and Room planning discussionFour Wednesday 6th 3:30-5:00pm Media Classroom Opening sequence March planning powerpointFive Thursday 7th March 3:30-4:50pm Media Classroom Opening sequence planning powerpointSix Saturday 9th March 10:00am-1:40pm Laura’s House Draft 1: opening sequence indoor filming – part 1Seven Sunday 10th March 3:00-4:30pm Bayswater Draft 1: opening sequence outdoor filming – part 2
Short term planningDay and Filming what? Travel Equipment/costume/props/chetime cklistsSaturday Inside scenes: 18 bus to Camera9th Mystery person Laura’s TripodMarch on computer house Laptop9-11am Flashback Costumes window scene iPads Objects around Script the room Storyboard Shot listSunday Outside scenes: 18 bus to • Camera10th Girl at Bayswater • TripodMarch café/mystery /whiteleys • Costumes9-11am person across • iPad road • Script Characters • Storyboard passing each • Shot list other in the street