Film Trailers: Codes & Conventions • Voiceover • Release Date • Reviews • Title of film • Actors/actresses • 7-9 key scenes • Music • SFX • Institutional details – cast, crew, production company INSTITUTION & MEDIA LANGUAGE
Create a Film Trailer• Using the footage that is already on the Macs create a film trailer for Seb’s film.• His pitch is attached to help you get information about his film• Make sure you use the conventions of a film trailer to help you and look at the example trailers• In addition to the conventions keep in mind you will need to vary the pace of editing and use text on the screen
My company is named Take ActionProductions because it creates ageneral understanding that are filmswill be revolved around a narrative ofan action genre film.
The genre that I have chosen for my film is action, the codes and conventions of my film are listed under these categories.Props: Setting:-Guns -Urban-Explosions (mostly common,-Cars City)-Body Armour(in some films) Themes: -Danger Characters: -Revenge -Protagonist -Terrorism -Antagonist -Espionage -Support -Desperation -Damsel in distress -Time
Film Narrative Equilibrium2 cops (detective Phillips and detective Lawrence) professionlies within a secret unit which specializes itself in doubleagency, when trouble is present e.g. they find out by theirIntel that a drug deal is present, these two officers concealthemselves as the villains in order to blend in. They thenwould bust the criminals and put them behind bars. One copindulges the cop lifestyle however one of them is eager to getout to live a prosperous life with his wife and new baby he isgoing to have. The agency is safe and secure.
Film Narrative Disruption and recognitionCriminals are planning a large scale plotThe hosts of the large scale operation are introduced.Pentagon Eradication is clearly shown to theaudience as the target, the cops find out about thisinformation from there Intel source, a friend(support, David Krumkoltz). They then attend thescene in order to stop the plot.
Film Narrative Attempt to repair disruptionThe cops attempt to stop the criminals pinningthem down to an old warehouse were they havecivilians held at in captivity. The cops bust thecriminals and one cop finds a love interest for oneof the girls (damsel in Distress) from the help oftheir new friend and their supporting charactersinformation they realize that it is bigger than theyonce believed, their cop organisation had gonecorrupt and some individuals were in on this plotto eradicate the pentagon, the cops finally bustthem with the help of the supporting characters.
Stars Protagonist includes Will Smith and Samuel L Jackson I have chosen Samuel L JacksonI have chosen Will Smith to be my key to be my other leadingcharacter (detective Phillips) because protagonist (detective Lawrence)he has shown on various occasions because he plays quite a seriousthat he works well in any role that is however comedic role in his films,given to him, he also plays protagonist this comedic element used in hischaracters in most of the films he is films will work well with myin, films such as IRobot, I Am Legend, target audience (15). His exquisiteSeven Pounds. etc. He also has a performance in Pulp Fictionsimilar role in Bad Boys (1995) were (1994) gave him an Oscar andhe is featured as a cop, I have taken since then he has proven to bethis information and utilized it. quite the action archive in films such as the long kiss goodnight (1996) and Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995).
StarsThe key Antagonist will be played by Alan Rickman, the damsel in distress byKerry Washington and the Support, David KrumkoltzI have chosen Alan Rickman as my antagonist generally because of hes amazingacting. I took a keen eye in his character “Snape” in Harry Potter. This sinister,devious like character is the type of character I would like to use in my film.He has also been the antagonist in other action films such as Die Hard. Heperformed his role as the leader of a terrorist group. This powerful role Is similarto the character I am trying to capture. The leader of an organisation.I have chosen David Krumkoltz for the supporting character because hehas experience in witty fun films. He has played roles in crude hilariousfilms Such as Harold and Kumar as well as playing a role in family filmssuch as Santa Clause. The way he can play many different characters ina variety of films and pull it off is astonishing.I have chosen Kerry Washington because she is a good looking actress whoin her past has been in apart of countless films including the brillianceFantastic four and the last King of Scotland. I also chose her because Ibelieve she will fit the role perfectly.
DirectorI have chosen John McTiernan to be my director because he isa profound Action director who has in his past directed filmssuch as, Die Hard, Die Hard with a Vengeance and Predator.With his experience in the genre I am sure he will do this filmJustice.
ComparisonMy Film The Heist could be compared to a style similar toBad Boys because its theme of the cops busting the criminals.Bad Boys also has Will Smith which similar to my film.However my film could be compared to the likes of Die Hardbecause of its fast paced and coerced action sequences. Thedirector is also the same as in Die Hard.
LoglineTwo heroic officers keep the sanctity of thecity alive by preventing crime on a daily bases,however when the Pentagon Eradication is atrisk, its a whole new game.
200 Word PitchTwo heroic officers keep the sanctity of the city alive by preventing crime on a dailybases, however when the Pentagon Eradication is at risk, its a whole new game. TheHeist is a full on action extravaganza which holds qualities such as its fast paced actionsequences, its comedic elements and its gripping twists that will keep you watchinguntil the last bullet is fired. The film will carry a dedicated staff such as Will Smith, andSamuel L Jackson playing the leading roles as the protagonists, Alan Rickman theAntagonist formally renown for his performance in Sweeney Todd, Die hard and thelately released Alice in Wonderland, and Kerry Washington as the Damsel in Distress.The utilization of these entertaining actors will give us the potential to grab theaudiences attention and consequently increase publicity. My film will ideally be directedby John McTiernan who has clearly demonstrated he can perform in an action genredue to his directing authority in films such as Die Hard and Predator. The film will bemade on a budget of £130,million and will be released in the summer on a certificate ofpg-13, this will ensure maximisation viewer ship with Teens as well as adults.