Secondary Research
Secondary research:
     Mathieu Kassovitz
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?id=1895&show=screenshots
http://www.im...
Techniques used in “La Haine”
 There are a lot
  of techniques
  used in La
  Haine that I
  would like to
  experiment w...
Open/close shots
 In the film La Haine Kassovitz
  uses the same sort of shot to
  open and to close the film.
  This giv...
Graffiti
 Kassovitz uses background
  graffiti, signs or posters to get
  across to the audience an
  extra message, in L...
3 Minute Wonder
 http://4talent.channel4.com/
 http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/0-9/3mw/
 http://en.wikipedia.or...
3 Minute Wonder

3 minute wonders are short films shown
 during prime time on channel four often
 after the news before a...
I think that 3 Minute wonder is very
 popular because although they are
 documentaries they go against the
 conventions t...
Other short films
http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html
http://www.smartcine.com/images/pixar_short_films_vol_1_still.jpg...
 Disney have also cashed
  in on the short film
  franchise via Pixar Shorts.
  I haven't personally taken
  any influenc...
Paris, Je T’aime
Paris je t’aime is a feature length film
consisting of 18 short films. I took a lot of
influence from thi...
New York, I love you
 “New York, I love you” is the
  sequel to “Paris, je t’aime” it
  is a series of short films but
  ...
Silent Films
http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/20/2051/3GO4D00Z/charlie-chaplin.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hush_(Buff...
Perceptions of silent films

When many people think of silent films
 they think of overacting, Charlie Chaplin
 and eager...
Silence in modern media
 In an episode of Buffy the Vampire
  Slayer there is no dialogue used.
 “Joss Whedon claimed he...
Naming my film
Initial ideas
When it came to naming my film I knew that I wanted to have something that
  went along with the initial sto...
Research conclusion
 From carrying out my primary research I have
  decided to go ahead with my initial idea. When
  peop...
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  1. 1. Secondary Research
  2. 2. Secondary research: Mathieu Kassovitz http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?id=1895&show=screenshots http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113247/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ijjl6t30Kc
  3. 3. Techniques used in “La Haine”  There are a lot of techniques used in La Haine that I would like to experiment with in my short film. In particular his use of opening and closing the film and the use of graffiti.
  4. 4. Open/close shots  In the film La Haine Kassovitz uses the same sort of shot to open and to close the film. This gives a feel of the film rounding to an end or coming to the end of a cycle because things are now back as they are.  I would like to use this in my film by having the first shot be somebody opening her eyes and then the last shot of her closing them as in my film the main girl witnesses and lives through something awful which I think could be emphasised by the use of her eyes.
  5. 5. Graffiti  Kassovitz uses background graffiti, signs or posters to get across to the audience an extra message, in La Haine when there is some important text that the audience needs to know about, the subtitles will come up so the viewer knows that it is important.  I would like to use this as I plan for my film to have no sound so when at the end I want to get an important message across I will have it in a bright colour on a wall somewhere but so it is clearly in shot, although I will obviously have no need for subtitles but I think the bright colour will make it strong enough.
  6. 6. 3 Minute Wonder http://4talent.channel4.com/ http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/0-9/3mw/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Minute_Wonder
  7. 7. 3 Minute Wonder 3 minute wonders are short films shown during prime time on channel four often after the news before a large audience pulling show. It is seen as a great opportunity for up and coming directors. 3 Minute wonder is mostly responsible for making documentaries more acceptable in today’s society.
  8. 8. I think that 3 Minute wonder is very popular because although they are documentaries they go against the conventions that people normally expect of documentaries. I wouldn’t say that 3 minute wonder has directly influenced me but I think the influence it has had on the world of short films such as making it acceptable for them not to always make perfect sense or not to have a definitive beginning, middle and end has definitely influenced me.
  9. 9. Other short films http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html http://www.smartcine.com/images/pixar_short_films_vol_1_still.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_je_t'aime http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401711/
  10. 10.  Disney have also cashed in on the short film franchise via Pixar Shorts. I haven't personally taken any influence or ideas from this range of short films though I do think they have had a large impact on the younger audience and therefore the age group that I am targeting. Because they are shown with the most popular Disney Pixar films they are very well known and as can be seen, not many people I asked would class them as a short film which I found surprising but one the other hand did confirm my thoughts of short films being misconceived.
  11. 11. Paris, Je T’aime Paris je t’aime is a feature length film consisting of 18 short films. I took a lot of influence from this as some of the films don't have a particular story as such and leave the audience thinking which I believe a short film should be able to do and what I hope my short film would do. Because the films are all in French, from British audiences point of view they are the same as them being silent as non of the dialogue makes sense. This has influenced me because I like the idea of having no dialogue or having dialogue that people don’t necessarily understand which helped lead me to the idea of having my film with no dialogue.
  12. 12. New York, I love you  “New York, I love you” is the sequel to “Paris, je t’aime” it is a series of short films but this time about finding love in New York, this is the first time that really well known celebrities have been in a high publicity short film which I think will cause more interest in short films.  All the films seem to come in to a ready set situation as there is not enough time to set the scene – after seeing this I decided that I wouldn’t spend time setting a scene or introducing the characters as it would clearly eat too much into the five minutes I have to make the film.
  13. 13. Silent Films http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/20/2051/3GO4D00Z/charlie-chaplin.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hush_(Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0533443/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-m2Y5_zj6M
  14. 14. Perceptions of silent films When many people think of silent films they think of overacting, Charlie Chaplin and eager piano music but I think that is a thing of the past now, I think those old kind of silent films were very influential in there own right but there are a lot more varieties of silent films, and in some cases techniques such as no dialogue is used in television.
  15. 15. Silence in modern media  In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer there is no dialogue used.  “Joss Whedon claimed he wrote this episode as a challenge to himself. Critics had hailed him for his deft use of banter and witty wordplay, so he decided to see if he was a good enough writer to craft an episode which was largely lacking any dialogue at all.”  It was very well received having the highest ratings of series four, earning them an Emmy nomination and a place in the top 25 scariest moments in TV.
  16. 16. Naming my film
  17. 17. Initial ideas When it came to naming my film I knew that I wanted to have something that went along with the initial storyline of my film which as can be seen from the synopsis, is all about a change in position and momentum which lead me to these names:  Role reverse  Voyeur  Turnaround  Revolve  Reversal I firstly thought from a audience point of view and ruled out “Role Reverse” and “Turnaround” because I don't think that those names would inspire me to want to watch a film. After that I typed each of the words into Google, from typing in Voyeur I discovered that this was definitely not the audience I would want to go into. When searching “Revolve” I discovered that there is a clothing brand of this name which I thought could lead to copyright problems. Finally after searching “Reversal” I found no clashes so I decided to go for this as my title
  18. 18. Research conclusion  From carrying out my primary research I have decided to go ahead with my initial idea. When people didn’t seem to respond well to the silent film idea it did worry me but then after the focus group I resolved the issues so felt I would be safe to go ahead with.  The things I have researched for my secondary research have all influenced both the layout of the film and the techniques I would like to use.

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