Planning For My Own Rom Com


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Planning For My Own Rom Com

  1. 1. Planning for my own Rom-com
  2. 2. Casting and Costume ideas
  3. 3. Planning for trailer: Casting Options <ul><li>Character 1 (Girl 1- Main character) – Emily </li></ul><ul><li>Character profile: This character needs to be a typical, normal teenager. She needs to fit the role of a quiet, clever girl who is trying to fit into school roles as well as find herself </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Clever </li></ul><ul><li>Typical </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypical looking girls who generally aren’t noticed by the opposite sex </li></ul><ul><li>This characters costume consists of casual outfits such as converse, Jeans, and a patterned casual top. The character also doesn’t wear a lot of make up and often wears her hair in quite “Boring” styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Feels like she can fit the role well and relate to the character </li></ul><ul><li>Has the typical main character look </li></ul><ul><li>Is confident enough to be able to act the role </li></ul><ul><li>Looks comfortable in the character costume types </li></ul><ul><li>Is average height for a youngish teenager </li></ul>Negative - Has no former acting experience 1. Ellie Quin – Chosen Actress 2. Sam Chandler Positive - Has the perfect look for the role - Would be able to act the part Negative - Maybe too tall to fit the young teenage role - No previous acting skills - Doesn’t look really comfortable in the characters casual costumes
  4. 4. Emily’s Costume ideas <ul><li>Converse </li></ul><ul><li>Tops with printed cartoons/images on them </li></ul><ul><li>Just a pair of jeans </li></ul><ul><li>Casual style </li></ul><ul><li>Hair usually just straight down </li></ul><ul><li>Colours are usually quite bright such as red/blue but not anything seen to be really stylish </li></ul><ul><li>Usually carrying books, and a big bag </li></ul>
  5. 5. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (2) Character 2 (Main guy) - Josh Character profile: This character has got to have the boyish, stereotypical good looks. He has to have a “Fit” body and a tan would be a bonus, as well as the pretty boy features. He is the character that most girls “drool” over. The character is misunderstood and is fed up with people basing him on his looks. Costume consists of quite stylish and casual outfits - Good body - Good looking - Tan - Still have quite a sweet and innocent look - The character is very kind and nice in the film 1. Michael Dunne Positive Fits the image of the character Suits the characters role Negative Isn’t around a lot for filming No former acting experience Maybe a bit too tall for the main girl character 2. Liam Moorhead – Chosen Actor Positive - Fits the characters role and image - Has the still “Sweet” part of the characters qualities - Suits with the main characters look - Also very close to character 2 (Katie Smith) which enables them to have a connection Negative Has no former acting experience
  6. 6. Josh’s Costume ideas <ul><li>Very stylish outfits </li></ul><ul><li>Usually plain clothing, nothing patterned </li></ul><ul><li>Quite comfortable style </li></ul><ul><li>Jeans </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wild” type of hair to suggest he is down to earth and “Cool” </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpers </li></ul><ul><li>Usually carrying a football or nothing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (3) Character 3- (Girl 2, Popular girl) - Chelsea Character profile: This character is very confident and eccentric; she is the typical “pretty girl” of the school and is admired by many. She also plays the “Bitch” role in the film and is enemies with the main character. This character has a lot of attitude which has to be portrayed in the scenes. The characters costume consists of bright colours, stylish items of clothing with a variety of accessories. 1. Katie Smith – Chosen Actress Positive - Has former acting experience - Looks comfortable in the stylish outfits Is very confident - Suits with the main guys height and look
  8. 8. Chelsea’s Costume ideas <ul><li>Very bright costume choice </li></ul><ul><li>Always wearing some form of accessory such as a hat or lots of jewellery </li></ul><ul><li>Very stylish and fashionable outfits e.g. Leggings and bright tops </li></ul><ul><li>Boots </li></ul><ul><li>Has the “Pretty” and popular girl type of costumes </li></ul><ul><li>Tends to carry make up </li></ul>
  9. 9. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (4) Character 4- (Girl 3- Goth) - Lauren Character profile: This character comes across as being the surly type who only sometimes smiles and is often found standing with her two other “Goth” friends. This character has to come across as being quite dominant and the actress must be able to pull off the dark gothic look. Costume consists of dark eye make up, black clothing, with the hair covering most of the characters face. 1. Sam Chandler – Chosen Actress Positive - Has the dark features that would be able to pull of the gothic clothing - Quite tall which makes it easier for her to pull off the “Intimidating” characteristic - Can pull the character off Negative - No former acting experience Positive - Has previous acting experience - Look comfortable in the “Gothic” clothes Negative - Doesn’t have stereotypical “Gothic” features 2. Maria Potter
  10. 10. Lauren’s Costume ideas <ul><li>Very dark clothing, generally black </li></ul><ul><li>Black jeans and top </li></ul><ul><li>Dark make up </li></ul><ul><li>Hair straight down, often across her face </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe typical gothic jewellery and accessories such as a studded belt/bracelet </li></ul><ul><li>Black shoes (plimsolls) </li></ul><ul><li>Often holding an iPod </li></ul>
  11. 11. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (5) Character 6 and 7- Goth friend 1 and 2 Character profile: The character needs to have the typical “gothic” look including dark features. They also have to be average height so not as tall as the main Goth (Lauren) so then they don’t stand out as much as her. They need to be able to pull off the character image and surliness. 1. Chris Janes 2. Jimmy Buss – Chosen Actor 3. Jenny Barber – Chosen Actress Positive - Previous acting Negative - Probably best suited to a role with more dialogue - Doesn’t pull of the “Gothic” look as well as candidate 2 Positive Suits the characters image and clothing Negative No former acting Positive - Suits the characters image and can pull off the make up and clothes of the “Goth” Negative No former acting
  12. 12. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (6) Character 5 and 6- Emily’s best friends Character profile: These character appears often in the scenes however, they don’t have a lot of dialogue so the actress/actor doesn’t need any previous acting skills. These characters are always by the main girls side and often helps her through the hard times as well as showing a typical teenage friendship 1. Siobhan Grant – Chosen Actress Positive - Already a close friend to the main actress so, friendship already there - Suits the role of quiet best friend Negative - No previous acting experience 2. Chris Janes – Chosen Actor <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Previous acting experience so can pull off the expressions of the scene where he walks past the Goths </li></ul>
  13. 13. Planning for trailer: Casting Options (7) Character 7 and 8 – Chelsea’s Best friends Character profile – These character needs to fit the appearance/costume choice similar to that of the main character Chelsea. However, they need to seem quite intimidated by Chelsea and are only usually in the background of scenes. Due to the dance sequence, some former dancing skills would be needed. 1. Maria Potter – Chosen Actress 2. Shannon Sayers – Chosen Actress <ul><li>Positive – </li></ul><ul><li>Already close to the actress Katie </li></ul><ul><li>Former dancing and acting experience </li></ul><ul><li>Suits the typical characters role </li></ul><ul><li>Negative – </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t around a lot for filming </li></ul><ul><li>Positive – </li></ul><ul><li>Former dancing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Has close relationship with actress Katie </li></ul>
  14. 14. Location Scouting
  15. 15. Planning for trailer: Location Scouting Opening sequence For this scene I needed a corridor in a school setting which can pass for being the main corridor in the setting. The corridor needed to be quite wide so that everyone could fit in without it looking to crowded. Bathroom scene For this scene I needed a typical looking school toilet, somewhere where a lot of people wouldn’t go into, which would make the filming easier to do. I therefore chose the 6th form toilets as they were a good size to film in.
  16. 16. Planning for trailer: Location Scouting (2) The Goth scene This scene I wanted to find a brick wall, which was quite harsh looking and would therefore match the Gothic feel of the scene and the characters. Ellie’s own scene in a library I needed to just use a normal library so I could have the everyday setting with books and tables. Therefore the school library was perfect for this scene.
  17. 17. Planning for trailer: Location Scouting (3) When Ellie sees Katie and Liam together For this scene I needed a space which was quite open and therefore easy to film in. This setting does have some disadvantages as it is usually quite crowded and would therefore mean I would need to find a time when it was less full. Katie’s Dancing scene I needed to find a dancing space which was open and clear, where I could also use the mirrors to my advantage. The space I chose would enable me to film from many different angles and get the best shots possible.
  18. 18. Possible names for my Rom-com Love Rivals Fighting for Love Triple Verdict Pros Cons <ul><li>Covers the main theme of the trailer/Rom-com </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that the film belongs to the romantic genre </li></ul>- Too simplistic <ul><li>Indicates that there is three characters </li></ul><ul><li>is quite catchy and very short making the audience remember the name </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t fit in with the Rom-com genre, sounds a title from the action genre </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t really suggest anything about the film and it’s themes </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights the main theme of the trailer </li></ul><ul><li>Indicates it is part of the Rom-com genre </li></ul><ul><li>Is short and catchy so would be easier to remember in the case of the audience </li></ul>CHOSEN NAME
  19. 19. Production Sign
  20. 20. Possible music choices Music for opening sequence Choice 1 – The All American Rejects – Dirty little secret This song is often used in American Rom-Com’s, and would therefore make my trailer conventional. It creates the correct tone for the trailer as it is a light hearted song which is very well known Choice 2 – The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army This song has a very good beat which would suit the main character (Josh) and emphasise his dramatic arrival. However, this is not a conventional Rom-com song. Although it would probably suit the opening sequence tone and actions Chosen song
  21. 21. Possible music choices Emily’s sequence Choice 1 – The Kooks – Always where I Need To Be Chosen Song This song choice would suit this character as it is quite fast paced and as it is an indie song, this would complement the characters costume and characteristics. The light and bouncy tone represents Emily’s day dreamy personality. Choice 2 – Youmeatsix – Gossip This song would emphasise the characters independent state as it isn’t a well known track. However, this can also be a negative as usually trailers include well known and famous songs. Chelsea’s Sequence Choice 1 – Nelly – Hot in Herre Chosen song This song has a good opening which would be suitable for introducing this character. It is the perfect mood and tone I want to create for this specific sequence
  22. 22. Possible music choices Sams gothic sequence Choice one – Bullet for my valentine – Hand of Blood Definitely fits with the Gothic feel of the scene, and is the stereotypical music the gothic characters would listen to. However, there isn’t really a good time to sharply cut the music. Choice two – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – False Pretence Chosen Song This song creates the perfect mood for the sequence and would make the cutting off of the music very effective as it is a loud song and would create the right impact when it cuts. Final fight sequence Choice one – The Fratellis – Creeping Up the Backstairs Chosen Song This is a very fast paced song, and has a heavy and good beat which definitely match the sequence and events
  23. 23. Possible music choices <ul><li>- I know that in real life I would need to get permission from the artists before using their tracks </li></ul><ul><li>This would therefore create a Symbiotic relationship, as I would get suitable music for my trailer and the artist would also get publicity for their tracks. As well as this after the film is released I could create a soundtrack for it which would increase my income and the artists would once again get publicity for their music and extra money. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Possible pictures for poster X- Blurring X- Lighting doesn’t illuminate the characters X- The costumes doesn’t stand out of highlight the characters personalities X- The picture is landscape so would be hard to fit onto the poster correctly X- Landscape picture X- The main guys pose isn’t cocky enough X - The characters costumes X- The lighting is to bright The three girls poses The lighting The characters costumes The characters posing The picture is portrait so will fit onto the poster Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 CHOSEN PICTURE
  25. 25. Possible pictures for poster X- Lighting too dark X- The picture is to slanted The characters costumes The characters posing X- The characters facial expressions The characters posing The characters costumes Picture 4 Picture 5
  26. 26. Magazine names <ul><li>Complete Film </li></ul><ul><li>Simply states exactly what the magazines main purpose is </li></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>- Really simplistic </li></ul><ul><li>Film Mania Chosen Title </li></ul><ul><li>Is more inventive than the other title </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that the magazines main purpose is to talk about films which would therefore attract the target audience </li></ul><ul><li>- Sounds like a typical film magazine name </li></ul>
  27. 27. Chosen Pictures for magazine Picture one Chosen Picture Picture two <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Shows attitude, suiting the characters personality </li></ul><ul><li>The belt and bracelet suits the characters clothing choice more </li></ul><ul><li>The hair in front of her face is really effective </li></ul>Cons - Character doesn’t have an object like others do Pros - Shows attitude of the character Cons - Doesn’t suit the characters costume/hair/make-up/accessories - Doesn’t give anything about the characters personality
  28. 28. Chosen Pictures for magazine Picture one Picture two Chosen Pictures <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>The costume and prop suits the character </li></ul><ul><li>The posture looks effective </li></ul>Cons - The characters feet may not look right <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>The costume and prop suits the character </li></ul><ul><li>- The hand gesture looks really effective </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>The lighting makes the picture really bland </li></ul><ul><li>The characters facial expression </li></ul>
  29. 29. Chosen Pictures for magazine Picture one Picture two Chosen Picture <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Represents the characters personality with the prop </li></ul><ul><li>The costume suits the character </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>The colours wouldn’t match those of my magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Being face on to the camera isn't that effective </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>The colours would suit that of the magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Being side on to the camera makes the photo more effective </li></ul>Cons - The colours of her costume doesn’t make her stand out
  30. 30. Planning for Trailer: Storyboard for trailer Here is part of my storyboard
  31. 35. Script Script for the opening scene Liam entering and crashing into Ellie Actors involved Liam Moorhead, Katie Smith, Ellie Quin, Sam Chandler, Jimmy Buss, Chris Janes, Siobhan Grant, Maria Potter, Daniel Cole? Shannon Sayers? Establishing shot of the art corridor, and then there is silence. Then everyone comes out from the side of the camera and main doors making quite loud noise and walking down the corridor or stop at the sides in front of the classroom doors etc Then everyone just stops and turns towards the camera CU on Liam’s feet and Camera moves up his body LA (He holding a football in one hand and school bag over his shoulder) ECU on Liam’s face as he runs his hand through his hair POV shot as Liam walks down the corridor, everyone looking at the camera, Camera looks towards the left towards Katie who smiles and waves?, then to the right as Sam walks past and camera follows her as she looks as the camera then turns back round to face front MS of Liam walking into Ellie and her papers thrown everywhere, Ellie bends down to pick them up and Liam helps People Snickering in the background
  32. 36. Script MAYBE SLIGHT VOICES IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE BABBLE AROUND THEM??? CU of the two picking up the papers, CU on Liam’s face Liam: O I’m so sorry are you alright? CU on Ellie’s face and she smiles Ellie: Yeah I’m fine thanks CU on Liam’s face as he says Liam: I’m Josh by the way CU on Ellie as she shyly smiles Ellie: O hey, I’m Emily MS of the two standing up with the paper, More people in the background so the scene looks slightly different? Liam: Well it’s Reeaallllyyy nice to meet you, Emily Liam walks out the shot after handing Ellie the papers and Ellie watches him go in a daze, kind of turning round after him Over shoulder from Ellie as she watches him go?
  33. 37. Script Script for the Bathroom scene Crying and fighting scene Actors involved are Katie Smith, Siobhan Grant, Sam Chandler, and Ellie Quin. Medium shot of Siobhan walking down the corridor ECU of Siobhan pushing the door of the toilets open CU of Siobhan walking through the door camera getting her face and shoulders in the shot Siobhan: Emily… Emily you in here? Camera pans slightly across as Siobhan walks across the toilets peering through some of the doors Over the shoulder shot as Siobhan opens the cubicle with Ellie sitting on the toilet Point of view shot - Camera goes from Ellie’s face down to the tissues and back up again Tissues on the floor, Mascara / eyeliner down Ellie’s face, her feet turned inwards and she is sitting in an intimidated position with a tissue clutched in her hand Maybe shot from above looking into the cubicle and at Siobhan as she says Siobhan: Oh my God what’s wrong? Cuts to - Editing Katie walks in and goes to the mirror (camera in same position as when Siobhan walked in)
  34. 38. Script Camera looking into the mirror at Katie pouting, Ellie and Siobhan comes out of the toilets Medium shot of the two maybe looking from the mirror Ellie: She is such a bitch … Sees Katie, Both look up Siobhan: Yep…Ohhh… Katie spins round (Moment of stillness), Camera CU without being seen in the mirror on Katie’s face as she says Katie: Are you talking about me? CU on Siobhan’s face as she says Siobhan: Ummmmmmmmm… Medium shot slightly from Katies perspective as Katie says Katie: Why don’t you just say it to my face huh (Squares up to Ellie) (Medium camera shot of the two, Siobhan at the side) Then when Ellie says… from Ellies perspective (If not seen in mirror) Ellie: Oooo get away from me (MUSIC COMES IN on climate) (Pushes Katie) ­ Creeping up the backstairs starts playing Katie gasps and slaps Ellie MS , CU on Ellie who grabs face then turns back and pushes Katie MS , Siobhan in the back CU on Siobhan’s face Siobhan: Stop it… Both of you (looks a bit useless in the corner as the girls still fight) MIGHT NOT SAY ANYTHING DUE TO MUSIC Tracking shot of character walking down the corridor and walking into the toilets (camera follows) , music cuts off as character sees Ellie and Katie fighting (Ellie on the floor Katie above her, both characters hair being pulled and Ellie’s hand on Katie’s face pushing her back) and Siobhan hidden in the corner) High Angle on the scene MAYBE SAM
  35. 39. Script Goth scene, Three Goths standing against the wall Actors include, Sam Chandler, Jimmy Buss, Jenny Barber, and Chris Janes? Side shot slightly diagonal on the three looking straight ahead (Jimmy with headphones in) (Sam with Chewing gum) (Hopefully get a good setting) Camera Pans CU on the three Goths faces who still look straight ahead MS on the Goths with Chris entering from the left side of the camera ( NEED TO BE IN SMART TROUSERS AND WHITE TOP - CARRYING BOOKS) casually pacing and holding books, then when he notices the Goths he kind of rushes quickly past and looks at the floor, Goths still paying no attention Katie’s dance studio scene Actors include Katie Smith, Maria Potter, Shannon Sayers, Daniel Cole Katie: 3…2…1… Go Girls start dancing as music starts CU on Katie as she looks angry Katie: STOP (*Music cuts out)…You’re doing it wrong … SCREAMS (Clenches fists) CU as Dan puts his head around the door looking surprised and quite scared Katie stops screaming Katie: OUT… GEETTT OUUTTT… GGRRRRR (*storms out of camera view) …AGAIN!! CU on Maria and Shannon pulling a face to each other
  36. 40. Script Park sequence Actors include Ellie Quin, Chris Janes, Liam Moorhead, Siobhan Grant, Liam’s friend???? MS of Ellie, Siobhan and Chris laughing and having a good time Chris: Oh Emily, Mcdreamy 3 o clock… CU of Liam, shirt off, runs hand through his hair and playing football with lads MS of the three on the blanket again all staring at Liam Emily: Wow… Chris: Haha anyway… stop the drooling ladies CU on Ellie’s face as she giggles, blushes and looks down MS of them on blanket, football hits Ellie’s head LA of Liam running over Liam: Are you okay? CU of Ellie rubbing head Ellie: We have got to stop meeting like this CU LA on Liam as he smiles Sitting on the hill Liam and Ellie Medium LA as they both start laughing and looking into each others eyes
  37. 41. Script Party Scene at Sam’s? Could do it at a party? Including scene in a bedroom Actors include Ellie Quin, Katie Smith, Liam Moorhead, Sam Chandler, Siobhan Grant, Chris Janes, Katie Smith, random guys MS of Ellie walking out onto the landing CS of her face smiling towards the crowd of people MS of her walking down the stairs POV shot as everyone is watching her Liam in front where he is easily seen CU on Katie’s face as she looks angry and crosses her arms Diagonal CU on Liam’s face as he looks up and smiles at Ellie Diagonal MS of Ellie walking up to Liam looking at the floor then looks into his face as he is staring at her smiling Ellie’s Library Scene (In Library or 6th form area??) Actors include Ellie Quin, then any extras in the back ECU of Ellies face (Hair wild) Usual Babble of a work area Camera Zooms out slowly – Ellie still looking directly at the camera quite stressed?? MS of Ellie surrounded by books, then she randomly starts working after getting the full effect of the books etc
  38. 42. Script Random street scene of the two girls and Chris walking up a road with no houses showing friendship (maybe Benhill road) Actors include Chris Janes, Ellie Quin and Siobhan Grant LS Maybe LA from floor? of the three walking towards the camera laughing and having a good time maybe Ellie hugging Siobhan, then walk past the camera (two go one way and one goes the other) Katie and Liam scene where Ellie sees them and Katie points and Liam comes over SAME COSTUMES AS BEFORE Actors include Liam Moorhead, Katie Smith, Ellie Quin and any random extras in the background (DON’T HAVE SIOBHAN IN THE SCENE) Pan Shot of Ellie walking into the 6th form common room POV of Katie and Liam together then they both look towards Ellie (Katie looking smug, Liam annoyed) Liam walks towards the camera and stops * someone walks up to Katie in the background and starts talking to her Liam: Emily… how could you do that to Chelsea? She hasn’t done anything to you POV from Liam so looking slightly down upon Ellie Emily: How could I do what? POV from Ellie’s point Liam: O stop playing around Emily (Looks away and back again)… You know you have changed so much… I don’t know who you are anymore (Shakes Head and walks past the camera, Tracking shot of Liam then camera goes straight Katie in the background, arms crossed looking very smug, someone talking to her