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  • Film openings event

    1. 1. film openings
    2. 2. key features• genre• narrative• character• atmosphere
    3. 3. www.artofthetitle.com
    4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=opening+scene&aq=f&gl=GB&hl=en-GB
    5. 5. making film openings
    6. 6. Step 1: take stock• what’s the task?• what’s the assessment?• what’s the timeframe?• what’s the equipment?
    7. 7. task and assessment• Titles and opening of a new fiction film• up to 2 minutes• 20 marks Research and Planning• 60 marks Construction• 20 marks Evaluation
    8. 8. timeframe and equipment• build your skills• build up your research• build up your planning• give yourselves time to shoot and edit• keep evidence throughout the whole process
    9. 9. step 2: set up a blog• and keep evidence of everything you do!
    10. 10. good blog exampleshttp://scasmediagwpahs.blogspot.com/?zx=fd277084e4b7cc3b http://cmdiplomayasmin.blogspot.com/
    11. 11. Step 3: build up skills• sound• camerawork• editing
    12. 12. Step 4: investigate• what do film openings actually look like?• what does other student work look like?• what do you need to know about titles?• how are you going to do something that stands out?
    13. 13. search for student films on youtube
    14. 14. Titles exercise
    15. 15. titles analysis
    16. 16. Step 5: brainstorm ideas• possible scenarios for pitches/treatments• 25 word pitch• moodboard treatment• peer and teacher feedback• realistic expectations- keep it simple• know the film but make the opening
    17. 17. possible pitch scenarios• low budget UK film with young teen protagonist, set on housing estate• supernatural thriller aimed at a female audience; co-production with europe• a character returns to town after years away
    18. 18. Step 6: Planning• experimenting with camera and editing• recce shots of locations• examples of shots, costumes, props, etc onto blog• post-it storyboard, animatic, moodboard• logistics planning- including risk assessment
    19. 19. step 7: the shoot• people, places, props, costumes• rehearsing• equipment, jobs on the day• keeping a record of the process
    20. 20. Step 8: edit• all having a voice/hand in it• screengrabs of process• importance of audio and titles• foley - not just music• rough cut deadline and peer feedback
    21. 21. big picture before fine detailtitles could be laid down first
    22. 22. step 9: evaluation• seven questions become seven tasks
    23. 23. suggested tasks• nine frames• split screen comparison• voiceover on distribution• ideal target audience member• tagged youtube video- how audience addressed• technology photo and you• screengrabs from prelim and final videos
    24. 24. other ideas• prezi• interview with audience members• screencasts
    25. 25. http://vimeo.com/23419989
    26. 26. Six most common student film openings• Saw: victim tied up in shed• Scream: hooded stalker follows female victim• Waking up: clean teeth, brush hair, leave house• Se7en: killer sticks knife in polaroid photos• Lock, Stock: gangsters play cards• Flashback or Flash forward
    27. 27. most common problems• looks more like a trailer or a short film• insufficient titles• poor sound, poor lighting• confusing for the viewer• uses one of the six common openings
    28. 28. you are the ref- what score and why?
    29. 29. Level 1: minimal 0-23 Level 2: basic 24-35 Level 3: proficient 36-47 Level 4: excellent 48-60

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