Filmed Evaluation

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 30, 2013

Here is the filmed evaluation for our final production.

We speak about what was our inspirations was and where we got our ideas from for our production. also we talk about what decisions we had to make when making our production and we talk a bit about how we made it.

Filmed Feedback

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 24, 2013

This is the filmed feedback for the evaluation of our production.

Final Media Production Evaluation

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 8, 2013

Here is the PowerPoint that I have done for our evaluation.

Feedback Questions

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 8, 2013

The questions that we are going to ask in our feedback for our evaluation are:

  1. What did you like about the production?
  2. Why did you like that about it?
  3. What didn’t you like about the production?
  4. Why didn’t you like that about it?
  5. What could we do to improve our production?
  6. Why does that need to be improved?
  7. Is the music that we used in our production relevant to the genre?

AS Final Production

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 1, 2013

After weeks of filming and editing, this is our final production. As you can see from our previous production, it is much more improved, with more advanced editing and also an opening soundtrack has been put into place.

The primary film that we got our inspiration from was Taken (2008), this is because it is personally one of my favourite action films and also we wanted to base our action film on a kidnapping, hence why we chose Taken as our inspiration because this was a highly successful film that involved a kidnapping. Another successful film that involved a kidnapping that we took ideas from was Transporter 2, because Transporter 2 has more of an action element to it. This is why we decided to take ideas from these two films.

From the opening of our production, you can see that there is a ‘gang’ that is ran by a woman (Katerina Tzogonakou) and she orders two of her members (Raqib Zulfiqar and Umair Nasar) to kidnap a person that owe’s her some money (Haider Sultan). This is why the production is called ‘Money On My Block’ because a ‘block’ is another word for an area that you live in. Also, by having a female ring leader, this is subverting the stereotype of an action film, because usually the leader would be a male.

Overall, I am very pleased with the outcome of this production as it was set out exactly as planned.

References:

Taken ( 2008) – Pierre Morel

Transporter 2 (2005) – Louis Leterrier

AS Production

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 15, 2013

Shooting Diary Post 16/1/13

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 16, 2013

In today’s session, we will be filming the jogging scene that takes place in the opening of the film. Harmeet will be the actor in this scene and myself and Raqib will do the filming and making sure the location is appropriate. We are hoping that we can film this in an alley-way. The weather is misty so it looks like that this is taking place in the morning.

Final Animatic

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 12, 2013

This is our final animatic. Overall I am very pleased with the way it turned out because we made the storyboard animatic on Windows Movie Maker so I didn’t expect it to be as good as it turned out to be. Our inspiration came from our own ideas with the song choice etc because it all works in synchronization to the storyline of the film.

 

Final Decisions

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 12, 2013

Final Decisions.

Soundtrack: We know someone who produces rap music so we asked him if we could use one of his raps and he said that it is ok to use it. The rap is called ‘Money on My Block’, this is suitable to our production because the film is about a kidnapping for money, and a ‘block’ is another name for an area, so this is suitable for our production.

Sound Effects: We will be using police sirens in our production to show that there is crime happening in the area and also it shows danger. This is also known as a signifier. The police sirens will be used in the background music because we don’t have a budget, we can’t afford to have a genuine police car driving down the road with the sirens on. We will be using mostly natural sounds that won’t need much alteration.


Costumes: Jogging clothing or sportswear will be used because in the opening of the film, it shows the man going for his morning jog. Dark clothing will be used by the kidnappers for anti-surveillance and so that no-one can identify who they are. Also, pyjamas will be used because in the second scene it shows the man’s wife lying in bed not knowing where her husband is, no pyjamas will be a necessary costume to use.


Props: We are basing our film on a kidnapping so balaclavas will be a good prop to use for the kidnappers as again for anti-surveillance and so that no-one can identify who the kidnappers are. Also, kidnapping usually involves some kind of weapon, so we are going to feed that into our production to make it a more realistic kidnapping. Also, another prop that we are going to use is a car because as the kidnapping takes place, the victim will be thrown into the back of a car. A mobile phone will be used by the victim’s wife because she tries to get into contact with him, so she uses her mobile phone.

 
Lighting: Most of our scenes will be filmed using natural daylight so there won’t be a problem with the lighting. However, one of our scenes will be filmed at night so we will need to have some lamps or small lights around so the scene can be filmed successfully.

 

References:

(Images)

http://www.sagennext.com/2009/10/28/making-money/

http://www.freeimageslive.co.uk/free_stock_image/police-car-lights-jpg

http://torontoneighbourhoodguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/toronto-suburbs-peel-region-real-estate.html

http://www.robert-fuller.co.uk/jogging-bottoms-c13/stone-island-cotton-fleece-jogging-bottoms-in-grey-marl-571561950-v1064-p10716

http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/clothing-accessories/all-hats-caps-headwear/guide-balaclava/

http://www.macworld.com/article/1168527/summary_iphone_5_highlights_apple_product_unveilings.html

 

 

 

Storyboard Animatic

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Posted by Jordan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 8, 2013

This is our storyboard animatic. From the clip you get a vague image of what our production is about… A man goes out for a jog in the morning then is captured by a gang of women, his wife wakes up and notices that he isn’t there and she tries to contact him.

We have subverted the stereotype of the action genre by having the criminals as women instead of men. For example, in Taken, Liam Neeson’s daughter is kidnapped my human traffickers and he has to go and save her. Also, in Taken 2, Liam Neeson gets kidnapped and his daughter and wife try to save him, which is similar to our storyline.

Bibliography:

Taken (2008) Directed by: Pierre Morel.

Taken 2 (2012) Directed by: Olivier Megaton.

Programmes used:

Windows Movie Maker (Put the clip together)

Youtube (Upload the clip)

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