" Secret Productions"

Secret Productions
Film Name - " No Hiding Place"
Members Of The Group ... Katie & Ellie :)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Top Tips For My Next Micro-Drama

When doing my micro - drama i learnt that it is very difficult to make and produce a film, there is alot of time and effort included in this. i have learnt that planning and preparation are the two key areas to having a well created film and being able to co-operate fully with your group members and to also have fun with the making of the film.

1. have more preparation time and conclude things more fully on the story board in order to have a full    understanding of what we are filming.
2. work on the sound more and re-edit the noise in order for the vocals to be more balanced.
3. use time more wisely in order to make sure you get everything you need.
4. try and use a wide range of misc-en-scene
5. consider taking a range of shots during one scene to create shot verse shot effect.
6. use more camera angles of characters
7. consider what the micro-drama entails and what settings you may require to use.

Below is mine and katies edited version of our micro-drama :  

Thursday, 21 October 2010

My Fave Films

The Parent Trap   
(Director-Nancy Meyers, Released-December 11th 1998,  US Box Office- $66,304,095)
 I like this film because it was a film i grew up with and have always liked it, i think its a classic. 

Cruel Intentions 
(Director-Roger Kumble, Released-18th June 1999, US Box Office- $38,201,859, UK Box Office-£4,080,631, Budget-$11,000,00)

Marley And Me 
(Director-David Frankel, Release-11th March 2009(UK), Budget $60,00,000, US Box Office- $143,154,751, UK Box Office-£15,123,080) 

(Director-Amy Heckening, Released- 20th October 1995, Budget $12,000,000, US Box Office- $49,403,013

Friday, 8 October 2010

My Coursework Task


Your mission is to carry out the following brief:
Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate(s), with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source.
The coursework is worth 50% of the AS (same at A2) and the marking (detailed later) is divided into 3 sections:
Summery of Evaluation 

  • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 
  • How does your media product represent particular social groups?
  • What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? 
  • Who would be the audience for your media product? 
  • How did you attract/address your audience? 
  • What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 
  • Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
 How its all Marked 
When this is being marked, they have  got to write a paragraph for the exam board justifying the marks they have given you. The grid embedded below summarises the criteria they have to follow, and so you're we have been advised to occasionally re-read this and ask ourselfs where we think we fall within the marking scheme!
For each section there are key components of the work which they have to assess as being one of the following: