Friday, 21 March 2014

Evaluation Question 3

As our film is not of as a high a quality as, for example, a Hollywood film and because it's not an action packed, family movie it may be better under an institute such as Warp Films. It uses film festivals and low-budget advertising to promote the film to mostly a UK audience and not so much internationally. The film is much more relatable to normal middle-class audiences so it may be promoted by word-of-mouth. They would distribute the film to the appropriate audiences in order to guarantee some popularity. 

Evaluation Question 2

 In our opening sequence all of the characters are in their early 20's. In a comical way it presents the naivity of young love as young people make a lot of mistakes while meeting and choosing the right people to trust in life. It is relatable for other young people with the way all the characters speak and dress. However I am presented in a stuck-up way which causes audiences to come to a pre-judgement automatically as they sense that I'm maybe a selfish character who is going to cause problems. The film is set in modern day and all characters are presented as typical middle-class characters to allow audiences of all ages to relate as they think 'oh, they're normal just like me'.

Evaluation Question 1

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

How These Changes Affected Our Opening Sequence

New Location

Keston Ponds - We decided on our new location as it was much quieter and the scenery was a lot more complimentry to our storyline because it wasn't as hectic and busy as our last location. We did not have to worry about the extra noise that we could encounter with the public such as cars and pedestrians. With less of the public around this means that the viewer will also be watching more of what our actual characters are doing rather than being distracted by other members of the public being in our film. 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Changes to our opening sequence

After reviewing our opening sequence as a whole while in the process of editing it, we decided to not to change some intergal aspects of  our clip. As a group Alice, Louis and I decided to change aspects of our film such as the script camera shots and location in order to make the direction of our plot clearer and to make the opening sequence more interesting for the viewer.

Reasons for change:

- We decided that our range of camera shots were limited and therefore didn't make our film as effective as it could have been.

- A lack of complimenting music in our film needed to be added as we realise that at some parts of our film would be helped by sound so that viewers did not lose interest.

- The fluency of our piece was also worrying as the storyline did not flow or make entire sense when watching it as a finished product and could possibly leave the viewer confused on the subject and where the film was going.

Final title

'Dating Sam; is the title

Initial title ideas

When thinking of titles, there was a few things that we wanted to take in to account. We didn't want our title to be too long which could make our title ineffective. We therefore decided that our title would have between 2-4 words. After thinking of various names , these are the final 4 we decided to choose from.

1)Chasing Samantha

2)The Same Samantha

3)Two Friends, One Sam

4)Dating Sam

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Things We Need To Take Into Account When Filming

As we can see here filming may be difficult to film because of how busy this particular road can be. Therefore the time in which we film is important because it has to be a time where we can get enough filming done effectively without too much interference from the general public. Also the lighting has to be good for us to so we can't film too late in the day.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Character Profiles

In the script we are referring to ourselves with our real names, but we will have different names in the play. We are in our early 20's and are all middle-class. Louis is called Jerry, Alice is called Samantha and i am called Tom. 

Both of the boys used to be friends at college. They left not so long ago so when they bump into each other they quickly begin chatting again as if they were never parted. This is mostly helped by Tom's outgoing personality.

Jerry - He is quiet and reserved. He is an introvert who spends times with friends, but reads alot and think of himself as quite intelligent. He is an opposite to Tom.

Tom - He is an Extrovert who is outgoing and friendly. He is just as intelligent as Jerry, but it is understated. He socialises a lot and his friends are the most important thing to him.

Samantha - She is an instantly dislikable girl who is stuck-up and impatient. She has played Tom and Jerry, but act as if there is no problem with it. She doesn't even appear guilty before her secret is exposed proving that she's a selfish girl with no concern for Tom or Jerry's feelings. She is too relaxed for her own good.

Initial Script


First person to appear on screen is Me.

Taylor: Where are you? (i appear on the phone)

Louis: I'm on my way, chill out, how far are you?

Alice: I'm here just call me when you're here.

Louis and Taylor: Alright.

(Both boys are walking towards each other and are surprised to see each other) 

Louis: Long time.

Taylor: I haven't seen you in ages!

Louis: I know mate you've gone missing.

Taylor: Haha how have you been man?

Louis: I've been good thanks where are you off to?

Taylor: Just off to meet the Mrs!

Louis: What? since when?!

Taylor: It's been a few weeks mate, I think she's the one!

Louis: Funny you've said that, cause i've found someone too.

Taylor: Yeah mate thats good to hear.

(Music starts to play as both boys continue to walk with each other, The scene changes to Alice waiting in the restaurant/cafe) 

Alice: (on the phone) Yeah I'm meeting Taylor now and Louis later, Ha don't worry they'll never find out.

(both boys walk in to the restaurant/cafe still oblivious to what will happen)

Taylor and Louis: well i'll catch you later

Alice: Oh god, i gotta go (puts the phone down)

(Taylor and Louis realize what is going on as they both look at Alice and then each other in shock. Alice's facial expression is panicked)


Alternative Filming Locations

As a group we need know that while producing our opening sequence, things will run as smoothly as we planned and therefore adjustments will have to be made. Despite deciding our ideal locations we would like to film certain scenes some companies may not allow us premission to do so and therefore we need to make sure we address this with the respected owners/managers before filming in their businesses.

If we can not film in the 3 locations here are two  places we will like to film if our plan to film in our other locations does not go to plan.

The Rib Shack - 5 Station Square, Petts Wood

This location would be a good back up as it is similar to Joe's Kitchen in Bromley. The scenery is ideal and covers what we want to incoporate in a particular scene in our sequence.  The  Rib Shack may be easier to film in also as it may not be as busy as our  other locations because of the area it is in.

Cafelicious - 408 Crofton Road,Locksbottom

This location is another good altenative location and is similar to cafe scenery you might find in our other location , Costa Coffee. Again , this will be another quieter option for us to film as it is not as busy as Bromley.