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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Evaluation

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Production Process

Here are a few screenshots showing how we produced our thriller opening and poster.

This screenshot shows a member of our group with the camera used which was a HD Sony camera.



This screenshot shows titles being added and edited on Final Cut Express.



This screenshot shows our film poster being edited in Photoshop.

Software

Here are a few screenshots showing which software I used to carry out different tasks.

This screenshot shows sound and music being edited in Final Cut Express.



This screenshot shows Photoshop being used in order to produce our film poster.



This screenshot shows Photoshop being used again in order to produce our production company logo.

Monday, 1 March 2010

See You There



Here is our final thriller product which we produced using Final Cut Express.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Production Poster



Here is our poster promoting our thriller film. It was produced in Photoshop using an image of a black keyboard. The keyboard has the most important button on there facing towards the audience which says 'Kill all' as opposed to 'Ctrl Alt' in normal keyboards. The button also has a skull and crossbones on it, perhaps symbolising the dangers of chatrooms. The keyboard has blood dripping down the side of the keyboard, which may signify that the consequences of talking to strangers on chatrooms can be fatal, as seen in our thriller film.

The font used for our title is also a reminder of the plot of our film as it is written in the form of keyboard buttons. The arrangement of the letters is not neat, some buttons are at an angle, symbolising the carelessness of the antagonist.

Overall, I think that this poster is very effective in selling or promoting our film. I fel that it has a very modern look, especially with the manipulation of the keyboard.

Production Logo



Here is our production logo. It was produced in Photoshop. It is a red handprint, the red reinforces the fact that we have produced a thriller film. The handprint may be interpreted as the antagonist having blood on his hands as he has, as the audience may assume, unintentionally killed the girl who was waiting for him in the park.

The text is scratchy, perhaps reminding us of the twisted nature of the antagonist. It also may be a reminder as to what happens in a particular scene in the film, when the antagonist aggressively stabs the picture of the girl on the wall.

Overall, I think it is a very effective logo, following the central theme of thrillers.

Friday, 22 January 2010

British Film Research

'The Five Murders of John Dawley’ (2009) is a British independent feature thriller written and directed by Lailaa Carr. It was produced by David Woods and featured Axelle Carolyn who starred in 'Doomsday’and ‘The Descent 2’.

PLOT

John Dawley is dead. He is found shot through the head by his five sons during the night of a supposed reunion. Each brother has a motive and a gun and as they try to discover the identity of the killer, bitterness and anger from the past soon turns into a violent confrontation.

'Moon' (2009) is a science fiction-psychological thriller directed by Duncan Jones. It stars Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey who voices his robot companion.

PLOT

It is about a lunar employee who experiences a personal crisis as the end of his three year contract approaches. The employee, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY (Kevin Spacey). The long period of time alone however has resulted in him talking to himself for the most part, or to his plants. Direct communication with Earth is not possible due to a long-lasting communication malfunction but gets a message from his wife Tess now and then. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realize that his world is not what he thought it was.


This film was the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) winner of the 2009 award for the Best British Independent Film. Director Duncan Jones was also awarded the BIFA Douglas Hickox Award.

The film has also been nominated for two BAFTAs at the 2010 awards. It won the award for Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.