Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hammer Film Productions

hammer film productions is based in the united kingdom which was founded in 1934, which produces thriller, horror, science fiction, comedies and film noir films. such films as The curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The mummy were produced by Hammer Film Production. Hammer Films first production was The Public Life Of Henry The Ninth this was not shown much due to WW2, This was made in 1934 the year it was founded.

Preliminary Task

the preliminary task that is being completed by myself and my partners Rudy and Kayle must include:

Our preliminary task must show that we can use:
shot reverse shot
match on action shot example: 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

What makes a Thriller?

thriller is a genre full of suspense and anticipation which makes the movie more enjoyable to watch. its characterised to be fast paced, frequently action packed with uses of suspense and cliffhangers which make you want to come back for more.
the reason why i am going this is because this is the genre of the movie sequence i am making with both Kayle and Rudy.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


for inspiration of the thriller theme i have been watching the film inception. Inception is about a skilled extractor who has been offered the chance to regain his old life as a payment for having to do something which is seen as impossible. the thing i like about this film is the special effects that are used in parts of the film, it is something that will not be able to be used in my sequence but it is something i really admire from the film,  the part in the film which really captivates me is when everything around Cobb and Ariadne starts blowing up around them. the special effects used in this is just mesmerizing and unforgettable.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a director and screenwriter who has worked in films such as Following, Memento and Insomnia. after working on these three films he directed Batman Begins which earned $374,218,673 from box office. he became a big hit and won best writer and director at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Christopher's major film debut Following, was a black-and-white, small-budget work about a lonely writer who's obsessed with following strangers and then partners with a burglar, which then escalated into Memento which got 2 oscar nominations for its screenplay and editing.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


me and my partner have decided to do a thriller because even though the survey shows that comedy and horror were the highest responded to, we feel that doing them would mean that we wouldn't be capable of doing it to the high standard that we have set ourselves, whereas if we did thriller we believe we could do it to a very high standard.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Working Title

Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London owned by Universal Studios. The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. Eric Fellner and Bevan are now the co-chairs of the company.

i chose this film production because i find that it is quite a successful movie production winning awards and having a good reputation.It has produced such films as senna, Johnny english reborn, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, The Boat That Rocked and more. the working title production company has won 10 academy awards. Billy Elliott ran for over three years on Broadway winning 10 Tony Awards in 2009 including Best Musical and Best Director and has also played in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto and Seoul and South Korea.

Monday, 18 November 2013

20th century fox

20th century fox is one of the 6 big film production companies in america with 11 different divisions of the company. these divisions are Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Animation Studios, Fox Atomic, Fox Interactive, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Television Studios, 20th Television, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Animation, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Digital Studio.

The company was founded on May 31, 1935, as the result of the merger of Fox Film Corporation, founded by William Fox in 1915, and Twentieth Century Pictures, founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck and Joseph M. Schenck.

over the years 20th Century Fox has produced and distributed some of the worlds greatest movies. some being Star Wars, Ice Age, X-Men, Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four and Alien and Predator.

Friday, 15 November 2013

J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer who is most known for doing action, drama and science fiction. he was born in 27 June 1966 and he first wrote and produced feature films before he worked on a television series called felicity. he then co-produced Alias, Lost, fringe and Undercovers.  he produced person of interest and revolution also.

his directory of film started with mission impossible 3 and then expanded to Star Trek and Super 8. he was nominated for best director  in 2007 for mission impossible 3 and best director twice with Star Trek and also nominated for theatrical motion picture. he won best director for super 8 and won Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television also.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Michael Jackson- Thriller

this music video is one of the most iconic videos of all time with the choreography of the dance moves and mise-en scene used in the video. the video starts with a sentence saying about how it does not go with his beliefs and then the title of the song and Michael Jacksons name fades onto the screen in a dark blood-like red. a tracking shot is then used to track the shiny car driving round a corner and suddenly running out of gas. it then has diagetic sound where Michael is talking to a girl while walking down a road. As the clouds clear he sees a full moon and changes appearance from a young man into a hairy grizzly werewolf, this is done by special effects and mise-en-scene. we know this due to the change in his appearance from being all cleanly shaved to becoming hairy and gruelling with his claws and hair all over his body. also the change of his eyes was used as he had white eyes to yellow eyes. this would change the emotion of the girl as she would now be petrified of Michael as he is completely different to what he first looked like. the mise-en-scene throughout the video was of the 1950s and the scenery was dark and gloomy. the shots used in the video was long shot, medium shot, close up and extreme close up, with there also being tracking shots, pan shots and eye level shots.

TKO- Justin Timberlake

the music video for Justin Timberlake's song TKO uses both diagetic and non-diagetic sound during it with the song going through the background of the video clip shown, this video showing what the song is about, which is about seeing someone you love with someone else and how it hurts seeing it.
I like this video because of the effects used in it, where the girl is driving the truck and Justin is tied up to the back being dragged across the floor. also the camera uses many different shots, them being tracking shots, crane shots and eye-level shots.
The shot zooms vary also with there being close ups, long shots and medium shots. these shot zooms can show you the emotion used in the shots and the detail used in the shots as well.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

my film must include sound whether it is diagetic or non diagetic sound i will choose later on into the blog with my partners. diagetic sound is any sound presented as originated from source within the film. whereas non diagetic sound is like commentary, so it is telling you what is going on for example like a narrator. i have chosen 2 music videos in which use both diagetic and non-diagetic sound.

target audience

for my target audience i would like to appeal to females as my film would appeal to them more as it would be of a action/drama genre and also from . also when i was looking at films for my 3 title sequences the films i chose mostly related to drama as well which has influence in my choice of film genre. the female gender 

this is the votes average for step brothers
Males 110582 6.7
Females 20651 6.4
Aged under 18 2983 7.6
Males under 18 2304 7.6
Females under 18 679 7.4
Aged 18-29 82425 6.9
Males Aged 18-29 69202 6.9
Females Aged 18-29 13223 6.6
Aged 30-44 36899 6.5
Males Aged 30-44 32364 6.5
Females Aged 30-44 4535 6.1
Aged 45+ 4674 5.7
Males Aged 45+ 3891 5.8
Females Aged 45+ 783 5.5
IMDb staff 12 6.0
Top 1000 voters 525 5.7
US users 47519 6.9
Non-US users 83714 6.6
IMDb users 145948 6.7

this is the votes average for the girl with the dragon tattoo

Males 160999 7.8
Females 44669 7.9
Aged under 18 3327 8.3
Males under 18 2217 8.3
Females under 18 1110 8.0
Aged 18-29 122479 8.0
Males Aged 18-29 94569 8.0
Females Aged 18-29 27910 8.0
Aged 30-44 59701 7.6
Males Aged 30-44 49478 7.6
Females Aged 30-44 10223 7.8
Aged 45+ 12424 7.7
Males Aged 45+ 9813 7.6
Females Aged 45+ 2611 7.8
IMDb staff 26 8.1
Top 1000 voters 562 7.1
US users 42412 8.0
Non-US users 163256 7.8
IMDb users 223722 7.8

this is the votes average for the firm

Males 2484 5.5
Females 136 5.1
Aged under 18 29 4.9
Males under 18 27 4.8
Females under 18 2 8.0
Aged 18-29 1298 5.7
Males Aged 18-29 1232 5.7
Females Aged 18-29 66 5.6
Aged 30-44 1055 5.4
Males Aged 30-44 1008 5.4
Females Aged 30-44 47 4.6
Aged 45+ 192 5.4
Males Aged 45+ 182 5.4
Females Aged 45+ 10 5.4
Top 1000 voters 65 4.7
US users 82 4.8
Non-US users 2538 5.6
IMDb users 2859 5.5
from the votes average it shows that females under 18 have given high ratings for each movie i have chosen. the film must be able to relate to people lives as well this would make it more interesting for the viewer and the more relatable it is, the better the reviews would be.the film would also be more urban then any other target niche as it would be more relatable to what goes on in todays life. i would have my film limited to only UK cinemas as i feel it would relate more to their lifestyles than any other countries. the limitations to the film would be the budget which would effect advertisement of the film and also its a british film which will effect the opinion of the film before even watching it as people nowadays only want to watch blockbuster movies with the biggest stars and the big production companies behind it.