R1-17 : THRILLER PROJECT 2008/9

Friday, 7 November 2008

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Flash

voyeurism.
Music fits in well with video footage.
Good close-up shots which gives the aspect of fear of the unknown.
Obsession thriller.

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- good music, simple and effective and fitted in well with editing
- voyeurism involved made it interesting
- Title at the end was very effective and linked in with the theme well
- mystery was evident
- Diegetic sounds were evident in the background and the buzz of the camera may be distracting.

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Flash:

The conventions in this piece used are:
The fear of the unknown.
Themes of identity.
Sub genre for this opening scene was a classic thriller with an obsession side to it. The editing used was very clean cut with no glitchs. All the shots were quite long and the only real effects used was of having a red,black room (photography room). Camera work was the same throughout. There was one good shot which was shaky. There was also two shots of a camera and i believe they should of just used the second one as it was more effective. The music was the same all the way through but it had a small bass guitar beat going through which didn't fit in with the piece. The idea was good as the suspense was made by wanting to know who had taken the photos. the random shot of the person outside didn't fit in(out of place). The Tittles were simple but effective. Overal good opening.

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Thursday, 6 November 2008

opening credits

These are the following credits that we going to need to use in our thriller opening:

A .......... PRODUCTION
STARRING ..........
CASTING BY .............
COSTUME DESIGNER ..............
MUSIC BY ...............
EDITORS .................
PRODUCTION DESIGNER ..................
PRODUCED BY ..................
WRITTEN BY .......................
DIRECTED BY ....................

I got this list of opening credits from the thriller opening, Panic Room.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

charlie put together the final rough cut, using connors sound track. overall it worked well but we didn't film one of the scenes which was of the photos on the wall, replcaing it with objects moving in the dark room.
During our second to last lesson we have tried to put in the title 'flash' at the end of the cut.

Friday, 17 October 2008

filming in the media studies room

We found the perfect room to film the camera flashing on the self timer. It was dimly lit and the little light that was let in gave a more creepy look to the camera.
This is also going to be the same room we are going to film the scene with the wall full of the stalkers pictures of his victim.

by ashley

Student Thriller Example



It is effective in the way that the guy appears later after the woman's walked past, gives sense of mystery. The voice over adds effect and tension and suspense, It also gives information about possibilities that could happen later on in the story line, without giving away too much. Music is well mysterious. Lighting helps, slight darkness, but not total so doesn't drift into horror, Dim lighting

By Connor, Ashley and Joe

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

location trouble

we were pondering about where to do shot 8 and 9 where the cameras shows a series of photos on a wall. we walked around college, knowing that if we found somewhere within college it would make it easier to film.
we found the media studio, where there are a series of rooms which are painted various colours and there was a room which was painted black, perfect for the scenes.

call sheet

Filming plan

Locations:
- A Church/Cathedral - Shot 11
- A Wall - Shots 8 and 9
- College - Shot 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 and 12
- Dark Room - Shots 3, 5 and 6

Dates

Wednesday - Shots 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 and 12
Thursday - Shots possibly 3, 5, 6
Friday - Shots possibly 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9

depending on which day we are able to use the dark room to shoot.

Props needed:


Wednesday: A Church, A pew in the church, Camera
Thursday: dark room things - gloves, film, etc
Friday: many images of girl

By Ashley, Connor, Charlie and Joe

Friday, 10 October 2008

Final Animatic

Here is our final animatic:




We have now added some music and effects to it by using zooming in and out and sliding frames. The music is designed to fit with a mysterious storyline which is what we are aiming to create.


video

Thursday, 9 October 2008

animatics

We captured our storyboard for the animatic, and placed it into final cut, shortening each clip. we now need to make some music for the shots and also make it clear when we want the camera to zoom in, and do other various shot types.



charlie and ashley

Tuesday, 7 October 2008



See this image from the ladies eye view, looking up towards the light, heavy breathing in the background.


Charlie

Possible Music on GarageBand

Best tunes:

- Suspense Accents 06
- Thunder Clap
- Suspense Accents 07
- Thunder Roll
- Suspense Accents 04
- Suspense Accents 02
- Volcano Erupting

Good

- Pulsing Sweep
- Pulsing Logo Accent 02

Fairly Good

- Orchestra Strings 07
- Orchestra Strings 08
- Half Moon Bay Long
- Contemplative Synth 04
- Borealis on jingles

By Connor and Ashley

storyboard

All images have been drawn, we need to think about lighting and sound to ensure that it fits with the shots.



Joe and Charlie

characteristics of a good thriller opening

It has to thrill the viewer and create suspense.
Thriller locations have to be in eerie places.
Thrillers are mysterious and intriguing. They make you want to watch more.
Right from the word go the opening has to keep watcher interest throughout and keep you on the edge of your seat continuously.
Dont give away too much of the plot of the film in the opening scene. Keep it mysterious.
Dramatic and effective music in keeping with the action.

BY ASHLEY AND CORNNER :)

more ideas

PROPS:
-CAMERA + TRIPOD
-ACCESS TO DARK ROOM AND EQUIPMENT FOR DEVELOPING PHOTOS
-FILM NEGATIVE WITH THE STALKED GIRL ON
-MANY MANY PICTURES OF THE STALKED GIRL TO GO ON THE STALKERS WALL...NEEDS TO COVER THE ENTIRE WALL!
-LEATHER GLOVES (BLACK) FOR THE STALKER
-STALKED GIRL TO WEAR CASUAL CLOTHES

LOCATIONS:
-BLANK (CREEPY) ROOM FOR THE WALL OF ALL THE PICS OF THE STALKED GIRL...(THE ROOM HAS TO BE DIMMED AND A LAMP IN A CORNER LIGHTING THE ROOM.) *
-DARKROOM
-CHURCH FOR ONE OF THE STALKED PHOTOS


* This is a video of a as media coursework with a dimmly lit room at the beginning of the video. this is the sort of effect we are going to try and create in the scene with the stalkers pics on his wall.


BY ASHLEY AND CONNER :)

Research into similar thriller openings:



This opening is really slow and slowly builds up your heart rate. It intrigues you to think what is going on and why are the men acting like robots/zombies. The music with the film makes it very eerie.
Our thriller opening will have to be slow and eerie to intrigue the viewer. It also has to be creepy like this one to make it into a good thriller.

BY ASHLEY :)

Friday, 3 October 2008

initial ideas

name: flash

story: mystery character stalks teenage girl and puts images of her on a wall

shot ideas:

1 - every third/second shot is middle shot of camera on tripod (self timer on)
2 - last shot is the flash and photo being taken - gos to white and name of movie comes up 'flash'
3 - dark room; image being developed in developer/wash/fix
4 - placing image on a wall along with many other images of the same girl - some of which have been circled
5 - shot of somebody looking at film real; holding up to the light as if you're the person looking.

6 - shot of girl looking over her shoulder, mysterious man breathing heavily - image being developed is of her turning round and noticing.

rough order: 1 3 5 3 4 1 6 2


NEED TO THINK ABOUT TITLES/CREDITS
NAME OF PRODUCTION LINE: a flowline production

by connor and charlie.
part time: ashley and joe

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Introduction

heyars it's connor and joe and charlie and ashleeeeeeey (:

Monday, 15 September 2008

Welcome

R1-17 : THRILLER PROJECT 2008/9