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In our group there is Becky Wholley (featured left) and me, Hannah Ferreira. We are producing a 2 minute film opening of the horror genre. The Film title is Sleep Tight.
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Friday, 26 November 2010

Deconstructing the opening of The Matchmaker

Open with an establishing shot and high angle of Boston and anchorage connoting the location.
Busy work environment. Lots of people talking over each other. Costumes- formal attire.
Flags connote political work environment. Anchored by the way they address each other- Senate.
Steady cam following the woman into the office. Long shot takes. Continuity editing.
Shot to shot whilst talking in the office. Power/authority over the woman is shown through her response to the men.
 Sound of telephone in the background and talking. Verisimilitude is shown through lighting and costume. The lighting is realistic for an office.
Representation: Woman shown as having no social life... pretending to talk on the phone. Binary opposite to the polititains who are winning people over. She is bored/fed up with her work life, controlled by those in authority.
She is the main character as se is the focus in most of the shots.
The bosses seem quite pompous as the way the like seeing themselves on tv.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Lessons from Micro-drama.

1. How to use a camera.
2. Skilled actors are needed.
3. Surrounding sound of the environment affects the shoot, e.g gusts of wind.
4. A call sheet is vital, it is important to plan all of the shot types and angles before filming begins. 
5. How to use iMovie.
6. Choose the film location wisely so everything that's in the scene/surroundings is intended.
7. Speak loudly and clearly.
8. Stay in character (don't laugh and look at the camera).