Wednesday, 27 January 2010
We feel that this opening scene of the film Munich lends itsself very well to the style of our opening sequence. Both films have a similar plot line involving terrorists and hostages, and the convetions in Munich fits very well with the action/thriller genre. The use if hand held camera is apparent which creates a very chaotic and paniced atmohsoere. Additionally, the sheer variety of shot type creates a sense of confusion to the for the viewer.
from the feedback that we received we will try to make the opening sequence of our thriller film shorter, but still managing to include flashback scenes and a conversation scene between the hostage (ex-military) takers.
Has the feedback made you consider things that you hadn't before?
we have decided to try to not make our thriller too complicated and also not too long to be able to film. We have also needed consider where our setting will be and the costumes our characters.
Actions points-How will you now develop you idea and plan for production?
the first thing that we will do is to make a story board including all of the different camera angles and shots. it can also include the the settings where we will be filming our seqeunce for instance and office block ' i.c.t rooms'
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
we believe that this would be a good idea for our thriller opening because it is a quite conventional idea and
character: there could be one main character as the hostage negotiator or policeman. sub characters could be the criminal hostage-takers or the innocent hostages themselves. These characters would conform with that of the usual thriller genre; this would be to act hysterical and scared, and for the part of the criminals; would be fearsome and quote dean; "EX-MILITARY!!"
atmosphere: tense, full of suspense. We will aim to keep the audience, quote fred "ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS!"
We feel, as a group and a team, that an appropriate sub genre for our thriller film opening sequence would be a psychological action thriller--hybrid.
For our opening sequence; we want it to start in an office room or government building. Suddenly, four, quote dean; "EX MILITARY!!!!", burst into room and take the occupants hostage. the motif of the hostage takers is inside the government there is records of their past military which is dark and disturbing, which they are out to clear, and 'sort out' the people who were responsible. This will then lead to a police gun fight/raid quote dean; "BANG!BANG!". with some of the hostages being killed because quote will; "HE IS A NUUUUUUUTTTTTEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!"
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
we think that this project deserves to be given a level four due to all the sections in the marking criteria being filled appropriately. we think that the variety in shots and quick changes in atmosphere lead to a much more professional feel to the opening. In addition to this, there is a good variety of shot types going from steady shots on the red smoke/water, to hand held in the short flashback style sequences of the man and woman.
We will use the criteria to our advantage by making sure we have covered as many of the point in the criteria as possible when looking through our work. We will stick to thriller conventions closely, meaning we will make sure mise-en-scene is all related to the plot of our film and the imagery used in the sequence will follow our narrative appropriately.
Monday, 18 January 2010
the title sequence to The Man With The Golden Arm by Saul Bass gives no clues what so ever to the narrative of the film or to any story. The only part of the sequence that displays anything other than white lines dividing a black background is when the white lines create an arm and a hand. Even still, this does not give away any more of the narrative than the title of the film does. However, as the film is a thriller, this could be seen as quite an effective technique by not giving away any part of the story. The sequence does not follow any classic conventions of a thriller and therefore confuses the viewer and makes them question the film more.
One of the only things that remotely links to the narrative is the music which does follow conventions of thriller/mystery music, leading the viewer to believe that the film could be something to do with a mystery as the main plot as this is the only thing obviously relating to the story during the title sequence. When the white lines join together to create a hand at the end of the sequence it could be hinting that all random parts in the story all add up and make sense at the end. The title sequence is overall very confusing but it think this has been done purposely to make the viewer keep questioning the narrative of the film untill the very end.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Transparent red placed over the rippling water. -> shows death or danger
Music --> shows suspense...penultimates at film title.
WATER--> distorts image-shows mystery-canted angles
Blood--> shows death and danger
water ripple--> goes up + down--shows that story line wont be equal and distorted.
Bird swooping--> death--being caught--shows death
man--> in negaive--mystery
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
The opening title sequence of se7en very closely follows conventions of a thriller, mainly with the images shown and the sound and music. The images are almost all close ups of sharp, razor blade like objects. This tells the viewer a lot about the rest of the film and what they can expect from it. the metal object and sharp sounds also gives the impression of a hospital, provoking a subconscious fear within most viewers.