Sunday, 29 January 2012

Get what you want? Or want what you get

This theory is a brain teaser. You can look at it from different aspects, are you getting what you are demanding from the institution or being delusional believing that the institution are developing on which you demanded. Either way the institution succeed, because the public are going to see the film regardless because they have there own idea of how the films going to plan out. My interpretation of this theory is that the institution delude the public with mega stars and advertisement such as film trailers and merchandise so the public want what they get. The only way possible that the theory could be interpreted differently, is if there is a sequal and the institution have run out of ideas, the institution look into detail of there way of planning out the film then elaborate it furthermore and twists to remain in power.     

This theory for me is one where institutions have to remain clever and delude the public, but must retain power otherwise the institutions will not remain in full control. Institutions could use this to advantage, especially big institutions who have a major hit film from past success, Universal productions had success of the film Shaun of the dead then furthermore used this to an advantage by producing another spoof film containing two of the main characters from their former film and deluding the public with them believing its already going to be a good film. This film did not disappoint then later on in 2011 produced another comedy Paul which was an international phenomenon.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Preliminary Task

Boy- Ben

Camera angles, Shots and composition

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We done several Shots to show that we have variety and to get different aspects of the characters emotion, for instance we done a close up to show that Ben is uncomfortable by the nervousness on Ben's face. We also done a point of view shot to show Ben is looking down, which shows that Ben is not confident approaching the agreement. The 180 degrees symbolizes no male dominance because Ben and Aimee are parallel neither looking up at the other, neither one looking down at the other. And the shot reverse shot shows both are focusing, but the power is in Aimee's hands because she possess's the prop (stapler) that Ben wishes to have, whereas Ben doesn't have the money that Aimee requires. We used a match on shot where Ben was approaching the door then as he went to open the door the shot changed from the static back of him to the front of him.


The editing stage we used Final cut pro, to edit the several videos we recorded on our blogger. Final cut pro allows you to create a sequence of videos to make one video. We used the cutter on the final cut pro to shorten some of the clips so they link on towards the next clip to make the video continual but bot contradictory. For instance the start where Ben approaches the door then goes to grab the door, then as he touches the door the Shot changes from the static camera off the back of Ben to the static camera on the front of Ben opening then walking through the door. We also had to cut the shot reverse shot of Ben and Aimee's agreement on the table because the clip was recorded too long to consume the affect of the shot reverse shot, which should be short and snappy.


There was not much dialogue because the sound quality is not reliable at all times, we tried using some where we contained some dialogue but you can only apply the clips where the dialogue is close up because the quality is very clear when is up close whereas the dialogue is very unclear when you are not near the camera and we wanted the sound levels to be consistent. We had digetic sounds to make up for the lack of dialogue for instance when Ben smacks the table it is loud and clear. The reasoning for no non digetic sounds is because it is only a short clip and we need to be in the scene the whole time.

Mise en scene

There was the contrast in clothing between Ben and Aimee, Aimee wearing a dress and smartly dressed colour coordinated, whereas Ben is dressed in suit trousers with a brown jacket and a pink shirt looking like he just woke up. The clothing is very basic on both to represent the video itself is basic, silly and has no meaning. The lighting is natural to show everything we consumed was in that room very basic but reliable. The lighting also represented that there was no dominance in the setting because the lighting was equal on both of there faces. The only prop was on show, although the stapler was talked bout yet it was jut sitting on the side of Aimee was not touched.

Transitions: We used no transitions, because transitions usually imply that time is passing but our preliminary was over a short period of time.

What happens in the opening? Its just a comical debate about a stapler, there is not much else to it which is shown by the lack of shots and sounds involved. It does introduce both the characters and the personalities of both being childish, debating over a stapler.

I don't think it is effective because it does not have a proper story line to connect to the auidence, so after viewing this short clip a minority would consider watching the rest of the film. It did not leave a specific possible plot as the clip did not leave a specific theme which occurred throughout the film.

We edited together through the use of 5 different shots on Final cut Pro, they issues we faced where that some of the clips did not match the following clip so what we did was edit some clips by cutting part of the clip so it matched the next clip.

We did use lighting, that being the natural light through the window but also the light from the light bulb in the room. So no problems arose as there was a sufficient amount of light available for us.

Monday, 23 January 2012

This picture is extremely specific to the role of Eric Cantona in the life of Eric Bishop and how his life turns around because of Cantona. The title is "Looking for Eric" and the background of the picture. There is many posters of Manchester United teams and players but in the center of the picture there is a poster of the noble Cantona. which shows Bishop looks up to Cantona as a hero, this is why in the picture Bishop is looking up to Eric as he is nothing short of a king. This is why his life changes because Bishop listens to Cantona's words as if they were spoken from someone of the heavens. Behind Cantonas hardworking attitude he is also a clever man labbeled "philisophical" in the film. which provides hope for Bishop shown by the lighting in Cantona's face, with Bishops eyes peeled towards him showing concentration towards Cantona's words. the reason the producers and editors have set out the picture like this to show that Eric is the dominant person in this film, but not abusing the power by showing respect towards Bishop, shown through the use of the eyes, although Bishops eyes are looking up towards Cantona as God like. Cantona doesn't look down he, looks straight at him showing focus and respect back showing interest in Bishop's life. Also the use of mise en scene shows that although Cantona is a cult hero, he is an everyday man with feelings and life as well, he is not God like he is just a man. By the use of Clothing, jeans with a plain jacket.

Looking for Eric

Looking For Eric Distribution

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