Thursday, 28 November 2013

inspiration for my Opening Sequence

My group have decided that we will create an opening sequence to a comedy on darts. This is due to one of the group members being a darts player. We have gained inspiration from the movie BlackBall, which was made in 2003. This film takes a British sport, much like darts, and creates an interesting twist into it. For instance, Paul Kaye plays the main character, who is unorthodox in how he plays bowls. He then slowly becomes accepted and eventually, in the end of the film he becomes the hero of the film.

What makes a good Opening Sequence?

The opening must catch your attention and make you want to watch the rest of the film.

    The opening should tell us the genre of the film.

    The opening should create an ambience of suspense in order to keep the viewer hooked.

    Saturday, 23 November 2013

    New market in darts films

    After much research into the thriller genre of films, i heave found a plethora of thriller films, covering different aspects within the heading of what makes a thriller. This would make our film less unique and furthermore, seen as conforming to the majority of films in the current market of thrillers, as there is little opportunity for diversification. Therefore, after much discussion with my group about the matter, we have decided to create a film relating to darts, which will contain a comedic element in order to entertain the masses. this movie will be unique as there are none like it regarding the theme of darts, so hopefully that will mean that the unique style will attract plenty of viewers.

    Tuesday, 19 November 2013

    Thriller sub-genres

    Disaster thriller

    This sub-genre of thriller usually revolves around a small amount of people's fight for survival against a natural disaster such as a tsunami or earthquake. It can occasionally be a man made disaster such as a nuclear war. These particular films make the viewers wonder what will happen to mankind if these disasters were actually to happen. Occasionally human conflict within the film as a microcosm for the disaster as a whole.

    Supernatural thriller

    This sub-genre of thriller adds an element of the supernatural into the mix as the antagonist, which presents the characters in which the film is based around a challenge to overcome. A lot of the time, there is a character with supernatural gifts that play the pivotal role in the film as it allows them to overcome the supernatural element.

    Conspiracy thriller

    This sub genre of thriller usually consists of a hero and a large organization. The hero then usually finds evidence of the organization keeping sinister secrets, such as a number of killings. The hero then strives to bring these lies to the surface and bring down the organization. These films usually play on good versus evil, with good prevailing over the latter.

    Crime thriller

    The combination of crime and thriller creates a more suspenseful film, with a more gripping account of crimes. These films usually focus on the criminals and can usually start with the end of the story, accounting on how events led up to the point of the crime. Action takes the main stage to the films to grip the audience. 

    Monday, 11 November 2013

    Task analysis

    Our task is to create a two minute clip for an opening sequence to a movie

    It must not re-create another film but must have a storyline and comply to my preliminary task

    Sunday, 10 November 2013

    Step Up Revolution Opening Sequence

    This opening sequence is useful in hinting to the audience that the flash-dancing that is taking place is not allowed, as it not only focuses on characters faces looking around in a shifty way, but it also shows the camera hidden in the fruits. as well as this, it reveals to the audience that the film is about street dancers called the mob, due to the spray painted glass having the tag 'the mob' on it and also includes flash mobs. this also further backs up my point that this form of dancing is not allowed in the film, which suggests to the audience a sense of rebelling to society, which could be a theme within  the film. As well as this, it reveals some main characters within the film as they are the first characters who talk together and also dance with the rest of the dancers.  

    The opening also clearly sets the film up as a dance genre of film, due to the focus on dancing on the opening sequence. the fact that the video camera is shown in the sequence also hints to the audience that the dancers want to portray a message to the wider public, possibly against society. The opening sequence doesn't, however, tell the audience why they start dancing and also leaves the audience with little intelligence on the character background.  also, it reveals to the audience that the film is about street dancers called the mob, due to the spray painted glass having the tag 'the mob' on it and also includes flash mobs. this also further backs up my point that this form of dancing is not allowed Aswell as this, it doesn't let you know where the film is set and only shows a sunny setting.

     This opening sequence could also show a wider range of characters of the film as the last Step up films have generally had a larger range of characters, which is not shown within this Opening sequence, which leaves a lot to do within the Opening. There is also not a lot of special effects used which could otherwise get a viewer more hooked on the film and put them in a good mood before the film was actually finished. This opening makes reference to equality amongst people as all are together dancing as one group.