Friday, 15 November 2013

25 Word Pitch Draft 1

As Danny is separated, Joey grows up into his melodramatic relationship with child hood sweetheart Sophie as romance and comedy tears them mysteriously apart.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Poster Draft 3

This is our third and final draft poster, of which allows the viewer a better insight into the storyline of our film. The poster leaves troadens our targeted genre of our film still un-identified, forcing the targeted audience to be intruigued into our film allowing them to want to watvh our film. This then broadens our audience through poster advertising and viral communication.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Catfish Trailer Breakdown

This is the trailer from documentary following main character Nev on an technological journey as he falls in love with Facebook romance Megan, famously known as Catfish. Catfish has had a huge influence on our film, as we will be breaking down what made this documentary a worldwide success in which now is a hit show on the infamous channel MTV.

The trailer starts with contact between Nev and Megan through the telephone, showing Nev being surprised at the tone of her voice and the manor in which she speaks. Instantly this intrigues viewers by using the confusion technique forcing them to want to know what's going on. The trailer carries on by introducing both characters, although when introducing Megan it shows her almost through a computer screen to the viewers, of which fits into the storyline allowing it to become more obvious. The trailer shows their contact with each other through text messages, images and one of the main tools within the storyline, the world wide famous social networking site Facebook.  As the trailer continues we see Nevs happiness when in contact with this mysterious Megan as we are provided with some deeper information about Megan and her private life. As Nev shows off his painting of which Megan sent to him as a present. As the romance expands family are brought into this twister whirlwind through Facebook, as they are quickly named the Facebook family.

Nev expresses his feelings as he explains to the raw footage cameras that he has strong feelings for Megan and how he is starting to fall for the girl. It quickly moves on with Nev travelling, as it quickly gives off the impression he is going to meet her, due to the vivid distance between them both. As the trailer explains that all of this is raw footage, it builds up the tension of their first meeting. With quotes such as 'a shattering conclusion' it gives the ending of the trailer nd film a lot more dramatically expectations as it builds tension within the targeted audience of which makes the trailer so memorable.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Poster draft 2

This is our second poster of which we created to allow us to broaden our target audience. We chose to star main character Joey, of whom is played by Joseph Garratt in the photo with a women. We used this technique to allow our targeted audience to become clearer. We have also placed the production companies at the bottom of the poster, and specific text font was used of which will be explained in our poster breakdown posts.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Trailer Research-The Hangover

The last and final trailer I studied and researched was the worldwide comedy The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, who have become famous recognizable Hollywood actors due to the worldwide success of the film. The film was released back in 2009, and brought in  £3,193,806 in its first opening weekend within the United Kingdom. The film proved a hit across the globe, with the 4 boys, better known as the wolf pack, causing carnage before the big day as Doug ,played by Justin Bartha, takes the plunge.

The trailer starts with a large home, very well off, as the camera slowly passes it with a voice over. It then introduces us to two of the main characters, Doug and Alan, of whom are talking about Las Vegas, famously known as sin city. Alan then starts talking about the other two boys, Phil and stew, as Alan expresses his feelings about being left out. The scene then switches to Alan in his y-fronts, automatically giving the viewer the laughter and genre clearly. This is when the production companies are quickly flashed across the screen. These production companies are Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The next character Phil is then introduced to the audience with him and his partner are having a conversation. This then allows the viewers an insight into his geeky and whipped personality. This then carries on with a few scenes of the boys together having fun and fooling around, on what seems to be like them travelling to Vegas. "to a night we will never forget" is the next line as the boys look forward to the night ahead in sin city. The trailer then carries o with a small montage of madness of what the boys might of got up to in Vegas, which is quickly followed by a black out.

We then see the boys waking up in a total wreck of an apartment, with Phil laying flat on the floor. Scenes of the boys then carry on waking up to not only harsh reality's but harsh hangovers, with the boys trying to recollect memories of the night before of which they are struggling wit. Scenes of comedy are also thrown in, with Phil realising he's lost his tooth, the boys finding a baby and realising Phil was in the hospital last night. With the boys soon realising they're one man down, panic causing chaos breaks out as the search to find missing man Doug begins. As the boys trail the movements from last night, they find out various different funny moments of which they caused within sin city but also landing themselves into various different sticky situations in which the viewers will find funny. This carries on throughout the trailer as we see the boys in various different and wild situations as the countdown to the wedding is ticking. Once Mike Tyson makes an appearance on the trailer, it intrigues and excites the viewers towards the wildness of the film and what the boys got up to in Vegas.

Overall, the trailer satisfies and excites the targeted audience and allows them to be excited for the release of the film. The trailer clearly fulfils the conventions of the comedy genre and fills the trailer with mad weird stuff of which the target audience would find funny.

Poster Draft 1

This is the first draft of the poster which was created by the production team to broaden the target audience. We created various different posters in order to see which one was best suited towards our film and which poster would attract the most potential viewers towards our film. The poster consists of a draft tag line do you really know?, intriguing the viewers into what may be 'Behind the screen'. We also felt that this poster left the genre wide open, also adding confusion to the viewer intruiging them into the film.

Tag Line Ideas

When we studied various different films we found that it would usualy come with a tag line. A tag line is a small sentence which gives the viewer a smaller insight into what the film is about and excite the viewer for the release of the film. The tag line would be a very small sentence, Ranging from 4-8 words. A tag line is a good technique to use when advertising a film as it forces the reader to remember the advertisement. This is because tag lines are normally catchy or sometimes can even rhyme. Tag lines are another good effective way of advertising as these short sentences can become famous and be associated with the film. For example In a galaxy, far far away, was a very famous tag line from the hit sci-fi Star Wars. We thought it would be a good idea to create our own tag line for our film to allow it to become more memorable, this is what we came up with! 

.Are you sure you know her?
.twisting networking relationship

Trailer Research-50 First Dates

50 First Dates is a romcom sensation starring Adam Sandler, in a bid to win over the heart of a girl named Lisa after finding out about her struggle with short term memory. The film was released back on the 9th April 2004, which is in fact Valentines day. By choosing this clever release date the production company, Columbia Pictures, it hit the target audience chosen knowing that this day of the year was special to couples across the world and that then would be a good time to see it together. The tagline 'The ultimate bachelor will face the ultimate challenge' then broadens the target audience towards men as well, allowing them to feel that this film is not all aimed at female and will not include all love and romance.

The trailer starts with the production company flashed across the screen, just as we found within the other trailer of Monsters University in earlier posts. This then shows the importance of the production company towards the film, allowing them recognition into the time and money they have invested towards it. It then flashes up with the main character, of whom is played by Adam Sandler, as he is shown of to be a very loveable and funny character. You see him participating in some of his hobbies such as feeding wildlife, playing golf and sitting at a bar.

Not long into the trailer we are then presented with the girl, as you see her catch the mans eye with her reflection through the cutlery. We then both see them have this cheesy moment as they both stare deeply into each others eyes, portraying this connection between them both which is emphasised by the upbeat enjoyable music in the background. This then quickly moves on to their introduction to each other, of which is very simple and basic, shaking hands and swapping names. Once this is done the viewer is shown a little more into the life of this mysterious girl of who we now know as Lucy. As Lucy participating in her favourite hobbies such as painting and watching sea life, it is soon to be cut out with the couple laid in bed. This is the first time we are truly led to believe that this film falls under the genre of romcom and is targeted towards adults and older couples. As she screams when waking up in bed with him, we automatically know something is wrong and that the twist is entered into the trailer. As the trailer continues Henry, the character who is played by Adam Sandler, understands the severe injury she has with her not being able to recollect any of her short term memory. This then means him meeting her over and over again, which falls into place with the title of the film 50 first dates. The trailer carries on with the couple meeting over and over again as the embark on a weird and funny journey together, as Henry finds how really hard life with Lisa is.

Overall the trailer meets the demands of the target audience, by showing them specific clips of both the romantic side and comedy side of the film to allow the to be excited for the release.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Trailer Research-Monsters Uni

This is the final trailer for the eagerly awaited prequel of Disney Pixar's smash hit Monsters Inc. The film, Monsters University, takes you back to where it all began for these two worldwide loveable characters Sulley and Mike. Best friends now, the film shows them exploring their newly formed relationship back in University, of which characteristics and personality drove them apart. The film was produced by Walt Disney, which is currently owned by media giant conglomerate Viacom.

The trailer is 2.31 seconds long and consists of various clips within the film, of which the view would want to see, forcing them and allowing them to become more excited about the blockbuster hit. Before the trailer starts a quick flash of both the production company Walt Disney, and the animation studios Pixar are flashed onto the screen. This is shown first before the trailer begins to show the level of importance both of them play in the production of this film. Once these have been shown in under one second the trailer begins with main character Mike Wazowski shown all beamy eyed as a child within what is known as the scare floor. Automatically this excites viewers of whom previously watched the first blockbuster animation allowing them to relate and remember characters and locations of which made the first one so big across the world. The trailer then skips a few years staying with Mike, as you see him announce his excites of officially being a college student. Once that has been shown you see the boys first initial encounter/handshake, introducing names with various different facial expressions. Now that Sulley has been introduced you see him walking into the classroom and introducing himself to the teacher, who automatically recognises his name from his fathers legendary status. Now that both boys have been introduced, and the initial meeting of the boys has been shown, the trailer carries on with a few little scenes of there repelling friendship and what the boys got up to within their college days.

Around 1.20 seconds, various different characters are introduced to the viewer, enhancing their excitement through the understanding of getting to know knew weird but wonderful characters. Once this bunch of what they like to call 'brothers' has been introduced, the trailer gives off the notion that these guys aren't scary at all, and that something tied into the storyline of which is still unknown to the viewer that these brothers need to be scary in order to compete. This then intrigues the viewer into what they are competing for, things such as social status automatically tie into the storyline of going back to college. The trailer continues with the boys challenging and training in order to become these mystery scares in which the viewer is still intrigued into by carrying out a series of enjoyable events and scaring training of which viewers would find funny.

Overall I feel this is a good trailer as it gives excitement to previous viewers through the use of recognition and also broadens their target audience by using intriguing and funny scenes of the loveable characters carrying out strange and silly tasks.

Blog Feedback

Within the class we felt It would be a good idea to evaluate each others blogs and give initial feedback on the blog. Things such as number of posts and blog grades were written down on a piece of paper by one of the class members. One of my classmates, Jonathon Grace, marked my blog as he wrote down his evaluation on a piece of paper. This is what he wrote...

Catfish Poster Conventions&Influences

As you can see from the previous post, our production team will be breaking down and analysing the success behind the hit MTV show catfish. The first thing we will be analysing is the film poster, which was released before the film, to excite potential viewers and attract more customers towards the film.
This is the poster which was released by Relavitiy Media production team, advertising the documentary which hit the silver screen on the 17th September 2010. There are various different messages and connotations that this poster gives off to the viewer. The first most noticeable thing is the link to the social networking site and the link back to the computing technological side of the story line. This is shown through the two images placed at the top and bottom of the page. These pictures are pixel issued as if they were zoomed in or can be shown as if it was on a computer screen. This gives off connotations of Nevs journey within the social networking site and to able to instantly give this connotation to the viewer, allowing them slither insights into the storyline exciting them for the release of the film.

The next connotation is the link back to the largest social networking sight Facebook of which plays a huge role within both our storyline Behind the screen, and the Catfish storyline. The link within the poster is fairly obvious due to the large banner placed across the middle of the poster. The banner is a very similar shade to the blue used within the social networking site and allows the viewer to use recognizable shade to give them a better understanding. This is a technique to allow the viewer to use recognizable things they've seen an a daily basis to give them an initial reaction into what they know, of which the poster has also done with the font of the title. The font title is the same or very similar to the one use on Facebook. This is then gives off an initial idea of the story line and clearly allows the viewer a recognizable understanding that the famous social networking site plays a large part within the storyline of this documentary.

The final aspect that our production company broke down was the tag line, of which we found was a recurring aspect which can be found on most of if not all posters released. Tag lines are used to allow the target audience a smaller insight into the storyline of the film using catchy phrases and words in a small sentence. For example, think before you click is the clear tag line for the Catfish poster. By jumbling these 4 words into a small sentence immediately becomes catchy and memorable. When viewers read this it then gives them a small insight into the networking side of the storyline, but also intrigues them of who or what might they be clicking on within the film.

Overall there is various techniques and tips we have learnt from breaking down this Catfish poster of which we can now apply to our posters. By doing this it will allow us to broaden our targeted audience and excite for the release of the film.

Film Influences

The hit MTV show Catfish originally started with started with a small home made documentary which was filmed in America by two bet friends Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It all starts with one man named Nev, talking to a complete stranger who he had never met through the use of social networking site 'FaceBook'. As the conversations flow over a vast period of time, his two best friends decide to film the whole journey Nev explores, as he strangely falls in love with this girl of whom he feels he knows but he's never met. As the boys go to meet this so called 'Megan' Nev is shocked to find she is not who she says she is! We felt that this storyline could relate to ours so we decided to do a little background research into this documentary of which hit cinemas back in September 2010. Back in 2010 the documentary entered a bidding war for the release and production of the film. This included two productions companies Relativity Media and Paramount Pictures. These are two very different production companies as Relativity Media, is a smaller independent companies producing things such as limitless and 21 and over. Paramount Pictures on the other hand is one of the largest subsidiary production teams within Hollywood, producing Blockbusters such as Mission Impossible starring Tom Cruise and Paranormal Activity. Paramount is a subsidary production company of large media conglomerate Viacom, of whom also owns Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox.

 This means will be studying and breaking down things such as Catfish posters, trailers and teasers to figure out the success behind these real life stories and why it is so big across the world now.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Casting Draft Ideas

Casting is a very important to our film and production company due to our budget being used on our film. This then means we have to think carefully about who is casted within our film and how we can afford them. By doing this we created a shortlist for all 3 main characters within the film. Once we had done this we could then whittle down who we was going to cast each character within our film. The 3 characters we would be shortlisting are...
.Joey, the main character who is caught up in this relationship storm
.Danny, Joeys right hand cheeky man who always drag him through trouble
.Sophie, Joeys partner who is also the double for this mystery Facebook girl
This post will go psted shortly as it will be done and written by hand, to allow my blog to become more creative but also to allow the task in hand to become easier. Once this is finished we will then be creating 3 mood boards based around our 3 main characters Joey, Danny and Sophie. These will show various different aspects of personality and highlight any differences between these 3 characters. These 3 blogs will also add more of a creative side to my blog but also allow the viewer of my blog a more in depth understanding of each character through the use of visual aids and mood boards.
The 3rd and final posts I will be doing to create an I depth view of our 3 main characters is a character profile for each of them. This then gives a little basic information about each of them, things such as height, eye color and age will be included in the posts. This will be carried out through a small paragraph for each character, giving background information such as upbringing and personality actions.

Film Name Ideas

The production team thought the best way to decide on the film title name would for various different members of the team to sit down and brainstorm, giving us a wide range/variety of potential names that could be used. The brainstorming lasted for roughly 20 minutes and commenced after the whole tea had revitalised on the storyline, allowing them to reel of names which first come into their heads. This is what was produced by the team...

Casting Shortlist


Friday, 25 October 2013

Character Influences-Sophie Moodboard

Character Influences-Danny Moodboard

Character Influences-Joey Moodboard

Casting Profile-Sophie

This post is explaining the characteristics and features of each role within our film. Meet Sophie, the sweet innocent 20 year old girl who fell madly in love with Joey. Sophie enjoys the sweet things in life, and is much as a soft girl as she is on the outside as in. Sophie likes things such as baking cakes, movie nights with her boyfriend and coffee afternoons with the girls. Sophie has always been an attractive girl, long blonde hair, blue eyes and sharpened figure, of which Joey understands how lucky he is. Sophie is always attracting attention from boys when she goes out, but always diverts the attention onto friends due to her deep relationship she's been sharing with Joey for nearly 3 years now. Along with Danny and Joey, she also came from a very stable family background, growing up in and around the same area of the two boys. Sophie always heard about the two boys causing chaos and mayhem around the grew up in as teenagers, which drew her closer and closer to Joey as she denied she liked him. Joeys cheeky ways managed to win over Sophie's heart, leaving Danny on his ones to cause all the trouble.
Here is some basic information on Sophie in which i have missed, to give a more in-depth basic view on Sophie...

Age: 20
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3
Eye Color: Blue
Hobbies: Baking, movies and time with girls
Occupation: Receptionist

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Casting Profile-Danny

This post is explaining the characteristics and features of each role within our film. Meet danny, the cheeky chappy who somehow manages to get away with everything, as he is able to palm it off to his right hand man and best friend Joey. Danny hates the fact that Joey is all tied up in his 'cute relationship' with sophie, as he reminisces the times of which they used to be able to promote nights freely and cause havoc in the city of London. Danny also feels he lives the lifestyle he has always dreamed about, with the fast cars, expensive watches and large house in the Chelsea area. Joey knows that Danny is the most anti-relationship person he knows, and Danny will be seen with various different girls every night out, of whom he somehow manages to take back to his mansion despite of his reputation he has built up in the London clubbing scene. Danny came from a very similar background as Joey, boyhood pals in fact, as they both grew up together in the south east of London, both trying to peruse the same dream. Joey and Danny know each other like the back of their hands, and have gone through many ups and downs as they grew into the men they are now. With Danny being the same age, he feels that joey is wasting his prime years with Sophie, as he misses the nights out they used to share with many other of their close boy mates. Danny knows its Joeys 21st birthday fast approaching, as he deviously plans to have a night they used to have, one of which neither of them will never forget. Danny organizes this 'spectacular night' of which ties into the story line of Sophie being paranoid about leaving Danny and Joey alone as the embark on one last cheeky journey.
Here is some basic information on Danny in which i have missed, to give a more in-depth basic view on Danny...

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9
Eye Color: Blue
Hobbies:Partying, Girls, Football
Occupation:Party Promoters

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Character Profile-Joey

This post is explaining the characteristics and features of each role within our film. Meet Joey, the lovable lad who is desperately trying to find the balance between his boy mates and his girlfriend. Joey loves to party, go out and play rugby with his mates but most importantly Joey is a technological freak. Joey loves all the new software and will spend hour on end queuing for the latest iPhone, tablet or laptop, in which lays in with the story line. Joey was brought up from a stable middle class home in the south east of london, of which he lived the life any young boy would. Joeys mum has been a massive influence on his life with him being the only child, constantly making a fuss and pulling him through various different troubles as the boy grew older. This then links in with his partner Sophie, of whom he has been with for nearly 3 years. Sophie has almost taken over the mother role within Joeys life, by running the relationship smoothly through things such as financial issues and arguments. Joey works as a club promoter in central London, working with big name clubs such as Ministry, Pacha and Fabric. This shows how the couple are financially stable with Joey working at a high level within the city. But the money doesn't smooth Sophie over as she understands the caliber of the field in which Joey works in and what his job really initials. Joey loves his occupation as it allows him to live the life he has always dreamed about. Joey enjoys the finer things in life, things such as watches, cars, houses and designer clothes has always caught Joeys eye as he feels he is allowed to express his expensive lifestyle to people who don't know Joey.
Here is some basic information on Joey in which i have missed, to give a more in-depth basic view on Joey...

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10
Eye Color: Blue
Hobbies: Rugby, Partying, Music, Technology,Designer Clothes
Occupation: Party Promoter

Monday, 14 October 2013

Props Moodboard

Genre Research

Over the past few days I have been researching the various different genres of films of which we can use to create the trailers. I carried out this research by watching various different trailers of different genres, to see the difference between them and what they include. By doing this, then gives me a good insight into what needs to be placed into the trailer which is categorized under a certain genre of the film. The various different genres I have researched are Horror, Comedy, Drama and RomCom. This is what I have found.

When researching the genre drama there was wide range of film trailers of which to chose from and study, which made the genre choice a good one to choose. When researching the genre it gave me a good insight into the characters being used within the trailers. I found that most of the characters used were older due to the level of dramatic input the story line of the film would entail. This then gave us a problem, as due to our budget we could not afford older actors, and instead would have to use actors more of our own age. This then lead me onto researching some teen drama movies. Films such as Juno were included in my trailer research, as it gave me a good insight into what should be included in the trailer. Drama is a very specific genre of which a trailer can be produced within, although various different story lines can arise, meaning it gives us a producers flexibility and room to be creative.

Horror is a very specific genre of which movies fall under as it only appeals to a very specific target audience. Horror films are all about the buzz of which you receive from being put out of your comfort zone through the use of film. When we researched horror movie trailers we found that it takes a lot of time and special equipment in certain films to create the effect needed in which to place the audience outside of their comfort zone. This then became a massive problem to our production team, although we did find some blockbuster horror movies of which didn't use this technology. Hollywood blockbuster horrors such as 'Paranormal Activity' was one of these films as has reached a large audience through the use of fakery ghosts and  the element of surprise, of which our production team could create. There were various different elements within the horror genre of which we had to look at such as slasher, ghost and monster.

Comedy was a genre of which we enjoyed researching as there are many different films of which fall under this category. There are so many comedy blockbuster films out there making it very tough completion for new ones. Films such as 'The Hangover' has appealed to a worldwide audience and has raked in over £3,193,806 in its first weekend of viewings here in the UK. The advantages of producing a comedy movie is that it has a very large target audience and will appeal to a wide audience of people. The disadvantages of producing a comedy movie is that the competition is very high, with blockbuster comedies being released on a daily basis. Another disadvantage is within these blockbuster comedies is high name actors who are recognized for being funny. This means with our low budget it is impossible for us to get one of these actors, meaning we have to use unknown actors of which creates a risk element to whether the film will e funny or not.

Romantic comedies was a good genre to research as we found it covered a lot of ground within films of which comedies or romantics miss out. This then plays to an advantage of a whole new target audience while also appealing to audiences who enjoy romantic and comedy films. There are various different blockbuster romantic comedies out there who have made millions through the use of that new angle of which they can play on. Films such as 'Bridget Jones' Diary' is one of them and has been proven to be a smash hit within the UK making millions through the use of DVD sales and cinema showings. We found that a romantic comedy would be a good genre of film to allow our production team to work with as it allows us to express our creative side but also have a comedy spin off on the storyline. We felt that Romantic Comedy was the best choice for us as it would allow us to use unknown actors and the genre of the film would work and fit nicely with our allocated small budget.

Audience Research

The audience research played a massive part in the genre of which our film fell under. It also had a massive impact on the advertising of our film, allowing us to work with the best advertising techniques in order to broaden our target audience and appeal to a wide catagorie.

The way in which we worked this was to look at various different age groups, then find out various different aspects which draw/attract them towards a certain film. For example when we looked at the target audience for children, we found that animated films which include loveable characters of which the children were able to relate to and understand. This is steroetypical for children as through the use of pyscology we understand that children are naturally attracted to bright colourful themes due to their age restrictions. Another target audience we looked at was older men as we feel that this is a very wide range to appeal to, and if targeted well can also appeal to other older age groups. When researching this age group we found that steroetypically they enjoy films of which include their hobbies, this means things such as sports, women and cars. Films such as 'Gone In 60 Seconds' and 'The Damned United' fall under stereotypical ma films, as they both include aspect of which would want the man to watch on and would keep him interested throughout.

When we was deciding of which target audience to appeal to we had to evaluate our film and look at the various different aspects within to allow us to decide which audience our film would be best suited too. By breaking down our film it became obvious that the older generation were best suited towards our film, from ages 15 and over would be able to allow a better understanding of the twisted but funny storyline. We feel that our film is best suited to both genres as it includes situations, emotions and props of which both genres would be attracted towards allowing them to stay interested towards our film. This is key for the release window allowing excitement and interest in between the time of release of advertising and trailer to the release of the blockbuster. This is a very important time for the production company as it will either broaden or slim the targeted audience.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Decision Of Genre

'Genre is the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment.'
The decision of our genre is a very important choice for our production team, as it will play a huge part in our final grade. Various different genres came into play, with myself and joe brainstorming of which genre to go into over two lessons. Genres such as horror, zomcom, comedy, romantic and romcom. All these genres had huge impact into what genre we decided to create a film within. By researching various trailers under these genres it gave us a good insight into what can stereotypically be found in the different genre categories.

Our first initial idea was to go down the genre route of drama, as we felt we could express our creativity  through out the film. This would then allow us to create real life relatable experiences of which audiences could understand and feel the full effect of this film. Through our research of drama trailers we watched drama trailers such as Pulp Fiction, Hitchcock and White House Down. We also watched various other trailers to allow a good insight into what needs to be placed into a drama trailer. We found that most of the actors used within the trailers/films are 25 years or older. This then created a problem for us as most of our cast were aged 18 or under, meaning the film would not fit with the conventions of a drama.

We then decided to move away from drama after hitting that downfall and decided to look into romcoms. We felt creating a romcom would still allow us to express our creative side by allowing us to work with relatable chracters and place them into funny situations of which will allow the viewer to relax and enjoy the film. Through research into romcoms we found that all trailers have at least one funny situation in which the characters find themselves in, of which arose our problem with choosing romcoms. This meant that the trailer and film had to be funny due to the genre of choice. By being only allowed a small budget, this meant we could only afford cheap actors of which we knew. This meant that audiences may not find this funny which then defeats the whole objective of the genre.

Our next idea was to then mix the two together, of which arose our initial idea. This means we still wanted to take our creative of which we could express through drama, but also add a romantic twist in which would interest and keep the audience interested and captivated. We found this worked really well with plenty of film ideas came from our production team.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Pitch Idea-Locations

With our pitch being based around the trickery and mind games of a sweet relationship turned sour a lot of stereotypical dating locations will be used within the film. Places such as:
-Coffee Shops

These are all stereotypical places of which you would usually see couples attend. Other locations in are film would obviously be used according to the correct character. This means shots can be filmed on nights out, of when Joey and Danny decide to go out, Joeys work and also his hobbies of which he is away from Sophie. We dont show much of Joeys private life as we keep the viewers in the dark about Joeys potential misleadings with other women as much as we do with the character Sophie.

Sophie also has various locations of which her character would be situated in. This would usually be at her small flat of which her and Joey live. This location is where we really see the extent of her paranoia as she paces around the small 4 walls of the flat. She also likes to confide in her closets frineds about the situations with Joey and Danny. This means you would find her in places such as coffee shops and nail bars, of which are stereo typical places you would find older women talking about their private life to friends or family.

Pitch Feedback

Our initial idea was going to be a mixture between 'This Means War' and 'Mean Girls', of which both films are very different and are categorised under different genres. Our initial idea was going to be set in rural universities within the heart of the UK. The film was going to be under the genre of Romantic Comedy. The film consisted of one boy named Joey, who was being chased by two girls which both attend the same uni as him. Both girls knew that there were both seeing Joey, but had decided to allow Joey the space he needed to make his choice between the girls without them interfering. Joey was completely oblivious that the girls both knew he was dating both of them at the same time, and would act in a very 'ladish' way around his best mate Danny. Both girls would then go and try to sabotage each others dates, playing physical and mental games with each other. This then puts a massive strain on their friendship, of which has lasted since they were young girls. The film would then go on to Joey finally making the decision between the girls, of which he choses neither of them and they both end up without him.

The feedback we got from our initial idea was a mixture of positive and negative. The whole idea of playing a mystery man proved a hit with the classmates, of whom we was pitching too. We found that our idea was too similar to others, and wasn't original enough. The students of who we was pitching too felt that they would not go see this film as they could already tell the plot of the story before the film has even begun. This is why we have chosen to add a surprise, mysterious element into the plot of our new idea. Once we had pitched the new fresh idea to the students, the feedback was a lot more positive as we found that they enjoyed the mysterious Facebook stalker element, with small little twists thrown in.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Pitch Idea

A young man named Joey has been dating his girlfriend for over 3 years now since the young age of just 17. As Joeys 21st birthday is fast approaching, the couple are portrayed to be as happy as ever as Joey can slightly hear wedding bells ringing in the back of his ears. Joey is completely oblivious to Sophie's feelings towards Joey growing up and enjoying his life before marriage with his best mate Danny. The boys are famously known around the local area for causing trouble growing up throughout school and with the ladies, until Joey met Sophie. Sophie understands that Joey gets fed a lot of attention for girls around him, with his best mate Danny never helping the situations.

 Sophie's thoughts are eating her away inside day by day as the morning after Joeys 21rst 'Lads Night Out' she decides to act on it. Sophie has an ingenious idea of pretending to be a local good looking girl through the use of social networking sites to use temptation as a weapon against Joey to see if he would give in or be faithful to her. Sophie would then be glued to every laptop, smart phone and tablet she can find to allow her to access more of Joeys private life, of which him and Danny have kept under wraps for the duration of the relationship.

As the film goes on Joey becomes more and more attached to this mystery women of which he has never met before and starts to have doubts within his own personal relationship. As the lie gets deeper and deeper Sophie finds it harder to reveal to him that she is the women hiding behind the technology as she starts to feel as if her own relationship is falling to pieces as she understand Joey now has other interests.

The situation is resolved in a big reveal as joey decides to organize a meet with this 'Facebook Stalker' of whom he is initially attracted to and feels that he is starting to have feelings for. Sophie feels as if the time is right to tell the truth as she decides to go and meet her boyfriend on their 3 year anniversary with a different girls identity. The eagerly awaited moment for the reveal in a small coffee shop, of which him and sophie go every morning before work, is fast approaching as Joey awaits at a table nervously but also intrigued to learn more about this mystery girl.

A name for the mystery girl has not been decided yet and the conclusion and end result of trickery between the relationship has not been though out yet. Another post with this included will be completed soon.