Thursday, 25 June 2015

final animation

appeals, malpractice

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ideas mind map


analysis of movement



questionnaire feedback

1.) What do you think the message of our Animation is ? 
In my opinion i believe that the animation that you have created gives off the message that people  appreciate what  children in need do for the families and people who have been affected. 

2.) What do you think is the best bit of the Animation ? 
I personally think the best bit is when pudsey kicks the ball over the post for a conversion. it gives off a sense of success and achievement. 

3.) What would you improve if you could? 
The only thing i would improve if i could would be the length of the advert, i would love to learn more about this character and understand what she went through during her service within the Army. 

4.) Would you like to see this on TV. 
I would love to this this on TV, i believe that many people after seeing this advert will realise how important children in need is and what they do for those in need.


5.) What do you think the message of our Animation is ? 
I believe that the message from the Animation you have created is to show the viewers what children in need stand for and what they do to support those children who need help 

6.) What do you think is the best bit of the Animation ? 
I think the best part of the animation is the character competing in the race at the end of the video. The reason why i like this part so much is because it shows how Help for Heroes supported this person after being hospitalised to the point where they have regained full health and is competing within a race. It lets the viewers understand the amount of hard work and support that the charity go through for those in need. 

7.) What would you improve if you could? 
The only thing i would improve would be to show pudsey spending more time with the england rugby team. 


8.) Would you like to see this on TV. 
Yes, i think by having this shown on TV it will raise the awareness of children in need and help them gain the recognition that they deserve. 

consideration of camera

Within animations there can be a variety of different camera shot. Each shot will have different kind of movements within the animation. 

To shoot our animation we have placed the camera on a clamp and then positioned the camera over piece of paper where my animation will be taking place. We had to consider many different variables that may occur during the filming of our animation. 
We have decided to place the camera above the table surface by using a clamp, this has allowed us to place the drawn out animation underneath. having the clamp has allowed us to place our animation on a flat surface. this has helped us as now we don't have to stick the cut out onto a wall and have the risk of them falling off. With the animation being filmed on a flat surface there is a less risk of the cut outs to move drastically. 
As we have decided to place the camera above the worktop we now have to consider the different effect that the camera will do due to various different surroundings. 

As the camera is above the animation then the lighting in the room may cause the camera to cast a shadow onto the animation, we had to overcome this by changing the positioning of the camera so there was no shadow over the top. we had moved away from any windows and waited for it go to dark before filming, this reduced the risk of the lighting being changed throughout the filming process. 

Another issue that we would have to consider throughout the filming of our animation would be the solidarty of the stand and the camera that is placed in the stand. we had to make sure that the camera would stay in one place so there is no movement while filming. We had to firmly put in place the stand with various different weights to make sure it didn't move or even fall over. If we did this wrong then the camera could fall and brake and then also ruin our animation. 
The last thing we had to consider was how we was actually going to film the animation, we didn't want any shadows of the person filming, or even the whole animation moving when we change the scene. We have decided to place down masking tape so each time that we changed the scene we would know where to exactly place the piece of A4 paper. when filming we all moved clear out of the lighting and stepped to one side. the prevents lighting change and also other body parts being in the camera shot.

annotated screen grabs for animation





This is the first step of creating my animation. I have gathered all the pictures I have taken and then imported them all onto the editing software 'final cut'. I have put each photo in order to create my stop motion animation video. this will be shown when i hit play, however there is still a problem. The animation is shows each photo for a log period of time.   


My animation is slow due to each picture to be shown for a too long of a period. to make my animation flow better i had to change the duration of each clip. once i selected all the clips, i changed the duration to about one 8th of a second. this made my animation run a lot smoother and give it a good flow. 




Now that my animation run smoothly and looks like a video. I wanted to add different sounds effect to go with what is happening within the animation. i added various different sound effect such as footsteps, car skid, explosion, car door shutting. i have put these sound effect in to give a better understanding to the viewer on what is going on. 



I added various different sound effects but some had to overlap each other. Such as the park scene I have birds singing, footsteps and also a dog barking. I have added these three sounds effect in as I wanted to show and give a realistic sense to the location. 
I have put in many different sound effect to give the sense of what is happening and where it is happening. But I also want to give more emotion within the animation, so i have decided to add a sad moving music at the start to set the mood for the animation and then to finish it of throughout my last couple of scenes i wanted to give a better emotion, setting the mood That help for heroes does a good job.

visual editing guide


When editing on final cut to create a animation, you need to be getting everything right from clips to transitions so the animation will look as professional as possible.

Clips 
When starting an animation, you need to import all the clips you need. So, at the top of the window, click a tab saying 'file' where it should drop down and show options. There will be a option saying 'import' then that will also give you more options where one will say 'media'. This will take you to a small window where you can start browsing files for your clips to import them. Once you have selected all your footage, click the button saying 'import selected' and from here your footage will be ready to edit. 
















Laying on the timeline 
When your footage is on the timeline, there are a few options on how you can edit. The first option is simple but can be long as you have to drag each clip to their correct position on the timeline and get them into the correct order. The second option is to go to the top of the window and select the tab 'edit' then 'select all' this then means that all the footage will be highlighted and drag all the selected clips and move them into the correct position. 















Cutting 
When trying to cut down your clips to the right length. Sometimes this can be a long process as you need to select modify at the top of the window and then select 'change duration'. This will help you later the size of the clips. 

Transitions 
With final cut, you can add transitions to the animation to make it look more professional. How to do this is by going to the top and selecting 'edit' then 'effects' and then 'video transitions'. There are plenty of options from fades to wipes to dissolves to shapes. 

Adding sound effects and music 
When choosing to add sound effects and music to your animation you do this the same way as you didi when importing the images. Once imported the selected sounds and music, all you need to do is drag it underneath the footage so it plays at the same time as the clip. 












Exporting the document 
When exporting your movie you need to go to "file" then down to "Export" then you want to export it as a quick time movie and then you can save it to your desktop so that it is easy to access.

team meeting minutes

During this meeting we discussed a number of different topics that needed to be completed during the following weeks ahead. Between us we divided the work into 3 different sections. 

Harry : Filming, editing and creating the animation. 

Olly : Story Ideas and planning. 

harry and olly : Sounds effects and lighting. 

Once we sorted out what everyone was doing, we started to work on making the animation relate to our charity children in need. We originally was going to use lego to create our animation but we then soon realised that we needed to take a more "serious" approach to the animation, so we all came up with the idea to use paper cut out animation. Baring this in mind we had to make sure we made the animation clear to understand what the charity does and what they stand for, we discussed a number of different ideas which all seemed good at the time but we soon finally settled down with one strong idea which we believe represents children in need in the best way possible. 

After deciding on our idea, we then had our own jobs to do (as listed above). Each of our jobs were vital in the process of creating this animation as they all rely on each other in order to create a successful animation. This meeting lasted roughly 10-15 minutes. 

risk assessment for animation


production schedule for animation


pitch feedback for animation

Pros: 
We have shown development within our decision of our animation, we first was going to use lego however, we have shown that using lego show make our animation look like we wasn't taking it serious enough, so we have shown development of wanting to change our original idea to paper cut outs, as we felt it best suited the charity and would be the most effective way. 
We have shown a clear understanding of the background of children in need, and have shown good research building up to the creation of our animation. 
We was able to explain the purpose of children in need and give examples of what they do. Within our chosen idea we have given a clear understanding of what the charity does. 
We have clear understanding of who our characters are and what they are doing within our animation. we have shown good detailed illustrations with some explanation of who they are and what role they were doing. 
We have given a clear understanding of what Mise-en-scene is and how it is involved in our animation we have clearly described what effect we are using and the props lighting and costumes that will be used in our animation. 

Cons: 

The concept of our idea wasn't correct the first time we came up with ideas due to us not having a full understanding of Help for Heroes. We have improved this by researching Help for Heroes in more detail and then we have chosen to use a life story of a wounded soldier. This has helped us come up with more ideas that tell a better story and relate to Help for Heroes the best. 
Within our storyboard we have given a good visual look however there isn't any writing to also explain in more detail about the camera angles and what is happening. we have used the same storyboards but underneath each drawing we have added in the camera angle and also what is occurring within the frame. 
We didn't explain who the target audience was we was aiming for so and to improve we would need to show a full understanding of who the target audience is and who we are aiming it towards.   
For our set designs it wasn't clear exactly what we was doing. we had explained our different sets we was going to use but wasn't explained in enough detail. To improve this we have now drawn out the set designs we are using and then underneath we have explained in detail why we are using them and in what part of the animation they will appear. 

crew roles for animation

Director: Harry Holland
Definition: he/she is the organizer and developer of the animation that they are trying to produce: I would organize and arrange the scenes and how I would like them to go
Producer: Oliver Friend
Definition: The Producer is frequently the first person to become involved in a project; they participate directly in all the main producing. Also they make the budget. :I Booked the cameras and organized the budget and also I made the changes that needed to be improved
Director of Photography (D.P.): Harry Holland 
Definition: they are the heads of department on filming productions and have a leading role of approving thing: he is in charge of the filming and positing of the camera and redoing the scenes if needed
Editor: Oliver Friend
Definition: an Editor is someone who work’s closely with the Director, after the filming is completed, his is to assemble sots to piece together to make the final film. : I am in charge of the editing and making the advert all on final cut.
Camera Operator: Harry Holland  
Definition: The Camera Operator sets-up positions and operates the camera. The right angels the film the right shots for the scenes. :  He is in change of the cameras positions and also is in charge of the angles.
Minor Roles
Assistant Camera (A.C.): Harry Holland
Definition: assist the camera mad holding him when walking back so he doesn’t trip up and also helps him set up. : He is inchage of helping the camera man and helping him but giving advice.
Assistant Director (A.D.): Oliver Friend
Definition: he is his help man taking responsibility for number of important jobs due to the camera. He also needs to take care of the camera man when using the camera.
Art Director: Harry Holland
Definition: create all the set art work and makes the shots and sets look as good as they should do. : he is in charge of making the shot look good and making the space around the shot even
Casting Director: Oliver friend
Definition: organizes the cast to produce them to be organizes and be ready for them to film the next shot. I am in charge on telling then what is going to happen next and were they should be.
Location Scout: Sir
Definition: you travel around the world to find all types or locations for your film to be filmed at: sir is inchagre on were we go and how to get there but he takes ideas form us on were to go.
Production Manager (P.M.): Harry Holland
Definition: they produce all of the mangers television like. Light children’s programs and is responsible for all the organizational aspects of production including a budget: I am charge on what’s happening and also the budget
Screenwriter:Oliver Friend
Definition: screenwriter are responsible fro reaching certain ideas for the story. Writhing screenplays and delivering the. : I take the responsibilities on the ideas and creativity for the adverts.

target audience research

The primary target audience for our animation for Children in need will be to children and parents of children who have/had disabilities. Through research we have come to a decision that our age range will be between 5 - 40 year olds as this age range is the most popular type that donate money to the charity. This target audience are thought to be the most passionate about the charity and raising money to support and fund projects for the children. 


The secondary target audience will be who is most likely to be with the primary target audience when viewing the animation online or television. Through more discussion we came to the decision that it will be the age range of 5 - 40 year olds. This age range is currently the most popular range of age on the internet and watching television. The advert would be broadcasted in-between programmes or shown on social media sites where people will be able to view the animation and share across the internet to their contacts/friends.



copy right research

What is Copyright? 

Copyright is essentially a legal document which allows you to protect any idea or creation you have come up with. This "Protection" will stop people having the right to take your idea and use it as theirs or use your idea freely (such as songs or video footage). Copyright tends to be given to the originator for a fixed number of years. 

How can you use Copyright? 

You can use copy right to protect any valuable work that you have created yourself to stop other people from either using it or claiming it as their own. For example if you create a song and someone else hears it and use it, they can claim ownership of that song. However if you place copyright on that song you have created, no one can legally take that song and claim it as their own apart from the person who originally created it, which means if someone does uses it with out permission or claims it as their own, the owner can take legal action and sue. 

Types of Copyright 

You can receive copyright for many different types of media such as: 
- Books 
- Film/Video Footage 
- Music 
- Photographs 
However the copyright holder also has the right to sell their creating to another company, for example  Dr Dre who created "Beats" recently sold his creation to Apple which gains them the right to feely sell the Beats product and make a profit from it legally. 

Copyright within Adverts 

Adverts will usually have a copyright to simply stop other companies from stealing any ideas or creations that other companies may produce. An example for this could be "Compare the Market" their adverts features a loveable Meerkat whom is well known for the Compare the Market/Meerkat adverts, however if another company creates a car insurance advert also using a talking Meerkat, due to copyright reasons Compare the Market could sue the other company for illegally using their idea to make money. 

Copyright within Film 

Films will always have a copyright, this is simply because of the popularity in illegal film downloading also known as "piracy". Films if successful can make Billions of pounds, therefore it is extremely important that the footage shown and created within the film is copyrighted to prevent anyone from using the footage at their free will to potentially make their own money from it. Again if caught illegally using copyrighted footage, you can receive a huge fine and in some cases receive a prison sentence. 

Copyright within Music 

New music is being produced and released every second of every day. Even though copyright isn't as important for those who are just starting out in the music industry, mega stars such as "Jay Z" and "Ed Sheeran" create songs which will then create a huge amount of money, sometimes millions. This then means any song/music idea they come up with or create MUST be copyrighted to prevent anyone using their song ideas to create their own and make their own money from it. There are still court cases being brought up to this day by song writers which create a song over 20 years ago and claim that people are copying their song now, this is a common problem which can sometimes end in a artist receiving a large fine for breaching copyright and essentially stealing someone else's song. 

How does this link with my animation? 
Due to the fact that our animation is an advert for a charity, if this was a real life scenario we would need to get the animation copyrighted to stop anyone else from copying our idea that we have created. This would make my animation exclusive to that specific charity.

character sketches

We have chosen various different characters throughout our animation, we have thought carefully about who they are and also what outfit they should be wearing. Our main character is pudsey as he appeals to our target audience and is a very noticeable character, he will be wearing the england home kit. Our other characters will be players within the england squad and they will be wearing different item of england training gear. 



prop design

For our animation we will be using a variety of props, for different elements of the animation. For example the tackle pad will be used when pudsey takes part in the tackling drill, the rugby post will constantly be in shot and they will be used for when pudsey kicks the ball at the end. The ball will always be in shot even if it not used. and the cones will be used for curtain drills. 


set design

As we have many different scenes within our animation, this means that we will have many different set designs. Our first set will be of the stadium, as this will be the starting shot the animation, and the first time the audiences meets Pudsey. 



Our second set design will be our main as this where pudsey will take part in all his drills with the england squad.
 within these sets there are a number of different shots such as pudsey taking part in rugby drills, pudsey in a team circle with the england squad and finally pudsey making his kick for a conversion. 

soundtrack mindmap


evaluation presentation

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

interview pitch feedback evaluation



WWW: 
  • Explained the idea of our documentary well and everyone understood the point in why we chose this idea. 
  • A good list of potential interviewees and even better list of the potential interviewees cut down to most likely. 
  • The idea of 4 different bodybuilders with different personalities and physiques is a good idea as it shows a variety of people in a gym and if they all get on or not. 
  • We showed we could get this done easily as we have easy access to equipment and other things we need as we are filming in the gym 


EBI: 

  • The name of the documentary, body style and image doesn't roll of the tongue with ease We could have found a better name that flows off the tongue more easily. 
  • we had more footage of each individual to show off their physique more.
  • the amount of screen time each interviewee received could have been more so that the audience had more time to get to know the character. 


After receiving the feedback from our interview pitch we decided that as a whole our pitch and therefore our documentary was a success. however, to make our interview section of our documentary even better we decided that as a whole the length the interviews should have been longer. this meant adding more questions, rather thn having 5 questions we should have asked 10. 






shot list

shot 1 opening scene: Is of salih and Alex working out. we chose this as our opening shot because it gets straight to the point and therefore our target audience knows exactly what the documentary is about. our opening shot of Salih and alex working out is approximately 10 seconds.

shot 2: is of alex working out individually, this includes pull ups, bicep curls and bench press. the reason for this is we decided that showing off alex's body shows the amount of dedication and hard work he put in to get the physique he has.

shot 3: is of alex's interview. this interview consists of 5 questions. each question lasts for approximately 20-30 seconds before moving on to the next question. the reason we decoded to have the answers for the questions at 20 seconds was that 20 seconds is enough for alex to give a detailed answer but not so long that alex has to ramble on

shot 4: is of salih working out individually, this includes bench press, dumbbell press and bicep curls. the reason for this is we decided that showing off Salih's body shows the amount of dedication and hard work he put in to get the physique he has.

shot 5: shot 5 is off salihs interview, this consists of 5 questions. each question lasts for approximately 20-30 seconds before moving on to the next question. the reason we decoded to have the answers for the questions at 20 seconds was that 20 seconds is enough for Salih to give a detailed answer but not so long that alex has to ramble on

shot 6: is of harry working out individually, this includes bicpe curls, squats and shrugs. the reason for this is we decided that showing off Harry's body shows the amount of dedication and hard work he put in to get the physique he has.


shot 7: is of harry's interview, this consists of 5 questions.  each question lasts for approximately 20-30 seconds before moving on to the next question. the reason we decoded to have the answers for the questions at 20 seconds was that 20 seconds is enough for Harry to give a detailed answer but not so long that alex has to ramble on


shot 8: is of olly working out individually this includes bicep curls, squats and shrugs. the reason for this is we decided that showing off Olly's body shows the amount of dedication and hard work he put in to get the physique he has.


shot 9: is of olly's interview, this consists of 5 questions. each question lasts for approximately 20-30 seconds before moving on to the next question. the reason we decoded to have the answers for the questions at 20 seconds was that 20 seconds is enough for Olly to give a detailed answer but not so long that alex has to ramble on


shot 10: is of the ending/ closing credits. the length of this shot is roughly 10 seconds

props/ mise en scene

Props:

squat rack- we needed a squat rack firstly to perform some exercises but secondly the squat rack was where our interviews took place. the reason we chose the squat rack to be the main focus of our documentary besides the interviewees were that the squat rack is a key and influential part of a gymnasium. when an individual thinks about a gym, the squat rack automatically comes into mind.



Barbell, dumbells and weights- we needed these pieces of equipment to perform the different exercise within our documentary. but secondly the weights were in the shot at all times. the reason for this is because the weights are what the gym is all about. people use the weights to change their bodies. also when an individual thinks about a gym, weights like barbells and dumbbells automatically comes into mind.




Camera and tripod - obviously we needed a camera to film our documentary and we needed a tripod for our camera to stand on to make the shots more stable and therefore look more professional.





apple mac- we used the apple mac computer for a number of reasons. firstly to get an idea of what documentary we wanted to film and secondly post production we used the apple mac to put all of our filmed footage into final cut so that we could then edit the footage to make the documentary look better.



Lifting belts, straps and wraps. we used this gym equipment because like the weights and squat rack when an individual thinks about the gym they automatically come into mind.





location recce


risk assessment


question evaluation

Salih

why do you train?

this question was successful because Salih gave a long detailed answer of how his dad got him into it at a young age and from then on he loves it. he also goes on to explain that he like the bodybuilding lifestyle of trying to improve as an athlete everyday and eating a healthy diet and truing 5-6 times per week.

Do you think body image is an issue in todays society?

This question was also successful as he gave detailed answer of the reason he thinks it is but also why it shouldn't, he said that yes men and women care to much about what other people think their body should look like rather than how themselves should perceive their own physique.

Do you think bodybuilding is healthy lifestyle?

This question was successful as Salih gave an honest answer said that yes it is healthy so long as everything stays balanced, what he meant by this was that bodybuilding shouldn't be a single minded lifestyle, you should still enjoy life by seeing friends and going out.


Alex

why do you train?

this question was successful because Alex gave a long detailed answer of how his dad got him into it at a young age and from then on he loves it. he also goes on to explain that he like the bodybuilding lifestyle of trying to improve as an athlete everyday and eating a healthy diet and truing 5-6 times per week.

Do you think body image is an issue in todays society?

This question was also successful as he gave detailed answer of the reason he thinks it is but also why it shouldn't, he said that yes men and women care to much about what other people think their body should look like rather than how themselves should perceive their own physique.

Do you think bodybuilding is healthy lifestyle?

This question was successful as Alex gave an honest answer said that yes it is healthy so long as everything stays balanced, what he meant by this was that bodybuilding shouldn't be a single minded lifestyle, you should still enjoy life by seeing friends and going out.


Harry

why do you train?

this question was successful because Harry gave a long detailed answer of how his dad got him into it at a young age and from then on he loves it. he also goes on to explain that he like the bodybuilding lifestyle of trying to improve as an athlete everyday and eating a healthy diet and truing 5-6 times per week.

Do you think body image is an issue in todays society?

This question was also successful as he gave detailed answer of the reason he thinks it is but also why it shouldn't, he said that yes men and women care to much about what other people think their body should look like rather than how themselves should perceive their own physique.

Do you think bodybuilding is healthy lifestyle?

This question was successful as Harry gave an honest answer said that yes it is healthy so long as everything stays balanced, what he meant by this was that bodybuilding shouldn't be a single minded lifestyle, you should still enjoy life by seeing friends and going out.



Olly

why do you train?

this question was successful because Olly gave a long detailed answer of how his dad got him into it at a young age and from then on he loves it. he also goes on to explain that he like the bodybuilding lifestyle of trying to improve as an athlete everyday and eating a healthy diet and truing 5-6 times per week.

Do you think body image is an issue in todays society?

This question was also successful as he gave detailed answer of the reason he thinks it is but also why it shouldn't, he said that yes men and women care to much about what other people think their body should look like rather than how themselves should perceive their own physique.

Do you think bodybuilding is healthy lifestyle?

This question was successful as Olly gave an honest answer said that yes it is healthy so long as everything stays balanced, what he meant by this was that bodybuilding shouldn't be a single minded lifestyle, you should still enjoy life by seeing friends and going out.













filmed interview evaluation

in the two interviews that me and Harry asked each other, we asked each other 5 simple questions just to find out a little more about one another and to practice for our documentary.  We gave each other short and longer answers. 

My questions to harry: 

What's your name and where do you live? 

How long have you lived in Petts Wood for? 

What hobbies do you like to do in your spare time? 

What's your favourite sport from what you've said? 

What's your favourite TV programme? 


harry's questions to me: 

What's your name and where do you live? 

What's your favourite sport and why? 

What's your favourite colour? 

Whats your favourite animal? 

Whats your favourite subject in school? 


WWW: 
The equipment we used was in good condition to use without any problems. The lens was clean and the tri-pod has no faults 
We went into a quiet room, where we had no distractions and this allowed us to hear each other clearly in the interview 
On a few of the questions, we gave good, full answers that would have looked good in the documentary. 
Some of the questions were good practice questions as they would relate to questions ask in the interviews within our documentary. 


EBI: 
To make the interview look more professional, we could have possibly used studios lights around  the room. 
Even though we could hear the interviews clearly, it wasn't the best sound in the world. We could have used a microphone or moved the camera closer to get a better sound
The positioning of the camera wasn't the best and it was a bit too low. We should have either raised the tripod or moved the camera closer. 
Some of the questions didn't relate to the questions we plan to use in the documentary, so they were not really needed in the interview. 


Conclusion 
As a whole I think this filmed interview was a success as we learned what we done well and what we could of done better. These pros and cons will help us make sure we make our documentary interviews without any errors. when filming the interviews in our actual documentary we are going to make sure that the sound is clear from our interviewees talking. we are going to make sure that our camera angles are flattering and that the focus is correct. we must also make sure that the questions are clear and not confusing so that our interviewees can answer them without thinking about them to much. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

interview for dummies

In order to produce a interview you will need a combination of skills/job roles, these responsibilities are shared by the producers, directer, interviewer, cameraman and music and lighting technicians. In this case you'll be doing all of these jobs yourself. In order to film an interview you will need to make preparations which include: arranging a guest, choosing your location, preparing your equipment and setting it up on location and a final briefing while making technical checks. Another tip is to always check everything before shooting and always take test shots before rushing into it and getting it wrong. 

Camera Techniques/Shots 

When filming an interview i would suggest that you should use the single camera technique, this means that you won't need to move the camera when shooting. When shooting you are either filming the interviewer or the interviewee, if shooting the interviewee you would generally shoot in a mid shot so that you just show their upper body. You could also do a two shot, this involves shooting both people involved in the interview. Another shot used would be a back cut, this is a shot of the interviewer asking the question which is shown on the other side of the interviewer. A very popular shot when it comes to professional interviews would be "The Noddy", this is a shot where they film the interviewee or interviewer nodding at the question or the answer. 
Mise-en-scene 

When it comes to mise-en-scene in an interview it often depends on who the interviewee is as to how it would work/be used. An example of this would be at an awards ceremony where the press backdrops would have the appropriate logos for who was sponsoring the event, who was the host of the event and the name of the event. It's important for the backdrops not to distract from the main person being interviewed. It's important for the interviewee to wear plain colours so that it doesn't cause a strobing effect with the camera. 

Framing 

Framing is an element that you should consider when making a documentary as it needs to be done properly in order to get the right look. A very popular technique to use is the rule of thirds, this is where the screen is split up into 9 boxes on the screen, this helps to identify where to place the subject. when using this shot you need to line up one vertical line and the subjects eyes close to a horizontal line. you need to follow the lines so that they line up the interviewee with the shot, making sure they are in proportion to the background so that no errors occur. 

Three point lighting 

Lighting is a very important thing when filming and interview, lighting helps to get a professional look in the shots. Many interviews do not use the correct techniques when filming their interviews so in order to make sure you get the best Finnish you need to include the lighting as a main point. The most popular lighting would be the three point lighting, this is where you use 3 different types of lights these are the Key light, Back light and Fill light. These all have different uses, the key light is the main light that has the strongest influence on the interview. The fill light is the secondary light and is placed opposite the key light, this is used for filling in shadows and it is often not as bright therefore it helps moving the light further away from the interviewee. Lastly the back light is placed behind the interviewee this helps to prevent definition and highlights around the subjects figure. 

One to one interview 

One to one interviews are usually set somewhere that links with the topic they are talking about. Some of these interviews are often filmed with a green screen or might have a poster advertising the film or product in the background of the interview. Depending on where the interview is filmed would depend if the interview was to have background noise or not, if it was in a park there would be noises of children however if it was in a room it would be quiet with no noise. The editing of a one to one interview is often much harder to edit as its mostly done in one shot so not everything is perfect and the sounds might need changing.

glossary

Cut- The splicing of two shots together. This cut is made by the film editor. Between sequences the cut marks a rapid transition between one time and space and another, but depending on the nature of the cut it will have different meanings. I did this on nearly every shot, as some shots dragged. 

Continuity editing- is the predominant style of film editing and video editing in the post-production process of filmmaking of narrative films and television programs. The purpose of continuity editing is to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the editing process and to establish a logical coherence between shots.This was done after all the shots were put in the right place on the timeline, so there would be smooth transitions. 

Cross cutting- Cutting between different sets of action that can be occurring simultaneously or at different times, Cross-cutting is used to build suspense, or to show the relationship between the different sets of action.I did not do this as it wouldn't of looked as good and wouldn't of made sense to the animation.   

Dissolve- A dissolve a first image gradually dissolves or fades out and is replaced by another which fades in over it. This type of transition, which is known also as a soft transition. this was done on nearly every time, to make a smooth transition. this was used on more than one occasion to change scene. 

Establishing shots- is usually the first shot of a new scene, designed to show the audience where the action is taking place. It is usually a very wide shot or extreme wide shot. this was done a few times so the audience know that there has been a change of scene. 


Eyeline match- is a film editing technique associated with the continuity editing system. It is based on the premise that the audience will want to see what the character on-screen is seeing. 

Fade- In the post-production process of film editing and video editing, a dissolve is a gradual transition from one image to another. The terms fade-out and fade-in are used to describe a transition to and from a blank image. 

Final cut- The final cut is the final edit of the finished product, this is the one people will actually get to view. 

Jump cut-Cut where there is no match between the two spliced shots. Within a sequence, or more particularly a scene, jump cuts give the effect of bad editing. The opposite of a match cut, the jump cut is an abrupt cut between two shots that calls attention to itself because it does not match the shots seamlessly. It marks a transition in time and space but is called a jump cut because it jars the sensibilities; it makes the spectator jump and wonder where the narrative has gone. 

Matched cut-Exactly the opposite of a jump cut within a scene. These cuts make sure that there is a spatial-visual logic between the differently positioned shots within a scene. thus, where the camera moves to, and the angle of the camera, makes visual sense to the spectator. 

Montage-Simply, editing. More particularly: Eisenstein's idea that adjacent shots should relate to each other in such a way that A and B combine to produce another meaning, which is not actually recorded on the film. 

Rough cut- The rough cut is the first stage in which the film begins to resemble its final product. 

Shot reverse - is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other. 

Wipe- An optical effect in which an image appears to "wipe-off" or push aside the preceding image. Very common in the 1930s; less so today.

clearance letter

Oakley Road, 
Bromley 
BR2 8HP 

1 Lincoln Almond Plaza 
Kingston, RI 02881 
United States 


Dear Whom This May Concern, 



I am writing to you as I would like your permission to use your song "swimming pools" in our year 12 media project.                                               
Firstly I would like to introduce myself, my name is Harry Holland, I am sixth form Ravens Wood school in Bromley and I am studying media. I am currently shooting my music video and I wanted to use your song 'Swimming pools' as I feel it has meaning behind the video and I would like to recreate your video with a different perspective. 


We are currently developing a school production and we are hoping to use the song 'Swimming Pools' by Kendrick Lamar. We would much appreciate your clearance to use this track in our music video production. 



yours sincerely 


Harry Holland, Oliver Friend 

filming permission 2

Oakley Road, 

Bromley 
BR2 8HP 

4 Lincoln Almond Plaza 
Kingston road 
BR8 9EJ 




To Whom This May Concern, 

I am writing to you as I would like your permission to film my school music video on your premises, on the date provided below; 

16th June 2014 


I hope that this is possible as it would be very much appreciated as we feel that your premises are an ideal place to film. 

Yours Sincerely 
Harry Holland, Oliver Friend 

documentary research

What are we filming? 
We are filming a documentary on body image and body building and how issues in the media, effect peoples views on their selves and how it mentally effect them. 

Why are we filming? 
We are filming to learn and understand, how people feel about the issues that the media raise and why people train, whether it be for society, a sport or they just enjoy training and looking good. 

Who are we filming? 
We have chosen to film more than one subject, this is because we can get a wider view on the topic, and also see why different individuals train. Our first person we decided to interview was Sahli, Sahli was a good person to interview because he is very self indluged and care what people think about him and his appearance, after the interview we leant that Sahli is a vain person. The second person we interviewed was Sahli's freind Alex, Alex was another good person to interview as he shed light on 2 different reasons for why he trained. Alex first started to train to improve his sporting ability in rugby, but after a horrible injury to his knee during a game he decide no longer to train to benefit his sporting attributes, he decided to train for the same reasons as Sahli. Our third and final interviewee was Olly, Olly trained for a completely different reason from the first tow subjects, his resin to train was because he wanted to make it in to the fitness industry. Olly stated that he first got in to the  
gym because he friends all went and then he fell in love with it and wanted to make it his career.


Research:

for our research we watched the documentary living large with jay cutler. this documentary is about a 4 time mr olympia competition winner and world famous bodybuilder. the documentary is in 4 stages. his business career, his bodybuilding career, his diet and nutrition plan and lastly his family life. after watching this documentary we decided to split our documentary into 4 different parts. these 4 parts were 4 different interviews followed by each individual training in-between these different sections. from watching this documentary we also decided that our documentary would be a combination of participatory and performative. 















Monday, 22 June 2015

narrative theory


Narrative theory is how a film or story relates to each other, in the film Romeo and Juliette the theme was that there were rivalling families who are meant to hate each other but the two children fall in love. In Frozen the new Disney film, there is the point that Ana thinks that Hans is a hero, but it turns out he is a villain in the end. You have Olaf who is the magical snowman who risks his life to make sure that Ana doesn't freeze and die. The trolls are linked to the princess from when she needed there help from when she was younger. 
Binary opposites are usually used in films to help the plots, they are also used in music videos as part of a narrative to reinforce song lyrics. 


Levi Strauss - Binary Oppositions 




The above picture shows some class work that we did on Binary Oppositions. The idea is that you can base a narrative around things that are opposites. The examples i found above are that in Romeo and Juliet Love and Hate are two large opposites that create the narrative and in World War Z two of the major themes are death and life. 




Propp - Seven Spheres of Action 


Propp came up with the idea that in plays and literature that you would have 7 different character types. A clear example of this is from the film Frozen where they have used 7 different main characters: 
Hans (False Hero & Villain), Rock Trolls (dispatcher), Olaf (Helper), Kristoff (Hero), Elsa (Princess), Ana (Princess), Sven (Donor for providing aid to the hero). 

Tzvetan Todorov - 5 stages of action 


At the beginning of Parent Trap the stat of equilibrium is that the twins are living separately with individual parents. The disruption to that is when they meet at camp. The state of disruption is when the twins try to get their parents back together. The resolution is when they come up with the holiday so they can get the parents back together. The new equilibrium is them all living together as one big family.

story board for music video


story ideas

our first idea was to make a documentary about the lifestyle of a bodybuilder. Our idea is to show four teenage bodybuilders working out and telling the audience how they got started with bodybuilding, if they think that body image is a problem in todays society for both males and females, how they juggle their social life, school life, and bodybuilding life and finally if they think that bodybuilding is a healthy lifestyle. the reason for this idea is to show people how bodybuilders make a living in the sport. we decided that this documentary would be participatory because as directors, we would be directly involved in the documentary both on screen and narrating.

our second idea was the difference between being 17 and 18 we came up this this  idea as we thought it was a main topic area with teenager around this age, in the UK and many other places around the world at the age of 18 you are an adult  and can do anything you wish. however at 17 the main thing that becomes legal is driving. during the year many friend ship groups have people that are old in their year or young people are turning 18 throughout the whole year, we want to find out how much better life is now that they are 18 but then is it a downside being older than everyone as all their friends are still 17 they don't have anyone to go clubbing with. we also want to find out if being a 17 year old is challenging when your friends are turning 17 and are going out and they cant go. also we will discover many 17 year old get away with being 17 but yet still get let into the clubs and get treated like an adult. we will interview people that are old in their year and have turned 18 and also people who are very young and still are 17 while all there friends are turning 18. 

our third and final idea was a documentary about animals. we took this idea from the david attenborough documentaries. we wanted to film a documentary on the wildlife found in a garden in England  these animals ranged from foxes and baggers to worms and snails. we would have filmed each animal in its natural habitat either with its offspring or at feeding time. we would have given key information about each animal such as where they live, what they eat, how long they live for etc. we decided that this documentary would be participatory because as directors, we would be directly involved in the documentary both on screen and narrating. we also decided that this documentary would be observational as the main aim was to show the audience the animals in their natural habitat.