R1-18 : THRILLER PROJECT 2008/9

Friday, 7 November 2008

feedback

- The slowed down images gave the impression of confidence in movement.
- the match-on-action was used well and was steady and effective.
- music fitted in well
- classic thriller sub-genre
- camerawork was steady and held well.

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R1-17 comments

The Match on action shot worked well, and compliments the 'stalker' feeling the thriller opening gives. The opening itself doesn't give away much information except for characters, we are yet to find out why it's called 'The River. We are undecided about the choice in music as it was rather 'spacey'.

Connor
Ashley
Charlie
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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Rough cut of our thriller

Below is the rough cut of our thriller opening. The music and titles need to be completed but our sequence is finished.


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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Shot List

LOCATION 1: field

1. Low Mid Shot
- Shot of person walking just showing their feet. Slowly zooms in.
2. Long Shot
- Showing girl and friends who are drinking and dancing, being watched behind a tree.
3. Close-up
- Zooms in on girl drinking.
4. Low Mid Shot
- Shot of person walking just showing their feet. Slowly zooms in.
5. Two Shot
- Man and girl are walking in opposite directions and bump into each other. Only see the back of the man.
6. Long Shot
- Camera pans round following girl walking back to group of friends.


LOCATION 2: Store Cupboard
1. Long Shot
- Girl is blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark room.
2. Long Shot
- Match On Action of man entering room. Only see him from shoulders down. Camera pans across back to girl tied to the chair.

LOCATION 3: Mill Pond
1. Long Shot
-Shot of punts in river. Camera turns upwards towards bridge.
2. Low Mid Shot
- Switches to man walking along a path, just see his feet.
3.Wide Angle Shot
- Shot of river.

LOCATION 4: Rojiar's House
1. Mid Shot
- Girl and friends are getting ready to go out.
2. Same as above.

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call sheet

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE MARTIN

CASTING DIRECTOR: ROJIAR MAHDAVI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CHLOE FULLER

CAMERA OPPERATOR: CLAIRE MARTIN

DATE: THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2008


LOCATIONS:
Location 1:
Long Road Sixth Form, Cambridge
UNIT CALL: 13.05
EST. WRAP: 14.40

Location 2:
Rojiar's house
UNIT CALL: 14.40
EST. WRAP: 15.40

Location 3:
Mill Pond, Cambridge
UNIT CALL: 15.40
EST. WRAP: 16.00

UNIT BASE:
Long Road Sixth Form
CB2 8PX




CHARACTERS:
1 Chloe Fuller/Becky Partridge
2 Stalker man -
3 General crowd




PROPS: rope, bottles, chair
EQUIPMENT Camera, Tripod
SET: field, bedroom, river, store cupboard

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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Animatic Quicktime

here is our finished thriller animatic:


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animatics

today we created our animatics and soundtrack for it. we learned how to zoom in and pan on an image using the motion key frame.
here's some of the images that we used the motion key frame on:

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

storyboarding

started and completed storyboard with finalised idea.
for costumes we have decided that we want our actors to be dressed normally as we want the shots to look as natural as possible.
also, we have decided on the location of Mill Pond in Cambridge.



we came up with a list of props that we will need to shoot our opening sequence. they are as following:
- torches, lights, phone lights
- rope
- chair
- spirit bottle eg vodka

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Friday, 3 October 2008

thriller conventions

as a group we like the idea of including voyeurism in our opening sequence. we have looked at various film trailers/opening sequences and found some shots that we think would be suitable to include.



the following shots are from Alfred Hitchcock's Pyscho







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brainstorming

starting our project we have come up with two ideas which we will develop to help us decide which choose. here are the basic ideas for the project:

first idea
- girl goes on a night out with friends - drinking etc
- wakes up at a random house, tied up
- include flashbacks
- not see kidnappers face

second idea
- shopping center setting
- crowds of people
- match on action of 2 separate people entering lifts
- ideas for props - gun, briefcase

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

introduction

in our group we have Rojiar, Claire and Chloe.

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Monday, 15 September 2008

Welcome

R1-18 : THRILLER PROJECT 2008/9