Main Task Finished

Finally we have now finished our media product. After finally finishing the sound editing and going over it, looking at what my target audience thought would work better, I am able to edit the remaining diegetic sound to finish the sound.

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Main task: research

When looking at short films to help inspire our idea of memories and looking back upon life, I am across a short film that has a similar idea. This short film goes back upon the memories of the character ‘Death’ from the moment he dies. This is similar to our idea of someone being in limbo and looking back on memories.

The short film has the same genre of memories, the narrative isn’t exactly the same but the idea of memories is influenced throughout the short film, leading from his death. With the narrative, the short film doesn’t even introduce the main character until 45 second in, with only 4.31 minutes of footage (excluding after credits). Where as we want to look at the memories coming up to his death. The short film represents about ‘death’ being a person, who lives a life and grows up the way everyone does, but I believe with this short film the audience can take different meanings from individual audience meaning. The narrative/meaning behind this short film can be to what each individual believe, personally there are many meanings behind this story and thats what I want to portray my short film.

I’ve been inspired by ‘the life of death’ to think about more than one meaning behind each of my short films.

Coursework Proposal: Initial Ideas

Since my last post, my group and I have decide we wanted to go down the idea of a flash back themed short film, so individually we went onto making our own story lines and what we individually liked.

I have been thinking about this, and I have an idea for which to do a romance genre for the flashback idea. This could be with a man looking back on his memories through his life and then there could be a plot twist to throw off the audience. We would probably have a boy and  girl in love, as well as other memories which this man would have. Throughout the shot film the audience would believe that the girl would be dying/dead, but then we would have have a zoom in on the man’s face as he closes his eyes then zoom out and he would be in a hospital bed, with the love interest weeping beside him, while his ‘soul’  stands over the body and the lover.

The message within this piece would be memories, involving the idea that we (the audience) should cherish our memories and those within them.

I will be doing more research into the idea of memories and flashback, looking more into the genre we want to progress into and and then do feedback to my group and see what they think of my idea.

Coursework proposal: Initial ideas and research

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I personally would prefer to do a short film indie genre movie because of the more range the narrative can be,  so I decided to think about things I like that are indie based and inspire me within images, movies, games, stories and people. Below is a picture taken during the magic hour (sunset), this inspires me with the idea of using forests for the beams of light shining own which leads to a visual pleasing effect.

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Production blog – Groups

After finding out I wanted to do a short film for my course work brief,  a group of people and I have decided to work as a group. Trishila, who  I worked well with last year will be joining me again to make a short film; also Arnold who is from my class from last year is joining our team. We get on well and hopefully will produce a high quality product.