Archive for January, 2011

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Film Trailer: Head Over Heels

January 29, 2011
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Ancillary Task

January 28, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

Now that we have finished and exported our film trailer we are moving on to making our film magazine and poster. It is very important that we keep with the codes and conventions of film posters and magazines to give the best effect that we can. Having started to prepare the magazine we have planned a photo shoot for this Sunday and after this we will be able to insert them onto the magazine to consolidate it with the colours and themes and be able to start the film poster.

The photos we are planning to take are of the two male characters James and Simon to show their friendship and then the growing rift between them. Then there will be photos of the three of them together. With these photos we will emphasise the fact that the characters gabi and Simon are growing closer and James is losing touch with both of them.

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Final Edit

January 28, 2011

By Simon Dethleffsen (69559/3250)

Final Edit

Today we finished editing our video. The second rough cut has been quite close to the final version, however we developed a couple of details. The main difference is obviously made by the voice over, which we hope helps to understand the storyline. But as it’s a trailer, we don’t want to tell the story too linear, so a little bit of guessing is maybe not a bad idea. We also put the BBFC clasification in at the beginning, which is very important, and we also changed some shots for the voice over. What we did is in the screenshot below:

When the Voice Over says: “Starring Pheobe Ritchie, Rob Luke and Simon Dethleffsen, there are three shots of each of them when the name is said, and the fast forward shot is moved from there a little bit forward.

And this is our final timeline:

The final product can be watched here. Enjoy!

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Magazine Cover 2

January 28, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

We have not yet taken the photos for our film magazine and poster so the film magazine mock up has been working around different ideas and colour schemes. Once we have the photos we will adjust it to emphasise the main picture.

This is the latest mock up:

The title of the magazine represents Britishness. The colour scheme emphasises the stories and helps it to stand out. The title of our film Head Over Heels is clearly the main story and is the second thing that draws you in after the magazine title. The Bylines down the side advertise some other articles inside and can broaden the buying range.

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Voice Over

January 26, 2011

By Gabi Paterson (69559/3754)

Currently, I am writing the voice over that we will include in our trailer. We decided to use a voice over as it allows us to better explain to audiences what is happening in the trailer. There are many trailers which use the convention of voice over to add excitement, suspense or interest to a trailer. For example, the following trailer for the film ‘Love Actually’, uses voice over to point out previous films created by the same production company and writers and the actors who appear in this film.

The script for our voice over is as follows:

– Everybody’s looking for love, but nobody expects to find it.

– This christmas, two guys, one girl… might just get lucky.

– Art Productions and United Movies bring you a tale of life, love and laughter and how everything can change in a single moment.

– No matter what happens…

– From the people who brought you ‘Make Up My Mind’ and ‘A Diamond’s Glimmer’ comes a love story with a twist.

– Starring Pheobe Ritchie, Rob Luke and Simon Dethleffsen.

– This holiday season prepare to discover the true meaning of the old saying ‘two’s company but three’s a crowd’.

– Head Over Heels, coming soon.

We chose a friend of ours, Phil Eaton to say the voice over as he can manipulate his voice to sound like those that appear on real trailers. We then fed the recording through a voice over program which makes people’s voices sound deeper.

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Magazine Cover 1

January 26, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

A magazine cover has to stand out so people will be attracted to it in shops. For this we need to have a good picture and writing that can be seen easily.

The title of our magazine is UKF which stands for United Kingdom Film. This with the Union Jack inside the writing shows clearly that this is a British film magazine. The three characters from our trailer will be on the front embracing and we will have writing around advertising other films and events.

This is a mock up to give an idea of what it will look like.

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Rough Cut

January 25, 2011

By Simon Dethleffsen (69559/3250)

This is the rough cut I am referring to in my post about editing below.