Thursday, 18 April 2013
Saturday, 6 April 2013
This mark is reflective of my blog and I s a good mark but, I would like to rye and pick up a couple marks on my blog to ensure that the best possible grade that I can achieve is given. When we got the mark for our blogs we was not provided with any feedback but, I think that my blog just needs more degree of interactivity therefore, to ensure that this happens I plan to try and make more Prezi documents, include more visuals in previous post and also just make sure that literary errors are not evident.
We also need to ensure that in the outcome there is an injection of comedy as so far it is too serious. We also have two more things to work on and it is the fight scene because the fight scene was far too late and did not reflect the fighting very well that would be evident in the film. Also to do more slapstick narrative anecdote within like hiding behind almost or even getting an image of a funny face on the phone.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Small summary of what I think of the new edit compared to the other;
Changes to the opening title sequence; call me Mr teddy
Editing; this was the main thing that was commented upon thus the need to spend the most of our time on this part of the opening title sequence. First of all, when the clip was loaded we all sat around the macintosh and Louise and Nicola had showed me what they previous,y worked upon on upon the feedback lesson and what they had achieved was to take away some of the clips where I was writing because it became far to repetitive and too much elliptical editing was being replicated. Now, the sequence uses less by e cooperating less which makes it more simple and easy to understand which needed to be addressed because the understanding of the clip has to be simplistic to follow as there is such a mass audience.
We then collectively, looked at the clip and placement of clips need to be finished off in terms of the editing and also the clips needed to cut as some re-entered clips we chose to use were too long and became boring. The most placements that needed to be made was the sound clips; the foley sound because when moving the clips it was more of an after thought, which I completely agree with as we all know they work our main priority is flow in narrative representation.
Titles and transitions
There was some work that needed to be endured to the titles although, most was very minor they needed to be completed for the opening title sequence to look sophisticated and to a degree existing in the world of film. So what I needed to as tiles co-ordinator was to make sure that the placement of the fonts was maintained. I had to do this by moving one of the last fonts that had been moved to the centre. This was the frame with the title Peter Howitt , the director and all I did to his frame was centred the font. I also had to correct the inconsistency of universals and universal studio by actually searching which was right and it was universal actor ding to there logo from film and web-page.
The transitions endured were minimal, it was simply just cross fading any clips that were rendered as well as the box slide. It did becoming re-occupant that these had to keep changing but, Daisy did the task implicitly. The sound also impacted this part and we did have to keep checking that the title appeared on the screen when a change of tone was hinted by a change in rhythm.
We had to try and express the narrative more simply as it was far to hard to understand and become very fragmented and too much was happening at once but, we have withdrawn some of the clips that had overlaying clips and I feel it has made the clip more successful. I do have a worry still though that are too many clips still evident but, it has definitely been improved. I worry that our project is far to editorial based as oppose to just simplistic filming with one narrative of clear films. The re-assurance that I have in our project is that all of our case study's into opening tile sequences exploring spy and action followed the same convention.
The opening title sequence does still heavily rely upon the sound, transitions and tiles for continuity in text as oppose to footage but, this works well and creates the concept of the chase between good and evil or hero and monster.
Adding in new clips
We chose to add in some clips in order to make the opening tile sequence longer so that it fit convention of the regular timing of an opening tile sequence which is usually; 2.30-3.00 minutes. One clip added was me doing a cartwheel with a gun and I feel that the using of the clip was a great decision as the movement itself embodies a style of action therefore works well alongside what we have already used. We also decided to keep some clips that caused previous confusion but we instead of overlapping them with over footage it was decided to make them separate.
Other changes that were made was rather minimal but, we did focus more upon the footage and work that we had already made as oppose to re-starting any filming. I think this proved fine to make a good edit but, possibly more back-up footage could have proved essential or a safety net.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Saturday, 2 February 2013
When, it got to the stage that our group was about to show, Miss Whittaker went onto YouTube as, our opening titles was already put onto the video stream and then everyone watched. After, everyone watched it was time to start receiving feedback from selected candidates to speak per each group. Personally, feedback is hard to take but, is justifiable when it will help to improve our finished product.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
This screenshot shows one of the windows in which will occur after the technique of the first step. It here allows you type the text in which needs to appear on the frame making it very manageable by the person in control on the mouse. There is also other techniques within this window in which you can control and this includes changing the size in which I did a lot to get the right sizing and the sizing of the font was for the smaller credits it was 27 and for the larger credits and basically it was the main titles which was 48. Therefore, this helps to emphasise that the most important thing is the main titles. You, can also like we did change the colours of the fonts meaning that there is a colour spectrum but this was rather easy as we already as a group decided that the white was our number one preference.
The most annoying and time consuming part about the opening title sequence and the adding the titles was having to render practically after every piece of movement and new effect added which did become rather frustrating at times as it meant that what we could have done in an hour and a half turn into two and a half hours.
This screen shot is showing basically that I prior before moving the fonts and doing the placement and size, I made them as it meant that I could then do lots of fonts consecutively meaning they would all work well together and also meaning that in one run I could get it done as I would be following the same process.
This is the last sort of transitions and these were only applied to the smaller titles as the band slide appeared on the main titles. Personally, I feel that it was a good idea to do a transition of both of the fonts as with one it looked rather odd as if one font was supposed to stay. The use of the cross dissolve gave this sophistic approach to the tieless thus making it look far more professional therefore, it could be considered and referred to as being more of an existing opening title sequence in the film industry.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
It can be noted, though although we have had this obstacle it can only improve our work. So, today we re-filmed the scenes making our main focus me with little tangents of thematic and narratives of the film. The main focus was we writing a funeral speech for my name by the way I'm emulating to be Mr Teddy and then off of this main footage we had so overlapping footage creating this slight hologram effect which really worked well on the new edit.
The sub sections of the film now are still of great relevance if not more as they had me completing slight foolish stunts in practice that didn't connote the seriousness of spy therefore, emphasising the route of the humour which we surpassed. The stunt which I completed today again as Mr Teddy to keep continuity provided the element of action that needed to occur thus making our film fit part of the genre to a higher relevance. We did then decide that we needed to add some footage which we have filmed previously for the reasons that the green screen tracking by Louise has been superb suggesting that we had to use it. Because to an extent it would have been a waste.
Overall, I am rather happy that it is now sorted in terms of the route that we are following but at the same time I am rather disappointed in myself for not spotting it as, arguably this should have been spotted straight away but, as I say it has happened now there is no rectifying. In terms of the plan tomorrow, it is highly likely that the edit will need a lot of work which I feel will be covered in the morning ready for me and daisy to have our input so that it doesn't look sided in contributions- which I am sure it won't once we have completed our roles. I suppose what I learnt today was that structure e is such an important thing in planning coursework.
Also the fact that this piece of footage would be evident would give it a hallmark of the industry in which would mean a convention thus once again making it look "real". The reason in which I have chosen this opening credit of the universal over the others is because currently this is the most current thus meaning the newer demographic which markets aim films at usually would recognise this credit over the older edition more likely. The main audience in which a film aims its film at is a fourteen year old male.
This would be an almost convention like replica and the placement of this would have to be at the beginning of the film as it is the usual preference of placement. Putting this at the beginning I feel works really well ads we have a separate title for universal to come up in another font so having this recognised font at the beginning will re-illiterate the message thus being easier to question who made the film.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Today as well as this week I have basically just kept myself prepared for doing the titles and just making sure that when the edit is actually completed without the hassle of losing clips that I am ready to in out the titles as the process of me doing the titles does need to be completed straight anyway within a short time spend as Daisy will need the time to put the transitions in thus meaning that we are working on a rather tight schedule but, as I say the malfunction is not down the group it is down to the current server in which our schools belong s to.
As for today’s lesson nothing was actually completed in terms of coursework as we have started to familiarise ourselves with the prospect of the exam staring to look at the film industry and new technologies although, it does not really need a post as it is not in specific relation to the exam. Apart from that today’s lesson did offer the feedback of our blogs which I have already put onto the blog in the previous post, in terms of the feedback I do just hope to rye and maintain the current standard that I am working at.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
1. Studio name-Universal studios
9. Costume design and make-up-(the same costume designer as Johnny English reborn) Beatrice Pasztor
10. Music by-(completed the sounding for the incredibles) Michael Giacchino
11. Filmed by-(worked on mission impossible) Stephen H. Burum
The props were already provided by Louise from the scene we had completed a while ago so there was no need to get extra props. Although, I did have to borrow a blazer off of someone as the scene was not scheduled. If the scene had been planned for this would obviously not have happened but, credit to Louise for replicating the original scene keeping the transition.
The filming this time was so much better, Daisy has made this filming clear and concise and the fact that it was on a tripod gave the consistent stand that was not there previously.Philosopically, I feel that this filming is far more professional and cohesive with the filming that has already been worked upon and can only enhance a better outcome.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
So, if correct to get to this process you have to fame the font creating these parallel line both horizontal and landscape and then import the file via putting it on to Final cut pro. Which sound rather easy but would take a very long time if I was to do this one by one?
As I have previously noted, I was to make a mock up design of the fonts using a new font in which I have chosen the white personally from first preview of the above it is so much better as the juxtaposition between the black and the white enhances the clarity of the font making it far more easy and distinguishable.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
This week I have currently in depth really looked at the way the fonts in which we should use to be sure that our titles are just ready to made. Of course this has been a large job and doing it the titles by myself has been enjoyable as, I have contextualised my knowledge on fonts and the graphical connotation in which some have.
As, you can see from the above I have decided to another replicar of the font in terms of a mock up together including both the smaller titles and the larger titles thus meaning as a group we could see the fonts together. The font will help to secure the cohesion needed as he titles are in frame for a matter of seconds and the audience should not have to endure the discomfort of seeing the fonts out the clear look.
Philosophically, I am rather happy that the fonts have been changed as they was hard to read and maybe rushing in and doing all the fonts in a harder shadow would not have possibly worked I will once again show this to my group and ask for their standing. This will then, give us the chance to compare and contrast and see hither we have made the correct decision with what we have picked.
The font works rather well at connoting some of the thematic such as humour as the font for me replicates a fridge magnet something which is played with usually by a child therefore, meaning that the character might be naive to situations in which one is as, they are rather silly and stupid; to connote the humour. The one thing that could be a worry about this font could be that it doesn’t follow the original concept of the handwriting but, in theory this would not have worked as handwriting is black and using a black background font would not have shown the font up.
The success of doing this frame on Photoshop got me to see whether the fonts worked in which I personally feel that they do but, to keep internal peace within our group I do plan on feeding back this post and exploration to see whether I need to improve the current positioning of the font. In terms of the shadowing I do find it works well. Possibly, an idea could be to go and ask people if they can distinguish the actual wording as; I would generally know what it says as, I have been working on it.
Possible improvements that I could make to the work could be to look at placement on the frame I do need to start to ask Louise of the current positioning of imagery in the opening title sequence this way I can then go this frame should have a slightly smaller name etc.
The consistent background colour is black and I have kept with this consistent colour as, it has already been applied to all the Green tracking in which Louise has completed to a high standard. The significance of the background being black is that most of the filming is actually white thus meaning that the white shows up with more clarity and looks clean and precise; almost clinical- it also means that no other components in the frame are of a distraction.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Graphs-I then decided to publish the results on to an excel graph as it would be easy to distinguish the results and show a clear favourite I will show the graph to my group and explain my reasoning for using this which was the above. The way that I did this was I wrote down the information onto the document and then I basically typed in each cell which had what tally. This then, led to me to clicking all the cells and clicking chart. I felt that the pie chart showed the outcome the best as, it showed the overall preference.
This screenshot is showing in which the final fonts from this screenshot I quickly looked to see if any mistakes would need rectifying. This also helped me to compare and contrast the fonts in terms of whether I actually liked them or whether there was something missing that there wasn't with the other font necessarily thus meaning that I could focus upon a certain amount of consistency in the fonts and that the preference would purely be based upon the font colour and no other possible attributes such as the shadowing on one of the fonts or the missing pieces of the paint on one of the titles.