Wednesday, 10 December 2008

What's the big idea?................


Me and hannah have decided a rough idea for our flm sequence.We are making a thriller film which will be in some way a phschotic thriller.The man in our flm is a killer who stalks his victims.He goes clubbing and sleeps with drunk girls.He sees them as slags for sleeping with him and cos of this he stalks them for a number of time before he kills them in terrible ways.He is a religous man so we are going to include some amount of religious quotes from the bible without offending or being disrespectful....More to come.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Saul bass research...

Before he died,Saul bass was an american graphic designer and an awrd winning filmaker.He was however best known for his design on a number of animated motion picture tiltle sequences,wich is thought of the best such work ever seen.With a career spanning over 40 years,he worked for some of the greatest filmmakers,including most notably Alfred Hitchcock,Otto Preminger,Stanley Kubrick and martin Scorsese. Selected film title sequences and respective dates:
Carmen Jones (1954)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Anatomy of a Murder (1958)
The Big Country (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
Exodus (1960)
Advise and Consent (1960)
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
West Side Story (1961)
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
The Victors (1963)
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Cardinal (1963)
In Harm's Way (1965)
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Grand Prix (1966)
Seconds (1966)
Broadcast News (1987)
Big (1988)
The War of the Roses (1989)
Goodfellas (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Age of Innocence (1993)
Casino (1995)

This is just a brief look at him in general.Whilst looking at his work,it has interested me a lot and for the era he began his work,it is extremely interesting.I have researched him before in art so this is not the first time i have come across him.Overall i think his success and his status is well earned throughout the world of media.

Thursday, 27 November 2008



So these are the films we first looked at,Vertigo and se7en.Both good films with good dvd covers i think.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

So first off we looked at a few film openings.They were Seven and Vertigo.Both film openings were very good but they were contrasting as one focused on a certain amount of animation whereas the other one was not.I preferred the vertigo opening because i am intrested in animation but i still think it could of been done better.i Hope to create something in the coming weeks which will be as good.
video
This is our continuity sequence. It's a bit short but as this was the first piece of film production we done we was very pleased with it.
We edited it on i-movie and it was really interesting to see the post production stages of film making.

Now the main project......

For my As-level media coursework,I have chosen to create an opening sequence to a thriller film.I have chosen to do this work with Hannah .We looked at some previous blogs from other students and we then saw some of their postings.We have an idea that we will involve some type of animation within our piece.So watch this space..