Thursday, 28 February 2013

Editing styles


This was a small project that we did at the beginning of the year to practice our editing skills, this version is a normal editing style.


This editing style in the video below is elliptical editing



This editing style in the video below is a jump cut style of editing

Questionaire



We did a questionnaire at the beginning of the year and had some problems uploading it, but now we can upload it, so here it is!

Shots List


Shots List
Scene List:
1.     Opening Scene
2.     Office with the die
3.     Fired!
4.     Finding the Die
5.     Garden
6.     Death
7.     Park
8.     Return of the DIE

1) Opening Scene
Camera: Long shot of Ian walking, pans to the left
Camera: Cuts to a long shot again as Ian walks past the camera
Camera: Long shot of Ian walking down some steps and past the camera
Camera: Mid shot of Ian walking into the author and continuing up some steps

2) Office with the Die
Close up of a computer saying the words victim
Mid shot of the author holding the die

3) Fired!
Camera: Mid shot of Ian Working, man walks in, Match on action of the man and Ian
Camera: Shot of Ian Walking out of his office, Pans
Camera: Mid shot of Ian stepping out of his office
Camera: Mid to long shot of Ian walking down the corridor to his boss’s office
Camera: Ian walks into his boss’s office and there is an establishing shot
Camera:  Match on action of both Ian and his boss talking
Camera: Ian walks out of the room

4) Finding the die
Mid shot of letter being posted
Tracking shot of Ian walking to the door
Mid shot of Ian finding the letter

5) Garden
Mid shot of Ian walking to the shed
Close up of the rope
Mid shot of Ian walking back into his house

6) Death
Camera: Close up of Ian rolling the die
Camera: Extreme close up of the die as Ian rolls it
Camera: match on action of Ian looking at his boss walk out of his office
Camera: POV shot of Ian as he walks behind his boss and kills him
Camera: Mid shot of Ian killing his boss
Camera: Mid shot of Ian after killing boss
Camera: Mid to long shot of Ian running off

7) Park
Establishing shot of Ian sat down on a bench
Mid shot of Ian on the bench
Close up of Ian looking at the die
Mid shot of Ian throwing the die
Close up of the Die on the floor
Long shot of Jon Picking up the Die
Mid shot of a Jacobs ladder action

8) Return of the Die
Camera: Long to mid shot to pan to the left of Jon walking down a corridor
Camera: Mid shot of Jon knocking on a door
Camera: Mid shot of the author walking to his desk
Camera: Extreme close up of computer screen and die held by the author


Photo of filming

This photo was taken by me (Tom Swift) to show us during the filming of our short film "Die"

Friday, 8 February 2013

Intention of our film

When we first started coming up with ideas for our film, one of the first things we all agreed on was that we wanted to make a kind of mystery film that would leave the audience questioning what happened. That is the intention of our film - to leave the audience wondering what exacty has happened. A lot of mystery films leave details out so that the audience don't have the full story.
This is something that we have done as well. For example one of our group members portrays a mysterious-hooded man, but we never find out who he is or what he's up to.

Examples of mystery films that leave the audience questioning what has happened includes:
The Usual Suspects
Inception