Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Paramount Pictures

Paramount pictures Corporation is a film and television production/distribution studio, consistently ranked as one of the largest film studios. It has distributed various commercially successful film series, such as: Shrek, Transformers, Mission Impossible, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Jackass, Beverly Hills Cop, Crocodile Dundee, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Paranormal Activity, G.I. Joe, and Friday the 13th.

I wanted to look at Paramount pictures because the company inspires me with their car-based action movie: The Italian Job. I looked at this film because it involves cars and action which relates to the story line I wanted to produce. So this film is a good way to compare to the Fast & Furious films, that way I can look at a number of techniques throughout both films.

Top five directors for action movies

1. Michael Bay

2. John McTiernan

3. Tony Scott

4. James Cameron

5. Steven Spielberg

The reason why I have looked at my favourite top five action directors is that I wanted to inspire myself into creating a film along the lines of their techniques. In my opinion these top five directors have created spectacular movies such as: Die Hard, Aliens, Man On Fire, Saving Private Ryan and Transformers. If I produce an action movie then I will look into these directors to see how they had produced their films and use the same techniques for mine.


Cinematic Techniques

      Breakdown of a couple filming techniques -

  • Cinematography
  • Mise-En-Scene
  • Lighting Technique
  • Editing
     Cinematography - 
  • Close-up
  • Medium shot
  • Wide shot
     Camera angles are used to communicate with characters, meaning and emotions. 

     Mise-En-Scene - 
     Five elements to Mise-En-Scene
  • Settings & props
  • Costume, Hair & Make Up
  • Facial Expressions & Body Language
  • Lighting & Colour
  • Positing Of Characters
      Lighting technique - 

      Lighting is the usage of light to re-create the feeling of the character and set the mood for the shot.