Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Non - copyright music choices for our opening scene

This song represents the action genre of our opening sequence, this is why it could be ideal to use as an introduction or possibly parts of the opening sequence. The "trap" music genre of the song portrays action which can work with the opening sequence well. This is an example of the type of music we could potentially use for our opening sequence. Other good examples of songs we could use will have to relate to this example so it fits in with the action genre.

Another reason for us potentially using this song is that it is non-copyright so therefore the producer of the song has given us permission to use it.

Practice transition 2

The character starts off by walking down a narrow path, by himself. The camera is aiming down the path, with the back of the character, the face is not shown yet until the camera switches down the path and looks at the character walking down with the characters face identified. this is a good transition to show the different shots. As the character is walking down the camera focuses and identifies the camera for the audience. the character has no emotions as he is walking down with his hands in his pockets. The costume of the character also identifies the smart role. 

Practice transitions

This is one of our practice transitions that we have filmed and edited, this shows a practice version of what our opening scene could include. This transition is a walking character with a transition of a clicking of the finger which takes the character further along the path. The character walks down the path with one hand in the pocket, no emotions to create tension. The character stops before he clicks his hand and ends up further down the path. The characters costume is smart to identify his smart role. 

Opening scene powerpoint

This is my opening scene powerpoint which discuses the key points that the opening scene will convey. The first slide represents the three people (including myself) that are going to be producing the opening scene. The next slide starts to talk about what the film will be called, the slide suggest action names that could potentially be our films name. the presentation then goes to talk about the characters and their costumes that they will be wearing. The presentation gives the audience a taster of what the opening scene and film would include.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Movie Budgets

These are the biggest budgets of popular films that have been produced, these are the top twenty. Avatar being the first film to have the biggest budget as well as the greatest domestic gross and the worldwide gross. The budget does not link with the domestic gross and the worldwide gross, so the greater of the budget does not depend on how much profit is made. Films such as: Marvel's The Avengers has a low budget of $225,000,000 but has mad $1,514,279,547. Other films with a higher budget, such as: John Carter has a budget of $275,000,000 and has mad a lot less then the Avengers film, John Carter has made $282,778,100. This shows that the budget does not matter on how much the film makes and for my own opening sequence i will not have to use a great budget as it will not make a difference to the profit. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

My music choices

Choosing the right music for my opening scene will be difficult, but my genre will lead me in the right direction. My genre being action, the music has to relate to this. So the music has to be exciting and keep the audience entertained and excited to see the next part of the film. For my opening scene I will use examples of action films that has used the right type of music for their opening scene.

The first example I have used is the Fast & Furious 6 opening scene, this is a very good example which shows an action genre film with an exciting song which fits in. The song used for this opening scene is - 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa - We Own It.

Another example being is the Limitless trailer, an action film with an exciting choice of song towards the end, this gives excitement to the audience. The song used is - Kanye West - Power.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Importance of music within opening scenes

Music choices is vital throughout an opening scene, this is because an opening scene without music will     be boring for the viewers. Having no music will create no excitement, no in-sentive to keep watching. The music itself creates a lot of excitement for the viewers, but the music choices is also very important for the viewers, to find the right choice and for it to fit in with the opening scene.

For example; if the film has a genre of romantic, then it will be right for the opening scene to have a choice of romantic music for its opening scene, therefore they will both link one another. But this is not enough, now the music being romantic and relating to the genre is done the music itself has to be a high quality, popular song that the audience will like hearing, therefore if the right song was chosen then the viewers will enjoy the opening scene.

Another example being a film with a genre of action means it will have to have an exciting, action filled song to start off with the opening scene, therefore it will create the excitement of the action film.