Monday, 17 March 2014


The illuminator will give us night vision so we can see the location, characters a lot clearer. This is a camera option which could become useful in our opening scene.


The picture above shows an illuminator attached to a camera.

  • Attachment
  • LED
  • Infrared 
  • Night vision
  • 140 IR

Sony DSLR Camera

This is the Sony DSLR camera which is a great, easy camera to use which has many functions to suit the environment and what type of filming you want to do. The high definition filming function gives a nice filming process, as well as the bright flash which is an option to use. This is the camera that we will be using for our opening scene as it is good to use and easy to film with. 

Some of the Sony DSLR functions:

  • 24.3 megapixels 
  • HD video: Full HD 1080p
  • ISO speed range: 100-16000
  • Screen type: 3" LCD screen
  • Manual zoom
  • Manual/automatic focus

Equipment being used

The equipment that will be used for the opening sequence is vital as the equipment that films the scenes, this suggests that the better quality equipment used the greater advantage on the scenes coming out in a professional way. Therefore for our opening scene we will be using some of the following: 

  • DSLR Camera     
  • Tripod
  • Dolly
  • Light source
  • Illuminator 

Evaluation questions

Evaluation Questions 

1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

4. Who is the main target audience for your product?

5. How did you attract/ address your target audience?

6. Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task), what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?

7. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

Location shots

The location shots will include varies scenes, the location will imply the characters type and their background. The location shot for a wealthy man in our opening sequence will be in a nice, luxurious house with a smart dress code. The locations will explain the character. Any location will not make an opening sequence look good so specific locations will have to be found, the locations will also have to be altered to either daylight or night. If the location takes place at night then the scene will have to be gradually lighted up to make the characters visible so the audience can understand who they are.

Some locations that may be used for our opening sequence: 

Police station: