Thursday, 4 July 2013

Re-make of a Trailer

You should all have a much better understanding of the aspects involved in constructing a trailer by now. Your next major task between now and the break is to construct a shot for shot remake of one trailer of your choice. We will be looking for an attempt at recreating mise en scene, but our main focus will be on your attention to detail in terms of editing and cinematography. It might make sense, and save you some time to remake the trailer that you analysed for your in depth analysis, as you will already have a strong idea of what went in to constructing that trailer.

This task should provide you with the opportunity to generate a number of posts leading up to its eventual completion and comparison to the original.

If you are working on your own, you will be allowed to enlist the help of others within your class to help you perform the task within the time frame.

The group who produce the best trailer remake will win an award of our choosing.

Good luck, may the best group win!

Mr Southworth

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Only a few of you are following the blog and fewer still have added Mr Jackon and me as Admins to your A2 blogs. Please can you make these two things your priority,

Many thanks,

Mr Southworth

Media Blog Post Checklist:

Posts that must be complete and on your blog by the end of this week:

  • 3 x Feature Trailer Analysis
  • 3 x Teaser Trailer Analysis
  • "What is a trailer?" post (Explaining the difference between teaser and theatrical trailers)
  • In depth analysis of one trailer of your choice.
  • Film poster Conventions Post
  • First attept Film Poster and evaluation of it's success in terms of conventions
  • Mise-en-scene lesson write up covering the three areas we discussed.

Posts that must be on your blog by the end of term:

  • Trailer Remake (plus related posts)
  • Initial Ideas for final trailer
  • Genre Ideas for final trialer
  • Moodboards
  • Mind Maps/ Brainstorms
  • Minutes from Meetings
  • Audience Research

Posts that you might want to start thinking about adding next and adding to over the summer break:

  • Storyboarding First Drafts
  • Plot Synopsis
  • Script Ideas
  • First location ideas
  • Props
  • Wardobe
  • Location
  • Casting
  • Distribution/Exhibtion Proposal
  • Tagline
  • 25 word pitch
  • Full Proposal
  • Advertising and Marketing Ideas

Monday, 1 July 2013

Mise En Scene

You should write up the tasks you did on Mise-En-Scene that you completed in the lessons last week and create a variety of blog posts around them. The posts should feature images and evaluation of each task, including reflection on the failures/successes of your mise sen scene from AS.