Friday, 24 February 2012

'Elements' Opening: Distribution

I and the others decided that the main distributor company would be 'Momentum pictures' as it is one of the main leading independent motion picture distributors in the UK and Ireland.

'Momentum Pictures' has released similar films to ours (Elements) such as 'Limitless' which is about a person who has special abilities. The company is more likely to distribute our film has the same type of genre as there original films they released have. Also, the opening present our protagonists as British, using locations in the U.K and a "British Feeling" onto the screen, instead of the Americanised superhero films that are seen on the silver screen. .

'Elements' Opening: Company Logo

Recently we have come up with the design of our main production company logo for "Supernova productions". I and the others wanted to keep close with the "Marvel" title card that appears before their feature films, which is short and starts with comic pages being flipped through then slowly fades into the official production logo. I used this idea because it is close with the genre of our film and would most likely be recognisable to audiences.

The official Logo which will appear before the opening in order to get noticed.

Monday, 20 February 2012

'Elements' Opening: Titles Order

I watched the film opening of the superhero movie "Iron Man 2" to understand the order of how the titles appear for the film (e.g production comapny, names, etc). It is important to do this so I can give a more authentic look to our film. I wrote down the order theses titles appear during the opening.

1.) Distribution Company
2.) Production Company
3.) 'A ----- Film" Director
4.) Names Cast Members
5.) Producer
6.) Director
7.) Main Title Card

I also looked at another Film title/opening that is not in our genre, but still could work either way. The following is the opening of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and mainly animatics, but now concentration on the order of the titles. The order is different as the main title card comes earlier than later.

1.) Distribution Comapny
2.) Production Company
3.) Cast Members
4.) Main Title Card
5.) Cast Memebers (CON'TD)
6.) Crew
7.) Producer
8.) Director

I continued to watch movie opening titles and came across the opening titles for "Casino Royale". Very similar to the "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" sequence.

1.) Distribution Company
2.) Production Company
3.) Cast Members
4.) Main Title Card
5.) Cast Members (CON'TD)
6.) Crew
7.) Producer
8.) Director

Friday, 17 February 2012

'Elements' Opening: Filming Schedule

I disscussed that it would take only one day to film everything starting at an early time (9am-10am)  during the week after half-term (25th/26th). I do not mind what the weather will be as long as it is constant due to continuity, if there weather changes during the day of filming we would may need to do quick re-shoots.

'Elements' Opening: Costume

I would like to mainly represent the three main protagonists status in the world of today, so each of them would wear different types of clothing to show this. The character of Flo is a very normal person and has the life of a normal citizen, so we will be keeping her costume basic and relate to others. But for Autumn and Scarlett, I will choose certain parts for each of their costumes.

 Autumn is a rich and successful person, so the actress will be wearing a pencil skirt, a descent blazer and a blouse.

For the character of Scarlett who is unemployed and living low, she will be wearing clothes that are creased, too small on her and maybe a trench coat (long and green) that she wears constantly which would be raggedy to show the age of the clothes and her status in life.

Friday, 10 February 2012

'Elements' Opening: Animatic

When I finished creating the storyboard for our opening, I took pictures of each individual board and stitched them together to see what it would look like with a rough timing of the opening.
(There is no sound)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

"Elements" Opening: Locations

We will be filming mainly in Bournemouth for the short film opening; for each section of the girls scenes they will be allicated in different areas of the town until the meet up outside a cafe.

For the first scene the character of Scarlett is beside the sea and looking out to the sea. We will be shooting here because it is a big contrast and will re-enforce the contrast between the three peoples lives.  Then when recieving a text from the other character (Flo) she will walk from this spot into the main town.

Scarlett will continue through the main Park in Bournemouth (look at Autumns scene below).

Effie's scene takes place inside the arcade in Bournemouth and stops outside entrance of it too read the text. Then we would film her walking through the main gardens of the town. (same as Scarlett)

We will be using this cafĂ©'s exterior for the end of the opening and the continuing dialogue of the film opening. This cafe gives a sought of modern world for the film as it is a very fresh and different looking cafe than others.