Thursday, 29 June 2017

Shot List

Shot number
Camera shot
Camera Angle
Camera Movement 
Shot Description
Shot length (seconds)
 Establishing Shot 
Shows the setting of where the characters are.
 Medium Shot
Moves to focus on the characters
The boss is talking to Gonzalo about the drugs.
 Extreme Long Shot 
Rubinito is chasing Gonzalo
 Close up high angle shot 
High Angle Shot

Rubinito is on the floor with the boss kicking him.
Long low angle shot
Low Angle Shot

Gonzalo with the drugs. 
Tracking Shot
Gonzalo running away from the boss. 
Over the shoulder shot

The boss and Gonzalo speaking about the drugs.
Close up
Close up of the drugs
Point of View Shot
Rubinito is chasing Gonzalo
Long shot 

Briefcase with the drugs in
Medium Close up
Slight zoom
Medium close up of characters.


The Boss- James
Rubinito- Taylor
Gonzalo- Dan

There will also be a narrator in the trailer as the shots of the trailer are being shown to create tension.

Introduction and copyright pop ups- 5-6 seconds

Establishing shot of location- 2 seconds

Narrator speaks- My name is Rubinto,

The Boss-  "Ah Rubinto sit down"-medium close up- 3 seconds

Point of view of Gonzalo getting chased with stolen drugs- 2 seconds

Close up shot of drugs- 1 second

Medium shot of Gonzalo with actors name on screen- 2 seconds

Rubinto on the phone- High angle shot- 1 seconds

Extreme close up of gun- 1 second

Over the shoulder shot- Rubinto and Gonzalo- Rubinto "So you have the money"- 2 seconds

Medium Shot of The Boss with actors name come up on to the screen- 2 seconds.

Low Angle shot of Gonzalo- "HAHAHAHA" 2 seconds

Tracking shot of The Boss speaking standing up looking forwards- 2 seconds

Close up shot of Gonzalo with a zoom to his mouth- "No"- 4 seconds

Music becomes more dramatic

Gonzalo and Rubinto have a fight- Long shot- 3 seconds.

Medium Shot of Rubinto with actors name coming up on the screen- 2 seconds

Tracking Shot of Gonzalo running with briefcase- 3 seconds.

Medium shot of boss punching the desk in frustration- 2 seconds

Long shot of Rubinto with a gun in his hand pointing it and firing it- 3 seconds

Black screen with name of film come up- 3 seconds

End credits- 4 seconds

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Microsoft vs Apple - get over it and accept people's opinions

Hi all, you (probably) know about my dislike for Apple and their products, and the fact that I have disliked their products for a long time now. There are a variety of reasons for this, but I will not be going into detail about these reason in this blog post. Instead, i'm here to discuss acceptance of opinion, rather than the opinions themselves.

So, there are many people who hate Apple and there are many people that love Apple. The problem is, these people that love Apple think that everyone else's opinion is incorrect, and that they should change their minds. They try and convince everyone to change their minds and make everyone like Apple.

They shouldn't be doing this. If they do, they should expect people to argue their opinions. Because people have a right to their opinions. Think about it, if your friend buys an Android or Windows Phone because they don't like Apple, but you like Apple, does it really matter to you? No, it doesn't, because you're not the one that is going to be using the phone, are you?

Just because you like something, doesn't mean that everyone has to. People are entitled to buy whatever they want, as it's them that's using it and not you.

So, please, please, can we stop the arguments and understand, and accept, that people have opinions and they are entitled to their opinions.

Thank you!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Treatment for preliminary activity


Number of characters: 2

One character is sat at a bench and the other walks over and then sits on the bench next to them.

One of the characters is sat on the bench, waiting for a box/briefcase/folder that contains money. The other character walks up to the bench, with the briefcase, and then starts talking to the other character. Eventually they open the box/briefcase/folder and the money is not in there. The one character demands to know where the money is, and threatens the other with something unless he comes up with an explanation. The other character refuses to tell him, until the threats get worse. And then he explains that the cash was taken by someone else who was doing a deal with him.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Initial Thoughts on the A2 Media Coursework


For the A2 Media Coursework, a movie marketing campaign must be created. This will involve creating a trailer, that is around 1:30-2 minutes long, for a movie, and two print products - a poster for a movie and a front cover for a movie magazine. These will be used to promote a film. I feel that this will be an interesting piece of coursework, as both moving images and print will be used to complete it.

Preliminary Task

For the preliminary task I will have to produce a short narrative within one of the following genres:
  • A Western Gunfight
  • A Horror Chase
  • A Romantic Encounter
  • A Gangster Deal
This will be done in a group of three or four people. The narrative will need two characters and be 60 second long. I must develop skills in using the cameras, iMovie (editing), the tripods and sound.
The preliminary activity must include all of the 11 shots listed below:
  • 1.Establishing shot
  • 2. Long shot
  • 3. Medium shot
  • 4. Close-up
  • 5. Extreme close-up
  • 6. Low angle shot
  • 7. High angle shot
  • 8. Medium close-up
  • 9. Tracking shot
  • 10.Over the shoulder shot
  • 11.Point of view shot
The project must include a: treatment, a shortlist of every shot, a script conforming to conventions, at least two characters, dialogue between the characters, titles, a suitable soundtrack, thoughtful use of mise-en-scene, a final product that is uploaded to youtube and the blog.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Make a difference and vote!

Hello all! This is a plea, to get everyone to vote. I'm not old enough to vote, but those of you that are old enough - should. You should get out there this evening and vote.

I'm not here to advocate a particular party, I am just here to tell you that you should get out and vote.
The future is in your hands, the future is our hands, so get out there and vote!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Exam boards - they say they're charities, but they are not

So, you may have noticed that on exam papers it says that exam boards are registered as charities. I certainly have noticed this, and I have come to the conclusion that exam boards shouldn't be charities.

Charities exist to help people, as we all know, and they do charitable things (hence the name "charity"). But, are exam boards really charities? Do exam boards really help people? Well, you have come to the right place to find out.

The simple answer to those questions is no. Exam boards don't help people. Exam boards cause depression, anxiety and ruin peoples self esteem. They also ruin people's lives by giving them low grades.

So, in essence, they're not charities. They shouldn't be registered as charities. They should be registered as companies. I mean, they charge you to have exam papers re marked, and they charge schools for every candidate that sits a particular course - to pay people to mark the papers. Well guess what, if the exam board is a charity, the examiners and moderators should be volunteers.

Oh yeah, and just to add, invigilators shouldn't be paid. They all get pensions anyway. In fact, the job "invigilator" shouldn't exist.

Oh yeah, JCQ, technically you are inciting theft by saying we are not allowed to take phones into exams - because invigilators could steal them.

Anyway, there we have it, the truth. That exam boards shouldn't be registered as charities.