Monday, 31 October 2011

Evaluation of Preliminary Task

Preliminary Task

We were given a preliminary task before creating our horror trailer. This task was to create a short sequence of a chase using digital cameras, tripods, and a range of locations. Firstly we planned our chase by using story boards; this gave us a rough idea of locations we could use around the school which would be suited for a chase as well as camera angles, shots and lighting. For this task I was given the role of one of the actresses in our chase. I believe I was given this role in our group because I felt more confident acting as I had previously studied performance studies in AS level. I was the chaser in our sequence which meant that I had to make sure my facial expressions were kept serious and aggressive as this made the clip more believable and look professional. I thought that my acting skills were okay however they could have been improved as at some points in the filming I was looking on the floor for the person who I was chasing but I knew she was behind the tree so to improve this mistake I could lift my head up and concentrate more on what I should be doing at certain points in the filming.

Friday, 14 October 2011

A2 Media Studies - Video Production

In my A2 media studies, my aim is to create a practical production containing a poster, a magazine front cover and a movie horror trailer. I will be working in a team of four including myself, Olivia Dixon, Hazel Nasho, and Natalie Wood. I have chosen to work with these as I believe they all have a great interest in media production as well as countless ideas for horror trailers and genres. We have decided to create a horror trailer because we believe we have potential to do well in this area rather than a music video. We are also more familiar with horror trailers rather than music videos however we still think this will be challenging as we will want our trailer to look as professional as those on the market today, such as ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Insidious’.