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Monday, 9 January 2012

Ancillary Task - Titles

I have chose to make my main headline in the colour red rather than the colour black, because this represents blood and death. I am wanting blood and death to indicated as this is what is included in our horror trailer. This colour also stands out from the magazine front cover image as it is already dull and a black headline added would not be eye catching, therefore leading to no buyers.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Possible Horror Titles

Our group tried to think of ideas for the title of our film. we wanted a title which had a variety of different meanings. We wanted be interpreted in a number of ways, therefore adding a bit of mystery to our film trailer. We finally came up with three ideas, which we thought would be suitable as a title.
  • Abstract - Existing in thought or as an idea but not having concrete evidence of this existence.
  • Subconscious - Concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings
  • Subliminal - Below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone's mind without their being aware of it.
We were mainly attracted to the title 'Sublminal' therefore we choose this, as we wanted the storyline of our film to be focused around a character in a dreamstate of mind. 

Horror Trailer Animatic

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Flat Plan of Ancillary Tasks



Character Profiles

Name: Lilly May

Lilly is 22 and currently studying her Masters in Media Studies and Photography at University as she is hoping to become a professional photographer. She has a part-time job at ODEON Cinemas, so doesn’t have much spare time however when she does she enjoys reading fictional novels. She shops at stores such as Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Mango, and Miss Selfidge, as she likes to present herself in fashion.
Name: Lucas Affleck
Lucas is 21, and is currently in a band called “The Rejects” and he is new tattooist in Newcastle. He enjoys eating food such as, pizza, chips, Chinese, and kebabs. He has a girlfriend, who he has been in a relationship for 3 years; they love to go to the pictures regularly to horror movies such as paranormal activity and saw.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Roles and Responsibilities

To assure that everyone in the group has an equal role within the group, we decided to allocate different jobs and roles between our groups as this would give everyone a chance to focus on their role and have an equal input into what ideas they've come up.

Although we split roles to everyone in the group we decided to work together in the editing process as we think it would be more effective if everyone in the group shared their opinion on what they think looks best and as it’s a vital part of the project.
  • Hazel has taken the role of creating the storyboard and is an actress.
  • My roles are to focus on the filming and are also in charge of the make-up and costume.
  • Olivia is one of the actresses within the horror trailer and is overseeing the editing aspect of our project.
  • Natalie is taking charge of filming and props and is making sure the trailer contains continuity throughout.

Ancillary Task - Production Companies

Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film and television production/distribution company. Paramount it is well known for films such as:
Paranormal Activity
The God FatherFriday the 13th
The Devil Inside




Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is one of the six major American film studios as of 2011. Some films Fox has produced are:
The Darkest Hour
X-Men
Alien
Predator
Spyglass Entertainment is an American film production company, they have produced films such as:

The Tourist
Wanted
The Ruins
The Invinsible
Colmbia Pictures Industries is an American film production and distribution company. They are well known for the production and distribution of such films:
The Grudge 2                                     
Spiderman                                              
Angels and Demons                                                    

Sony Pictures Entertainment is the television and film production/distribution unit of Japanese multinational technology and media conglomerate Sony. Song Pictures have produced film such as:
Underworld Awakening
Men in Black 3
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Ghost Rider

Ancillary Task - Style Model


For my horror magazine front cover, I have chosen to use ‘Empire’ as my style model as this is a very successful company in this industry. I have specifically chosen these editions of the magazine because of the colour scheme of red, blue, black and white. These colours are commonly used to represent horror films as they could indicate blood, death, or darkness. The colours used are bright and contrast against the dark background so I have decided to use this feature in my magazine also. This is because the dull background makes the setting seem more tense, gloomy, and suspicious just like in a horror movie.

Location Shots for Horror Trailer

These are all typical location shots used in horror movies, therefore they would most likely be featured in our horror trailer. Our group chose to make our locations shots local as they are easily accessible.