Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Almost certain Intro !

We are miles behind and til the filming starts I started making the intro and the detailed music choice now. We still want to keep the name SAC Studios because I just used it in all my films I made in this course and it brings luck so I want to keep it and I try to convince Charlotte to take it as well ! However, we try to make the film as good as possible so I made the best I possibly could make and the end result looks like that:

I chose this kind of intro because its original, entertaining and just shows that SAC Studios Movies are "oversized" and yeah thats it :D

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Color Correction is a great thing !

We just started now really and everything is prepared... Actors, time, script, Locations. The only problemes are the environmental things like weather and wind. Hopefully we are finnished on Friday with the shooting part and I start then starting editing it. It's going to be incredible hard because we dumbs decided to make it REALLY good and like a whole film and we forgot how hard it sometimes can be to make such long-winded projects but I think its for both of us a really good challenge. I allready started thinking about the color correction and music we are going to use and I'm quit happy with that one which I made with another special program called magic bullet Mojo looks. Here to comparison:

                                 ORIGINAL FRAME --->


As you can see the corrected one has more color in it and it looks more professionel and it is easier to deliver to the audience than the original one. For the Music we thought about a mix of classic horror film ambient music and for the main fight that song ...  its just epic and fits perfect with the slow-mo we want to use and I'm quite sure it is gonna be EPIC !

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Important things !

Me and Charlotte started with filming because there is not just one location we need to film. There are looots ... and we need to have a looots of actors as well so we started early to avoid delays! What we need before we shot is in our opinion:
- Script
- Budget
- Location
- Script breakdown
- Casting
- Shot List
- Storyboard
- Line the Script
- Time the Script
- Shooting Schedule
- Gear
- Permission for specific Locations

We did the mistake that we did not plan everything in detail so the first day shot was not as good as we thought it would be ... I made a short film with bad cuts and special effects to just show how it would look til now. But we re-shot it again because it obviously looks horrible :D

So now we know that we dont have that much time and we must hurry up for the shoots because it gets dark realllly fast and we discussed like 70% of the day. So next time we have an organised plan with detailed shots and everything else important. Charlotte made a brief storyboard to visualise our ideas.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Analysis of "Dog house" !

I've chosen Dog house because its that kind of film we want to make and its a popular one as well.

0:00-0:20   The first few seconds the producer logos of course come up first in that typical scary and dark style with no music and black background. No wonder it's a horror movie ... But there were no popular producer logos with like "lionsgate" or "warner bros.", "universal" or all the other ones which are famous for there horror movies. So I expected as I first watched the movie a total crappy Film.

0:20-0:27  Nice establishing shot of London (can see the buckingham palace), which is like moving forward like a zoom in but its not a zoom. I thing they used that movement to make it look exciting and not boring. After that shot the audience can see like in a long shot a few houses of the lower class I would guess. You can hear in the background like police sounds as well so that represents that people in lower classes live in criminal areas.

0:28-1:00   A "god-view" shot as I call it where we can see from above whats going on. It is 1pm and the man is still in the bad and all around the bed is food lying. The mise-en-scene and the fact that he lives in a lower class style represents that this kind of people are lazy and live like pigs and have no real life. Later on in the movie it gets even more worse...  Something I noticed is that everyone of the boys has got the same phone sound. It might be a running gag because this song appears like 20 times in the film. To show the audience who is who they wrote every characters name in that comic style while a freeze frame 0:47.

1:04-1:50   Middle shot of another guy who just called his friend, which get a shoe from an angry woman against the head. He is like the "macho" or "womanizer" of the group as we can find out in there conversation as he forgot her name and she attacked him. They used the mise-en-scene really good here. The womans black dress connotes like danger and that the man is driving a sports car although he has no actual money just support the "macho" fact of him. The same name effects on him as well.

2:00- 5:00  the same what I described above occurs again and again just with other guys with other personalities. So I don't analyse them. In all they have one thing in common. They all have problems with woman or with there wifes so they meet each other and go for a trip somewhere to chill out.

I personally really liked that movie because its fuulll of representation of the bad style ... and I just like the humour which is really unique and all that Ideas they used and the music was just perfect in harmony with the situations and the camera movements were at some points really epic ! So I just recommend to watch that film :)

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I was unfortunatly not able to write anything into my blog because I went to germany and I had no Internet there. But I will post the next days like hell !

Characters we probably have: Charlotte and me as main characters.  males: 5-7
                                                                                                            females: 6-8

things we need for the Film:  -Fake blood
-Scar Wax for wounds (
  - costumes ( min. 10)
  - certain locations
  - permission for possible places we need to film
  - TIME !

Possible Script: (Zombie-comedy)- Samantha and Drake are sistors and survivals of their past. 10 Years ago unfortunately thiefs have killed their parents brutally in their house without any mercy they killed them infront of the eyes from Samantha and Drake who were 7 and 9 at that time. Since that moment they can't get that what happened at that day out of there head. They knew nobody and they were scared to tell anyone what happend so they kept it for themself. But to there luck their parents saved a lot of money in the house-safe which they used to live with. To earn some extra money drake learned to sell burned DVD's on the street. They live with normal conditions ... til today.... !
Samantha and Drake are walking in a park. First shot of the ground where ketchup is on. (should look like blood). Drake droped his ketchup accidently. Actually he wanna hit his hot dog. Conversations between sam and drake. After a while the camera shows the whole park in an establishing shot but there is no one there. Nearly the whole city is in the huge baseball arena in the city where the preseident is anouncing important things. Just Drake and Sam do not care because society is and never have been something for them so they did not go there.
At the same time as everyone is there a massive flying Airplane/baloon is crashing in the arena an releases a gas which is used for experiments. It contains animal cells which are hyper-reactive with human cells. The ballon transportet that gas to carry it to the profs but than the accident happened. So everybody who was in the arena got infected with the hyper-reactive animal cells... The adventure of Samatha and Drake starts !
Next day shot in the apartment of them how they are chilling on the coach while drake is watching TV Sam is cooking something . Later she joins Drake and suddenly a TV impotant news come up where a TV speaker is telling whats going on, on the streets and shows some pictures of that what happend the day before. both shot of sam and drake in front of them which is fast get closer to them and imidiatly a long shot of the street in point of view shot, where they can see the "Zombies". Sam: He was right.. but what now? Drake: Get weapons and finnish them  Sam: But we don't know if we are allowed to kill them or not [TV speaker disrupt: It's allowed to kill them even with weapons]but... we even don't know what they have... [ disease] ... but, how should we protect us [it's recommended to hide in various places or protecting organisations... by the way, the most efficient way is it to attack them with vitamins because they are not resist against it and dont let them bite you of course  ] And what if .. [ shut up now ]  Sam and Drake:  ....

Thats it at first. I did not finnish it because I need to do It with Charlotte.Furthermore its just a rough Idea. If Charlotte agrees we might use this Idea but we change it in many ways later.