Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Some inspirations

Here i have produced a mood board with other Drama movies/TV shoes that involve plots that i have an interest it. A lot of them have a crime revolved story line, others have plots of a period drama, and others with young teens/adults facing everyday struggles. These are the sorts of things Tyler and i would want to produce within the opening scene of our movie. However, we also want to consider other plots and story lines, based on stories within the news and current affairs. As much as i have an interest for period drama, it would be hard to find a setting, costume and actors to produce a two minute sequence fitting this genre. Although this is a limitation, there are plenty of plots Tyler and I can explore instead. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Gender VS Genre

After only having several people reply to my survey, i have conducted the information given and have found that the most common genre chosen is action. I believe this is because the genre isn't gender directed and can be watched by many ages no matter what your interested in. Peoples least favorites was musicals and Rom-com movies, i believe that this is due to the fact that 11 out of my 12 samples were of a male gender, and therefore watching musicals and Rom coms are not considered popular and not so much watched by a large amount of males ages 17 and under. However, from the previous post in which myself and tyler conducted an interview with three students, a male said that his favorite genre of film was in fact rom com. This proves that not everyone will fit into the stereotypes of correlation between gender and genre of a film.


From this website i have found out a few facts that have complement my feedback. 'There are "women's films" and there are "men's films,"'
Instead of saying woman's films are made up of love stories and romance, in fact they 'concern films where the story is told from the woman’s point of view' The woman is the clear protagonist or heroine, or the story centers around women and women’s issues. 
“Men’s films” tend to focus more on action, sex (rather than romance) and competition.”
Results of the Fischoff (1994) study indicated that the most popular film genres were, in order of ranking, 

Monday, 11 November 2013

20th Century fox.

All around the globe, we have all heard of '20th Century fox', one of the six major American film studios as of 2011, however it is most known for its dramatic opening title shown at the beginning of many great films. As many years have progressed, the opening title of 20th Century Fox has been changed and adapted according to the film genre and time period. I think this is a great way of adding a twist of individuality right from the beginning of the film.

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

The logo appears carved out of stone, with snow topping above it among a prehistoric ( Ice Age ) backdrop, which is surrounded by snow-covered pine trees. A volcano pit replaces the "stage". This obviously linked to the film setting and what the film is going to be about straight away. 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

This film, based on a book sequel on a young diary of a small boy. The opening sequence consists of the transforming original logo, into a paper sheet drawing. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded.

Moulin Rouge (2001): 

Footage of the Fox logo plays on screen in a concert hall behind draped red curtains, and the symphony playing the fanfare can be seen below the stage. Due to the musical genre and staged dance theme of the film, the opening sequence matches perfectly to what the film is going to be about, and draws you into the film from the start.

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997):

The logo gets swept away by water and the fanfare segues into the main title music. The action thriller film involves a hijacking of a ship. Hence the sinking of the 20th century logo, representing the ship within the film. This gives the audience an idea of whats to happen later on in the film.