Monday, 28 February 2011

Group Discussion - Storyboard and filming idea's - UPDATE

Just discussed some ideas for the filming process and were we are up to with the Storyboard. We have discussed filming ideas. The girls, before I rejoined, had a few friends who would be representing the characters for our film. After discussion about the possibilities of what might go wrong, we decided that as a backup Me and Michaela will be backup actors for the girls. Seen has the other people are from a different college, there is the possibility that they might not turn up for the filming days and that we would have to schedule our filming times around our college timetable as well has theirs. After more discussion me and Michaela will be the girls instead making it easier for us to film and that we are filming at our college and that we will be scheduled at the right time to film, we will be filming in our time for media.

I found this gave me peace of mind, knowing that we won’t be waiting around and wasting time, that the filming process can flow easier, as the location is on the site, we attend the college, we are filming at the same time we are scheduled to as well has in our own time and it is easier for us to communicate to keep in contact just in case one of us can’t make it for the filming days.


Group Production Roles






Opening Sequence Planning Sheet







Narrative Planning Sheet




Here are the Storyboards:


Storyboard 1

Storyboard 2

Storyboard 3

Storyboard 4

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Dark Knight

Narrative Features
The Dark Knight

Intro of Characters

The main character who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne is shown has the famous recognised Batman, superhero, mysterious and iconic. In the first scene where we see Batman we have several different looking Batman's, but when we see the recognisable Bat mobile we know that this is the real Batman. When we see him in action we can tell the fakes from the real batman as the so called "helping" Batman's, trying to help batman since there has been loss of activity from him trying to save Gotham, they are easily defeated by the villains within the scene. The real Batman has all the cool gadgets which make up for the high technology profile, with the body armour, attachment rope and sharp knife equipment on the arms. As well has this his fighting technique is more clean and careful, he isn't clumsy and defeats the villains with little effort. Later on in the film we see him as his actual character, no deep voice and mysterious aura but a lighter voice, less serious, a witty charm and a handsome face and figure. But he still is arrogant and shows no fear. The Joker on the other hand is revealed as a clever, sneaky and dangerous guy. In the opening scene there are a group of men wearing clown masks all are raiding a bank, but some of them turn on each other and shoot each other. In  the end the joker is one of them and walks away with all the money. Alfred is Batman's/Wayne's Butler he has been Wayne's family's butler all Wayne's Life. So with his aged face, deep wrinkles and fatherly voice, shows how long he has been with Bruce and how well he knows him. He has helped him become Batman and has developed his equipment and made what Bruce does now as a hero and who he is today. As in the scene where he is talking to Bruce, he seems caring and looks upon him as a son. He helps Bruce with the stitches in his arm from the scene before, where a dog attacks him and this shows how he cares about him and still helps him with little things such as that.

Locations

China - Hong Kong
U.S.A - Illinois/Chicago, L.A/California
U.K - England/London, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Liverpool, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex

Iconography

Christian Bale - Famous British Actor (Well known for - Batman Begins, American Psycho, Terminator Salvation and Equilibrium

Heathe Ledger - Famous American Actor (Well known for - Brokeback Mountain, 10 things I hate about you and The Patriot)

Michael Caine - Famous British Actor (Well known for - Batman Begins, Children of Men and The Prestige)

Gary Oldman - Famous British Actor (Well known for - Leon, The Fifth Element, Batman Begins, Harry potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Harry potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Morgan Freeman - Famous American Actor (Well known for - The Electric Company, The Shawshank Redemption Se7en and Bruce Almighty)

Record placement and Feature of Credits

At the beginning of the film, there is a similarity with the opening with that in the film "Inception" where they make the Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures introduction black and white, here in The Dark Knight, they gave it a colour filter of dark blue, this includes the DC Comics introduction too, giving it a chilly and dark mood to the film. This gives the audience a chilly or dark frame of mind of the film throughout from the opening.  This blue filter is also continued through the opening where there is a gathering of heavy clouds and the Batman symbol (a bat) appears, formed by the heavy clouds, this zooms in and the bat fills the screen and the whole screen is filled with black and then cuts straight to the opening first scene.


How Effective was this

I found the effect of the introduction to Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and DC Comics really unique and effective, just like that in "Inception" the blue filter gave it a chilly and dark mood which set me into a frame that the rest of the movie will be like this. I loved this effect and think that other movies should carry this on, it's really creative and attracts the audience. The way it was carried on with the Batman introduction, they tend to be the same, clouds and a large group of bats forming the bat logo which then zooms in. But this time no bats where used but the clouds where and the blue filter being carried on was very effective too, carrying on that chilly and dark atmosphere for the film.

Inception


Narrative Features
Inception

Intro of Characters
Cobb is shown as a serious character, he dresses in a black suit and is shown with a gun in his possession. Later in the film we are told that he is in someone’s dream and that they are also in some other persons dream, a dream within a dream. He is the lead of the situation and has his friend Arthur to help him. Cobb seems to be able to deal with intense and dangerous situations well, it seems has though he has been doing this job for a long time. Cobb has to deal with his emotions of his children and his wife. His wife is no longer with him but still appears in the dreams, as does his children. His wife is used to wake him up from a dream that he needs to be awakened from, by killing him in the dream. Also by waking up someone up they can for example from the film, Cobb is shaken and slapped in the face outside the dream which he reacts to inside the dream by being pushed around, this seems not to work, so he is shoved into a bath full of water and he wakes up and gets out and the scene continues. Killing people in the dream wake them up but causing them pain is only in the mind. 

He is a determined person and will go to extreme lengths to get what he needs. Arthur is also a serious character, with both these characters being serious it seems what they are doing is highly important. Arthur seems to be close to Cobb has they both end up again with each other after the last complicated scenario of the dream inside another dream after Cobb says "every man for himself" and walks away. Cobb goes looking for someone else to help him when going into people’s minds, he needs someone to create architecture, mazes etc. He finds a student called Ariadne who seems to grasp the dream and its possibilities well, she isn't freaked out and nor does she not believe it. Dressed in normal clothes, red jacket, black pants, white loose shirt and scarf she seems a normal girl but her doesn't match to her intelligence. She's confident in and outside the dream and seems fearless. Cobb and Arthur use a brief case containing technical equipment that link up to those entering someone’s dream and combining their sub conscious.

Locations
U.S.A - Los Angeles, California, Warner Bros Studios
U.K - Bedfordshire, Hampshire, London
Canada - Alberta
France - Paris
Japan - Shizuoka
Morocco

Iconography
Leonardo DiCaprio - Famous American Actor (Well known for - Titanic, The Department, Catch Me If You Can and Romeo + Juliet)

Ellen Page - Well known Canadian/American Actress (Well known for - Juno, Hard Candy and X-Men: The Last Stand)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Well known American Actor (Well known for - 500 Days of Summer, 3rd Rock from the Sun and 10 things I hate about you)

Tom Hardy - Well known British Actor (Well known for - Layer Cake, RocknRolla and Bronson)


Record Placement and Feature of Credits
Only Distributor (Warner Bros) and Legendary Pictures intro segment was played, but in black and white. No other credits are played.

How effective was this
I like the Distributors intro segment in black and white, gives it a uniqueness to the film and shows experimental feel that adds to the style of the film. No actors names where placed it just went straight to it, shows getting straight to the point and is not like other films. I personally loved this and held my attention throughout the film.

(Picture Source - http://incontention.com/2009/12/15/inception-poster/)

Pulp Fiction


Narrative Features
Pulp Fiction

Intro of Characters
Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) both swear a lot, shows how they are informal and show that they have a comfortable friendship together. They seem calm when handling a gun, seems as though they have been mob hit men for a long time. The witty and humorous quotes gives a light hearted feel to the scene. Both men wear black suits shows smart, serious and professional job. The guns show danger, as the scene goes on Jules shoots a boy (aged 18) and then both Jules and Vincent shoot him dead.  Jules is more serious than Vincent he talks to the group of boys he is questioning seriously but he adds that witty and humorous script to make it a little more light hearted to entertain the audience. Vincent doesn't look too bothered and seems more relaxed and casual. 

Ringo and Yoland are robbers, the scene they are shown at the beginning placed in a cafe/restaurant, they talk about what they have done in the past , robbing wallets etc which shows they are criminals but their appearance is normal both are wearing normal clothes. Ringo wears a patterned open shirt with a black t-shirt underneath and blue jeans and on his finger a gold ring. Yoland is wearing a buttoned cardigan/Jumper, gold necklace half chain with a cowboy boot charm and a black knee length skirt. They discuss robbing a restaurant because the restaurants don't expect it. They decide to do it and begin the robbery. Ringo is talkative and swears a lot. Even though he talks about serious topics, such as crimes he is very calm about it. His partner Yoland is weird with her odd sense of behaviour. she is very quiet until they begin the robbery and she becomes wild and viscous gives that unexpected side for the audience. Ringo is very calm about the robbery giving it that light hearted humour for the audience.

Locations
U.S.A - California - L.A, Beverley Hills and North Hollywood

Theme
Crimes, Drama, Thriller, Weaponry - Guns - Violence

Iconography
John Travolta - Famous American Actor (Well known for - Grease, Face/off and Hairspray)

Samuel L. Jackson - Famous American Actor (Well known for - The Incredibles, Star Wars Episode 1-3 and Unbreakable)

Tim Roth - Famous British Actor (Well known for - Reservoir Dogs, Planet of the Apes and The Incredible Hulk)

Bruce Willis - Well known German actor (Well known for - The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element and Armageddon)

Record Placement and Feature of Credits
Credits started at 4:35 minutes in, scene freezes but sound still operates from that scene. The Distributor is then put on lasts for 5 seconds, in white text, followed by the film title moving up screen in yellow and red, with black background. This zooms out slowly and names of actors come up in white, last for 4 seconds each. The title of film is small and fades away, then credits of actors move up screen other credits shown for 4 seconds.
Music supervisor is shown and the song changes, the same song is played in the car of the opening sequence after the credits end at 6:46

How effective was this
I like the Music supervisor credit when the song changed, very fitting and funny made the credits seem less boring. The credits where too long but putting the important credits first is common within a movie. Found I recognised the songs when played during the credits give it more entertainment to the audience.


(Picture Source - http://pinartarhan.com/blog/pulp-fiction-the-most-overrated-movie-ever/)

Thriller Research - Top 10 Thriller Movies

Taken from IMDB's Top 50 Thrillers Movies


1.) Pulp Fiction
















2.) Inception

3.) The Dark Knight

 
4.) Goodfellas

5.) Fight Club
















6.) Rear Window

















7.) Pyscho
















8.) The Usual Supsects
















9.) The Silence of The Lambs
















10.) Se7en



Research - Generic Conventions of a Thriller

Generic Conventions of a Thriller

  • Some form of weapon is used either that be a gun or a knife etc
  • Females are usually targeted to be weak and vulnerable
  • Stairs, Shadows Mirrors are associated with Thrillers
  • Music gives tension
  • Strong light against dark
  • Dark lighting for mysterious and tense scenes
  • The story plays with your mind, makes it more Psychological
  • Plot builds to a climax
  • Characters are caught in a trap, mystery or dangerous situation
  • Characters might not know if their lives are in danger or part of a trap/killing
  • Usual locations for a Thriller are Urban/Cities or Forests/outskirts of a city
  • Detectives or police are usually involved trying to solve a case
  • Heroes have traditionally been portrayed as men, but women have been increasingly popular
  • Crimes are committed on a much larger scale, some are to serial or mass murders, terrorism, Assassination or to overthrow the government
  • The Thriller climax is where the Hero defeats the Villain. The hero saves his own and other people’s lives in the process. Sometimes the Hero dies in the end.
  • Thrillers have now been influenced by horrors, through the gore, violence, terror and deaths/body counts.
  • Music usually creates extra tensions/suspense on the audience and impact it has on the audience when the scene comes to a climax or disaster.

Change of Plan - Syndey has left the UK

Change of Plan

Sydney, who I was working with to film a Rom-Com, has left the UK to go back to New Zealand.  Before I worked with Sydney I was going to work with 3 other girls who were doing a Rom-Com also but then they changed it to a thriller which put me off the idea as I don't particular like Thriller which is why I started working with Sydney as she was going to film a genre that I liked. But in recent events, Sydney has left the UK to go back to New Zealand to live there again.

Discussing the Storyboard
After going back with Alex, Michaela and Shasta I looked at the storyboard they had so far and discussed any changes we could make. I suggested a few ideas for both shots, effects and for the editing process.

The Story - I looked at the storyboard and could get a idea of what the story was about. With further discussion Alex and Michaela went into detail on what the plot was. The title is called "Stage Girls" as we have 2 girls who perform on a stage. The production name is "M.A.S.C Productions each letter representing the first letter of our first names. 
They are 2 girl characters who are performers on stage. There is a male character who is a stalker/Pervert on these 2 girls. He watches them and takes photos of them and has room with a wall with the pictures of the girls. He creeps behind stage and spies on them through the door of their changing room. We are going to include heavy breathing and the male character is going to kiss the photos. We want to make a twisted sort of character.

The Editing and Storyboard sequence
Opening sequence: M.A.S.C Productions will appear on the screen with a picture of theatre masks, giving it that ironic touch for both picture and name. Then the film title will appear "Stage Girls" and this will appear on a mirror which will be written on in lipstick. This will be created by using an actual mirror and lipstick and then taking a photo of it and adding it to the editing process. A panning exterior shot of the theatre (Burnley Mechanics was used) to show the location of where the girls are. It will cut to the girls on the stage, on singing and one playing the piano. We will use Panning, Close ups, Mid and Long shots. After this the camera will zoom to the singers bright red lips and then use a jump cut to where the man is in his room sticking another picture of the girls on his wall. The room won’t be brightly lit and with have a eerie feel in which we well have the man breathing heavily. We will then have another zoom in on one of the picture and use a flash of a camera effect to show a flashback of the time he took the picture.

We looked at opening sequences of Thrillers by other students to look for a style we would like and suit the film best. This gave the group confidence giving us a foundation to work with and an idea we can use and help develop our film.

Further Planning
I really don't like Thrillers but I am going to watch 5 minutes of 3 Thrillers and write their narrative features down just like I did with the Rom-Com’s.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sex and the City

Narrative Features

Sex and the City
Intro of Characters
Carrie – An upper class girl who lives in New York who is a writer along with her 3 other friends Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda each with their different stories. Carrie has a passion for writing and it seems to be a success.
Samantha -  Her idea of love was sex. But she found a man who can give her both sex and love.  So she moved to Hollywood with Television star Smith Jerry. She doesn’t seem committed to marriage but to her own pleasure such has gift and luxury. She seems to be enjoying her job but working away in Hollywood seems to take her away from her friends so the only person she sees is Smith.
Charlotte – Is a hopeless romantic who looks for her prince charming and having the perfect wedding. It hasn’t gone good for her and now she has found the one she loves, became a Jew and married him. They struggled in having a baby so they adopted. She is a committed person to both her marriage and her child.
Miranda – She believes in Tough Love. She became pregnant so she travelled to Brooklyn for both her son Brady and the sons father Steven who she got married to. She is also committed just like Charlotte to her Marriage and Child but her job is very demanding which may make things difficult during the film.
Locations – New York, Los Angeles, California
Theme- Love, Commitment, life, wealth, romance, different stories
Iconography – Sarah Jessica Parker (Famous American Actress) – Known for: Sex and the City movie 1 and 2 and the TV Series, Ed Wood. She is also seen in her own Perfume Ad.
Kim Cattrall (Well known American Actress)- Known for: Sex and the City movie 1 and 2 and the TV Series, Big Trouble in Little China and Police Academy.
Kristin Davis (Well known American Actress) – Known for: Sex and the City Movie 1 and 2 and the TV Series, General Hospital and Couples Retreat.
Cynthia Nixon (Well known American Actress) – Known for: Sex and the City Movie 1 and 2 and the TV Series, Amadeus and Warm Springs.
Record Placement and feature of Credits
Text presented in white and pink colours with sparkly effect in a curvy shaped background they are present for 3 seconds before the shape moves again away from the screen which covers it up and is gone. Each credit after a pattern of black shapes are danced across the screen with cut out spaces where the intro to the film is going through as well has different videos related to the voice over and intro to the film.
The title of the film “Sex and the City danced across the screen in black letters in different rotations and movements for a few seconds then the background goes black and the letters are capitals and are designed in pink sparkly effect. Which are shown for 3 seconds before zooming out and moving in different rotations and movements where the filling of the letters show the intro the rest of the introduction to the film.
Some of the credits are shown in the actual film, where there is no interruption of shapes or effects and are presented in plain white. Some other text is presented in Pink and white. These bits of the text fly into the screen from different rotations and movements.
After 2 minutes into the film the words from the title Sex and The City are scattered in random positions and in the spaces there is different bits of film footage. These parts of the intro have a red and pink tint background.

How Effective was this
I really like the way it was presented, very creative, unique and different. The video clips in different places of the screen where on for only a few seconds and you couldn't watch each in time to see what was going on. But I found the use of colours and added effects different from the other movies I have watched.

(Picture - Source: http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/archive/2009/02/03/sex-and-the-city-star-welcomes-baby.aspx)

27 Dresses

Narrative Features

27 Dresses
Intro of Characters – Jane is presented has a very busy character, has she is a bridesmaid for good friends of hers. She organises partly some of the weddings with the bride. In the intro we see her rushing from one wedding to another in a taxi who catches on and it becomes a routine. She is a hopeless romantic who loves weddings,  romantic gestures such has flowers. She also has a crush on her boss. Her sister who comes to stay for a few weeks takes Jane’s crush and he marries her. The Problem she has is that she can't say no which Kevin tries to get it out of her.
Kevin is also catching on what she is doing. He catches her looking at her watch constantly and running in and out of the first weddings venue and into the taxi. He tries to keep in touch with her and eventually she gives in. He seems to like Jane very much and intends to try and be with her.
Locations – USA – New York and Rhode Island
New York is another Iconic Place where romance is based around, mainly all American Rom-Com’s are located in New York such has Sex and the City.
Theme: Weddings, different stories, romance
Iconography: Katherine Heigl (Main Actress (American) - known for: Greys Anatomy, Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth and Roswell High)
James Marsden (Main Actor (American) - Known for: X-Men, Spiderman Returns and Enchanted)
Record Placement and Features of Credits
No credits of cast just the producer and distributor
Black Background, fancy pink coloured font fades into intro of Film
Text titled “27 Dresses” is faded in and faded out within 2 seconds , “1986” is faded in and out within 2 seconds just after.
How Effective was this
I found that the credits are simple and they where no credits of who was in the movie but only the distributor and producer at the beginning. I found it a little disappointing that they was no mention of who was in the movie.

Four Weddings and a Funeral


Narrative Features

Four Weddings and a Funeral
Intro of Characters- Hugh Grant's Character, Charles, is a lazy person; he is shown staying in bed, ignoring his clock alarm. When he realises what time it is and that he is late for the wedding he swears and rushes about, out of bed, getting dresses and his car fails to work which results in taking his friends which she swears also, the car only goes 40 MPH. In his rush, when he arrives at the church they start to dress into their formal clothes. When he gets into the church and meets the groom who says “as long has you haven’t forgotten the rings” in which he smiles, chuckles and says “no” and pats his waist coat which then a pang of regret is shown on his face. He reaches into the pocket and the rings are not there. This shows that he is not trust worthy and that we expect to see more mess ups during the film.
Andie MacDowell’s character, Carrie, is shown has a mysterious character, her big black hat and white suit show her upper class status. Her smile, quiet presence and beauty show how she can be a distraction to Charles who can’t take his eyes off her.
The rest of the characters who are all friends with Charles seem to be ready for weddings and getting on very well. Scarlet who is close friends with Charles shares a house with him and is also late for the weddings with him which shows there is going to be mess ups from  her too during the film.
Locations England; London, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Lambeth
London is another Iconic place where romance is based around as well has Paris and New York.
Theme: Weddings, funeral, comedy, Romance, Different stories
Iconography: Hugh Grant (famous British Actor) - Known for: About a Boy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Music and Lyrics 
Andie MacDowell (Famous American Actress) - Known for: Groundhog day, Short Cuts, Sex Lies and Video Tape and Four Weddings and a Funeral
Record Placement and Features of Credits
Black background white Text features producers and Distributors e.g. Working Title as well has Main Characters – High Grant and Andie MacDowell.
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” title presented in a wedding invitation style with a bouquet of flowers
Rest of Cast and DOP and Editors etc are presented through the intro of the film fading in and out the text is placed at the bottom of the screen coloured white with black shadow
The timings of the text are paced in random order, they have no timing they are present on the screen in 4 seconds

How Effective was this

I found the Title "Four Weddings and a Funeral" being presented was very creative and different. The rest of the credits are simple and simply showed who was in the movie as well has the creators. It didn't interfere with the movie and it didn't distract me.


(Picture - Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Weddings_and_a_Funeral)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Research - Generic Conventions of a Rom-Com

Generic Conventions for A Rom-Com:
·         A couple(s)
·         Leading Actor and Actress
·         Romantic Dates, scenes, locations
·         Difference between upper and lower classes
·         Stereotypes – people who are able to be with other people because they are popular, beautiful etc
·         Comedy – witty script, slang, sexual innuendo’s, Arguments and complicated relationships
·         Romance – Gifts, romantic script, locations, happy endings, tearful scenes
·         A wedding maybe?
·         Several Plots at once

More Research into Rom-Coms

 Rom-Coms

I looked at a few done by other Media AS Students as well has videos on the Internet and DVDs
Here is a list of videos I have watched:
Movies:
1.) Bridget Jones Edge of Reason












2.) Four Weddings and A Funeral















3.) Love Actually









4.) 27 Dresses










5.) The Break Up












6.) Sex and The City














7.)The Romantics












8.)Valentines Day










9.) Youth in Revolt















10.) The Proposal

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Ideas for the Opening Film

Idea of opening Film

First off the idea was to have both the Main male and female characters meeting in a restaurant on a date but the crowd and sound level and would be a problem, as well has the permission to film on the premises. So we changed the idea, keeping the main characters but different plot. Both Addison and Leland are getting ready for their date. Leland is rushing around at the last minute putting on clothes and rushing out the door. He turns up at the wrong house/apartment and see’s a female who is actually the one for him, laid back, not in neat clothes etc. At the same time, Addison gets a knock on her door thinking its Leland but in fact it someone called Luke who is just like Addison, serious, plain and posh. So both Male characters go into the apartments trying to get in contact with their actual dates.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Research For the Opening Film

We looked at a site for names for the main characters - http://www.listology.com/list/hippie-names
We choose for the main female character:
Darcy
Aurora
Ariel
Addison
Willow
Imogen
We choose Addison
We choose a name for the second female character- Scarlet

We choose for the main male character:
Glenn
Leland
River
Milo
Lucas
We choose Leland
From the list above we choose Lucas for the second male character.

List of jobs to do:
  • Get photos for the photo frames
  • Main Characters
  • The main Characters location
  • Sort out Ireland filming (Sydney will be going to Ireland during half term and wants to film some of the film in Ireland)
  • Draw Storyboard
  • Write Plot
  • Update Blog
  • Sort out music

Monday, 7 February 2011

Research and Ideas

Research

For this part of the unit I gathered some notes for my research by going to my local library, which was on site of the college I am at (Thomas Whitham Sixth form) and read OCR Media Studies for AS pages 31-42 and made notes on Continuity.

I found some really useful information that will help me when making the opening sequence to the film. I found that we must do storyboards and how they are vital which I understand is necessary as the group need to know what needs to be done for each scene, how it is shot, movement of camera, which shot it comes in from (Editing) etc.  

I found that a shooting script will be really useful alongside the storyboard as well as the ongoing process of filming it. I found that it is logical “to film all the sequences in one location at a time” this will make the filming process easier for us, as well has looking at the possibilities of locations, how we can get there, is it possible to film, do we have permission to film their etc.

I also looked at opening sequences to films. I kept thinking that the opening sequence is a trailer, I was thinking that it would look and be shown similar to a trailer. So by watching opening sequences to films it took  me off the idea of a trailer. I learned that you can fit a lot into a 2 minute piece of footage and that you can make it so that your audience want to see more, which is the general idea.

I brainstormed and came up with a few ideas.

Rom Com - a couple either boyfriend & Girlfriend/FiancĂ©/Husband - funny things happening between them:
  • One of them eats the last chocolate.
  • Putting the darks in the whites
  • The male is watching Football and doesn't help with the female with shopping
  • Arguments on the best way to deal with the DIY in the House
The male character goes to the Navy. At the end the female comes home from a stressful day at work finds the door is already open and thinks that he has come home. The camera follows her into the dining room, cuts to a mid shot of her walking in the dining room with the camera in front of her to see shock on her face and it goes black and a voice over says "but he was the last person I wanted to see"

Drama - A teenager Vlogs (blogs through video) only friend is his camera and the Internet/YouTube OR teenager makes films for YouTube but the stuff he films such as light saber duels are actually real and people actually get killed.

Rom Com - Title: The girl & her ghost
A teenage girl is grieving over her dead farther, a guardian angel/ghost is there to help her through her grieving and life. The male guardian is sent by her farther to make sure she is safe and happy and does well in life, fulfils her dreams. She falls in love with someone but realises she has feelings for her angel and she finds out he loves her too but they can’t be together because other people will be judgemental and no one else can see him, it’s not natural.

I really wanted to do a Rom-Com something different to everyone else has done, something entertaining too.