2nd year stuff

area to me it looks like he possibly wanted to attack her differently as the shots are what he was looking at and he was checking her out.

assessment 2: A,C,I,J.

In my version the man steals from the lady’s house and realises that she is home. Before he kills her he watches her sing making it a lot more emotional as he cry’s at her song as  he kills something so innocent. I would have her singing the song – November rain by guns and roses- as it is a sad and emotional masterpiece about the destruction of innocence.

Assessment 3:

In year 2 I wish to progress in all kinds of directions. Everything I have done for the first year is good but I want to make everything even better and expand my knowledge of media even further. I wish to furthur develop in my knowledge of premiere pro editing as I admittingly only know how to green screen and edit to a medium standard. I would like to learn how to colour correct and add great effects to my films in the second year so my films can be brought even furthur to life. I would like to progress in my knowledge of earlier film directors as I only know about the popular ones mainly like Stanly Kubrick, Quintain Tarantino, Sam Ramie, Michael Bay ect. I’d like to get back to the roots of media and I can carry on this research properly during my course. I know that daily blog and reflection is really important now and I will put more of my attention towards it during the course. I will put more effort into using better cameras to bring out the better standards of my films and add even more creativity behind them. I just really want to work hard and get this as if I decide to get into the media this course will help me start out small and work my way up to maybe even being a film director some day. Altogether I must say if I’m on the second year of the course all I can do is give my all in hope I can get the course done to an amazing standard.


Symmetry, Nick

I used my phone camera as I don’t own a decent film camera. My phone camera is still pretty rubbish sometimes but it gets the job done. Filmed on a Samsung Galaxy J5.

Natural Environment.

My first shot is a front shot of a tree. Although it is not completely symmetrical whilst in the centre of the frame it holds a sense of symmetry through the middle of the stump and up through the branches.


The next shot was my camera looking up the tree ( a worm eye view) and again their is symmetry but only because it is centred in the shot.


The next shot is the inside of a tree (not the same one) because I thought the rings that signify age had a good meaning behind it and it is also a nice symmetrical shot.


Flower shot.

This shot is very beautiful in my opinion especially with the water droplets on the bulb of the snowdrop flower. It is symmetrical within the bulb and makes for a lovely shot.


I tried to do a further shot back and it is surprisingly not symmetrical but works more as a pattern due to the other bulb being the same shape and facing the same direction as the other snowdrop.


Urban environment.

My shed/outhouse/wash house

My shed is pretty  generic and symmetrical if you split it down the middle.


From this side shot there is no symmetry but I recorded it anyway as an example of what not to do.


I did another worm eye view shot and from the angle you can see the symmetry of the light that is place on my shed.


My Cherub bird bath.

There isn’t really any symmetry in this shot but it is easy on the eyes.


And the same goes from a side shot.


From above theres a little bit of symmetry if you don’t include the kinks as the circle and the head are similar to their opposite sides if you slice down the middle.


The Belfry Redhill.

from this shot there is a lot of symmetry. From a slice down the middle the sights, the clock and the bells are symmetrical making a nice easy to focus on shot with plenty going on.

From the side pan shot there isn’t really much to go on but leaves a satisfying shot.


Evaluation By Tammy Wilkinson.

During this topic I have learned so much about using logic pro (partly because I didn’t know how to use it at all before). Every time I went back to edit I learnt a new skill. I learned how to make my sound, sound like it was underwater and how to match up foley with a moving image. Though upon exporting my video I noticed some kinks like the music slightly jumping and the cat practically using the ‘force’ to change the radio station. Looking back I wish I made it more of a horror suspense with some of the cliche bump and non diabetic sound in the background but I instead made it a slight comedy by adding the song ‘splish, splash I was taking a bath’ which hopefully won’t go under-appreciated as it mixes in with the foly and video very well in my opinion. Overall I am proud of what I achieved with help from Steve as without his help it would have been very plain and basic. I learned the basics of alchemy but I definitely need to work on it more as I am not totally sure how to work it properly. I faced a lot of trouble with my back tracks for the radio but eventually I was able to fix that and change the sound to left and right when the camera shots moved around the angles of the pool, which I am particularly proud of. I also figured out how to control the sound itself to make it sound like it was coming out the stereo (so not perfect sound quality) and not be totally terrible.

The Shining opening analysis.

How does the film open?

The film opens with a car driving through a beautiful valley being followed by the camera in a helicopter.

Describe the shots, count them and describe them one by one, describe the scenery and camera angles, is there a sense of emptiness?

There are 7 shots in the opening credits.

What will the film be centred on?

The film will be centred on the sanity of all the characters and how separate they are from each other in the massive hotel.

Is there symmetry or one point perspective?

In the opening there is symmetry between shots as they all contain the winding road being followed by the car.

What does the music suggest?

The music suggests that the film will be a horror/thriller as it is very eerie and ominous.

Is there contrast between music and imagery?

Yes because the music is very foreboding as the shots are very beautiful and stunning and they represent very different things. The music represents something bad is already watching the family and the shots suggest the vast loneliness and space between the family members.

What kind of feeling do these portray?

The shots and music make me feel scared,tense and uneasy as well as trapped in a sense of awe and want to see the rest of the film.

How does the size of the car emphasise the scenery?

The car emphasises the scenery as it expresses the vast insignificance of itself in the world for example if the occupants of the car were on trouble no one could help as they are miles into the mountains in the middle of no where.

Which colour is the car and why?

The car is yellow and I don’t know why he chose that colour specifically, maybe to make it stand out.

Can you see the characters identity in the car?

No but the cars design signifies its a small family car maybe heading off on a vacation or holiday.

Which colour is used for the editing and why do you think SK used this colour?

SK used blue to highlight the credits I suppose to help the text stand out and present a calmness to the situation opposed to the music itself.


UAL: 2001 A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a very beautiful and interesting film directed by Stanly Kubrick. Personally I have not finished watching the film but I do know the basis from references in shows and other films I have seen. I really like the match shot used for the bone and the ship flying through space as it is crossed with a very iconic and lovely soundtrack known even by people that have not seen the film.

bone ship.jpg

Hal has also become an iconic character coming up in many T.V shows and movies as new characters but still is a corrupt machine such examples being The Simpsons, Futurama and Wall.E.

As well as critiques essentially hating the film the public loved it and it has now become an iconic film, a masterpiece if you will, to the film industry and many people look to his work. Hal is also a very bold, basic yet frightening character as his calmness in such distraught situations causes unsettling across the audience as it is unusual to be so settled in a manic situation as people die.


Classical and jazz music research.

Classical music I listen to:


Canon in D by Pachelbel.

Canon in D is a very calm and tranquil song which makes me feel very calm and at ease. It makes me think of a field by some mountains and a stream with a man and woman playing the violins next to each other and out to the world and beyond. It also reminds me of having a strong stand of belief for the protection and serenity of the natural world.

I also enjoy (though not the original instruments) Canon Rock by Dragonforce.

This is just when I’m in an excitable mood and just need something chilling to rock out to.

Moonlight sonata by Beethoven.

This piece makes me quite sad but at the same time very calm. It makes me think of a man next to his wives coffin and as he cries her ghost rises out to dance with him one last time and then ascend to heaven (or any afterlife really).

Clare de lune by Debussy.

Clair De Lune makes me happy and sad, generally making me think of a dreary abandoned hospital with ghost replaying the last known days of their life over and over again but its somehow happy as soon they will be set free with their new hope.


Tennis ball exercise.

The requiment of the exercise was for each person in the group to move the balls in the fastest possible way under these conditions:

  • Nobody can hold more than one ball at the same time except to start the process.
  • During the process, each person must touch each ball in the order 1,2,3,4.
  • Balls must be kept moving throughout the process.
  • No props allowed.

Our idea from Jack was to each hold a ball and make it move in our hands. Then we would simaltaniously  touch the balls in order to do it in the fastest time possible.

This method made us win the first round of the demonstration as it was the fastest and most effective way. We were then told to improve our methods after seeing everyones tactics. Our group didn’t really know wether to change our tactics or keep it the same but after seeing the others we decided to hold the balls in a close line (whilst still jiggling them around in our hands) and just swipe our hands over them one after the other as this was still pretty speedy. But we lost the second round as there were more effective ideas as the others learned how to bend the rules better from us and we couldn’t really develop on what they had.

I think the purpose of this exercise was to show us how we can affectively register the importance of the requirements and parameters in our projects and if we don’t like something we see on the brief we can interpret it and adapt it to suit our own specifications.

Interview idea. (Gorillaz)

This practice sketch includes Dan and Ethan fighting as Ethan ruined the album cover shot by pulling Conors hat over his face. He then asks why Ethan is so bored and Ethan replies with were sitting in windows and the startup sound for windows will play.



wp-image-1610876013jpg.jpgSeb, Dan, Ethan and Conor.

Maybe Starts with them in the Gorillaz album cover for demon days and they start arguing or talking.



(Seb, Conor, Dan and Ethan

Production roles


Upon research I have gathered that producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. They play an important role in film but so does everybody else so i guess i’ve also learnt all roles in film are equal as they all rely on eachother.


A screenwriters responsibility is researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it to development executives. Screenwriters have great influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay. They either pitch original ideas to producers or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept.

Production Designer:

In film and T.V, a production designer is the person responsible for the overall visual look of the production. Production designers have a key creative role in the creation of motion pictures and television. They work directly with the director and producer.

Art Director:

The art director is in charge of supervising and unifying the vision of the director and screen writers. In particular, the art director is in charge of the overall visual appearance and how it cumminicates visually stimulates moods, contrasts features, and psychologically appeals to a target audience. The art director makes decisions about visual elements used, what artistic style to use, and when to use motion.


A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. Generally, a film director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.


Associate Producer:

The associate producer helps the film producer and director with their work or gets set their own thing to research or focus on.

First Assistant Director:

The role of an Assistant Director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production scedule, arranging logistics,checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set. They also have to take care of the health and safety of the crew.

Script supervisor:

A script supervisor is a member of a film crew and oversees the continuity of the motion picture including wardrobe, props, set dressing, hair, makeup and the actions of the actors during a scene. The notes recorded by the script supervisor during the shooting of a scene are used to help the editor cut the scene.