Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Rob Shaw (The Producer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). Here is a link to our final cut! There are various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions! Remember there are links lists on the side of this blog to make it easier to navigate to useful posts!
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
1. The Good the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1967)
US Box Office: $19m
UK Box office not given.
Ranked 5th in the top 250 films of all time on IMDB!!!
2. Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985)
Budget: $19 m
US Box Office: $210m
UK Box Office: £460m.
3. Star Trek (Abrams, 2009)
US Box Office: $257m
UK Box Office: £21m
Why I like it: Great action and special effects. You don't need to have seen the old Star Trek films to know what is happening! Cannot wait for the next film, but I hope Simon Pegg is in it a bit more
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron, 1991)
US Box Office: $190m
UK Box Office: £18m
Why I like it: Arnold's one liners! Action and lots of cool chase scenes even with liquid nitrogen. Classic film and definatly worth a watch. But dont watch Terminator 3 or Salvation they are dissappointing and dont live up to 1 & 2.
Friday, 8 October 2010
THE BRIEFYour mission is to carry out the following brief:
Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate(s), with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source.
The coursework is worth 50% of the AS (same at A2) and the marking (detailed later) is divided into 3 sections:
RESEARCH AND PLANNING: 20%
- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
- How does your media product represent particular social groups?
- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
- Who would be the audience for your media product?
- How did you attract/address your audience?
- What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
- Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?