Saturday, 29 October 2011


Collateral,2004,Directed by Michael Mann

In the opening sequence of Collateral which is 45 seconds long which we see Tom Cruise character Vincent walking through a crowded airport.
We know that Tom Cruise's character vincent is the main character for many reasons firstly, they show Vincent first which instantly makes you think he is important and key to the film .Secondly ,also how he is the only person in the airport walking around wearing sunglass which gives the audience an impression that Vincent is a very mysterious character because he is trying to use the sunglasses to distance himself from everyone else.Thirdly, another reason why Tom Cruise's character would be portrayed as the main character because as he walks through the airport he is the only person that is in deep focus also when they show him he is walking in slow motion so that he can stand out.

Another main character in the Film is Jamie Foxx who's characters name is Max is a cab driver which is revealed to the audience in the next scene directly after Vincents airport scene. In Jamie's scene it shows the cab station were people are making lots of noise and shouting which is the diegetic sound in the opening sequence, but when Max(jamie Foxx) gets into his cab all of the noise stops which shows that Max is an alone character and doesn't really like to get involved with people, also when he gets into his cab he cleans which shows that he likes things his way and doesn't like mess and lastly, he also has a picture of a Island in his cab which he glances at which shows us that he has a goal that he is trying to achive because he doesn't like his job because he doesn't interact with any of his colleagues  which portrays him asa shy shallow person who's working because they desperately want to change their life style.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Production company names e.g. Columbia pictures

Rough draft of production companies.

Films(Night at the museum(2006)

Night at the Museum Poster
Yesterday night at the museum came on channel 4. The film is a comedy starring Ben stiller which is about a man who becomes a night guard at a museum and is completely unaware that all of the artifacts come alive at night, so on his first night of the job he runs into the skeleton of a T-Rex which gives him a bit a scare, overall I enjoyed to film because I like comedies and think fo them as a relaxing film because they are hilarious and have no plot but actually make's you think what is going to happen next, what will Ben Stillers character do. I also thought the film had a of Media studies parts in it about the things that we were learning before for example the Mise-en-scene of the museum and how a long shot is taken of the inside of the museum so that every key thing can fit into the frame especially after the T-Rex comes alive it makes you think what else is going to come alive and as the story goes on you find out that everything actually comes to life even little action figuires about 5 inches tall that start to talk and fight, and then start to insult Ben Stillers character because the see him as an abomination because his actually a normal sized human being but to them he is a giant hence the name they give him "Gigantour".

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Reason for chosen location

Their are many reasons why we have chosen to shoot our opening sequence at wandsworth common. Reasons such as it is a train station so it will be busy and have trains going and coming every five minutes which will be good to add to the film, another reason is that it is a quite area and not very crowded so there won't be any interuptions when filming it will also be free because there aren't gates which require us to tap in using our oyster so therefore we save money lastly, the area itself is ga good place to shoot because we can easily film a train going by which will be good to have in movie because it will make it look realistic.

More film ideas

Today my and my group came up with character names and titles for our opening sequence. Also we used the pictures that I took from ny location scouting and decided where some of parts of the opening sequence are going to be based at our location. Also we finally decided what film genre we we are doing which is a suspense thriller so we had to figure out how the opening sequence was going to suspense and one thing we did to do that was add a vague title which explains the opening sequence in full but no one will be able know that until they've seen the entire sequence from begining to end and pay close attention because every part is key , the name of the opening sequence will either be hit station or stationed hit.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

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