Friday, 13 March 2009


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Evaluation Question 1

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

we took inspiration from films such as green street, rise of the footsoldier and the business. we tried to use some of their conventions in our opening sequence. They

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Monday, 2 March 2009



Evaluation Questions

The following questions must be answered in your evaluation PowerPoint:

1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?

5. How did you attract/address your audience?

6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?

7. Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?


Friday, 27 February 2009



A Universal Production
Wheel Chair Films
Roger Stem
William Baxter
Vanessa Caston
Costume Design by Nenad Kocki
Art Direction by James L. Starski
Production Design by Bruce Stuart
Casting by Paul Wester
Film Editing by Travis Pitts
Cinematography by Karl Mensar
Original Music by Vladimir Hertz
Produced by Micheal T. Carter
Directed by Igor Osmik
Friday Night Fights

Friday, 30 January 2009


Tuesday, 27 January 2009


Mood Board
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Friday, 23 January 2009


Initial Ideas

We first had the idea of a film involving football hooligans, We then changed this idea because we were only had very limited choices of location and also only had three people to film. This made it difficult for us to produce an opening sequence around that idea.


We then had the idea of A man losing his job, he handles this badly and decides to drown his sorrows in a local park, as a result of this he passes out. We had the idea of his troubles worsening before they got better. It shows how people handle real life situations. Our character grew up in a bad area where drinking, drug use and violence where a real problem.


In this opening sequence we are going to have a narrator, they are going to tell the audience what is happening with the man in our film. We thought this would be a good idea because it would show accurately how the man acts in bad situations. The narrator will also introduce the character very quickly into the film.


The main character in our film, is the man that loses his job, he is going to be a 'chav'. The reason he loses his job is due to having a bad attitude and dressing inappropriately. Another character we have in the film is the mans boss, he will be very serious and and domineering over our the 'chav'.


We have two main locations in the opening sequence, the first main location is the man place of work. This is going to be where his first piece of bad luck happens.(He loses his job)

The second main location in the film is the park bench, this is where the man drowns his sorrows, this is going to show him coping with the real life situation very badly.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Final logo

Initially we had the idea of a quirky logo, however we then added a serious edge to this, with the use of animatics and sound.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

We had an original idea for our logo as a lightening bolt, however we discovered that another group was using a similar idea for theirs, so we then decided to create a more original and unique logo , this is when we came up with the idea of 'Wheelchair Films'. We were going for a more quirky and fun idea for our logo and steered away for the more serious idea of 'bolt productions'.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Snatch Opening Sequence

We have chosen to analyse this film because it is an iconic British film and it is written and directed by a British man- Guy Ritchie. We have chosen to do a British social drama for our project.

Camera Work
A lot of the sequence is of television screens with CCTV footage of the characters going into the building and up to the room. Once they are in the room and get their guns out the camera starts to move and is freehand.

Very fast pace once they get the guns out and steal the diamonds. it slows down when they are in the van but speeds up again after that. It freezes to show the names of each character and has a coloured background each time with the image played with. Transitions used as well.

Jewish music as the footage is shown of them in the building. In the van the music is light and builds up to the fast paced music afterwards. At the start when they are in the building you hear them talking.

They are dressed up as Jews at start with fake beards etc. The CCTV is black and white at this stage. It goes to full screen and colour when they get in the room. They have guns as props, and also the diamonds when they get them. After the title is shown the light is darker and the characters are introduced.

Some titles in black rectangles on the CCTV and screen when they are getting the diamonds. 'SNATCH' in white in front of diamond, which spins round 360 degrees. Characters' names are in white with different coloured backgrounds and an image of their face.

  • The audience assumes all of the people working in the office are Jewish. The men are all involved in crime, as we see early on. They are given different roles such as the older one and the hard one.
  • The first location is in what is presumably a Jewish-run bank with a Jewish community, which the men are pretending to be involved in.
    The men are shown after that in a a warehouse and then a pub- showing they probably like drinking.
  • There is a cultural reference to the Jewish community, and they are also talking about the bible.
  • The genre is crime.

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Friday, 28 November 2008