Tuesday, 12 October 2010

My 5 Fave Films

1. 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009)
Budget $7.5 million, USA Box Office $32 million, UK Box Office 4.7 million. I really enjoyed this movie because it kept me interested the whole way through. It contained all the qualities that make up a great film.

The Trailer

2. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010) 
Budget $160 million, USA Box Office $300 million, UK Box Office 35 million. I loved this movie because you had to think and fit the pieces together almost as if you were trying to predict the end. I found it truly amazing!

3. What Happens In Vegas (Tom Vaughan, 2008)
 Budget $35 million, USA Box Office $80.2 million, UK Box Office 8 million. I loved the main actors/actresses and how the chemistry between them brought humor to the big screen. The humor kept it fresh and exciting for the audience to watch.

4. Get Smart (Peter Segal, 2008)
 Budget $80 million, USA Box Office $130 million, UK Box Office 4.6 million. Steve Carrel is one of my favorite actors when it comes to comedy's and he brought a lot of energy to the movie.

5. Step Up (Anne Fletcher, 2006) 
Budget $12 million, USA Box Office $65.3 million, UK Box Office  4.3 million. I loved and was captivated by the dancing in this film and it made it really enjoyable for me to watch.

Monday, 11 October 2010

My Coursework Task

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:

These questions are all the factors that need to be considered when creating the coursework.

  • 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?
 G321 - Simplified Marking Criteria as 1 Sheet