Friday, 7 November 2008

Thriller Feedback

We are pleased with the feedback that we got from the rest of the class. The majority of the class found the subtitles very effective and relative to the theme, the medical props used made it clear what the theme of the thriller was. The music was appropriate and fitted well with the genre. The thriller used a variety of shots. Bacteria and heart monitor shot where very effective.

This feedback will be very useful for our individuals evaluations


Wednesday, 5 November 2008

FInal Cut deadline!

Today we have to give in our thriller sequence for the last time...argh!!

So the aim of today is to make things as smooth as possible between the transition of shots, change certain shots from day to night and sort out the very last shot which is the title of the film.


Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Here is our roughcut :D


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

after shooting

In the end we choose not to shoot in addenbrookes hospital. We found suitable places in college in shoot instead.
Subtitles - For the subtitles we got a canvas and used a pipette to dripped fake blood down to create a good effect.
Recordings - For the heart monitor and bacteria we borrowed them off the internet so that they looked more realistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwzDydciWc - Bacteria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVC7c0l9HEE&feature=related - Heart Monitor
when filming our shots we made changes to a few to adapt to our new setting.
We are now editing the shots ready for our rough cut dead line.


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Shooting schedule

Here are the shots in the order we are going to shoot them in.

Addenbrookes hospital shots:
1. Long shot - zoom into corridor
4. Close up - Still shot of doctors badge
5. Medium shot - Zoom onto equipment
10. Medium shot - Follow doctor walking

Subtitle shots:
2. "sam" - blood dripping down
6. "kerry" - blood dripping down
9. "Richard" - blood dripping down
12. "Emily" - blood dripping down
16. "George" - blood dripping down
17. - "TITLE"

Shot we can just shoot at college:
3. Close up, Still shot - Hand holding needle
8. Close up - Someones arm bleeding (using blood and cuts)
13. Close up - Of eye
14. Medium shot - Arm with needle poking in it
15. Close up, flash shot - Bacteria moving (seperating)
7. Close up - Bacteria moving
11. Medium shot - Blood dripping down heart monitor


What other groups thought about our story board

Following the screening of our story boards to the class we solicited feedback form all the other groups. We then took on board what they said and decided what we were going to do about it.
Here is what was said about our story board:

1. Frames need to be more detailed
2. Frames are a good length
3. Music was suitable and fitted quite well
4. The plot was original
5. The subtitles were good and the blood was effective

After talking about what the other groups said we discussed it and we have decided to leave our story board as it is. We have decided this because it was mainly positive feedback and we know what we are doing in each shot.


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Shooting schedule

We have booked our shoot for Thursday. During this time we hope to be able to shoot in addenbrookes however, if we do not get permission then we have a contingency plan which is to shoot at college along one of the science corridors. We will then do all our subtitle shots

shot list

Shot no: Shot Framing: Action: Info:

1 Long shot, Zoom in Corridor

2 Subtitle "Sam"- blood dripping down

3 Close up still shot- hand holding the needle Needle

4 Close up Still shot of doctors badge In hospital, doctors
doctors badge

5 medium shot Zoom in of equipment Tray, towel, bowl, any
hosp equipment

6 Subtitle "Kerry" - blood dripping

7 Close up bacteria moving water, petri dish,
coloured beads

8 Close up someones arm bleeding Cuts. blood

9 Subtitle "Richard" - blood dripping

10 Medium shot Following the "doctor" walking Doctors outfit

11 Medium shot Blood dripping down the heart monitor Heart monitor

12 Subtitle "Emily" - blood dripping blood

13 Close up Flash shot Of someones eye

14 Medium shot Flash shot Arm with needle in it Needle

15 Close up Flash shot Bacteria moving (seperating) Petri dish, water, beads

16 Subtitle "George" - blood dripping Blood

17 "TITLE "


the week ahead

Things we are planning to achieve by the end of the week:
We are trying to gain permission from addenbrookes to film there and then if not re locate.
Try and successfully shoot all our shots.
Complete a shot list.
Get our props together from wardrobe.


Friday, 10 October 2008

animatic of thriller sequence


Wednesday, 8 October 2008

costume list

doctors costume, because to make it clear to the audience that it is set in a hospital. it also means you cant see the full identity of the doctor.


Prop List

Prop list:
Needles . we chose to use needles because this is how our disease is going to be spread.
Surgical equipment, we need these to set the scene of out thriller, as it is based in a hospital
fake blood , we need this for a subtitle shots.
A heart monitor, we need this for the hospital shots
a hospital id badge, we can make one of these
a dish of bacteria, for this we may need to use a petri dish water and beads.


Friday, 3 October 2008

Initial ideas for thriller

A new discovered disease that is incurable, its been developed in hospitals through needles, it has been described as being ten times worse than MRSA for examples blood tests. We will have effective flashing images of needles , hospital equipment , wards and corridors. We will include subtitles and a blood dripping motif that will then cut to action shots. The music will crescendo towards a build up of flashing images towards the end of the sequence. There will be unidentified doctors and patients. A simple bold font is faded for the subtitles however not sure what font it will be as yet.


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

student analysis of thriller

This trailer used typical conventions of a thriller such as a kidnap as their scenario. The music created tension and suspense whilst showing helpless victims such as the teenage girl and a psycho man. The black and red lighting foreshadowed something bad was going to happen during the film. All these things led to numerous questions at the end of the sequence such as, "Why was the girls being kidnapped?".


Monday, 15 September 2008