Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Title

The Title

I decided to look into different film titles to find ideas for what we could call our film. The name of our film is really important, as it needs to sum up the film, give a clue as to what sort of film it will be, and encourage people to watch it. Most action thriller movie titles fall into certain categories. Below are the categories, and examples of movies in those groups.

     Titles relating to character

  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Dark Knight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sherlock Holmes

     Sophisticated words relating to plot

  • Memento
  • Inception
  • Prisoners
  • Psycho
  • Taken

     Words relating to a place/organisation

  • Casino Royale
  • Spectre
  • Everest
  • Shutter Island
  • Fight Club

     Ideas for our title

We decided to brainstorm ideas for titles for our film, focussing on the areas highlighted above. Since our story beyond the opening is very vague and unknown, we decided not to use a name for our title but instead focus on words. We thought of words that might relate to words in our film, used a thesaurus to find more complex synonyms for them, and even tried translating a few into different languages. Below is our brainstorm:



We decided to base our title around the word 'hidden' coming up with words such as 'veiled', 'private', and 'cover'. Crystal then took the best words and started trying out different variations of them to see what titles we could come up with. Below is the refined list of titles we have come up with:


     The title

After a discussion in our group and a small vote, we decided that the best, most intriguing and most suitable title for our film is 'Veiled Fa├žade', as it has an air of mystery to it and creates a sense of suspense. It also sounds like a title for a professional action thriller film.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Sound Effects

Sound Effects

As well as having music in our film, we also needed sound effects. These are important as they make the film feel more real. We watched our film through and wrote down every sound that we expected to hear, e.g. footsteps, thuds, fabric noises. We then went through and thought about how we could get each sound, deciding whether we would get it online (providing it was royalty-free) or make it ourselves using foley. In the end we decided to make most of our sounds using foley, as getting them online would be hard due to copyright, plus we could tailor sounds we made ourselves to the exact way we wanted them. Below is a list of the sound effects we needed & how we could get them, and a short behind the scenes video of us recording foley.



Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Rough Edit

Rough Edit

We have made a rough edit of our film. It still needs some work, but it is a good idea of what it might look like. We still need to add sound effects, change the music slightly and come up with a look for the title. For now, however, here is our edit:



Saturday, 9 January 2016

A Conversation About Continuity Editing

A Conversation About Continuity Editing

When making a film, continuity is very important to ensure a film makes sense and can be enjoyed without the viewer being distracted by issues with continuity. We made an audio recording of a conversation we had about continuity editing within our opening, discussing techniques such as match on action, shot/reverse-shot and the 180 degree rule.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sound

Sound

We have decided to add most of our sound in post, as there is very little, if any, actual sound in our scene. Also, carrying around an audio recorder will be difficult and unnecessary, plus it would just be another thing to think about.


     Music

We will be using royalty free music composed by Ben Worley and Triune Scores. The tracks have been broken down into their component parts and so are very customisable. There is an excellent selection of dark and tense music which will work very well.
The Music