Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tittle and Tagline

Tittle: Escape Reality 

The title of the film works well due to the fact that it has a double meaning. On one hand it could make reference to the fact that the characters are entering the house in an attempt to escape from their day-today lives or their own reality. On the other hand it suggest that the characters are trying to escape from the reality show that puts their lives at risk. 

Tagline: 'Who Dies, He Decides' 

The tagline for the film 'who dies? he decides' is a pun, derived from the big brother tagline; 'who goes? you decide'. This immediately tells the the reader that the film is based on some kind of reality show, and attracts viewers of the big brother franchise.

Shot List

In order to help us plan our shooting process, as part of the production of our horror trailer, Leslie-Anne and I came up with a shot list. The shot list is arranged in order of shot location, rather than the order the shot appears within the trailer, meaning we are not constantly changing locations, saving time. This is also practised in the film industry, as it saves money.

The shots list informs us of the location of the shot, the type of shot, the length of the shot, the camera movement, as well as the camera angle. 

Storyboard: 'Escape Reality' trailer

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We created a storyboard in order to visually represent the narrative within our trailer. The storyboard is an integral part of the planning process, greatly helping in the positioning of characters and props, when it comes to actual filming. Our storyboard is broken down into different scenes, with one scene being on each page, allowing the storyboard to correlate with the shot list. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Screenplay of 'Escape Reality'

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We made our screenplay using the pre-production software Celtex. Using Celtex greatly increased the speed and ease in which were able to work. Celtex had a template which we were able to type our screenplay into, this meant that character names, props, locations, speech and directions were all in the right format. Once we had input the days we were filming into Celtex, it created a production schedule for us. The production schedule will allow us to know what actors and props we will need on particular days, as well as what locations we will need to film in. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The synopsis of 'Escape Reality'

Escape Reality

A deadbeat producer preys on a group of fame hungry teenagers living the reality dream.  Alice, eager to pull the silver spoon out of her mouth, enters the house to irritate her parents and turn her back on her private education. Stacy, who was born to be famous, is used to unwanted male attention, but finds herself unable to escape the camera’s stare. Even tough boy Josh struggles to escape the screenplay in which his character makes an early departure.

The unlucky seven wannabes have barely finished sipping their champagne when the producer starts to have his wicked way with them. Who dies? He decides.

This is the Synopsis for 'Escape Reality'. I think that it is successful in the fact that it creates a sense of enigma surrounding the film. However, it does not give away the resolution to the plot, it simply states the disruption of the equilibrium and to some extent shows how the characters attempts to repair the equilibrium. This leaves the reader wanting to see the film to discover how and which characters survive. The synopsis also introduces the main characters, and hints at what  might happen to them later on in the film.