Monday, 2 May 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Today 3 members of our group, James, Ghanshyam & Thomas, went up to London, Southbank, to film our establishing shots of the iconic landmarks. Shooting went well, the weather was perfect and so was the lighting. We managed to film the majority of the shots on our storyboard with relative ease. Some of the shots came out blurry but we made sure that we filmed each shot at least 2/3 times.
There was one issue with the Houses of Parliament show however. We didn't know beforehand that there was construction work on the Houses of Parliament. This meant that we couldn't get the shot we wanted to get originally and meant we had to improvise and change the shot when we got there. We weren't able to find out when this construction was due to be finished so we will have to go back at a later date and re-film the shot regardless. We managed to film in all the locations we wanted to including; the Houses of Parliament, Mi6 building and the River Thames. We also filmed our time lapse shot in Trafalgar Square with relative ease.
On the 16th of February in half term our group has planned to go up to London in order to take pictures of our locations and start filming for our title sequence. We will film our establishing shots which open our sequence. The locations we will go to in order to film these are: Vauxhall Bridge (MI6 building), Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. There may be other places where we decide to get a shot of during the time we are there but the places stated are locations we will almost definitely visit.
This sequence is very fast paced and takes on the perspective of a fuse. The audience is put in a position where they are almost following the fuse and it takes them through a lot of key scenes from the film itself. The fuse itself is key iconography as it connotes explosions and danger or violence. These elements are all extremely common in spy and action films.
During the sequence there is also a car chase. Again this is typical of an action/spy film and is key iconography which is used effectively as the audience instantly recognises this and associates the film with the genre. This also helps them to know the sort of theme that the film will follow and what the action will be like throughout the film.
All of this is accompanied by a very generic soundtrack which has also become extremely recognisable with this genre. It is very dramatic which suits the fast pace.
This film is also a spy film which fits into the genre my group chose for our title sequence. The sequence shows off some of the key iconography and codes and conventions of this genre.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
FONT DESIGN RESEARCH & PREPARATION:
Today we begun to research into different typographies; here are some we discovered that we are all particularly fond of - all have been sourced from www.DaFont.com.
In spite of today's research, we are still continuing to look. The font choice is significant to us because it is one of the most crucial pieces of iconography within our sequence, we feel it necessary to perfect. Whilst these fonts are all good to differing degrees, they all lack the significant aspect that we are seeking, which is why we are continuing our research.