Thursday, 26 April 2012

Evaluation Question 2

How does your media product represent particular social groups?

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Due to the impact of the deadline, and last minute editing, in order to make up for our computer crashing I have not had time to blog about our lovely title!

This was our initial thought for the title, in order to do this quickly we did a rough version on paint:

We then drew this out, as there is no font that could replicate our intention, I drew this out on to paper, then we took a picture of this and uploaded it to play around with on Adobe Photoshop.

On Photoshop we managed to find the correct colouring for our 'Elephant' and tidied it up.

Leaving us with this finished product for the end of our opening!!

We also had fun experimenting with the way to set out our Production Company title of 'Glitter Storm' at the beginning of our opening:

By writing on the glitter with the black background, we found the writing wasn't as clear as we'd hoped, so we then changed to a simple, yet effective alternative...

We then sped up the writing of the word 'Glitter Storm' in our opening.

Monday, 23 April 2012


Due to the ongoing problem with our footage disappearing, we noticed that we were missing a few vital scenes with Sam, our male protagonist. The biggest problem was that it wasn't possible to re-shoot again with Sam, because he is travelling in South America! So, we have had to disguise Jess as being a boy, and get around some of the shots by not showing her face, and wearing a hat.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


What film company would distribute your film?
I think that the film company Working Title would distribute our film, due to their main genre originally being relationship comedies, and with fairly similar personality traits in their protagonists as in our opening, and with similar views on 'love'. Such as the ones found in 'Bridget Jones', 'Love Actually' and 'Notting Hill'. Also, due to their first major box office hit in 1994 being 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.

What would the name of your Production Company be?

We have struggled to come up with a Production Company name that gives off the correct impression of the film type we would produce. As a rough, undecided idea we came up with the name 'GLITTER STORM' due to the more feminine reference with 'GLITTER', yet, paired with 'STORM' still creates a powerful and indirect air. If we choose to stick with this, we have planned to spell this out in glitter of some sort, but still uncertain.

What classification would your film be and why? 

I think our film would be classed a 12A from the BBFC, due to our intentions of having no sex, strong language or drug use. Although perhaps a 12 year old may not be able to relate and fully engage with the plot, the choice is still available to their parents, and they may thoroughly enjoy the more slapstick comedy moments. '500 Days of Summer' is also a 12A and i would agree that our opening fits in the same borderline and style, with occasional rather mature scenes, that children under the age of 12 may not appreciate.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


This is where our outside footage is being filmed:

Hopefully we will capture the sun through the trees for our establishing shot.


Both websites are reassuring, as the weather looks to hold out, and be suitable for our filming tomorrow. If the small amount of rain does occur we will shoot our inside footage then. As long as some sun is visible, in order to create the right effect.

Thursday, 9 February 2012


Due to the help of our questionnaires, there has been a common like, and recognition for the protagonists to be dressed 'cosy' and in big, unfitted winter clothes. They feel it helps with the quirky feel, and allows time for the personality, before image to be conveyed from the character, focusing mainly on the simple face too, creating an early relationship with the audience. These are some costume idea's i've been thinking of for Becca's character:

Monday, 30 January 2012


We are currently handing this out to a variety of ages (11-31) in order to find out what is most popular among Rom-Coms. Questionnaire for Rom Com Research

ROUGH title

This is our very very very rough idea for our films title logo. Due to the rather weird name we still want a quirky, yet romantic title. We want the word 'Elephant' to be in quite chunky 'old-school' bubble writing, with the 'juice' being classic, and girly, hopefully appealing to our female audience.

Our script!


Monday, 9 January 2012


This is another one of our friends, Sam, we think his face and style will be ideal for the dressed up, attractive and sophisticated look we want our male protagonist to give off, but in fact, when his character is truly revealed he is lazy, scruffy and rude! These qualities are often possessed by many guys in Rom-Coms, that don't meet their presentation from the exterior!

These male actors have each played characters similar to that of Sam in their films. Ryan Reynolds, Aaron Johnson, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bartha (above) all have simlar stance in their masculinity, with dark hair, smart attire, yet the same kind of energy with their acting, they can all be seen as 'Bad Boys'.


This is our female protagonist, a friend of ours called Becca. We think her short brown hair, fairly simple face structure, yet pretty brown eyes will suit our wintery feel, and when in seasonal clothing will succeed in looking like the conventional 'Rom-Com Girl'.

These are some actresses that have inspired our choice. I think their look is endearing as Audrey Tautou, Carey Mulligan, Daisy Lowe and Zooey Deschanel (above) have subtle features, with a good complexion and a pleasant face that becomes more interesting and pretty to an audience member as the film continues.

Friday, 6 January 2012


We like the idea of the titles being part of the scene, and fitting in to what is being focussed on i.e. letters made on a dinner plate, bottom of an empty ice cream tub, side of a ceral box and on a tissue.

This opening of Ex Drummer is a good demonstration of the way in which the titles appear on objects that they pass, and are only shown for a short amount of time, leaving the focus on the plot going on.