1. Avatar - James Cameron, 2009.
Budget - $237 Million! US box office takings - $760 Million! UK box office takings - £93 Million! Avatar is my favourite film because it was such an amazing creation and the story line was fantastic, it had everything in this film; action, romance, fantasy. All round fantastic!
2. The Hangover - Todd Phillips, 2009.
Budget - $35 Million! US box office takings - $277 Million! UK box office takings - £22 Million! The Hangover is the funniest film I have ever seen outrageous storyline and brilliant acting!
3. Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino, 2009.
Budget - $70 Million! US box office takings - $120 Million! UK box office takings - £10 Million! This was the best I've seen from Tarantino, sheer brilliance, unbelievable violence Incorporated with quality acting and a very good story line!
4. Kill Bill - Quentin Tarantino, 2003.
Budget $55 Million! US box office takings - $70 Million! UK box office takings - £11 Million! This was a fantastic creation from Tarantino, the music and effects created by him in this film for special, violence was done extremely well!
5. The Guardian - Andrew Davis, 2006.
Budget $70 Million! US box office takings - $55 Million! UK box office takings - £2 Million! This film was moving, heroic and all round great. The acting in this was brilliant and I felt the storyline was awesome!
Friday, 8 October 2010
THE BRIEFYour mission is to carry out the following brief:
Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate(s), with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source.
The coursework is worth 50% of the AS (same at A2) and the marking (detailed later) is divided into 3 sections:
RESEARCH AND PLANNING: 20%
Even before you start shooting (let alone planning) your production, you need to keep this final stage in mind. If you start (b)logging notes on this now it will save you a lot of stress as the final deadline (in May!) approaches. You are tasked with answering these questions (see below for details on how this is marked):
- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
- How does your media product represent particular social groups?
- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
- Who would be the audience for your media product?
- How did you attract/address your audience?
- What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
- Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?