Unit 1: The Grand Budapest Hotel: LO1 D1

 

This scene is quite important to the overall film without a lot of people realizing it, since it shows you how important Zero is to Mr. Gustav by when the soldiers try to take Zero away and Mr. Gustav gets up and gets into a fight and says one of the most well known lines in the whole movie “Get your hands off my lobby boy”. It also introduces a new character The Chief, that already knows Mr. Gustav and has a special relationship with him and he has a very special place in his heart, who also re appears later on in the movie when he as to capture Mr. Gustav. The movie also sort of comes back to this scene at the end when they are on a train again and they get stopped by Nazis and Mr. Gustav gets taken off the train and shot (which you do not see but Zero tells you). So this scene is setting up a lot things that happen later on in the movie.

The shots are very symmetrical, for example in the 2:22 minute you can see Zero on the left, Mr. Gustav on the right and the Chief right in the middle, the ratio of the screen feels a lot like a square or a box which makes sense seeing that they technically are in a box on a train and just helps the audience feel like they are actually there in the train carriage with the characters.

When the train stops and the date appears on screen it slides on in the directions that the train was moving and you know which way the train was moving because of this. Mr. Gustav also says “Why are we stopping in a barley field?” which is telling us two things: where they have stopped and that it isn’t a normal/weird place to stop.

The scene has vast amount of different shots, such as: a two shot of Zero and Mr. Gustav looking out of the window, a wide shot showing the whole room/carriage where you can see Zero, Mr. Gustav, and the soldiers at the door, one shots of Mr. Gustav and Zero where you can still see the hands of the soldier so that you know what he is doing, there is also a close up on the soldiers name tag so that the viewer knows what Mr. Gustav is looking at and what he is talking about.

There is a very dramatic bit in the scene where the three characters exchange eye contact with each other while dramatic music plays every time that they change the character that they show to represent the tension in the situation that is happening. This is in the 1:02 minute.

At 0:57 until 1:24 there is a lot of insulting and offensive words said such as: bloody, assholes and facists. The words coming out of Mr. Gustav’s mouth show how much he has grown to care about Zero during their time together and it is  complete change of personality from what he was like before and after the incident, seeing that he was extremely friendly to the soldiers, acting very calm and as if he knew them trying to make conversation and by trying to make some comedy out of a very serious matter.

When you hear a whistle being blow in the 1:22 minute everything seems to suddenly stop for this one man that walks in dressed slightly differently to the rest representing that he is superior than the other soldiers.

They also have a complete separate shot for when the Chief hands Mr. Gustav the card, showing us what he just gave Mr. Gustav and what Mr. Gustav is reading and why it’s so important.

Overall the purpose, form, content and meaning come together in such as way that it really speaks to the target audience, since they are looking for beauty and in this film they will find it. With little details constantly on screen giving the scene a bit of more meaning behind it and making a bit more artistic and give it a deeper meaning.

 

Unit 1: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Content and Meaning

Content: in this scene all of the shots a very symmetrical, when it’s a one shot of Mr. Gustav  he is perfectly placed in the middle of the frame with Zero to the left slightly out of focus in the background, then a to a one shot of the old woman who is also perfectly centred in the middle of the frame, then to a two shot of both of them at the table which is also a very symmetrical shot with the open window in the middle, there a rose on the table to show that the two of them are lovers, then you can tell it’s breakfast by the type of food that’s on the table (croissants, eggs, toast, juice) and by how the sun id just starting to come out over the mountains.

The camera changes to a two shot as soon as she says “I’m not leaving”, so that you can see both their reactions.

There is also swearing in this scene with one use of the word “Fuck” in the 26th second when she asks him to come with her and he responds “To fucking Lutz?”.

There is also a bit of blasphemy in the scene when in the 38th second when he says “Oh dear God”.

The scene changes from the one shot of the woman to the one shot of Mr. Gustav then to the two shot of both of them at the table.

There is music in the background which is building up throughout the whole, coming up to it’s peek when Mr. Gustav tries to relax the woman by giving her a loving speak but the music suddenly stops when on the 38th second when Mr. Gustav says “Oh dear God, what have you done to your fingernails?”.

The final bit of the scene shows Mr. Gustav sat down holding hands with the elderly woman in the elevator, with Zero standing  behind them with the woman’s suitcase and the elevator operator to the left of the frame (but still in front of Zero). This shot isn’t as symmetrical as the others but you do get the sensation that you are in the elevator with them and they do not cut any character a  lot from the shot all of them have been cut out just below the knees.

Meaning: Zero is in the background and out of focus to show that he is still important enough to be in the shot but not as important as Mr. Gustav to be right in the middle of the frame and in focus, Mr. Gustav is smiling to show how happy he is to see and be with the person that he sat opposite. The woman seems very nervous like a dog that has just met another dog, she looks around not really knowing what to say. You can tell that she is a very rich woman by all of the jewels, necklaces, earrings and rings that she is wearing.  A lot of the dialogue is shown in a two shot so that you can see both of their reactions while they are talking, but when the director wants you to see the reaction of just one person he cuts to their one shot. Then back again to a 2 shot when the woman is trying to convince Mr. Gustav to come with her and she puts her hands together like she is praying to him to come with her.

There is a rose on the table to show that the two of them are lovers, then you can tell it’s breakfast by the type of food that’s on the table (croissants, eggs, toast, juice) and by how the sun is just starting to come out over the mountains.

When Mr. Gustav starts to grabs to show her that he loves her the music in the background starts to build up but suddenly stops when he realizes the vanish on her fingernails and begins to talk about how he doesn’t approve and basically starts to insult it.

Then shot changes to them in elevator. The elevator controller is standing there looking into the background blankly not moving showing how important his role is, to only change floors and control the elevator. Zero is behind him holding the woman’s suitcase also looking blankly into the background not moving also showing how little importance he is to couple. Mr. Gustav and the woman are sitting down to show how superior they are than the other people in the elevator. The woman is wearing a lot of warm clothing to show how cold it is outside, she is also wearing  big cross around her neck showing that she is religious. She is holding onto Mr. Gustav as though her life depended on it which makes sense seeing that this whole scene is based around the fact that she thinks that she is going to die and that she wants him to come with her. The scene ends with her outing her head on his shoulder to represent how much she is going to miss him.

VFX UNIT 44 VISUL EFFECTS FOR TV AND FILM

M1: Storybords done, Script done,

Sound: there are 8 different sounds in the whole video, 6 of which are songs and the others and sound effects. The order of the sounds used (including songs) are: City Background Sound Effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8.Tardis from Doctor Who Sound Effect  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8. Architects-Day In Day Out (song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjbWMEl6MZ8. Tardis from Doctor Who Sound Effect  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8. Forest Background Sound Effect Tardis from Doctor Who Sound Effect  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8.

Follow the yellow brick karaoke version from the film The Wizard Of Oz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjvlyWzaC8

Tardis from Doctor Who Sound Effect  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8.

Gates of heaven soundtrack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3KQHPVd74k.

Tardis from Doctor Who Sound Effect  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gf1X7yMFf8.

Funeral bells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBrmSkiyJUo and in the same segment there is a sound effect playing at the same time as the funeral bells. It is sound effect from Friday the 13th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT0cg1eL0AM.

Mise en scene: for every background that appears the music and sound  that is playing is very similar to the background. For example: during  the city background the sound is a of a busy city centre (people on the phone, cars moving, car horns going off) This hsows that the character has a very busy and stressful lifestyle. During the teleporting scene I have the still from Black Ops 3 zombies teleporter and the sound is the tardis teleporting from Doctor Who, this shows how the character moves from loctions to easily and quickly. In the concert scene the background is people doing a wall f death punching each other and being quite violent to each other while very heavy music is being playes, this shows how the character in his younger years wanted to be rebellious and different.

In the forest scene there is birds signing in the the background, rain hitting the leaves,it represents how the character also enjoyed a relaxing, natural, peaceful environment. In the yellow brick road scene I have the song Follow The Yellow Brick Road from the movie The Wizard Of Oz, this shows how although the character lived in the city and tried to be rebellious he still enjoyed classic and childish movies. In the scene where the character is in the clouds there is heavenly music is playing to represent that the character is going to heaven. In the final scene the background is in a cemetery, funeral church bells are playing, and Jason from the movie Friday the 13th is saying chi  chi chi ah ah ah, all of this represents tht the character is dead.

Productions directions: first we are going to set up the green screen, get the lights set up and make sure that the lighting is right and smooth throughout the green screen and that there isn’t a lot of shadows by making someone sit in the actors place and move the lights round til there isn’t a lot of shadows. Then we set all the adjustments on the camera. We create the ball of bluetack on the floor. Start recording. The camera is being hand held and starts following the ball around. Going behind the characters head. Tracking in and out of the ball. Then when there is about 20-30 seconds left the camera focuses on the characters headphone and starts to follow the cable t=and stops when it reaches the headphone jack. Lightning strikes (visual effect) and the character drops the ball of bluetack (off camera). Then the camera moves to the ball and stays there.

Planned visual effects: green screening (changing the background), lightning strikes the headphone jack, and black and white filter on the whole film.

For the visual effects we have planned we will have to use a green screen (both wall and floor), a DSLR camera (handheld). 4 lights to light up the set and make, cancel out shadows and make the green screen a smooth shade of green.

P2: Treatment: the film is man sitting down on a chair playing with bluetack who is also tied to chair by the cable of the headphones that he is wearing. He teleports to different locations throughout his life and every time he teleports he disintegrates more.

Script: done

Storyboard: done

Recce: the studio is a very open space to put the lights up correctly with a total of 16 electrical plugs with a main control panel where we can control the level of lighting . Although the studio is big and open the green screen is quiet small and there is cracks on the green screen on the floor and it is dirty, so we will have to clean ir before hand.

Risk Assessment: college

Production Schedule: college

 

Unit 1 . LO1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Competitors:

-The competitors the movie by it’s style: Birdman, that  was made by: Regency Pictures, New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Enterprises, Worldview  Enterprises. Boyhood was made by: IFC Productions, Detour Filmproduction, Cinetic Media. The Imitation Game was made by: Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive.

 

-The competitors it had in that year: Warner Bros. released a lot of popular movies in 2014, such as: The Lego Movie, Godzilla, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. Walt Disney Pictures released in 2014: Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Paramount Pictures released: Noah, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

-The competitors it had in general: the major companies that film had as competition were: Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures  Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, DreamWorks Studios.

The reason why 21st Century Fox does not appear on the list is because they distributed The Grand Budapest Hotel, so they would of been an ally to the film and not competition.

 

LO1 Web Authoring and Design Unit 34

Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/

Purpose: amazon is a comercial website that sells a whole variety of things, there is actually very little things that you can’t buy on there, you can even buy food. Why amazon became so popular is because is sells their products at a low price. They buy the products from a supplier than sell them to the public.

Visitor Needs: the visitor goes to the website to buy something at a low price and to not have to leave your house to do so. You pay for it online then get it delivered to your house ,it is a lot easier for the buyer.

Information Flow: the homepage has a slideshow with some of their latest offers, then it starts to show items that it will think you will be interested in by items that you have looked at in the past and other items you have looked at on separate site by using cookies. Also on the homepage you can access all of the different categories that there are, you can also access your account and check up on your orders.  The website has a consistent design throughout.

Features: since amazon is a commercial website they have a section to create an account, check up on orders, go on to exact categories, there is a search bar, a communication part to be able to contact amazon in case you have a problem or a complaint.

Benefits: the main benefits of the website would be the low prices of the items, and the fact that you do not have to leave your house through out the whole process.

Content: amazon has a lot of products, there is not a lot of things that they do not sell, you can clothes, video games, meat, drinks, books, etc.

-Game

http://www.game.co.uk/

Purpose: this is a commercial website that mainly focuses on selling video games and related items such as figuring ,etc

Visitor Needs: the visitor will go on the website to buy a buy, to see when a game is released, or to see if the store has the game in stock.

Information Flow: the website is very consistent in it’s design throughout the website, for every product the give a good description on what the game is about.

Features: the homepage has a search bar, coming soon section, what deals they have on at the moment, the games that they have for every console, sign in for your own account, find a store near you, what products you have bought. The website also has a contact sheet to be able to talk to the company so you can talk to them if you have any questions or any complaints.

Benefits: it saves the customer the trouble of trying to find a store in a town or city that they don’t know, they see if a product is in stock in a particular store, they can also can buy the product on the internet and decided weather the product that they bought gets delivered to their house (so then the customer does not have to leave the house) or weather they go and pick it up from the store.

Content: the website tells you what games and collectibles they sell in which stores, how much they cost, what makes the products good, where the stores are.

-Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/

Purpose: to sell items that you no longer and receive money for them, and to buy second hand items for a cheap amount of money.

Visitor Needs: to buy an item but maybe they do not want to pay a lot of money for a brand new one of they do not have enough money to buy an item brand new and they badly need it

Information Flow: the website has the same structure throughout, although it has too many adverts for other items for my liking, but it always has the logo, search bar, and the category bar. Every product has a price and a description, with a delivery date and it has an option whether you want to buy it or want to place a bid.

Features: the site has a search bar, a list of suggested items and a list of categories. A sign into your account or make a new, a notification bar,  offers, sell, and a help bar. When looking at an item you can decide to buy it now (if available) or to place a bid. You can also zoom into the photo of the product. There is also a lot of links at the bottom of the page such as: how to buy, events, offers, ebay mobil, how to sell, ebay enterprise, how to contact ebay, legal advise and other countries.

Benefits: it is a good place to buy a lot of different types of second hand items such as: cars, phones, games, clothes, etc. You can also sell your own items and say what price you want for your item.

Content: it is basically just people selling items, but they can be very rare such as very rare playing cars or collectible items, how much they cost, where the item is coming from, when it will be delivered, why it is different to the rest.

VFX TASK 1

/What the visual effects is: Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. Visual effects using computer generated imagery has recently become accessible to the Independent filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.

So basically, anything that’s difficult to film thy edited in visual effects to achieve it. For example, the earth breaking into 4 different pieces and then exploding, is impossible to film so we use visual effects for all the broken of pieces of the planet floating in space. This is a very obviously example of visual effects. A lot of time we use visual effects in more subtle areas. For example, if there’s a scene in the story that needs to be in another country, an imaginary location or a city in the future/past. It’s just inefficiency to go to another country or build a set. Visual effects in these situation are really helpful, although if not spent a lot of time/money on it is noticeable that you are using visual effects.

What is required to create the visual effect:

Green Screen: in film and video techniques such as chromakey a blue or green background in front of which moving subjects are filmed and which allows a separately filmed background to be added to the final image.

Green screening is a technique for compositing (layering) two images together. A color range in the top layer is made transparent, revealing another image behind. Also known as the chroma keying technique, it is commonly used in video production and post-production.

 

DSLR Camera: is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras.

 

Adobe Premiere Pro: is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs.

Adobe After Effects: The most commonly used visual effects software. It’s primary uses include motion graphics (title intros and logo animations) and compositing (adding fake stuff into live footage). This program is great for beginners to visual effects. It’s ease of use and wide range of uses make it the perfect tool for Indy filmmaking and small productions teams..It is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs.

How visual effects is Created:

Motion Tracking: you can track the movement of an object and then apply the tracking data for that movement to another object—such as another layer or an effect control point—to create compositions in which images and effects follow the motion. You can also stabilize motion, in which case the tracking data is used to animate the tracked layer to compensate for movement of an object in that layer. You can link properties to tracking data using expressions, which opens up a wide variety of uses.

Motion Capture: you can track the movement of an object and then apply the tracking data for that movement to another object—such as another layer or an effect control point—to create compositions in which images and effects follow the motion. You can also stabilize motion, in which case the tracking data is used to animate the tracked layer to compensate for movement of an object in that layer. You can link properties to tracking data using expressions, which opens up a wide variety of uses.

Rotoscoping: it traces motion picture footage, frame by frame, when realistic action is required. Originally, photographed live-action movie images were projected onto a glass panel and re-drawn by an animator. This projection equipment is referred to as a Rotoscope. Although this device was eventually replaced by computers, the process is still referred to as Rotoscoping. In the visual effects industry, the term Rotoscoping refers to the technique of manually creating a matte for an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over another background.

Dynamic & Simulators: they are Animations that take place in a virtual world inside the computer software and in order for these forces to interact and move objects we have ‘solvers’, which are basically mathematical code that intends to control the virtual world in the same way the real world behaves. There are many types of solvers, depending on what effect we want to achieve; fluid solvers are based on fluid dynamics, for instance. Solvers take in different parameters depending on what type of effect we want to achieve. For instance, if we where to go into a destruction scenario, we would have to assign things like mass, friction and angular velocity to the objects, so that when the forces are applied they can interact accordingly.

Matte Painting: The concept of matte painting is simple: “Use one or few paintings to replace a background.” Although the concept is so simple, but the technique of matte painting is quite skillful and artistically demanding because the paintings used to replace background have to be realistic enough and support the film style so the audiences can think it’s a real background.

What media products the VFX can be found:

Green screening: The Avengers

Motion Tracking: Avatar

Motion Capture: The Hobbit

Rotoscoping: Tron (1982)

Dynamic & Simulators: used a lot for creating logos and designs

 

Different visual effects types:

Simulation FX: is computer software that provides an approximate simulation of certain physical systems, such as rigid body dynamics (including collision detection), soft body dynamics, and fluid dynamics, of use in the domains of computer graphics, video games and film.

Matte painting: is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that is not present at the filming location.

Compositing: s the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “chroma key”, “blue screen”, “green screen” and other names.

Animation: is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of changeby means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion as in motion pictures in general is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon.

Match moving: s a cinematic technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into live-action footage with correct position, scale, orientation, and motion relative to the photographed objects in the shot. The term is used loosely to describe several different methods of extracting camera motion information from a motion picture.

Bluescreen/greenscreen: is a special effects / post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture and videogame industries.

 

Computer-generated imagery: is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators. The visual scenes may be dynamic or static, and may be two-dimensional (2D), though the term “CGI” is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television.

Front projection effect: is an in-camera visual effects process in film production for combining foreground performance with pre-filmed background footage.

 

 

 

Unit 42 UK TV Broadcasting LO2 for RICHARD

a) Treatment: the show “RICHARD” is in a chat show style, where the host does his best to make the guest feel weird and uncomfortable by doing random stuff (like vomiting on his deck and eating it) and saying inappropriate things ( like asking if the guest is pregnant). This part of the show will have a lot of gags in it, such as: a man randomly eating cereal, throwing  glass of water at someone if they say yes when we ask them if they want some water, randomly throwing up on the table. The show is inspired by shows like: The Eric Andre Show, Rick and Morty, Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brulee. We also have an documentary segment in each episode, which has the same format as a documentary, but we start talking about something completely normal and then finish by going completely off topic. By the end of the episode we join the weird people or thing that we have seen on the documentary segment and put on the set.

Some of the key scenes that we have thought about are: in the interview part of the show (being that the show is  mainly a chat show we have to think about a lot of different key scenes/questions/actions that host could do to the guest, such as: why did you tweet that you hate the blacks, or ask them how they feel about male genitalia and then the host gets up pulls his trousers down and puts his private area in the guests face (only if the guest is a male though). Some key scenes outside of the chat show are would be the sketches and documentary segments, such as: the green morph suit people that appear more in every episode in the documentary,  they are very important since the season will finish in that the green morph suit people will attack the studio and take it over. Some important sketches would be: a Mexican weather man that only talks in Spanish the whole time and doesn’t actually say anything weather related and just says random things such as: enchilada, tacos, salsa guacamole y sour creme con mi abuela Paquita Josefa Maria Gonzalez Lopez Fornes la tercera de la familia Escobar Gaviria.

Format: every episode we enter with the host (Joe Evans) getting captured, tied up in a chair and pushed through some hallways until they arrive t the studio. We do an interview  with a guest and about 3/4 through the interview we cut to a sketch. Once we finish the first guest we go to adverts. Then we open the second half of the show with the documentary segment and then with the second guest and about 3/4 through we cu to the last sketch, return to the interview and end the show.

Running Time: each episode will last around 20 minutes including the adverts during the broadcast of the show. It will be on every Saturday, starting the 1st of April 2017 and finishing the season on the 6th of May 2017.

Synopsis: the host will ask very weird and random questions to the guests, making them feeling as weird as possible. The show also has outside bits, such as: a documentary segment about green morph suit people, and random sketches such as: a Mexican weather man talking absolute rubbish in Spanish

Character List (For the Pilot): Host- Joe Evans,  First Guest- Ben Prescott, Second Guest-Stacey May, Stacey May’s Dad- Ryan Hemington, Extras- Alex Dodd, Max Gregory, Ethan Kunc, James Gardener, Bradley Turner.

 

b) Suggested Cast: – we have a few ideas of who could be a ideal host such as: Jimmy Carr, Seth Mcfarlen, Andy Sandberg. -Ideal hosts for the outside segment would be: David Attenborough, Professor Brian Cox. -Ideal guests would be: Prince Harry, Sean Lock, Dara O’Brien.

Basically these hosts are people that are not afraid of getting their hands dirty and asking very awkward and rude questions and pushing boundaries, and the guest will be very open people or people that the viewer has a certain image of in their head. And the host jobs will be to open their minds.

 

c) Target Audience: we are basing mostly for 16-18, but people for all ages would be able to enjoy it because of the guests and the content, although it most likely be too inappropriate for the very young generation. Shows that are similar to ours such as:

8 out of 10 cats general audience is: male between the the age of 25-3 with a social grade of C2DE with that have jobs such as architecture and interior design,entertainment, police and emergency services, living mainly in  North East, Yorkshire, Wales and Avon. They normally have monthly a £1000 to spare.

Rick and Morty: male between the age of 18-24 with a social grade of C2DE. Living mainly in Nothern Scotland, Central Scotland, North West. They’re professions  are entertainment, engineering, research/research and revelopment. They normally have £1000 or more to spare monthly.

This type of audience is basically what we are going for. We wouldn’t have an overly big audience number, but the people that do watch would watch every episode. Because they will enjoy how different the comedy is and they will enjoy the weird questions the host asks

d1)Budget: our budget would be 2749,460 pounds for an entire season. Since we would need: the TVstudio for a day (£900.00), The editing suite for a day (£100.00), 3 Ikan LED Portable light kit for the day (£105.00), Arri Three Light 13A Set for the day (£45.00),3 Lighting  Stand for the day (£54.00), 2 Boom Pole for the day (£20.00), 2 Mixing desk with SM58 for the day (£34.00), 3 DataVideo TLM700 Monitor for the day (£84.00), 2 700D Kit for the day (£170.00), LED Hotshoe (with Barn Doors) for the day (£75.00), 3 Panasonic DVX100 Kit for all day (£210.00). Entire cost of equipment  £1697.  Pre-production Filming: we will be filming 5/12/16-28/2/17, not including Christmas Eve and Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, Pre-production filming price: £84,850. Post-production filming: we will leave 30 days filming (29/1/17-28/2/17) in case any guests can’t arrive or problems occur during post. Post-production filming price £50,910. Entire shoot £135,760. Entire day in the editing suite is £100 and we have planned 17 days for editing, so the editing suite will cost us £1,700 for 17 days.

The price of the budget would have to go up since we would need script writers to create content for the show, although scriptwriters would not cost a lot of money, we’ve planned to give them a commission of £30,000 depending on how time they spend working on the script. So we can estimate that we need around £140,000 and per episode £30,000.

d2) Funding: we will get funding from 2 different sources. 1: from Channel 4 since the show would be broadcast on their channel. 2: from sponsors such as: durex from when we do the condom gag (someone pulls a condom over their head randomly) Tango ( we throw a can of tango when they ask for a drink), Cravendale Milk (a man is sitting down eating dry cereal and asks for some milk).

e) Production Schedule: we are going to film on the 5th of December until the 28th of January, Monday to Friday 10:00-16:30 planning and rehearsing, going over with the crew and the host talking about what skits we are going to do and what marks we have to change the camera positions. All of February is saved as a contingency plan, so that we could reshot anything that didn’t go to plan or anything that we didn’t have enough to shoot on the day of the shoot. We are going to edit the show on the 1st of March until the 17th of March. We plan to launch the show on April 1st (since it is April fools on that day) on Channel 4 at 11pm

f)Legal and/or ethical issues: we have to follow Ofcom’s rules specifically: The Broadcasting Code Section Two: Harm and Offence, Section Four: Religion.Slice we are going to be saying and doing things that people could consider offensive, we also are going to be talking about religion and we have to make sure that we do not over step the line and that if we talk about/insult one religion we have to do the same with all of the other religions.

g)Scheduling time:  the show would be broadcasted every week on a Saturday at 11pm on Channel 4. This would be a great time since our target audience would be getting ready for a night out or just having a relaxing night in with or without mates. They can turn the TV in on and watch it while they pre drink or while they are just sitting back and relaxing and watch a bit of TV before going to bed.


 

UNIT 1:Analysing MediaProducts and Audiences P2 The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

PURPOSE: the grand Budapest hotel was made with a very different mentality to a lot of the other movies that were released around the same time period, the movie would be very fast pasted but quite long at the same time, this makes you watch the movie for 2 hours while you feel like you have only watched one hour. The movie is also divided into chapter instead of scenes (although every chapter is divided into scenes). Another purpose of the movie was to make money and shine light onto a different to make movies.

GENRE: it is divided into four different genres: adventure, crime, drama and comedy

FORM: the film is represented in three aspect ratios. The first one is the  1.85:1, which is the most common format in the major theatrical releases in the U.S. with the projected image  almost twice as wide as it is tall. The second one is 1.375:1 which is called the Academy ratio, the name derives from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which set the standard for studio films in 1932. The third one is 2.35:1  that presents an anamorphic widescreen ratio. Why they use so many different ratio in the movie is because the movies changes periods that it’s in. So when they change time period they also change the ratio to the one that was most used in that period.

STYLE: style used is in this movie is called an planimetric approach to the movie, Wes Anderson  (the director of the movie) has used in most of his recent movies, but he tends to modify this style in certain ways, such as crowding people together in layers rather than stretching them along a single line, he also  makes some images look like group portraits or over-posed highschool yearbook shots. Anderson also exercises al lot of the cutting options, such as starting at a planimetric profile 2-shot yields two frontal shots, thn he shifts to a  90 degrees angle and then 180 degrees angle, all within 10-20 seconds.

CONTENT:  Sex and Nudity: There are black-and-white pictures of fully naked women on the walls of a jail cell but they are not graphic, an elderly man’s bare butt is briefly seen when he is being hosed down, sexual dialogue is present, but they do not exactly say that they are talking about sex, it is quiet subtle. Mr. Gustav uses what could be considered quiet a sexual phrase to describe his lover’s sexual prowess (“she was dynamite in the sack”), an erotic painting is hung in place of another painting, a nude woman is shown waist up just for few seconds. Camera view is taken from far away. Violence and Gore: a man’s fingers are sliced off, the severed fingers are seen in a close-up shoot, a prisoner fatally stabs four prison guards and is himself killed in the struggle (mostly off-screen), many people get punched, often leading to bloody noses and bruises, a cat is thrown out of a window. You see the cat  spread-eagle on the pavement surrounded by a small amount of blood . We see a bloody bag with the dead cat in it later on. A gun fight occurs later on between many characters ensues; no one is visibly wounded, most violence and gore in this movie is comical rather than horrific.  Profanity: 11 uses of fuck, some used sexually, six physical terms, 13 mild ones, six dirty used, three homophobic terms, eight religious insults, four religious exclamations. 2 uses of Fa***t, name-calling and several stereotypical references races. Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: people socially consume alcohol and smoking.  Frightening/Intense Scene: all violence is portrayed in a comedic tone (the movie is not dark).

MEANING: fans and critics have said that the movie has a deeper meaning, although this has never been confirmed by the director Wes Anderson. The most  popular theory is that Gustave is a stand-in for Wes Anderson himself and with good reason. Gustave’s need for everything to be very exact, symmetrical and in perfect order is very similar to Wes Anderson’s directing tactics making everything look like a painting. To support this theory even more, Anderson’s film shows a concierge that only thinks about making his guests having the best stay they can at the hotel, just like Wes Anderson does with his movies. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the biggest scale film Wes Anderson has ever made. Here you’ll find no sad depressing meaning behind it, instead it concentrates on a unique comic adventure, that concentrates on the relationship between Gustave and Zero Moustafa.

-Mise en scene: Wes Anderson is famous for being a very detailed director, every single on of his scenes has a lot of little details that will make feel perfect. For example 9/10 of his shots are very symmetrical there always something or someone exactly in the middle

As you can see here the character Mr. Gustav is sat directly in the middle of the shot.

In this shot the window is placed perfectly between the two actors, you can see that they are eating breakfast by the type of food that they are eating, such as: croissant, fruit,  boiled egg, juice, toast, and either coffee or tea in a little cup. You can also tell that they are a romantic couple by the rose that is placed on the table (the rose is a flower that normally represents love, it is also the flower that given to someone on valentine’s day). You can also tell that is morning because of the tie of the day, the sun has just come out.

Just by looking and briefly analysing these two shots you can see how detailed and symmetrical this movie is and Wes Andersons movies are in general.

PRODUCTION PROCESS: Wes Anderson before being to start filming with the actors he will make the production team  make sure that they had all of the little details put in place, since this movie has an incredible amount of detail in it, such as: Gustave’s prison file, the stamps used on letters. All of which would of been made well before the actual start of filming. And making the outside of the hotel, which actually was only the size of a suitcase and putting a green screen behind it. They also had to make sure that Agatha’s bike was safe to ride with all of the boxes on it. After that they started filming in a lot of different places such as: a prison, in the middle of a field covered in snow, a train.

 

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel Analysis

    • Ownership: American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Scott Rudin Productions, TSG Entertaiment.
    • Operating Model:

    ·      American Empirical Pictures: is a US film production company. Many of their products are directed by Wes Anderson, such as: “Rushmore”, “The Royal Tenebaums” and “ The Grand BudapestHotel”.

    • Indian Paintbrush is a production company owned by Rales which has funded “The Darjeeling Limited”, and “Fantastic Mr.Fox”, that is a company owned by Steve Rales an American businessman and film producer, and chairman o Danaher Corporation.
    • Studio Babelsberg: is a German film studioand it is also the oldest largescale studio in the world. It has made hundreds of films such as: “The Blue Angel”, “V for Vendetta” and ”The Hunger Games”.
    • Scott Rudin Productions: is owned by Scoot Rudin who is an American film producer and a theatrical producer. He has made films such as: “The Dictator”,”Zoolander 2” and “Captain Phillips”>
    • TSG Entertaiment: is a film financing entity which primary funds live action films. It made: “The Book Thief”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Deadpool”.
    •  The film was funded by the German Federal Film Fund (DFF), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as well asMedien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg.
      • Products:
      • American Empirical Pictures: Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Squid and the Whale.
      • Indian Paintbrush: Moonrise Kingdom, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Labor Day.
      • Studio Babelsberg: Speed Racer, Captain America: Civil War, Bridge of Spies.
      • Scott Rudin production: Steve Jobs, True Grit, Lady Bird.
      • TSG Entertaiment: Hitman: Agent 47, X-Men: Apocalypse, War for the Planet of the Apes.
      • Although the movie didn’t make a lot of money at the box office,it did make a good amount at the home cinema (on dvd, internet, etc) because of the awards that the movie won, such as: BAFTA’s, Academy Awards, Golden Globe, BFCA, David di Donatello, Writers Guild of America, Satellite Award, National Society of Film Critics, ADG Excellent in Production Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Golden Eagle Award, and Costume Designers Guild Award. Most of the awards were for best costume design, others awards for best: screenplay, actor, makeup,music, set design, comedy and drama and for best foreign language.
  • Market Position: the movie is categorized under the genres: comedy, adventure, crime and drama. It had a budget of 25 million dollars (estimated), the movie made 811,166 dollars on it’s opening weekend in the USA, 1,5 million pounds in the UK and 733,047 euros in Italy. So if convert all of that into dollars they made around 3,5 million dollars in the movies opening weekend.  By August the movie had made nearly 60 million dollars. Other movies that were released March 2014 are: Noah (made 101 million dollars), Need For Speed (made 96.1 million dollars) and divergent ( that made 54 million dollars).
  • Competitors: in March 2014 there were a lot of good and successful  movies released such as: Need For Speed, Divergent, 300:Rise of An Empire, Noah. So with these 4 movies coming out it was hard for The Grand Budapest Hotel to really show it itself in a way, with a lot of the public focused on other movies. Other movies that are similar to this one are: Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited and Rushmore.

Inside The Shed

On the 3rd of October in the room R3 at Bridgwater College we filmed our first TV Show “Inside The Shed”. The who wis basically a game show inspired by shows like Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, etc” .

My role in the show was setting up equipment, such as cameras, lighting (but in the end we didn’t use any lighting). I also was in charge of camera number 2 and floor director.IMG_2118.jpg

This is a photo of me helping to set up one of the main cameras. Making sure that it is at the same level at the other main camera and making sure that we can see the screen.

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A photo taken during a rehearsal and getting the right shots.

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All of the cables that could be considered a risk were put to one side out of harms way, so no body could trip.

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A photo of us making sure that everything is in it’s correct position and everybody knows what to do.

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A photo of me and two other cameramen while filming a practise shot.