Archive | March 2014

Movie Review

Plot:
A male sixth former is getting ready in the boy’s toilets at school. Another boy being the bully deliberately knocks his books out of his hands later on show clips of more bullying with him getting pushed after being put into the bully’s car. During this scene Gerald overhears the bully (Harry) whilst he’s having conservation on the phone as he discovers where he is going later and this is the turning point for him as he plots vengeance. Who will have the final laugh?

Review:
Ben Wodecki makes a return to movie acting as he stars in the newly released ‘Vindicta’ to play to role of main character ‘Gerald Cohen’ as the bullied victim, in a thrilling physiological horror. Also starring Curtis Trudgeon as ‘Harry Smith’ as the bully, who plays a big role in the story to what happens to him as we see a change of character (Gerald) through personality and confidence. As he goes from a young confident pupil to a pupil full of anger and depressing seeking vengeance on the bully.
Some would argue this has degrees of realism relating to schools of today. For example the scene of his books being knocked out of his hand could be a classed as a typical act of bullying but on the other hand with Gerald being put into the boot of the bully’s car; some may consider this a slightly over exaggerated representation of bullying. But it allows viewers to see a different degree of bullying that possible undergoes in today’s schools. The final scene may have minimal degree of realism as the viewer we see the confrontation between the bully and the victim and we see a possible murder after a blackout the scene is pictured with blood on the floor and a knife. It remains unclear to who had the final laugh.

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Rough Draft – Vindicta

Here is the rough draft for our film Vindicta, this is not the final version of the film and therefore is subject to possible changes taking place.

Steps and Progression Producing on The Film Poster

Here is the basic steps of progression during the production of the film poster. The first image is the one of using importing the image to use as the background, I also had to add effects onto the image such as darken to give more of a gloomy and mysterious feel. Also on this stage […]

Updated Film Poster

tommyrumble film poster jpeg finished updated

This is the new updated film poster. As you can see there are been few changes, firstly I have removed the ‘Ben + Tommy Productions’ watermark in the background the purpose of this was even though it prevents copyright, it was hardly noticeable against the colours. Also the text which was positioned towards the bottom half of the page has been moved up to undertake a more central position there was two reasons for this normally the film title is put in the centre of the page as it is the first thing in which a person would notice. Secondly the text covers the main prop in the image background being the knife. Relating this to Claude Levi Strauss theory the knife represent fears and scare as it can be used as a dangerous object and the blood can be represented to show pain, fear and even death. The knife and blood should have more of an influence to the reader now that it is clearly more visible.

Using a Quadcopter

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During one of one of the scenes in the film we used my dads ‘Quadcopter’ in order to film an arial shot reasons for this is because we wanted to make scenes of our film unique and different from the rest of the other films. The recording of these scenes took preparation in advance such as we needed a gopro camera attached to the front of the quad-copter as well as this could only record in mild weather conditions without rain and wind.

My father controlled the quadcopter whilst our actor was running down the street being recorded. Afterwards the film was uploaded and edited down to remove the takeoff and takedown of the quadcopter as they’re were not needed in our film.

Movie Film Poster

tommyrumble film poster jpeg

This is our film poster displayed above. The name of our film is called ‘Vindicta’ the reason why this was chosen to be our film name is because it’s unique and as it’s quite broad it should make the reader want to viewing the poster want to explore further to understand the meaning of the film. It is actually a latin word which relates to the theme ‘vengeance’ this has a perfect correlation to the genre and theme of our film due to the revenge plot.

To attract to audience the name of our film is displayed in the centre of the poster with a bold font. The purpose of this is so that it’s eye-catching on a wall and will help to engage the viewer. I tried to give little away about the type of film to tease the viwer, I did this by having a background of the final scene which has a blooded knife on the floor the reason behind this choice is that it creates a sense of confusion and mystery amoungst the reader which then they gain interest. The slogan below it “Vengeance never dies.. it lies in wait” again creates a sense of confusion and mystery by revealing little.

Relating to the layout I wanted to produce my cover based with a simplistic and cool finish. By doing this I didn’t over-complicate the page with imagery and to much text on the page therefore I kept text to a minimum by only having essential details which would engage the reader. The colour scheme I used was a grey/white the reason not only to give a simple finish but it had to represent the genre of the poster, for example using bright colours would contrast in representing a physiological horror based film and would not work together. By using a grey/white colour scheme matches the genre of my film.

Production Logo

This is our production logo for myself and my partner.

production logo final

I created this logo using photoshop cs6, when producing this logo I used many tools firstly I used the crop tool the purpose of using this was to resize and cut out parts of images in which I did not require. I also used the magic wand tool again when editing images, the purpose of using this tool was to remove parts of the background so that it wouldn’t clash with the rest of the logo. When producing this logo I took a simplistic approach so that it would produce a slick finish and not to over complicate it.