Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Script for second survey

Below is the script for the second survey monkey survey, this is on general opening sequence information to help us in the filming of ours in the future

We are filming both of these news podcasts at the same time so will do these soon, they are to follow:

Monday, 25 November 2013


Steve and I are going to post the results to our surveys via a filmed news podcast

This is the script that we have made and are going to be using in the podcast to show all the results, this is just a plan we may not stay exactly to the script:

Friday, 15 November 2013


I have created another survey for Steven Beck's and my coursework, this one is more on the general subjects of opening sequences:

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tweeting and Facebooking Survey link

Because i want as many people as i can to do my survey on Survey Monkey i have posted the links to them on two social Media sites; Twitter and Facebook so that as many of my friends and family as possible see this and hopefully fill it out

I will also be doing this with any other surveys that i do in the future


I have created the first of my Survey Monkey questionnaires to send to my friends and anyone else that will fill it in over social media links such a Facebook

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Genre Analysis

Steve and I have created a summary of the different film genres that we are considering to use in our project. This includes the main categories such as; Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Action and Adventure. It also includes all of the sub categories with these categories.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Opening Sequence Prezi

This is our Prezi on the order of the credits in our opening sequence:

Steven Beck and I are going to be working together in the production of our opening sequence

Girl with the dragon tattoo

This is my analysis of The Girl with the dragon tattoo 2011:

Here is a dropbox link to the pictures below as well:


Sunday, 10 November 2013

District 9

District 9 opening sequence mis en scene analysis:

The scene starts off with showing travel in a car and a big space ship showing that the film is based in the future because of the space ship but with the old cars on the streets instead of something like hover cars it isn’t too far in the future.

When they are flying around the buildings look very futuristic and if they are flying it is obviously based in the future because you do not generally fly round now

The aliens show that the film is based with aliens and the text that comes up shows us that they have been on earth for 28 years and want to go home and is obviously based far in the future

The bullet proof vests and guns show that there is going to be action or war against the aliens

The aliens and humans fight

James Bond

James Bond Skyfall soundtrack analysis:

In the opening sequence of James Bond Skyfall the soundtrack is the song ‘Skyfall’ which was sung by Adele an already big artist. This gave the film a massive amount of advertising because this song was released to the public before the film and people who may not have wanted to see the film or may not have known about it may have heard the song on the radio or on the YouTube video which has over 100 million views. This would have given the film a lot more business and it made a box office value of $1.1 billion.

The song is still often played in the media which would give the movie lots of advertising and help them to sell more copies of their movie. The movie won the best song Oscar for this song.

James Bond

James Bond Casino Royale Animation analysis:

From the start you can see that this opening sequence is a mixture of animation and real characters or actors, the animations are always linked to characters in the movie or real people for example the man in black fighting all of the “Bad Guys” in red has the same features (like the hair) of Daniel Craig the main character as Bond in the movie such as his hair, body structure and height

When guns fire it isn’t bullets its pieces from on a playing card, usually the spades and when people die they fall apart into diamonds or other card related shapes to poker or card games relating the film to the name Casino Royale

I don’t have much experience with animation software but I would think that this would take a lot of work to do because there is always items on the screen moving and different shapes being integrated into screen transitions

I really like at the end when two holes are shot into the number 7 playing card to form 007

James Bond

James Bond Casino Royale opening sequence analysis based on genre:

From the starting 5 seconds you can see that the genre isn’t going to be something like romance because Daniel Craig shoots at the camera and blood drips down the screen

Then you all the shapes related to cards, the clubs diamonds spades and hearts, this doesn’t really show a genre because cards or gambling isn’t really a genre but it can give you a hint into what the genre of the film is

Next it shows Daniel Craig holding a gun giving the viewer the thought of; Action, Thriller, Crime and other related genres to these but doesn’t explicitly tell you because you could have guns in a romance