Friday, 7 November 2008

Class Feedback


Theme was good, Chess idea worked well.

Titles were creative and effective,

Good pace - Grabbed attention

Good use of contrast in characters


Background sound from filming could be cut

Mise-en-scene could be improved

Pace of the music was too fast for the number of scenes

Killing scenes were a bit confusing

Thursday, 6 November 2008


Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Casino Royale Opening Review

Casino Royale uses extensive foreshadowing during it's stylized opening titles to build suspense and to set the mood and the setting. It establishes the new actor into the bond franchise and as 007.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Thriller Animatic

Two men, the heads of rival gangs, are playing chess. As they move pieces, members of their gangs follow their orders, as if they were the chess pieces this builds up until, he game is won by one of the men, resulting in the murder of the other chess player.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Screensot of Garageband Complimation

Screenshot of Garageband Complimation

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Story Boarding

Frames 1-6

Frames; 7-12

Frames; 13-18

Final Frames; 19-20

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Betrayal Thriller Opening


The close up of the car pulling up, creates an eerie atmosphere. The camera placement was effective and gave a viewpoint from inside the hole.


The flashbacks provide a back story, also the white flicker between flashbacks changes between the current proceedings and the past.


The close-ups gave a brief idea of the goings on but didn't reveal too much information, which built suspense.


The opening soundtrack also contributes to the atmosphere and build up to the film. The continuous flow of the soundtrack maintains the mood throughout.


The titles were simply and easy to read without distracting the viewer from the video.

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Thriller Opening Review: ISpy

ISpy largely consists of panning long shots and short close-ups. A little shaky in some of the earlier scenes but it adds to the atmosphere while the supposed stalker crouches in the bushes, looking into the house. It often uses the light to emphasize it's effect, such as while the stalker is walking along the street, but even though it focuses the viewers attention it is also too dark for the viewer to be able to see the scene clearly. Even though it is largely a single individual walking throughout the clips, with the music this builds onto the atmosphere.

ISpy suffers from the fact that it's scenes have not been filmed at a similar time, and during the beginning, it flips from daylight scenes to night scenes without any pause. The fading to white during the clip transitions seperates the clips quite effectively even though they don't really have much continuity.

The soundtrack is builds the atmosphere and gives it it's mysterious quality, improving the feeling of suspense.

The titles are integrated throughout the sequence, and play throughout the opening. They are fairly subtle and don't draw much seperate attention to themselves.

Monday, 15 September 2008