Friday, 13 March 2009


Screen shot of soundtrack

Monday, 2 March 2009



Evaluation Questions

The following questions must be answered in your evaluation PowerPoint:

1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?

5. How did you attract/address your audience?

6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?

7. Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mood Board

Friday, 30 January 2009



A Beach House Production Presents
A Danny Cooper Film

Martin Stevenson
Dawn Hodge
Vladimir Kowalczyk

Costume Design By Oliver Howard
Art Direction By Matilda Peters
Production Design By Harvey Stuart
Casting By Douglas Campell
Film Editing By Louise Sahar
Cinematography By Lavita Matthews
Original Music By Keith Bowden
Produced By Mike Ellis
Directed By Danny Cooper

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


Friday, 23 January 2009

Initial ideas


Scruffy, working class man. Works in office. Lives alone in flat. Shows a lowlife type of character

Essential for our opening as it shows how dramatic the sudden change in his life is after the phone call.


Flats, Big building with tiny flat-shows poorness
Office building-helps to show him have a bad day
Bus shelter- no car, gets bus to work


Cigarettes, Office,Car,Bedroom/Flat, Telephone, Microwave Dinners, Bus

Phone Call Ideas

Something to change his life
A situation to make him some kind of heroic
Find out he's needed for something-Matrix style

Inspiration For Film

Matrix/This is England/Bruce Almighty/Skins/Shaun Of the Dead- All have same old sequences in the morning, shows them having bad day

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Research into genre.

Our chosen genre is adventure

Logo for opening sequence

We started research for our logo by looking at existing production companies film logos. We looked via the search engine google and were able to recognise the logo's that stood out and we felt were most affective. Then we began to think about possible ideas for the name of our production company and came up with such ideas as; popcorn productions, reel film productions (involving a film reel,) lollipop productions and many more. However the name we decided was most suitable was Beachhut productions.
Furthermore we continued develop our idea of beachhut productions and began to look at possible images, once again using the search engine google. We found an appropriate image that related to the name of our production company.
We inserted this image on to photoshop editing it to our personal specifications. we added text, animation effects and sound effects in order to create our final logo. That is uploaded on here.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

The business opening sequence

We chose this film to comment on its opening sequence as there is allot of action going on in the scene and as there is a lot to talk about it uses lots of different camera techniques, has a lot of spoken thought which helps to set the tone for the film.

To open the film there is a black screen and a voice from Frankie (Danny Dyer) who is the main actor. It then cuts in to a street and you get some retro music from the era of the film and you then see two men Frankie & Charlie (Tamer Hassan) running through a street in the Costa Del in Spain. You see them running through and you see them running past two kids and then see them hide their guns and show them again once they have passed. Once they arrive of the house of the people they are after they are met by a man sat in a chair with some form of revolver and two other men and his wife or girlfriend, they then break into a brawl charlie then hits the main guy over the head with a gun and ends up wrestling with the lady. Charlie starts to shout at the two men on the sofa one has a syringe in his hand at this point Frankie (Danny Dyer) is looking distressed and Charlie kicks the stereo too cut out the music.

Titles- The titles used at the start are rather basic it shows a black screen and the various titles come up on a rather basic font in white and then fills in with a blue colour there is the names of the producer and director writer and things and it then changes to the opening scene.

Sound- The sound it this particular opening sequence uses a wide base of sound its starts with a voice over from Frankie (Danny Dyer) speaking about what his father said to him, it then goes into the music Planet Earth By Duran Duran. You then here various sounds from the scene such as the men kicking the door in and the shouting in the house and the fighting. The main song cuts out when Charlie kicks the stereo system and it cuts out when you notice the sound in the scene has gone from being diagetic to non-diagetic when they are in the house the scene ends with a gun shot and a freeze on the screen.

Camera work- The camera shots used are basic shots for example it starts with a long shot and the uses various common shots such as close-ups mid shots and panning shots etc.

Mise-en-scene- It is set in the Costa-Del in Spain you see them running through the street with a mountain in the background running through a typical Spanish village and the other location in the scene is in a small house. The costumes are typical 80's clothing that average people would wear. The lighting that meets the eye is natural light in the street and the light of the house in the house.

Friday, 28 November 2008