Dear Moderator
If you look below the picture of the frosty Jack Nickleson you will find a post which includes a live list of the candidates requested in the sample. You should be able to click on those and be taken directly to each student's blog.
Each blog has a link back to AS Thriller Homepage which you can use to navigate back here.


ROUGH CUT DEADLINE: In your lesson w/c 14th March

Phil's Media Resources Blog

Have a look at the important links just to your right - I've added a new link to Phil's Media Resources Blog - it's got some great resources for making thrillers. When you've had a look at it blog about what's inspired you in your own blog!


PLEASE CLICK ON YOUR GROUP LINK BEFORE YOU BLOG! If you have posted on the main page below in error, pop in and see me in January.
Enjoy your Holidays!


The Shining

The Shining
You may gain inspiration from the weather and produce a 'homage to Kubrick's The Shining.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

AS Thriller evaluation

AS Thriller evaluation

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Introduction to Editing

Editing intro..

My group and i, got the chance to edit our prelim movie 'Knock Out'.
We were able to combine all of our clips together and make it into a short movie.. I wasnt part of the editing as i was in charge of the camera. Claire and Thuy discovered that the  'In' and 'Out' button on the Mac Computer to know where we want the particular clip to start so that it flows with the rest of our clips. I was quite keen on using the transition effects whilst thes others didnt, however we expeimented anyway :) We only used ones Claire thought that were not 'tacky', so we decided to go with the dissolve transitions and the fade ones. This gave us practise in how to use the 'Final Cut Pro' Programme and gave us an idea of how to use it in future.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Animatic story board analysis, and filming techniques.

An animatic story board is a small scale film which helps you decide what type of shot angle you will use when actually filming. By doing this, you can see from what you originally thought was a good angle, is not that good and there are better ways to show a conversation for example. We used jelly babies for our preliminary piece, instead of people, small it was microscaled.
We were taught to film 5 seconds before and after everything we recorded, so you can edit out the best parts, and so the clip doesn't start so suddenly. This helped when we edited our final film because we had lots of slack to edit from because we filmed before we actually wanted to film from.
The 180 degree camera rule is where two people of objects in a room have to have the same left-right relationship with each other. Filming a scene from two opposite sides is known as a reverse angle.
Match cut is a cut of film editing, between two differemt objects, that links two objects together. Often used to link action in films.