Tuesday, 27 April 2010

First, and second rough cut and feedback

First rough cut, for this we decided to use the track "i caught myself" by Paramore although we used the actual track to screen it we were going to get it recorded by our friends. However after screening the first cut people thought the music didn't really fit with what was happening on screen and as it had been used in the teen vampire film twilight so it would give people the wring idea's about what genre the film was.

Here is our second rough cut, not a lot has changed mainly the music and we have added a few more opening credit's. However since this screening we have done a re-shoot, and changed quite a few things, but we thought it was definitely and improvement from last time. 

Audience feedback:

  • The soundtrack (we have decided to use some clips from imovie and garageband because of time constraints) was better than the first cut and fitted more with the genre of our film.
  • The Music needed to be turned down because at some points during the clip it was unable to tell what was being said.
  • The music went on for too long in parts because we had edited it so it went on for longer than it should.
  • Music for the 'Like Media' credit wasn't quite long enough
  • There needed to be a little more signification of 'love' between Louise and the Jock. 
  • More tittles on things such as text books, phones, ipod's, fridge, and on a t-shirt to signify that it's a romcom.
  • The bedroom scene where he's writing in his diary needed to be chopped up a little because it was a very long take, so when he's talking about getting pushed into a locker it shows that part as he is talking about it.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Target audience and notional BBFC rating.

The age range for our film is ideally 15-24, we chose this because from looking at the BBFC classification regulations it's a 15. As it features small amounts of swearing and in the rest of the film we would include a sex or two.

The Brittish Board of FIlm Classificaion must give every film a certificate before it's screened in cinemas to protect the people watching. 

Wiki:The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organisation, funded by the film industry and responsible for the national classification of films within the United Kingdom.  It has a statutory requirement to classify videosDVDs and some video games under the Video Recordings Act 2010.

From Wikipedia:

UUniversalAll ages admitted, there is nothing unsuitable for children.
PGParental GuidanceGeneral viewing, but certain scenes may be unsuitable for children under 8.
12A12AMay be unsuitable for under 12s. Those aged under 12 are only admitted if accompanied by an adult at all times during the performance (cinema only).
1212Suitable only for those aged 12 and over.
No-one younger than 12 can rent or buy a 12 rated VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game.
1515Suitable only for those aged 15 and over.
Nobody younger than 15 can see a 15 film in a cinema. No-one younger than 15 can rent or buy a 15 rated VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game.
1818Suitable only for adults.
Nobody younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.
No-one younger than 18 can rent or buy an 18 rated VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game.
R18Restricted 18For adults only.
May only be shown at licensed cinemas or sold at sex shops, and only to people aged 18 or over.