A One Minute Film – Cyber Bullying

Evaluation

I felt that the camera angles we took worked out well, and we used them correctly when working with a single use camera. We made sure to film scenes from different angles and close ups. Although we came up with a well thought out story line, it doesn’t appear clear within the video. You have to explain what is going on for the audience to understand the story line. Next time I will think carefully about the entire picture, than just focusing on the camera, angles and surroundings.

One Minute Film

Cyberbully

Our target audience is for anyone whom feels attacked by cyber bullies or whom is a bully themselves. We hope that our short film gives awareness and the effects of cyber bullying.

Plot

  • Message from the bully, calling the victim horrible names and using violent threats.
  • Victim goes to block and report the cyberbully.
  • Then threatens to make the victims life a living nightmare and to watch their back.
  • The next day the victim doesn’t turn up at school.
  • The teacher calls home and questions where the boy is.
  • The parents run upstairs to his bedroom.
  • To see the computer screen with multiple abusive messages continuing to pop up.
  • The parent pulls the plug from the computer/turning it off.

Story Board

The majority of our shots will be close ups to capture the emotions.

Emotional music will continue to play through out the film as well as sound effects of message alerts coming through.

Having the clip in black and white I think will also be effective as it shows the audience how dull and dark the world is within cyber bullying.

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Shooting Script

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Script

Scene One:

INT – His Bedroom.- NIGHT

A close up shot of a phone receiving violent threats and name calling from the bully in question in a text.

BULLY (unseen): TEXT:

You better not come to school today.

The person being bullied texts back – defending themselves:

ROSE TEXT:

Leave me alone I don’t want any trouble

BULLY (TEXT)

If you come into school you will regret it.

 

Scene Two:

INT- A Class Room.- DAY

The classroom is full except for one empty seat.

The teacher phones home to tell the parents she is absent.

 

Scene Three:

INT – Stair Case in His House. – DAY

A close up shot of the parents running upstairs to find them.

 

Scene Four:

INT – His Bedroom. – DAY

A close up of a hand sprawled along the floor, followed by a close up of the victims computer with thousands of messages from the bully.

 

Scene Five:

INT – His Bedroom. – DAY

A close up of the victims parents unplugging the computer, to show an end to the bullying.

 

What Do You Think?

What is prevent?

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Reserved, A.R. (2017) What is prevent? – lets talk about it. Available at: http://www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent/ (Accessed: 12 January 2017).

How do people become radicalized?

People are radicalized through many different methods of manipulation. The biggest one that comes to mind is propaganda. Where they used social media to gain the attention of younger people. For example Hitler used posters, films and books massively, to get the attention of people in order for them to believe in what he believed in.

What are the signs that some is being radicalized?

They’re vulnerable, change in personality and change in ideology.

Who can help if you think someone is being radicalized?

Your safe guarding officer, police, local offertories and community groups.

How To Shoot A Scene with Dialogue

Evaluation

 

Overall I am pleased with the editing and I think I have created a professional looking video with the use of different shots and angles.

My strengths within this piece was the use of my voice, using different tones and pitches to show my emotions and reactions to the interviewer.

The weaknesses within this piece is the continuity at some times it was difficult to edit and crop as we had often talked over one another. A range of shots could have been used better. The background is also boring and dull, it doesn’t look inviting or exciting.

Feedback from Lecturer

Positives- “. There was good projection of voice and voice over and sound was very crisp. A variety of shots used well also excellent ghosting effect when the real Emma Watson comes in.”

Negatives – “The two people shot could be filmed slightly different using a mid shot to get the whole person in. Could use an over the shoulder shot to create a more intense and intermittent interview. “

Project Two

Narrative Structure 

A linear narrative; this is where the story line runs from start to end in chronological order.

Non-linear structure; this is where the story line jumps about, and may not start as a beginning, but as an end. It will often involve flashbacks. A lot of films by Tarantino are non-linear.

Flashbacks; are used to show past memories from the character involved, to either show the audience how the character is who they are, or to piece together moments in a film.

Single strand narrative structure; this is term used to show the plot only focuses around one character.

Multi-strand narrative structure; this is a narrative for more than one character, as seen in films like Love Actually.

Close endings; this is where a story line has a conclusion, so a sequel isn’t always neccisary.

Open narrative structure; this is normally some sort of cliff hanger, meaning that there will be a sequel leading on from it.


Series Format

Vampire Diaries
96ad662e145ec78d03baf2e8b0d40e9f.jpgThe Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural, television drama. The series first came out in September 2009, it is currently on it’s last series ever. The target audience is women aged eighteen above. The series uses a multi-strand structure. Elena Gilbert, Damon and Stefan Salvatore are the main characters, and you always follow their story lines together and separately. However as the series goes on more characters are introduced with their own plot lines and pasts. This then leads on to the use of flash backs, which are used a lot in the series. Being vampires they have led a long life, meaning throughout the series they have to use flashbacks to show how their pasts make them lead their vampire lives now, and how new characters are from their pasts. Each series typically ends through a cliff hanger, as this will make the audiences return for the next series. As a fan of the show I can relate to this. In season four Stefan is locked in a safe, thrown into a lake, and neglected for a month. This made me want to watch season five, to see how he turns out. Showing that using cliff hangers in a series format is good to keep their viewer ratings up.


Serial Format

Eastenders
The-Carter-family-full-portrait.jpgEastenders is a soap opera. It follows a small community in London’s East End. The target audience for a show like this can range from any gender, and any age from 13 years old, as it is a mainstream program and it’s plot lines are so varied. It first began in 1985 and is still on our screens. It is on every day besides Saturday and Sunday, which shows it is a serial format. The series is linear, as there is always a beginning, middle and end to a story line, although the plot doesn’t typically end well for the characters. The show has a multi-strand narrative, each episode probably focuses on about 10 different stories from 10 different characters. Both open and closed narratives are used in this show. Open so audiences tune into the next episode. Closed for when they are getting rid of a set character. Flashbacks may been seen in the program, but are very rare. Being a soap opera,it is full of lots of drama, meaning cliff hangers are used a lot to keep viewers interested on story lines.


Single Format

The White Queen
blood_on_my_hands_graphic-8089The White Queen aired in June 2016, mad up of ten episodes. Showing it is a single format as it was a one off. It aired on BBC, and was a period, action, steamy romance drama. It is aimed to young adults and older. The show is based on the story of Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort of King Edward IV of England. It uses a linear structure, it tells the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign and her end. The show uses a multi-strand narrative, as it tells the stories from two other powerful women trying to gain power around the time of Elizabeth’s reign. The story has a close ending, as there would be no more episodes after the tenth one. As well as it being based on books that do come to an end.

Week One: Explain the Features of Single Camera Production

Single Camera Production

A single camera production is simply a film or television show that uses one camera to film. Typically used in low budget productions or ones that use a lot of editing. Advantages good-lightingof multi camera production, is you don’t have to worry about other cameras and only have to focus on one position of the camera.  Meaning it will have higher quality images. As well as saving money, due to less equipment and crew. As well as the director can get more involved with the production. The disadvantages are that it is more of a longer process when filming. Having to adjust lighting more often between scenes and there is more risk of continuity errors.

rdtwilson (2013) Fizz141. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/rdtwilson/single-camera-production-19068571 (Accessed: 4 January 2017).

Multi Camera Productions

A multi camera production uses more than one camera. This will typically be used in live shows, gaming shows, sports and concerts. The advantage of multi camera productions is remote-kit-shoot1_75-940x629that you have loads of angles and shots to chose from. All the shots will be filmed at the same time, meaning nothing will be out of place. Disadvantages of multi camera productions are it will take longer to set up and more crew will be needed, meaning more money is spent.

111, snelly (2014) Tumwine barnabas. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/snelly111/multi-camera-techniques (Accessed: 4 January 2017).


Series Format Vampire-Diaries-Season-8-Poster-2016.jpg

A TV show that consists of a short number of related episodes. Like Downtown Abbey of Friends. This could be single or a multi camera production.

EastEndersSerial Format

A long number of episodes, where a continuing plot is relied on. Like a soap opera; Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale. Multi camera productions are often used for serial formats as it saves a lot of time when a lot of episodes are being filmed at once.

Serial Drama original.jpg

A one off drama production, usually a periodical drama, which BBC do often. Normally
done through single camera production, to get a higher quality finish. These normally only contain a few or on episode, so more time can be spent on the production.

85, njo (2015) Single camera production. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/njo85/single-camera-production-50010316 (Accessed: 4 January 2017).


Film and Television Sub Genres

Movies and TV Shows are always categorised into genres; period drama, drama documentary, crime, soap opera and comedy and horror. Iconography is where you expect to see certain elements depending on the genre. For example in an action film you’d expect fast pace movement, violence and explosions.

85, njo (2015) Single camera production. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/njo85/single-camera-production-50010316 (Accessed: 4 January 2017).


10-things-i-hate-about-you-first-season.16066.jpg10 Things I Hate About You

The show is a series format and was filmed with single camera production. It was a spin of from the film released in 1999. It was aired on ABC in 2009. It is a comedy aimed for teenagers. Although it didn’t make pass 10 episodes. You can tell this is a comedy due it loudness and brightness, as well as the common tacky lines used by the actors to make it’s young audience laugh. It is a series format as it consisted of a number of related episodes, but didn’t go on like Eastenders does.

How I  met your motherhow-i-met-your-mother-ninth-season.1399.jpg

The show is also a series format, but is a multi media production. As the shows has more of a budget and the stories focus around a wider cast. The show started in 2009 and finished in 2014. It is also a comedy and shares the same conventions of 10 Things I Hate About You. Although the sense of humour is more adult, as the target audience for the show is older.