Radio Piece – Fairy Tale Effect

Evaluation

I was quite happy with the final product. The script worked out well, and those who voiced it acted out the emotions and characters well. I feel as though it suits my target audience, of girls. Unfortunately, the college blocks many sites, so I wasn’t able to get strong sound effects for my video. Next time I will get sound effects from home, to bring to college, in order to add more effects that will sound good in my final product.

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Radio Script Idea Two

Idea Two

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onesheetThis idea is based on a film called ‘The Call’. It is a crime thriller, released in 2013.
Directed by Brad Anderson and written by Richard D’Ovidio. The film stars Abigal Breslin as Casey Welson, a teenage girl kidnapped by a serial killer. Halle Berry stars as Jordan Turner, a 911 operator, still suffering emotionally from a prior botched 911 call, who receives Casey’s call. The film is very intense, and isn’t appropriate for young audiences, due to is graphic violent incidences.

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thecall/assets/images/onesheet.jpg (Accessed: 2 February 2017).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Call_(2013_film) (Accessed: 2 February 2017).

Through inspiration from this film I will create a short script, full of drama and intense. I think it is a good idea, as it will create more knowledge on the subject and will be different.

Radio Script Idea One

Idea One

Fairy Tale Effect

This idea will be based off a project I did in Level Two Media, but will be more developed. It is based on fairy tales. I will turn the story I wrote then in to a script, that will appeal to children. The story will loosely be based on typical fairy tale characters, and common names within Disney. I will connect their stories to make a wider plot line.


Fairy Tale Effect

For eleven years now I’ve watched these young girls. Girls who are scared, saddened, scratched. Why is it people like this, aren’t seen for the attributes they hold? One day I’d help these girls, see that the world will not always hurt them. 

Cinderella, a girl of shimmering gold hair, crouched beside the old, dusty fire place. Collecting strays of ash. She could not stop until every spot was clear. For above her head, lived three wicked women. You can hear them now, be quiet. Thuds and clucks were echoed from above. The women strutted around upstairs, admiring themselves; their ugly faces shattered all mirrors around. But they didn’t care, for they thought they have every man’s eyes. Poor Cinderella could not escape. As the women were unfortunately her step-mother and sisters. If she was to go, she’d have nowhere. How unfair is that girl so beautiful and benevolent, would have to live a life of a slave.

 No matter how much her task was complete, the ugly women would have a new burden. Cinderella now told to head into the woods to collect some nettles for their soup. Given no gloves, she’d have to go through the pain, in order to live another day. Once deep into the wilderness, she began to pick the nettles. The moon was beginning to rise; as it did Cinderella’s tears began to flourish down like a rushing waterfall.

 Within the bushes, two chocolate brown eyes peered out at her. The eyes of this person were caring, yet curious. A native tribe, lives within these woods. They are often referred to as ‘savages’, although they live in peace. The chocolate brown eyes began to rear from the bushes. There stood straight, was a stunning, dark headed woman. She covered herself in deep rouge tattoos and wore barely anything. Although she did look elegant, regardless of the lack of foot wear. Pocahontas was her name. Cinderella did not panic, just sat in ore. Pocahontas approached Cinderella, kneeling in front of her; she began to stroke the palm of her hands with dot leaves. Cinderella’s tears were no more; the pain had now vanished from her hands. She knew the woman would not understand her, so she left her with a kiss on the cheek.

 Pocahontas left Cinderella, through the woods, she would elegantly glaze every tree with her touch. The rush of the wind, the fall of leaves and tweets of birds, only gave her a soothing pleasure. Almost within reach of her tribe, she heard a sudden bang of a gun. Without a single care she began to rush more towards her home. Within an instant a gesture of arm movement stopped her. She could not see for, the person had grasped her into a cage, covering her mouth. Eventually she was able to turn. Before she could defend herself, her eyes put her in an instant gaze. For the man was appealing. He stood there in a strong, yet warming stance. His hair shoulder length and a shimmering blonde. Before Pocahontas knew it she was sat there, beginning to find a love for the English Man, John Smith.

 A million miles away, Cinderella had found herself in a heap of tears again. Her step-mother had ripped away the only memorable night she could ever have. Any chance of going to a lavish ball or meeting the man of her dreams, was no more. Within time, all the leaves from the willow tree that surrounded her had fallen, cascading her into a circle. Leaves began to swirl around her, after the tornado had dropped, a funny looking woman stood in her place. This woman, was her Fairy God Mother. She consoled in Cinderella, making her see she deserves better. Giving her the opportunity to rightly go to the ball.

 Before going through the doors of the lavish palace, Cinderella could hear a distant cry. Being the gentle person she is, she followed this, to a dungeon like drain. A hand was delicately slipped through a gap of it. Cinderella took the hand and began to stroke it. The woman could now be seen, as moonlight sleeked in through the gaps. Revealing a young alluring girl. She wore a proud yellow gown, her wavy, brown hear concealed into a bun. Tears had left deep cracks in her face, like a trickling rain drops racing to the end of a crashing window. Yet beautiful, there was a deep pain. The young girl, revealed her name as Belle. She began to tell Cinderella her story of a Beast. Although Cinderella knew deep down that no matter what they look like, everyone should feel love. Belle’s eyes opened wider, knowing how it felt to be belittled for her intelligence, she vowed to learn to love the Beast.

 Cinderella had never in her life felt so many eyes on her, for the right reasons. Everyone in a trance by her beauty and sweetness that radiated of her. Of course the Prince had felt this to. They walked and talked for what felt like hours. The Prince asked her to dance, her mind was being whirled around. Whilst spinning she saw that crying girl, who claimed there was a Beast. Although this man was no Beast, yet a charming Prince. Both Cinderella and Belle exchanged beaming smiles. DING DONG, there it was, midnight. She had to go, or her night would turn to ruins. Sliding of her glass slipper she handed it to the Prince. ‘Find me tomorrow’. With that she spiraled out of the palace.

 Belle’s eyes followed Cinderella. Curiosity got the better of her, so she followed Cinderella’s every step. Down to the woods the sparkling sapphire and topaz went, where they met the garnet. Pocahontas sat distraught by the river, Cinderella wiped her eyes just as Pocahontas had once done for her. Belle crouched beside them. There lay three generous, beautiful, kind women, all about to brace the lives they truly deserved.


Influences

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

                              Stage Show – Debuted in 1986.                      Film – Released in 2014.

Revolting Rhymes is a book written by Roald Dahl, which was published in 1982. The book consists of known fairy tales and fables, that Roald Dahl has turned into something ‘revolting’.

The Three Little Pigs;

A short while later, through the wood,
Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze,
And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
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Once more the maiden’s eyelid flickers.
She draws the pistol from her knickers.
Once more she hits the vital spot,

And kills him with a single shot.
Pig, peeping through the window, stood
And yelled, “Well done, Miss Riding Hood!”

Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
Young ladies from the upper crust.
For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
Not only has two wolfskin coats,
But when she goes from place to place,
She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELING CASE.

The Bloody Chamber is a book written by Angela Carter, which was published in 1979, her most known short story from this book is ‘The Company 41fqUvcUBAL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_of Wolves’, which was adapted in 1984. Here are some clips from some of her short stories. You can see how more adult they are, how the use of words are mature and more sexual, making it no longer fairy tales for children.

(The Tigers Bride – A Retelling of Beauty and The Beast)

“He dragged himself closer and closer to me, until I felt the harsh velvet of his head against my hand, then a tongue, abrasive as sandpaper. “He will lick the skin off me!”
And each stroke of his tongue ripped off skin after successive skin, all the skins of a life in the world, and left behind a nascent patina of shining hairs. My earrings turned back to water and trickled down my shoulders; I shrugged the drops off my beautiful fur.”

(The Snow Child – A Retelling of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs)

“So the girl picks a rose; pricks her finger on the thorn; bleeds; screams; falls.
Weeping, the Count got off his horse, unfastened his breeches and thrust his virile member into the dead girl. The Countess reined in her stamping mare and watched him narrowly; he was soon finished. Then the girl began to melt. Soon there was nothing left of her but a feather a bird might have dropped; a bloodstain, like the trace of a fox’s kill on the snow; and the rose she had pulled off the bush… The Count picked up the rose, bowed and handed it to his wife; when she touched it, she dropped it. “It bites!” she said.”

(The Company of Wolves – A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood)

“She stands and moves within the invisible pentacle of her own virginity. She is an unbroken egg; she is a sealed vessel; she has inside her a magic space the entrance to which is shut tight with a plug of membrane; she is a closed system; she does not know how to shiver. She has her knife and she is afraid of nothing.”


Conclusion

This research has helped me developed my idea as these authors inspire my idea and show you can take something already created and make it your own. Into The Woods showed me how you can combine these fairy tales. Roald Dahl and Angela Carter showed me you can make these fairy tales gross or mature, or how they should really be in our reality.


Bibliography:

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/01/23/arts/23JPINTOTHEWOODS/23JPINTOTHEWOODS-master675-v2.jpg (Accessed: 2 February 2017).

https://lhstomtom.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/41315-mckevitt-intothewoodspicture.jpg (Accessed: 2 February 2017).

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51cTjS2dxYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg (Accessed: 2 February 2017).

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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.

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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.

Charity Project; Porch Light

Porch Light

http://www.porchlight.org.uk/what-we-do

“At Porchlight, we help people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to; some people are homeless, others are struggling to cope with the pressures in their lives and need our support to keep on track.  

As a charity working across Kent, we help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. We provide young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, to play an active role in their local community and to fulfil their potential.

In 2015/16 we supported nearly 5000 people but we couldn’t do it without the hard work and commitment of supporters, partners, funders and staff, and of course, the people that we support.”

The task set was to create a short video to help create awareness of the charity, and to use existing poems created on the subject by drama students within Canterbury College. I am working with Charley Taft on this project, we both decided that we wanted to create our own poem as we felt it would be more genuine if we thought of the words as well.


ASA

asa-ashxThe Advertising Standards Authority is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. We apply the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice. Our work includes acting on complaints and proactively checking the media to take action against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements.

Our aim is make sure that all UK advertising, wherever it appears is legal, decent, honest and truthful and our preferred approach is to work with, rather than against, advertisers, agencies and media to achieve this.

To prevent problems from arising in the first place, there is a wealth of advice resources available, many of them free. From this section you can find direct links to the advice and training resources provided by CAP.

You will also find advice on how our process works if someone has made a complaint about your ad and advice on making a complaint about a competitor.

The ASA recognises the importance of providing a service that is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Please let us know when you first contact us if you have any accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

The internet overtook television for the first time ever as the most complained about medium with 13,477 complaints about 10,202 ads, an increase of 35%. from 2013.

https://www.asa.org.uk/


The Poem

Do you ever see every single green leaf fall from a tree?

I do.

Do you ever feel the winds begin to change at sea?

I do.

Do you hear the last buzz of a bee?

I do.

Do you ever wish for the seasons to save you?

Do you ever feel the cold concrete floor, with brisk snow used as a duvet to keep you warm?

I do.

Do you ever wake up to the morning sun, a shade of red, only to be disguised by the storm?

I do. 

Do you ever hope for a blanket that’s no longer alone?

I do.

Do you ever wish for the seasons to save you?

Do you ever lay in rain drops that fall?

I do.

Only hoping the rain will become small?

I do.

Leaving the old life behind?

I do.

Do you ever wish for the seasons to save you?

Do you ever hope that you’ll get longer nights?

I do.

To hide away from the bright lights?

I do.

To not long for help from invisible friends?

I do.

Do you ever wish for the seasons to save you?

I wish, just one wish that I won’t have to lay down and watch the seasons change as you all carry on with your day.


Story Board

The story board shows an idea of how we want to lay out our video. Each photo/wording will represent a particular season from Autumn to Summer.

We will be using fellow students to voice the video and then attaching images to this on Adobe Prem.

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