Thursday, 29 September 2011

Preliminary task. My groups concept and script.

Inside a dark room. Red lighting. Shaot captures first person waiting and taping fingers on table. Scene moves to outside of dark room. Second person walks to door and opens it. The camera captures person two walking through the door from the dark room. Scene moves to watch the two people exchange photos of an actor. Person two picks up pictures and walks out.


  • person 1- 'sighs' (tapping fingers).
  • person 2- (rushes in and excidedly drops her bag on the floor) 'have you got them?'
  • person 1 - 'Finally......Of course i have them.'
  • person 2 - 'Good, let me see, let me see.'
  • person 1-(pushes photos across table to show person 2.)
  • person2- ' Oh......My......God....... you've got them!'

Useful Media studies definitions and key words.

  • Match on action- cut from one shot to the another view that matches the action and pace of the first shot.
  • Shot reverse shot- Term for the conventional way of shooting an exchange between two characters in a film or television programme.
  • 180 degree rule- This is an imaginary line that the camera must not cross unless you want to break theflow of the scene and dosorientate the viewer.
  • Ambient (natural) lighting.
  • Mise-on-scene- consider everything that is in the frame.
  • close-up and mid-shots to show emotion. (Widely used in soap operas).
  • Verissimilitude- the film tries to recreate reality.

Preliminary task:-

Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossign a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character,with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.

My preliminary task group-
  • Zeba.
  • Sonia.
  • Kaya.