Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Snapshot from film

Here is a snapshot of the production 'The Hunt'.  It is an establishing shot of a detective standing over a dead body. We felt that this shot is a very good shot to establish to the audience what is going on, this helps us to explain the narrative of the story. We will edit this shot to make it a little darker to make it easier to see.

7- Evaluation- sound clip

6- Evaluation- Prezi

5- Evaluation- Powtoon

4- Evaluation- powerpoint

3- Evaluation- Comic

2- Evaluation- Photo Sequence

1- Evaluation- News Article

1- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?  (In the form of a newspaper article)

The Hunt, How Does it Compare to Other films?

With the new thriller film ‘The Hunt’ out this week, we look at how it compares to other film openings. The films directors Tom Edwards and Alec Jetha have been heavily influenced by other psychological thrillers such as 'Se7en'. With director Alec Jetha saying "Our film puts the audience on edge and uses no dialogue in the opening to keep the narrative mysterious." 

'The Hunt' opens with many different camera angles and shots to provide a good viewing for the audience. "This was important for us as we felt we needed some way of telling the narrative to our audience without dialogue, we tried to maximize our use of props and mise en scene" stated Tom Edwards.  The opening of 'The Hunt' also uses a soundtrack like many other film openings. The films directors felt that using an eerie sound opening would have an impact on the audience. This technique was similar to other film openings such as 'Se7en', 'Silence Of The Lambs' and 'The Godfather'.

The font of the films title and opening credits also fitted the conventions of a psychological thriller. The font again compares to other films such as 'Se7en'. We can see that Tom Edwards and Alec Jetha have many comparisons to conventions of real media products. Evidence of this is with the use of a soundtrack, mise-en-scene, titles and font type.

However, we can also see some ways in which 'The Hunt' challenges forms and conventions of other media products. This is because of the facilities the directors had. Other products have had the luxury of a high budget. This is something Alec Jetha and Tom Edwards did not have. This meant that they could  not use paid actors or vast amount of props. 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Attempted Editing

Attempted Editing

On the 14th of March we had our first editing session of our production. At first we found it hard to establish how long we wanted each shot to last. However, when we worked it out we felt as though it was a successful lesson. We learnt a lot more about final cut and the techniques needed to get a good shot.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Hunt Film Title vs Other thrillers

The Hunt
This is our film title. We were mainly influenced by the title of the crime thriller 'Se7en'. The simple black background allows the audience to focus on the title name. The font of our title also fits the genre of thrillers and is very simple but effective.


This film title was mine and Alecs main inspiration when making our film title. As you can see, it is very similar to The Hunt. This is because of the simple black background and white font.

The Shawshank Redemption

This is another famous film that had an influence on me and Alec. As you can see it uses the technique of having a black background with white font. This simpleness makes the movie more intriguing for the audience.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Music Choices

Music Choices

We feel as if this soundtrack would be effective for our first scene, where we have close ups on the dead body and the props. It's simple and doesn't draw the audience away from the visual elements whilst also causing an eerie element. 

Creepy Halloween Soundtrack

Music Choices For Film

Music Choices For Film

Here is another soundtrack we ware thinking of using for our opening.

Music Choices For Film

Music Choices For Film

Me and Alec have recently been talking about what music we are going to use for our production. We have come across a number of soundtracks which we feel are suitable for our film opening. They fit the genre of our film very well. 
We had to make sure the soundtrack was copy right free which was shown by the creator of the music in the description of the video.

1- The Prestige

Monday, 10 March 2014

Second Filming Session

Second Filming Session

Throughout our second filming session we managed to use all the camera angles we wanted to use to show the narrative of our film. 

These included:

-Close Ups
-Extreme Close Ups 
-Establishing shots
-Tracking Shots
-P.O.V shot 

We also managed to use the props we wanted to include to help explain the narrative of the film such as the knife, mask and gloves.

One problem Alec and I encountered was the decision of some of the shots, we both had trouble working out how long some of the shots were and if they were accurate enough for the audience to understand. To solve this problem, we made sure we took multiple shots of each scene to increase our chances of pulling off a successful shot.  

Wednesday, 5 March 2014



For our film, me and Alec have had to make a budget breakdown to see how much our production will cost.

Mask- £5-£15
Prop Knife/Weapon- £5-£10
Plastic Disposable Gloves- £1-£2
Notepad- £1-£3

The cameras we are using are free as they have been paid for by the schools media department, furthermore the location we are using is a free public park which means no payment is needed. All costumes and most props have already been paid for and our cast of actors are free.

Budget of film- The budget of our film shall be below £25. 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Film Inspiration

Film Inspiration

After researching scenes from detective films, me and Alec have found a clip from The Wire. This scene does not use much dialogue which is why me and Alec feel as if it can help us for our filming. The mise en scene within the clip tells the narrative of the story, which is what we are aiming to do.
The many camera angles and shots of this clip also tell the audience the story. Close ups are a key feature they use to get every detail involved- this is something me and Alec want to achieve within our production.

Mask Research

Hannibal Lector

The mask of Hannibal Lector is similar  to a dog muzzle. This links to the narrative of the story, where Hannibal Lector eats humans. By covering the killers lower face, we can still see his eyes. This emphasizes fear and emotion from the killer.

Mask Research

Mask Research


The mask of scream is also a very famous image within horror and thriller films, the mask represents a ghoulish face black eyes. Not one feature of the killers face is shown. 

Monday, 3 March 2014

Mask Research

Mask Research

In order to make the killer in our film unique. I have decided to do some research on masks to gather ideas, by having a good mask we shall be able to emphasize the fear for the audience. 

Michael Myers 

The mask of Michael Myers is one of the most iconic and famous masks of all time, it has been shown in the Halloween movies and is arguably one of the most famous antagonists in horror/thriller film history. 

The mask has humanistic features which only reveal the eyes of the killer. This has a big influence on the audience and drives fear into his victims. 

Location Change

Location Change

For mine and Alecs production, we have decided to have a change of location. This is because Jubilee Park is not suitable for the shots we want to do. Our new location is more local which means it will be easier for us to carry props and equipment.