Monday, 14 February 2011

What interests you about intertextuality in film.

What is intertextuality? 

Intertextuality is a term to describe the visual referencing between films. simply films 'borrow' from each other, and you may recognise certain camera angles, aspects of Mis En Scene, snippets of sound or other methods of editing of some films you have seen before. 

What interests me about intertextuality in film? 

I find intertextuality interesting because it’s a fine way to include ideas that have been previously used in other films.
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock is a film that has influenced many movies such as; What Lies Beneath, Fatal Attractions, The Stepfather and many more. The shower scene is the scene that other directors tend to use in their thriller movies; however they may change the Mis En Scene to make it their own. Directors tend to keep the camera angles the same in order to create the same scene that they liked. Most directors who use the shower scene from psycho often use the same high camera angle in order to capture the water running from the shower head.

Furthermore, the opening scene of the Stepfather really inspired me and i look to use intertextuality from this scene in our Thriller clips

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


There are basically two types of fonts :

Serif fonts - such as Times and Courier. Serif fonts are generally more traditional and often slightly serif is the extra detail at the end of each stroke of every letter.

Sans Serif fonts - such as Ariel and Comic Sans. Sans Serif fonts are genreally more soft, informal, more modern and more 'friendly'.


The font that was used in the promotion of this flim was PALATINO.
The font is BOLD in regimental CAPITAL LETTERS which makes it stand out as each letter is standing tall, this may connote importance and independency. It is also a Serif font which shows that it is formal and old fashioned, which may connote history. With the font being formal it also indicates importance.

ROCKY used the font, Franklin Gothic Heavy, in the promotion of this film.

This font is BIG and BOLD which stands out, this represents a boxer who is also big and bold and stands out, which is what the film is about. This font is in Sans Serif which shows it is less formal and it is a simple font which could represent a simple guy. Just like a boxer this font punches through, soon as you look at it, it is as if it is hitting you in the face as a boxer in a macth would.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Animated Storyboard

Below is my own animated storyboard that i created due to not being present to do it with my group, i made my own story of a neighbour loosing his dog, the finding it to be murdered in his neighbours back yard, who comes out and murders him too.

Pictures Taken While Making the Soundtrack For our Opening Scene

Putting the film and music together on Soundtrack Pro 
Selecting the music from the list in Soundtrack Pro 
Additional music that was added 

Editing the different sound for instance making the music shorter or longer. 
Watching the clip with the soundtrack playing in Soundtrack Pro 
Selecting the Submix before importing it to Final cut 

Playing the soundtrack 

Pictures Taken While Editing

The clips on final cut, which we used to create our opening scene.
A method in final cut that brings the clips together and makes it seem like one clip.
 Editing the clips
Watching a clip and cutting the clip from were you want it to start and were you want it to finish. this is done by using the I and O button on the keyboard.
Putting the clips together after cutting the clip from were you want it to begin and finish. 

Watching the clip

 Watching and Editing the clip 

 Dragging the clip and watching it 

Finished clip with the Submix that we made. 

Turning the sound off, from the real clip, when putting the submix together. This means the viewer will only be able to hear the submix not the noise or music from the clip, when filming. 

Photos taken while filming our prelim

 Pressing the record button before filming
 Pictures that we included in our Prelim for filming

Focusing on the subject when zooming in

Moving the camera  

Zooming in and out