Monday, 28 September 2009

film script

Script

Setting

Bow E3, set in the grimy back streets of, East London our film is aimed to capture the real visualization of Gangs of London.

Characters

Our protagonist is a young white male who goes by the name of Derek, nicknamed D.

He has a group of friends:

Phil, Grant, Trigger, Frank, Pam and Lauren.

The gang that these friends get involved with is one of the most renowned gangs in east London and the names of the members are

Trevor, Scott, Danny, Boyce and Alicia.

SCENE 1:

It’s a Friday night and school has just broken up for the weekend, the brothers Phil and Grant and the rest of the gang are on the way home, but they will see each other very soon, that night a massive party was being held down the road from where the brothers live. Some of the lads have organized to pick up some weed for the party and planned to rob the local newsagents for some alcohol if they refused to serve it to them. They were all looking forward to tonight it had been planned for over a month, everyone who was anyone was going to be there. We have Derek in the background with his hood up listening to music not doing much at all being a rebellious youth.

Derek: “cool g you all on that massive party ting tonight? Stihl.”

Grant: “yeah Fam don’t want the rest of you ducking out init!”

All reply: “yeah yeah we’re still on that init.”

Trigger: “ Oi Blud you picked up the draw yeah?”

Frank: “ nah man not yet I’m linking my boy in a bit stihl.”

Trigger: “safe hurry up though man I’m cattin for a zute fam.”

Grant: “ cool we’ll link outside the house at like 8 then init, girls see you girls later yeah?” grant winks at Pam and Lauren

Lauren: “Fuck off you perve!”

As the friends disperse the local gang walks past and push Derek up to the wall and pretends to start a fight with him but then all is revealed when they acknowledge him (friends look shocked) and ask

Gang member: “ Yo Derek safe yeah you still coming to this party tonight?”

Derek: “yeah man see you boys there”

Gang member: “course blud link up later man we gotta roll init sort out some wastemans, cool”

Derek and the gang exchange nods and good byes

Scene 2: montage of shots

Background music grime kid by Wiley

We see frank picking up the drugs, Phil and Grant are running away from the local off license with their stolen booze, and grant is about to put a condom in his wallet but then throws it away with a smirk.

Scene 3: The Friends meet outside the party (Trigger, Frank, Pam and Lauren are late)

Derek: “ehy where you lot been blad?! This party ting started ages ago blud I been waiting here for time! Thought you lot ducked out fam”

Grant and Phil: “yeah fuck sake man”

Frank: “Yo I got the shit init fam lets roll deep”

Grant: “alright girls, looking fine tonight” – grant smirks

Pam and Lauren: “for fuck sake grant get over it you aint got a chance of getting with my tings blud!”

Friends enter party, they’re all having a good time, all drunk and smoking franks drugs, and then the local gang Derek met earlier arrives. Derek leaves his friends and begins to get drawn in with the gang crowd. The gang leader notices a rival gang have turned up to the party, they all acknowledge what’s going on and move towards the other gang, Derek sticks with the gang, his friends try to stop him but he doesn’t listen. A massive fight breaks out between the two gangs, the gang leader hands Derek a knife, Derek nods at him showing he knows what he wants him to do, as Derek moves off he is followed by a rival gang member also with a knife. People are running screaming in all different directions, finally an ear piercing cry is heard and the party clears and we see Derek lying on the floor holding his stomach, knife lying beside him, the gang he thought he trusted, the gang he begged acceptance from had left him. His friends turn up all tearful. Grant and Phil are either side of Derek trying to stop the bleeding, Pam and Lauren are crying, Pam calls the police

Pam: “hello?! Please help our friend has been stabbed!”

Officer on phone: “ok m’am please try to calm down and tell me where you are?”

Pam: “erm I . . . we’re outside the daylight inn pub please hurry! He’s dying blud!”

Derek: “shit man shit man I’m gonna die! I don’t wanna die man!”

Grant: “fam you gonna be fine blud trust the ambulance is on the way fam just hold on!”

Phil: “where the fuck is this ambulance fam!?”

Pam: “they’re on the way just stop the bleeding!”

Derek: “shit man, I’m done blud”

Shot fades to black sad music rolls in

Scene 4:

We hear knocks on the door, the rival gang member who stabbed Derek is who the police is after, he looks around too see if there is a window or any way he can escape but there is no option he is two floors up he will break his leg if he tries to jump out the window.

Police: “don’t try to run sir we have the building surrounded!”

Rival gang member: “fuck this is it”

Screen cuts to black music starts (eminem 8mile)

Credits roll

END

Monday, 14 September 2009

media film

my media film will be based on gang culture based in london and how young tens can be wrongly influenced by gang culture and how it can start a spiraling downfall in life if you make the wrong decisions. The basic outline of the film is that we have a young group of teens living in a heavily gang laden part of London, they start to mix and become friends with a local gang, one friend in particular (terrance) is drawn into the gang life and this is a pivotal point in the film and his life where it starts to go wrong . he begins getting into small time crimes, pick-pocketing etc and as the film goes on (we see a montage of him climbing the ladder of crime) and the crimes get worse as he goes on. Finally we have a gang to gang confrontation and terrance stabs someone and kills them. The gangs immediately disperse and police turn up. we then move to terrance at home and the police turn up, and the equilibrium is restored as he serves time in the correctional system.

my film represents teens in london and how easily they can let their lives slip, but it also represents how holding it together and staying along the straight and narrow path can keep you safe.

my institution in an ideal world would be like the UK film council and film four because these are the british film institutions that represent what my film is about, and also like british film my film is based a lot on realism, representing as true as possible what events like these lead to and representing london gang culture in its true light.

the values of my film are much like lahaime all in black and white and very realistic, also based around uk independently funded films such as kidulthood and adulthood, my film will have the same values as these.

my audience will be aimed at teens who are surrounded by this gang culture and crime etc, the film is aimed to reveal what gangs are like and how they can be, the crime you can get into when you look up to the wrong crowd.

the language used in my film focuses on what these teens would be listening to such as RnB, Hip-hop and rap etc, which can be very aggressive music and lyrically often relates to crime. the posters hanging in their bedrooms etc all this will relate and link to the language setting of the film. hanging out on street corners/body language. also what they wear will represent who they are, such as colours that represent the gangs they belong to age groups etc.

ideology most of the film will be in black and white to represent the dark and light that surrounds the film ( good and bad), also adding effects to the finished product to make it seem a little bit more grainy/dirty to add to the grime london feel of gang culture. my aim is to avoid the flash glamourous film making styles of hollywood etc.

narrative like any film it will have a begging middle and end/equilibrium, dis-equilibrium and then the building back to that original equilibrium, that is represented in my film by the equilibrium of the friends having a good time and walking the straight line etc, which is then disrupted by the influence of gang crime and culture that sadly these teens get into and finally this is fixed with introducing the correctional system that they are put into (prison) which then rebuilds that equilibrium.

genre- the genre of my film will be based much like kidulthood and adulthood, crime drama

Thursday, 9 July 2009

video: the package

video

newspaper jpg

my newspaper: evaluation

in making my newspaper i leant various skills and techniques in using indesign, i also examined other local newspapers to help create a basis for my own, making it less professional to suit local newspaper styles compared to the professional ones you see everyday. i also dulled many of the bright colours on my front page to compensate for the fact that if this were to be printed on normal newspaper quality paper bright colours never really come out well, so i dulled many of the bright colours with a layer of transparent white over the top of these bright coloured layers.

i also used classic newspaper fonts and font sizes to simulate real newspaper styles and conventions. all the adverts and extra graphic designs used on the front page were created by me, rather than copying and pasting from the internet creating these myself helped me learn how newspaper companies work in the real work and helped me learn the tools of the trade for the newspaper industry.

another keeping of generic newspaper styles is the columns in the articles, blatant but useful and would send the newspaper into shambles if i had not included it in my newspaper design.  

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Oh hooray.

Comment on the best bits: This is light and funny. The old lady is a lucky chance. The casting is dead right (I don't know why, but they just look right).


Things you can improve: A lot of the shots are very jerky - when you use the tripod, you need to slack off the pan head only until you can pan and tilt smoothly.


Marks are out of 3 for this:
0 means you haven't done it.
1 is lowest - it means that there is a lot that needs to be done, but that you have the material to sort it out and make it work.
2 means that you've done the job competently and it is OK.
3 means that you've done some parts of it really very well, and should work to exploit this.

CAMERA
Medium Shot MS 2
Long Shot LS 3
Close Up CU 1
XLS - extreme long shot 1
XCU - extreme close up 0
Pan 3
Tilt 2
Zoom 2
Cross focus 2
Deep focus 3
Tracking shot (dolly, hand held, shoulder shot) 1
Point of View - POV 1
Use of tripod 1

EDIT
Shot - reverse shot 3
Establishing shot 3
Cut 3
Dissolve3

Total out of 54 = 34 = 63% = C

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Toby, congrats on your trousers, they look really well today.
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the package: filming

we  acquired one extra actor to film the sequence, this is because we did not have enough actors to shoot beforehand, and simultaneously filming while we acted to save time and requiring less people to be involved in the process, in short saving time and effort.

the package: location

location:
again we used the road outside our school to get our filming accomplished as quickly as possible so we can get onto the editing stage as soon as possible.

the package: planning

planning:
our idea for our video is plain and simple, the story line is literally a man has a package, drops his package, women find his package then attempts to eat his package. realizes she cant eat the package, leaves the package, another man comes along and steals the package.

the idea behind this is this simple plot allows all the shots and edits can be used easily because there is nothing else to worry about.