How helpful was the Research?
The class analysis ‘Making a murderer’ and ‘Prison
Break’. Also homework presentation analysis gave me
a visual introduction on the key details and structure
of codes and conventions.
Techniques that I used in my film is split screen to
separate 4 scenes onto one page to show us walking
into the school. First person camera to show that
Anzar was getting bullied.Mis-en-scene was used
such as props we used was a plastic bag, a shopping
trolley,classrooms. We used text to show dialogue
throughout the film.
In our A-B story we used Storyboards, Recce, Call
sheet,Treatment, Location pictures.
We used a storyboard to help us with our film, we didn’t stick to
the plan but then we improved it by adding my scenes with more
The storyboard helped us by guiding us through each scene.
The Call sheet helped us by telling everyone in the group
where to meet and who is in each scene.
The Treatment helped us by telling us what the film is about.
The Location pictures helped us with planning where we were
Strengths & Weaknesses, group
Our group collaborated very well with
the whole film. We separated tasks on
editing and we combined our videos
together to get the last result.
We worked well on transitions such as
blacking out the screen and using split
screen to indicate four things happening
We took turns filming each scene; at one
point we were all in the film. I think this
is good because most films we watched
in class didn’t include all the staff.
Our group didn’t have a lot of
The main weakness was that we didn’t cut
the sound out when we was editing so we
could hear some dialogue.
We filmed a scene with objects in the
background and when we did another
scene the objects wasn’t there.
Which genre conventions did you follow?
The genre we used for this short
film was a horror. We used
spooky music and lots of blackout
to indicate it was a horror. The
location the story was set in was
a school. The whole idea of the
story was school girls getting
killed by a murderer. The props
we used empty classrooms, quiet
hall ways and the back of the
Audience feedback with your thoughts. Film and poster.
The feedback we received was very helpful.We got
It was scary to watch because there was a lot of
tension used by spooky music and blackouts. Good
transitions were used throughout with blackout and
split screens. Good contrasting to make the scene
look old. It made the film look interesting by jumping
from first to third person to show different stages of
the film. The only bad thing that was said is to cut out
the sound in the background because it was heard.
The feedback i received for my poster was very
honest and critical and helped me for the future.
The feedback i got told is:
To zoom into the picture so we can see the image.
The title relates to the background which gives it a
good effect. It looks like a horror movie poster.
Targets for improvements
Next time cut the background sound when editing so that we can't hear access
Make sure you don’t exaggerate scenes so it doesn’t look too long.
Make sure to hold the camera still so the footage doesn’t look shaky