For My A2 coursework I will be working with Harry Aquilina in creating a short 5 minute film!
Our film will look surviellance and modern society.
The main representations we will be exploring is peoples privacy and in this I mean how people are always being watched in what they do, whether it be going to the shops or at work there is always somebody or something monitoring what you do.
Another representation will be about modern society, with this we will look at why people are always being monitored.
In the film we combine different shots to give the impression to the audience that everyone is suspious and everbody is wary of everbody. We will hopefully use CCTV footage to show more reality in what we mean on how people are being watched.
We hope to start the film with archive footage which will set the scene and give the audience a suggestion to what the film is goin to be about and what to expect. Showing this will hopefully make the audience want to carry on watching the film as it gives a meaning to what we are trying to represent.
In order for a film to be complete it must have an equilibrium, start-middle-end. However it doesnt been necessarily have to be in that order. In our case we will start the film off after the archive footage with scenes from the end of the film, then flash back to the build up to what you see. Then it will lead up to what you saw and then an ending will be in place.
So after the archive footage it will cut to a shot of a normal everyday street, we will focus on a police car on 'blues and twos' driving past. We decided on having this as police links to CCTV and being watched etc. This will be right at the front of the shot and then once its gone past we will focus on a street corner in which a normal looking male walks out of and down the street. As he walks down the street we will film different shots of him and the sound to this will be music coming from his headphones. Specifially we hope the audience will pick up that he has a laptop in his hands.
From here we see a woman walking up to her curtains in her house and then we switch to her POV of her opening them and see this man walking past and in the background you see a mystery white van following close behind. Then we cut to a medium close up of the male and then we cross focus to the van behind and then we show two guys look at a picture of the male on a piece of paper and then see them drive slowly up the male. Then we have an established shot of the male bundled into the van and then it fades to white. From here we then go through the moments leading up to him getting taken away and we portray it so we keep the audience guessing. Once we get to the first scene again we start to unfold why it happened.
Our target audience would be of the age between 18-30 who are from a working class who have an interest in society, crime and technology. They will be familar with security features and technology and have a feeling towards modern day society and what happens withour people knowing.
Our film has similar aspects to shows like spooks, 24, shows that deal with smart crime. Also films which feature similar shots that we like include eagle eye and enemy of the state.
This could mean that instition wise we could look towards BBC as they have aired spooks but in terms of film insition Dreamworks were associated with Eagle eye and Touchstone pictures were the instition with Enemy of the state.
Representation- Our film will include a main character who has similar aspects of a Uni student who has an interest in Technology. Therefore we will be representing people of a social class of middle class as they will be able to afford new technology but also this class as they would of just left univeristy. We will represent how technology can change people.
Institution- From research i have seen 2 similar shows that show certain aspects of what our film has. These are 24 and spooks. These are similar to our idea as they both are to do with crime but also represent change in technology. I feel spooks has a realism to it and this is what we want to accomplish with our film therefore BBC could be seen as an ideal institution. However in terms of 'Films' I have seen Eagle Eye which includes a young working male similar to ours who is familair with technology and the film has similar shots to what we want so i feel this is a good film to look at in terms of similar films. Eagle eye is associated with Dreamworks.
Values - Values we are trying to show are that how people have limited privacy in modern day society and how society acts in peoples lives. We will show limted privacy through different shots in the film such as CCTV shots.
Audience - Our audience will be Young middle/working class males who have an interest in Security and technology and how people are always being monitored. Also they will be able to relate to the main character in our film who fits our target audeince. Prefferably they will have a good experience with modern technology.
Language - In the film the music and setting of the scene will help explain to the audience what else is happening in the scene. Certain music will help build tension or help show what is going to happen. Also we will think carefully on where to film as this will help aid the realsim of the film.
Ideology - The film will deal with privacy in modern day society and how people can't escape certain aspects of life such as being watched closely by anyone around them. In the film we want to show how everybody is watching everybody and give that sense of mystery to the audience.
Narrative - See above. Film is briefly explained.
Genre - I feel that through the conventions that our film is showing, I would put our film as a crime drama, as it represents society and problems in society but also as it deal with security of ourselves i feel it has elements of crime introduced into the equation.