Friday, 1 April 2011

Film Budget

Before making the film we discussed props and costumes as we needed to make the film as cheaply as possible.

We managed to find costumes and props at home meaning we didn't need to spend money on more. We used a dress which Olivia already had.The dress was plain white (as we wanted) and it fitted the time period perfectly. We also saved money on the props by using a rake which Chloe had at home.

Another way we saved money was by using the schools cameras and macs. This meant we didn't need to rent or buy our own equipment.

In the industry we would've had to hire help i.e. directors, producers, editors and make up/costume designers. As we did all of this within the group we didn't need to pay anybody else.

Universal studios

I recently went to Universals in Florida. I liked how they had several rides based on stories and characters we all know for example, the hulk, Harry Potter, Spiderman, Simpsons, Shrek, The mummy and Jaws. Universal have two separate parks: Universal studios and Universals islands of adventure.

Universal studios
I personally thought this park was aimed for young adults/adults. The park had rides such as Shrek 4D, the mummy, the simpsons, Jaws, the terminator, Hollywood rip ride rocket, and twister.

Hollywood's rip ride rocket is a roller coaster. The small touches they have added to this ride has made it one of the best roller coasters ever. When you get onto the ride, you have to chose the music you're going to listen to during the roller coaster and when the rides over you can buy a video of you on the ride.
I like the way this park has brought to life some of the best films of all time. They made each ride very individual creating an unforgettable experience.

Universal Islands of adventure
This park is probably aimed for the children. It has the spiderman, the hulk, harry potter land, cat in the hat rides and Jurassic park.

Harry Potter land was amazing. They built Diagon alley which has Olivanders, Zonkos, Honeydukes, Dervish and Banges and many more Harry Potter favourites. My favourite part was where they built a ride inside hogwarts and you got to look around hogwarts whilst you queued. 

The rides
Universal have used characters from films in which they have made. For example they made 'The mummy returns' in 2001, co-production in Alphaville. They also made Jurassic park 111 (2002) and The hulk (2003). By making rides based on characters and films they are promoting their films and if people had never seen them they might. This would also increase merchandise sales as people may buy a t shirt or keyring after the ride.

Filming sessions

We went filming on Monday the 7th March and Thursday 10th March. We filmed it in 2 filming sessions. We decided to split it into 2 shorter filming sessions instead of 1 long one. This was because we needed a specific type of lighting and filming before or after this lighting would ruin continuity. In the 2 filming sessions we managed to film most of it however when we looked back on it we recognised a few continuity errors and a few gaps in the story.

Since then we have edited half of it and chose the music. The music we chose was eery and scarey and set the scene. We have planned a few editing sessions during the week as we have a week until the whole opening is due in.