Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Analysis-Domestic Violence#1

This is the first domestic violence short film that I have looked, however I am sure from seeing it just once that it is one of the most powerful. It has given me a huge amount of inspiration so far.
The establishing shot starts of with young women in the middle of work because the women is alone in the shot it automatically suggests to the viewer that she is somehow in danger. This adds to the suspense of the short film. Another short in this short film is a low angle shot. This is a shot of the young girl looking up at a shadow of a strong looking man in the flats above in the window. This shot symbolises the girl as being weak and as the “shadow” or man as having power. It also shows fear as she is looking up to him.


Analysis CheckList For Short Films.

I need to talk about:

Genre.-what sort of genre is it? How can you tell this?
Theorists- Torodov,Valdimir do they relate to this short film
Camera Work
Mise En Scene
Diagetic/Non Diagetic
How they create meaning?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Short Film Example.#1

I love the simplicity of this short film poster. There is not much writing apart from the makers of the film and the film title. At the bottom of the page there is also an email adress for viewers of the poster to contact.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Final Synopsis For My Film

My short film is a campaign for domestic violence. The short film will open with three dead bodies covered up. I am using three different couples to portray different types of domestic violence,in different types of relationships. I will be using a straight couple,a lesbian couple and a gay male couple. This will show that domestic abuse can happen in different types of relationships. I will show that domestic abuse can happen nomatter what your race,sexuality,age or background.I will be showing scenes of the couples in love and happy and showing the domestic violence as a gradual thing.( Does not just happen over night )
The three stories will progress by showing things such as name calling to fights. Eventually three people will end up dead. Two of the victims and one of the abusers. At the end of the short film the scene of the three dead bodies will come back up. Then all the actors will read the helpline numbers.

Straight Couple Location#2

This is a picture of the couple walking down the street. This is the scene where the night all goes wrong and there is some tension between the couple.

#Straight Couple's Location.

Location #1

This is the romantic location,set in greenwich overlooking the river.This picture shows the straight couple in love and enjoying themselves.

My Actor's-#Straight Couple

This is Ieka Walker.She is playing the part of the straight couple. She is the victim.
This is my male actor Jason Kennedy.He is playing the part of the straight couple,male abuser. He is 17years old and is studying drama at college.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Inspiration #1

Allthough this is not a short film. This commercial has given me inspiration for my short film on domestic violence. I like the way this short film is very subtle and only at the end,you see that the girl has been a victim of domestic abuse without them saying this directly.

The short film uses both diagetic and non diagetic sounds. For example the teapot pouring tea. You can hear the sound of the tea coming out which is a normal daily activity. However in this circumstance it is made to seem sinister and odd because the girl character is not reacting to it.

You can also hear the non diagetic sound of a beating sound.This symbolises the domestic abuse.

Analysis #3

This short film is a campaign for girl's self esteem. It is a very effective and powerfull film which is not too dramatic but shows how young girls really feel. It is non fictional which i think adds to the effectiveness of the piece.

The film uses both non diagetic and diagetic sounds. The short film uses slow and sad music very quietly as the background music which adds to the emotion of the film.

The short film also uses lots of close up shots when interviewing/talking to the girls about their self image. These shots are used to see the expression on the girls faces.

The short film also has many action shots where you watch the girls doing their normally daily routine. I think the director of the film choose to do this to make thier lifes more easy to connect and realate with.

Monday, 4 October 2010

From now on I am going to be looking at the different couples in my short film as three seperate mini stories. This is just to make it clearer about what locations i need for each couple and what sets,props ect.

Couple One
This is a gay women couple. I am going to have their romantic scenes based near london bridge at night.

Couple Two

This is a hetrosexual couple. I am going to set their romantic scenes in a park.

Couple 3

This is a homosexual couple . I am going to set their romantic scenes in camden.

Women's Campaign

This is the women's domestic helpline i have chosen to campaign for.
Women's Aid is one of the main womens charity to end domestic violence. There is a helpline for women to ring and talk to someone about what they are going through. It is a free phone which is open 24/7.

Campaign,case study.

This is the men's domestic abuse helpline i have chosen to campaign for.I am going to have a women's and a men's seperate helpline because i have researched and their are not many campaigns that. do helplines

The men's advice line is a confidential helpline for men who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. It is a freephone number and it does not come up on bills.This includes hetrosexual and homosexual males. The men's advice line have trained staff who listen and do not rush you and give you time to talk through your experiences.