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Director for Moving Image Production – HND YR 2 – Task 2

After I had chosen what story to go with I then chose a team and actors.

For the team I chose a leicester based photographer and myself as we were going to be filming in public areas I wanted to keep it to a small team
For my actors I chose a close friend of mine and her 12 month old little boy. The photographer I chose is also a relative of the 12 month old which made it less stressful for the boy&mother.

to begin with we had to chose where we were going to film and what, as I wanted mainly natural shots we chose small cafes and public areas.

once we made it into a small cafe we asked if it was acceptable to do some filming, they had agreed on the condition we didn’t show alot of the area, so we sat and discussed a closed in, and close up shot of mother and son to begin with.

For health and safety reasons we could only film when the area was not busy so none of the public would trip or feel unsafe in the area.

We only had a short amount of time to film due to working with a small child and they have certain demands at times.
I feel if we had alot longer it would of worked out better.

My Starting scene will be more titles than it would be clips, I wanted to include titles to bring more facts to the people watching,
I then would want to include what seems to be a story to the back of it of someone meeting their friend with a child.

as a director I wanted to not take the role of camera and I allowed someone else to do it and I took the role of making sure the scene is camera ready, instead of dialogue I chose to use more music to bring more of a heartfelt feeling.

I believe if I had stuck to one story and used the time given properly It would of been alot better than my finished piece

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Director Task 3 Kraft

“The world today is rapidly changing, evolving and presenting people with increasing pressures of modern life. Despite the fact that in some ways we are more connected than ever, we are also more alienated from each other with increasing demands and expectations. Kraft Peanut Butter celebrates the times when we come together in authentic connections with loved ones, the times we “Stick Together” in a world that pulls us apart.

 

For this brief we are looking for stories about everyday moments of connection between loved ones. These films should be powerful, heartfelt and unifying. Tell a story about a powerful and real connection, show us those beautiful moments we come together!”

A tale of two brothers and their passion for cars.

Starting with a rolling shot of Harry and his car then Taylor walking over to them greeting each other like brothers, to them talking about modding cars. –

Currently shot a 4 minute of Taylor and Lewis (Harry was MIA) standing next to a car, talking, Next shot would hopefully be them talking about cars and how they enjoy doing it together.

Idea did not work.

Using someone who is allergic to peanut butter but they wanted to make their friends favourite sandwich which is Peanut butter and bananas. Using loads of gloves and all sorts to try and make the sandwich, a friend sees and wants to help make the sandwich.

Making it clear that main is allergic to nuts by showing phone conversations between main 1 and main 2.
“lets meet for lunch!”
“sure what do you fancy, Ill make :)”
“Peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!”
“I’m allergic remember silly, but ill make one for you :)”
http://www.ios7text.com/

Then to a shot of main one getting the peanut butter and placing many pairs of gloves on and tying a scarf round face. Unable to pick the knife up, keeps dropping it. main 3 sees the problem and comes to help.
They make the sandwich and put it together and it ends with the sandwich on the plate ready for other person.
And them smiling at each other, then shot of bears – sticking together.

in bold are my ideas that I had but I did not feel comfortable with or felt I had the time to finish.
In the end I chose a heartfelt message about how many teenage parents often lose friends after giving birth at such a young age.

I chose it as it is something I can relate to having a friend who had a child young but I don’t often get to see due to education commitments.

In this I worked with a small child who was turning 1, working with child is difficult as we couldn’t get much if he was in a bad mood due to something or other.

in the end I managed to achieve a few good shots and I enjoyed working with him and the mother.

the finished piece can be seen here
https://mofilm.com/video/101b3f

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Working around children in a cafe

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Director for Moving Image Production – HND YR 2 – Task 1

Task 1: A Critical Review of the Role of the Director in Fiction Production.

A) you are required to produce a critical review of the role of the director. To evidence this you can write approximately a 1000 word critical review or create a 3-5 minute critical review video which should focus on the role of the director in fiction production.

2 Major areas to cover are:
– Explanation of the TECHNICAL role of the director
-Explanation of the CREATIVE role of the director

It is the directors role to visualize the script in ways where the director chooses the cast members, production design and the creative aspect of filmmaking.

As a part of the Directors job, S/he will ensure they have the correct team.

A technical job for the director would be to ensure all cameras are set to the correct settings, using the correct lenses if required, ensuring the correct filters are in use and how the shot exactly looks, they also include in their roles ensuring all sound equipment is clear, being used by the correct person, and the same with the lighting. Most directors have the power to hire/fire actors

On set a director has full control on dressing the set and undressing the set, although there are offical people for this job a director will take the role in order to make the set up to their standards and camera worthy.

A director will liase with the producer for alot of the work to work on the given budget and ensuring schedules are on time.

Many directors arent usually on set and will leave the main work for a producer to do but ensuring it is all the directors prompting.

A director will give alot of advice on set to the actors and will often spend most days with them in order to be sure they’ve chosen the right actor for the role and to assist them in any way to make the character better,

A creative role for a director will include the script, A director has the power to change the script to how they see fit, Some directors take it upon themselves to become the camera man or sound designer to to be sure everything is going well.
many directors arent recognised for their work due to the producers always being in the limelight.

A Director is often called a storyteller who needs alot of people and equipment in order to bring the script they’ve found to life.
Directors work closely with every team on set from the sound to the dancers, they will often find the music and choregophray for a scene.

in education many aspiring directors will work towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree programs or obtain training in film theory and technical skills through a certificate program.
they would also have gone through alot of business work to understand the budgets involved with making a film.

“Movie directors need creativity and vision to bring a written narrative to the big screen. Diplomacy is also a required skill for movie directors, balancing the demands of a production schedule with the needs of the cast and crew. Movie directors also need good business skills to keep projects on schedule and under budget.”

Directors can and may also act in their own films, For example Quentin Tarantino has starred in a handful of his own films.

you often find directors will try and link all their films together, such as Stanley Kubrick would often have one same piece of set in all this films.

More popularly in the modern age of directors is using the same actors for the main characters in different films.
For example. Tim Burton will quite oftenly have Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter as his main characters. this is often because directors feel their films are the strongest with people they trust and are used to working with.

Noel Clarke would often act, produce and direct in his own productions that are famously national lottery funded.

Directors would get together with the team before even thinking of filming in order to get to know everybody’s strengths and what they would bring to the set professionally.

Many directors start off as script writers or script editors.
An important thing for a director to have is a portfolio also, Before digital technology, film directors built a reel of film clips from the movies on which they had worked.

Often directors have worked in different fields.
Such as Tim Burton, He started as a animator for disney.

Special Screening For DreamWorks Pictures' "Sweeney Todd"
Tim Burton director of Sweeney Todd

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A director acting in a production they are directing.