Friday, 29 November 2013

Testing the idea of fairy tales against my brief

After all of my research earlier in the year I concluded what was expected/wanted of my trailer into one document called my 'brief'. This listed aspects of my film I would need to consider when constructing my ideas as it directed me and gave me restrictions and ideas on to the type of film I must produce. I therefore thought it appropriate that I reviewed my latest idea against that. I selected some of the points that arose in my brief and then evaluated my new idea against them or decided how I would meet these requirements. This is all detailed in the image below.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Investigating storylines

I looked at all of the story lines of these popular fairy tales for some inspiration.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Possible twists

This is the mind map I created of ideas for the 'twist' to our storyline these are the final choices of which we must decide from.

TV drama storylines

I looked on IMDB at the top 10 TV dramas I analysed their storylines for some inspiration and to see why they were so successful.

This has shown me that criminal activity is a popular choice for drama, this theme could provide a useful and much needed twist to my story. Other storylines included themes of...
  • Making a difficult decision
  • Fighting for freedom or control
  • Investigation
  • Following a talented professional
  • Escape
These too could be useful themes for the 'twist' I need to my storyline to make it more dramatic.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Next steps

The 36 dramatic situations

When having to think about changing my story line I came across some research by Georges Polti who categorised every dramatic situation that might occur in a performance or story. This research will be useful to the production of my new idea as it will prompt me on the kind of stories I could be working with as my film is going to be a drama.

The 36 dramatic situations include...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My 25 word pitch ideas

These are 3 ideas of mine for potential 25 word pitches.

My 25 word pitch inspirations

I created this mind-map featuring words I could use in my 25 word pitch. I had to think about what was most interesting about my film and several adjectives to describe my film. I will later need to create a 25 word pitch that...
  • Say something about the characters
  • Has a brief introduction to the storyline
  • Appeals to and captivates the audience