Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Here is the track that has been created for our opening sequence.
The lyrics can be found here: 


Both cuts were uploaded to youtube, for feedback. We will use the comments we get to improve.

The first is uploaded to Yas' youtube account
The second is uploaded to Jess' youtube account

As neither video's received any feedback, we had to think of another way to gain some. We decided to ask some other members of the class what they thought worked well and which elements they thought needed improving.

Second Cut

This is our second cut so far. Using the track that Camilla and Bex made along with the new footage.

Using my research on titles i played around with ours, until i had something that i liked, and that was a little more interesting.

We have uploaded our first cut and the second cut so far, onto youtube for feedback. 

Friday, 11 February 2011

Looking at titles

As i was having difficulty choosing where to place our credits, i decided to look at chick flicks and see where their titles are placed.

The titles to this opening are in a pink font, this represents the genre of the film, indicating to the audience that its main audience is girls. The use of the glitter effect also adds to this. The same font is used throughout the title sequence liking the title of the film together with the actors names and so on. The titles are not kept in the same place, they are spread around the screen, often in the space that isn't being used. They are placed over things we are not really meant to take interest in, keeping us focused on the main characters.

The titles to Made In Manhattan are very different to the ones in 13 going on 30. They are white in color and the use of two fonts gives it a sort of class. This seems as though it is aimed at both genders. Instead of scattering the credits around the page they have kept them in the centre and the bottom centre. As much as i like these titles i feel as though the 13 going on 30 titles will suit our opening more. Again the same fonts are used throughout.

There isn't much of a title sequence to this but i thought i'd include it anyway as its different to the others. The beginning of this film is very quirky with the small animation of the moving shapes. The font is pink, and placed in the centre. The title is broken up and a little star bounces near the bottom.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Audience research questionnaire.

I made a questionnaire to hand out to the rest of my class. This will help me determine what our target audience will be and what kinds of people watch chick flicks. I will also be able to see what kinds of things/people others expects to see in our opening.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Filming Schedule #2

Saturday 5th February
The plan today was to complete the second set of bedroom shots, using the new soundtrack.
We completed the bedroom shots, and began editing the following week.

Wednesday 9th February
We want to try and get the rest of the shots done today, We need to film the bike ride to school, and the scene where Chandler arrives along with the popular girls. 
We were unable to film as two members of the group were absent, instead we continued to edit the new footage.

Alterations to script

The script was re-written due to the change of song. 

Scene 1
Chandler is asleep in bed she rolls over and falls out of her bed. She gets up switches on teh light then puts a song on her ipod. there is a close up of the ipod playing. she then opens her curtains and grabs her clothes. Chandler is dancing in her room whilst singing and listening to the song me and camilla made.We see mid shots, high angle shots and low angle shots to see every point of view of her dancing. Chandler is dancing in her pajamas.
The camera cuts again to a mid shot and Chandler hops across the screen as she attempts to put on her socks. She then hops the other was as she puts the other sock on. The camera remains where it is as it waits for her to cross the screen again.
The camera cuts again to another point in the bedroom, still focusing on chandler. This time she is pulling on a jumper over her t-shirt. She is having difficulty. The song remains to play.
Another mid shot of chandler as she does the button up on her trousers. She is stood by the bed post which has a scarf placed on it. Once the button is done up there is a close up of the bed post as Chandlers had grabs the scarf. Its quick. Another close up of Chandlers neck as the scarf is wrapped around. Chandler positions herself infront of the mirror again as she holds up earings to see what they'd look like. Her head is bobbing in time to the music.
Chandler is looking in the mirror the camera is above her shoulder so we can see her refelction. . Chandler falls on the floor very dramatically, knocking over things in her room while she falls.
Chandler see's her watch and realizes she is late for school, we see an extreme close up of her watch..
Chandler then runs out of her bedroom  skidding out of the door she then runs down the stairs. while she is running she falls down the steps. into the kitchen a tracking shot of to get some cereal and milk to refill her breakfast bike.

  SARA: Oh darling you look positively radiant. Don't  let anyone tell you otherwise

 Chandler leaves her house catching her cardigan in the door as she walks her cardigan rips off. Chandler begins to put on her protective gear and fills up her breakfast bike and puts on her rucksack. As she gets on her bike Ridin Dirty begins to play. The screen pauses and as 'they see me rolling' begins to play we are bought back to Chandler who is riding her bike. This is slow motion and chandler is trying to be sexy. Still in slow motion Chandler pours the cereal into the bowl strapped to the front of her bike, she does this using over exaggerated movements. Chandler now pours the milk ontop, again with big movements. She whips out a spoon from behind her ear and goes to take a mouthful.
The camera uses a tracking shot  follow Chandler on her way to school. Chandler arrives at school as the popular girls are getting out of there car. Ridin dirty is still playing in the background as the popular girls pull up the music is no longer in the background and is being played in their car radio this turns off as the girls get out of the car. all three girls are walking along and swish their hair at the same time

CHANDLER: Oh hey gurrls you look super nice hot today!!

The "BFF BBZ" both look at each other

 Brooke: oh hey bbz you look so good today you should  totally ask out Brad he would toally say yes.

Brad is the school heartthrob. As Brooke is talking to Chandler Bailey pushes chandler into Alan Smithe, the school geek as he walks past.

ALAN SMITHE: oh! (alan laughs nervously trying not to make eye contact) Hey you look really nice today!

CHANDLER: EWWW, ALAN SMITHE! I'm like way out of your league. people cant see us speaking.


Alan gets very flustered and walks/runs off. Chandler walks into school completely oblivious that she is the geek.