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Simply just doing Media . . :)

Prelim Task

AS Opening Sequence

Monday, 21 December 2009


  • By signing this contract I agree to the following conditions put to me by the production team.
  • Turn up on time
  • Bring props which I have confirmed I will bring in. (prom dress, home photo’s, school dress, Casual clothing)
  • Commit myself to after school shooting according to timetable.
  • To co-operate with the production team at all times.
  • To be professional at all times.
  • To attend rehearsal’s according to timetable.
  • Provide contact information (mobile number , address, email)
We understand that you are also in the process of you pre-production and are thankful for your commitment and co-operation. If at anytime you want to contact the production team our information is as stated below.

Thank you.

Signature of Student………………………

Antoinette seki (Sound) - sekian@babbey.bardaglea.org.uk
Joshua Freeland (Director) - freelandjo@babbey.bardaglea.org.uk
Daniel Mutambo (Camera) - mutamboda@babbey.bardaglea.org.uk


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Cast List and Props

  • Esma as Claire

  • Claire's friends


  • Telephone
  • Birthday Cake
  • Candles
  • Photographs
  • Table
  • Table cloth
  • Lamp
  • Photo Album
  • Prom Dess
  • School Clothes


This is the opposite side of Claire, the evil and nasty side, that no one wants to see.


This is the protagonist of Eternal Beauty. Sweet young and beautiful. Calire.

Photo Story Board

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Friday, 11 December 2009

In what ways does your media product USE, DEVELOP or CHALLENGE forms and conventions of real media products?

Our opening sequence follows the normal kind forms and conventions. This is because it introduces you with the main character, however at the same time it also leaves the viewer very confused as you cannot see the main character. "Eternal Beauty" is a Family Drama genre as it is a movie that will appeal to the family, and that a family could relate too. However, as it is just an opening sequence we didn't want to give too much away, as we still wanted to leave a a bit of a mystery.

Our opening sequence follows the same forms as most movies such as:

  • Introducing the main character

  • Showing you the theme

  • Narrative of the main character

Even though we had similar aspects of most films, we still managed to allow our sequence to be unique! This is because the narrative that was said, was something that you would not usually hear in a opening sequences, we did this purposely to draw the audience in, also while the narrator was speaking you could not see her, another factor that made it different from other movies.

Moving on, our film also has a few themes in it to keep the audience entertained, however at the same time it has those themes to also make the audience think! These are the themes of:



Family and Friends




These themes are regular themes that you would see in most family drama's. But our main one is the theme of hope, as it revolves around the main character which also inter-links with the theme of dreams, as they are very similar but carry very huge and different roles. The theme of hope comes from the main character as she believes in something and has to make it happen which is also linked to "My Sisters Keeper" 2009 as her dream was to make something happen regarding her current problem.

How opening sequence of our film is centred around hope. However, in the beginning half of the film you would not catch that as we are trying to make it as vague as possible so we can make the audience confused, which will lead them to carry on watching. However, the narration within the opening does give the theme away a little as it talks about her life.

Another theme in our film is the theme of dreams. This is because through-out the whole movie, Claire has one dream, one hope, one ambition... one goal! So dream is a theme in our film as the film is also centred around it just like the theme of hope.

In the opening of the film, you can see that it is about dreams. This is because the narration talks about her life and how she wishes and dreams that she never picked up the phone call. Then we see a little scene about her looking over her past life, and how she wishes and dreams she was back there, and we also use a few camera effects to add it and make it a little bit more believable and make it seem as if it really is dream.

I would say that our opening sequence does not really challenge any codes and conventions of opening sequences. This is because it is normal but it is original, even though we introduce the opening with our main character we do not revel the identity of our character therefore the audience is left in wonder, for the only thing the audience knows about the character is that the person is a girl and is in a very serious dilemma. Making out opening original and interesting, at the same time simple!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Script Number Three

Claire's Narration

Just five minutes ago, i was a normal girl like you. A girl with a goal, a girl with friends and a girl with a family, you know...a girl like you.
But just under 10 minutes that has all changed. My life has been destroyed. By the one thing we all fear. But whatever happens, stay strong, don't let it ruin you.
Don't become like me..
I love you...
Remember me...

Script Number Two

Claire's Narration

What's the point of living?...
When there is nothing to live for.
What's the point of going to bed at night?...
When you're not even sure, if you would wake up the next morning?
The same as my life.
Everyday i live is like a stab in my heart.
Bloody, gruesome and painful.
But, what can i do than just take it.
As this is...

Script Number One

Claire's Narration

How can someone with such a bright future, have no future at all.
A girl with a goal, but doesn't know, but doesn't know where she is going.
How can someone so beautiful, have the most ugliest life.

Want to know?...

Ask me...

I may not be beautiful, but i have eternal beauty.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Perfect Holiday

The perfect Hoiday's opening was actually a very interesting, this was because it was a contrast. At first they showed a lovely lady with 3 kids, and then switched it to some vey horrid man, that had a good music business but was not a nice person. Andthen, we finally got see the main man. Now, he is a very good looking young-man, and the audience will see that. However, the conflict tht the charater has is that he is poor, and he has a job has a part time santa clause.

This sequence, does meet the expectations tha i have of an oepning. This is becaus it is basic, to the point and xplains each character in a simple detailed way, however, in a smal amout time. And hey do this by, just switching the camera at them allowing us to see them properly, by Gabrielle Union having a long-shot, and Charlie Murphy having a close-up, and finally Morris Chesnut havig a medium clse-up. And while the camera was on them, they just summarised their lives.

The narrative is a lady, as we have seen her. We also know that the narrator is a good elf, and has a partner who is a bad-elf. The narrator, is actually not really important in the movie, as she is not really in the movie as such, she just tells it from santa's helper point of view.

Yes and no. Morris Chesnut follows the character of a working class man, who is struggling to make it big. This is because he is currently working at a mall part-time as santa clause, which is only seaonal. And then Gabrielle Union, is a single, rich mother with three kids, and she is doing fine, but she just has;nt found the love of her life. But, then Charlie Murphy, is useless. And he is the only character that we are introduced to that doesn't follow the character asa father. However, he does follow the character of a musician.

There is a sort, of happy warm-heart-felt music that is being played. Because at the same time, it is still christmas and that happy, cheery spirit has to be flowing.

Seven Pounds Analysis

Does this sequence meet your expectations of a typical opening sequence from this genre? Explain why or why not?
No. This is because it is not like any other ordinary opening sequence. As it starts from the ending. This makes it more effective and more interesting as it not something we are used to seeing.

What clues are given about the narrative?
We are given some clues that the narrator is a man. Hence, we heard/saw the man talking. And most importantly the narrator has done something, but most likely something bad. A voice implicates that he has done something wrong.

Write about how people and places are represented in this sequence? Do they follow or subvert genre conventions? Explain.

How is music used? How does this reflect the genre?
All through out the opening there was no music. This was because Will Smith and 911 were having a conversation, therefore, we were focusing on what they were saying.

How are titles used? How does this reflect the genre?
The title of the movie's Seven Pounds. This relates to the genre, because seven pounds means seven strangers, seven lives. This links in to the genre as it is helping people, and involves everyone in the community, which family drama's are mostly about. Also Will Smith is doing this for his family.

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty
Tag-Eternal beauty, look beyond the visual. A dream worth fighting for.

Pitch- Claire is placed into a battle with cancer which she can not win. She is fighting for an opportunity as well as her life. She faces many struggles as she spreads her message to the world and when she has past away her message will live on.

Treatment –We start the story by introducing our main character Claire. Claire is a 16 year old model whose ambition in life is to be successful. She is a beautiful young girl who has everything going for her until one day her dreams are put on hold as she discovers a lump in her breast. Claire is diagnosed with breast cancer and is told that she will have to undergo chemotherapy. She is devastated by the idea of losing her hair and begins to fall into depression. She sees her dream slowly slipping away and decides to lock herself away from society. Her family are also affected, as her parent’s focus all their time on her they have no time for their eldest son who turns to a life of crime. Her confidence hits rock bottom and she is a shadow of her former self, she tries to commit suicide numerous times and her mother contemplates leaving.

This is until one day during a visit to the hospital she meets a young girl who suffers from leukaemia. The girl has lost both of her legs but she one of the happiest people in the hospital. Seeing how much worse it could be Claire decides to try and get back into modelling and show people looks count for nothing. She has the support of family and friends and she goes from modelling agency to modelling agency looking for a chance. She gains press coverage and support from people around the world as she tries and sends her message to people just like her. She also gets criticism from other professional models who set up a group to campaign to stop her from being the face of a new calendar. She battles them all the way until she is given the go ahead by the company and more importantly the public who have supported her all the way.

She jumps at the chance and raises thousands of pounds for charity. Through her journey she has touched may people and given many girls hope. She carries on her work and raises even more money while still having treatment. After a year of battling she loses her battle to cancer and passes away. Although she is no longer with us her message is kept alive by the people she helped and given hope to.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Analysis of opening sequences of 3-4 films in this genre. Use these questions to help you:
Does this sequence meet your expectations of a typical opening sequence from this genre? Explain why or why not?
Yes it does. This is because it is not too long and it is not too short at the same. And also it is interesting, the first fewminutes of the movie i am already in to it. At the same time it makes you fel something as well, as it gets you emotionally engaged.

What clues are given about the narrative?
The narrative has cancer, and needs a donor to survive it. We can hear from the narrative's voice that she is still young and loves her sister.

If there are characters at this point, do they follow the typical features of characters from this genre or not?
Yes they do, they are a family, and they act as one, as as normal families there are problems but they all work together.

Write about how people and places are represented in this sequence? Do they follow or subvert genre conventions? Explain.
The main setting is at their house. The familysitting around the dinner table all together fighting the camcer hasa family. And i would say they do follow the family drama genre as evrone in the family is included at it is held in the hose of the family at the majority of the time.

How is music used? How does this reflect the genre?
In the beggining the music was soft, however going further the music developed a little bit more louder and a little bit more stronger to make it more effective.

How are titles used? How does this reflect the genre?
Thee were no title used.

Friday, 6 November 2009

TASK 1 -Conduct some research on your chosen genre:

Target audience
The target audience for our movie are young grils and family members that have experienced something like this. We aim at the girls because it sends a meassage, that not evryone is immune from breast cancer or any kind of cancer. As Claire is a very pretty girl and even a model, but she still ended up with breast cancer, so this can make girls aware. And it is also aimed at family members who have experienced this, because they could relate to it, and apprecite the beauty of the film. Which will get them involved and motivated.

Codes and conventions - narrative, characters, settings, opening sequences, cinematography, technical aspects

Narrative - the movie is baout a young girl Claire that is unbelievebly beautiful, she is tall, slim and has wonderufl smile and personality. However, suddenly she found a lump in her breast and found out she had breast cancer. This completly disabled her confidence. But while she was in the hospital she found out that life is not all about your looks. This was because she met a girl called Cathy that had no legs, she was physically disabled, but at the same time she was the only one in the entire hospital that had the most life. This slowly made Claire's confidence start to develop as she had seen, it could of been worse. After struggling and searching for so long, she is given an oppurtunity of becoming a calender girl to help fight cancer. While she was still modelling she was still under treatment at the same time. After a year of battling through this disease she loses and passes away. Although she is not alive, to opened doors for alot of girls, and kept hope.

Characters -
Clair - Main character. Girl fighting cancer disease.
Cathy- Becomes Claire's best friend, while she was still at the hospital
Lisa- Claire's Nurse, provides her with advice and helps her.
Mom- Claire's mother and friend.
Jeff - Claire's boyfriend, who dumped her, when he found she had cancer, and wasn't a model.
Courtney- Claire's bestfriend, before she had cancer and was a model.
Jason- Her current boyfriend. Who believed in her

Settings -
The setting of this movie is in the hospital, and in her house her school, just a average day life for a teenage girl.

Opening Sequences
During Seven Pounds, it was a very heavy-lifting opening as we could see by the main actors face somethingh bad had just happened

Key directors and actors
Gabriel Muchini - Seven Pounds

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Genre Research - Prelim

1. Target audience

The target audience for our movie are aimed at teenagers, and anyone who are interested in the gangster culture or the music.

2. Codes and conventions - narrative, characters, settings, opening sequences, cinematography, technical aspects

Narrative – The story is about a teenage boy that is new the school, however he has a secret personality that no-ones knows about, he is very quiet and very private, and has no friends. People fear him, as he is a very built guy with a strong masculinity to him that even the toughest guys wouldn’t dare to approach him. But sooner or later he joins a group called “Street Terror”. This group knows nothing than to terrorise the streets of Essex. They break into shops, steal pensioners money, set cars alight, deal with drugs and most of all they have a thrill for violence! This is the worst group that Essex has ever come upon of. But justice has to be served and finally at the end justice is served nice and cold.

Characters –
Silence – Tyrone Main character.
Jay dot – Joseph Main characters best friend
Bugzy – Andrew Gang Member
K dot – Kevin Gang Member
Grizzly – David Gang Member (died)
Scatter – Spencer Gang Member
Belinda – Tyrone’s Girlfriend
Tolulah – Jay dot’s girlfriend

Settings – The setting is in school the majority of the time, but when it’s dark that’s when the boys go out to play on the streets.
Opening Sequences – The opening sequence of this movie is when Tyrone is getting ready from school, you can hear his parents shouting at one another, and you see his facial expression, then he leaves for his new school with his parents not even knowing he has left. Then when he finally arrives at college you can se his anger and the way he is, he arrives to college late, and in tutorial when they are taking the register the teacher says Tyrone, and that’s when he walks in.

3. Key directors and actors
Guy Ritchie – Director
50 Cent - Tyrone

Monday, 26 October 2009

Review of Badlands

Badlands was a movie that was not best of movies, however, it had amazing shots!
The movie was plainly about two people that declared they were in love, and the boy killed his girlfriends dad, and following on from that he just killed anyone/everyone that came in his/thier way!

One of the first points of the movie i am going to analyse are their shots, during the movie Badlands had a series of amazing shots, although i cannot remeber all of tem i do remember the important ones.

Example one
When the two couples first met, it was a cut-away. Thsi was because the girl was outside playing with her hoola-hoop and "some-one" was watching her, however we did not know who, but what we did know was that someone was her in the bushes.

Example two
The next show we saw was a long shot, which was a long shot, this is when we the man walking towards her, and we then realise the person watching the girl was him

Example three
The next shot was over the shoulder shot, which was towards the girl so we could see the girl.

Example four
Then next it was close-up of the boy's face.
And these were the main four shots of the introducing of the two main characters.

Moving on swiftly, the next important moment to me is the death of the dad. The camera shots during this point were nothing unuual, There was a close-up of the gun so we could see the bullet, then straight after that we saw the dad collapse and AAAAARGH!! The girl screams which was all so predictable, and then there was a close-up of the dad's face so we could see if he was actually dead or alive, and he was dead, as his eyes were closed. And then a long shot of the guy that killed her dad aka her boyfriend to show is body-language, that seemed emotionless, then a switch to the daughter's face to see her facial expression which was likewise!

Moving of camera shots, i am now going to move unto sounds and audio. The movie actually did well in the audio aspects. Such as when they were burning the house, all we could here was the sound of the boy talking on the tape recorder, that was a good move. And also when the couple were dancing, they played music to make us feel as if we were actually there as well so we can feel the music. But other than these points there was no use or no good use of music during the movie. One of the places where they failed was when the guy was running away from the police, they really should of used some sound for that, so it could alos get the audience engaged and most importantly make it more interesting!

Badlands was a good movie when it came to camera shots, however, for everything else it failed. With continuity it did well in that aspect, but for keeping is audience engaged, motivated and interested it failed tredmendously. The movie high-lighted the town's number one criminal attacks and sprees, but for a movie with such a strong and intersting story, it was completly and unbelievbly boring.
This is because,
a) Their actors/actresses were very bad at their job
b) We were seeing the same faces which were the two main charcaters through-out the whole of the movie.
c) There was nothig to actually get the audience involved
d) There also wasn't anything to make the audience realte to what the characters were feeling.

This links in to anlogue and Digitial Video. With Digitial Video it allows the audience to "feel", for example if the characters are in the room, DV will also make the audience "feel" as they are actually in the room, as Badlands, obviously not DV they were not able to emphasise those key aspects of the movie which is to get the audience engaged. That is partially why this movie failed disgustingly.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Prelim Evaluation Task

Prelim Evaluation Task

1) Who did you work with and how did you manage the tasks between you? Explain how you organised your time and schedules. What issues came up with time management? What problems did you come up against? How did you deal with these? What were your strengths and weaknesses in this area? What would you do differently next time?

During my prelim task I was working with Josh, myself and Josh I would say was actually a really good team, this is because we both knew our positives and negatives, therefore to make a great movie, we acknowledged our positives and worked together to make a great movie! Josh was the camera guy, he set-up the camera, took care of the camera shots and what angles they were, and I was the dash-board girl, made sure I said “cut” and “action” at each relevant shot, and placed the shots and scenes on the clap-board, myself and Josh was also referring back to the story-board to make sure it was correct, and if it wasn’t we would change it to make sure there was a flow of continuity. With time management we did everything in one day, we scheduled it for and hour, however time did run-away with us and we exceeded an hour, but however, that only enabled us to make sure we do everything much more quickly and know how to manage out time better. Therefore, next time we do another video I have to make sure that I am quicker, and if I am not sure of the time I will make sure I book room that will enable to run over time if it is needed.

2) How did you plan your sequence? What process did you use?

For us to be able to make a short movie we had to make a storyboard, this was to save time, because in the movie business “time is money” and we cannot waste it. Therefore, we had to plan our movie
a) to save time
b) To actually make a movie.

3) What technology did you use to complete the task, and how did you use it? What did you learn about using the cameras? Here you can also refer to the discussions we have had in class recently about digital cameras.

During the task we used a camera for us to be able to film it, and one of the ways we used it was by using a tracking thing, as it enabled us to move the camera smoothly as if the camera actually has legs, which was a very good skill. I learned that you have to obey the 108 degree rule, and also have to remember the mise en scene which is basically everything in the frame. But in generally it was very exciting and interesting.

5) How successful was your sequence? Please identify what worked well, and with hindsight, what would you improve/do differently?
Personally, I feel that my sequence was very good. This was because I and my partner had organised everything well, we had scheduled a room and it was free at the correct and for the correct time. However, the only problem that had occurred was that one of our actors was not in, therefore I had to be an actor for my own scene, but as I did not know the whole script, that took up time. So one thing that will have to be certainly improved is my timing.

6) What have you learnt from completing the task? Discuss time management skills, group work skills, organisational skills and technical skills of production.
During this sequence I can certainly say that I have gained communication skills this is because, since I have been in class I never talked to anyone, in the whole class I only talked to one person, but through this sequence I have been able to communicate with others, this being I had to communicate with others to get the job done. My organisation skills were also very good as well this was only because I and Josh divided things between ourselves therefore; we had less work to do and plenty of time to do it in.

7) Post production - What did you learn about the editing process? How did you make decisions while editing? How did you plan your time to complete the editing task? What were your strengths and weaknesses in this area? What would you do differently next time?

And finally, the editing stage was actually say the most hardest task during the whole thing. This is because we had to have concentration on what we were doing and we also have to listen to everything making sure that we do not hear any “cut” or “action” which was rather hard, because at the same time we were still learning the new skills of how to edit, so it certainly took some time, it actually took more time to edit the video than to even make the video. One of my strengths was that I was able to work as a team and I and Josh were able to finish before the whole class because we worked together and as a team. That was definitely one of our strengths. However, one of our weaknesses was that we wasn’t very attentive, this was because every time we played the video back, we had realised that we had missed something or that we hadn’t trimmed it properly, but then finally we got there!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Cut-Away Scene Evaluation

Cut Away Scene Evaluation

During this task there were several learning objectives, however my main one was to remember the story-board and know the shots. This was because it was mainly myself that made the story, therefore I had to inform my other two companions what shot is, where it should be and why it should be shot there. My role was to act, Dhara’s role was film, and Akins’s role was to do the clap-board, personally I do think that we all worked as a team, however I do not feel that I gave it my best.
This is because as I made the storyboard myself without so much help from my companions (as Dhara had to organise the camera) it delayed time, and I did not do it efficiently and to its best, hence-forth meaning when we started to film, we did not have enough time, and we had to change the story a few times because I did not plan it very well.
Therefore, one of my weak points was my planning. I have to improve my planning skills, as in the movie business time is money, therefore if I cannot plan appropriately and efficiently it will definitely waste time, and the outcome will be very poor.
However, on-the-other-hand, even though my planning skills were not that good, we were still able to work as a team and seek other ways in which it could be improved and what areas it should be improved in. Inversely, leaving us to actually finishing on time and to a good standard may not be perfect but it was good.
However, while we were shooting there were a few obstacles that occurred, one of the problems that we had was noise. As we were shooting outside there were other people walking around the college, and while they were there and while they were talking we really couldn’t get any work done, as it will interrupt our video. So we had to wait for them to go, and I asked a few people to “keep quiet” or “wait” so we can be able to hurry up and do our video on time.

Analogue and Digital Video

Analogue and Digital Video

Analogue is very traditional, as it has been around for some time now, and it allows the audience to appreciate the beauty of film. First of all it is cheaper, as there is a very low cost on all aspects, whether it being sound, image or the actual video, there is a low cost in everything, this being also because they don’t need such a huge crew.
However, even though analogue movies are very traditional, they are not too interesting, as the audience of today tend to enjoy DV movies.

Firstly, Analogue is cheap, this is because there is not a very big crew, for them to pay a lot of workers, and therefore they can limit their cost. They do not need a whole lot of actors as it is not really necessary and due to them not having a lot of actors, means that they do not need a huge crew.

Secondly, it is much more traditional. It is traditional in the sense that, way before in the olden days, movies were treasured, desirable and most of all unique, people were not always able to go and watch movies in the theatre as it wasn’t easy and there were not a lot of them in that time, so whenever a new movie came out people were honoured to go and watch them which made them very valuable back in those days.

And finally, even though analogue movies may not be the most exciting movies, they are the cheapest and the most traditional; they give people the art of movies, and allow them to see the beauty of making a film. But, people nowadays are not really bothered about it anymore, and have completely lost focus on the real meaning of a movie, as DV has taken over.

Digital Video
Digital video allows you to see everything in a more enticing way, as it motivates the audience and gets them involved which every viewer wants to feel, while they are watching a movie.

Firstly, digital video is extremely exhilarating, as it motivates everyone that it is watching it, whether it is in 3D or just normal video, it certainly gets everyone involved and makes you feel as if you are in the room and actually can feel what their feeling – that is the effect of digital video.

Secondly, it is so much more better to look at compared to analogue films as the colour is perfect the lighting is even more perfect, it just looks amazing, compared to analogue as everything is just so much better. Even the crew, the more people the better, as digital video has more cast to help the movie be the best, it makes it even more better, as there are more people putting their heads together to make a good, quality movie, unlike analogue that are just worrying about saving money rather than spending money.
But you have to remember in order to make money you have to spend money!
But I guess Analogue just don’t understand that.

And finally, DV is better than analogue in a multiple of ways, as even though they spend a lot of money they please their viewers and they do make more money than analogue films. And they are much more interesting and better to look at and watch as it it gets your audience involved and motivated in what they are watching.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


During this presentation I will be analyzing shot by shot. I will be doing this analyzing them by what type of shot it was, what angle it was taken at, and other necessary things that may also be included as well.

The first shot is a media close-up, as it is a photo that shows my whole face, letting the viewers see everything absolutely in the photo. We used this shot, so viewers can focus on me and nothing else around me or near me.

Shot two was an high-angle shot. We used this shot, so that the audience can see what the person in the image is seeing. The angle in which the shot was taken from the left angle, so that the audience will be able to see what I was seeing at my right-side, which was the phone.

Shot three is a long shot as it is taken from a distance so the audience will be able to see everything around me, and what I am doing. However, the concentration is still on me.

Shot Four is a extreme long distance shot, as it shows everything that is around and behind me, however it mainly focuses at what is behind me as it shows me, walking towards the door, and showing me about to open it.

My fifth shot is a over shoulder, as it is over my shoulder in the shot and the camera is mainly focusing on the two people in the shot, which is myself and my friend. Even-though my back is turned it still includes me. However, this shot was also an angled shot as it was taken from the left, so it can focus on the right-hand side.

Shot six is a two shot, as it involves two people in the shot, making a two-shot. This shot is used so we are able to show the two people in the image, which represents showing an image to my friend via the my mobile phone.

Shot seven is a two shot as well. This is because there are two people in the shot, and they are both having a conversation which includes the two of them. However, there are people around them but they are not the main focus.

And finally the last shot is a long shot. This is because it shows the whole body of both the people in the image, and it is not taken at any specific angle.

Friday, 18 September 2009



Eastenders is an everyday soap that most people know about. Eastenders speaks out to a lot of different people including different age ranges. From Dot to Abbey, from Chelsea to Tiffany, it is a soap that everyone can relate, and it high-lights all the things that do and could happen in life.

The genre of Eastenders is family. This is because it reaches out to all ages and includes every part of the public whether black, white, Asian, young, old, it includes everyone. Making Eastenders genre inclusive for everyone. Eastenders reaches out to family so it can show all the things that could and does happen in family homes.

Eastenders is a soap-opera that relates to every day life, for example rape, paedophilia, child abuse, kidnaps, robbery, death, vandalism, family problems, bullying, discrimination, prejudice and many more. And these are all high-lighted during Eastenders, as they are a daily occurrence in almost everyday life. And at the end of every programme they put a helpline so they can give help to those that need it and to those that have no-one to talk to.

EastEnders programme makers took the decision that the show was to be about "everyday life" in the inner city "today" and regarded it as a "slice of life". Creator/producer Julia Smith declared that "We don't make life, we reflect it" She also said, "We decided to go for a realistic, fairly outspoken type of drama which could encompass stories about homosexuality, rape, unemployment, racial prejudice, etc., in a believable context. Above all, we wanted realism"

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 historical drama film about the hotelier Paul Rusesabagina (played by Don Cheadle during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The film, which has been called an African Schindler's Lis documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees, by granting them shelter. Directed by Terry George, the film was co-produced by US, British, Italian, and South African companies, with filming done on location in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kigali, Rwanda.[As an independent film, it had an initial limited release in theaters, but was nominated for multiple awards, including Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. It continues to be one of the most–rented films on services, such as, and is listed by the American film as one of the 100 most inspirational movies of all time.
Problems between the Hutu and Tutsi citizens made war , in a country where corruption and bribes are normal and are apart opf everyday life.
Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of Sabena Hôtel des Mille Collines, is Hutu but his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo, is Tutsi. His marriage is very difficult with Hutu extremists, most importantly Georges Rutaganda, a supplier to the hotel who also is the “local leader of Interahamwe.
The film opened in great release. It is a success for an independent film. According to the 3 December 2006 edition of
60 Minutes, “Hotel Rwanda was the fifth most-rented movie on Netflix at the time. It is currently the 15th most-rented movie on Netflix.”

Thursday, 17 September 2009


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