The main technique I want use and research a bit more is:
- Fly on the wall.
The reason this technique interests me is because I think it would go very well with my production idea, and the reason being is that I don’t want to film it myself as I feel like my idea wouldn’t go to plan because it is meant to be “secret” filming so the dogs will act how they usually do when us the owners aren’t around.
The main example of a fly on the wall documentary is Big Brother, this is a reality show game where they get members of the public to audition andy hen if they succeed they will go into the house and be filmed 24/7, it’s like they almost forget the cameras are there and they act how they would at home, for example playing games, arguing, bonding and even showering in front of yeh cameras.
That’s why I think this is the best technique because I want the dogs to just get on with that they do during the day whether its mischief or just sleeping.
We start our day in the dogs room as Alfie wakes up to someone opening the door and telling them to go and do there morning business outside. And from that very first
scene it kicks off the rest of the documentary, we will see the daily activities of Alfie(the dog) And what he gets up too, also I want to show how the dogs have bonded with the family and how they react to different people/situations…
My target audience is anyone who has a love for dogs but also animal documentaries, and even people who are interested in finding out what it looks like from there dogs point of view.
The camera angels will be very varied as the camera will be attached to the dogs collar on his neck so it will mainly be first person angle, like you are almost in the “dogs eye” I think this will make the documentary have a unique and different feel to it.
My production will be a documentary/film diary about how the dogs day goes and what happens in there day while there owners are not keeping an eye on them! Also I want to show the bond between dogs and the family and how the react to them and daily situations.
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
This is one of my most favourite title sequences of all time because i think that the way they have produced it is brilliant because it shows each of the characters personalities, and how close they are in the series.
I think that it is set in a New York park at night time (the city that never sleeps) they have used the bare minimum, for example a water fountain and a sofa. Which almost represents them as characters as they dont have much in life but they are always enjoying themselves and having fun.
The only thing that i would change would be the music, i know its very catchy but i find it to be a bit annoying and i personally think that what they are doing in the scene with being all hyper and happy goes well with the music but then i also think that it takes the viewers eye away from watching the characters.
It is good that they have kept it short because there is nothing more boring then watching a long boring title sequence and then watching something after it, they have wetted your appetite to watch more and more.
The Fashion of the time..
The actors in these films are also very well presented either wearing suits or wearing very good quality clothing for example when they are in the desert they are wearing suits (the vilans) and then the old man is wearing a casual jacket for being on a motorbike. In the rest of the film they are always very smartly dressed, as they are gambling in the casino the men are in there tuxedos and then the women are in there ball gowns with a lot of jewellery on (mostly diamonds).
The scene that we are doing is a fairly funny scene, the acting is very cheesy and simple, for example when “Mr Kid” has a tooth ache the old man checks him and then “Mr Wind” puts a scorpion down his back, and the old man dies very very dramaticly and over the top!
In this scene there is only a couple of different shots, close up, over the shoulder and third person. And the editing is very minimal because there was not much to be done because the shots were pretty simple and did not need to be edited just put together.
Endings of films are very different each one of them, some will end with a death then you know that the movie has ended and then some will end with a cliff hanger or even some will end with something happy for example in Taken the man has been searching for ages for his daughter and then when he finds her the movie starts to end. But the in most of the Transformers film the main character asks a questions which is a cliff hanger, but this could mean something is yet to come or he is just summarising what has happened.
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