Monday, 21 May 2012


To kieran howick & Shannon Audra Griffiths.
THIS IS MY 69th POST!!!!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Photoshop-using CYMK.

Step 1- Go to image then mode, and click on cymk, on the right hand side the colour mode boxes will apear which include the colours.
Step 2- Choose the colour you want to keep, i have chosen Magenta & Yellow. You can also adjust the image by clicking on image, then go to adjustments then click on curves, i made my image slightly darker to improve shadows.
Step 3- Once you have adjusted the curves in your image. press okay, then go back and click on CYMK in the bottom right corner, and your image will go back to its origional, but it will be darker.

Step by step photoshop.....:)

Step 1 - Uploading a image of your choice.
Step 2- Click the image tab, go to adjustments and click on desaturate.
Step 3- Click on the image tab then mode, then click on levels, here you can change the output levels.
Step 4- Go to image tab, mode, then click on bitmap, make sure the method is on 'Halfscreen', you also have to change the pixel output.
Step 5- Afterwards set the pixels to around 90, and press ok, and it will be made from tiny dots, although from a distance it will look like a normal photo.


A ex CIA agent struggles to make his way across Europe whilst relying on his old skills to save his kidnapped daughter, who has been taken to Paris to be sold into prostitution.
Researching ‘Taken’ and comparing it to other well known thrillers it seems that there is nothing different or unique about the 2008 film, written and directed by Luc Besson & Pierce Morel. Being categorized as just another typical thriller involving cars, guns and big explosions it didn’t really catch the audience’s attention.

Marketing- Released in 2008, When taken was made there wasn’t any thought to making a trailer, therefore people didn’t know what the expect, when released into the cinema all you knew was a rough storyline and some main actors, in my opinion this built up tension and excitement though because you could only guess what was going to happen.

The ending to the film was ok, although too sweet, from reviews and I agree, the daughters good friend Amanda should have been involved more, maybe the ending involving a funeral or maybe her body not just being forgotten. I didn’t like the fact though that the high intensity and anxiety built up in the film, including, his daughter being drugged, auctioned and witnessed her father shooting a Albanian, then the father slaughtering several other men, turnt drastically to smiles and the whole plot had been forgotten, why do all films end in happy endings, that’s what you expect, and more emotional ending would have been preferred, this also could have led to a high standard of sequel.

Taken is on the television being played on Channel 4, Film, and other channels, there trying to promote this film even more constantly playing it, although I think it’s slightly desperate to be honest.
Film posters......You can buy them online, they where up everywhere when the film as released, and considering they didn’t have a trailer, they had to make the poster stand out and 'wow' people.
For example 'Jurassic park', universal spent $65 million on marketing the film, making deals with over 100 companies to advertise 1,000 products, these included 3 Jurassic park video games by ocean software & sega, a couple of books, they also released a soundtrack which included un-used footage. The trailer that was created didn’t reveal much of the movie, this was to build up suspense and not let the film be ruined too much, and therefore people had to watch it. After being shown at a museum in Washington to support two children’s charities, they released sequels and box sets; it is also now shown on television.
From researching Jurassic park, ive come to realise that making our film known is a key, advertising, posters, movies, premiers and novels are very important, and necessary. I would like our film 'the unknown' to be shown worldwide, and shown in the cinema.

Another way to promote a thriller is for the cast and crew to do personal interviews themselves on television. Maybe going into ‘behind the scenes’, and talking about there personal opinions and views on the thriller, they could also talk about what it means, and how they come up with the storyline. I think it’s a good way to promote a film because you get information from loads of different people, and it gives you insight on what’s going to happen.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Sand Art- Kseniya Simonova.

I absolutley loved this video installation. The way that Simonava used just her fingers and hands to create detailed art, and images to tell a story is splendid. I also liked the fact that the images changed, and she used old sand to create new images. It was a like a video with photos. Art done with sand and a light box, things that are easily accesable. A*

6 minutes of things getting destroyed.

I really like this video because it shows everyday objects getting destroyed, but because they show pieces in slow motion you get to see things in very clear detail. for example, if you smash a glass, its so quick and sudden, you dont see the contents spilling everywhere, but this video shows everything in detail every drop in sight for us to see. i like how its not all in slow motion because this gives it a more real feeling, pausing and speeding up reality.

Responding to the brief.

Berlin film market- I have chosen to include a Promotional Poster & Production stills pack.
- My promotional poster is going to include.
* Large fonts.
* Actors names.
* Vintage colours.
* Bold images relevant to thriller.

To create my poster i am going to hand make it, in a creative and interesting way using materials i have at home, for example cardboard, and photos taken on set, i may also use the computer to print things, gain informtation, and put my poster all together.

To complete the Production stills pack i am going to use photos, and information for where we have filmed, the props we have used, and the actors that took part. Its going to be presentention in a mini folder with captions and bullet points. I want it to look like a vintage photo/scrap book album, because this incorpriates the style of our thriller.

Friday, 11 May 2012

CMYK-->What is it??

CYMK, is a process of four colours, which are used to make an image. I have added a photo underneath which from a distance looks like a normal image, but upclose it is made up of dots and shapes, using CYMK. 

Screen printing - Cooking screen.

Step by step guide.
-Lift up the lid of the light machine. Make sure the glass is clean.
-Close the lid back down, fasten down with locks each side, and turn the light on.
-The light takes some time to brighten and you will see it appear underneath the machine.
-When the machine is ready for use, place your film positive onto the glass.
-Next place your mesh on top of the positive.
-Close the lid back down and fasten the locks either side.
-Turn the vacum switch on. This will suck all excess air out meaning your mesh doesnt move around.
-Once the vacum has finished, press the small green button.
-Afterwards hold down the start button for 5 seconds.
-The light timer will appear, and the process has started.
-You just have to wait for it to finish.