Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Here I will be talking about our move Wild Dogs. I'm going to talk about how it was made, when and everything else to do with the movie!


Our movie was mainly inspired by British gangster movie " The Business ". This film has a similar kind of genre to ours but the main reason that this film was our inspiration is the fact that Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan are in it. The characters that me and Joe are playing are very similar to the characters Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan play in The Business. 

Target Audience

To be honest, I would say that there isn't really a specific kind of target audience as it could be suitable for anyone. The kind of audience who I believe will enjoy it more though, are those who really enjoy British gangster movies and also comedy. What is also good about our film is the fact that its not too hard to understand really, based on the language, storyline etc. 

Overall I would say that its most suitable for people who have an interest in gangster movies and also comedy. However, I believe that it is the type of movie everyone can enjoy! So there isn't really a specific target audience.

" Were sound and images Appropriately used? "

I believe the sound and images used in our film were appropriate to the genre and film.

Sound: There was a variety of diegetic and non-diegetic sounds used throughout the film which helped express the emotions of the situation. 

The diegetic sounds used were mainly sounds of birds, cars, the wind and Our voices. This helped create a more "realistic" atmosphere as most of our film was shot outside anyway.

The non-diegetic sounds were very crucial in our film too. The main non-diegetic sound used was this upbeat, relaxed sort of tune, which helped express the emotions of the characters. For the beginning of the film we used a mysterious, slow kind of beat. This was very suitable for that scene as it is dark and there is not much to be seen. I believe the mysterious beat helped keep the audience focused and created a much more mystical atmosphere.

Images: The images used in the film were very suitable. I believe the most appropriate and also very unique image was when the sign that stated " No Dogs Allowed " was shown and then our movie title " Wild Dogs " was shown right next to it. Just that one scene almost portrays our characters in a very good way as it shows that rules do not concern us and also shows the funnier side of our movie.

Overall I would say that the sound and image was used in an appropriate was as it was very suitable and helped express the feelings of our characters in a realistic way.

" Was it edited properly? "

The movie was edited in a good way but definitely not as good as it could have been!

During the process of editing our film, we had a little problem that caused a big situation! Final cut pro stopped working for us and just us, which sums up my luck really! With the help of sir we decided to use iMovie instead. Obviously this caused us some problems as it slowed us down and we had to get used to iMovie but it all worked out okay.

I would say though, overall I think it was edited properly, as the sound was suitable to the image and it fitted in well. 

The cinematography used in our film was well done. We used many quick cuts, especially during the phone conversation scene. We also used a fade technique which was interesting because it helped the audience understand that this scene was supposed to be the next day.

Camera angles, Shots, framing and mis-en scene

Camera Angles and shots :Throughout the our film we used a wide variety of camera angles to help with our movie. We included a lot of simple camera angles such as close ups and medium shots. We were also trying to be a bit more unique with a shots by including over the shoulder shots and also a shot from the ground looking up, but that wasn't always going to be easy. Here is a video showing our main problem:

And here is a more successful version of that shot:

Framing: With our framing we put the rule of thirds in to consideration. This was mainly used in the our phone convo scene. The camera angle we used there was a medium shot with rule of thirds. 
I would say that we took "Variety" into consideration, as we didn't want to keep the same boring camera angle throughout the whole film. 

We also used a Two-Shot to show both of our characters in the scene engaging in a conversation.
At the beginning of the movie, there was also a use of a cutaway shot to show the surroundings. However, this could also be considered a Weather Shot.
Here is a shot of us walking towards the tree that is about to change our lives! This is a long two-shot as it s quite far away, and you can see both of our characters: 
I believe that this is a good shot as it also includes diegetic sounds such as the wind, birds and my voice.

Mis-en Scene: The mise en scene used in our film is quite basic as it did not require much props or silly costumes. Our characters were supposed to be dressed in a smart manor BUT not too smart! So it was easy for us, as our sixth form clothes were appropriate for this. As for the beginning scene it was supposed to be a bit more "dark and mysterious" . So for this the appropriate clothing was something casual but also something that doesn't stick out. 

As our movie was based in 3 days we had to change clothes the next day. At first I was seen wearing a black shirt with grey trousers, which almost shows that I have done something bad and my character is a suspicious sort of person. Joe is seen wearing a bright green jumper which brown trousers. This portrays the fact that he is almost innocent and didn't want to get into all of this business the first place.

The next day I am wearing a brighter shirt with blue trousers which shows the fact that maybe I am changing...maybe. Joe's character is wearing a plain white shirt, which shows the pureness and honest of his character but also makes him look rather neat.

Lighting: The lighting used in our film was basic but effective. 

The first scene in the alley was supposed to be dark and mysterious, although this may have made it hard for the audience to see what was going on, I believe that this is the main reason it created a more scary and confusing atmosphere.

For the rest of the film it was shot during the day to show that anything could be going on around us at any time. Over the week the weather was nice and stayed consistent which helped render the shots together without it looking odd. Also, I believe that the sunny weather reflects our character's mood at the end of the day, because just like the weather, our mood had become much brighter.

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