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After having a 2 week break from media lessons on theory  due to re-sit exams. we had  a catch up  group  discussion  about are process.  so we are on track for the coursework  deadline in March.

Today in our group discussion we decided to create dramatic irony for the audience in our film . we decided to have a radio commentary playing when the victim is in the kitchen before the attack . The radio commentary is of a local radio show with the presenter and policeman discussing the current attacks in the area. We recorded this in a quite room in the college. Me  being the police officer and Zoe ( a member of my group ) being the radio presenter. Afterwards we edited the  recorded material to make it like a radio broadcast.

Next week depending on the weather we are planning to start shooting the exterior scenes without are actors.

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Today  I made a treatment written in a style as if we were promoting it to a producer. The treatment contained the finial narrative   of the  film , The actors and crew which is required, Budget ,censorship, and ethical issues that are in our film and how we are going to approach this to the public. This helped we understand the process of pitching your film if you are a producer in the industry . It has also made we analyse all the aspects of my film and look at it from the producers and the audience prospective. I have also improve my advertising skills as i have to make my film appeal to the biggest audience possible and attract them.

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Today I did some further research in Radio trailers and there comparison with Teaser trailers. I find out with horror and action films they tend to have a radio trailer and a teaser which are both effective. In other genre such as Romance they only tend to have a  just teaser trailer. Together with my teaser trailer and Radio research I research into films that have a similar ending  to mine. From research I found the Michael Jackson thriller video ending contains a storyline very similar to mine . For the Dream sequence I found  that martin Scorcesse Shutter Island contains a dream sequence by Teddy Daniels that is very close to the one the victim in my film has. After completing the  research, I  viewed and discussed with my two other  team members are edited screen shots and what step we are going to do next.

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Today I compleated my first draft of my script with the alternative endings. We  then had a feedback session with our  tutor and to set some short term targets. the targets that i set

complete next draft of script

Improve radio trailer research

Screentest alternative ending

focus group feedback of screentest

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