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LOCATION- CITY OF CAVES (NOTTINGHAM)
March 28, 2010, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Times, Prices, Directions

City of Caves
Broadmarsh Centre
Nottingham
NG1 7LS
Tel: 0115 9881 955

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Sat & Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Last admission 30 mins prior to closing time.

Prices

Adults £5.40, Children £4.15, Concessions £4.15, Family £16.15

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NETWORKING
March 25, 2010, 4:57 pm
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Whilst making my film, and i have been doing a networking module. I found this module extremely relevanty to making my film, espically beacuse my group was full of people from, performing arts, fine arts and music degree courses etc. Which are people that could all benefit me when making my film.

I think networking is very important, especially to me because I am working in the creative industry and want to become a film director. I will always need to film caste crew, including music composers, costume designers, make-up artists, camera men etc etc.  Also I would be networking not to gather my own contacts but to become a contact myself seen as I want to be a successful director with my own business, which means I will needs places to display my work, so some with a showcase cinema or someone that works to channel 4 would be a really good contact. Because I am making a film as my final project at University at the moment and I have relied on contacts and friends of contacts heavily and realised how important networking is.

 In order to successfully build up my contacts, I need to network. The best way to meet useful contacts I find is at events and festivals, and get involved with as may different activates as I can. Once I meet someone new and exchanged contact details I think the next stage is working out how we can benefit each other and make a win-win situation. Business cards are a very quick and easy way to do this, and also shows that you are professional and prepared.

 I am currently making a website and I keep an up to date Blog, to help promote myself and my business, its misskatherine333.wordpress.com.  This is good for giving on in presentations so people can have a look through the work that I’ve already done, which I am proud of. The good thing about Blogging is that you can add other people’s creative Blogs to your network, so you can always see what other people are doing creatively and if they’re type of work could benefit you in anyway.

 To be a successful networker I think you need to be polite forward approachable and friendly. Also introducing others so they can network to vital, that way people will always come back to you and see you as an introducer and therefore a good person to know. Appearance is very important, especially when doing presentations and coming across well at networking events. First impressions really do count, so I always make sure that I am dressed smartly in a suit.

 I like using social networking sites, including Facebook, which a really good site for meeting friends of friends, and building a network, it is also good for advertising yourself, and anything you might want. This will be a good way to promote my finish film. I plan to post the trailer onto my facebook page.

My university peers on my main degree course are all involved in the creative industry; however I have found even better on this add-vantage course, my peers are involved in different creative industries in which there skills can benefit me.  For example Sam Janickyj is a composer, and for my final project I need some music produced for my film, so I have done some networking with him, and added him on Facebook and since then we have made some arrangements. Our moudule tutor Ola, has sent an email round with a list of everyone’s name so I am going to add them all of Facebook and try and keep in contact with them for future use. Hopefully because we are all students, we can arrange to do work for one and other free of charge, for example if Sam composes me my theme tune, I will produce him a music video for free. This is a brilliant working relationship to have and I will be looking for other peers, especially in the field of fashion (to help me with costume and set design). I have got my eye on a couple of people in the group who I have already added on Facebook, and sent them a link to my Blog so perhaps I can do some photography for them in return.

  This is the presentation I said word for word in front of my networking group, without a PowerPoint or cue cards. It was simple but had a very clear point.  I dressed very formally, and came across confident and very clear in what I wanted.  I hope some people from the module get in contact with me, because they could all offer me some sort of asistance for my film. Due to networking i have allready gained appropiate actors and crew for my final peice, which i wouldnt have been able to get as easy and fast without my network.



Musician
March 25, 2010, 11:01 am
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My music is being composed by Thomas Marick. He is  a graduate of Coventry University with a First Class BA Honours in Music.  Samples of his work on his website.

http://www.thomasmarek.co.uk

As part of my research i watched a number of short films critically, and found that appropiate music can either make or runine a good film.  For exmaple in “My Brown Friend” the music was creepy and helped give the film its feel. I am hoping to gain the same sort fo feel with my music.



SCENE 4- REWRITTEN
March 9, 2010, 12:36 pm
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Scene 4

Ext

Day                    

He is in a vacant space, possibly the beach; he is doing a magic trick,

MAGICIAN

Now if I just give this deck a quick shuffle and ‘wham’ one hit, take the top card and….that’s not your card! I know that…. and so do you, but if I take a quick look in my inside pocket, ohhh the ace of spades, how did you do that? I hear you say, well I’ll tell you…  

He looks over his shoulder very suddenly

MAGICIAN

Roll up, roll up, half price veggies best prices on your fruit. You look like you could do with some vitamins love, here’s an orange on me!     

He looks back over his shoulder very suddenly, he’s laughing eccentrically

MAGICIAN

Boo, I’m telling you now little boy, I’ve got eyes in the back of my head, put the bullion back. Now run and tell mommy you’re considering a life of crime, mind you looking at you she would probably be proud. 

He looks back and stands true and proud whilst projecting at the top of his voice in a Scottish accent.

MAGICIAN

THIS IS OUR LAND!  CHARGGGGGGGEEEEEEE!

He suddenly stops and bursts into a rant

MAGICIAN

Yes I read the papers twice a day and I record the news to review at my leisure, I don’t need you to tell me about smoke screens, good heavens I probably helped create them. Do I believe human life is worth less than a dollar bill, indeed?  Its simple really, survival is the only agenda and at the core of it, is greed, why walk when I can take a cab and why take cab if I can take chopper and why take a chopper if I can take a jumbo, our society is designed to make rich men richer, god if you haven’t learnt that by now then you’re just thick.   

He looks to his right.

MAGICIAN

All I really want is a life, not to do this every day, sure the entertaining has its moments but I don’t want to go through life constantly worrying, I haven’t got a pot to piss in. I should have been a gangster or one of them football hooligans, that would have give me purpose, instead I’m left doing this because I am a chip of the old block, in other words a waste of fucking space and still I refuse to give the tax man a penny, I mean I would if I felt it was necessary and maybe one day I will, when I’ve got the minerals to do so, but no here I am,  maybe my face just doesn’t fit, this is without doubt a tricky situation.

 

He looks directly at the camera and smiles, the heroin addict flashes in his mind, he collapses.

End



SHOT LIST
March 9, 2010, 10:43 am
Filed under: 311mc Final Project

SCENE ONE

*Nicks hand playing piano

*wide shot of nick at the piano

 *nick leaning by the fire place

*nick sat down on a chair

*nick lying down on a sofa

*nick sat back at the piano

*shot with the back of the psycholists head wuth nick pacing up and down

SCENE TWO

*establishing shot of theatre with an audience

*close up of magicain

*shot of magician walking behind the curtain and picking up the cat

*shot of a very dull changing room

*close up of magician

*close up of cat



LOCATION- Paris
March 8, 2010, 10:24 am
Filed under: 311mc Final Project

One of our shots would be better filmed in Paris near the effel tower. I have been doing some research into costs of travel etc. for my cast and crew to make the journey. I looked on a coupe of budget airline websites such as http://www.bmibaby.com/book/cgi-bin/skylights.cgi. To get an idea of prices. 

flights and fares

Please select the flights you want.

Flying Out – East Midlands to Paris

Wed 24 Mar 2010
£25.54 £3.04
WW 5253
dep.16:55, arr. 19:20
Thu 25 Mar 2010
Hurry! only 2 seats @ £33.54 £11.04
WW 5253
dep.16:55, arr. 19:20
Fri 26 Mar 2010
£46.54 £39.04
WW 5251
dep.06:40, arr. 09:15
£46.54 £39.04
WW 5253
dep.16:55, arr. 19:20

Flying Back – Paris to East Midlands

Thu 25 Mar 2010
£33.54 £11.04
WW 5254
dep.19:50, arr. 20:10
Fri 26 Mar 2010
Hurry! only 4 seats @ £23.54 £1.04
WW 5252
dep.09:45, arr. 10:10
£38.54 £16.04
WW 5254
dep.19:50, arr. 20:10
Sat 27 Mar 2010
£25.54 £3.04
WW 5252
dep.09:55, arr. 10:15


Props and Costumes
March 8, 2010, 10:20 am
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Props and costumes are also really important thing i have to consider, to make my film look relistic, i have written a list of everything i need.

  • cat
  • car
  • grand piano
  • cap
  • table
  • chairs
  • deck of cards
  • rope
  • fancy watch
  • wand
  • speed boat
  • HELICOPTER HIRE-

    I want a big opening shot of the city, which i think would look great if we filmedit froma helicopter, i have done some research into prices of helicopters. One website i found was http://www.heliflightuk.co.uk/homep.asp?PageRef=1, which gave me a better idea of price.

    FERARI-

    My dads friend fromt he golf club drives a red ferari, and i think this would be a great prop to use to help illustrate our business mans success and weath, and it would be brilliant if he would let our actor drive it or even just get out of it. I have contacted my dad and asked him to have a word, and see if he will let us use it.

    COSTUME  AND MAKEUP-

    One of my actors is friends with a woman that has access to the costume department at Coventry Univeristy, and said all we need to do is tell her what we need and it shouldnt be a problem.

    • cloak
    • wizard outfit
    • business mans suit
    • tracksuit
    • Night gown

    SPEED BOAT HIRE

    • £35 per hour from “Boat Hire Marine” in Stratford Upon Avon”