Wednesday, 16 February 2011

princess productions.

Princess Pictures is a film and television production company that has forged a reputation for producing projects with some of the most innovative talent in the country.
Princess looks toward new ideas, stories that haven’t been told or ways of telling stories that make audiences look at the world in a different manner. The company has already gained a powerful reputation in this area, having acted as a link between the vision of intensely creative talent and the practicality of distributors and networks.
Princess was started in 2003 by Laura Waters, an experienced producer with credits not only in current affairs and documentary television, but also entertainment and narrative comedy. Born in the United States, Waters trained and worked in Boston, London, Washington, DC and Los Angeles before settling in Australia. This unique history infuses Princess Pictures with a broad view of where ideas can fit within the creative and international spectrum.
Princess Pictures’ has a ‘quality vs. quantity’ philosophy toward ideas, developing fewer projects with more time, resources and energy. We are convinced that a well-developed idea supported by a bottomless pit of commitment will always find a home.
Because Princess loves these projects and the talent behind them, we have developed ways of protecting both the creative ideas and the people who are financing them. Acting as a bridge between these two very different parties but understanding that they both want the same thing – reaching an audience with an exciting new idea – is the driving force behind Princess Pictures.
I believe this company would be suitable for our mockumentary. In the past it has supported such series as 'summer heights high', a mockumentary by Chris lilley. similar to ours, this show combines the ridiculous with the everyday normalities, creating an even greater humour. We support their ideology to promote untold stories, highlighting the originality of our subject.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


within many of the mockumentary's I have observed, it is apparent that a lot of filler is necessary. compilations of the characters actions to be used where appropriate, instead of merely showing an entire structured interview. Here are some potential filler scenes we hope to include:
  • first driving lesson - establishing shot of car in large space, panning to follow.
  • washing up - over the shoulder shot, conveying intensity and difficulty of the task
  • brushing his teeth - in the mirror shot, head and shoulders
  • playing in goal during a football match - tracking shot of football. or shot from behind the goal.
  • playing hockey - establishing shot showing space around him, connoting he's not safe to be around when in possession of a hockey stick.
  • playing guitar - medium shot, perhaps not showing his hands, adding to hilarity that he can actually play.
  • writing - shortcut shots of numerous pencils breaking
  • typing (prodder) - long shots with a zoom, conveying hilarity and lonliness
  • making a sandwhich - fixed shots, complimenting dry humour within.
  • taking things from the oven - close up on the gloves
These sort of shots will add to the verisimilitude of our film, conveying how these filmakers really are following him everywhere. It is important to consider Simons clothing during these shots, and also lighting may affect the quality of some shots that are necessary to be done outside. It will be important to schedule appropriate times to film and ensure theses shots represent a fly on the wall sort of view - not a well rehearsed and planned scene.

poster research.

File:Borat ver2.jpg
This poster perfectly conveys the nature of Borat. He is a naive character, conveyed in his lonely position. The photo is taken from a high angle connoting a vulnerability within the character, slthough this contrast to the enthusiastic and joyus expression upon his face, this merely supports his emmence naivety. The font of the text supports the foriegn and dated theme that resounds within the bland colours he not only wears, but is surrounded by.
Our character is similar to Borat within his naivety and lonliness, therefore this could a potential style for our poster. However within our actual film, we hope convey several different sides and moods to our character, therefroe perhap we could find a style that allows a viewer to notice different traits to this character.

trainspotting is a popular british film, it concentrates on the toils of addiction and a mans struggle to quit heroin.this poster reflects the emmence variety of characters that occur within the film, each with a different pose and facial expresssion to convey their general attitude. For example, 'begbie' uses the effect of a strong gesture to portray his aggressive and short tempered nature. perhaps we could use this device to capture the varying moods and feelings of Simon, a compilation of photos, each connoting a different side to our character.
I also like the use of bold colours, capturing the audiences attention; i think this effect could be obtained with the presence of the oven gloves. This would connote how the gloves are the only source of colour and perhaps happiness within his life, even though they restrict his day to day life.

Rango Poster  Sucker Punch Poster  Get Him to the Greek Poster  Public Enemies Poster  Seven Pounds Poster
Here are a collection of posters that single out a particular character. The locations and level of zoom differs allowing for altered perceptions of them. It is clear that colour is an important factor when designing these posters, it gives an idea as to the themes that will be included and the general mood of the feature. Several od these characters are straight on to the camera - connoting an awareness and willingness to be involved. Whereas, those characters not looking staraight convey a mysterious attitude, as if the photo taken was from a covert perspective.