Monday, 31 March 2014
Sunday, 30 March 2014
I have downloaded our film to my phone, enabling me to easily upload it to Facebook and Twitter this can be done through apps that are downloaded and then the video can be uploaded via these, quicker than doing it through the internet. Also we can show it to the public to advertise it. We can also text the film to show our friends and email it quickly.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Warp Films, who work closely with Film 4, have produced some great british horror films, such as The Kill List and Dead Man's Shoes. This, combined with the multiple horror seasons Film 4 has featured on it's channel and promoted, shows Film 4 have a keen interest in horror films. The fact our film would be a british independent horror film means Film 4 would likely take interest in distributing it.
The text in the newspaper:
Our opening sequence is going to appeal to horror fans particularly. To be specific it would generally be appealing to thriller-horror fans. The age group that we would like our film to appeal to is 16 and above. Our main target audience are horror fans as our opening sequence is a horror. Our main aim was to film the opening sequence with as much suspense as possible so it will appeal to fans of suspenseful horrors. We wanted the film to have a sense of unknown and mystery about it, so the film is mainly directed at people that are interested by this also.
In addition to this, our film may be appealing to thriller fans, that are not necessarily horror films biggest fans. The hazmat suit and gasmask of the unknown character may be what intrigues people into watching film, which is exactly what our aim was.
In the bigger picture, our film could generally appeal to everyone, as we wanted to make it to a high quality and well written film.
We spent a lot of time researching into our target audience; We used websites such as IMDB and we looked at the viewership of horror films. In general we found horror films to be very popular between all ages and genders. This means that the viewership for horrors is very broad, giving us a large target audience. We took these figures into account whilst creating our film. We also did our own research by asking fellow classmates and students and conducting a survey which would be answered by these people to. This is how we came to the conclusion that we would aim to target people of the ages 16+. We used the website Survey Monkey to create our survey, we sent the survey through email to these people through out the school.
Another reason why we chose to target people of the age 16+ is because the film would be a 15 rated, we wanted to exclude as least amount of people as possible, but we felt as our film is a horror, that it would have violence etc. that it may not be suitable for anyone younger than this bracket. Furthermore, we felt that the film may be too confusing for younger viewers as they may not understand some of the themes involved. Also they would need to make links to different parts in the film, which we felt that younger viewers may not be able to do.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
We have created a Facebook Page in order to promote our film and gain more fans. By doing this more people will see it and will want to go and watch it. There is also a system by which Facebook will promote your page so more and more people can see it.
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazmat/660537270679787
Monday, 17 March 2014
We thought that that it would be essential to create a film poster to help promote our film, below is the first draft of a film poster we have created this is not the one will actually be using as it is too plain and won't catch peoples eyes. To improve it we will add more colour and it doesn't have enough depth to it, it needs more around the edges as the centre image isn't powerful enough to make the poster on its own. Another thing missing is credits at the bottom we will add these to make it look more professional and realistic.
Friday, 14 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
We were initially putting Film 4 as our distributor, however, we have changed to Working Title. Working Title was formed in 1983, but didn't distribute until 1990 when they first produced Chicago Joe and the Show Girl. Working Title are based in the UK, Ireland and the US, distributing films from all three areas but they started off as a British Independent Film distributor. Working Title distribute higher budget films, and their British films include Shaun of the Dead, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Love Actually, these are some of the most successful British films.
We decided to move to Working Title due to the quality of the films they distribute, and we wanted to make our film seem more professional and high budget. The fact Working Title have recently worked with some big names in the film industry such as the Coen Brothers, distributing most of their films and also Edgar Wright, he is a high profile British director, this shows they are a well profound company. We have added the working title opening credits to our opening sequence in place of the Film Four opening credits.