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Final Film Edit

Preliminary Exercise

Monday, 10 May 2010

Final Post

This is my final post.
This blog is now closed.

Friday, 7 May 2010


Media Evaluation Final x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

After showing our film opening to an audience with the newly added production company titles. There was a suggestion that with the flashing images of the production companies backgrounds there may be a risk concerned with people who suffer from epilepsy. Therefore, after researching into epilepsy on http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/ we decided to add a warning at the start of our film to inform the audiences of the use of flashing images.

Our own Production Company

We finally came to a conclusion to the names of our production companies.
Originally, we had the name J.E.D.I Productions which was the letter of all of our names, however after adding a Jedi logo to the background of the title shot we decieded it looked unprofessional and got rid of the company.
>Later, we came up with the name Pandemonium Productions and a Nevaeh Film (which is heaven spelt backwards) both of these titles had a much more professional quality to them and after placing them on a flashing black and white screen in a white font, our group was very pleased with our production company names.

Thriller Production Companies

It was quite hard to find particular production companies that specifically distributed Thrillers on their own. However, there where a few which did distribute a majority of Thrillers as well as other film genres such as horrors.
New Line Cinema would be the most likely production company to distribute our
film. They are very successful company and have distributed many well known suspense and thriller films such as Number 23 (2007),The Butterfly Effect (2004), Se7en (1995)
and The Wicker Man (2006).

I research in other prestigious production companies such as Lionsgate, Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films. But many of these production companies mainly focused on distributing films from the horror genre rather than Thrillers.

Also I saw that many of the production companies have either the title then production company or films after them so when creating our own company we will need to take this into account.

Title Name

Our group finally came up with the title for our film. We decided to name our film 'Ripper' by calling the film 'Ripper' it gives the audience an idea of the genre of the film, and also that the film is about Jack the Ripper.
This name suited our film rather than the others as it includes the killers name and also the way in which he killed his victims by ripping their bodies apart.
I really loved the title of the film it is very catchy and is quick and sharp which will grab the attention of the audience.

Ideas for Film Title

Our group has been trying to think of a name for our Jack the Ripper themed film.
Some of the names that we thought to call it were:
* The Silver Knife - as this was the main weapon that Jack the Ripper used. However, we thought that the audience would not immediately associate the film title with Jack the Ripper.
* 1988 - which is the year that the murders took place, but in order to relate the film with the title we would need to explore the year in more depth and explicitly make the audience aware that the murders took place in 1888. Which I personally do not feel is needed and that we should think of a more catchy, gripping title name.

Finally, Dom watched the a comedy film 'Scary Movie' which mocks horror films. She really liked the opening title shot of the knife cutting through the screen and the text (Scary Movie) come up. She showed the rest of the group and we all loved the credits, which have given us some more ideas for our own.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Music Software

This is the software we used for our music instead of Garage Band. It's called Cubase Essential 5.


Here are the different instruments that we used on the music software to create our music.

The Ripper Score[1]

Final Film Product (HD)

From our last draft we decide to add a warning shot at the beginning of our film for people who have photosensitive epilepsy to be aware that there are flashing images.

Im really pleased with our final draft to our opening. From looking at the first draft to our final one we have made lots of improvements and have given the film a more professional look. Im am very proud of our film product and the changes that we have made.

Draft 9

After watching the last film edit back we decided that the production company did not look very professional, so we changed the production companies name and background. We also added in a film name presents. The credits have changed in fonts, size, length and position aswell as adding titles to the begining of the names.

Draft 8

We added our a production company with a logo at the begining of the film to make it appear more professional. We came up with the production name J.E.D.I as it is a combination of letters from our names.

Draft 7

We finally finished the music and was able to introduced the music to our film. However, we noticed that their is still some sounds from filming which need to be changed to mute. The music also has to be made to sync the in time with the camera shots better.

Draft 6

Again we decided to change to fonts and added in more fade transitions.

Draft 5

We have played around with the credits and changed them by making them longer when appearing on the screen, where they are placed in camera shots and also the font has changed. Also we tried to see where a plan black screen with the font, or the font on top of the moving image looked better. Finally we have added extra shots where the camera over laps two images for example in the newspaper sequence.

Draft 4

In draft 4 we decided to add new credits and also changed how the font came on screen, the font , colouring, size and the time they appeared on screen.

Ripper Draft 3.

This editing was put up as we sharpened the editing and made some changes to the camera shots.