Sunday, 30 January 2011



What is Montage?
Montage literally translated from French is assembly, the process by which an editor takes two pieces of film of tape and combines them to emphasise their meaning. It is a method by which through two unrelated shots we may create a third and different meaning. Visualise for example shot a which is a pumpkin and shot b which is a hammer going down. Mix both shots together and you get meaning C. Mixing the two shots together insinuates that the pumpkin will be destroyed by the hammer


Currently i am working on editing the clips which we as group had filmed and putting them together. We are using a software called Film Cut Pro, which allowes to edit our clips. We are succesfully able to do this as BBC Production Assistant, Lokmen Chekki has aided us with the software and taught us how the functions on it are used.

Friday, 7 January 2011


The poster I have chosen is of a 2010 drama based on a novel. I believe it to close my ideal poster as our film is dramatic the poster itself has a visual sense of heartache and sorrow similar to the story line of our film. And our ideal poster would be something similar, dramatic picture and colours which match the emotional sense trying to be portrayed to the audience to give them a slight understand of what the film is about.

The image used in the poster matches the title. The image itself tells a story as well the angle in which it was taken and I believe this would attract the audience.

The similarity in movie posters would be the title that would in most cases be bold and stand out and an image or two, which contribute to the story line. This makes the poster eye-catching.

The film title is placed at the top of the poster; the image begins from the bottom to the middle. The image is a long shot of a two people running. The colour of the poster is very dull and the poster is clear and simple which adds to the dramatic sense trying to be portrayed. There is no extra writing.