Month: October 2016

Personal Statement

For the past three years, my ambition for editing videos has grown rapidly. When I first started college, I was sure I wanted to do something in the media sector. However, the longer I stayed on the course, the more time I got of hands-on experience of media, and editing was something which took my interest the most.

I got the experience of a variety of ambitions whilst studying media, but nothing I did, I enjoyed more than presenting or video editing.

When I am at home, I enjoy filming short videos or vlogs to edit as I have a good knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and I love to edit them then upload them to YouTube.

I did a short while of work experience writing for my local newspaper, Lynn News, and walking around the high street near me alongside a journalist for the company to ask people who they might vote for in the general election. I joined the course to try and achieve my childhood goal of becoming a journalist, but my work experience made me realise I didn’t want to continue down that path. Plus, the course I am currently on in college, focusses on the filming and directing side of media.

The whole media idea was genetic because my Grandad on my Mum’s side used to work for the BBC many years ago although I am unsure what he did in the BBC. Also, my late Dad did too because he used to speak on big BBC radio stations and personally knew many celebrities. He also used to be on his own television documentary programme many times called “Ghost Hunters” alongside other co-presenters where they used hunt houses for ghosts. This got him his own IMDB and Wikipedia pages and also pretty well-known in the media by celebrities and also many autographs from big actors, actresses and even big singers like the late Michael Jackson. So I would like to follow in his footsteps and go into presenting TV programmes for the BBC or editing videos for the BBC or ITV.


International Movies

The highest grossing French film was called Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis (translated to Welcome To The Sticks) made in 2008 which sold 20,489,303 tickets in total. It was directed by Dany Boon and was about a French postman who receives a transfer and has to move with his family to the south of France. It grossed nearly €200 million in the box office in France alone.

An Italian film called Quo Vado (January 2016) received €65.3 million in Italy becoming the highest grossing film. This film was directed by Gennaro Nunziante. It is about a man who has a good life in a small town but is forced to cut down on bureaucracy when he is forced to accept worsening conditions by the government. He refuses to accept redundancy when his department is threatened.

Shot List

Shot List


Production Name V Festival Trailer 2017
Director Emily Cashmore


The first scene will be of three people of any gender packing their clothes into bags ready for V Festival and then shouting “V Fest here we come!”


This will be shot in a wide shot to start with then will go to a mid shot of the bag which people are packing their things into and then back to a wide shot of them packing their things in their bags.


Then the next scene will be them wearing their backpacks and walking out the door and out of the scene. This will then fade into the next scene of the audience as a birds-eye view with the title of the festival over the top. Justin Bieber singing on stage at V Festival will be a clip from YouTube already filmed and will consist of mid and wide shots.




Size Camera Movement Actions Dialogue


Wide Shot Steady cam Three people packing bags “V Fest, Here… we… come!”


Mid Shot Still Filming the bag they’re packing  




Wide Shot Still Three packing bags again  





Wide Shot Still Wearing bags and walking out the door.  




Birds eye view Tracking/ Steady cam Title of the festival on screen on top of audience  


This will continue for the rest of the trailer.



06/10/16 – Develop Creative Solution











comfort This is what I think of when I hear the word empathy.

19113hm4do7kijpg This is what I think of when I hear the word anger.

fear-cropped-proto-custom_28 This is what I think of when I hear the word fear.

When your film has tragedy, sadness, fear or anger then your moving image should be in a close shot.

When your film has comedy then it should be filmed in a wide shot.

The only types of people in films are:

  • The innocent character e.g. the child in the Boy In The Striped Pyjamas –
  • Orphan is someone needy who tries to get on with everybody – Self
  • Hero – Persona. The person who rescues characters.
  • Care Giver – They care about characters
  • Explorer – The character who goes out and explores.
  • Rebel – The character who goes against the opposing team.
  • Lover – Gives love
  • Creator – Creates the characters and things
  • Jester – Plays the fool
  • Sage – Has the answers – Fills in the gaps.
  • Magician –
  • Ruler – Dictator – The character that rules. NOT King, Queen etc. E.G. Emperor and Darth Vader

Innate – A character you like because of their traits above

Aspire  – Reminds me… I am not alone.

Drama (Film)

  • Escapism
  • Other world
  • Documentary

Horror has changed dramatically over time.

Horror movies started as monsters then slasher, home invasion, torture, paranormal and psychological.

In more recent horrors, the main character is a teen boy. This is because teen boys go to the movies with their friends or partner.