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  • 1. Preparing for the Pitch GCSE Film Studies

2. Logline Pitch150 word overviewScreenplay orPre- Production StoryboardPoster Campaign or Production Magazine Feature350-750 written analysis EvaluativeAnalysisOverview of Assignment 3. You need to make reference to:oThe narrative of your filmoHow your narrative relates to genre conventionso Refer to at least one other film to illustrate conventionsoYour main characters and who might play themoYour potential audienceoHow your idea will be successful 4. Characters Who is the main character? What is their goal? Conflict Who is the villain of your film? Distinction What makes your film different? Setting What is time period and setting? Action What drives the narrative forward?All this should work within thecodes and conventions of theHORROR genre 5. Download this presentation from the blog,save it to a memory stick and fill in theblanks. You must have this completed for Johnsclass on Monday 6. List the SUB-GENRES of horror belowWhich is your favourite? This isthe one you are working with.... 7. Find 3 more key PROPS from your sub-genre of HorrorWrite in here why these areconventional? 8. Find 3 more key settings from your sub-genre of horrorWrite in here why these areconventional? 9. Find 3 key villains and list theirmotivations hereCrazy possessed girl from evil dead, wantsto kill everyone as demons have beenreleased from The Book of the dead 10. Find 3 different and key character typesand list their goals here Main character in Evil Dead (played by Bruce Campbell), starts out as an ordinary guy but becomes courageous and heroic (and a bit crazy) as he battles demons 11. You might need this slide to listcontinue listing charcters.... 12. Now think of three contemporary actorswho have played similar character typesand/or been in horror films Jack Nicolson has been in horror before and he is also good at playing the scary and crazy bad guy, he is also very famous and will have a predetermined fan base, but he is a bit old for the target audience of 16-30s 13. You might need this slide to listcontinue finding actors.... 14. Research the pitch or synopsis from 3films from your sub-genre of horror (useIMDB) and list main points of action hereWrite in here why these areconventional? 15. You might need this slide to listcontinue listing the narratives.... 16. Find 3 more movie posters from your sub-genre of horror and analyse briefly likethis Lists the actors and director Red suggests danger Font of Psycho suggests something has gone wrong or is broken Tag line shows the film is new and exciting 17. You might need this slide to listcontinue analysing the posters.... 18. You might need this slide to listcontinue analysing the posters.... 19. Now put these individual elements all togetheri.e. Crazed killer possessed by demons Action happens in isolated location Hero must fight his fears as well as the villain Villain gets possessed, starts killing, hero stopshim before he reaches the orphanage Ryan Gosling as hero and Jack Nicolson as villain My movie is different because possession comesin the form of the roman god of war Mars Directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm St,Scream)This must be complete for John onMonday print and bring