Tuesday, 28 February 2012

3 2 1 ACTION!

We decided that the best time to film was February half term as it was one of the only times Zoe, Jess and I could all be free on the same day that our actors were also available. On the Monday we completed most of our filming, with the exception to a few scenes that weren't possible to complete (lads night in... we had no lads! And eating with wings as we didn't have time to cook a meal!) so hopefully we'll complete those shortly.
We also changed the location of our outdoor scenes from Hightown lakes to Poulner lakes as it was closer to our other film location and was much more scenic and it actually worked out really well as we managed to find a boat to include!
We decided to change the scene where we were planning to have multiple people holding hands to a shot of Sam behaving very arrogantly in a the boat and rocking it side to side and splashing Becca as this would immediately show the audience that Becca can do so much better and she doesn't actually want to be with him so sets up the narrative. 

Questionnaire responses

Following the questionnaire we sent out we discovered that lots of people like the same sort of thing when it comes to romcoms. The general female favourites were storylines that weren't cheesy and predictable and that had comedy that was sarcastic and/or with innuendo's. They also like the idea of the female protagonist being active rather than passive, with an odd, interesting persona to add depth to their character, much like what we have in mind for the female protagonist in our opening.  For the male role, multiple girls said they like to have an attractive male protagonist with good/interesting style, witty humour and innuendos to convey the "ultimate lad".
A favourite among the men we asked was to include black comedy, innuendos and sarcasm, an attractive female star, a concept that's different and "not the same old soppy stuff".

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, we want our characters to wear multiple layers of warm clothing in order to convey a cosy, winter feeling and to reflect their personalities. For example, we want our female protagonist to be quite quirky, which large knitwear and big boots and a woolly, bobbly hat would add to. For our male protagonist he will be well dressed in order to contrast with his slobby character.
BECCA: Doc Martens, Skinny jeans, Casual top (+ slogan tee with titles on back), Green jacket, Coat, Woolly hat (like one in centre of image), Worn in fingerless gloves, Chunky knitted scarf

SAM: Jeans, Chelsea boots, Button up shirt, V-neck jumper, Smart coat  (Like image to left)            



We handed out this questionnaire to friends, parents and teachers so we could gain a better understanding of  audience and how film preferences differ with age and gender.
Questionnaire for Rom Com Research