Tuesday, 27 December 2011


We have also spoken about the different locations of where we want to film each snippet.. for the final shot when we see the couple holding hands we thought about filming at the Bickerley which is a dis-used train track where and a public pathway. The backdrop would be romantic which contrasts to the couple in shot. Here are a couple of pictures...

Another potential place would be Hightown Lakes:

Rom-Com Planning and initial ideas.

So me Zoe and Effie have come up with what we hope to be a successful story opening!
We are sticking to our protagonist narrating at the beginning, explaining her pet hates surrounding men. This will then cut to a shot of told hands, then it will zoom out to reveal a couple (a grubby male, who is unattractive and gruesome and an ordinary girl.. the female protagonist). 

To make our audience be able to relate to the story we asked some of our friends what they didnt like about boys, and the three of us also came up with some. Sorry lads! Examples of these are: hands down their trouserscontaminating objects around, leaving the toilet seats up.
We also want to focus on the little things (inspired by Amelie) like when they come up  behind you and pinch your waist and not closing the cupboard doors. 

Title Sequences
We also have been thinking about the use of titles and want to be really imaginative and artistic. These are conventions that we found in other indie films. We want the titles to be on the objects in the scene; such as on the cereal box in the left open fridge and titles on toilet seat/toilet roll inspired by the media text 'Napoleon Dynamite"

Thursday, 8 December 2011

500 Days of Summer Prologue

As you've probably guessed by now 500 days of summer is pretty much my favourite rom com, but I've found the opening prologue from the opening of the film, its humourous and breifly introduced each protagonist!
Narrator: This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie 'The Graduate'. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story

Monday, 5 December 2011

Rom Coms for men?

I have started looking at our main audience "young adults."  Obviously this involves men as well as women so I have done some research into what the web think what rom coms men enjoy.
I'm going to post the films with their openings if possible, if not their trailers and ask a couple of boys what ones they prefered and why.....

   "Practical Magic"

"The Mirror Has Two Faces"


"Its Complicated"

"The princess Bride"

"Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind"

"Groundhog Day"

Joe-"I liked the last five because they are funny and involve women, although some of them are a bit dated"

Pete- "I liked Eternal Sunshine and It's Complicated because I recognise the actors."

Ash- "I liked Eternal Sunshine.. and Groundhog day because of the actors and it looks funnier."