Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Final film

Final ancillary task

Anicilary poster

Ancilary review

evaluation 4

evaluation 3

evaluation 2

How Effective is the Combination of Your Main Product and Ancillary Texts?

Our main product and our Ancillary tasks work well together we have had feedback on all aspects from our class, teachers and also other friends. Our main film has worked better than we could have imagined as we were told the humour would be very hard to achieve using the conventions of a documentary. In all the viewings we have sat in on we have received laughs and positive comments. Linking the film with our collection of poster was easy as we used a simple background drawing the audience’s attention to our main character Simon. Using him in multiple funny poses with the vital prop of his oven gloves enabled us to maintain the mise en scene with our film as you are not laughing at his phobia or his problems instead at his beaming smiles or even the ‘serious quotes’ from celebrities. These are all used in a serious way but allow humour as if you take a step back and think of how ridiculous the phobia is then the more serious we make it the funnier it seems. Completing the package is our magazine review again having a piece of serious writing about our piece allows the humour to continue as although the review gives a good detailed analysis of our film it also by talking about it as a serious film again continues our feel of a serious theme about a very humorous topic. The research we did into reviews helped us to realise that pictures were key and our choice of our two pictures were very important. The one we use showing the group of people with social difficulties is subtle but also links into the film by showing one of the funniest parts without giving the reason behind it away therefore enticing a magazine reader to want to watch our film.
All in all I believe our combination of  ancillary tasks and our main film work terrifically and the idea that the film is a mockumentary can be felt throughout all of them. The humour in all three of them is not forced and all the conventions and themes needed for them are there though underlying all of this stays our ridiculous phobia which when made to be serious people have found hilarious.

evaluation 1

Monday, 21 March 2011


Here is some pictures of us filminmg our short film. also in the pictures is the equipment that we used.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Here is a thew examples of our scripts for our film. we also included images so the actors can get the idea of the mise en scene and can visualise the scene.

Prop production

As a result of simons chirophobia, there are several simple tasks which he would struggle to cope with. One of which, we dicided would be typing. This is the prodder device i have created in order to allow simon to type! The simple and easy to use elastic head band fits comfortably around simons head without causing discomfort. The 10" prodding stick is easy to use nad it's thin design allows it to go almost unnoticed on Simons fore-head.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


as a group we came decided to call our selves "hands on production"

This is our production logo that we have decided to create. we have chosen the name "hands on production" because it is very ironic to the film we are producing and it also has a sence of humour to it. The picture of the hand fits the scene and the atmosphere. we have used simple colours black and white as it is bold and stands out, however in the actual film the colours are inverted on the logo, so the black becomes white and the black become white. creating the logo we used adobe photoshop, howver in the film we use adobeo after effects to make the writing slide down the fingers.

Friday, 11 February 2011


For the second part of our ancilary task we have decided to do a review. we have looked in to the empire magazine and looked into various layouts of how a reveiw can be layed out.
Here are several different reviews from the empirer magazine. some are very similar in the way they are layed out. we have decided to follow the layout of the review below.

Here is out line lay out of how the review is set up and how we are going to layout our review

Monday, 10 January 2011

Video blog

Here is a blog of us explaining what we are goiung to do and how were going about it.