Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Test Drive", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Rob Shaw (The Producer). You'll be able to see the final cut on YouTube [will be linked on a future day] as well as various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Deconstruction of Emma for Rom-Com Task

  • The opening lasts 4 minutes and 14 seconds.
  • Non-diagetic classical music plays during the opening titles which could of become diagetic at the wedding scene (possible narrative enigma). Instruments used include, violin, cello and a flute etc. This signifies the time period.
  • Film name and opening titles written in old English font which also signify the time period.
  • A wedding is signified by the character's clothing, the wedding reception, propps and the colour of the flowers.
  • The furniture, costumes and language used all signify the time period the film is set in (19th Century).
  • Narration can be heard over the opening titles and music, which is non-diagetic.
  • Close-up of women hugging to signify their relationship.
  • Exposition of the film's location after the opening titles (between London and Highbury)

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