Unit 8 | Research Log

Unit 8: “Venus” | Research: Questionnaires Part 1

April 20th

I asked people whether I should star in my own film or not and I did a tally.

Unit 8: Questionnaires & Results

May 2nd

I carried out questionnaires around my college (The Manchester College – Shena Simon Campus).

Unit 8: Venus | Target Audience Research

May 2nd

A post on what audience would watch arthouse films and why.

UNIT 8: “Venus” | 8 Types of Love Research

May 2nd

Before carrying out any further research, I decided to research the main theme of my project — the types of love according to the ancient Greeks. 

Resources: https://themindsjournal.com/the-eight-kinds-of-love/

                     https://www.luvze.com/different-types-of-love/

                     https://lonerwolf.com/different-types-of-love/

                     https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/love

Unit 8: “Venus” | Love in Popular Culture & History

May 3rd

A research post about how pop culture and the media views love.

Unit 8: Vox Pops

May 5th

Vox pops that I did that went wrong because I did not press record properly but I still did a post talking about it and what I remembered from the interviews.

Unit 8: “Venus” | Legal & Ethics

May 9th

For most of the filming time, my main actor was 17 so I decided to do some research on laws of performers under 18.

http://www.channel4.com/media/documents/commissioning/LEGAL/GuidelinesForWorkingWithUnder18s.pdf

Unit 8: Venus | Research – Trends

May 24th

A small post about research trends of keywords to do with my film.

http://google.com/trends

UNIT 8: “Venus” | Research: Art House Cinema + Film analysis & inspiration

June 5th*

Research about art house cinema, as well as a small film analysis of certain films that have inspired me to do this or that I’m going to take inspiration from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_film

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/oct/20/arthouse-cinema-cliche-breathless

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000041164/

http://www.weirdretro.org.uk/why-modern-extreme-cinema-has-nothing-on-european-arthouse.html

https://magnoliaforever.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/the-50-essential-arthouse-movies/

wonderfulcinema.com/art-house-definition/

Unit 8: Venus | Research – Transgender Characters in the Media

June 5th*

Research about transgender characters in films and tv shows.

 http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/07/21/27-transgender-film-and-tv-portrayals-helped-turn-tide

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/27/feature-transgender-people-in-film-and-literature/

http://timelines.latimes.com/transgender-characters-film-tv-timeline/

https://www.bustle.com/articles/78872-the-best-portrayals-of-trans-characters-in-movies-television-that-are-worth-a-watch-asap

 http://www.glaad.org/2008/10/23/negative-images-of-transgender-people-in-film-explored

 http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-transgender-films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Don%27t_Cry_(film)

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/12/kimberly-peirce-boys-dont-cry-reed-transgender-1201757549/

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/boysdontcry.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_vie_en_rose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Generations_(film)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2016/04/14/the-tragic-true-story-behind-the-danish-girl/

 https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/the-danish-girl-is-a-film-that-is-killed-by-good-taste/#

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Danish_Girl_(film)

Unit 8: Venus |Research – Editing, Camera & Music

June 15th

A research post on editing, and how I learned new things on Premiere, on what music I will use and how I achieved some scenes a nd how I got inspired by certain film scenes and how I recreated them without copying.

https://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/p01_uk_copyright_law

https://www.youtube.com/user/Justthisgood

 

*Research started in May, but post was only published on June 5th

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