Sunday, 7 September 2014

Film Production task:

Film production task:
The Avengers
The idea for The Avengers came from the original marvel comic books.
It was Marvel Studios that agreed to produce the film.
Walt Disney own that studio that made the film.
The budget for the film was $220 million.
The film was produced by Kevin Feige.

Pre Production

Joss Whedon wrote the script for the film.
Joss Whedon also directed the film.
People who starred in the Avengers were Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson.
It was filmed in the USA.
Filming locations were Cleveland Ohio, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, California, New York.

Filming the Avengers took...
Canon used two of its digital SLR cameras in the filming of the Avengers. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras were used for point-of-view shots (ie, those shots seen from a character's viewpoint) before being intercut with 35mm footage.

Post Production

The film was edited by Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek.
In the USA the Avengers was released on the 11th of April 2012 and in the UK the 26th of April.
Marketing campains for the film were TV adverts, posters and trailers in theatres.
As for the film reviews, it was said to 'live up to its hype' and raise the bar for marvel films, it was said to be one of the best adventure movies there is and some said it was the best superhero movie ever made. However others said the film was to much of a cliche and found it very predictable, people also said that it was 'a chaotic mish mash of action elements'.
The UK box office made $25.5 million.
The USA box office made $200.3 million.
In total the film made $1.5 billion worldwide.
The film was released on DVD on the 25th of September 2012.

 Les Miserables


The idea for the film came from the famous musical Les Mis.
The studio that agreed to make the film was Relativity media and Working Tile Films.
Universal Pictures owns that studio.
The films budget was $61,000,000.
The films producers were Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh.

Pre Production

The script writters were William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Sconberg and Herbert Kretzmer.
The director was Tom Hooper.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried.
It was filmed in England.
Locations such as Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Ashridge Park, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.


Filming took...
Cameras used to film were 35mm spherical package of ARRICAM lite and studio cameras with ARRI/ZEISS Master prime lenses.

Post Production

The film was edited by Melanie Oliver and Chris Dickens.
The film was released on the 11th of January 2013 in the UK and the 25th December 2012 in the USA.
The film featured SFX and CG visual effects.
Marketing used were posters, TV adverts and trailers in theatres.
Reviews for the film were mixed such as one review said they knew they had made a mistake watching it within the first few minuets, another said they found it incredible and had nothing negative to say about it. A different review said even though they don't like musicals they found Les Mis amazing, one said that the 'movie captured a live theatre production on screen for all cinema goers who never had the chance to enjoy a live theatre production' and others said they were shocked at the amount of positive reviews because they found the film 'dreadful'.
The film made $103.6 million in the USA.
It made over $400 million worldwide.
The film was released on DVD/Blu-ray on the 22nd of March 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Emma. As I have commented on other students blogs, the skill will be turning these facts into opinions. Try and occasionally either watch Mark Kermodes BBC film blog videos or listen to his Friday Radio 5 show