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Directing the first five minuets of a film I am directing the first five minutes of a film and my ideas will be taken out of the movies I have watched and analysed so far. I have seen the movie Bullet Boy and City of God and have analysed its cinematography, its sound and lighting, the language used and the camera techniques! We have seen the first 10 minutes of both these films and I have completely grasped the concept of the director's skills used. We have also debated about their reality in our every day life and how it is realistic to us in our life. The director of Bullet Boy is Saul Dibb; his skill was very effective in the first few minutes of the film! It gave a better picture in the audiences heads of what was going on, for example, it started with Ashley Walters, who plays as Ricky and is the main character in jail being released, the lighting is at a grey colour and a sort of dark area, to describe to the audience the amount of bore and dullness it is and as this shows the background music is very slow and at a low volume to give a bit more suspense to the audience that there will definitely be more trouble!!! ...read more.


Many people were shot to death and even the young ones were getting involved! The police were totally corrupt and could not control the amount of crime and violence. That is why the gang culture ruled the streets of Rio! This film is not as realistic in our parts of the world as London, as it is an area of many mayors, government and presidents ruling over the streets of London. On the other hand, this film is a source of realism as this is what it used to be like in Rio de Janeiro! The comparisons and its similarities of both these films are its violence and its crimes! They are both based on gang culture and arguments resulting in guns! This is a realistic issue as indefinitely as we see these sorts of crimes and killings going on as told by the media, i.e. the T.V. or the newspapers. Both these films have amazing camera techniques and they were very helpful and descriptive for the audience. For both these films the frequently used shot was the point of view shot, this was to help the audience think of what it was like to be in the persons shoes. Also gives us a bit more of emotion of the people. Although in City of God the camera techniques were a lot more effective than Bullet Boy mainly because of the often flashbacks as Bullet Boy hardly used them! ...read more.


The language and background music will help the audience share their emotions and make it clear of how they are going to feel! In conclusion, I have learned that the cinematic techniques are mainly to persuade the audience of the reality in these films and their emotions of how they feel. Most of the techniques used in these films are to help the audience get a better picture inside their minds of what is going on in the film and what is actually happening. The cinematic techniques are also used to give a more skilful and effective film instead of wasting your time on a boring old film you pay �5.00 to watch! Not only are the cinematic techniques helpful, but the background images like the weather, i.e. colour and lighting is a big help for the audience! Not only this but the background music and language used also help the audience. All these aspects need to be counted for and must be confirmed to be a help to the audience and not some next old rubbish! We must make sure that we know what the viewers are looking for, like the specified age for example my film is mainly to attract teens as they enjoy the genre of violence and action. Also the gang culture is running through their lives as well so they will be attracted to a film which they know is interesting to them in their own opinion! ...read more.

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