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What Happened with the Lukas?

Escrito por luigimaresca 12-06-2018 en Blog. Comentarios (0)

Story

The story is about a man who steals a bag of money from a dangerous Mexican drug dealer "El Gato". He manages to steal the bag from Papilla, el Gato's right hand as the bag that he was carrying looked the same as the bag that Papilla was carrying. After this, Papilla arrives to El Gato's house to give him his money, and El Gato finds out that his money is missing, he sends Papilla to threaten Varela. When Papilla goes to threaten Varela, he sees that he was with someone, but he wasn't able to see him. He tells this to "El Gato", and the drug buss tells him to kill his friend. After this, Papilla goes to do what his boss orders him, and when he's about to do it he makes a surprise face, leaving the audience with a lot of suspense. The next scene is when the bag exchange takes place. When "El Gato" is about to open the bag, Papilla takes his gun and throws it to Varela, and both are pointing "El Gato" with a gun. At this part of the film, it's impossible for the audience to understand what happened, that's why we decided to make a flashback in which we explain that Varela's friend turned out to be Papilla's brother. That's the reason why all of the characters get together to make up a plan to kill "El Gato" and keep the money. Finally,he film ends with Papilla shooting to "El Gato.

My Role as a Producer

 My role as a producer was to organize everything in order to make a really good film. I could do this by supervising the work that all of my teammates were doing, and to decide the perfect locations for each one of the scenes. 

No Country for Old Men

Escrito por luigimaresca 12-06-2018 en Blog. Comentarios (0)

My film "What Happened with the Lukas" was mostly influenced by the film "No Country for Old Men" in most of the elements that I used for my film, such as the story, location, sound effects, colours, and camera shots and angles. I chose this film to influence mine because the story that I made up with my team is really similar to the one of "No Country for Old Men", and also someone recommended me to watch this film in order to take some elements from it to make my film. 

When I watched the film I realized that the film barely uses dialogue and music, and that there are a lot of sound that were exaggerated, but all of them were diegetic sounds. I also realized that the location was really important on this film, as I could actually understand that the story was taking place in Texas, and that it has a lot to do with Mexican drug dealers.

After I finished watching and analyzing the elements from the film, I've decided to use some of this elements in order to make my film actually look as a Mexican drug dealer film. The elements that I took from "No Country for Old Men" were some of the camera shots and angles, the location, the sound effects, and the colors. There were also some elements that I've changed, such as the characters, as I've decided to make my film with more dialogues and tried to make the characters more friendly. I did this because dialogues help a lot to make the movie more entertaining and to help the audience understand better the film.

Anatomy of a Scene

Escrito por luigimaresca 12-06-2018 en Scene. Comentarios (0)


It's really important for a scene to have the perfect anatomy. This means that the scene must have the correct camera shots and angles, combination of colours, sound effects, mis-en scene, and location. This is important because the only way in which a film can get to show the audience what they are supposed to understand in order to fully understand and enjoy the film.

Camera Shots and Angles: These are really important because they have different functions depending on the type of camera shot or angle it could have different functions, such as showing the character's reactions to different situations of the film, giving clues about the characters personality depending on the angle, and to show the audience the place in which the scene is taking place.

Combination of Colours: These are actually really important because they can give clues about who the character is, and what could happen later in the film. For example, in the film "What Happened with the Lukas", there's a scene in which "El Gato" and "Papilla" are talking on the phone. When "Papilla" is talking there are brighter colors, but when " El Gato" is talking there are darker colors. This gives a clue to the audience that "Papilla" is not actually a really bad guy in the story, and that probably later in the film he will do something in order to finish with his boss.

Sound Effects: The sound effects can work either to exaggerate the sound of the scene, or to make the scene more exciting by adding music. There could be two different types of sound in a scene: Diagetic sound and non-diabetic sound. A diegetic sound is a sound that the characters from the scene can hear, but this type of sound can always be exaggerated to make the scene more exciting. A non-diegetic sound is the type of sound of a scene that can only be heard by the audience.

Mia-en Scene: This is one of the most important elements that make part of a scene. This is because this shows all of the elements that make part of the scene, and they could be really important to help the audience understand the things that are happening in the scene.



Wolf of Wall Street Negotiation

Escrito por luigimaresca 13-03-2018 en Cine. Comentarios (0)

This is a non-naturalistic scene, as it shows a lot of sound effects and camera angles that the characters wouldn't be able to see or to listen. The scene starts off with Jordan Belfort teaching his associates how to sell shares of the stock market to the rich people. As this happens, there is some sort of motivation music, which is intended to make the scene more exciting and make the audience feel more motivation than the one the characters are feeling. 

This scene shows a very determined style, which is that Jordan Belfort is narrating the story of how he founded his company, at the same time that naturalistic dialogues are been acted. The director of tis scene actually knew very well how to do this kind of scene, because I have never found it confusing when Jordan Belfort is narrating his story, and the sudden change of when the dialogue starts.

As Jordan Belfort keeps narrating, and at the same time he's teaching his friends how to sell, there is a sudden change of set, which is located at the same place, but a lot more people can be seen at the office, and Jordan and his partners are trying to convince actual clients to buy shares from different companies. This is a creative way from the director to tell us that time has happened, and that the company has grown a lot, but without using any dialogue or narration, and just by using a change of set, props, costumes, and colors. For example, when Jordan is teaching his partners, the set looks as if it was a really dark and lonely place, but when the company becomes bigger, the set becomes a lighter and crowder place, and it's everything but a quiet place.