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Monday, November 28, 2011

Celtx exploration con't

-OK so I'm going to talk about importing and exporting a celtx document. So, to import a script, first work your way over to the script button on the top left on the screen. You will be presented with 2 options at the very top. They both work in similar contexts. They both present a box when clicked on which practically guides you through the importing and exporting process.

-At any point when writing, you can change the script into a different template by going into the script button again. Follow this up by clicking on the Adapt to button and selecting the correct template. You also have the option to check your spelling. This will make sure the script is correct and the terminology is accurate.

-At the bottom right of the screen, you will notice there are slightly small bits of text which show shortcuts. These will help when it comes to creating your Celtx document. Also to the left of them is an entire row of headings. These are used to insert title pages, notes and reports into your document.

-On the right of the screen is a tab called Breakdown. This can be used to show what part of the team is to use a certain part of a script. This helps when a script needs to be learnt as well as directions that need to be taken. Media is used to place soundtracks onto the script. This does not mean the crew hear a soundtrack when they open the script, instead it just shows them what song will need to be played when that part of the script is being used.

Celtx - Guide on uses - Exploring the programme!

When starting Celtx, a welcome box will appear which asks for you to select from project templates/sample templates. Once you have selected a template, the project screen will open. At this stage you can start writing up your script. You should make sure you can upload the script by creating an account for it to be placed, make sure to use information relevant to the computer you are using it on.

Such as a college password and user name, so that it is easy to remember. To save the file, all you have to do is go into the file button on the top left corner and press save. Make sure there is sufficient space in the storage area. To delete the file, just go into the area which the file is saved into and delete it from there.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Royalty Payments

When an artist or creator has created a piece of work, every time that work is shown or played (a TV programme, a song), a payment must be sent to them by the company that chooses to play/use it. Sometimes DVDs of TV shows have to be edited as they don’t have enough money or the permission to pay for certain material.


Saying something that cannot be backed up by evidence, which causes defamation of character. It is a heavy legal issue, and many celebrities sue for libel. Kate Winslet always sues (images of her have been photo shopped or airbrush, Daily Mail lied about her exercise regime and she got £25,000 from the newspaper and an apology – cheek!).


This is a prevention of images that are harmful to the public, production companies and casting crew / Actors. Certain companies have the rights to edit screenplays or to pixalate images that are harmful to the viewer. They must gain permissions from the original creator of the picture before they can edit or change the image.

A recent example will be such films as " The Human Centipede 2 ". This film was very inappropriate and had to be shortened by 2 minutes for it to be appropriate to be viewed and distributed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Task 2 - Initial Research Subject

Gloria Swanson
( Gloria Josephine Mae Swanson )
( AKA – Gloria Mae )
Birth – Death – Hometown
ž  She was born in 1897
ž  She was from Chicago – In a place called Illinois.
ž  She died on April 4Th 1983
ž  She began filming on 1913 in Chicago.
ž  She progressed from silent film to sound movies.
ž  She played in a film called Airport 75 where she starred herself.
ž  She won an Oscar in the film The Trespasser.
ž  In 1920 she became a megastar.
ž  She retired from film in 1934.
Lifestyle outside of film
ž  Was designed coats and jackets by Sonia Delainey.
ž  She was married to her co-player Wallace Berry in 1916.
ž  They went to Hollywood together and starred in a run of Mack Sennett romantic comedies.
Lifestyle outside of film – Cont.
ž  She later switched to Paramount and starred in Cecil B. Demilles adult screwball comedies.
ž  In 1927, her banker ( Lover ), Joseph Kennedy backed her as a producer – Leading to the Oscar.
ž  “I am big, it’s the pictures that got small”.
ž  “I’m ready for my close-up Mr DeM,ille”.

Task 1 - Presentation and communication skills

-          To discuss the do’s + do not’s in presentations and communications.
-          To create a presentable debate/discussion.
-          To learn about the different questions types.
-          To type- up notes on your blogs and continue looking at children’s drama.

Have good eye contact.
Don’t mumble.
Speak loud and clear.
Don’t speak to quickly.
Use appropriate language.
Don’t have inappropriate/bad resources.
Get the audience to ask you questions.
Don’t read it word for word from the PowerPoint.
Relevant images and information.
Don’t do long pauses.
Check grammar, spell check, punctuation.
Don’t go off topic or put your back to the audience.
Be prepared.
Do not speak to the ground or to the air.

“Tell me about…”
“What do you understand by…?”
“Why do you find ‘X’ interesting?”
“Can you give me an example of…?”
“What differences do you see between ‘X’ and ‘Y’?”
“What do you think about…?”
What are the advantages/disadvantages of…?”

Why, What, Where, When, Who, How?