Friday, 23 November 2012

Paranormal Activity Spoof Phone Conversation Script.

This is a rough script for the phone conversation in the Paranormal Activity trailer spoof feature.
Paranormal Activity Spoof Phone Conversation Script

Paranormal Activity Movie Spoof - Plan

For the film spoof we have decided to recreate a trailer for Paranormal Activity. It will obviously be slightly different to the actual version because it's a spoof so we are trying to make it humorous and funny for the audience. Below is our plan for this feature, it will be enhanced by the short sharp editing style and music which we will use. It will probably change slightly during the filming and post production but it roughly outlines which shots and scenes we want to include in this part of the programme.

  • Image of house in blue light CCTV style. On screen title - opening 2012.
  • Green background with the text - "The following preview has been approved for appropriate audiences by the motion picture association of America".
  • Various shots from different place around the house - it's empty, creates tension and horror, and shows the girl is alone and has the house to herself
  • Still image on screen before: 'nothing can prepare you' in big bold letters.
  • DAY 1. Door opens, 3 second pause dog lifted up in front of the camera (with horror sound). Slowly zoom in. 
  • DAY 2. Girl on webcam sitting on her bed. Curtains slightly open for light.
  • Shot of the 'ghost' in bed sheets with comedic eyes and mouth drawn on. Girl invites her friend over because she's scared and can hear strange noises.
  • Girl goes to the toilet, leaves some food on her bed (clear shot of this) ghost comes in takes bite of food, the girl then walks back into the room and goes to her bed. She notices that her food is missing/ has been eaten then ghost makes noise etc... they both scream - close of of ghost and girl screaming)
  • Various shots of the girl running round the house looking really scared, close ups of her face and in some of the shots you can see the ghost in the background following her around the house.
  • DAY 3: bedroom door opens. Ghost goes in watching her sleep. Girl wakes up, screams, then rolls off the bed. This creates a loud bang then there's silence for 3 seconds and then the ghost helps the girl up back onto her bed, girl sleepily thanks the ghost.


To help us with the planning of our production we have produced a treatment form. This document gives a small summary and synopsis of what our programme will be about and what it will include  It also covers every aspect of our production in relation to the roles and jobs which we each have assigned between us. Obviously these will all cross over slightly and we each want to have a go at all of the different roles so we gain more experience and learn from this production process for future projects. It's just a rough guide to who will mainly be in charge for each of the different components of our production. 

Programme Name: Still unsure of this at this moment in time

Genre: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: Our programme will be a comedy sketch show which would be uploaded to Youtube and other streaming websites (such as Vimeo) once a week. We are aiming for a cross between Armstrong and Miller and Balls of Steel. The programme will include a variety of  sketches and entertaining scenes from things such as; interviewing people, taking part in challenges and also playing pranks on the general public. The main basis for the programme is going to be three girls (me, Carys, and Shannen) who are all friends and together they create, produce, film and edit the programme to be streamed online on Youtube each week on our channel. Our channel can also included behind the scenes features, bloopers and what each of us have been up to during the week when we aren't filming the programme. We will also present parts of the programme and star in it at various points. In the programme we will include features such as; interviews with the general public in various famous, recognisable landmarks. In this we will ask them random and crazy questions which people will give comedic answers to and hopefully the audience will find them funny and be entertained. We will also include film and trailer spoofs, making fun of certain films and recreating them in a humorous way. Challenges will also take place throughout the programme. The presenters (Me, Carys and Shannen) will take part in these challenges to portray across to the audience the fact we are friends and have fun making the programme. These will be things such as; trying to eat 20 McNuggets in 2 minutes, eating doughnuts without licking our lips, how many Ferrero Rocher can we eat in a certain amount of time, and trying to eat some very sour sweets whilst keeping a normal face. Archetype characters would also be used from week to week if this programme was to be continued. This would bring some familiarity for the audience and would also help to bring them back to watch the new episodes each week. These characters would included people such as 'The Annoying Chav', and  'Lord Gaga' just to name a few. The archetypal features would also have their own titles, this will helo to introduce their character to the audience.

Director of Photography
Shoot film.  Sound.  Lighting.
Carys Marchant
Direct film.  Continuity.
Lucy Mannall
Oversee and drive people and the project.
Shannen Williams
Find facts, people, locations.
Carys Marchant, Lucy Mannall
Production Manager
Organisation.  Call sheets. Recces.  Risk assessments. Point of contact.
Lucy Mannall
Write links, VO, scripts.
Shannen Williams
Editor & Post Production Supervisor
Digitising.  Editing.  Graphics. Play out.  Compression and delivery.
Carys Marchant, Lucy Mannall, Shannen Williams
Acting.  Presenting.
Carys Marchant & Shannen Williams

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Possible names for the programme

We have been brainstorming some different ideas for names and working tittles for the programme these are some of the ones we have come up with and discussed so far: 

  • You've Been Fooled
  • PR4NK 
  • Just For The Lols
  • Laugh Out Loud
  • Pranked
  • The Prank'd Show
  • Frivolty

Developing our ideas as a group

Over the past few weeks we have  been meeting as a group to discuss and further develop our ideas. We have put together a structure for the programme and decided which features we want to include. 

The main structure at the moment is as follows below: 

  • Opening title sequence. 
  • Introduction: Presenter introduces the show and explains what the show is about and what's going to happen. 
(Before every sketch a still shot introduces the characters/performers that are about to appear in each of the scenes) 

  • Entertaining interviews with members of the public
          - Possible questions: 
             What would you do if you was invisible for a day? 
             What is the worst lie you ever told? 
             What is your best chat up line? 
             What is the worst excuse you have ever used? 
             What is your most embarrassing moment? 
             What is the weirdest dream you have ever had? 
             What is your best impersonation? 
  • Punk’d: a prank is played on someone and they are secretly filmed to show their reaction and how the behave during it <- Still needs developing.
  • The annoying chav- washing car prank x2
  •  Film spoof trailer - Paranormal Activity spoof trailer
  • Lord Gaga - using the green room and filters and effects on Final Cut. Making fun of Lady Gaga. Enthusiastic over the top performance/mine over the top of one of her songs
  • Challenges: Eat 40 chicken nuggets in 20 minutes… How many Ferrero Rocher can you eat in 5 minutes…Eat krispy creams without licking your lips..... Eat sour candy whilst trying to keep a normal face
Locations for each of these features:
  • Introduction/ opening sequence - green room studio
  • Interviews with the general pubilc - Trafalgar square, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Camden Town, London Eye, South bank street performers.
  • Challenges - Someone's house, McDonalds, Krispy Kreme
  • The annoying chav car washing prank - Shannen's house
  •  Lord Gaga - Green room studio
  • Punk’d - n/a, needs further planning