Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tuesday Period 3

The Idea

“It was 1990. My then boyfriend and I had decided to move up to Manchester together. After a weekend's flat-hunting, I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into my head.
I did not have a functioning pen with me, but I do think that this was probably a good thing. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, while all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to me."

>> J.K Rowling was traveling back to London when the idea of Harry Potter "fell into her head".

Development Finance

Script Development

“I wrote nearly every evening, then typed the whole thing out myself on an old manual typewriter, covered the first three chapters in a nice plastic folder and sent them off to an agent. They were returned so fast, they must have been sent back the same day they arrived.
But at the second attempt, Christopher Little wrote back asking to see the rest of the manuscript. It was far and away the best letter I had ever received in my life – and it was only two sentences long.”




The Shoot

Post production




Other Windows

My work is really good!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Film Four Institutions

What I learned today

  • Controller of film four is Tessa Ross.
  • It is a production house and a channel that produces and broadcasts alternative films.
  • In 2006 - channel moved from the internet to freeview.
  • "Committed to enhancing the British film making industry by nurturing and funding new talent".
  • Budget comes from channel 4.
  • Channel 4 budget rise of 50% from 2011 to £15 million per year,  guaranteed for the next 5 years.
  • Increase budget will afford domestic film.
  • They make 6 films a year.
  • A low budget studio with a film council and distributors Optimum = Warp X.
    (Digital production house) - digital was cheaper. 

5 + 5 = 1


  1. Controller is Tessa Ross.
  2. Company moved to freeview in 2006.
  3. Makes 6 films a year.
  4. Famous for Slumdog Millionair.
  5. The Inbetweeners Movie is the largest grossing comedy in the UK

  1. Tessa Ross
  2. 2006
  3. 6 films
  4. Slumdog]
  5. Inbetweeners

Summed up in 1 word = Alternative

Friday, 9 November 2012