Bridget Jone's Baby Behind The Scenes
I'm sure in the media recently you will have seen tonnes of coverage on the new Bridget Jone's
Baby Movie. We have a slightly different take for you today. We are going to delve into the movie's
trivia! Trivia is honestly, I believe, the best thing. Sure, you see the movie and you feel the way the
director wants you to feel. However, there is always something interesting about learning about the
things that they keep quiet, or that haven't made it into the media about your favourite movies.
So what is the storyline? Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but theres one more issue ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Not ideal! In this 15 rated movie we join Bridget for 2 hours and 2 minutes of her usual fun, embarrassing, but heart warming antics.
So, what about our gorgeous national favourite Colin Firth? What does he have to say about the new movie? According to Colin Firth, his new rival, Patrick Dempsey's Jack Qwant, is more intimidating than his former opponent, Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver. Don't worry Colin! We all still love you! Unfortunately Hugh Grant will not be returning.
Just like the previous movies, you would perhaps expect the film to be an adaptation of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones Novels. However, it is not. It is in fact an adaption of a screen play. One which Fielding wrote with David Nicholls.
Although this is the 3rd movie, the events of the film take place before author Helen Fielding's 3rd novel "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy". It's kind of like a stepping stone for Bridget.
How is this for girl power? The 'Bridget Jones' series is the first movie trilogy directed exclusively by female directors. This is not the only first for the Bridget Jones Series. Renée Zellweger premiered the first trailer on Ellen. It also marked her first ever appearance on the talk-show. We often encounter differences between American and British versions of a film. In the international trailer, a co-worker of Bridget holds up a sign that says "Baby on board". In the UK trailer the same sign says "Up the duff".
As well as differences between cultures, this movie also differs from the others in it's series in a key way. Jone's diary has been replaced with an iPad!
How was that for a Bridget Jones update? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Home Film Production
Home films are fun. They are also something a lot of us have wanted to do at some point. However, we also all know that buzz feeling after catching what we think will be a great scene, then watching it back on your laptop and feeling deflated at the poor quality and cheesiness we've ended up with.
There are things you can do about such problems. This article aims to give you some simple yet effective tips. These hopefully will help you get great quality, content, and get those cool movie projects off your back burner, back into your reality. Let's fire up you movie making motivation!
1) The first tip is really simple. Get your hands on a tripod. A tripod allows you to keep you camera steady. This reduces and practically stops the 'shaky hand syndrome' we all seem to suffer from when filming. You can also pan shots to follow action/cut to another area / cut to another scene. Your film will be all the better using a tripod. Therefore, if you take anything away from this article, let it be this tip!
2) Most feature films begin with what is called an establishing shot. It’s a shot of the location where the action is going to take place. This create's initial context for the viewers. Aka, setting the scene.
3) Use real locations. This one is self-explanatory. One of the biggest problems with home movies is that people attempt to set up artificial scenes. However, big feature films use real filming locations. Basically, real locations are more realistic! They look smoother, more believable and less set up. Yes, it is more tricky to get permission, set up and get perfect shots with a real location. But you get out what you put in. Take pride in your work, get passionate and get professional. The effort you put in will show in your work.
4) Closer shots are generally better. Following your initial establishing shots of course. Once you have set the scene fill the camcorder window with the action. Get as close and seems comfortable, and don't be afraid to experiment. This cuts out background distractions for the audience.
5) Cut between medium and close up shots. This creates 'visual action'. It keeps interest up in your audience. Shoot the same scene but from different camcorders at different angles and depths to cut between in the editing stage. For example, somebody is opening a present her friend has given her. Do a medium shot of the person being handing the present and beginning to open it. Then cut to a close shot of her hand opening the present. Finally, cut back out to the medium range shot to capture her reaction and then continue the story.
Get filming. Get experimenting and capturing. And remember, the best things often come from experimenting and are not necessarily the things you think are going to work. Take risks.
Unknown Facts About Books REVEALED!
Have you ever one consider books boring? Consider no more! Today we have a bunch of crazy, unknown facts for you about......you guessed it..... books! From the strange, to the bizarre, to the completely incomprehensible. We have it all in store for you. Let's kick off our list of facts:
1) How much do you think the most expensive book in the world costs? The answer is roughly $151,946,000. Perhaps, for this kind of money you would expect a chunky state-of-the-art encyclopaedia. However, the length of this book comes in at just 13 pages!
2) How difficult do you think it is to sell a book and make a living from it? We'll give you the statistics and you can work out what you think for yourself. Out of the books that sell at least one copy in the US, only 2% go on to sell more than 5,000 copies!
3) Who came up with the term 'book'? Well, the first instance ever recorded of someone using the term 'book' was actually in a book itself. The book was written by Sir Alfred The Great.
4) Do you really love the smell of new books? Perhaps you have a case of bibliosmia. Bibliosmia is the term given to the enjoyment of smelling books. There is a new hobby for you!
5) One author, Stephen King, was mistaken for a vandal. Was he spray painting? No. He made an unexpected visit to an Australian book store. He was suspected when he started signing copies of books.
6) The longest sentence ever written in a book was an amazing 823 words long.
7) On average, the country with the most amount of books read each year per person is Iceland.
8) The widely know book '50 Shades Of Grey' was not originally published in book form. It was published on a fan website.
9) Our world is constantly developing, and it's people are consequently always learning and developing. However, one fifth of adults around the world can not read or write.
10) Not so lovable Harry Potter villein Voldemort, has so widely been known as 'one who must not be named'. However, this could be because J. K Rowling was so tired of us all pronouncing his name wrong. She has reviled that since our first introduction in 1997 we have all be mispronouncing his name. The 't' at the end of Voldemort is apparently silent.
I hope you learnt some things from this article. Stay tuned, there is more mind boggling and interesting content coming your way.
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