Saturday, 4 April 2009

Last Post

This is the last post, although its been along journey i have enjoyed every minute of it and just hope all the effort payed off and that the title sequence is thoroughly enjoyed. :D

Bye :D

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Evaluation- Question Seven

Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you think you have learnt in progression from it to the full product?

Looking back at the preliminary task I think I have learned alot, simply because working with the group i did it was important to work together. There were arguments but it was good and in a way beneficial because it gave us a chance to express our ideas. And what groups don't argue. It gave us all a chance to share and participate equally, using our own individual skills in the places needed.

Although team work is the most important i was proud of myself for challenging my skills and improving them. I took myself out of my comfort zone and that was the most important thing to me. I worked to the best of my ability and achieved in improving my skills. Not only did i just improve my skills i personally feel my confidence has developed so much in working with new people and expressing my ideas.

Coming to the end of the project i enjoyed it very much, although sometimes i got frustrated but that just made me realise how much work and effort goes in to creating title sequences and films.

Evaluation- Question Six

What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

When beginning this project we decided that we would stick to what we knew in a way. I currently study photography and already have a rough idea in filming and photography techniques. If i learnt anything new it would have to be:

  • It doesn't matter how many times you shoot the same scene because each time it changes, either for better or worse.

  • Different camera angles to get the right positioning.

  • The lighting, because we needed to make sure the lighting was reasonably dim but had the lighting coming through in the right places.

The real thing that was new to me was the software we used when editing our title sequence. We used imovie which i hadn't used before so it took me a while to get used to the software. Although we kept it reasonably simple, i feel i tried to expand my knowledge on the using this software and pushed myself to achieve the standard i wanted my title sequence at.

Of course for filming we used a tripod and lighting which i had knowledge of already, my group used a simple video recorder and positioned the camera from the angle to make the audience more enchanced in what they would be viewing.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Evaluation- Question Five

How did you attract/address your audience?

In order to attract my target audience the main criteria consisted of:

The mise en scene, because the location and props were vital to the development and visual effects. This is what catches the audience and makes them intrigued in viewing my film.

The casting, four different characters all developing throughout. The audience can either sympathies or dislike the characters as the characters can all appeal to different audiences.

Music. in a way can be represented as eery and mysterious. It adds drama and is vital to the production because it helps create the correct effect. Although the music is not dramatic and strong, it gives a good impact being soft and steady speed.

Camera, the establishing shots mainly helps create the right effect this is because it shows the environment and location surrounding the chaos and helps the audience relate and sympathies to the characters and the protagonist.

Evaluation- Question Four

Who would be the audience for your media product?

My target audience would probably be young adults raging from 18-25 and most probably more female based, simply because the main idea of the film is feminism and portraying strong female roles. My film would mainly be for the audience who crave a taster for suspense and difference in typical thriller style movies.

An audience that loves the element of surprise and who is intrigued and fascinated by mystery and unnatural murders.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Evaluation- Question Three

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

Thriller and Suspense Films are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense, and intruiging expectaions. The institutions which would possibly develop my film would be either rogue pictures or Pathe productions, simply bacuase they have developed thrillers like "the stranger", "Wrong Turn", and "Silent Hill" the reasons why i said these films was because the murderers all tease their victims in ways and all consist of suspence and intruiging cliffhangers.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Evaluation- Question Two

How does your media product represent particular social groups?

The title sequence was mainly aimed at the age groups from 16 to 25, during the title sequence we made sure the murderer was not seen, simply because we felt the audience would be more intrigued and curios to who the killer was.

Our main character could be compared to people like the killer "Jigsaw from the film Saw. I say this because both murderers tease their killers, in a way tests their abilities and the need to survive. The idea of the murderer's intentions could be compared to a game in the way she treats her victims, she enjoys chasing after them and almost provoking them into the positions she wants them.

The main character in our title sequence is:
  • Is a female in her early 20's
  • Scarred previously at a young age causing her dislike to those whose lives revolve around beauty and have a materialistic life style.
  • Schizophrenic, lives an everyday lifestyle but soon changes.
  • We learn from the title sequence that shes dangerous and enjoys playing with her victims.
  • Becomes obsessive towards people and her victims.

The victims in the title sequence all connect in similar ways. All are obsessed with beauty and materialistic things. All young and naive, all teenage girls who have come across their killer in some way. We made our characters all reasonably similar ages mainly because we felt the audience that we were aiming for would be more interesting in seeing the film.

In conclusion I believe that our title sequence does represent certain social groups and and appeals to the right stereotype of people. Not only will the media help in convincing people to see the film but it will appeal to what most people ranging in that age group will want to see.