3. For example “See No Evil” follows the majority of the above conventions in its opening sequence. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNImIEQlP0c ) by looking at this opening you can see that majority of conventions are met. Also in my opening scene the majority of these horror conventions are met ( http://c2asampfordejopsonashah.blogspot.com ). Comparing the two clips you can see that they both follow the above conventions. In both clips you can easily see the conventions used e.g. low key lighting, victims, villains. I believe that my film product follows all the conventions of any current film released, meaning that consumers would be able to enjoy my film. The first convention and probably the most important convention that we had to chose was the genre of the film. A steady amount of research was needed in order to a decision of what type of film we wished to make. We watched many opening of films to find inspiration for our film and we felt that films like “See no Evil” and “Saw” were kind of film we wished to create. After the research was collected and thoroughly analysed we were able to decide the target audience and what would feature within our film. We decided that the film would be targeted to the teen and above audience because we decided upon making a “horror /thriller film”. Obviously a horror film isn’t suitable for children of a young age so decided on 15+ as a suitable target audience. This would hopefully allow us to get an idea of what else would be needed for our product.
6. I think my choice to have include this within our product was a good idea because it made unique and it gave the audience a sense of involvement. We recorded our watching our product and got what they had to say about our opening sequence. ( http://c2asampfordejopsonashah.blogspot.com/ ). I think that my film fulfils the requirements needed within an opening sequence because we introduce the villain briefly and finish the an enigma of “what happened to the girl” and “what will happen next”. Other opening sequences usually end with an enigma for example “See No Evil” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNImIEQlP0c . Start of Film End of Film Audience Feedback This is the evidence of our audience our audience viewing were got people to watch out film and give us a feedback while answering 10 specific questions. My film fulfils challenge the requirements of a horror film because I created a sequence were someone died in front of someone and left the scene with that person left with the killer then blacking it out with a scream in the background leaving suspense and enigmas for the audience.
7. Qn 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups? Nowadays the Media portrays many different social groups by using stereotypes. These stereotypes are used by most people and are placed into those groups by the eyes of society e.g. Chavs, Emo’s, Goth’s, Gangsters, Criminal, Victims My media product represents different social groups within the sequence. Obviously my sequence represents criminal and their victims. I used the stereotype of having a young blond girl play as the victim within the film. By using this stereotype I have made it clear that she is the victim because people see blonds' as “dumb” in some cases and as the victim. In the sequence the female character does fit the stereotype as a young girl who goes out carelessly to parties unaware of what might happen and not a care in the world. The character then fits the stereotype of becoming the victim of the film. A young innocent girl attacked by someone for no reason, just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even though you don’t get to see the girl die in the film, you hear her scream giving the impression she's about to be killed. Stereotypical Girl
8. The criminal talked about in the news report is stereotypical because usually there is some sort of warning given to people and yet they ignore this warning, so they aren’t aware of the possibility of being attacked. Usually the criminal is some sort of hooded assailant, I used this stereotype within my product because by having a hooded assailant, the audience have no idea of who this person could be, it could even be a main character further on in the film, which would create a great sense of mystery and tension within the film. An example of hooded criminals would be in “50 cent get rich or die tryin” were you can see a hooded assailant pointing a gun at somebody, which gives the impression he is a thief or a killer. In my media product I also defy a stereotype with my male victim. In the sequence there is male victim and before the sequence ends you see this character be stabbed by a hooded figure behind him. This challenges the stereotype because the stereotype says that the man would protect the woman from danger at the cost of his life however in my sequence the male victim is killed first, showing signs of weakness and femininity due to being portrayed as weak within the product. Usually it’s the women who are portrayed as the weak damsels in distress but in my product both male and female characters needs rescuing challenging the stereotype. Challenging Weak Male Stereotypical Hooded Assailant Hooded Assailant in “50 cent get rich or die tryin ”
10. I believe this because my film would contain aspects of a similar social lifestyle as Kidulthood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57THVZdxJyg and Adulthood however with a sinister twist. I know that my film is in the horror genre and that Kidulthood isn't a horror film however though with my product I believe that we could create a successful film. Qn4 Who would be the audience for your media product? We decided that the film would be targeted to the teen and above audience because we decided upon making a “horror /thriller film”. A horror film wouldn’t be suitable for children of a young age so we decided on 15+ as a suitable target audience. Usually fans of a horror genre are usually 15+ so we decided that we would make it a 15+ in order to get a large amount of viewers for the product. Even though my product is labelled a horror film I would intend to have aspect of social life within it, making it more popular among the age group as well as adding a sinister quality to the film. Within the opening sequence I use a young blond stereotypical girl getting ready to go out care free ignoring the important information displayed on the TV screen.
13. In my audience viewing I received comments which appealed to the audience as well as comments which they didn't approve of. The two people in the audience viewing and others who saw my product were able to see what was going on within the film and who was the main character. ”Well the girl had a big part, and she’s in most of the clips” “You get the sense that the man in the hood is going to be more involved later on in the film” They understood camera angles and they understood they storyline in the product. The audience watching understood what was going on without any narrative, with the girl getting ready to go out. They were able to see the equilibrium at the start of the product and point out were and when the disruption occurred in the product. Other viewers asked questions about what happened to the girl and what would happen in the rest of the film if they were to watch it. All scenes within the clip were in chronological order so they weren't confused by the sense of time used in the product. In the film there was a bit that I didn't like and unfortunately most audience members picked up on it. An audience member said “ Its a bit confusing at the end, uuhhm it kinda just jumps a bit and in the space of a few seconds loads of things happen, so uuhhm, I didnt really like that but besides that it was ok”.
15. Using blogger to upload my product for people to see was a lot easier than putting it on a DVD. By using blogger I was able to gather my audience feedback infor4mation a lot quicker and easier because all I needed was a computer with internet. However when it came to uploading things on to blogger was slightly difficult due to having to convert files ect. It was a bit of hassle to do these things however its was convenient. When it came to research for the product it was extremely easy for me to go on to YouTube and look at clips for research instead of having to buy DVD’s and watch the films at my own expense. However some videos on YouTube don't have good quality so it was hard to see what was going on in some of them.
16. Qn7:Looking back at your preliminary task what do you fell you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product Prelim Task Final Product From This To This Looking back onto my Preliminary task I see a big difference in the quality of videos. For my Preliminary task had film some walking, opening a door and have speech between two characters. Comparing the two and remembering back to filming both there is substantial difference in the amount of time and effort needed to make my final product compared to my preliminary task. I was experimental in the type of camera shots when I did my Preliminary task so I was able to have a better understanding in what kind of shots I should and shouldn’t use for a specific purpose. By using different effects within my final product and using a film within a film I have clearly shown improvements within my work. There are some similarities within my Preliminary task and my final product for example the types of camera e.g. the shot reverse shot as well as close ups of characters.