Sunday, 5 April 2009

Evaluation Question 7

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

Looking back, I feel I have learnt a lot. Many skills to do with filming and editing but also I've learnt that it's very important to work together with your group otherwise you are destined to fail, in media that is. Well, I dunno, you probably could just coast through the whole thing and sprout shed loads of crap.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Question 6

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

Well, seeing as this was my first ever media task I would like to think I've learnt alot. Before hand I had never even heard of programs like iMovie and Final Cut Pro and now, I'm definitley no expert but I know some of the basics. Like how to cut clips and effects, add music and so on.

Question 5

How did you attract/address your audience?

Our film appealed to our target audience by using the conventions of a horror film like the creepy music and unanswered questions like who was the murderer and so on. Also, our film in mostly set inside a school which may spark intrest in a lot of people as they can all relate to it.

Question 4

Evaluation Question 4: Who would be the audience for your media product?

Well, I kinda tied in this question with question 2 by accident. But like I mentioned before our target audience is meant for the younger generation, teenagers young adults people who enjoy going to the cinema to relax and have a good time.

Question 3

Evaluation Question 3: What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

I can imagine our film being quite a mainstream event, largley advertised on the internet, tv and posters . I reckon it would go straight into the big cinemas over the country and be a typical Hollywood production. I think this is possible because our film is of a popular genre and I don't think it would take a lot time to get funded.

Question 2

Evaluation Question 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups?

Our main title sequence mainly focuses on the gay community but appeals to a wide vairety of students as it's set in a school. Also, I beleive adults/people who generally enjoy watching films could be interested in watching this film as it's a typical horror film, very accessible for the casual movie goer. I don't believe the elderly or very young children would be suited for watching this film, for obvious reasons, the children would get scared and the elderly would get bored. But like I said it would appeal to many teenagers and the like as it falls into the same catogry as Se7en etc.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Evaluation-Question 1

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product?

Upon watching our media product you can immediatley tell what type of film it's going to be. It's a horror, and we make no secret of hiding this fact. The creepy music, the cuts in and out of credits and the diversion of seeing an intimidating figures face, it carries many of the horror genre conventions. However, our sequence also gives the audience many questions, not about what type of film it is, but what is actually going on. We actually show a murder in the title sequence but you are given know real clues as to why etc.

Also, like I mentioned before, you never see the killers face, setting up for the cliche 'whodunnit' which could possibly run throughout the whole film. It's hinted that the victim may have been homosexual but is not made blatantly obvious.