Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
What have you learnt about technologies from constructing this product?
Why is technology so important in filmmaking?
ease of editing
new ways to capture shots
How has technology advanced?
from 2d to 3d to 4d
From machine code to CGI
Film to digital
How has technology changed the ways films are produced?
made us lazy
less quality or more quality in shots
makes us see things that can’t be shot with film
anyone can make a film digitally
How has technology changed the ways films are distributed?
Online social networking
watch from the comfort of a laptop
How have you used digital tech in your film?
Final cut pro
stills with phones
What have you become familiar with?
sharing cross platform media convergence
What have you learnt about media technologies?
final cut pro X
bit of camera work
How did you attract/address your audience?
This kid was not too sure about the film and completely missed the concept of the film. Suspense was not built throughout and he just simply was not amused by it.
This teenager was much more drawn in by the opening and did feel as though suspense was built throughout. He commented on the music adding that he found it scary which was one of the ways in which our group attracted our target audience by using a sound that was innocent yet haunting at the same time. This contrasted to the 14 year old’s response as he was not amused to the music and clearly did not find it scary at all.
After capturing the reaction of a teenager (aged 18) and a younger teenager (aged 14), it is pretty clear who our audience are. Somewhere between children aged 15-19. As our group have rightly predicted, audience’s that are any younger than this age find it difficult to grasp the concept of the film. This teenager added how he would go and watch the movie in cinema too whilst the younger respondent did not seem too keen on watching it in cinema’s. The ways in which we attracted our target audience is by having aspects of thrill and horror. (We all know teenagers love horror). We also added elements of suspense as to what is going to happen next which only the teenage respondent was drawn in by.
<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/anika96/evaluation-part-4-34201888″ title=”Evaluation part 4″ target=”_blank”>Evaluation part 4</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/anika96″ target=”_blank”>anika96</a></strong> </div>
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
For this question, I produced a powerpoint presentation which took me atleast 2 and a half hours to do!
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Here’s a collage that I created of typical representations of women in the media generally. In most thriller films there is a victim and they predominantly tend to be a female character. The media presents females to be defenseless and as the weaker gender.
The mentally disturbed female character in our thriller opening was stereo-typically presented as powerless. This was presented through her writing ‘help!’ on the dressing table mirror. We used a female character to play the role of the victim as society represents women as weaker gender and therefore not as much sympathy would be given towards the victim if we chose to have a male victim.
Females are also presented to have a passion for make-up even at a young age. We presented this through the female character who only remembers back to her younger days which only consists of her putting makeup on herself. Furthermore, presenting the idea that all that females think about is makeup and the idea that the character is weak
The victims body language in this shot presents how innocent and defenseless she is. In typical thriller films we are presented with the idea that women are defenseless and tend to lose when it comes to trying to defend themselves from a kidnapper or a killer. This became evident in a number of thriller films such as Psycho, Taken, Scream and many more.
Her body language contrasts from she is putting on makeup to after she is done. She looks confident as she is applying her makeup and comes across as intimidating and scary. This switches at the end as her body language changes to frightened. This develops the idea of females always being innocent and weak as the audience were made to feel frightened of this mentally unstable woman.