Saturday, 28 April 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

Main Task: Evaluation Question 7

This is the link to ' looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?'
 I answered this by making an animation.

Main Task: Evaluation Question 6

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

This mind map shows different website we used to help with are opening clip and also why,but other technologies we used to make this where the equipment such as:

  • HDV camera-to record our piece in high quality, this helped and worked well on the wood scenes
  • Tripod- make it able to hold a shot still when needed and help with panning
  • sound boom-make the wood land scene diegetic sound loud from example the wind. 

Main Task: Evaluation Question 3-5

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Who would be the audience for you media product?
How did you attract/address the audience?

prezi on all three question together and then audience feedback.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Main Task: Evaluation Question 2

How does your media product represent particular social groups?

Main Task: Evaluation Question 1

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

Our media product develops forms and convention of a stereotypical teen horror with isolated teen alone in a abandoned place this link in with horror such as, 'prom night, Jennifer body and also Scream'. This films are mostly set towards the end of a school or college year and this was the idea for ours have a group of teen getting away to go camping in the wood but they never get there. The stereotypes that is piece goes up again is the girls are more unsafe and scared easier this is shown when the boy bangs on the window and they jump, but on the other hand there is only one male present on this trip,makes him seem likely to be the victim. The conventions at are also shown are the car breaking down and the phone being lost. We also picked the phone to be the main focus point in the film as it is a big part of teenagers lives and they feel lost with out it, giving as the main plot and the phone is then has the characters become victims Meanwhile we also decided to have a female driver as in most films it is a male.
Film at show this:
  • Wolf creek
  • The human centipede
  • Jeeper creepers 2
  • Vacancy's
  • Dead End
  • Eden lake
  • Wind chill
  • The hill have eyes

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Main Task: Editing

We continued to edit are task on final cut pro today, by adding in diegetic sound and names today for the actors an our group, we have added them in place where we think they all fit in will on different sections which we believe they look good. Furthermore we have shows them in different places an angles for example along the car when it drives past.

Main Task: Diegetic sound

We have been going over are diegetic sound recently and from looking at our story broad our ideas have changed on what and where sound was going to be placed in our opening. So we have stared ti opening with creepy music to help set the genre as teen horror so we picked instrument music because it shows scary but not to over the top. We were going to change to pop music as the actors are in the car but the transition would heard right or fit well therefore we are going to have to sound continue through the piece and add in sound effects for examples when Harry jumps up and hits the car window sound will be add to make it more effected at shock the audience.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Main Task: Place that our film many facture

As extra research we have been thinking of place at which are film we be shown and we don't believe it to be a box office but yet something like i film would be shown on a channel such as MTV or channel 4, as it is a independentt film that is low budget, therefore these channel show film such as our film, furthermore we would be likely to show it on other of these channels as they appeal to our target audience, with channel four being a more lied back channel compared to  a BBC channel, this would help as a film would show strong language, also MTV main target audience is teen ages and with our BBFC being a 15 this suits our film well .

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Main Task: Filming

This week our group started filming our opening 2 minutes.
 Monday13th:This was our first day of filming with are actors and main prop being the car, we arrived at are setting but found out we were unable to film there so we quickly had to change are plans and find other setting for the car scene then we came up against the fact that one of are actors pulled out in the morning but this wasn't going to stop us so Tabatha ( member from our group) decided to take there place so we didn't have to reorganise the whole thing. From looking at our storyboards we got the scene when the car drives past the camera and all the shot when the male character asks to go to the toilet and drops his phone. 

 Tuesday 14th: As we got most of are actors scene complete we set out to the wood that where shown in are location hunting to film the establishing shots and the rest, we filmed the shots shown on our storyboard but we also added in other shots that we thought looked scary and would fit in with our genre.

After filming all of this we has decided that we need to redo some of it and this time play more attention to times because we didn't realise how long it would take to film some sections but over all for are first filming i believe we have some promising shots.