Thursday, 29 April 2010
Q7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?
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In terms of attracting our audience, we felt through the use of shots such as point of view shots that this would incorporate the viewer and make them feel as if they were the killer themselves. We didn't want to mislead the audience into thinking our film was a horror piece so instead of using vivid effects such as blood in the sink, we used very low key lighting and an outhouse sink to film this aspect of the montage. In terms of addressing an audience, we used younger characters around the target audience age, although hiding their identity in keeping with the enigma we wanted to create. Below are a few comments we received when the class watched our production piece.
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As said in the voice over, we think that highly popular social networking websites such as Facebook and Myspace to distribute our film, aswell as Youtube, with its increasing number of teenage users, an audience which our film is directed at. Sites such as Youtube are so popular, we feel that it would be easier for people to access and watch/gain information about the film in a shorter amount of time, and as many times as they want. It is a quick and cheap way of gaining an audience and something that doesn't require alot of money, which we don't have. We also thought that pirate radio stations would be a good way of letting our key audience of knowing about the film, after researching films such as Shifty which too was distributed this way. Sometimes we think that if a film has a major distribtution budget then it will automatically popular but in terms of our film we would rely on word of mouth and adverts or online posters on the internet to generate a hype or interest in our production.
Q1. In what ways does your media product use/develop/challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
This is our final production piece for AS media. It is shorter than 2 minutes but we think it connotes the thriller genre well and in terms of conventions, we would like to think ours is traditional but with a more sinister and orginal twist.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
This sound is a breathing sound which we have incorporated at the end of our production piece as something that will hopefully create fear and a further point of view perspective making the audience closer or in the shoes of the killer. It will be heard after the title 'Anonymity' and will appear during the view of the photographs on the wall.
This is a non diegetic sound that we considered using throughout the production as a sort of theme tune for the opening and title sequence. Once again we realised it wasn't the most accurate sound as it was too slow for the montage and rapidity of shots that we had.