- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
well there are chase scenes in thriller films so i use that, fast cut scenes are usually used to show that this part is sup post to be scary or exciting, i have not seen many premonition films but films like final destination introduce the characters first then one has the premonition, my film is completely different it starts off with the premonition of danger coming. the only film i can remember that starts off with a chase scene is scream where it jumps straight into someone being murdered.
- How does your media product represent particular social groups?
the characters in my film are represented as just a average person, they clothes are the same as what most people wear, jeans and a hooded jumper. throughout the clip there is no swearing so that could represent they are not bad but good people and something like this can happen to them. the last part of the clip just shows the main character and his friend sat at a bench and according to the mise-en-scene they are in the middle of a park like area with no one around them. this could mean they are good friends because they are on there own and could even mean they are isolated from anyone else.
- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
my films genre is thriller so i looked at another thriller film which was scream and show who distributed it, dimension films, the reason they would distributed my films is because like i said before my film is a thriller and looking thought some of the films they distributed it is clear that the genre they distributed is thriller and horror. they have distributed films like; halloween, scream and the mist. there are a lot of popular films on the list so this shows they are good at distributing it and they have the funds to advertise my film.
- Who would be the audience for your media product?
the normal thriller audience are 15-25 the reason it starts from 15 is because thrillers usually contain violence and strong language so the age restriction is 15, the audience are sup post to connect with the characters so they are usually around the same age and my character/actor is 17 so this is my target audience. the audience would also still be in school as the rest of the film would be of them being in school and there being mysterious deaths.
- How did you attract/address your audience?
i would attract the audience by making the characters resemble them, this would not work for everyone as people have different interests but it can attract them by doing average actives like school, homework and hanging out with your friends but then it would it would have a super natural change and say "what if you have a vision one day" and it would go from a normal life like the audiences to a super natural chase with a monster killing students and you have to stop it.
- What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
i've learnt how to use garageband and movie maker, these are the software i used to edit my film, i didn't use any camera functions but i used a tripod in some of my shots. i was going to distort the monsters vision but i disagreed with the outcome because it was hard to understand what was going on. i also learnt how to fade out the sound and how to make music as i used garageband to make the music in my clip. but not the sound effects i got them from a website that let you download their un-copyrighted sounds.
- Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
i learned that everyone is not good actors as sometimes they would look at the camera but i would of done the same. and that not everything goes to plan as i had a good idea of what to do for my film but then i found out the clip were to long and there was objects in the mise-en-scene that didn't make sense to my video(he is sup post to be in the middle of no where and you can see a wall behind him) and its hard to get the right sounds you want. for example the last part i wanted the ending theme from lost to be there but because that was copyrighted i made my own which is just a tune fading out and a thunder strike at the end but it still worked out ok. i also learned that if you going to film it you should do it on a weather that always happens and you should film it all on that day, i filmed mine in the snow but later found out some of the clip didn't record so i had to record that part again but then it was not snowy. below the first image shows the wall and road, and the 2nd and 3rd image are sup post to be of the same spot but one is when it was snowy and the others is when i filmed it again.