Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Monday, 22 March 2010

Evaluation Questions

1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge conventions of real media products?
What conventions of professional products have you used in your own film? (narrative conventions, character conventions, genre, camerawork, sound, editing, special effects, mise-en-scene?) Use screen grabs of your own sequence to illustrate each example where you have followed conventions or gone against (challenged) conventions. Also use images from the films that have influenced you where relevant.

2. How does your media product represent particular social groups? (Gender, age, ethnicity etc.
Compare a character in your sequence to a character in a professional film (use images). If you have included a villain/victim character, does your character follow the conventions of characters in professional films. For example, is your villain male? Is your victim female? Therefore how are you representing gender?

3. What kind of media institution would distribute your media product?
Discuss similar professional films and their production companies (use images of the films and logos). Which production company do you think would distribute your film? (If it was professional and you had made the full film).

4. Who would be the audience for your media product? (BBFC and target audience)
Use images from a similar product with a similar target audience. Remember that target audience is not the same as classification.

5. How did you attract/address your audience?
Refer to significant moments in your sequence where you have tried to generate a response from the spectator (a close up to encourage identification with a character, music that encourages the spectator to feel suspense, tense, visceral reaction etc.) Use screen grabs of your own sequence.

6. What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing your product?
(Blog, camera equipment, editing software- Final Cut Express, istopmotion, Garageband etc.)
Use screen grabs/photos of all these things. Be very specific about tools/effects/techniques learnt, not just "I have learnt a lot about the software"

7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to your final product?
Discuss your second preliminary task that you did in the week before starting Thriller. Discuss what you have learnt since then about construction or micro elements in order to create meaning, how to use different techniques, practical skills etc. How have you built on your knowledge that you learnt from the preliminary task? Use screen grabs of your preliminary task and your sequence where relevant.

Friday, 19 March 2010


Wow its the final cut deadline and we're almost there.
Adding the final touches to our project, this is mainly adding the soundtrack.
Credits, Ident, Editing all fabulously done and put together by Loz.

Friday, 12 March 2010


These comments have been well received and they are helpful.
The negatives were something we were prepared for and knew we would have to try and fix because we had discussed it together already.

The primary idea for fixing this is dubbing in a voice over.

One positive that surprised us was the comment on the acting and we were pleased with this.

There are still a few things that need to be added such as our credits our sound and also our ident.

feedback negatives

Our biggest problem was one that we predicted. it's the fact that you cannot hear steven and I talking whilst under the bridge. There is to much traffic noise in the background.
This may be something that we have to re-shoot or dub in a voice over. However that could look bad if it is badly dubbed and could ruin it.

Another negative is that it is to long but this is something we knew as we haven't completely finished editing it yet

Feedback Positives

The other groups in our lesson have given us feedback on our thriller intro
The majority of the groups said that they like our quick edit shots at the beginning when steve is getting ready.
The camera angles also were commented on positively along with the story line and one group mentioned the acting was good which me and steve were pleased with.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Unfortunately we forgot about a hard hat therefore we had to just film without it