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  • 1. Research and Planning for productionCreative Decisions • Due to the fact that the genre is thriller, to add suspense to our genre we have decided to hide the identity of the witch. The face of the witch will never be seen, this will add to thrill and excitement of the fairy tale. We have used ideas from Snow White and Red Riding Hood, particularly Red Riding Hood where the identity of the wolf is hidden; it’s unknown to the village who exactly is the killer. We have decided to adapt this to our trailer by hiding the identity of the witch, but the face of the witch will never be seen, this creates mystery. • To modernize our fairy tale we have decided to use a red dress instead of a red cape, by doing this the film will represent the current era better. This will be an aspect in which the audience can relate to. • We have decided to change the genre to thriller, by doing this we can add to the suspense and mystery of the genre, by hiding the witch’s identity. Also we can use landscape to heighten the mystery in this trailer, by using the woods; the audience will be more intrigued in the trailer, not wanting to take their eyes of the screen. We can adapt the lighting again to create more mystery and suspense. • We have decided to use fairy tale type sound track again to add a sinister feel to the fairy tale, again heightening the suspense. By doing this it will directly intrigue our target audience who seek thrill and excitement.RepresentationsIt is impossible not to receive these representations, the portrayal of women from the media but it isnot impossible to become aware of how we receive them and to make conscious decisions aboutwhy we accept or challenge them. Women are normally portrayed as inferior and unable to defendthemselves. In our fairy tale, we have decided to keep the typical representations the same, which isevident in the character of Little Red Riding Hood, who cannot defend herself when in danger. Bydoing this, it will challenge the audience if they agree or disagree with this portrayal.GenreRepresentations are almost defined by the genre. We would not expect the victim in a fairy tale tobe unattractive; this is why we have decided to keep the victim, Little Red Riding Hood as a veryattractive young girl. Equally there are particular stereotypes which we associate with certaingenres, within a thriller; we always associate the woman with being the weaker character. We havedecided to keep this the same because this is exactly what our target audience seek.AudienceWe have chosen the ages 15-25. This is because this age group seeks violence with somepsychological topics which can be offensive to those of a younger age. The opening of our trailer willshow 15+ certificate, to warn the audience that there shall be some violence, death andpsychological issues within the trailer. We haven’t used 18+ certificates because the trailer wouldn’tbe overly explicit. We aim to represent both genders by the variety of characters we have chosen touse. Our characters vary from girls to boys; it is easily relatable for our target audience.

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