OCR G324 Joe Garnett 3304 Aquinas College: 33435
Evaluation Question 2 How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
TV & Satellite magazine was a huge influence on of Front cover ancillary, we likedits style and representation of the cover star. Brands/institutions Room for other features Clear main feature
Although we did create a poster, ithas more of a title card feel to it, thatcomes at the end of a trailer, but it isstill effective as it is stillrepresentative of Hilltop Farm, itdoes this through the use of the MLSshot of the 3 characters and the clearuse of branding.
Genre I would say that all of the products show all of the different genres which have been included in the main product. Crime (murder) Teenage pregnancy Cheating Adoption Fighting
The main product and the front cover work very welltogether, the murder character is represented to the audience inthe same way, this is being sinister and looking as if he is aftersomebody. The shots are very similar, with the shot in the trailera BCU and the shot in the front cover a CU/Mid shot Institution It may have been better to have some of the E4 purple within the title or star names to reinforce which institution the soap is on
Representation of the characters Sambuca – she is represented in both the main product and ancillaries in the same way, glamourous, yet slightly spiteful manner. Archie – in the main product Archie is seen to be cheating, if you just looked at the poster without seeing the trailer you may also think this because of his stance and the characters around him. Bella – from the poster we can see that she is much more introverted and in white to show her innocence. This is also the case in the trailer, for example when she caught Sambuca and Archie together.
I feel that the poster and trailer wok very welltogether as they both look like they would attract mytarget audience (16-30), whereas the magazine frontcover seems like it would not attract the younger partof the target audience.
Overall I feel that all of the products work together well, you could say theexception may be the font cover but it still represents the characters inthe same way.The E4 logo is shown in all of the products and their convention of havingpurple is in the main product and also the poster.