In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
When making my product I had to research other media texts and find out what generic media conventions feature in film trailers, film posters and magazine covers. I of course had to look at Romantic Comedies, and decide what I thought were they key aspects featured in all of them.
My Film- Shot 1 This is the opening shot in my trailer, you see Emma, the bride, walking into what we connote is a wedding shop. We connote this because of the mise-en-scene, Even though you can’t see any full wedding dresses you get the idea that she is somewhere “up-market” because of the colours. I wanted to introduce Emma in her everyday life, this being going to the wedding shop. Many film trailers introduce the main characters by doing this. For example in the wedding date, we see the main character getting ready in the morning. (pictured left). I filmed in the day because I wanted the bridal shot to be naturally light. The music is beginning to build up in this scene, and you can hear the diagetic sound of the doorbell. If I was going to do the scene again and if it was possible I wouldn’t want top have the other shops in the background. Because even though they allow to you know she is in a town. I think they look a bit cheap.
My Film- Shot 2 This is the second shot, when then two women embrace in the wedding shop. The shot pans across the room after them. You can see that they are friends or they know each quiet well because of the way they respond to each other. You can now see that they are in a wedding shop. Because of all the dresses, shoes and hats in the background. The music is again building up. The audience does not know what is happening in the film until the assistant says “this should be a perfect fit” and we connote that she is getting fitted for a wedding dress.
My Film- Shot 3 This is the third shot in the film. It zooms out in stages from the sequins on Emma’s dress. I was inspired by the opening titles of pride and prejudice, to draw attention to the detailing. So I started the shot on the detailing and zoomed out. The shot shows Emma in her wedding dress, this was again shot in the wedding shop. At this part of the film the music really clicks in, as there is no other diagectic noise for the next few minutes.
My Film- Shot 4 This the 4th shot on the film. Again there is no sound except for the music. It is a mid shot, and I wanted it to look like it was set out like a wedding photo, as shown below because I think this looks professional. I also wanted the bridesmaids to have “chocolate box” smiles because this is how they would need to pose in a wedding photo. If I were to do this shot again I would change the mise-en-scene slightly so there was no radiator in the background, because I think this ruins the shot a bit.
My Film- Shot 5 This is a long shot of a church, I used a low angled shot to show the beauty of the church, I wanted to be able to get more of the church in the shot but I could not get further back without having a telephone wire in the way of the shot. I wanted the sky to be very clear so I decided to go at dusk, and hope for the best. And I think that the shot works well with the tree protruding. The music is again cheery, and suiting the mood of weddings- happiness.
My Film- Shot 6 The 5th shot was a close up of Emma’s ring. This is the last shot in the series of clips, so I decided to end it with a close up. You can see the ring easily of you are close to it. I decided to set the hands and ring out like this so it looks slightly like a photograph of the ring (below) I feel that this is show women usually show off their rings, and I wanted it to look like she was showing it off before the shock in the next shot.
My Film- Shot 7 This is the 7th shot in my trailer it comes after a few titles saying “but there was just one problem, no man, whops!” This is a sad close up of Emma pulling a shocked face. This shot was filmed against a blank wall, but you can see some wedding dresses in the background. This is to show the she was busy doing something to get ready for her wedding but then she realised there was a big problem. This music in this shot is again happy and cheery.
My Film- Shot 8 The 8th shot is Emma and her best friends sitting in what the audience connotes is her lounge, you cant see that they have a close relationship because they are sitting close to each other. They are wearing casual clothes which shows that they are relaxing and could have been there for sometime, just chatting. It is a mid-shot, what I used to show both the characters together and see both of their conversation without having to flash from one to the other which could look quiet messy after editing. From this shot you can see that Emma is upset, and he friend id trying to get her hopes up.