Q1.In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge form and conventions of real media products?
Camera work/ angles
Voice overs Luminance effect
Font & Style For the title of our short documentary, we have used this particular font we sourced from Dafont.com. We chose this as we feel it is appropriate for the nature of our documentary as it has a casual appearance whilst also resembling the appearance of tarmac – relating to the sports in our documentary – skating and BMXing. This is the logo we have created for our media text production. The overall style of this reflects the casual, fun and fast-paced action of our short documentary, whilst the font is a graffiti style relating to the preferences of our target demographic making it suitable and appropriate for them.
Idea…Providing audience with a different perspective of youth. Compared to generic perceptions.Set-up/story…
Genre The genre of our short documentary “Ridin’” is alternative due to the subject matter of thedocumentary, and sports such as BMXing and Skating falling into an “alternative” category.
CharactersWe have introduced the characters who feature in our short documentary through the use ofestablishing shots at the beginning, and edited freeze-frames (done in Adobe Photoshop) of particular characters throughout the documentary. Establishing shots such as this enable the audience to gain knowledge straight away of who/what is appearing in the documentary. The establishing shot captures the mise en scene of the characters and therefore reveals that they are BMXers/Skaters.
Special effects & image manipulation
Q2. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?