In what ways does your media product use develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
The wedding singer (1998) When Harry met Sally (1989) Follows conventions-Boy meets Girl is a conventional story line for a typical Romantic Comedy or Romantic Drama Going the Distance (2010) 500 days of Summer (2009)
Romantic, slow music is mostly conventional in romantic dramas, I have put it in my opening because it is unconventional and by doing that I am challenging the conventions of a romantic comedy
It is conventional in romantic dramas and romantic comedies for an obstacle to be placed in the way of the two main characters, as I have done in my opening sequence with the introduction of the third character.
In another romantic comedy “Going the Distance” like all romantic comedies there is an obstacle in the way
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
My media product represents… Different social groups-male and female Teenagers, average teens Different dress code More down to earth clothing and characters
These are average teens and what they wear, I tried to make my teens dress similarly I have tried to make my characters look like normal average teenagers through the costume choices.
These are two of my characters, they are both young representing average teenagers Average everyday clothing which average teens wear Casual clothing which average teens wear
This is how the actors in the romantic comedy “Easy A” dressed, The main character as you can see is dressed not how most people dress to attend school Very glamorous clothing, not very everyday, average school girl look
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
The same distributors who distributed Closer as they seem to distribute the same type of films which is Columbia Pictures
The same distributors tend to distribute similar types of genres, these are both romantic comedies and are both distributed by Warner Bros. P.S I love you A Cinderella Story
Who would be the audience for your media product?
Mostly 16-24 year old male and females will be my audience as that is the age which mostly go to the cinema and view films
My audience would be… Mostly women, yet still males as it is a Romantic Comedy Ages which commonly go to the cinema which is 16-24 year old romantic com fans People who have seen the film closer as it has a similar idea
I did a questionnaire to see what peoples favourite genres were and these were the results. I asked 20 people and out of those 20 most people preferred Romantic Comedies
I used young actors because that would attract the audience I am aiming for.The boy meets girl at the beginning of the film is typical of a romantic comedy so that will attract romantic comedy fans.
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
I learnt… How to use a digital film camera How to edit my film using Final Cut Pro I have learnt how to edit sound into my film
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Camera work In my preliminary task we learnt 3 film riles relating to the position of the camera; 180 degree rule Match on Action Shot Reverse Shot
camera work In my final project I also learnt how to; Use tilts and pans with the camera How to frame a shot properly How to set up a tripod and any equipment I needed
I learnt… Editing software Continuity editing The more shots I shoot first the easier it is to edit More use of different size shots is needed
Editing Software In my preliminary task I did very basic editing In my final task I also learnt how to add on sound and use slow motion which is in my final project
This is a shot from my preliminary task.As you can see I have used lots of wide shots