EVALUATION QUESTIONS 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 2. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts? 3. What have you learnt from audience feedback? 4. How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms andQ1. conventions of real media products? By researching the history of soap operas andthere conventions before we filmed, helped meunderstand what was involved with making our final piece.Conventions of soap operas...•Film on a set not a location•Minimal makeup and ordinary clothes to makethem look like the are apart ‘working class’.• costume to create a character.•Camera is a fourth wall (audience feel apart ofthe scene)• Big close ups on the actors faces to createemotion. Over the shoulder and shot reverseshots creates more of a intimate feel for theaudience.•Disequilibrium in each episode to make the soapinteresting to keep viewers.
Q1. How does my soap use and conform to the conventions? High angled shots Panning Low angled shot
Q1. What makes your trailer soap opera? Establishing shot Extreme close up Close up
Q1How does my soap use and conform to the conventions? . Close ups reveal emotion Minimal makeup creates realism Natural lighting - having filmed in a dark rooms the lighting needed to be bright and realistic.
Q1. Comparison Similarities and differences between my media product and a real media product. SIMILARITIES Over the shoulder shot • The music sets a tone to represent the mood and emotion of the soap. • Fast editing to build tension • Small amounts of dialogue so the story lines don’t confuse the audience • Title cards to inform the audience what’s going on. • Lighting sets an atmosphere DIFFERENCES • Costume represents the characters and their • Every story line we have is dramatic status. • Audience can relate to storylines. • We are a new soap so there for we need to gain the audiences attention.
Q1. Comparison By having the title cards it engages the audiences attention, informs but doesn’t give too much of the story line away. As a group decided to have our trailer on e4. We studied the e4 style guide and came up with a final title card which has the logo and the whole cast on it… similarr to’ made in Chelseas’ final title card.
Q1.Comparison Creating a character In our soap we decided to have a homosexual, who has decided to come out gay to his brother. We stereotyped our ‘gay’ character by dressing him in woman’s clothes to exaggerate his sexuality.By understanding soap operas conventions we mocked them and made it into a GARY characters profile. A womans necklace A feminine vest A take that tattoo Zebra print sofa expressing his Purple shinny eccentric style. leggings
Q1.Comparison Creating a character GARY Gary couldn’t deal with his sexuality in the soap, he tries to take an overdose. So we had our soap showing past the watershedDrugs are quite shocking and wouldn’t be shown on a soap like Hollyoaks. A cross dressing man in the soap also mocked the alpha male status CHARLTON that you usually have in a soap. Going against the soap operas conventions
Q1. Creating a characters Roche and Spenser Gary and downtown Paris and Spenser are having an affair are brothers are engagedCharlton, Downton andSpenser are all friends. Story Board
Q1WeParallel Narratives main features throughout the trailer. . used these characters storylines as the SPENSER LOVE TRIANGLE ROCHE PARIS
1. Creating tension through transitions Transitions (black flashes) create a build up of tension throughout the trailer. The soundtrack fitted well with the transitions it created more tension throughout the trailer.
Q1. Soundtrack For the final trailer we used a song called ‘sweet disposition’ by The Temper Trap for the soundtrack. • The song genre is indie/rock which is aimed at our target audience - teens. • The key of the song is in a D major which is the deepest (sad) of keys. • It makes the audience know that the disequilibrium in the soap isnt going to be a happy upcoming episode. • It starts slow building up tension and then starts to picks up paste. The drums kick in when it gets to the fast title cards at the end.
Q4. How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages? I used a website called blogger to upload my planning and documents that I had made during the process of making my soap opera ( audience research and my final trailer, billboard and magazine front cover) http://georgiahudsonsasmediablog.blogspot.com/ Putting my work in order on my blog signifies in what order we did the work. It made it look professional and tidy.This is how you upload a post the blog…