How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Blair Witch Project
These are the films which inspired us. They inspired us because we preferred the
desolate mysterious scenery of a forest as it captures the tense feeling we want our
viewers to express. We also found the colouring atmosphere of the forest and the
basement created a dangerous environment for our audience to capture our theme.
We believe that if our media
product was to be distributed it
would be by Paramount Pictures
who are a mainstream company,
and they have distributed many
This is a current, real media
product called ‘Shutter
Island’, this is also a
We chose this film from this
media institution because it
has a similar synopsis to our
own media product.
As our media product is
similar to that of other
current media products
with Paramount, we
believe that our
product would be best
suited to their
Our media product would be funded by Film 4.
Our marketing campaign would start with;
Advertising the trailer of our film to our distributor
We would then target our specified audience through
TV, cinema and advertising through the internet.
Also advertise with posters in areas where our
specified audience would be located.
We were inspired by the introductory titles of ‘Se7en’ and ‘Contact’. We liked the
scratchy handwriting fonts, which gave the impression that a creepy character – a
convention of psycho-traumatic thrillers – had written them.
‘Se7en’ Title Screenshots:
We included quick shots, one which is although tense, less dramatic than the
opposite shots which snap quickly to the girl running in panic through the woods
which creates mystery for the audience of:
•What leaded her to that certain setting?
•Why is she wearing the bag which is in
the photo? Etc.
This also creates tension and different views to grab the audience’s attention and to not
become bored with the same long clip.
We used a crane shot
We used a close-up shot to
add tension for the viewer.
We used a Mid shot to
give the impression
someone is following
We used a long shot to
fully appreciate the
reflection; which also
gives a spooky and
chilling effect. As well as
showing her isolated
We used an over the shoulder
shot to create an atmosphere
where the audience feels as if
they’re in the victims shoes.
In conclusion, the range of aspects we have learnt since
filming our preliminary task, we feel we have learnt
about how to shoot different shots and what these
different shots portray to the audience.
We have learnt how many different measures go into
the whole product. For example the
There is also the amount of editing which goes into
making the final product perfect; the fluency of clips,
the pace, The 180 degree rule, match on action and our
many contrasts of shots.