Evaluation: Question 1 In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Ancillary Task 1 Ancillary Task 2 Trailer
Ancillary Task 1 (Poster) The film poster I have created follows the codes and conventions of a dance film therefore there are many similarity's. As you can see in the posters at the bottom of the page, the posters all feature images of movements from within the scene, and this is something that I have also incorporated into my poster. The colour schemes used within the posters are black, white red and orange and some greyscale images , I have used similar colours on my poster too. Each of the posters all have small print about the film at the bottom of the poster and this is something I have also added to mine too.Some posters also have an added age rating however on many of the dance film posters I have looked at this has not been included therefore I have also not added this to my poster. Conventions
Images from the film itself. Lighting used shows the images to appear in a ‘flash back’ style of photo. The images on the magazine connotation that the genre of the film is dance White wash behind the image as it makes the image and title stand out . Film title in larger font using the colours red and black as some of the other posters use. Image of main character, greyscale tone of colour used. Punch line of the film to feed the audience with a small bit of information as to what will happen in the film. Small print with information about the film e.g. cast and producers. Production company logo. Date film is released.
In some ways my poster challenges some of the conventions as most posters have a full background either filled with colour or with images in the background. Mine on the other hand only has a four images from the film and then a white wash used within the middle which enables the middle photo of the character to stand out.
Ancillary Task 2 (Magazine Cover) The film magazine front cover I have created follows conventional patterns of real media products. These being; The magazine name is clearly printed at the top and horizontal on the page. There is a barcode, issue number and date. House style is used through out Main image is layered in front of other texts and images on the cover
House style is consistent through out Magazine Name Barcode Information about the film Main image Extras within the magazine
States what is included in the magazine Barcode Magazine name Slogan Date and issue Information on edition- I have made this a special edition focusing on the film Nib’s Colour scheme of black, whites and purples are used. These colours also compliment the images that are used. Magazine email address
My magazine cover challenges many conventions, a starting point for this would be is that there is no full back ground image as most magazines tend to have, instead I have a simple cut out image of which I have also used on my poster, making it familiar for its audience to recognise. My magazine cover also has more than one image however these are images from the film and I have made this particular issue for the magazine to be a ‘special edition’ on the film.
Trailer Our film starts with the green screen stating that the film has been approved. This is a typical convention for trailers. This also states the age rating at the beginning of the trailer. It also features the production company logo and the age rating at the end, by following these conventions our media product has similarities to a real media product as the conventions are followed. Through out the trailer there are title cards which enable the audience to be told what is going on such as the establishing shot or the city then the title card saying one city which tells the audience that this is all happening in one city. This is something that many other trailers do as it gives short snaps of information to its audience that would make them want to know more.
In other dance films I have looked at within the first few seconds of the trailer they have shown an establishing shot of the area the film is set in. for my trailer I have made this the first shot to be seen so that it is clear to the audience, in the dance film Honey this shot is of a well known tourist attraction within New York and in my trailer I have used a tourist attraction within London that is easy to recognise. The beat of the music also suits the speed and edit of the cuts and as we are introduced and see more characters within the trailer the music speeds up and the cuts get faster which builds up suspense for the audience and wants them want to see more, then leaves this high energy point with suspense and tones down to show the end credits, making the audience want to go to see this film. I have noticed this in many dance films and in dance films that cover a range of different dance they start with a slower genre and build this up with a fast beat and faster cuts to make the trailer more exciting, and draws the audience in, then ends with coming soon making the audience stay peeled for the next trailer.