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The opening 2 minutes to a teen comedy Introducing character Enigma through these characters, how do they know each other, what are they doing Typically following the conventions of comedy
Introducing character and/or narrative context Use of enigma – this is the mystery which makes the audience want to ﬁnd out more Titles Cross cutting Here are some examples are of how my titles have followed the typical conventions:
Set in or around high schools Relationships Social groups Typical stereotypes: The Geek/Nerd, The Rebel
I feel that my media product does not challenge any typical conventions for its genre. It uses common forms of conventions of real media products. It uses a cross cutting technique which is conventional for my genre Cross cutting also creates enigma, by how these two opposite characters are related, where they are going and who they are
My media product stereotypes the main two characters One being a typical geek, the other traditionally a rebel. This matches typical conventions of a teen comedy. Usually the youths of today are portrayed in a negative way, such as hoodies and anti-‐social behaviour Below are two examples of my characters
‘Geek’ from The My character, Breakfast Club Reggie.
Teens and fans of teen comedies.
The primary audience for my product would be primarily teenagers, the 16-‐24 age group who are the biggest cinema audience They would be able to relate to the young characters in the ﬁlm and also it gives of a friendly atmosphere and vibe Fans of comedy ﬁlms, such as ‘ The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Step Brothers’ Also fans of TV programmes such as the ‘Inbetweeners’ and ‘Skins’
I have attracted an audience by trying to create a product that would personally appeal to me, as I am in the main target market. Music which is fun and upbeat The style of fonts Opposites of characters The way in which it is edited
During this process I have learnt about a lot of diﬀerent technologies These include: Celtx LiveType Final Cut Pro
This programme was used to create my script and call sheets, also script breakdown
In this programme I put all of my clips together to form my ﬁnal ﬁlm
A programme used for creating titles and eﬀects to make the titles look more smooth
I feel that I have learnt a number of things from the original preliminary task to the ﬁnal product. Your preliminary task here Main task Such as : Camera work Editing Research skills Titles Adding music – ﬁnding the right music (fade in/fade outs)
I have used a varied selection of angles, such as a high angle and low angles In my preliminary task I had 1 shot size and an unsteady camera Also a good mix of shot sizes, here are a few examples: Close Ups High Angles Point Of View Shot Extreme Close Up
When editing my ﬁnal ﬁlm, I added cross cutting and jump cuts Compared to my preliminary task I have learnt how to make the following: Subclip Insert music Insert titles over my footage
When researching all diﬀerent genre’s I decided on comedy because it was the most appealing to me After looking at a number of diﬀerent opening sequences I quickly saw a pattern in the conventions This made me want to make my own comedy During this process I also felt more conﬁdent using the camera, tripod and editing the ﬁlm
My titles are made to give oﬀ a fun and not to serious ﬁlm I experimented using LiveType I then completed them on Final Cut Pro so that I could insert them directly into the timeline Below is an example of a ﬁlm I have compared my titles too
When adding music to my ﬁlm I had to make sure that I was breaking any contract rules, so I used the Free Music Archive
Ideally Universal would distribute my product. I feel that it ﬁts into their genre’s Also their general conventions.
In reality my ﬁlm is more of an independent This is because of my low budget Also because of my unknown actors Therefore it is more likely for my ﬁlm to be distributed by Revolver