In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
<ul><li>We have experience from looking at real media products, and this is evident in our textual analysis of the film po...
<ul><li>These are the films we looked at: </li></ul><ul><li>Jackboots on Whitehall </li></ul><ul><li>Knocked up </li></ul>...
Shots <ul><li>We explored a number of different shots that we wanted in our film. </li></ul><ul><li>We mostly wanted shots...
Editing <ul><li>We didn’t use much editing in our trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>This was because it doesn’t really conform to...
Mise-en-scene <ul><li>Mise-en-scene played quite an important part in our trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>This was things like;...
<ul><li>We challenged the conventions in a discreet way. </li></ul><ul><li>By using numerous different comedy styles, we h...
<ul><li>We conformed to the comedy conventions in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>First of, we used slapstick.  </li></u...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLpoa9O5Z8E The link above is our trailer that has been uploaded to Youtube.
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  1. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  2. 2. <ul><li>We have experience from looking at real media products, and this is evident in our textual analysis of the film posters and trailers. We did this in order to gain inspiration of codes and conventions for the genre we were interested in for our film. We explored the comedy genre and from our analysis we could clearly see the codes and conventions used in real comedy films. We took inspiration from these and noted things we liked such as mise-en-scene, editing, cinematography and the performance of the actors to see if we could incorporate, develop or challenge them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>These are the films we looked at: </li></ul><ul><li>Jackboots on Whitehall </li></ul><ul><li>Knocked up </li></ul><ul><li>Cyrus </li></ul><ul><li>We chose these three films because they all brought a different kind of comedy in. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackboots brought a silly, carnivalesque, slapstick kind of comedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyrus brought a comedy which was created more by the dialogue, rather than their actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Knocked up is in the middle and has a mix of the two, it has a bit of the silly comedy while also having comedy created through dialogue. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shots <ul><li>We explored a number of different shots that we wanted in our film. </li></ul><ul><li>We mostly wanted shots that would mainly show the characters. </li></ul><ul><li>These would be shots like mid-shots, close-ups, shot reverse shot and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of these shots meant that the focus is set upon the characters and their expressions and actions. We didn’t want the focus to be on background things, as this would deter the audience away from important things the characters were doing, that were adding to the plot. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Editing <ul><li>We didn’t use much editing in our trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>This was because it doesn’t really conform to the conventions comedy. Comedy normally uses basic shots as the focus is on the characters not the action. </li></ul><ul><li>Editing would be used much more in an action or sci-fi film. </li></ul><ul><li>The only editing we did was very simplistic, this was things like shot reverse shot and cutting out bits to get to the punch line quicker+ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mise-en-scene <ul><li>Mise-en-scene played quite an important part in our trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>This was things like; bread, ketchup, hotdogs, Deans sick, cars, guitars and general things you would find around a house like glasses of water, cups of tea etc. </li></ul><ul><li>They played an important part because they were things that create some of the comedy. This was the scene where Dean, Brad and Ryan are pretending the food was penis’. </li></ul><ul><li>Also another scene that mise-en-scene was very important for creating comedy was the car scene where Dean gets hit. </li></ul><ul><li>For the characters costumes, we tried to keep it as casual as possible. We wanted them to look how they would in the real world, so we had them use their own clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>We filmed on location. We used a house because we wanted it to be very natural, and not looked staged. The house was effective because it looked like the house had been made a home; the film is about how one of the characters is moving out to live with a girlfriend and the others don’t want him to go, this is because they feel it would ruin how their home that they have created together. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We challenged the conventions in a discreet way. </li></ul><ul><li>By using numerous different comedy styles, we have challenge how the normal comedy film is made. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally there would be one type of comedy, such as we have looked at in the analysis </li></ul><ul><li>By using multiple comedy styles, we have gone against the comedy genre conventions and codes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>We conformed to the comedy conventions in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>First of, we used slapstick. </li></ul><ul><li>We have used this is a couple of the scenes; the scene with the bread, tomato and ketchup, the one where Dean is hit slapped and punched and also where Dean is hit by a car. </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted to use this style of comedy because it appeals to a lot of people. </li></ul><ul><li>We also brought in a slight bit of Carnivalesque. This is the scene where Dean is sick on himself. </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted this as it is a type of comedy people want to see because it’s disgusting, but because it is so disgusting it makes them laugh. </li></ul><ul><li>We also had comedy brought through in the dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>This was the scene where Ryan walks in and hears a banging and asks ‘what’s that?’ and the reply is ‘that’s the dub’ from Ryan and Dean says ‘Yeah, he loves the dub…’ </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted a mix of all different types of comedy so it appealed to wider audience. </li></ul>
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLpoa9O5Z8E The link above is our trailer that has been uploaded to Youtube.

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