GROUP
    RESEARCH
    DOCUMENT


       FOR
G321: THRILLER FILM
OPENING SEQUENCE




  PRODUCED BY:
GROUP RESEARCH DOCUMENT
 (all work must be posted on your blog and should include images,
           slideshares and hyper...
4. Institutional context

o Professional job roles (Producer / Director / Prod’s Ass / Cameraperson / Editor) (1-2
 pages)...
Individual Final Evaluation


In the evaluation the following questions must be answered:




   1. In what ways does your...
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Guidelines G321 Research Doc (Group)

  1. 1. GROUP RESEARCH DOCUMENT FOR G321: THRILLER FILM OPENING SEQUENCE PRODUCED BY:
  2. 2. GROUP RESEARCH DOCUMENT (all work must be posted on your blog and should include images, slideshares and hyperlinks where appropriate) 1. Genre o Forms & Conventions – What are the conventions of a thriller film? Summary of your group’s research findings (1-2 pages). o Similar Text Analysis – Comprehensive textual analysis (essay format) of 2 thriller film opening sequences (approx 2-3 mins) per group member (500-600 words approx each) 2. Target Audience o Questionnaries – 10 questionnaires per group member, making good use of “closed questions” (for quantitative analysis) regarding genre expectations / likes / dislikes etc (1-2 pages each). o Interviews – 2 in-depth interviews per group member (1-2 pages of transcription each), making good use of “open questions” (for qualitative analysis). o Analysis – Bar charts to ascertain quantitative percentages (small charts, please) (2 pages). o Conclusion – Conclusions drawn from your questionnaire and interview findings (1-2 pages) confirming the profile of your particular target audience; their genre preferences / expectations; and how you could attract them by addressing such issues in your film. 3. Subject matter & Representation issues o Subject matter – Background information on the subject matter that your video will be dealing with, to make your scripting and settings etc more authentic (1-2 pages). o Representation issues – In relation to your script ideas, how will you be representing particular social groups, and why? Refer to the issues of representation covered in the TV Drama analysis unit.
  3. 3. 4. Institutional context o Professional job roles (Producer / Director / Prod’s Ass / Cameraperson / Editor) (1-2 pages). o Distribution - Research into possible distribution outlets for your film. Here you will need to research what kind of film studio/company would distribute your film, & why? (1-2 pages). o BBFC Guidelines – Summary of the BBFC ratings system and how this will influence your production (1 page). Check website www.bbfc.co.uk & www.sbbfc.co.uk 2
  4. 4. Individual Final Evaluation In the evaluation the following questions must be answered: 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of existing thriller film openings? 2. How does your film opening represent particular social groups? 3. What kind of media institution might distribute your film and why? 4. Who would be the audience for your film? 5. How did you attract/address your audience? 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? 3

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