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  • 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
    These two shots show a frame from our short film, and from the music video for the Matrix Remix of “From Memory” by Mistabishi.
    There is another shot in the video showing this scene from a wider angle as traffic goes past, however there was a bus parked at the stop whilst we were filming, so we couldn't re-create that shot
    • Mid-shot showing upper body and face.
    • 2. Mise en scene: Isolated, there is nobody else in the scene.
    • 3. We liked this bus stop sequence as it is a mid-range shot which allowed the audience to clearly see the bored facial expression.
  • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
    This music video also used other editing effects we have used as a style influence; timelapse shots and jump cuts, to achieve a similar effect to show the passing of time
  • 4. Shot 1
    We used this establishing shot in order to show the commitment of William Benning to his job; he has just woken up and his working day has already began.
    Mise en scene:The laptop shows a stereotypical element of a business lifestyle. The lighting is dim implying that it is early in the day.
  • 5. Shot 2
    These two shots at the opening of the film, before William opens his redundancy letter, hint at events to come.
    The duration of the shot and the close-up lingering on the headline emphasize the significance of this piece of news.
  • 6. Shot 3
    We used this establishing shot to aid with character development; creating the impression of a hard-working businessman before he is even shown.
    It is re-used later in a brief flashback as a indication of why William was so affected by losing his job
    The camera gradually zooms in on the certificate to add motion, and therefore emphasis, on the certificate. This still was taken midway through the zoom.
  • 7. Shot 4
    We used this shot to show William’s immediate reaction after opening the letter, again showing how much his job meant to him.
    This shot is also re-used in the flashback, as the “Virtual Ideas has ceased trading” intercom message plays back over and over in the background
    Editing: The flashback version of this shot has a colour adjustment effect applied, significantly reducing the amount of colour in the shot. This is to make it clear that this is a flashback, and to show this, along with the repeating voiceover, is what is going through William’s mind at this time.
  • 8. Shot 5
    Mise en scene:In this long angle shot we see William’s full outfit.
    He is seen wearing a shirt, trousers and shoes
    This outfit fits the generic convention of a stereotypical businessman
    The urban setting creates the impression that William’s employer was a large, corporate business, not a small, local organisation.
  • 9. Shot 6
    Editing: Jump cut. We used this to show the passing of time and to break up one long shot into multiple different sections.
    The walking sequences show William Benning at a loose end
  • 10. Shot 7
    This shot, following on from Shot 6, is the final shot before the ending sequence at the bridge. It shows William’s walking come to an end, providing an ending to that part of the film.
    The head-in-hands action is reminiscent of Shot 4, William’s reaction when he first opens the letter
  • 11. Shot 8
    This time-lapse shot is used on multiple occasions to show the passing of time between different events in the film, to make it clear that the narrative is not in real-time and explaining the changes in location.
  • 12. Shot 9
    During the ending sequence, we used a different timelapse shot.
    We used this as a first-person view of William’s perspective over the edge of the bridge, to convey what is going through his mind as he sits by the side of the road.
    Editing: Timelapse effect used to speed up traffic. This was shot over 5 minutes and sped up to be 5 seconds long. This was cut into different sections so we could use multiple brief cuts to break up the shots of William looking over the bridge.
  • 13. Shot 10
    This closing shot shows a close up of William’s foot, this stays still on the ground for a few seconds, to show William’s final contemplation, before it leaves the ground.
    Editing: We used 3 different angles to show this jump, each of which used a slow-motion effect, to emphasize the significance of the ending.
  • 14. Magazine
    The magazine cover is based on the same location as shot 5, showing William isolated from the other people in the poster.
    Colour adjustment was used to make William stand out against the warmer-coloured background. The background was made more vibrant whilst William was left as originally recorded.
    This warm vs cold. colour scheme was again influenced by the Mistabishi music video
  • 15. Poster
    The poster again uses a familiar setting from the short film, although the angle of the shot is different, in order to focus more on William than the video
    , which was filmed from a wider angle to incorporate more of the location.
  • 16. Poster
    The poster matches the generic conventions of a promotional poster for a film, with the title and institutional logos the largest elements on the page.
    The tagline and release dates are other common elements seen in film posters, although these are not as large as the title or logo, and the credits are very small in comparison to the other pieces of text on the page.
    We applied an effect to the 3MW logo to make it look as if it was part of the scene, by making it look as though it had been chalked onto the wall.