My first frame is my first scene, an establishing shot of the road Luke lives on. I decided to use
conventions of real media products in this scene as it sets up a clear idea of the next scene. I took
this shot on a warm, sunny day to portray the happiness of my rom-com trailer. To accompany my
first scene I used Lilly Allen's song, Smile. I chose this song because of the upbeat feel to it again to
portray the happiness of a rom-com. Here I have also used conventions of real media products
because most rom-com's will have happy music that fits the overall image.
My second frame is the scene where all the boys stop to look at Jess. The idea of this was one I really
wanted to put in my trailer. I filmed a mid shot so you could clearly see the reactions of the boys
when Jess walked past. I slowed this frame down to again show the reactions and give a clear sense
of what was going on. I used the music Maneater by Nelly Furtardo because I wanted to portray Jess
as a girl who always gets mens attention. I made the chorus, 'She's a Maneater' fall on the exact
point she walked past to emphase the reason why Luke thinks he can not get her.
My third frame is Luke looking into the mirror, talking to himself. I decided to film this because it's
typical of a rom-com. The main character usually doubts whether they can get the person they
desire. By having a main character as a boy I have developed conventions as rom-coms usually have
a girl lead, portraying the girl as an obsessive teenager, crying over the boy she desires. I have
twisted this to make it Luke being the one to effectively 'cry' over Jess because he feels he can't get
her. I carried on the maneater music in the back ground when Luke says; 'I'm never gonna get her'-
here the idiolect it obviously not correct English, I have done this on purpose so teenagers can
identify with Luke more- this could be seen as challenging forms and conventions of real media as
most movies would make sure correct English is used.
My forth scene is an over the shoulder shot, taken from Luke's perspective. I have stopped the music
so that the audience can hear Alex tell Luke that he doesn't need Jess. It also gives the impression
that Luke has given up on Jess and won't get her. Here, I have again used conventions of real media
products because in a rom-com there is usually a point where it doesn't look like the relationship is
going to happen, there is also usually a best friend involved to give advice, which I have included.
My fifth screen shot is the scene where Luke's 'mum' telling him he's movie away. I applied another
over the shoulder shot, this time so you could see Luke's reaction to being told that he has to move
to Manchester. To highlight the shock I decided to completely cut the music out, without a fade. I
did this to emphasis Luke's reaction to the news, so the audience would pick up on it more. I felt this
was really effective as I then restarted the music on the next scene. I have used conventions of real
media products here because in most incidences trailers will have abrupt end to music to give
emphasis on the particular scene.
In my sixth screen shot, Luke is day dreaming at school after he knows that he has to move away. I
reapplied music to the scene as I felt it was not necessary to carry on the silence when no one was
talking, it also allows the audience to recognise that the scenes are separate. I used the swipe
transition to illustrate that Luke is day dreaming about himself and Jess. I really felt this worked and
people picked up on it. Again I have used conventions of real media products to demonstrate a
particular scene so the audience can understand it better.
In my seventh frame, I decided to have the name of my main character ‘Luke Beckess’. In a majority
of real media products the trailer will introduce the actors that are going to be starring in it, this is
mostly common in rom-com trailers. I used a transition that sees the name slide together then slide
away, accompanied by the stars that are present throughout my trailer. Following that I took a shot
of Luke laughing, so the audience knows who is who- I continued this with all three of my main
characters. I have clearly again used real media products for this part of my trailers.
In my eighth frame I decided to put the title of the movie last. At first this was at the beginning of
the trailer during my establishing shot. I decided that placing the title at the end of my trailer was far
more effective and kept the audience interested in finding out what my movie was going to be
called. I also continued my blue colour scheme that I have subtly applied throughout my tasks. I also
allowed the music, Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus, to fade out slowly which think works really well.
Furthermore, the feel that Teenage Dirtbag is an appropriate song because it’s popular with young
people and the intro is easily identifiable. I have used real media conventions, by having my title at
the end and by continuing to a colour theme throughout my tasks.
My ninth frame is of the credits. I felt this was vital to giving my trailer a more professional feel.
Again I carried on the blue colour theme to highlight the release date of my movie, I also done
research into getting the right font and made the table that identifies the age group. This is another
use of real media products that I applied to my trailer, I thought that without this is would not look
like a trailer.