Media A2 Coursework Primary Research Grace Goodwin
General Idea #1: Sugar And Spice <ul><li>Two girls who are seemingly opposite are forced to work together on a school project which will have a massive impact on their final grade of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>After spending time together they both soon realise they’re more alike than they’d first thought. </li></ul><ul><li>The general meaning of the film would be how clique’s and reputations get in the way of friendships and bonding of other clique’s. </li></ul>
General Idea #2: The League Of Un co-ordination <ul><li>Several teenagers across the country find themselves forced into attending one of the countries most advance Research Facilities due to their unexplainable ‘abilities’. This film will explore how each teenager in this situation differs from the next. </li></ul><ul><li>This film may be hard to capture regarding the powers but ideas and characters wise, if we went with this idea, we would have so much more to work with and make the characters really bloom. </li></ul>
A few ideas for The League Of Un Co-ordination <ul><li>Introduction- Each character will be introduced individually. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be shown entering a room on there own, however the camera is only on their feet. The next shot will then be a still photo of the character, looking glum and objective. Then I plan to have the screen go white and have the information of each character typed on as if it were being recorded into a computer- For example </li></ul><ul><li>Name: Lace Hitch DOB: 07/05/92 </li></ul><ul><li>Entrance date of facility: 2 nd February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis: Unknown - N/A </li></ul><ul><li>One example: A dog is shown entering the said room, struggling excitedly on a lead that is being held by a guard (shot only on the feet of the two). Then on the photo it will be a boy but with the same lead around his neck. Then the character will be shown then exiting the room as a dog- without the guard. </li></ul>
Questions regarding our questionnaire <ul><li>1. If you could have any super power, what would it be? (Come on- really use your imagination. Leave this question til last if need be) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Please circle 2 of the options below, regarding your favourite genres; </li></ul><ul><li>3. Any particular reason why you like these 2? </li></ul><ul><li>4. Please circle your gender </li></ul><ul><li>5. If you were paired with one of your sworn enemies to work together on coursework, how would you manage or overcome the situation? </li></ul><ul><li>6. When it comes to characters, which do you tend to like better? </li></ul><ul><li>(Please circle a maximum of 3) </li></ul><ul><li>7. On a night in, which film genre are you most likely to choose to watch? (Or state the film if need be) </li></ul><ul><li>8. What’s your age? </li></ul>
The genre that my target audience prefer We asked our target audience which genre they most liked to watch and most enjoy. Comedy and Action are the most popular and we plan to try and merge the two of those genre’s casually together within our short film. Although Action more often than not requires a climax, for an event to build up. This being a short film, we may not have enough time.
The power that target audience would desire We asked our target audience which power they would most like to have and here are the results. Unfortunately the most popular was flight- which is highly doubtful to achieve but the majority of the other powers seem to be do able with one technique or the other- by manipulating shots or using special effects.
Powers elaboration <ul><li>Although we cannot attempt the power flight, the second two most popular were Telepathy and Shape shifting. These are powers we could probably try and make good work of. </li></ul><ul><li>This works quite well with our original plans of including a boy who can shape shift into a dog. We plan to display this by having the character change states from shot to shot when he plans to change. </li></ul><ul><li>As for telepathy, we could show this by showing a character to focus on their ‘victim’, and have an echoey voice of the victim over the shot of them. E.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>A close up shot of the Telepathic character’s eyes; Focusing on something. </li></ul><ul><li>A shot of another character more or less unaware </li></ul><ul><li>- An echoey voice over would be placed over the shots used, using the characters voice- This would represent their inner voice, their thoughts. </li></ul>
Target audiences favourite type of character We picked a few popular characters that are featured in films. From the results, the target audience tend to prefer a rebel. So this type of character will no doubt be featuring in our short film
Conclusion <ul><li>Judging by the research- I think which ever idea we choose to go for, the majority of the target audience will enjoy it. However providing I can get the hang of applying special effects, I am more drawn to the 2 nd film idea as it will give us the opportunity to feature more types of characters and a wider selection of comedy or action moments due to having ‘powers’ </li></ul>