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Media evaluation

  1. 1. ‘STALKED’EVALUATION By Penny Nakan
  2. 2. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  3. 3. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Horror/Thriller movie Set in the woods ISOLATION 2 Sisters REALISTIC TO SOCIETY- connects to the viewer Age rating of 15 Not too violent but enough to be unsuitable for a younger audience. Tagline “He stopped following God and followed you instead.” (Belief in God- strong, powerful and persistent) A typical teaser trailer would be 1 minute 30 seconds. ‘Stalked’ is 1.19
  4. 4. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of TRAILER real media products? LOCATION C&C: An isolated location. (Highgate woods) -Also seen in Cabin Directed by in the woods, Blair Daniel Myrick Witch Project. 1999 High and low angles C&C: Vulnerability of a character in a low angle. High angles usually are seen from the villains’ perspective. Signifiers C&C: Movies often have a specific object/ weapon which is seen frequently in the trailer/movie which is repeatedly used. -Sense of foreboding -Our trailer had a knife. Also seen in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ (Directed by Samuel Bayer 2010)‘Freddy Krueger’s blade hands
  5. 5. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of TRAILER real media products? Character Stereotypes 2 teenage girls. Both the protagonists. Can be seen in movies such as ‘The Uninvited’ (2 sisters) (Directed by Charles Guard 2009) C&C: Typical teenager. Wears clothes such as jeans, t-shirts. No stereotype intended. The more ‘everyday’ the character seems the more related it is to audiences; as it highlights a possibility of it happening in everyday life- emphasizing the scare factor. C&C: The villain, faceless and unidentifiable. Identity kept hidden, sometimes exposed in the end. Apparel is all black, making it easier to camouflage with the surroundings and untraceable. Like ‘Jason X’ (Directed by James Isaac 2001)
  6. 6. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of TRAILER real media products? Music Fast Cuts Fade to black Non diegetic sounds- C&C: Fast cuts to speed up the •Children’s rhyme pace of scaring sung in a spooky the audience. voice. (0.40) Fade to black- • Also seen in ‘Woman emphasizes the In Black’ suspense. James Watkins (2012) •The first track in sync with the flashbacks- ( deep thuds in sound) A typical teaser Diegetic sounds- trailer would be 1 minute 30 •The screaming of the seconds. ‘Stalked’ girls (0.55) is 1.19 •Breathing/Panting • No speech- builds up suspense C&C: •‘REC 2’ (Directed by Jaume Balagueró 2010) Scream appears at the end. The build up of silence throughout the trailer.
  7. 7. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of TRAILER real media products? Victims unaware/oblivious of the villains’ presence. ‘The Strangers’ (Directed by Bryan Bertino 2008) Villain making a trademark out of his weapon. Signifier to the audience. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ (Directed by Samuel Bayer 2010) Carvings or messages from the past now appearing in the present day to help emphasize previous killings etc. ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (Directed by Peter Cornwell 2009)
  8. 8. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of WEBSITE real media products? Social media buttons such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Buttons Trailer on the C&C: Viewers can homepage navigate around and explore any bonus features to do with the movie- such as actors or character profiles. Dateline Billing box
  9. 9. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of POSTER real media products? Tagline C&C: A tag line is used as signifier to help a viewer know what the movie consists of. A tag line is usually short and straight to the point, (usually in a matter- of-fact tone.) Film title Directed by Nick C&C: Text in white- Murphy 2011 bold, simple color. (The color white does not clash with any other colors.) Making it easier to work on the colors of the poster. Dateline C&C: Releasing a movie on a specific date, such as Halloween or Friday 13th to help emphasize the scare factor. (Makes it exciting for audiences to see it then too)
  10. 10. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of POSTER real media products? Actor credits C&C: When on billboards, viewers are interested in knowing what actor is in the movie. THE IMAGE •C&C: Only one person visible in the shot. •Face is unseen or attempted to kept hidden. •The image sets out to make the environment of the picture seem larger than the person in the picture- emphasizing isolation. Billing box C&C: To see who has directed it, and which company the movie is associated with.
  11. 11. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
  12. 12. 2. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts? • Website is a bit different as the website is designed to have animations, (fog) on therefore the font has a scar effect. • Color schemes- Black and white, minimalistic. White font, more visible and simple. No clash. • BRANDING- Image has been kept the same, to maintain advertisement and branding. • Billing box • Date line- Released on Halloween • Actors credits in capitals BRANDING: Actor names- Bold capitals Billing box- ‘Steel tongs’ font Color white: No clash with the image itself. Color scheme: Black & White
  13. 13. What have you learned from your audience feedback?
  14. 14. 3. What have you learned from your audience feedback? Asked Year 12 Media students -Media students have a more analysed insight on what the media and its codes and conventions -Limitations: Sometimes the feedback was vague. ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers were given. -I asked strangers- 15-30 for a new perspective. Also seen in my voxpop. Would do that again, except let them see my trailer -Changes: Given questionnaires to a wider range of people rather than media students. Re-film some scenes. Think/plan the story line in more depth Good – People understood the plot
  15. 15. 3. What have you learned from your audience feedback? Change of font- More visible and bold Dateline ‘Friday 13th’ (2009) also released on the 13th Subtle colour. More Branding: sense of mysterious- soft foreboding. More colours, not giving too interesting to go see. much away.
  16. 16. How do you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
  17. 17. 4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and RESEARCH evaluation stages?
  18. 18. 4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and PLANNING evaluation stages?
  19. 19. 4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and CONSTRUCTION evaluation stages?
  20. 20. 4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and CONSTRUCTION evaluation stages?
  21. 21. 4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and CONSTRUCTION evaluation stages?

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