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Question 1 evaluation

  1. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  2. 2. Trailer
  3. 3. Use of close up. – develops conventions of real media products. This image shows a close up on the protagonists face. This makes the viewer concentrate on a particular thing /person and can usually help with identifying the characters emotions. The shot that I used is also used in the film side effects which is a psychological thriller.
  4. 4. Use of close up. It could be said that this shot in fact challenges the conventions of media products as it doesn’t allow for emotions to be identified. .
  5. 5. Use of scary setting. – develops forms and conventions. I filmed in the graveyard to give the trailer an edge. Filming in the graveyard automatically sets the mood for the entire trailer/film and informs the viewer of the genre. A haunted house is the main setting in the woman in black.
  6. 6. Use of low key lighting. – develops forms and conventions. In almost all of the scenes in my trailer I used low key lighting. In this particular scene which is shown in the picture, I created the low key lighting by reducing the amount of lighting in the corridor whilst keeping light shining from behind the character. The same lighting choice was made in the woman in black. There is also lighting coming from behind the character.
  7. 7. Colour usage. – develops forms and conventions. In these three separate images. I have included the colour red in my use of text colour and costume choices. The colour red can represent death, fear etc and these are often the root of the themes in thrillers.
  8. 8. Colour usage. – develops forms and conventions. In side effects the pill is slightly red, this could highlight fear, danger etc. In the woman in black, the walls and chairs are a dark red which could be highlighting the theme of death and fear within the film.
  9. 9. Magazine Cover
  10. 10. Use of image. – challenges forms and conventions. Most Magazine covers include a singular image but I have chosen to challenge this. Why? My trailer is disjointed in the way that the shots are organised which creates confusion for the viewer. My film poster is made up of several different images put together in a disjointed way which creates a thought provoking and different image. So: My magazine cover had to link in with my other texts. If I had chosen to use a singular image, the ‘disjointed’ idea wouldn’t have been as easy to achieve and therefore the magazine cover may have looked like it was a promotion for a completely different film.
  11. 11. Disjointed idea: Seeing as my film was based on schizophrenia which is often known as the mental illness in which people hear voices or have multiple personalities, I felt it was necessary to make my texts mirror this idea. My Magazine cover is made up of 3 images to hint at the idea of having a ‘slip personality’ and therefore it highlights the idea of someone experiencing different emotions which is evident in the expression of the protagonist in the images. My magazine cover challenges the codes and conventions of film magazines BUT allows the reader to gain a greater understanding of the films plot.
  12. 12. Text layout. – develops forms and conventions. My magazine contains all the things you would expect from a magazine cover. I have labelled the areas that develop the forms and conventions through the layout.C O V E R L I N E S Barcode. Date, issue, price, website. Strap Line . Tag. Example from real media text.
  13. 13. Film Poster
  14. 14. Use of image. – develops the forms and conventions. My film poster includes the protagonist of the film. This develops the forms and conventions of film posters. In the G.I. Joe film poster, they have put Channing Tatum as the main image as he is the protagonist of the film..
  15. 15. Use of prop. – develops the forms and conventions. The prop I have used in my image (pills) allows the viewer to gain a greater understanding of the plot whilst also showing the ‘relationship’ between the prop and the person holding it. E.g. In my shot, the protagonist has the pills in his mouth and he is dragging at his hair. This could suggest that this character relies on these pills. On the G.I. Joe film poster. A gun is used as a prop, and the person viewing this image can automatically tell that this prop is used to give this person ‘power’ which is suggested by the expression along with the prop. Prop and expression. Expression and prop.
  16. 16. Information. – develops the forms and conventions. At the bottom of my film poster, I have included a credit block, age certification, date of release and my indent. These are all things that are usually visible on film posters. Example from real media text (The hangover):