The Hidden – EvaluationBy Rebecca Tebb<br />
CONVENTIONS OF A HORROR FILM<br />The usual conventions to an opening of a horror film establish the main characters, show...
MEETING THE CONVENTIONS<br />I feel we have met the conventions of other real media products because we’ve established whe...
REPRESENTING PARTICULAR SOCIAL GROUPS<br />Teenagers are usually represented as quite anti-social and unruly, the media of...
AUDIENCE FOR MEDIA PRODUCT<br />I think the audience for our media product would be people aged 15+, as I feel the age rat...
PROGRESS SINCE THE PRELIMINARY<br />I’ve learnt a lot more about editing, and how much work it takes to do successfully, a...
HOW OUR FILM WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ETC.<br />Firstly the film would be produced by a production company, such as ‘20th Cent...
EACH PERSON’S CONTRIBUTION<br />I worked in a group of 3, where each of us contributed to the filming of the product. Will...
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'The Hidden' - evaluation

  1. 1. The Hidden – EvaluationBy Rebecca Tebb<br />
  2. 2. CONVENTIONS OF A HORROR FILM<br />The usual conventions to an opening of a horror film establish the main characters, show a death scene, have an establishing shot of where the action takes place, and hint at what is to come for the actual film. Conventional horror films also usually involve young, sexually active people that end up being killed as a ‘punishment’ for their sin of having sex before marriage. The females in a horror film are often seen as ‘damsels in distress’ and usually sense the horror and become frightened before the males do. <br />
  3. 3. MEETING THE CONVENTIONS<br />I feel we have met the conventions of other real media products because we’ve established where the film is set (in the woods), the main characters (Jake and Becci) and an introduction into their personalities, and what the film would be about (a murderer in the woods). The girl that is killed is young and typical of a conventional horror film as she gets frightened when she heard a noise and portrays the ‘damsel in distress’ stereotype.<br />There’s also hints of sexual activity between the two characters as Jake asks Becci if they should “share a sleeping bag”, which suggests they are in a sexual relationship. As Becci was murdered in the film, this fits the convention of being ‘punished’ for having sex before marriage.<br />
  4. 4. REPRESENTING PARTICULAR SOCIAL GROUPS<br />Teenagers are usually represented as quite anti-social and unruly, the media often show them to be drinking heavily, taking drugs and just generally behaving inappropriately. They’re also shown using explicit language and being quite sex-orientated. <br />I don’t think we’ve represented teenagers this way so much, because we haven’t used any swear words or shown them drinking or taking drugs. However, there is a hint of sexually activity so this fits that specific stereotype of teenagers. Also, the fact they’re camping in the first place represents typical teenagers quite well, as it’s an activity they often do when they aren’t old enough to go out and drink in pubs etc. <br />
  5. 5. AUDIENCE FOR MEDIA PRODUCT<br />I think the audience for our media product would be people aged 15+, as I feel the age rating it would receive would probably be a ‘15’ because of the violence shown. However, I feel the audience would be people aged around 15-25 years as they can relate more to the activity being under taken (camping), as they have either done it when they were younger, currently do it, or know people that do it. Because they can relate to the characters and events more, they’re more likely to enjoy the film and be scared because they can see the murder happening to themselves or their friends. Older people, in there 40s for example, couldn’t relate to the product as well because they probably won’t relate to the characters as much as younger people and therefore may not enjoy or be scared by the product. <br />
  6. 6. PROGRESS SINCE THE PRELIMINARY<br />I’ve learnt a lot more about editing, and how much work it takes to do successfully, and the products used to achieve this. My camera skills have also improved a lot, as I didn’t have a lot of experience in filming before the tasks. I’ve also learnt about how different camera angles attain different effects, and how to achieve them effectively.<br />Digital editing helped us a lot as we needed it to edit the saturation and colour levels in a lot of the shots to achieve the desired affect of night time. It also enabled us to use various transitions between scenes, such as a ‘blurred’ affect which allowed us to represent the passing of time. <br />
  7. 7. HOW OUR FILM WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ETC.<br />Firstly the film would be produced by a production company, such as ‘20th Century Fox’. They would help with the fees of making the film, for a specific cut in the product’s profit. <br />It would then be distributed to cinemas all over the country, before being made into a DVD. Some films actually skip the ‘cinema stage’ because they cannot afford the expensive costs of distributing this way.<br />After being distributed from DVDs, they would then be made available by ‘pay per view’ where audiences would pay to watch the film on their TV.<br />Next, the product would be distributed to satellite and cable television, such as ‘Sky Movies’ or ‘Film4’. This means as long as people have paid for the specific channel, they can watch the film for free.<br />Finally, the product would be distributed to general TV channels, such as ‘ITV’ or ‘BBC’ where it can be viewed by anyone with a TV licence. <br />
  8. 8. EACH PERSON’S CONTRIBUTION<br />I worked in a group of 3, where each of us contributed to the filming of the product. Will and me acted in it – Me being ‘Becci and Will was the murderer. Then each of us contributed in editing the product and achieving the effects we wanted.<br />I was responsible for the planning side of the product, where I made a storyboard, script and evaluated our planning for the product. Will was responsible for film research, where he had to write up our thoughts of specific films and post it on the blog. Finally, Elliot was responsible for audience research, which meant he had to write up which audiences prefer which films. This meant we could target our audience efficiently. <br />

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