QUESTION ONEIN WHAT WAYS DOES YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT USE, DEVELOP OR CHALLENGE FORMS AND CONVENTIONS OF REAL MEDIA PRODUCTS? FILM POSTER
COMPARING OUR FILM POSTER TOOTHER REAL MEDIA PRODUCTSI will be comparing the forms and conventions of real mediaposters within the British Realism genre with my film poster for my film ‘TEMPORARY LIFE’. I will be looking at otherposters which have previously been analysed and seeing if the forms and conventions of the posters are similar/dissimilar to my film poster.
NARRATIVE:USE OF TEXTThe reviews are placed in thetop left hand corner of theposter. These reviews showwhat the film is like. Theyhave also kept intact with thecolour scheme of the wholeposter by using the samepink and red colours.The tagline: MAN’S WORLD (grey)SISTER’S HOOD (pink). This is consistent The title of the film is the largest, boldest text on thewith the house style as they have kept it in poster which makes it clearly stand out. Being thetune with the colour scheme used within the largest text shows its importance. Being white it isposter along with the same font. completely contradictory to what it actually means. The name used for the title, SKET, isnt pure and clean which is mainly associated with the colour white.
The title of the film is thelargest font on the poster COMPAREDand so stands out to the TO SKETaudience as being the We decided to use a tagline located underneath the title of the filmmost important. We as this is a convention of real media products evident on the SKETchose black as it stood poster. We chose to use the tagline: ‘SOMETIMES LIFE IS BETTERout clearly against the ALONE.’ We chose this as it is something that will help draw in themany other colours used audience.in our poster. As shown on the SKET film poster we decided to place the quotes from reviews in the top corner of the poster. We used a larger font size for the actual quote and a smaller font size for the source in which the quote came from. This is also a convention which the SKET poster shows.
Colours in this poster create a sense of mystery and danger. Italso looks very serious. The main colours used are blue, JUXTAPOSITION OForange and white. These could suggest many things such as; COLOURS/LIGHTINGblue – the main character’s dark and deep past, orange – thedangers within his mind and what the dangerous things he maydo within the film, and white – his attempts and desire to find a The lighting in the posterbrighter future compared to his dark past. differs from the front and the back of the character. This connotes that the character’s past in very dark and mysterious but he’s looking ahead to a brighter future. This allows the audience to see into the characters feelings and life along with gaining a sense of the narrative.
The dark clouds and foggy haze The lighter shades around the two COMPARED connotes a heavy weight on the characters show the happiness when characters life along with some they are together and show they are TO BULLET complication. This is similar to Bullet Boy poster as the colours looking forward to a brighter future BOY which is similar to what is shown on and lighting relate directly to a the Bullet Boy poster. specific meaning within the film itself.The main coloursused are green, greyand white.Green connotes theurban settingsurrounding thecharacters.Grey connotes thedark background andmystery surroundingthe main femalecharacter. White connotes the characters looking for a new life and going on a journey. This is similar to Bullet Boy poster.
USE OF IMAGESThe poster only shows the main character which ismade clear to the audience. The character is takingup about 2/3 of the poster and so shows thischaracter’s importance to the narrative. Her facialexpressions show her looking into the distance with ablank expression. This creates an enigma for theaudience. The costume consists of a grey hoody andhooped earrings. Both pieces of clothing have hadbad representations in the media. Another enigma iscreated for the audience.In the background, there is an industrial estate isshown suggesting the character is from this type ofplace. By placing this behind her it connotes that it isin her past and shes looking onto her future.
COMPARED TO FISH TANK We placed both characters by each others side to create an enigma for the audience. What is their relationship? Why are they walking away together? This is similar as FISHUnlike FISH TANK, we decided not to use the main character as the TANK as it createsonly character involved in the poster. We decided to use more of the an enigma.settings and surroundings in the poster as it adds to the sense ofloneliness and lost felt by the character. We also decided not to see thecharacters faces as this adds to the mystery of the narrative and story.
LAYOUTThe layout of this poster is portrait with the maincharacter looking as if she is towering oversomething. This shows her importance. Thisrepresents the character’s feelings of freedomand attempting to take control of her ‘new life’.With the title of the film being in the centre of theposter in capital letters and bold text this catchesthe eye of the audience and is the first thing theysee.
COMPARED TO FISH TANKWe chose to design our poster in a landscape format as we feel this suited our film betterthan portrait. This is similar to BULLET BOY and SKET. We also chosen landscape as weused a landscape shot from the actual film and so a portrait layout would not have beenpossible. This shows a variety of different layouts for different British Social Realism texts.