Evaluation Task 1
In what ways does your media
production of film use, develop or
challenge forms and conventions of real
...
One of the first notable things about our thriller is
the way we challenge the conventions of real media
products by not p...
We see Food Chain use the
conventions of a similar thriller with the
British made Dead Mans Shoes where
the protagonist so...
Kidulthood

Food Chain

Here we see two sets of near identical shots between our thriller and urban, British drama/thrille...
This is a screen shot form the opening sequence
of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. A prominent
feature of the sequence a...
This is a screen shot form the opening sequence
of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. A prominent
feature of the sequence a...
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Evaluation task 1

  1. 1. Evaluation Task 1 In what ways does your media production of film use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  2. 2. One of the first notable things about our thriller is the way we challenge the conventions of real media products by not putting the name of a director or producer in the opening credits. We felt that our film would be pioneered by the cast more so than the director as the likelihood would be that they are not well known or possibly it is they're first film. We can see the way this differs from acclaimed thriller Se7en. This opening sequence displays the name of director and producer before even arriving at what is a widely known cast. However, we must consider that this is a thriller that is on a completely different scale to ours with a much higher concept.
  3. 3. We see Food Chain use the conventions of a similar thriller with the British made Dead Mans Shoes where the protagonist solemnly walks on his own throughout the opening sequence suggesting he is on a journey somewhere. This is near identical to a shot in our thriller where we see a shot of our protagonist doing the same thing. Both characters are also walking rom left to right within the frame. This naturally unsettles the audiences slightly as it is the opposite to reading. The only thing different in these shots is that our mise en scene establishes the urban environment that our lead character lives in.
  4. 4. Kidulthood Food Chain Here we see two sets of near identical shots between our thriller and urban, British drama/thriller Kidulthood. In the top clip we see a our bully holding up someone just like in the real film to its left. This shows that we share the same interpretation of physical bullying in a school environment. Interestingly, we have both subverted a stereotype and made the lead bully a girl making the actions more alarming to a contemporary audience. Both Food Chain and Kidulthood also show a similar kind of violence from a boy with this comparison being more accurate considering that the scene is outside against a wall much like in our thriller, as opposed to in a classroom. In both scenes of Kidulthood, the bullies use an array of antagonistic and rude language which is something we were keen to include in our thriller to attain a sense of realism.
  5. 5. This is a screen shot form the opening sequence of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. A prominent feature of the sequence as with many thriller opening sequences is the ominous and dark music. This gives the audience the general mood and direction of the thriller straight from the outset and reveals that something dangerous is on the precipice. As opposed to this, in our thriller we made the conscious decision not to use music, even at moments where it would have been appropriate. This lulls the audience into a false sense of security and nearly bores them therefore making it far more surprising where the fight breaks out seemingly from nowhere. They think the protagonist is safe but are awoken from this realisation. By definition, I believe this is more ‘thrilling’.
  6. 6. This is a screen shot form the opening sequence of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. A prominent feature of the sequence as with many thriller opening sequences is the ominous and dark music. This gives the audience the general mood and direction of the thriller straight from the outset and reveals that something dangerous is on the precipice. As opposed to this, in our thriller we made the conscious decision not to use music, even at moments where it would have been appropriate. This lulls the audience into a false sense of security and nearly bores them therefore making it far more surprising where the fight breaks out seemingly from nowhere. They think the protagonist is safe but are awoken from this realisation. By definition, I believe this is more ‘thrilling’.

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