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Media evaluation part 1.


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Media evaluation part 1.

  1. 1. In what ways does your media products use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />Jade Harrison<br />
  2. 2. Think back to the thrillers you've analysed how does your product compare<br />Our thriller is not a stereotypical thriller it consists of witch doctoring and has an eary feeling to it . The thrillers which we have studied as a group all have the same codes and conventions such as a male killer ect. Our thriller is different but still is as good as , our end product compares to them from having the confusion of the audience on to what's going on as they start off in normal thrillers. The end product we've come out with , in my opinion is great , as it follows the codes and conventions in lots of different ways.<br />
  3. 3. Why did you choose to make the thriller you did?<br />We chose to make the thriller we did , because we were all confident in the idea of having a situation where it was a mystery what was actually happening to the teenage girl. Our idea was different as it collided mystery and fear together into one also making the audience wandering what was happening and why this was happening. On top of all this we knew we would have fun making it as it was a topic that we were all interested in.<br />
  4. 4. How did you decide what to include and exclude?<br />As a group we decided what to exclude due to we didn't want to make our opening scene look bad, we wanted our choices to make the film look better on a whole so we excluded bits as the scene where the teenager has a conversation with her friend because we wanted it to look like a thriller , and having a gossip in it wasn't really following the codes of a thriller , plus when we took it out it made are thriller look brilliant. We plucked the bits of out our camera work that made the opening scene seem eary and create an illusion of fear. <br />
  5. 5. What conventions did you decide to follow?<br />In our thriller we decided to follow the theme of having a villain , we did this because we thought we would try and be different and it was also easier to try make the character look like a realistic. And it helped us to manipulate the mood of having a voodoo doll.<br />
  6. 6. Did you decide to do anything different to thrillers we have studied as a group , if so why ?<br />We decided to try move away from the stereotypical thrillers by not having the stalker scenario , we tryed something different to where you see the witch doctor messing with the voodoo doll and watching the girls reactions. We did this to keep the audience wondering why this witch doctor was doing this and what reasons it was for .. By doing this it creates an mysterious atmosphere showing that Lucy (the girl) is vulnerable.<br />
  7. 7. Is your narrative clear? Is it linear or non linear , why did you make these decisions ?<br />The thrillers narrative isn't clear but this is how we wanted it too be this way too keep the audience on the edge of there seats. We made this decision but it follows a convention of the thriller genre too keep the audience wandering.<br />
  8. 8. The codes and conventions that you planned to use and why ? <br />As a group we decided to follow the code of having eary music and no speaking to create the atmosphere and keep the audience wondering about what was actually happening , we wanted a reaction where the audience had to ask themselves questions about the fear , and we got the reaction we wanted. We also decided to go with the theme voodoo which is a not as typical thriller theme , making our film different.<br />
  9. 9. The filming you planned to carry out and why you chose certain camera angles?<br />We planned to film it in the wood , which we did eventually do , but we had problems with filming because our first tape was ruined and we couldn't edit with it so we had to go out and film again , but by doi8ng this it made the film look even better as we did lots of close ups and one or two long-distance shots making the film look virtually better. We chose to do more close up because it showed the emotions on the characters face and as we had no speaking in our film the facial expressions showed what was going on and how the actor was feeling at this point and created an atmosphere.<br />
  10. 10. Do you think your opening is successful ,if yes or no discuss.<br />I think are opening sequence has been successful prior to the amount of work we have put into it , but there could have been much more to do to improve it such as we had too film twice because the first tape we filmed on was distorted meaning we had to film again , giving us less time to edit , and due to us all living so far away from each other and our work it was difficult to find more time to film again so by the time we did film , we had little time left to edit. <br />
  11. 11. Did you decide to follow conventions and have a male killer , why did you make these decisions ?<br />We did not choose to have a male killer because we thought we would try be different and have a female villain with a female victim , and it worked out quite well for us. We made this decision because it worked well with the theme of the thriller ,voodoo. Considering we had a witch doctor , we thought using a girl we could use make up to make her look more creepier and have the hair the way we wanted it too look to make it look more realistic.<br />
  12. 12. Is your completed production a good example of a thriller ?<br />In my opinion our thriller is a good example of a thriller due to us following some of the codes and conventions , we have compared it too other thrillers such as jaws , silence of the lambs , American physco ect. We decided to add an eary back tune to it to make it a little more creepy and commercial but the only problem I have with the thriller is that its on the erg of becoming a horror , but I think the way that we've filmed it makes it a good thriller prior to are close ups and how well the audio works with it. <br />