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Our film opening ‘Attraction kills’ is an obsession based thriller about a man
who kidnaps and kills blonde females. Our thriller opening is full of suspense
and enigmas and I believe it would entertain many; however, the target
audience for out product are both male and females from the age 15 to 25. In
my opinion our thriller opening would attract females over males as the
opening is based around females being kidnapped and they may be able to
relate and even see themselves in the characters.
QUESTION 4; WHO WOULD BE THE AUDIENCE FOR
YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT?
As you can see my mood boards both are based on teenagers. The mood boards are
both for male and females and are founded around older teenagers. The females mood
board shows what teenage girls are interested in for example: make up, fashion,
perfume and glamour magazines. The mood board has pictures of what a teenage girl
would be interested in or find intriguing.
TARGET AUDIENCE MOOD BOARDS
The male mood board shows what a older teenage boy
is interested in for example; consoles, console games,
football and girls. The mood board has pictures of
shops that a older teenage male would shop in like JD
and Topman.
Our thriller film opening is similar to ‘Kiss the girls’ as
they are both kidnap thrillers based around obsession.
‘Kiss the girls’ is based around a man who kidnaps
talented college girls, this then attracts females around
the age of 15 to 25 similar to our thriller film opening as
the target audience can then relate to the film and even
see themselves in the characters.
If our thriller film opening was to proceed into an entire
film, we would want to keep the identity of the character
following our murderer hidden similar to ‘Kiss the girls’
however their murderer’s identity was hidden instead.
This would create suspense and enigmas for the audience
to keep the on edge and watching.
Feedback from our
target audience.
The film
opening is very
interesting and
kept me
wondering what
was going to
happen next.
Wow! I loved it I
wish it was a whole
film! The music was
creepy and made the
film better.
It wasn’t
really my
type of film
I prefer a
film that
gives away
more at the
opening. It was really
interesting the range
of shots defiantly
make the film better.
It could have had
more shots but it is
a good film
opening.
Before filming our thriller film opening we had no concerns apart from the locations; however
we did have some locations in mind. To conform that the locations we had chosen were
appropriate we put a question about the location when we pitched our film idea in our
questionnaire.
Feedback
The first set of feedback we got from our target audience was when we pitched our film idea to
our media studies class and other people that fit into our target audience which is 15 to 25. We
had all positive feedback from both pitches and our target audience agreed the location we had
chosen was appropriate which was our main focus on our feedback. After pitching our film idea,
our target audience thought that our storyline was intriguing and full of enigma’s and that
nothing had to be changed.
After making our thriller film opening and producing our final product we then showed our
opening to our target audience and asked them a serious of question and what they thought of
our final product. They commented on our use of music and range of shots and how they made
our film an effective thriller.
FEEDBACK AND HOW WE
ADDRESSED ANY ISSUES RAISED
In my opinion, thriller is a very popular genre amongst teenagers as the genre
is full of thrill and enigmas which keeps them entertained and continue
watching. Therefore to create a successful thriller opening for our target
audience our aim was to tick four main criteria's which are;
1. Genre conventions.
2. Media Language.
3. Music
4. Similarities with other films
QUESTION 5; HOW DID YOU ATTRACT/ADDRESS
YOUR AUDIENCE?
Genre conventions consist of four sub-sections which are; characters,
iconography, narrative and themes. Firstly I will be discussing characters and
how they appeal to our target audience.
GENRE CONVENTIONS
The first character is introduced
without their identity being
revealed. He is staring at a wall full
of photographs of blonde females
with red X’s through their faces.
This creates an enigma and shows
this character to have some kind of
obsession to the audience. This
appeals to our teenage target
audience as this reveals nothing
about the films and keeps them
speculating.
The next characters introduced
are pictures of the blonde
females with their faces crossed
out this creates an enigma to
the audience as they are left
questioning, ‘why they have
their faces crosses out?’, ‘why
they are being stared at?’, etc.
The audience are then introduced to
another character ‘the girlfriend’ who is
calling the unidentified male character,
there is also a picture of her with lines
of cocaine over her face. This appeals
to the teenage male audience as she is
an attractive female character.
Two characters are then
introduced together, 'the
girlfriend’ and the
unidentified male. We are
presenting the characters
together as a couple which
appeals to the teenage
female audience as there is
a theme of romance.
The male character who was
unidentified is then identified
to the audience he is shown as
a typical thriller character as he
is a white male and dressed in
dark colours. This attracts the
female teenage audience as he
is an attractive male with a
sense of excitement.
While ‘the girlfriend’
is being strangled by
the male character
the camera pans to
somebody
overlooking what is
happening. For the
audience this adds
more enigmas code
as they are left
speculating who this
over looker is and
will he help the
damsel in distress.
Iconography are the visual elements to the thriller
genre. These elements include; settings, props,
costumes, lighting, etc.
In my opinion we used iconography very affectively
in our thriller film opening. For the opening and end
scene we use a dark location and low key lighting this
creates a tense and isolated atmosphere, this makes
the female character vulnerable and helpless. We also
used an isolated alley way which adds to the
vulnerability when the girlfriend is being strangled,
the isolation of the alley way makes her look
defenceless. This appeals to the teenage audience as it
adds suspense and thrill and keeps them wondering
whether she will be okay.
In the murderers lair we use props such as; cocaine,
knifes and blood. The knifes and blood add danger
and are typical iconography for the thriller genre. The
use of cocaine shows the addictive and obsessive
nature of the male character. This attracts and
entertains the teenage audience as these types of
things happen in everyday society now and teenagers
can relate.
ICONOGRAPHY
The narrative is the storyline and what takes place in the film. As we just
produced an opening not much takes place. However in our opening a kidnap
and assault takes place, if we was to make a whole film, these events in time
would lead to other incident. As someone was seen watching the assault and
then a hand knocks on to a door, this arises questions and suspicion to the
audience and this therefore means our teenage target audience will stay
engaged and want to watch on so they know the outcome.
NARRATIVE
This thriller opening is heading towards being an obsession based thriller film
and therefore we see indications by the opening as the opening scene is a lair
with lots of photos up of blonde females. However I think there is more than
one theme as a kidnap takes place and therefore could lead to the film being a
kidnap thriller. This is why our thriller film opening suits both male and
female teenagers as it is not just one individual theme it also has many sub
genres, for example one could be drugs as our main male character is seen
sniffing cocaine in the opening.
THEMES
obsession kidnap drugs
Media language is how the ‘text’ gets it’s ‘message’ or meaning across to the
audience. This is through;
1. Types of shots
2. Editing
MEDIA LANGUAGE
In our thriller opening we use a variety of shots, the types of shots we use differ
depending on the scene, to create an effect. For example in the opening the camera
pans on the photos of the girls to emphasis their vulnerability and highlight the
amount of victims there is.
We used a point of view shot when ‘the girlfriend’ is falling to the floor unconscious,
this adds effect as it is as if the audience are in her shoes.
The very first shot is a medium shot which establishes the dark and isolated location
and also shows that the man is staring at the numerous photos on the wall this
immediately means the enigma codes start for the audience and in result keeps them
watching.
TYPES OF SHOTS
In our thriller film opening we used skilful editing techniques such as fading in and fading out,
shot-reverse-shot, slow motion and a cut away.
We used fading and fading out to show the audience a change in time from the lair to the alley
way. The fades clarify to the audience there has been a change in time or location and avoids
confusion.
Shot-reverse-shot is used when the two characters are having a conversation down the alley way,
we followed the 180-degree rule also to avoid confusing the audience.
Slow motion is used from a point of view shot when the female character is falling to the floor
unconscious, this appeals to the audience as this creates suspense and realism.
A final twist is achieved through a cut away from inside the lair to a knock on the door outside.
The final twist to the opening would keep the audience watching, to find out what happens next.
EDITING
Fade
In our thriller film opening we use a voice over at the beginning of a news
report informing people about the missing girls this appeals to the audience as
they are then educated of what is going on and whether the photos of the
girls are the same girls being spoken about on the news report.
We use a non-diegetic soundtrack that goes perfectly with what occurs within
the film, for example when the male character is strangling the female
character the soundtrack fastens up create suspense and thrill for the audience.
MUSIC
SIMILARITIES TO OTHER FILMS
Our thriller
opening and ‘kiss
the girls’ both use
the titles the whole
way through the
opening. This
shows the
audience who does
what and because
they are at the
bottom of the
screen this doesn’t
interfere with the
film.
We took a unique twist to obsession, as we made our male character not only
obsessed with blonde females but also drugs. We leave a lot open to the
audience as the opening is vague yet understandable and easy to follow. Our
target audience which is both male and female teenagers who are open minded
and excitement chasers which means they are likely to enjoy the enigmas and
follow what goes on.
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Question 4 and 5 updated

  • 1. Our film opening ‘Attraction kills’ is an obsession based thriller about a man who kidnaps and kills blonde females. Our thriller opening is full of suspense and enigmas and I believe it would entertain many; however, the target audience for out product are both male and females from the age 15 to 25. In my opinion our thriller opening would attract females over males as the opening is based around females being kidnapped and they may be able to relate and even see themselves in the characters. QUESTION 4; WHO WOULD BE THE AUDIENCE FOR YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT?
  • 2. As you can see my mood boards both are based on teenagers. The mood boards are both for male and females and are founded around older teenagers. The females mood board shows what teenage girls are interested in for example: make up, fashion, perfume and glamour magazines. The mood board has pictures of what a teenage girl would be interested in or find intriguing. TARGET AUDIENCE MOOD BOARDS The male mood board shows what a older teenage boy is interested in for example; consoles, console games, football and girls. The mood board has pictures of shops that a older teenage male would shop in like JD and Topman.
  • 3. Our thriller film opening is similar to ‘Kiss the girls’ as they are both kidnap thrillers based around obsession. ‘Kiss the girls’ is based around a man who kidnaps talented college girls, this then attracts females around the age of 15 to 25 similar to our thriller film opening as the target audience can then relate to the film and even see themselves in the characters. If our thriller film opening was to proceed into an entire film, we would want to keep the identity of the character following our murderer hidden similar to ‘Kiss the girls’ however their murderer’s identity was hidden instead. This would create suspense and enigmas for the audience to keep the on edge and watching.
  • 4. Feedback from our target audience. The film opening is very interesting and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. Wow! I loved it I wish it was a whole film! The music was creepy and made the film better. It wasn’t really my type of film I prefer a film that gives away more at the opening. It was really interesting the range of shots defiantly make the film better. It could have had more shots but it is a good film opening.
  • 5. Before filming our thriller film opening we had no concerns apart from the locations; however we did have some locations in mind. To conform that the locations we had chosen were appropriate we put a question about the location when we pitched our film idea in our questionnaire. Feedback The first set of feedback we got from our target audience was when we pitched our film idea to our media studies class and other people that fit into our target audience which is 15 to 25. We had all positive feedback from both pitches and our target audience agreed the location we had chosen was appropriate which was our main focus on our feedback. After pitching our film idea, our target audience thought that our storyline was intriguing and full of enigma’s and that nothing had to be changed. After making our thriller film opening and producing our final product we then showed our opening to our target audience and asked them a serious of question and what they thought of our final product. They commented on our use of music and range of shots and how they made our film an effective thriller. FEEDBACK AND HOW WE ADDRESSED ANY ISSUES RAISED
  • 6. In my opinion, thriller is a very popular genre amongst teenagers as the genre is full of thrill and enigmas which keeps them entertained and continue watching. Therefore to create a successful thriller opening for our target audience our aim was to tick four main criteria's which are; 1. Genre conventions. 2. Media Language. 3. Music 4. Similarities with other films QUESTION 5; HOW DID YOU ATTRACT/ADDRESS YOUR AUDIENCE?
  • 7. Genre conventions consist of four sub-sections which are; characters, iconography, narrative and themes. Firstly I will be discussing characters and how they appeal to our target audience. GENRE CONVENTIONS The first character is introduced without their identity being revealed. He is staring at a wall full of photographs of blonde females with red X’s through their faces. This creates an enigma and shows this character to have some kind of obsession to the audience. This appeals to our teenage target audience as this reveals nothing about the films and keeps them speculating.
  • 8. The next characters introduced are pictures of the blonde females with their faces crossed out this creates an enigma to the audience as they are left questioning, ‘why they have their faces crosses out?’, ‘why they are being stared at?’, etc. The audience are then introduced to another character ‘the girlfriend’ who is calling the unidentified male character, there is also a picture of her with lines of cocaine over her face. This appeals to the teenage male audience as she is an attractive female character.
  • 9. Two characters are then introduced together, 'the girlfriend’ and the unidentified male. We are presenting the characters together as a couple which appeals to the teenage female audience as there is a theme of romance. The male character who was unidentified is then identified to the audience he is shown as a typical thriller character as he is a white male and dressed in dark colours. This attracts the female teenage audience as he is an attractive male with a sense of excitement.
  • 10. While ‘the girlfriend’ is being strangled by the male character the camera pans to somebody overlooking what is happening. For the audience this adds more enigmas code as they are left speculating who this over looker is and will he help the damsel in distress.
  • 11. Iconography are the visual elements to the thriller genre. These elements include; settings, props, costumes, lighting, etc. In my opinion we used iconography very affectively in our thriller film opening. For the opening and end scene we use a dark location and low key lighting this creates a tense and isolated atmosphere, this makes the female character vulnerable and helpless. We also used an isolated alley way which adds to the vulnerability when the girlfriend is being strangled, the isolation of the alley way makes her look defenceless. This appeals to the teenage audience as it adds suspense and thrill and keeps them wondering whether she will be okay. In the murderers lair we use props such as; cocaine, knifes and blood. The knifes and blood add danger and are typical iconography for the thriller genre. The use of cocaine shows the addictive and obsessive nature of the male character. This attracts and entertains the teenage audience as these types of things happen in everyday society now and teenagers can relate. ICONOGRAPHY
  • 12. The narrative is the storyline and what takes place in the film. As we just produced an opening not much takes place. However in our opening a kidnap and assault takes place, if we was to make a whole film, these events in time would lead to other incident. As someone was seen watching the assault and then a hand knocks on to a door, this arises questions and suspicion to the audience and this therefore means our teenage target audience will stay engaged and want to watch on so they know the outcome. NARRATIVE
  • 13. This thriller opening is heading towards being an obsession based thriller film and therefore we see indications by the opening as the opening scene is a lair with lots of photos up of blonde females. However I think there is more than one theme as a kidnap takes place and therefore could lead to the film being a kidnap thriller. This is why our thriller film opening suits both male and female teenagers as it is not just one individual theme it also has many sub genres, for example one could be drugs as our main male character is seen sniffing cocaine in the opening. THEMES obsession kidnap drugs
  • 14. Media language is how the ‘text’ gets it’s ‘message’ or meaning across to the audience. This is through; 1. Types of shots 2. Editing MEDIA LANGUAGE
  • 15. In our thriller opening we use a variety of shots, the types of shots we use differ depending on the scene, to create an effect. For example in the opening the camera pans on the photos of the girls to emphasis their vulnerability and highlight the amount of victims there is. We used a point of view shot when ‘the girlfriend’ is falling to the floor unconscious, this adds effect as it is as if the audience are in her shoes. The very first shot is a medium shot which establishes the dark and isolated location and also shows that the man is staring at the numerous photos on the wall this immediately means the enigma codes start for the audience and in result keeps them watching. TYPES OF SHOTS
  • 16. In our thriller film opening we used skilful editing techniques such as fading in and fading out, shot-reverse-shot, slow motion and a cut away. We used fading and fading out to show the audience a change in time from the lair to the alley way. The fades clarify to the audience there has been a change in time or location and avoids confusion. Shot-reverse-shot is used when the two characters are having a conversation down the alley way, we followed the 180-degree rule also to avoid confusing the audience. Slow motion is used from a point of view shot when the female character is falling to the floor unconscious, this appeals to the audience as this creates suspense and realism. A final twist is achieved through a cut away from inside the lair to a knock on the door outside. The final twist to the opening would keep the audience watching, to find out what happens next. EDITING Fade
  • 17. In our thriller film opening we use a voice over at the beginning of a news report informing people about the missing girls this appeals to the audience as they are then educated of what is going on and whether the photos of the girls are the same girls being spoken about on the news report. We use a non-diegetic soundtrack that goes perfectly with what occurs within the film, for example when the male character is strangling the female character the soundtrack fastens up create suspense and thrill for the audience. MUSIC
  • 18. SIMILARITIES TO OTHER FILMS Our thriller opening and ‘kiss the girls’ both use the titles the whole way through the opening. This shows the audience who does what and because they are at the bottom of the screen this doesn’t interfere with the film.
  • 19. We took a unique twist to obsession, as we made our male character not only obsessed with blonde females but also drugs. We leave a lot open to the audience as the opening is vague yet understandable and easy to follow. Our target audience which is both male and female teenagers who are open minded and excitement chasers which means they are likely to enjoy the enigmas and follow what goes on. UNIQUE SELLING POINT