EvaluationIn what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions ofreal media products?1. The title of the film2.Setting/location3.Costumes and props4.Camerawork and editing5.Title font and style66.Story and how the opening sets it up7.Genre and how the opening suggests it8.How characters are introducedThe title of the film “Operation Croak” is seen at the end of the title sequence, this is due in thebeginning of the title sequence it’s introducing the characters in the video, which didn’t fit the flowof the sequence of the Operation Croak coming into frame early on. The cliff-hanger, comes into theagenda at the end after a dramatic and thrilling end to the title sequence where Moriarty; A MI6Agent shoots De Gaulle in the forehead, it suddenly cuts to the sound of gunshot, with OperationCroak occurring at the end of the sequence. We choose the name ‘Operation Croak’ as it reflects amilitary element, of a methodical experiment to the sequence croak referring to killing, which suitsperfectly to our title sequence as it’s about an assassination taking place. We took motivation fromother film titles that suited our genre: action Thriller, such as The A Team and Bourne Identity inmaking of the title.The setting is based in a council estate; this is due to by giving a feel of an urban area, and how it’sdesigned with inside interior with the stairs being used mainly when Moriarty (MI6 agent) runs downstairs shooting at the camera, giving a fast motion that he is in for the kill, that gradually builds uptension in the frames. Whereas others frames they are set in a briefing room where Eames gives abriefing to Moriarty to kill De Gaulle. The feel of the briefing room resembles a military element ofgiving instructions and advising the MI6 agent of his job. The shots used are to engage the audienceattention and enabling them to carry on watching the title sequence.
The Costumes and props used are in the frames. Here we see Moriarty with a file received fromEames to kill De Gaulle, by doing this; Moriarty clothing changes overtime. First we see him in a suitin the briefing room with a file in his hands of the information of De Gaulle. This refers to Moriartybeing formal and being seen as a professional agent doing his right. The second frame is a fierce,competitive and brutal Moriarty holding a gun to the forehead of De Gaulle. But his clothing haschanged to dark clothing which came from the inspiration of the film Taken, where Bryan Mills has apossession of a gun and his history reflects that he is an agent same as Moriarty. Whereas, De Gaulleis wearing slick clothing; such as the Leather jacket to resemble his character and acting suspicious inhis role. Also another prop is used is a mobile phone when De Gaulle speaks on Blackberry which isoften used in action films.The Camera work and editing; first of all the editing for the font is used from Live Type software;where the font style originates from. The font being stencil and the effect is spring loaded toemphasise a military element, knowing the font on how it’s styled, gives a clarification for theaudience to know what the film is about before any action of film is commenced. A Similar approachto our film sequence is Bourne Identity.
The Camera and editing are from the shots that exemplified below, that indicates from the firstframe where the camera zooms to his eyes and the editing is on the right of the shot with the textincluded. All this bring to mind of our sequence being fast passed with the music “Fight scene”flowing with the movement. There are many shot being used such as eye shots, close ups andestablishing shots. The transition in the editing we used fades and Cross dissolving to maintain themovement of the scenes. An example of the transition being used is where Moriarty is exiting thebuilding whilst De Gaulle come to a close in his conversation and then it goes to Moriarty pointing agun at De Gaulle.The story is about the assassination plot of the character De Gaulle on his last crucial momentswhere his planned failed miserably and the MI6 are on his case. The story begins with Moriartygiving a folder of the information of his mission to kill De Gaulle. However, when De Gaulle finallyfinds out that his planned has failed, it then cuts to a Cliff-hanger when he is shot in the forehead.There are two shots which are paired together, the one where Moriarty reloads the gun andDe Gaulle answering his phone. This allows the audience to understand that Moriarty is an assassinand De Gaulle is the enemy. We took motivation from the film The Inception as it’s not in order onhow’s set compared to other films which are set in order.
The Genre we used is action thriller, this is all represented by the costumes and props and thesetting its located gives our film a clear clarifications that it’s part of the genre: action thriller. Thefilm originates in an urban area which is similar to the film Taken in some extent but it lacks fightingaction which other films that are categorised in this genre like Mission impossible. However, apositive side is the ethnicity of Moriarty being an assassin and the clothes he wears grabs theappearance. In contrast to other films that ethnicity is a bad influence, meaning they’re evil andcorrupted.The characters are introduced is firstly, Eames who has little time on screen but the involvement ofhim passing the folder Moriarty is essential as it this leads to the kill of De Gaulle. Moriarty hassignificant impact in his involvement in changing from a suit to a disguise creature in killing DeGaulle. The Final Character is De Gaulle whilst on the phone talking, this encourages the audience toknow that De Gaulle the enemy by his French accent and actions in the previous shots. The film issimilar to Bourne Identity on how it’s structured.