Thriller Evaluation Questions Guidance


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Thriller Evaluation Questions Guidance

  1. 1. Thriller Opening Sequence Guidance on Evaluation Questions
  2. 2. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? <ul><li>Discuss the ways in which your thriller incorporates generic conventions, identify specific scenes. </li></ul><ul><li>How does your thriller develop or challenge these conventions? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the use of conventions indicate what sub-genre or hybrid genre your thriller is? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your use of conventions indicate what other thrillers have influenced your work? If so, then be specific with examples. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does your media product represent particular social groups? <ul><li>What are the social groups represented in terms of gender, age, class, race .etc? </li></ul><ul><li>Is gender represented in a stereotypical way? I.e. men dominant and women passive </li></ul><ul><li>How does this link into the target audience? (Explore this fully in question 4). </li></ul>
  4. 4. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? <ul><li>Would this be something that could be produced by a major Hollywood studio, if yes then why? Is it similar to existing products? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it be a TV movie? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it be an arthouse film? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it be an internet only release? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would it be released? Does it offer opportunities for franchises and/or merchandising? </li></ul><ul><li>Link your conclusions to a discussion of the mise en scene (visual style) of your thriller. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who would be the audience for your media product? <ul><li>Consider the age and gender of your target audience. Link this to the narrative and style of your film </li></ul><ul><li>What other films are similar to yours, who do they appeal to? </li></ul>
  6. 6. How did you attract/address your audience? <ul><li>Link this into your audience profile (I.e. what age and gender they are) </li></ul><ul><li>Are there particular points in your film that would appeal to or particularly terrify a certain age or gender? If yes then explain them in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the use of camerawork in this section, I.e. point of view shots. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the audience asked to put themselves in the position of, what are they being allowed to witness? </li></ul><ul><li>What impact does that have? </li></ul><ul><li>Link this back to generic conventions and the creation of suspense. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product? <ul><li>Strengths and weakness of the camera equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the filming process, was there problems you faced, how did you resolve these issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you get to use new equipment that enhances your thriller? I.e. the dolly. </li></ul><ul><li>Editing software - Final Cut Express. What have you learnt about editing, were there particular effects that you found useful for creating your overall mise en scene? </li></ul><ul><li>Garageband - was it a useful programme for creating a suspenseful soundtrack? What challenges did you face during this process? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? <ul><li>Discuss the planning stage, the research into the genre, storyboarding, creating the animatic, and explain how this detailed planning helped you the produce a thriller. I.e. you knew what shots you needed to capture and what order to edit it in. This helps the process to be smoother. </li></ul><ul><li>Has your use of specific shot types improved? I.e. match on action, point of view? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you feel more confident with the equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>How successful do you feel your end product is as fulfilling the task? (Look back at the main blog at the task) </li></ul>
  9. 9. General advice <ul><li>Minimum of 1000 words, maximum of 1500 words </li></ul><ul><li>You are not graded on presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on the things you have learnt throughout the project process </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your powerpoint to Moodle for 9am Monday 10th November. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any problems email me at [email_address] </li></ul>