In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />
Within my film ‘the man with no face’ there are many similar conventions to a real film. One for example is the voice over. Voice over dialogue is an element that is detached from the movie itself and floats over the video like a voice from above.<br />It is a very strong way to introduce the film and I wanted to challenge other films by doing this.<br />Its an affective way to get an audience gripped.<br />This is the voice over for my <br />film. I wanted my character come <br />across through the voice over as well as the acting. When looking at opening sequences I concentrated on ‘About a boy as this was similar to how I <br /> wanted to represent my <br /> character.<br />
I have also challenged other films with certain editing techniques:<br />The man with no face: I’ve tried to challenge this idea by having my credits appear over the image.This clip will play automatically:<br />A room for Romeo Brass: in this film the credits appear as intertitles over a black background. This is a screen shot of what it looks like: <br />
How does your media product represent particular social groups? <br />
<ul><li> I have constructed the idea of a teenage boy.
I've constructed him as the ‘geeky boy’ stereotype
Romeo and Gavin are neighbors in a working class neighborhood in Nottingham.
Romeo is short, stocky but is a constructed as a tough black kid who is about 12
Marcus is constructed as an awkward 12 year old boy.
He has problems at home and at school which doesn’t help.</li></ul>Both ‘A room for Romeo Brass’ and ‘The Man with no Face’ cover the situation of this boy meeting someone who changes their lives.<br />
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />
My film would be likely to be distributed to an Independent distributor because: <br />Of the low budget production so we had to use. For example I might get someone like <br /> as they have distributed<br /> similar films in the past such as: ‘A Room for Romeo Brass’<br />
My film has a similar narrative convention to: ‘A room for Romeo Brass is about two boys who meet a stranger who changes there lives but unlike ‘the man with no face’ the man in that film turns into a violent man. Another similarity to my film is that this film is a first time film by a British film maker. <br />
Also my film would be distributed by an independent distributor because it has no Hollywood stars in it which would be an ultimate U.S.P. we used a low budget to film it and a studio would not be interested in a low budget film, and we shot our film on DV which is another aspect that a major distributor would not consider.<br />
Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />
The genre of my film would most likely be appreciated by children of the same age as the boy who is constructed in my film <br />The most common groups of cinema goers is 12-24 or family groups.<br />I think that the BBFC would probably rate this film as a 12A as at the beginning it has the word ‘shit’ in it. <br />As the story line is quite a common problem in home or at least its not uncommon to hear parents arguing it can relate to many children. <br />I think I would aim my movie at this age group: 12-24. This is because the movie is able to teach the children about growing up. And the older half 20 - 24 will just appreciate and understand the film as a whole without it being too childish. <br />
How did you attract/<br />address your audience?<br />
I want to address my audience by not patronising them and I want to treat them like adults.<br />I want to Engage my audience with my opening sequence so that they are wanting more.<br />I have tried to create a character that would be a similar age to the majority of the audience members.<br />
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this project?<br />
I then moved to using Imovie as it is a more advanced software and allowed me to experiment more with different effects like dissolves. It also let me re-frame to create close ups. <br />I created my music on garage band and I also developed my voice over on it.<br />I started off by editing my film on Imovie but it was quite limiting<br />I used the internet to research different opening sequences.<br />I then transferred my music onto iTunes.<br />
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?<br />
I have learnt many things from when I started my preliminary task to now after I have shot and edited the first 2 minutes of a film.<br />Preliminary task:<br />No narrative<br />Only used simple editing techniques such as: <br />Shot reverse shot<br />180 degree’s rule <br />Match on action<br />The man with no face:<br />Constructed a narrative<br />Constructed a character<br />Added different editing techniques <br />Used all different types of software<br />
I also was able to advertise ‘The Man With No Face’ on you tube, facebook and my blog to get as much feedback on my film as I could. <br />Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzc38 vgydn4<br />