Question One: In what ways does your media product us, develop or challengeforms and conventions of real media products?
• Our media product does not develop or challenge the forms and conventions of real media products as it follows these conventions presenting our product at a professional standard.
When filming our media product, we made surewe followed the conventions correctly: • We filmed all our interviews in the position of the left or right hand of the screen in either close up, medium close up or medium shot. • There eyes in rule of 3rd at all times. • When editing, we made sure we included graphics displaying their name and relevance of the interviewee on the opposite side of the screen
• As you can see both interviewees are not looking directly at the camera, but at the interviewer. Also the lighting is correct and it is not too bright or too dark.
• Like professional documentaries, we have used cutaways in order to disguise jump cuts and to break or some interview as so not to bore the audience. The images in the left shows how a cutaway is used in an interview. The images on the right shows how we have used cutaways in our documentary to avoid jump cuts.
• Here are some examples of our cutaways where we used to break up the interviews and avoid jump cuts:
• Cut was the most common edit used as the questions in the conducted interviews were cut just as professional products do. EXAMPLES OF WHERE WE HAVE USED THE CUT METHOD BETWEEN CLIPS OF OUR FILMING.
• Like professional products, we used varied camera work so that our work was as creative as possible.Like real products, wefilmed on a static tripodso that our filming wouldbe steady.
• When filming interviews, we made sure our mise- en-scene was relevant to what the interviewee was talking about. Images on the left is taken from a real documentary, with images of our documentary demonstrating that we used the codes and conventions of documentaries.
• Archive footage was filmed creatively with movement to make it more exciting etc. For example, we zoomed, panned magazines, photographs and news articles as shown below:
• our documentary also included other codes and conventions of real product:• Voice over: included throughout, standard English, very clear. This held the narrative together being also relevant to what is on the screen.• Music Bed: did not interfere with dialogue, however, made documentary much more interesting.• Correct sound levels• Used a variety of relevant material throughout.
• Overall, we feel that our documentary follows the codes and conventions of real products and the examples show that documentary is to a professional standard.
• Like a real product, my print advert is landscape which means it can versatile so that it can be scaled to any size and to fit n billboards etc. Also both contain a main image which anchors meaning and also is relevant to topic. Like a real product, my print advert focuses on the image very well.Professional Advert Our Advert
• It also includes a slogan anchoring meaning and giving it some creativity.Professional product Our product
• Both contain the scheduling and the channel logo. The logo also gives information and identity.Professional product Our product
• Like a professional radio trailer, our product contained the following conventions:• Voice over intercut throughout• Intrigues the audience• Contains clips from documentary• Music bed throughout(louder at start and end)• which is relevant to• topic and maybe featuring in the documentary.• Also has scheduling and slogan at end(usually in the order of: Title, Date, Time and channel).SEE BELOW FOR CLIPS IN RELATION TO THIS....
• Overall, this presentation demonstrates how I have followed the codes and conventions of real media products as I have referred to the conventions throughout the media production. Because of this, my documentary is to a professional standard.