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In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions for real media products?

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Evaluation question 1

  1. 1. Evaluation Question 1 In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions for real media products?
  2. 2. My trailer adheres to many conventions of a romantic comedy. One of these conventions is writing being a key aspect of the film, an example of this being in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, where the main character’s letter is read out as a voiceover to give the audience a brief idea of the storyline before continuing to watch the trailer. This inspired the title of my film as the narrative follows the protagonist Danielle’s letters to her deceased best friend Ella.
  3. 3. My trailer has also conformed to a typical coming of age film as I have filmed a party scene, as has been done in The Spectacular Now. I used a mid shot to show the mise en scene and props that made the setting obvious but also capture their expressions. The use of a party highlights the contrast of the characters’ personalities as well, as Danielle is awkward and at loss as what do in this social situation, Charlie guiding her through it.
  4. 4. My trailer has another conventional scene, this time in a car. This showed the age of the characters (17-18) as they are able to drive but still in school. While analysing trailers in preparation for making mine I found that they are often emotionally intense due to the intimacy of the scenes, for instance, in Love Rosie.
  5. 5. My trailer develops the convention of coming of age film trailers as it features a mix of emotions. This gives the audience a sample of what is to come in the film and they therefore become emotionally invested in it. A film trailer that did this to the furthest extent was The Way Way Back, not showing the trailer in a chronological order but contrasting the moods that are typical of films that orientate around adolescence. Likewise to my trailer, it would show scenes of the main character having fun and laughing, followed by one of him clearly upset.
  6. 6. Moreover, my trailer adheres to the convention of death being a theme of the film. Similar to Charlie St. Cloud, someone close to the protagonist has passed away, determining the course of the film. However, my trailer defies the convention of the dead character featuring in it, as I wanted all attention to be on the relationship that is the primary focus of the film.
  7. 7. In addition, my trailer conventionally uses the location of school for a portion of its scenes. This is to make it clear to the audience that this is a coming of age film that is about teenagers and gives them an outline of the issues that the characters will face. Mean Girls is a prime example of this convention, the majority of the film, therefore trailer, being set in their high school. I did use other locations, however, so that the trailer would not appear boring and repetitive.
  8. 8. My trailer adheres to the convention of having a unique font for the title, as Paper Towns has done. I used a font that mimics handwriting as the title is inspired by the protagonist’s letter writing. The font is also bold so stands out well on the, also conventional, black background.