Sam Ruddock (1146), Yinka Olabode (1088), Abdul Sit (3584), Sherae Scotland-Hall (1155)- main task 2013/14

PRE PRODUCTION

 

Presentation Maintenance By Abdul Sit and Sherae Hall

Individual Pitches

Sam’s pitch Horror film involving a young drunk man coming back from a party by himself at night. an unseen monster follows him however the protagonist cannot see it. film ends with a long chase across the streets eventually arriving home. however he finds the monster is within the house……. film ends with scream.

Sherae’s PitchIt’s called I’M SORRY .A male is sleeping, the screen dissolves into a dream with special effects. It’s a flashback of the time his best friend got murdered. The two take a walk through the woods on their way home from a sports match, he leaves his friend there alone as he is running late. A few seconds later he hears a scream and runs back to find his friend , only to discover he is murdered. A voice whispers in his ear and the camera spins faster and faster. He wakes up in bed relieved , then removes his hands from out of his bed sheets to find blood all over them. Then the same  voice whispers into the camera “I’M SORRY”. Title sequence begins Mise-en-scene include:

  • Some type of ball or sporting equipment
  • Fake blood
  • A watch or mobile  phone

Camera shots:

  • A landscape shot of London
  • An establishing shot of the streets they are walking on at first
  • Various two shots during their conversation
  • Close ups of their faces when speaking
  • Wide shot when the scream is heard to show the distance between them
  • Close up of the body
  • Over the shoulder shot from behind main characters head overlooking body
  • Close up of both males faces
  • Establishing shot of the house
  • Wide shot of the boy sleeping in bed
  • Close up of his face while waking up
  • Wide shot as he removes his hands

Yinkas Pitch  A  group plan a heist on a safe located in the house. The go into the house to look for a safe but the owner of the house knows they are coming because one of the people involved in the heist notifies him. When they enter the house, the owner puts a gun to their head. The Group surrender and the owner of the house ties them up and interrogates them to find out who sent them.

Abdul’s Pitch 2 male friends are walking home together in the dark after a long day of playing football. They see a girl that they fancy and one of the boys go up to her to introduce himself and get her number, but the girl overheard them saying nasty perverted things about her. When the boy tries to talk to her she puts a curse on him but he doesn’t realise till he wakes up the next morning.

We have chosen to use Abdul’s pitch ideas for our final idea.

3.12.13 production meeting 1(Sam, Abdul, Yinka, Sherae all present):

we have decided on our chosen pitch in which we will combine Sherae and Abdul’s ideas into a 2 minute opening sequence.

we are in the process of completing our opening scene analysis where each person has to analyse three opening sequences each from a horror movie, therefore our group will have a total of 12 opening scenes that have been analysed. When we complete this we plan to start the questionnaire whereby we ask our target audience ,which will will decide soon, questions that could help us include things to attract the audience to our film.

Sam – The Shining(1980), Jaws(1975), Sinister(2013)

The Shining (1980) analysis:

  • Mise En Scene

 How it is made clear where the film is set?

The film is clearly set in a rural retreat away from any urban towns or cities which can be assumed by the lonely road with the lack of other cars or pedestrians. Also the mountain the solitary car is traveling up helps establish the location. We can only assume through the films opening sequence that the film is set in a contemporary setting. The only signifier is the yellow Volkswagen beetle on its way to its destination.No main characters appear in the opening sequence so we cannot develop any ideas on characters just yet.The genre of the film is established by setting the location as a discreet, long road which lacks human appearance. This establishes the genre as loneliness is used to set fear for the audience.The general mood is designed to be eerie as the movie is designed to establish a negative feeling for the viewers throughout the rest of the movie. The empty roads devoid of other citizens suggest loneliness which is used to prey on the fear of being alone.  

  • Sound

No dialogue is present in the film opening and instead uses non-diegetic sound to create a tense atmosphere.There is a large use of non diegetic sound used to portray negative feelings on the location the car is heading towards. As the car reaches the hotel the music helps portray the hotel as a source of hostility.The non-diegetic music helps us to discover the films genre as the dark and emotive tone of the music connotes negativity and evil which are clear ideas presented in the horror genre. Sound of the non-diegetic kind is used to instantly establish the dark mood of the film. The use of the sound creates a sense of tension and fear to establish how the mood of the rest of the film should be seen.

  • Camera Shots

=The key location of the hotel is introduced by the use of the establishing shot which instantly displays the key location in which the remainder of the film takes place. The establishing shot is also used to show the building looking scary which instantly sets the genre for the audience.No key characters are introduced in the opening scene of the shining. =No key characters relationships are established through the use of camera angles.Ideas are instantly established with the use of the establishing shots showing the empty, long, lonely roads showing the horror element theme of loneliness.The films narrative is established through the use of camera angles of establishing shots, in the style of aerial shots, of lonely roads to represent loneliness and being apart from greater society. The film also uses an establishing shot of the front of the hotel to represent the location with negativity.    

Jaws (1975) analysis:  SOUND The “Jaws” opening scene is also the most prominent example of non-diagetic sound in a movie that is used to build tension. Although the shark never visually appears on screen in this scene the non-diagetic music present symbolises the approaching danger and helps stimulate the response of fear of the unknown in the audience. This is an effect I’d like to portray in my own film opening. Both diagetic-sound and dialogue are also used to great effect in this sequence as we hear the young girl and man loudly shouting in a humorous way to one another, which soon changes to horrifying screams as the young girl is attacked by the shark. This shows the swift transition from peaceful innocence to horror and mayhem due to the effects of the shark. Diagetic sound is also used in which we can hear splashing as the girl is attacked which helps again to establish the shark as a force to be reckoned with despite the fact we still cannot see it.

Camera shots The horror is also extended to camera work as a very well devised close up of the girl in the water is used to show her being attacked. The close up is used to further establish the horror within the scene and further help show the emotional fear. A P.O.V. shot is also used shown from the actual sharks perspective, which focuses on the girl swimming, and again helps build tension in the scene as the audience, once again, fears the unknown.

Sinister (2013) analysis:

  • Mise En Scene

The film is set in the later 20th century era judging by the clothes the actors are wearing. The film is set in a garden or park area judging by the background trees and plants. While there are not many signifiers of the time period of the film, it is made clear by the camera used which suggests it is an old style home movie. Most likely set during the 20th century.We aren’t given much information regarding the main characters however the family being hanged from the tree can be considered as key characters as they give us the point of horror in the genre.The genre of the film is established through the hanging of the victims which instantly establishes the film as a horror genre. The victims being executed are a clear signifier of the genre as they show scenes of death and torture which is a link with the horror genre.The general mood of the film is instantly established as sad and solemn with a sense of horror involved. This is made clear by the dark lighting used which gives a sense of evil set in the film. The opening sequence most obvious example is the family being executed by hanging which instantly sets the mood as dark and solemn. The Scene uses a wide shot for the whole scene to clearly encompass all characters. This helps the audience to recognize the horror present within the actual clip and instantly set the tone for the film. Mise-en-Scene is used well, in which each character has a bag placed upon their head and a noose tied around their neck. This is used to instantly establish the horror genre of the movie. Post-production editing is also well used in this scene as we can clearly see the opening scene is designed to be seen as a home movie from past decades due to the filter placed over the camera. The opening sequence is also cleverly designed to feature no music despite the non-diagetic music of an old-fashioned camera filming. This is used to set the tone of the film and illustrate the reference to the time period.

Sound the sound of the shining uses dark and menacing sounds to create a sense of terror and wonder whilst the family are hanged. the film uses only non-dietetic sound and absolutely no dialogue as the scene relies on the terror of the images itself. The non dietetic sound of the camera rolling also creates tension and helps show the era the scene is set in. we can also hear the dietetic distorted sound of the tree branch snapping and hitting the ground which helps with the realism of the scene. The actual non dietetic sounds of the film helps us to set the mood of the film as it establishes the dark and evil undertones that are in association with the horror genre.

Sherae – The Ring(2002), Jessica’s Room and Halloween (1978)

The ring

Mise-en-scene

The setting of the film is clear because of the props used in the scene. The props included furniture, which revealed that the setting was in a house. It included many props such as a bed, curtains, sofas, pictures, a fridge, carpets, a television and much more. Also, within the kitchen many appliances that are usually used within a kitchen, was seen.

The time period was clear due to the characters costumes. They both wore school uniforms that instantly revealed that the time was set in the modern time period (21st century). This was evident because their skirts are at a short length, which wasn’t the fashion in the past, also their hair was straightened and the blond girl seemed to have highlighted streak. This is a modern fashion.The characters movement and costumes told the audience a lot about them. They wore white shirts with black skirts and blazers, this suggested that the characters were young and went to school. Also we only saw the same two characters throughout the scene and no new characters were introduced. This revealed who the main characters were. Although other names were mentioned which could give an indication to characters that may be shown later. The brunette seemed to be quite mischievous and she began to tell a horror story to scare her friend. Females with dark hair usually are presented in the media as rebellious, her hair being a jet black colour suggests she’s evil or troublesome as the colour black symbolises death and mystery. (Witches wear black). Also her trying to frighten her friend again with the telephone indicates that she is the bad one out of the two. The blonde girl seems to be innocent, her blonde hair gives the impression she is sweet, simple and gullible. Her movement when the brunette is telling her a scary story suggests she’s easily fooled as she begins to look uncomfortable.

There were many uses of mise-en-scene that helped establish the genre

Lighting- It was very dim therefore created a creepy atmosphere, this is commonly seen in many horror films.

Costume- The schoolgirl uniform makes the characters look innocent. Young people are often seen as more vulnerable than others especially females, therefore it adds to the tension of the horror as it makes the audience feel helpless and scared.

Props- The TV turning off by itself establishes it’s a horror because the idea of it is to scare the audience as well as the character. It causes the audience to question who or what did it.

Actor’s movement- The blonde girl would move very tedious and cautious which showed her fear and built up suspense. This is a key theme in horror films. The blonde girl was laying across the bed which indicated that she wascomfortable, this suggested that the bedroom belonged to her and she lives in the house.

The mood was created by the lighting, which was dark and made the audience feel off edge. This also gave a very gloomy atmosphere especially as the house the scene is set in is large and empty, other than the two main characters. The characters movements made the mood change. The brunette girl would make slow movements when telling the story and picking up the phone, this created suspense and when the blonde girl began to choke herself, it built up the tension, as the audience didn’t expect it.

Sound

 

Dialogue by the two main characters tells a lot about themselves. Their dialect reveals their accents which indicate where the characters are from. The accent is an American one however isn’t strong and harsh suggesting they are from a high class family and are very well educated. The brunette girl tells a scary story which creates the theme of horror as the audience expects the film to relate back to the story she is telling. The brunette girl continues to carry on this theme in her dialogue when acting as if the person calling them is somebody scary and could potentially harm them.

Throughout the scene, a lot of diajectic sound is used. This creates suspense because it makes the audience feel more engaged into what is happening therefore they are more likely to react when something changes or happens. For example when the blonde haired girl is walking around her kitchen, it is silent. At this moment the mood is very mysterious and tense. Then suddenly, there is a sound from the TV turning on. This synchronous sound draws attention to the prop and establishes the idea that the TV may be a key prop throughout the film especially as a TV was mentioned in the scary story told previously by the brunette girl. The irony gives the impression that the scary story may be true and that the blonde girl is in danger. Then when she pulls the plug out , goes to the kitchen and shuts the fridge door, there is an airy echoing sound which could most probably be non-diajectic. The sound suggested that there was something supernatural in the house and it was used to almost lure her into going upstairs.

The sound at the end of the scene when the blonde girl opens the door and the TV begins to screech with a very high tone is a non-diajectic sound effect that causes the audience to jump. After her faint footsteps, once again the silence is broken sharply and this makes the horror more intense. It builds up expectation for the rest of the film as the sound is so harsh and effective.

Camera shots

 

The establishing shot in the beginning was used to introduce the main setting of the whole opening scene. It was shown for a long period of time to make the audience know that the next action will take place within that house. Also it revealed the time of the scene as the surrounding were very dark which showed that it was set at night.

The key characters were introduced using a wide shot in the bedroom part of the scene. It revealed the two main characters in the bedroom, it showed that it was the blonde girls bedroom as you could see she was comfortable laying across the bed whereas in contrast, the dark haired girl was sitting on the floor against the bed.

Two shots were used to show the relationship between the two female characters. They were positioned close to each other on the bed showing that they are confortable with each other and suggest they are close friends. Another wide shot was used when the blonde girl was pretending to be possessed and laying across her friends lap. This showed how close they are and how they have a friendship where they are comfortable to be act silly in front of each other.

Development of the Horror genre
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Halloween

Abdul – Saw 1 (2004), The Conjuring(2013), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

SAW 1 (2004)

MISE-EN-SCENE:

The film starts off in a very dark room with a man drowning in a bathtub, then the lights come on and we are shown that the room appears to be an old broken bathroom. The film seems to be set in a modern time period, I get this impression because of the way the characters are dressed. One is in a blue shirt and the other in a striped shirt, these are clothes that are worn casually in the 21st century. We can see that both of the characters are protagonists because they are both in the same situation, they are kidnapped and handcuffed with no way of escaping. The mood created is very spooky and leaves the audience wanting to know how the characters got in the situation they are in.

CAMERA WORK:

The scene seems to be set in an old, broken down bathroom. We can see this by the long camera shots off the room and also mid shots off the bath and toilet. There is a close up of the character drowning in the bath and also other close-ups of him during the scene, indicating that he is a key character. There are also mid shots of the character in blue, which show us that he is also an important person but not as important as the first man. There is a close-up of a man dead on the floor surrounded in a pool of blood, showing us that death is an obvious theme in the film. This also makes the genre of the film clear, as it is a horror.

SOUND:

The film starts off with diegetic sounds of the bath water bubbling and the man choking on the water as he is drowning. We then start to hear non-diegetic music in the background creating suspense to the scene and this goes on for a while over the dialogue of the characters. One of the characters is screaming ‘help’ which automatically shows us that he is not in control of the situation that he is in, which proves to us that it is a horror movie. The sound of the lights switching on is used to shock the audience and scare them because they don’t know that it is coming. There are also very loud disturbing sound effects in the background when the camera shows us the dead man on the floor. The protagonist also screams showing us that he is scared and wants to be free, screaming a common convention in horror movies. The sound in this seen is very important as it sets the mood of the film to be spooky with a lot of suspicion.

The Conjuring(2013)

MISE-EN-SCENE:

The opening scene of the Conjuring is set in an apartment in which a seven-year-old girl had previously died. The main characters seem to be the 2 female protagonists that are speaking in the scene, I know this because of the amount of dialogue they have and the amount the camera focuses on them. The film seems to be set in a modern time period, I get this impression by the way that the female character is dressed. She is wearing a fashionable patterned top, which is seen to be worn quite often in the 21st century. The genre of the film is clearly a horror; I know this because of the general mood of the film, which is very dark and mysterious. There is a lot of darkness in the scene that reinforces horror and danger that makes the genre obvious.

CAMERA WORK:

The film starts off with an extreme close up shot of the dolls eye, which reinforces the importance of it, this straight away gives a very spooky atmosphere, indicating that it is a horror movie and makes the audience scared. There is also a wide shot introducing the 3 characters whilst sitting down, which shows us that they play an important part to the film. There is also a close up of the doll ‘Annabelle’ again which shows us that the doll is significant to the film. The most common camera shots used in the opening scene are close ups and extreme close ups. These are used to show us how important the characters are to the film and to make sure the audience remember the characters right from the start.

SOUND:

The scene starts off with dialogue by the main characters, which tells us a little bit about what the film is going to be about. There is non-diegetic music playing in the background, which alarms the audience that something is bound to happen and also to create a feel of tension, this clearly indicates that it is a movie in the horror genre. There are also diegetic sounds used such as the door creaking, the bin being slammed closed and the bedroom door being banged on. These are all sounds that appeal to the horror genre because of the element of suspense.

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

MISE-EN-SCENE:

The lighting of the film is set to be very bright to make sure the audience knows everything that is going on. Especially in the scene where the protagonist is dressed in a white nightdress with a bright light as a background, this also makes it clear that she is dreaming. The time period of the film is clearly very old; this is made clear because of the fact that the antagonist is making the weapons with his hand rather than a machine making it for him. It is clear that the movie is in the horror genre because of the villain making the props, which are weapons. E.g. the gloves with dangerous sharp claws. The general mood set is very spooky and mysterious because there is a lot of movement of the character and also the antagonist chasing the innocent looking girl. The protagonist grabs hold onto a small cross at the end of the opening sequence, which represent religion as a prop of saving her.

CAMERA WORK:

There is a close-up shot of the antagonist’s hand making weapons that are clearly intended to be used against the protagonist, which are conventions of a horror genre movie. There is no direct shot of the villains face, leaving it a mystery to the audience to create an element of surprise. There is also a long shot of the female character running towards the camera in what appears to be in the corridor of an abandoned warehouse. This shot is used to show the audience the location of the scene. There are several close-ups of the protagonist, indicating that she is a main character.

SOUND:

The film starts off with diegetic sounds of the antagonist making weapons creating a clashing sound. We then start to hear spooky non-diegetic music playing in the background, which creates the mood and makes the audience paranoid because of the fact that they don’t know what is going to happen next. There are diegetic sounds of the female character screaming which is a general convention of a horror movie. There is also dialogue of the protagonist’s mother speaking to her asking if she is ok which is ironic because we as an audience know she isn’t ok and she’s in danger.

Yinka – The Last Exorcism (2007), Saw 2(2005),

Saw 2 Mise en scene Judging by only the opening sequence of saw 2, the setting of the scene is unclear. We can only assume by what we see in the establishing shots at the very start of the clip that it is in some sort of cellar. We can assume it is set in a cellar because of the use of artificial lighting on the walls. There is not one source of natural lighting. The film has a quite modern time period. There are a number of objects in the clip has drawn me to think this. The light source for example, we see two types of light bulbs. The first one we see is the conventional type, which is quite modern. The other types we see are on the walls around the cellar. This type of bulb is more modern than the conventional ones. Also, there is a T.V and an x-ray was taken and shown on the T.V, which is modern technology. We see two people in the opening sequence. The first person we see is the man with the trap on his head. This mad dies by the end of the opening sequence so I think it is safe to say he is not a main character. The second person we see is not even a person, we see a toy on the T.V. He might be a main character as he is the one that has killed the first person we saw. Aspects of the opening sequence such as the gloomy lighting, the facial expressions of fear, the panicky dialogue of the actor and the props used like the head trap on the actor establish the genre of the clip which is horror and also establishes over all mood of panic/tension in the opening scene.

Camera shots

The first type of camera shot we see in the opening scene of saw 2 is the point of view shot. This shot is used as an establishing shot. It lets us know that the person whose eyes we are looking through is just as confused as the audience is. There is only one location used in this opening sequence. The first character we see in introduced to the audience when he looks in the mirror. Because this is a point of view shot we only see his face. The second character is also introduced to the audience by a point of view shot. However it is the point of view of the same person as before. The audience is watching the small T.V through the eyes of the man with the trap on his head. The two characters seen in the opening scene of saw 2 are not seen in the same camera shot. They are not even seen in the same room. This tells the audience that they do not have a personal relationship as we come to learn by the end of the opening scene. The only time they are see in the same room as each other is when the ‘doll’ was doing an operation on the other man and was playing it back to him. As he starts to panic, there is a number of camera angles used, from the close up of his eye when he tries to take it out with the scalpel to close up of the clock/timer counting down to emphasis the panic he is feeling to a wide shot used as he throws the scalpel away in frustration showing he has given up.

Sound In the opening sequence of the film Saw 2

the dialogue coming from the character in the cellar is mainly screams, which gives us an idea about the genre of the film. Apart from the occasional swearing and cry for help, this character has no lines. There are no natural sounds heard in this clip, which gives us the idea that the location is far nature. As the man in the cellar triggers the clock to countdown, the sound of the clock ticking is constant no matter what camera shot is used. The ambient sounds heard are of voice, some of the voices heard are screaming, another is a voice that doesn’t sound like is coming from a human, more of a demon. The sound established the general mood of the film with the use of the ambient sound and they type of ambient sound used. The fact the man in the cellar had not lines apart from the occasional screaming. The second character of the T.Vs voice has been modulated. All of this makes the general mood of the film terrifying. editing The only type of edit used to switch from clip to clip is the simplest of edits, the cut. The speed of the clips switches increases as the tension in the scene increases which adds to the sense of panic and tension.  There are no transitions being used in the scene. No types of particular editing have been placed on the character seen on the TV. However a whole range of editing revolves around the man in the cellar. There are no cuts when we see the location of the scene; this is because we see in in a point of view shot so the audience is exploring the room with the character in the cellar.

The last exorcism 2 Mise en scene It is made clear where the film is set by the use of the establishing shot at the very beginning of the opening scene. The time period is made clear to the audience by the types of props seen in the scene for example the house it self looks modern. The design of the kitchen is modern along with every other room seen in the clip, which makes it safe to assume so. The main characters are made clear to the audience from the get go of the dialogue. The first lines of each character include the other characters name. The natural lighting used in the film is very gloomy which adds to the over all feel of the film. Indoors and outdoors the scene looks dull and gloomy. The audience can guess the genre of the film by the end of the opining sequence as there is quite a bit giving it away. For example the amount of times a character gets scared.

Camera shots An establishing shot is used to introduce the key location oh the house. Master shots are used to introduce the kitchen. The characters are introduced to the audience with the use of a close up from the left side of the double bed. We see a woman who we later learn is named will. As she leaves the shot we are introduced to the other character who we later on learn is named Gerard. It is clear there is a personal relationship with the two characters because they are in the same shot quite a lot in the opening sequence. The narrative of the film becomes clear in the opening sequence by leaving the audience thinking, “who is the girl”, “how did she get there” and “why is she tormenting them”.

Sound In the opening sequence of the movie the last exorcism, sound is used to create ideas about the films key characters by the dialogue of the characters. The first couple lines of the film contain the name of both characters, which has me believe they are important to the film or they are the films key characters. The non diegetic hollows heard and the non diegetic piano playing mostly diminished notes/ chords create the idea that the film is a horror film. There are hardly any sounds used to create ideas about the key location apart from the diegetic sound of a cooking pot lid being dropped to let the characters know the demon is in the kitchen. Overall the sound heard in this film gives the film a frightening feel to it. Editing The editing pace of the film has been slow and constant. The opening scene of this film only includes simple cuts. There are no wipes dissolves, fades in or fades out. There is a match on action edit cut used when the male “Gerard” opens the door. Over all I do not think he editing of this opening scene made me feel a particular way about any particular character, location or scene.

10.12.13 production meeting 1(Sam, Abdul, Yinka, Sherae all present):

Today we had a brief meeting to decide what actions and roles each person in the group will do by the end of the lesson. We also had to discuss when we will complete the focus group questions and audience research.

Yinka chose to do the focus group and sam is doing the audience research

Sherae completed the questionnaire and  printed handouts, each person in the group will ask 5 people each the questions and collect the data using a tally method.

We decided that the target audience will be age 15+ as it will not narrow our results due to asking a specific age group, but we also want our film to be shown to a suitable audience.

QUESTIONNAIRE

Graphs contributed by Sherae Hall Summuries contributed by Yinka

  1. Do you enjoy horror movies

 

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Out of the twenty people we have asked, more than half replied to this question with “yes a lot”. “Most times” and “not very much” got four votes each and “defiantly not “got no votes. The results of this question has just confirmed our choice in genre of the film as the majority of our audience likes horror movies.

2. What type of horror films do you prefer?

 

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Religious type of horror films is the most popular according to our questionnaire. Religious got seven votes followed closely by mentally ill which was one vote below. Four people voted for bloody and three voted for vampire. This has an affect on the type of horror film we are going to make. Because religious was the most popular option, we might consider switching from mentally ill to religious.

 

  1. On a scale of 1-10 how scary do you prefer horror films

 

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None of the people we asked voted for 1-3, 14% of the people we asked voted for 4-6 and the other 86% was split between 7-9 and 10. The result of this question affects all aspects of our film, from the mise-en-scene to the editing. We will need to pin point what makes a horror movie scary when it comes to the mise-en-scene, sound editing and camera shots and include it our opening sequence. For example, the sounds could we input to heighten the sense of fear of the viewer. Or will the use of fake blood be a bit too much for the people that did not pick 10 as their preference.

 

4.what place would you feel the most scared?

 

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According to the questionnaire, people would feel the most scared at a graveyard as this got 8 votes. An empty park would be more scary than a creepy house as empty park got two more votes than creepy house. Lastly and empty school would be the least scary as it only got one vote while cellar got two. The location of our opening scene was initially a graveyard so this question has just confirmed our location decision.

  1. what scares you the most?

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Serial killers/ Murderers got the most votes as 36% of the people we asked picked it. Ghosts has 23% of the people we asked scared the most, followed by knives, Guns and other weapons with 18%.  The dark and Vampires/fantasy characters scare our characters the least as they the remaining 27% but the dark is twice as scary as vampires/fantasy characters. As serial killers/murderers got the most votes, and we have not included any serial killers/murderers in our opening scene, this is something we might have to consider changing or if there is a way we can incorporate in our narrative.

 

  1. Who do you spend most of your time with?

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As the ‘friends ‘is the more popular option, we have come to the conclusion that it would appeal to our audience more if the character in our opening sequence is with friends. Also this question has eliminated the need to make our opening sequence a family friendly horror movie which would restrict the use of props such as knives, blood etc..

 

  1. Where do you usually go with them?

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This question is acting as a part b to the previous question.

  1. What is your favorite sport/leisure activity

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The introduction of our opening sequence includes two males walking home from a sport/leisure activity. This question was chosen to help our group decide what particular sport the two males will be walking home from to make it more relatable to our audience. As football got the most votes this will most likely be the activity. This will effect the person in charge of mise-en-scene in our group as the person will have to handle the props that reflect this e.g football, football boots ect.

  1. how often do you visit the cinema in a year?

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This question was asked to get a general idea about our target audience. As 8 people voted for ten or more times a year which is almost half the people we asked, our group can now add this into our narrative if needed.

Cinema Audience 

Contributed by Sam

The cinema audience research was collected from the Pearl & Dean website:

What types of films have been the most popular over the past three years?

I found the most popular over the past three years have been superhero films (The Avengers, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises), family films (Monsters:University, Ice Age:Continental Drift) and fantasy films (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Twilight: Breaking Dawn).

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What age group has made the most visits to the cinema?

The age group which most often visited the cinema was that of the 35+ age group at 67% followed by 15-24 at 17% and lastly 25-34 at 16%.

Whether cinema is more popular among males or females?

The cinema, according to the Pearl & Dean website is also more popular among females as 51% attend cinemas in comparison to the 49% of males taking attendance in cinemas.

What class background a cinema audience is most likely to belong to?

The class background of cinema go-ers tends to be from the class group ABC1 at 55% while C2DE at 44% which suggest that more educated middle class members are more likely to visit the cinema. This is most likely due to the point of increasing cinema ticket prices and the current genre of films being shown currently.

Results of the focus group survey

Does the clip set up the narrative of the rest of the movie? The higher majority of the focus group volunteers felt that the opening scene clearly set up the narrative of the rest of the film as it established the main antagonist Jigsaw and we see the actions the antagonist takes including forcing a man to cut out his eye in order to save his life. This sets up the film as similar scenarios take place.  

Does the clip clearly indicate the genre of which the film is going to be? Many focus group volunteers felt that the scene clearly indicated the genre of the film as there was a strong sense of fear created by the antagonist and the use of dark lighting and fantasy horror situations made the genre clear.

What genre do you think this this and why? This question got the most alike answer, which was horror.  The reason our audience guessed the genre was horror was because of the dark room, the screaming and the types of props used. E.g. the scalpel the and the head trap.

Does the sound heard in the clip have an affect on how you feel? Most of the audience thought the music had an affect on how scared they got. “The music gradually became louder as the scene got more a more intense” said on of our audience members. A few of our audience members did not think the music played a part in making them scared because they was not scared. Also the screaming heard played a part in how the majority of the audience felt.

What do you think about the acting and costume? When we asked the audience this question, 8 out of 10 people said they thought the acting was effective and very “realistic”, especially when the man was trying to cut through his eye.  They thought his heavily breathing and sharp movements was good. Also his costume was said to be a good choice as having the man have naked makes the situation look worse.

What was the scariest aspect of the clip? The scariest aspect of this opening sequence to the majority of our audience was the final seconds of the timer countdown. The amount of cuts in the edit gradually get faster and faster and the non-diegetic sound gets louder and also faster to heighten the sense of panic. However part of our audience said the video tape he was shown of him being operated on was the scariest. 

Does the clip introduce the main characters? The audience have identified 2 main characters, the man that had the key in his eye and the mysterious mask

Does this clip show any key props?  The key prop identified by the audience was the key, which laid behind the main characters eye

Summary

Contributed by Sherae Hall

Overall, from the gathered data from the questionnaire, the cinema research and focus group survey we will adapt our original pitch to make it appeal and relate more effectively to the audience. The final narrative is: Two young males aged 18-20 who are friends are walking home from a football match. As it’s getting dark , they decide to take a short cut through the graveyard where they see a young lady leaving. One of the boys fancy her and they both joke around saying crude comments. The girl overhears them , stops and waits for them to catch her up. One of the boys taps her shoulder and suddenly when she sharply turns around. Strikes as him. In the scene, to make it more relatable, the two main characters in the beginning are friends and returning from a football match. They’ll be walking through a graveyard instead of a park as most people found that more frightening.  The friends will be both going to the same house as most people said they like to visit friends at their house or vise versa. The majority of the people we questioned found that ghosts and murders were the most scariest, therefore we’ll give the impression that the girl is somewhat paranormal and has the intention to murder the main character. Sound that can be used in the opening sequence to relate to the audience could be incorporated into the bedroom scene, the boys could briefly be playing hip hop music on their phones while they’re walking home. To conclude, as many people who enjoy horror films prefer it to be extrememly scary, we will try our best to use mise-en-scene, camera shots, editing and sound to do so. Contributed by Sherae Hall    

08.01.14 production meeting 3 (Sam, Sherae, Abdul and Yinka present.)

Our group looked at and assigned our job roles and did a progress review: job roles

  • Yinka will be camera man
  • Sherae will be editing
  • Sam will be doing the sound
  • Abdul will be doing the mise-en-scene

Sherae – The role of editor

I will have carry out the following task:

  • Log and transfer the film footage.
  • Produce a paper edit
  • Make decisions about the titling that will be used.
  • Use Final Cut to edit the film footage following the edit decision list.
  • Add the soundtrack to the film footage
  • Use Motion to produce titling for the film.
  • Post explanations of the edit process on the group’s Blog page.
  • Post the final edit on the group’s Blog page.

Titling sequence plan

I want the titling sequence to begin by fading in and blinking using animation. The credits will appear following a scratching effect that scratches across the screen and reveals the text. Sound affects will accompany this.  The size wills medium sized around 25 and in the cracked font.  The colour scheme of the text will be dark and bloody; dark reds, browns and crimson. The text will exist by dripping away using the animation tools. Also i will insert different images of the previous scenes, having them flash up between the text. Similar to in The Ring where various images related to the film and its theme appears throughout the titling sequence I want the paste to slow down by the end of the sequence to then the title will also fade in and plink like a light bulb. It will be in a large size 50+ and the font style called cracked.  It will be in a dark red with a darker shade around the outline. This will set the theme of horror. The title will fade out with a dripping animation, which will make the text look bloody.

Once attempting to have practise using the software Motion 4 , i soon realised that I was unable to creat some of the ideas i wanted due to time limitation and the limited available tools on the software.

However, I was able to think about another plan.

I want the the background to be black. The titles will appear using a blinking effect that will fade in , the font will be in red to similise the blood from the protagonists ear. To emphaise the blinking I will add an orange outline glow and  the font  of the names will be in a suitable size of  around 16 while the title “The Wrong Path” will appear in a much larger font to distinguish between the name and title of the film. It will be size 50+.

After practising on Motion 4 and Final Cut, I also created a decision list to help make the process of production easier . It includes which clips I’ll be including, when and the length of the clip.

 

Edit Decision Plan

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Sam-  the sound person.

Sam- the sound person.

 For my job role I will complete the following tasks:

    • Make decisions about all of the sounds that will be used in the opening sequence.
    • Produce the script.
    • Present the script to their group for feedback.
    • Record all of the sound effects to be used in the opening sequence.
    • Create the music track using Garage Band for the opening sequence.
    • Load the sound planning paperwork onto the group’s Blog page.
    • Record all of the sound during the group’s production shoot.
    • Produce an explanation of the sound production progress during the shoot.

    Make decisions about all of the sounds that will be used in the opening sequence.

Diegetic sound Non-Diegetic sound Dialogue
1) Loud cars driving past the boys walking down the road. 1) Title screen involving short, eerie music. 1) Dialogue of male actors discussing the antics of their latest football match.
1) Boy bouncing the ball down the street as they walk together. 1) Quiet beat full movie whilst boys talk to each other. 2) Boys attempting to flirt with girl.
3+4) Off-screen speech

  • Whisper
  • shout
2) Slight rattling or lightning sound to show girl is angry. 2) Boys disrespect girlCurse words etc.
    2) Girl literally tells boys she is going to curse them.
    4) Boy screams when he realises he is cursed/ tied up.
    Two boys dialogue very slang filled. To represent the are in which they live in.

*Work given to group and the following feedback was presented:  Suggestion 1:  A continuous heartbeat sound which is placed between the scenes continuously throughout the film which speeds up during the more intense scenes. Suggestion 2: Complete a scratching sound for the effect of the title portions.

  • Produce the script.

Script

Scene 1 The two boys dressed in their tracksuits walk home from their previous football match. Peter: (Dribbling a football as he talks) That match was shit. I can’t believe we lost that bad Abdul: Yeah I know we flopped. Yinka just ain’t cutting it in goal. It was like 2-0 in the first ten minutes. He needs to fix up. Peter: You know what the next time I see him I’m going to tell him to get better or quit. We can’t afford to take another loss. Abdul: (unimpressed) Shut up man you ain’t gonna tell him nothing you’re a wuss. Peter: (Slightly irritated) Shut up Abdul! Brief silence… Peter: Yo what’s the time? Abdul: (Searches in pocket for phone, retrieves phone, looks at time) Its 6 o ‘ clock bro! My mums gonna kill me- I swear I said I’d be home by 5:30. Peter: (Laughing) Fine. Let’s just cut through the graveyard up the road here. Abdul: Alright, good call. Boys turn and walk through graveyard. Scene 2 Boys see Sherae looking at gravestone. Peter: Yo! Check out that girl there man! Abdul: Aw she’s buff! Peter: Let me go chat to her bro. Abdul: Oh my day’s man I’m late already. You take forever to draw her! Peter: What!?! Shut up I bet she’s easy you know! Abdul: Bet you still can’t get her though. Peter: Oh what you think you can do better? Tel you what yeah? Ill leave this one to you yeah? Ima head home you text me what happens sight? (Peter starts to walk away.) Abdul: Ill prove it to you yeah! (Peter gives a slight wave) Abdul adjusts hair and runs after Sherae. Abdul: Hey you wait up! Abdul hears a slight whisperI wouldn’t follow me If I were you. Abdul: What I didn’t hear you. Turn around a second. Sherae: (spinning around) I SAID DON’T FOLLOW ME! Abdul gets blown back onto the ground and is left unconscious. Scene 3 Sherae watches from the trees while Abdul finally wakes up. The scene continues to follow Abdul stumbling down the road while Sherae follows him and eventually abducts him. Scene 4 Abdul wakes up tied to chair gasping for air and shocked by his surroundings. Abdul notices Sherae standing in the corner. She steps forward and places a weapon to his head. Abdul screams.

  • Present the script to their group for feedback.
  • Record all of the sound effects to be used in the opening sequence.
  • Create the music track using Garage Band for the opening sequence.
  • Load the sound planning paperwork onto the group’s Blog page.
  • Record all of the sound during the group’s production shoot.
  • Produce an explanation of the sound production progress during the shoot.
  • Abdul will be mise-en-scene person

Abdul Sit – My role is the mise-en-scene role

My job is to carry out the following tasks:

  • Decide on all of the mise-en-scene aspects to be used in the opening sequence – this will include: costume, props, location, lighting, actors, actors movement, actors make-
  • Present the mise-en-scene plans to their group for feedback.
  • Produce the shooting script.
  • Post the mise-en-scene paperwork on the group’s Blog page.
  • Arrange and book the actors needed for the shoot.
  • Decide what equipment is needed for the shoot and ensure that it is booked for when it is needed.
  • Ensure that all mise-en-scene material to be used in the opening sequence film shoot is present for the shoot.
  • Produce an explanation of the mise-en-scene process during the shoot.

Mise-en-scene plan 

 

Back road scene (1)

 

Boy 1 – Abdul 18-years-old, 6ft tall, Caucasian boy with long hair. Dressed in a grey tracksuit with grey trainers on, wearing a big grey coat on with fur hood. Is also is dribbling a football on the floor as he walks Speaks in North London Street slang

Boy 2 – Peter 19 years old, black male, 5”10 inches tall, short dreadlocks Dressed in a tracksuit, with a black coat, wearing grandad cap Very hyper boy, talks in North London Street slang and is very ghetto

Graveyard scene (2)

Boy 1 – Abdul 18-years-old, 6ft tall, Caucasian boy with long hair. Dressed in a grey tracksuit with grey trainers on, also wearing a big grey coat on with fur hood. Also wearing a backpack and has a ball on him as a prop. Quiet and humble. Speaks in typical North London street slang

Boy 2 – Peter 19 years old, 5”10 inches, short dreadlocks Dressed in a tracksuit, with a black coat, wearing grandad cap Very hyper boy, talks in North London Street slang and is very ghetto.

Girl 1 – Sherae 18-year-old short black girl, 5”3 inches tall Attractive girl with her hair tied up Dressed in blue tight jeans with a black leather jacket and a white scarf on as an accessory

2nd back road (3)

 

Boy 1 – Abdul Dressed in grey tracksuit with grey trainers on, also wearing a big grey coat on with fur hood , walking alone with football in his hand, walking slowly.

Girl 1 – Sherae 18-year-old short black girl, 5”3 inches tall Dressed in tight dark blue jeans with a black leather jacket and a white scarf on as an accessory

Room scene (4)

 

Boy 1 – Abdul wearing a black t-shirt (in which he was wearing under his coat in previous scene)

Girl 1 – Sherae dressed in tight dark blue jeans and black leather jacket and black boots

Yinka – camera person

As cameraperson I will have carry out the following task:

  • Make decisions about all of the camera shots that will be used in the opening sequence.
  • Produce all of the storyboards.
  • Present the storyboards to their group.
  • Produce an evaluated anamatic based on the storyboard.
  • Load the storyboards onto the group’s Blog page.
  • Operate the camera for the group’s production shoot.

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24.01.2014 -Production meeting 4 (Sam, Sherae, Yinka and Abdul all present)

During our production meeting we discussed our individual roles in regard to the scenes of the film. we have decided to revamp our overall plot including the ending of the film. we have decided to divide the scenes into separate portions with two new scenes involving boy 1 who will now be stalked by girl 1 and snatched off of the camera. the scene after that will involve the boys tied together on a chair. we also met to discuss our individual roles while giving feedback to eachother on the evidence we have provided. progress review we also looked at the feedback our teacher gave us on our planning production and have taken into account the constructive criticism. We will work to complete our focussed group research in more detail. Sam has improved the signposting of the blog page and has also restricted the use of colour and increased the size of the font as instructed. Also we have acknowledged that we must adapt our previous productions meetings by adding our individual must complete and by what date. This will be done today. Sherae, Yinka and Abdul have to upload the opening sequence analysis, we have agreed this will be completed by Monday 13 January.

 

Abdul Sit – risk assessment forms 1-4:

1 risk 1

2 risk 2

3 risk 3

4 risk 4

Abdul Sit – shooting script

Shoot script

26.02.2014- production meeting 5 ( Sam, Sherae and Yinka all present)

 We as a group have finished our filming and are within the editing process of piecing together our film, creating a title sequence and creating additional non diegetic sound. whilst reviewing our work we have decided that we need to develop our production roles:

Yinka had decided he will complete his final cut edit by the end of next week. Sam has decided to create a new scary soundtrack for the title sequence by next week as through production analysis we have discovered we need to add additional horror elements. Sherae has decided to further develop her title sequence and have it combined with my newly developed soundtrack by the end of next week.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Sherae’s Construction

 

Below I’m going to show the development of my editing process.

First of all I had to upload all the footage from the camera onto the software – Final Cut. I did this by rewinding the footage on the camera so that the uploading begins from the start. To allow the footage to be uploaded I must go to “File” and press “Log and Capture”. This is the result of uploading all the footage. Once I uploaded all the footage, I created and used the edit decision list to help decide which individual shots are good to use and which should be deleted.

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Once all the footage was in the order intended, i used the tools to start the basic editing. The tool I used in the print screen below was the cutting tool which enables me to split a clip of footage into sections and from there I’m able to do various editing on smaller sections of footage. But firstly I used this tool to create jump shots that are short and snappy, this is a common shot used in Horror films as it increases the paste of the action which builds up suspense and tension.

It’s also a great way to emit any mistakes from the selected footage.

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Here is the edit of the film in which was shown for the first screening. It was screened to gather feedback for improvements from the public audience.

 

EVALUATION PLAN

Abdul’s Evaluation Plan

1)   In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. – Prezi

2)   How does your media product represent particular social groups? – Slide share presentation

3)   What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? – Video of me explaining/ images of the company

4)   Who would be the audience for your media product? – Prezi

5)   How did you attract/address your audience? – Slide share presentation with audio in the background

6)   What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? –  Recording of me speaking

7)   Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? – Video of me explaining

Sams evaluation plan

1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. (Slideshare presentation)

2) How does your media product represent particular social groups? (slideshare presentation)

3) What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? (Quicktime movie plus explanation)

4) Who would be the audience for yourmedia product? (Essay with images)

5) How did you attract/address your audience? (slideshare)

6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? (Prezi)

7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? (slideshare)

1)In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products.

 

 

2)How does your media product represent particular social groups?

3)What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

 explanation   0:18- Enter IMDB. 0:23- Search one of the three films I have chosen (in this case Sinister). 0:48- company credits>see more. 1:00- list of all distributors 1:03- selected Momentum Pictures. 1:11- list of all films distributed in last three years. (However only interested in the horror films from the last three years. Over the last three years they have distributed 15 films from the horror genre.) 1:22- selected V/H/S 1:38- view box office results

  • Opening weekend: $36,402
  • Grossed: $99,770

1:56- selected The Woman in Black 2:13- View box office results

  • $17,000,000 estimated budget
  • $54,322,273 grossed

2:34- re-select Sinister 2:53- view box office results

  • $3,000,000 estimated budget
  • $47,917,444 gross
  • $18,007,634

This evidence shows that Momentum Pictures would be the perfect company to distribute my film as they have had experience distributing films from the horror genre (15 in last three years) and have had moderate to excellent box office success.

4)Who would be the audience for your media product?

Evaluation question 4: Who would be the audience for my media product? As a group we decided to aim our media product at the demographic of 15-22 year olds. We chose this group as our horror genre had to be aimed at a niche audience for entertainment reasons but also had to be accessible for an appropriate age group. We assessed the relevant age group by looking on the BBFC website and examining the criteria for real life films in the market. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/15

What does the 15 symbol mean?

No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a ‘15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age. Are there any limits on what sort of theme a work can have at 15? No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds. What might I see in a 15 rated film or video? Any of the following: strong violence Frequent strong language (e.g. ‘f***’). portrayals of sexual activity strong verbal references to sex sexual nudity brief scenes of sexual violence or verbal references to sexual violence Discriminatory language or behavior Drug taking Therefore judging by the criteria we can see that our film fits the criteria of a 15 rated film. Also the two of my three films that I analysed were 15 rated films which were all rated by the BBFC. screengrab shining       screengrab sinister   Into further analysis I find that the best audience for my product would still be teenagers as our demographic was mainly teens and our films actors are all teenagers. Example: two boys                   I think our film would also be aimed at both a male and female audience because its main protagonists are male however I also feel that females would be a key demographic as the antagonist is female and is only evil to teach the protagonists a lesson. This goes against Propps character theory of damsel in distress and instead turns the innocent, young girl into the horror antagonist which breaks convention. sherae                   boys 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5)How did you attract/address your audience?

6)What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

http://prezi.com/zed_re-qnmv4/what-have-i-learnt-about-technologies-from-the-process-of-co/#

7)Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

   

Sherae’s Evaluation Plan

1)   In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. – Slideshare

2)   How does your media product represent particular social groups? – Prezi

3)   What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? – Voice note

4)   Who would be the audience for your media product? – Video of myself

5)   How did you attract/address your audience? – Slide share presentation with audio in the background

6)   What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? –  Recording of audio and Prezi

7)   Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? – Video myself and voicenotw

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

How does your media product represent particular social groups?

http://prezi.com/xkulcck1joy_/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?


Who would be the audience for your media product? 

How did you attract/address your audience?

What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?  



http://prezi.com/d0kr6m1sqmga/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share   http://prezi.com/d0kr6m1sqmga/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

 

                        Abdul’s Evaluation 

1)   In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products. – Prezi http://prezi.com/imnwlri-thlw/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

2)   How does your media product represent particular social groups? – Slide share presentation

3)   What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? – Video of me explaining/ images of the company 

4)   Who would be the audience for your media product? – Prezi  

http://prezi.com/rn4xxq97o15v/who-would-be-the-audience-for-your-media-product/

5)   How did you attract/address your audience? – Slide share presentation with audio in the background   <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/abdulsit1/media-evaluation-question-5-abdul-sit&#8221; title=”Media evaluation question 5 – Abdul Sit” target=”_blank”>Media evaluation question 5 – Abdul Sit</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/abdulsit1&#8243; target=”_blank”>abdulsit1</a></strong> </div>

6)   What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? –  Recording of me speaking

7)   Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? – Video of me explaining 

Abdul- evaluation question 5 

I had a showcase of our film with an audience of 28 people within my target audience and asked the following questions and gathered the following results: 1)Did you understand the story line? question 1 result

2) Did this feel like the beginning of the film? question 2 result

3) Did the titles help you to understand the film? question 3 result

4) What type (genre) of film does this film look like? question 4 result

5) Did the sound work well with the images? question 5 result

6) Did the editing suit the film and make it easy to understand? question 6 result

I  planned the showcase so that i can get feedback on the film i made and make any necessary improvements such as, camera shots,  sound edits etc . I received quite alot of constructive feedback and took  into account to change and edit my film for the last time. Some of the feedback I received was: Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 15.01.29 I’m going to use the feedback and make some more changes to my product. further more, I got feedback by a media specialist who I recorded whilst he was giving his feedback :   ———

 

      Yinka Evaluation Questions

1)   In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/yinka123/in-what-ways-does-your-media-product-use-33794345&#8243; title=”In what ways does your media product use” target=”_blank”>In what ways does your media product use</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/yinka123&#8243; target=”_blank”>yinka123</a></strong> </div>

2)   How does your media product represent particular social groups?

3)   What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

4)   Who would be the audience for your media product?

5)   How did you attract/address your audience?

6)   What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

7)   Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

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One Response to “Sam Ruddock (1146), Yinka Olabode (1088), Abdul Sit (3584), Sherae Scotland-Hall (1155)- main task 2013/14”

  1. It is good to see the level of progress being made and your page is really beginning to take shape. There are however a few changes that need to be made:
    FOR THE GROUP:
    All of the sections need to be better sign posted by restricting the use of colour and increasing the size of the font.
    All of the target audience research should have been completed by now so this will have to be done asap.
    The production meeting notes should indicate who is to do what and have a date for when the work is to be completed.
    FOR THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE GROUP:
    Sam you’ll need to finish your opening sequence analysis in the method agreed.
    Yinka, Abdul and Sherae you will need to produce your opening sequence analysis asap as these should have been done by now.
    Sam you’ll need to illustrate the cinema audience research with graphs and present the questions that are being responded to.

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