Thursday, 26 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(8)

When I started to work on the project, with Kayleigh, I was very excited to film and edit. We had many great ideas to choose from and we chose the one that sounded the most realistic to film. Kayleigh was very helpful at the beginning, but as time went by she was unable to help with the filming, editing and everything else. This was because of some uncontrollable circumstances that were out of my hands. I think if I was to create this media product again, I would work by myself as I would not want to rely on anybody. This is because when we had planned to film, Kayleigh cancelled a number of times. This made me fall back in filming, which then made me fall behind in editing. I do regret choosing a partner, however, Kayleigh really helped with creating the narrative and aided me in building on the storyline.
What things that went well during the duration of the media product was the constructing of the narrative and I think the editing. The narrative was engaging and people were interested in it, which was shown by the feedback from the pitch we presented. The editing went well because I found it easy to use Final Cut Pro although the footage was a disadvantage. I think that I could have gotten better footage and made more of a structure for the title sequence if given more time. This would have made it more interesting and it would have dragged on for less.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(7)

Evaluation Part 7 - What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
For my title sequence, I have borrowed a DSLR Canon 500D and a tripod from school. This is to ensure that my title sequence looks professional and has a high resolution, which will make the title sequence have better quality. At first I was unsure if I would be able to use it correctly or not, but when I released it was very similar to the one I have at home, I became more confident in using it. I also learnt how to change the focus manually instead of having it on automatic, and overall I learnt how to use the camera in the ways I needed to. However, I do want to learn more about the camera and how it works, so I can try to take advantage of all the features on the camera.
I decided to keep the camera on the tripod throughout the whole title sequence because I thought that would look better then hand holding it. This is because having my title sequence still will make it look steady and unified. The techniques I used when using the tripod and the camera were panning, pulling focus and shooting from different angles.
For the title sequence, I wanted to get close ups of the characters picking up props, which emphasised the props and their connotions. The props connoted the action and violence in the Action Thriller genre. Having the characters pick up the guns and the masks, it shows the action and the violence, and also the mystery.
On the bank scene, I panned to show the banks in the city. I really like this shot because, it gave the title sequence an edgy look. The pan also allowed the audience to know where the girls were and it connoted that the girls were about to rob the bank. This shows the audience that the girls are bank robbers.
Me using Final Cut Pro on this task was not the first time I have used the application. I have had previous experience in using the application and have got the hang of it. Although, I did learn how to use new tools, that I didn't know how to use. For example the colour contrast 3-way, which allowed you to change the contrast in the footage to make the title sequence lighter, darker or with a hint of a different colour. Again, I did wish I learnt more about Final Cut Pro, so I could use it to the full extent.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(5)

Evaluation Part 5 - How does your media product represent particular social groups?

Monday, 23 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(6)

Evaluation Part 6 - How did you attract your audience?
The target audience for the film was men aged 18 - 40, and girls aged 15 - 25, but over all 15 - 40 year olds.
I think I have reached the target audience that we were aiming for because our title sequence has codes and conventions of an Action Thriller film, which 15 to 40 year olds would be interested in.
When we were creating the title sequence, I kept in mind the target audience and ensured I was thinking about them when adding in features. I was thinking about what they would like to see and what would they want the title sequence to look like. I was able to use myself as a reference as I fall under the age bracket of the title sequence. As I am sixteen, I included iconography I would like to watch in an Action Thriller film.
I think we attacked the male audience with the codes and conventions we used to convey action and violence. The different guns that were shown in the title sequence conveyed the action side of the film and showed the violence that would happen. The female gaze theory would have also engaged men as they would be attracted to the women in the title sequence, as they are sexualised with them wearing make up and black clothing, which can sometimes be promiscuous.
The violence and sexual content in the film is why I set the age rating as 15. This is not shown in the title sequence but would have been in the film, if made. If we made the age rating 18, then we would be cutting out most of out target audience, which would make the film less successful.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(4)

Evaluation Part 4 - In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Title Sequence Coursework - Evaluation(3)

Evaluation Part 3 - What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

Friday, 20 March 2015