Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Props Of Our Title Sequence

Black coat, to give her a dark look.

Doc Martins, to make our character have an edge.

A rose to symbolise romance,blood and horror.

Story Board :)

Split screen, over the shoulder

Long shot

Wide shot

Wide shot

Us on our blogs (:

Our Rating

We chose our rating to be a 15 . We used this rating because we thought that teenagers under 15 should not see some of the content that we show in our film, as it has a lot of violence and sexual content. However we choose not to make it to 18 because that would miss out our target audience.

New Line Cinema's

Our distributor is New Line distributor. It is often known as just New Line. It was founded in 1967. It is a major American distrubutor. It did begin as idependant film produce. It then merged with their big sister Warner Brothers.

Question Six

What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product?
I have learnt many new things from using the different technologies while making our title sequence. The main technologies I have learnt how to use was the Acrobe Premier 3. This is the program that lets you put your title sequence together. I learnt how to cut the scenes/shots, upload them,shorten or lengthen them and also how to use the special effects such as fading.
Another technology i learned how to use is the Sony Handycam. At first I found it quite difficult to use because I couldn't keep it still when filming a shot but i think that I got a lot better at it after using it a couple of times. I learned with the Handycam how to film the shots that i had already learnt and put them into practice.

question 7

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

I think i have learnt alot about filming and making a title sequence. Since the prelimary task I think i have become much better at understanding continuity and other things.
In our preliminary task, some of our filming was shaky which I think we improved in our title sequence.I have also learned about the different shots to use and which shot needs to go in which scene. In the prelimary scene I didn't really understand what each different shot was for.I have also learnt what each shot can add to the mood of the scene.

Question 5

How did you attract your audience?

We did many different things in order to attract our audience.

The main attraction we used was our music. We got our music from We used the song, Final sacrafice. This attracts our audience because it is very dark and mysterious. It immetialy grabs the attention of the auidence.

Another thing we used to grab the attention is a black screen with a quote inspired by the film The quiet. This will make the audience question what they are watching and it adds tension.

Question 4

Who would the audience be for your media product?

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This is a picture of Alexia Taylor. She is 18 years old and has never really felt like she has belonged. She usually dresses in dark clothes and is always wearing her old red converse. Her hair is straight and blonde but she usually ties it back. She listens to music such as Paramore. She has one best friend who is a 17 year old boy Darren who she is secretly in love with but he doesn;t see it. She enjoys physcological thrillers and horrors, such as Gothika. She spends time drawing and writing poems.

Question 3

What type of media institution might distribrute your media product and why?

We decided that the type of industry that would produce this type of film would be an idependant film distributor.We then found New Line Cinema which used to be an independant but was now mainstream. We thought this would be a good production company to have because they cared about breaking stereotypes but was still a big company. Another reason we chose it was because it distrubuted the film Hard Candy which was our main inspiration for the film.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Question 2

How does your media product represent particular sociol groups?

Our media product represents a teenage girls from around the age 15-20 years. The type of girls that are represeneted in our title sequence were girls that feel alone, who are considered to be outsiders and also romantic girls. We represented them by showing our main character in clothes that arent shown as "fashionable" and "recent". We also had her carrying a rose, this is a romantic, abnormal thing to do.
I think this representation could be seen as stereotypical because the girl was an "obvious" outsider and we didnt break the norms and values of how a lonely girl would look. However i think that our product created quite a posotive effect because this type of sociol group usually doesnt usually get shown on big films.

Question One (:

As Media Evaluation.

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

We put our title frame at the end of our title sequence. We added it at the end so that when the film is about to play, the title will appear just before it. Our picture was of our main character Carrie and a rose next to her. The title is written in red because it goes well with our thriller theme and could also signify blood and romance which are both main apects of our film. We used the font, Santo Dument. This font has a shadow to the back of it, so it gives the title a creepy edge.
Other forms and conventions I have seen in other thriller title sequences are the title frame coming before the action and also the font being black and white. In the title sequence Hard Candy, the film we took inspiration from is a good example of this.
We challenged the forms and conventions of a normal thriller title opening by putting action in it, with the main character of the film. This is different from normal thriller which usually has a very simple animated title opening to conceal the action.

Monday, 1 March 2010