Adam Hearn Thriller Evaluation Draft
Thriller Evaluation Draft
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Our thriller opening sequence is structured around the typical conventions of a thriller. Our sequence consists of a mixture of abstract and realist shots bound together by the strong rhythm of the soundtrack. As a group we where highly influenced by the opening sequence of the movie Se7en. The fast pace of the images and music coupled with the abstracted nature of the images displayed created a very interesting sequence. Our opening sequences features shots of objects and locations inspired by the opening sequence and the thriller conventions.
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Our group’s thriller would appeal to many regular cinemagoers but I believe that because of the nature of the storyline the film should be rated certificate 15. Our group’s thriller is about a detective who turns to drugs to try and relive the pressures he is working under.
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Our Media product is not meant as a cult film but as a mainstream film, this would therefore call for a more mainstream cinema. For example our media product would suit a cinema like Cineworld rather than a smaller cinema like the picture house. We see this as the best option for the film because it guarantees maximum exposure of the film and could result in a more profitable film.
Who would be the audience for your media product?
Due to the nature of the story of our media product our target audience is aged fifteen and above viewers. We have chosen this to try and appeal to the widest possible audience without compromising the content we wish to feature in our media product. This is important to ensure the success of the presentation.
How did you attract/address your audience?
We intend to attract our audiences by sticking to the thriller conventions to make a very defined thriller. This will make the genre very identifiable. This is very important to capture the attention of the audience and keep it throughout the presentation.
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
We used many different programs, techniques and pieces of equipment in the production of our product. For instance we were given a Camcorder and tripod to film the shots. I personally do not own and rarely use a Camcorder. I found it very rewarding to be able to use this piece of equipment. It was very interacting trying out different shots to create different depictions of the storyline.
We also used a wide range of software to edit and the footage we shot and turn it in to the finished media product. To create the soundtrack we used the program Garage Band which I have had experience with before so I could transfers the skills I have learnt outside collage and create something that really has an affect on out final product. I also learnt how to use Final Cut to edit the product. I also used Photoshop in the manufacture of the titles.
Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
I believe I have learnt a wide range of new techniques for using software and the cameras. As a group we wanted to create something that had a strong quality to it. To achieve this we went about trying many different techniques and software types to try and make our final presentation stand out and be more recognizable. For example we employed many different filters, shot types and editing techniques to give our product a more professional feel. This is apparent when making the music for the sequence. Went composing I tried to keep a strong consistent beat and melody. Many of the other groups wanted their music to change dramatically during their sequences. I didn’t want this because I wanted to create a piece of music that would get stuck in peoples heads so therefore in repeated the main melody to help people remember it.