Question 1:In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? In thrillers, the opening sequence, has many conventions that need to be followed to be considered as a thriller. In most thrillers, there is a protagonist and an antagonist. In my film, I was the protagonist, I play a character who escapes from a mental hospital and throughout the short film we recorded, I am the only character shown in all the scenes,except from one where Jasmine walks in to find that I am missing. I was also the antagonist, because we later in the film we would find out that the hospital was in actually a mental institution for criminally insane people.
Question 2:How does your media product represent particular social groups? Representation is when the illustration and ethical concerns the construction of visual arts. In films, gender, race, etc are falsely constructed. Why does it matter then? It matters because it can influence people. Certain people can be sucked into a hyper reality. If people are represented stereotypically negatively, we would start believing in it. Also, because it can influence social prejudice. Social groups presented in my thriller film opening: Gender Age Class/status mental disability; in my thriller opening, the mental patient is presented as being psychotic and dangerous. The mental patient is a white teenage girl aged around 17 years old.
Question 3: What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? A media institution is an organization that deals with the production, marketing, distribution and regulation of media products. We would probably have media institutions that aren't that well known, if you take into account this is a low budget film and is similar to quite a lot of other films which are already out on the market.
Question 4:Who would be the audience for your media product? Teenagers. Young adults. People who like watching psychological thrillers. People who like movies such as Shutter Island and The Ward.
Question 5: How did you attract/address your audience? We had only one character throughout our film, who was a teenage girl. This suggests that our film targets an audience which could be teenagers who like watching psychological films about mentally ill patients escaping from hospitals.
Question 6:What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? During the making of our project, I have learnt about many technologies that I previouslydidn't know about and how to use them, also learning about many media tools. I have used two different types of technologies;hardware and software. An example of a hardware device that I used was a Mac computer, upon which I did the editing of our film on, and a camera, so that we could film our project. An example of software devices that I used was Blogger, YouTube which I used to upload my Preliminary Task, Survey Monkey so that I could create a questionnaire for a target audience and Movie Maker to edit my film)
Question 7:Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Things that I've learnt from the preliminary task include: Learning more about different camera angles and shots I found out more about the conventions of thrillers A storyboard and script are always important, without either, it would be extremely hard to create a film without having an actual clear detailed plan There were great ideas for our film but choosing the right one was difficult, especially as everyone in the group was passionate about their idea. If I had worked in the same group I did my preliminary task with, my grade would be much higher than what it is at.