Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Final- Flashback Friday.

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?

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

Our final product would be distributed by E4 or possibly Film 4 at a showing time of 9:00pm as these media institutions are both in the same group and aim there footage to a wide range of audiences but mostly at the young audiences from 15 upwards.

We have aimed our film at the age range of 15 upwards because our film can show immature behaviour and alcohol use. We wanted to do a teen orientated film because it has a high consumption and because after research and looking at the TV drama skins, felt like it would be the most interesting and 'do-able'  way of showing a party because it is most likely for teenagers to through a party.

Who would be the audience for your media product and how did you attract/address your audience?

We have aimed our final product at the age group of 15 and over and we have attracted our audience by using teenage actors who represent a wide range of stereotyped teenagers which means anyone can relate to a character. We have aimed our film at the age range of 15 because after researching classifications on the British Board of Film Classification website we saw that it allowed use to show drug use as long as it doesn't promote the use of drugs, show imitable behaviour but not dwell on detail, use strong language but not use aggressive and very strong language and finally show sexual activity but without strong detail.

I have collected some audience feedback by posting our film on facebook. I collected audience feedback from my piers because they are all with in the age range of our film classification :-

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

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

Through out the whole process of creating both my preliminary and main task I have learnt a wide range of tips and techniques about the world of media. I have been able to collect research into media institutions and have analysed other films and videos using the four media concepts of camera, sound, editing and mise-en-scene and I have applied what i have learnt and the idea's i have picked up to both my preliminary and main task.We have also learnt how to story board our idea's, including transitions, camera angles, timing for each clip and detail into what is happening in that scene.

 I have learnt how to achieve simple camera shots and angles ranging from match-on-action, over the shoulder, point of view shot, close-up and mid-shot. I have also learnt how to manage and organise time, props, location and actors for the filming. This was quite a challenge for our group and we had a few issues on finding a location for our party scene. However we were able to over come this problem.

Through the process of creating our final piece i have learnt how to edit using Final Cut Pro and have learnt new ways of adding sound, transitions and text. I have also learnt how to cut out clips and add still images, from watching tutorials on YouTube. During the process of creating our film I have noticed a few errors in the film we have produced such as a continuity error where a camera is in one scene and gone in the other.

There is also an unwanted person sat in the top screen of one shot and finally in the mise-en-scene you can see our storyboard lying on the bathroom floor.

Overall I have been able to learn a wide range of techniques that i have applied to both my preliminary and main task, and i am very happy with the outcome and will be taking what I have learnt to the next stage.