Film Opening Evaluation Extension Tasks
1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Screenshot six key moments from your finished film opening which you think help you illustrate how you have used the conventions of both your chosen genre and opening sequence conventions (3 for each). Use any photo editing software you choose to add the labels to the screen shots.
2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Extend your evaluation by creating a post in whatever way you choose comparing the representation of one of your characters with the representation of a similar character from a film of the same genre. How are they represented? How are your choices similar / different? How do you conform or subvert the expectations?
3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Create a mock up of what the IMDB.COM page would look like for your film. Include all the information down to the bottom of the 'Details' section.
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
Choose a film magazine that you think would be interested in your film and:
- create the front cover, with your film the main focus;
- write a 200 -500 word review of your film (imagine it is finished, not just the opening 2-3 mins);
- explain how this publication would appeal to your audience.
You could think about age, gender, occupation, social demography, health, lifestyle etc.
5. How did you attract/address your audience?
Take a copy of your final film and add annotations or captions (see pic blow) labelling your film with examples of how each would appeal to your target audience.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MADE A COPY OF THIS BEFORE YOU DO THIS OTHERWISE YOU RISK HAVING PUT TEXT ALL OVER YOUR FINAL VERSION OF YOUR FILM OPENING AND NONE OF US NEED THAT STRESS. Ahem...pic below...
6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
Extend your answer to include any criticisms you have of either / both the technology itself and your use of it.