Sunday, 22 April 2012

Final draft.
Full time First draft.
Before awnsering the question these were the questions that were supposed to be asked (this was supposed to be put up before the awnser,technical diffculties)
Candidates will evaluate their work electronically. This MUST contain an element of audience feedback and may be either integrated with the presentation of the research and planning material or may be presented separately. Where candidates have worked in a group, the evaluation may be presented individually or collectively but the teacher must allocate a mark according the contribution/level of understanding demonstrated by the individual candidate. The questions that must be addressed in the evaluation are:


• 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?

• Who would be the audience for your media product?

• How did you attract/address your audience?

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

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

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Media film evaluation.

My question and response in our group is:

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Many media platforms have different ways of distributing a media product, one of those is the Internet. In which in the last 10 years the inventions of tablets,smart phone and websites made for media has shaped the way media is seen and heard to many variations of audiences. The push forward in technology has shaped the way how people and audiences see You Tube when, where etc.One of the largest most trending websites for video,music and other media is You Tube, You Tube has caught the attention of many people, as of February 2011, You Tube has 490 million unique users worldwide per month, who rack up an estimated 92 billion page views each month. Who  spend around 2.9 billion hours on You Tube in a month — over 325,000 years in total. This results in staggering amounts of people will see and communicate globally about media products on this website. Whether it be advertising or simply "viral" videos.
The reason why You Tube does this is to rack up vast amounts of income. It does this by charging advertisements (at the beginning of videos, and on home pages/thumbnails) which spreads the word of many advertisements globally. You Tube's income reached over $700 million in 2009. This has caught the eye of even the prestige and persnickety companies.

Other companies like Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is one of the largest and most important social networking sites on the Internet today.Facebook has over 350 million active users. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 55 million status updates each day. This results in videos,pictures and advisement's are shared and linked each day globally. Social networking sites are far better for spreading media platform's in general. All these World Wide Web sites have created a media platform in which Social Networking sites video sites You Tube,Vimeo etc all link together to share and spread awareness to mass audiences around the world resulting the best media distribution is online.
However some websites specify on downloading and 'streaming' of videos, this means that the advance in technology means that smart phones,tablets and new advances in gaming consoles means that media can be distributed by many institutions whether it being viewed on online or downloaded or 'streamed' this means that people can watch anytime videos and music on the go, and also be shared.
With our film opening we have attempted to achieve an age range above 16 (due to our actors) combined with the material in which chase scenes and guns are used this means that the kind of audiences that will watch our production is 'up too date' with technological advantages, and media platforms.

Monday, 19 March 2012

2nd draft feedback.

"I think the typography was positioned very well however you should consider changing the font."
My role in our group was sound and a small part in typography. We debated as a group the many different positioned that could be used for our typography and colour etc. In our final edit we have made some alterations to the positioning. The overall thoughts on the typography is that we have achieved what was written down on the story board and is a basic view of our groups skills of editing

"I think the music suited it very well. However I think it should have been synced to the motion a little better."  the chosen music for the film and the chase scene was Pendulum Encoder my part of our group was sound, this resulted by me choosing the song, i chose it because i thought it suited the fast paced chase scene. However now that we have done the first draft i would prefer to put more edits of sounds tracks in, this is only due to it only being one song and sounding basic. It will only give us the editing points if we were to put more in.

First draft

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

First draft feedback.

"lots of good shots in there!"

"Some great camera angles, and the sun really adds to the production values"

"I love your camera angles it looked so damn cool!!!"

"When its finished I think its gonna be really good!!!!"
Originally posted by James Turner.
With these comments the majority of our shots were reviewed  and fine tuned. This helped us develop our ideas and camera angles (mise en scene) this is what we found the hardest to decide.

Shot List

The primary shots we decided to use in our film opening included:

Panning Shot - Used when Jonny is being chased across a ledge, the camera is situated at a lower level moving with the action, emphasising the pace of the chase. This is also used when nearing the end of the film, with the camera panning around the victims head, showing his worried, panicked emotion.
Close-Up - A shoe of each actor is shown closely as they run past, emphasising who was chasing who and increasing the tension as these short clips are transitioned with a black screen with the sound of someone panting.
Still - This was probably our most commonly used shot. The actor(s) would run past the camera, giving the audience a chance to establish characters clothes etc. This shot is also used towards the end of the film opening when the victim is at gunpoint, we feel this shot was necessary as it shows the victims vulnerability and the attackers dominance. This shot was most effectively used when we incorporated the sunset into the shot. The sun coming through the railings allowed us to show the actors as silhouettes, which would only be possible with  a still.
P.O.V. - This was only used once and we are unsure whether or not to use it in the final draft. This was used from the point of view of a chaser, showing him running down a flight of steps. This shot was very unsteady and the light intensity was poor, however, it gave an alternative view and emphasised the pace.
Zoom Out - Whilst running across a bridge, the cameraman stood at the end waiting, as they approached the camera zoomed out with them, they ran past the camera showing the intensity of the run.
Extreme Close Up - Used when iPod is being plugged in and on the gun near the end. Showing the gun close up emphasises the importance of the weapon.
Pan-Up - The final shot used, as the victim leaves the house the camera pans up into the cloudy, white sky, locating an ideal spot for the title Full Time to appear.
Originally Posted by Micheal Roberson.