In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge formsand conventions of real media products?
From the start, we knew what wewanted to produce because of theresearch that we did. From thebeginning, we looked at a few differenttrailers for soaps, such as ‘Hollyoaks’and ‘Eastenders’. We liked the waythese trailers were presented and thecontent within the trailer so we tried touse some of the techniques within our own. By researching these trailers weknew how to layout our trailer. Each of us looked at individual trailers andpicked up on the certain aspects of theclips, for example the transitions used,the effects, the sounds and so on.Eastenders Trailer – IsPeggy still under hiscontrol?Our Video ‘AvenueSprings Trailer’As you can see from this screenshot of our trailer that we chose carefully howwe would lay out the text and theeffects we used for the trailer. Whencreating each individual text slide, wethought about a lot of different things.For example, we had to decide whatfont to use so that it didn’t look cheesybut on the other hand was not too over the top and make it look like we weretrying to hard. We also had to thinkabout the colour schemes and thelayout of the slides.When deciding on all of the slides, weasked people outside of the group for their opinions to see if they appealed toour target audience. From this, we tookwhat they said and changed our trailer to fit these opinions.When our group had produced the finalproduct, we were all very pleased withhow all the individual slides turned outand how it made the entire trailer lookrealistic and we were proud with our efforts that we put into the end product.A shot taken fromour final product.