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Evaluation

In what ways does your media product use, develop or


challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

For my opening sequence I decided to conform and develop the


typical conventions for a horror/thriller film. I did this because I felt
that I would be the most appropriate choice and direction for my
sequence and the narrative I planned out.
I looked at Scream, The Silence Of The Lambs, Zodiac and the 90s to
show Twin Peaks for inspiration and influence. I wanted to have a
sequence which emulated the dark and cold aesthetic the 3 latter
films/show had. I use Scream to base my narrative and take
inspiration from its structure and setting (Girl home alone,
anonymous phone calls etc.)
I developed my sequence by cutting sections of film out and leaving
a black screen. All that is heard is the noises which I wanted to use to
build tension and suspense. And use the same style and visual
aesthetic as The Silence Of The Lambs, Twin Peaks and Zodiac.

How does your media product represent particular social


groups?
My media product conforms to stereotypical conventions of
horror/thriller films. I represented women as vulnerable. I did this
because It allows the audience to identify with the character more.
I'm not saying that all women are vulnerable and cant defend them
selves but usually in films the victim is set as a female character.
Females were most likely to be victims of domestic homicides
(63.7%) and sex-related homicides (81.7%) Wikipedia, Sex
Differences in crime. This statistic backs up and form the notion of
why women are usually cast as victims. And this allows for a greater
sense of verisimilitude.
Because there was only one character featured in the sequence I cant
talk in depth about the antagonist because theyre never seen.

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

I feel that a independent institution might distribute my media


product because it shoots for a specific style and aesthetic
which would be better suited to a independent company. I
want my target audience to be the type of people that enjoy
more independent films and their overall arty aesthetic.
I feel a company like Warp films or Film4 would be the best
suited because od the reasons I stated but also because I took
inspiration from some other their films while looking at the
overall style.

Who would be the audience for your media product?

The audience for my opening sequence is the age range from


18 onwards. I feel that this age range is suitable for a horror
film. Young people are usually the largest demographic for
horror films so I think it would appeal to them.

I put my opening sequence on YouTube and my Blog page.


Using these social media sites it gives the work the largest
possible platform it can have. I allows anyone, anywhere
and anytime to find it and watch it they want to.

What have you learnt about technologies from the process of


constructing this product?
During the making of my product I leant about various
processes in film production and length taken to create a
piece of work. The whole development process and generation
of ideas into a piece of work.
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you
have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Looking back at my preliminary task I think I developed my use of
angles
and lighting. I feel that the light was essential for the sequence

in order to capture the aesthetic and look I was going for

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