Sunday, 15 April 2012

I just went back and completed part 3 of my evaluation. For it I researched media corporations that would be likely to distribute our film and what factors would make them successful.

I have now completed all the evaluation tasks and therefore completed my coursework project.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

I just completed part 5 of the evaluation tasks. For it I analysed the ways we addressed what the target audience demanded and made the characters/story line relatable to them.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I just completed the final part of my evaluation. For it I recorded all the different technologies we have used during the coursework process and briefly explained what use they had to us.

I now just need to go back and complete parts 3 and 5 of the evaluation and my coursework will be finished ahead of our deadline on Monday.
Tonight I did part 6 of my evaluation. To do this I looked back and reflected on the progression Georgina and I have made between the making of our preliminary task and the completion of our main task title sequence and recorded some of the skills that we have learnt.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Tonight I skipped ahead and finished part 4 of my evaluation. I produced a character profile of one of my friends who fit teenage female target audience perfectly and analysed her and why she would like our film.

I just completed task two of the main task evaluation in which I had to analyse how our title sequence represented particular social media groups. The main representation in our sequence is age and the representation of teenagers. I analysed how we represent teenagers against the typical social stereotype, then looked at how we showed the transition of the characters aging through costume. I also compared our sequence to the Notebook again as it too shows a transition of age through clothing throughout the film.

This morning I completed part 1 of my evaluation task. It took up 7 pages and covered the headings Title of The Film, Setting/location, Costume and Props, Camerawork and Editing, Title Font and Style, Story and How The Opening Sets It Up, Genre and How The Opening Suggests It, How characters are Introduced and Special FX.

The two films I chose to compare our title sequence to were Titanic and The Notebook; I chose them because they both fall into our Romantic Drama genre. When analyzing I saw they both had similarities and differences with our title sequence.

Friday, 6 April 2012

This morning I continued with my evaluation task 1, following the A grade template example as I had been before. I have realized that in order to properly evaluate the title I will need to look at some films of the same genre to compare it to, this is something I aim to select films for and hopefully start to do tonight. I also need to take some stills from our finished title sequence to accompany what I am saying under each heading, this is something that should be relativity quick and easy to do.

On Friday the 30th of March, I joined media and film studies students from my school on a trip to Paris. The object of this trip was to visit an independent film festival running across the Saturday and Sunday.

The films we saw varied in length, topic, method of shooting among other things and were all very interesting to observe. Some were filmed in black and white, occasionally using selective colour on specific objects or shots for dramatic effect. Some were done using cartoon/animation. Some were shot on film cameras as opposed to digital.
Each film had a very different story line chosen by the director. Some were documentaries about personal issues close to their hearts. Some were about dramatic incidents and revelations. Some were completely weird and make believe.
On the Sunday we also attended a talk on editing, where we were spoken to by a professional editor about the basics of editing and how he conducts it in the industry.
We also got the chance over the weekend to go out and explore Paris and to visit inspirational sites such as the Eiffel Tower, which my group actually went to the top of.

Everything I took in from the weekend I can now use to contribute towards the evaluation on my main task as I think it will help me find criticisms in my work of things I perhaps may not have noticed so much before.