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Evaluation Question 3

What media Institution might distribute your Products and Why?

 For this blog entry you need to set your film in an institutional context. You need to think of it as a real complete film.

Is it a Hollywood mainstream film or a low budget British film? Or is it both?

Production Company: What production company made your film? Did you invent your own and put it ion the credits? What sort of company is it?

UK? What scale of company? What sort of company is it like?

Working Title
Bedlam Productions
Big Talk Productions
Blueprint Pictures
DNA Films

Finance- how were the films financed?

Distribution Companies:

What is the role of a film distribution company?
What distribution companies could have distributed your film and why? For example, are there any films that are similar to your film- how was it distributed?

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What distribution plan would your film follow? ( when and where would it be released- country etc)

Marketing Ideas: How would your film be marketed if you released it formally? Would it follow any existing marketing campaigns that have been used for other films?

Exhibition: What cinemas would your film be exhibited, if it were formally released? Do these cinemas fit in with the demo and psychographics of your audience?

Think of some similar films to your own and research how they were distributed/produced/ financed- THEN apply it to your own film as if it were going to be formally made.


How can you show this all on the blog in an interesting way?

 Give some info on the above and then…

  • Make a mock up of a film poster with the film companies on and annotate it
  • Create a video/ magazine mock interview with the producer explaining where the finance came from and what it was like working with…
  • Create a marketing plan for your film [ remember what you learned in the film industry unit about this ad what is involved in such a plan

Evaluation Question 2

  1. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

The groups that you will consider will depend on your film. They may be related to age, gender, social class, ethnicity/ race, special interest etc

Think about how you have represented them through your construction of film language.

How far have you replicated dominant representations. How far have you challenged or subverted those representations


Create a collage of images of typical representations of your group/ characters in other thriller films.

Bring in theories like the Male Gaze. The final Girl, The Femme fatale

Add clips from films that illustrate typical conventions

Chose some screen shots photos of your groups/ characters and annotate to explore your representations.

You can incorporate text into the collage or record your analysis in post-production.

Evaluation Question 1

  1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

 Think about… 

  • What are the typical conventions of a thriller opening?
  • Think about style/format/cinematography/narrative/characters/settings/text /titling.
  • Have you used typical conventions?
  • Any specific influences from other films?
  • Have you deliberately broken or subverted the typical conventions?
  • How and why have you done this? Think of specific examples.


 Create a prezi presentation exploring thriller / film opening conventions and comparing with your own work and its conventions.

You can use screen shots from your film to illustrate how you have used developed or challenged typical conventions. Annotate the shots to show your ideas


We shot this through broken glass to give the idea that there was something wrong and sinister with the character.

By shattering the shot of a child we made it chilling and emotive

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Thriller films often play around with point of view and the idea of looking and watching.

You can embed links to clips also.