- 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.
- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
- 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.
NOW… BLOG ENTRY.
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
Thriller films often play around with point of view and the idea of looking and watching.
You can embed links to clips also.
To accompany the editing process of your Thriller, you need to explain how you created the film opening. You can discuss:
- Changes to your sequence (how you built up the timeline, any changes you made)
- Any fine editing (Colour correction / speeding up clips / etc.)
- Effects or Transitions you apply
- Titles you create
- Any video and audio editing
You are documenting the process of making the Thriller opening. You need to create a post each time you edited.
You need to document the filming process.
After each day of filming, make sure you blog the events of the day:
- What scenes you filmed
- What YOU did individually during the shoot (directing / camera operator / etc)
- The successes of the day
- Problems that occurred and how you overcame any issues
- Your targets for the next filming day
You need to complete a post for each filming day you attended.
You need to complete the legal and ethical form for your Thriller opening.
Think about the possible legal issues for your film (i.e. copyright, permissions, etc.), The ethical issues that could arise (i.e. representations in your film) and also possible health and safety issues (i.e. filming at night, filming in cars, filming with children, etc.)
You need to complete a Risk Assessment for one of your locations. Investigate potential hazards the cast or crew could face and find solutions to these to ensure all crew are safe.
You need to visit one of your locations and complete a Location Recce.
Download from the link above and upload the completed document to your blog.