Monday, 18 May 2015

Hi Moderator

Hi moderator this is my A2 media blog where I have documented the progress of my three products, magazine, poster and trailer. I have used a lot of technology and a wide range of audience feedback to present my work and get a broad range of ideas. I hope you like my blog, ENJOY!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Research and planning: final film trailer

Here is our film trailer which we have now finished, we have worked together to produce this. Working together on sound and editing. Cinematography was my role and mis en scene was sadias role. For the sound and editing we worked together and made decisions that we both thought would work. 

Research and planning: magazine complete

This is my final film magazine, again I have used the clown I decided to use him again because it makes the film seem more creepy than if I had the other two characters on the front because their outfits are only basic and they have no physical cuts in the trailer from the clown so we couldn't make them look as though they had been attacked. Again you can see "WE MEET AGAIN" on the front of the magazine because it is that months special so it needs to stand out to the audience. As you can see there is a lot of red, which I decided to do because red is stereotypical in the horror genre. Many of the cover lines are based on horror films because if someone is buying that issue of "SHOWCASE" they are likely to be into horror films, behind all of the font / cover lines are drop shadows to stop the magazine from looking flat. 

Research and planning: film poster complete

This is my final poster design. It has the clown on because it is introducing you to the villain and he looks creepy, whilst not giving away too much about the film which I like. I kept the font on the poster and the magazine the same because that is the identity of the film and looks professional rather than using different fonts and styles which could potentially look weird. I have used a dark background and clouds which will portray a dark atmosphere which is in the film. Rather than saying coming this summer I put coming this halloween because it fits in that period of the year better and is more suited. At the bottom of the poster you can see the film credits which are on all professional film posters.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Evaluation: Question four - How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

Evaluation: Question three - What have you learned from your audience feedback?

This Voice thread speaks about how I used audience feedback to shape my project and how it helped me make many major decisions.

  • The initial audience interviews were helpful because they helped us build a basis and gather ideas. For example the answers provided suggested that dark colours such as black and red are stereotypical and connotate horror. We were also told that our audience thinks that a male villain is scarier than a female villain. The research was also useful because we weren't sure where the best place to post our trailer would be so that our audience would find it and view it but the interviews told us that Youtube would be the best platform.
  • Next we used questionnaires to gather research, we did this because they allow you to ask close ended and sometimes open ended questions to the audience and gather statistics which I did using powerpoint. The questions were similar to the video interviews but covered more people much quicker. The questionnaires also gave us an idea about what name idea to go for. 
  • The final way and in my opinion best way that I got audience feedback was through social media where I poster the film names for feedback and my magazine poster. I did this because the amount of people from within our target audience that use social media is huge so the response rate was quite high. 

Evaluation: Question two - How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary tasks?

To answer question two I used a wesbite called Newhive where I have used screenshots and wrote about what each image was, but to back up this Newhive I used Voice thread to develop on my points and go into much more detail.