Monday, 6 April 2009


QUESTION SIX & SEVEN: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing your product, and what have i learnt from the priliminery task to the full product ?

Before these tasks i hadn't really used film camera's or Apple Mac's, so the majority was new to me. I learnt the very basics like changing the tape in the camera to the harder things such as putting effects onto the clips.
There wasn't alot of filming to do in my main task, there was only about 4 shots all together, and they was all hand held. Then i learnt how to import my footage to iMovie HD on the Apple Mac's, then how to cut up my footage into the seperate shots, then dragging them onto the time line and cutting the shots and putting them in the order i wanted.
As for editing the shots, i learnt how to make a shot fade to black and white, how to slow down and speed up footage, and add text pages, how to extract sound and how to move my film to Final Cut Pro so that i could zoom in and crop some of my shots.

I feel like the priliminary task was alot simpler to make than my main task because i only had to cut the clips and put them in order, i didnt have to put on any effects or slow footage down.


QUESTION FOUR & FIVE: Who is your target audience & how did you attract your audience ?

My film is certified as an 18, so my target audience would be males within the age of about 18 to 25. Preferable , who are interested in rock music (because they it may engage them in the film a bit more), but it doesnt matter if they are not, because the film is more about the mans struggle in life not about the music he makes. And generally people who are interested in films such as snatch, this is england, 24 hour party people and Quadraphenia. Very British!
I have tried to attract this audience trrying to gt what the film is going to be like within the first 2 minutes. It has swearing, cigarette's, guitars, amps, black and white shots, and pixelated, gritty shots.


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

I would choose Univeral Pictures to distribute my film. Although i do realise they are an American based company, and obviously most of there film are American. But they have done English films such as Billy Elliot, which was highly succesful in the UK.
Also i feel like they have alot of versatilty and can distribute a wide range of film genre, from 8 mile to Casino to The Halloween films. Even if your not into watching films, the chances are that you have heard the name 'Universal Pictures'. I think alot of Film makers would love Universal Pictures to distribute there film.


QUESTION TWO: How does your media product represent particular social groups ?

My film is largely based around the rock and roll lifestyle stereotype. That stereotype is that i you play rock and roll music you also take drugs, smoke, binge drink and sleep around alot. Also looking at the music industry as something that will inevatibly take away your life and make you feel really down.
So i feel my production des exentuate these commonly thought of ideas. And agrees with the the stereotype of the rock and roll and music socail groups. I explain this in the voice over at the beggining of my film.
I tried to show tis visually, by the man having a ciggarette in his mouth, and he is lying on the floor staring into space, this shows a vonrability. He looks lonely, it accompanys the voice over well.

Friday, 3 April 2009



QUESTION ONE: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product ?

I looked at and studied quite a few different styles of opening title sequences (from popular hollywood films to lesser known films), to pick what makes a title sequence a title sequence? and look out for all the elements that need to be in an opening sequence, so i could use them on my own production, because i wanted the audience to know it was the opening to a film and not just a scene from the middle of the film.
I picked out thing such as the text, there was always somr form of writing usually stating the actors, the director and the title of the film, the main character was usually introduced but never normally speaks until after the title sequence, and not alot was revaled about the storyline or narrative.
There was only two main styles of opening title sequence. The first is the audience seeing the actors or locations, and the story is going on behind the text or the text pops up every now and then. The second is a more abstracted title sequence where the audience dont see actors or settings (or if thy do, they usually have an effect on them, or are sillohuetted); so they are much in the style of Saul Bass' work (this style makes the title sequence much more of a feature and seperate to the film)
My title sequence, i feel, stays mainly to the conventions of a real title sequence because it includes all the basics and all the things that i noticed when watching other title sequences. Although i think i have challenged or changed them slightly. My sequence begins by showing my main character at the end of the film, then i went back to the beggining of the story.


My film was originally calles 'hammer of the gods', but i decided to change it because that title was based around Led Zeppelin, who are an American band. But i wanted my film to be very British, so i made my the title less specific, and more general towards music. The title to my film is 'FOOT NOTE'.


what i will need on set:
-change of clothes