Friday, 4 May 2012

evaluation questions - What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

Due to the psychological content of our film opening, vertigo would best suit the distributor of our media text. A similar film distributed by vertigo is Outcast, the film synopsis is similar to our story line in “visited”, When Mary (Kate Dickie) and her teenage son, Fergal (Niall Bruton), move to yet another new home, it soon becomes clear they are hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found, Our film “visited” has a similar story line in which a young character if suffering from delusions and is confused between thought and reality, although the audience is unaware of this until later on in the film. Warp films would be unsuitable for distributing our film as the psychological thriller genre is not a typical genre they would produce, warp films instead produce’s more British style films. We selected vertigo as it has released a greater number of thriller films in comparison to other independent film companies

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

evaluation questions - What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

 Constructing our film, much was learnt through the use of technologies in our product. Specifically the main technology’s we had to come to terms with is our digital camera and the use of adobe premiere during the editing of our final piece. The camera was a bit difficult particularly to operate steadily during filming, however this was made easier throughout filming as we were helped by the use of a tripod; our main fault in the product itself I think was our framing in the camera, this was difficult to achieve during handheld shots and we feared that it could affect how professional the scenes seemed; however taking several takes of the scene helped us obtain, in my opinion a fluently filmed final product.

  The use of Adobe premiere was also a technology which I’ve become more accustomed  to during the editing stage of our final product; this was the second time I’ve used this editing programme, however, after my preliminary I still felt a bit hesitant to use it, as I thought It was quite complex and extensive. But during the editing of our final piece, the programme started to ease the more we used it.  Tools like cutting scenes became easier, and our final product became generally quite fluent, especially with the aid of our diegetic sound and use of credit titles.

Evaluation questions - Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

Looking back at my preliminary task, I must say I have learnt a lot in almost every area. In our preliminary task, it really didn’t go to plan and to be honest we didn’t have much of a plan anyway. So our final product was a much better attempt then our preliminary. The main problems we had in our preliminary were general fluency in editing, and assignment of production roles. However, in our full final product I believe we took this into account and the fluency in editing of our final product was actually quite decent, therefore one thing I have learnt from the progression to the final product is the use of adobe premiere, I felt quite intimidated by this software when editing my preliminary, however during the editing stage of our final product I was able to come to terms with the programme and generally feel more comfortable using it.

 However, one problem that I think carried on to our media final media product was the organisation of production roles, especially casting. We actually started filming using completely different actors then the ones in our final completed product, but using the previous cast outlined inconsistency in production work, there were many days planned for filming in which original cast found difficult to organise, and to be honest we( me and Harry) should have been more organised as well. But we were able to sort these problems and use only two characters in the whole opening  which I think was a much better idea than the initial cast of four or five, especially for the genre we were appealing too.