Monday, March 12, 2012

Thriller Evaluation Tasks

G321 Thriller Evaluation Tasks

Below are details of the 7 tasks you and your group need to do in order to answer the 7 evaluation questions also listed below:
Question: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Task: Choose 6 stills from your finished thriller that you think illustrate how you have used thriller conventions and opening sequence conventions (3 each). Annotate each still with notes on exactly which convention is being shown and whether you are using, developing or challenging it.

Question: How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Task: Select a still from your thriller that you think shows an individual from a particular social group you have represented. Then, select a still of a character from A. another film that discusses the group and B. a still of a real individual, possibly from a news story, who also represents that group. Write annotations for all of the stills that discuss why you have represented this group in your particular way and how your representation compares or contrasts with both your chosen real media text and the still of a real person.

Question: What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Task: Use the template to create a page for your film. You will need to fill in all of the blank information.

Question: Who would be the audience for your media product?
Task: Decide on a film magazine that you think would be most likely to carry reviews and adverts for your film. Create a word document that includes an image of the front cover of the magazine, a 300 word analysis of why you think the publication would be appropriate for your film and a 300 word review of your film that could potentially be found in the magazine.

Question: How did you attract/address your audience?
Task: Re-import your finished thriller sequence into Final Cut and create either a voice-over or text that discusses key technical devices and other strategies that you used to engage your audience.

Question: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
Task: Use the stills of you with shooting equipment that you took whilst shooting, screen grabs of software and of you using the software. For each of the stills, note down what you learnt about the equipment/ software, what it allowed you to do and what you might consider its drawbacks.

Question: Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Task: Create a Prezi that takes your ‘reader’ on a journey from preliminary task to finished thriller. Include images to illustrate your points.