Shot 1: very dark room with lamp as only source of light. only seen antagonists hands
Shot 2: protagonist/ investigator sitting at desk with paper work as the camera tacks from one side to the other
Shot 3: does the same thing as shot two
Shot 4: have a teddy bear that sits to the side of the frame and it slowly sags it head down
shot 5: antagonist making strange drawings and pictures
shot 6: the antagonist starring at a teddy bear
shot 7: messing around with cut out letters from magazines and newspapers
shot 8: close up of the antagonist turning on a lamp
shot 9: extreme close up of the lamp bulb switching on
shot 10: the protagonist receiving a letter and him looking at it
shot 11: close up of the letter which has been made from cut outs
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1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
3. What Kind of institution might distribute your media product and why?
4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
5. How did you attract/address your audience?
6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Our group initially created or own thriller title sequence storyboards, then came together again to compare and combine the ideas. We came up with some good ideas that worked well so we then combined our storyboard into 1 and planned when to film our sequence and how.
Our group problem was also a positive in that far from not having any ideas – we had so many good ideas and then from that we came up with more and more ideas that we then had way too many ideas to use. We then didn’t know what to use and what would fit well together which set us back a little. By this point we were changing our storyboard several times. Following this we completed some shots for our sequence but then when we looked back we found that we were not really following the story board and that the clips we did take it ended up looking more like a trailer than a title sequence. So we had to scrap all of that and return to the drawing board to come up with some other ideas to make it more like a title sequence
Another organisational problem that came up was that my partner in the group had to go on a school trip and was away for five days. This was a big setback for our title sequence as that was five days wasted and I then felt unable to do anything on my own as he was the main actor/antagonist as well as co/creator. Once he was back we were able to discuss and make a final story board again and get to shooting but once again we went off into too much depth about possible shots we could do and didn’t get much shooting done.
A new set back was that the third member of our group was removed, due to our lack of organisation which was also a set back as we had to take on the responsibilities on which we gave her and had only two people left to do everything.
We had more success at last using teddy bears as props with lights in the media room. Right up against our deadline, here we decided to shoot some shots at night in school using lights for our thriller. For other shots we needed the environment to be very dark so on many occasions we stayed behind after school waited for it to be dark so we could film. We were really pleased with our shots which had a real ‘film noi’r look and created a thriller feel with the clown and teddies offset against the protagonist/killer shots to fit with our theme of serial child killer.
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