Friday, 8 April 2011

Q8 Evaluation

If you look back at my group's 'pre-lim' movie, 'The Swap' where we exchanged bags in a thrilling way, it is easy to see our progression to the finished product.
For example, the first noticeable thing for me was the quality of the filming and camera angles. in our final film i think the shots were framed more professionally,and the tripod was used more effectively in steady shots and both pan and tilts.
The music was also very noticeable, as with the prelim, the music seemed out of time and slightly boring.
The final thriller which came a few weeks later took much more time and care to produce, and the time and care is something that came with added experience, which we gained from the preliminary.
Lighting was a constant issue throughout filming both movies, but i feel that in anxiety, the final edit had sufficient lighting, dealing with the mix of natural and unnatural light we had to deal with in our location.
Editing skills also greatly improved, although, i was very pleased with the scene of the bag swap as i thought the editing was tricky and precise, the anxiety movie came out with a much more professional feel, by trimming down the clips to the exact right amount it is easier to maintain the viewers interest.

If you view the question 8 group post that the whole group are tagged in, you will see the lengths we went to when recording- via the uploaded photos.

http://thriller11group22.blogspot.com/2011/03/anxiety-final.html

the film is viewable here, in comparison with the prelim i am sure most would agree a lot of progress has been made, in all aspects, music, title text, camera work, lighting, sound, mis en scene and all.

Q7 Evaluation

I have learnt many things from constructing this product.
 
final cut pro was new to me, i had previously used iMovie and windows movie maker quite a few times so i understood the general basics of video editing software, however i enjoyed final cut the most, it was a great program to learn as it is professional industry standard.
the arrange screen of final cut pro- clips easily dragged and cut.
fine tuning and cutting sound is made easy with the sound editing screen.
i found soundtrack pro easy to use, because i use the program logic which has some of the same effects and the same way of arranging the sounds.
this is a picture of the arrange screen zoomed in and also the 'space designer' reverb unit which i used to give the sound a roomier feel.
this is me using logic at home.
a closer look at space designer.

The hardware side of things was also fun, learning to effectively use the cameras and the tripods was also something i had touched on before, but still a new experience to be in charge and responsible for my own equipment, which we had to take care of.


The JVC 100 cameras we used were very high quality, as high as 1080p hd video recording.

Through blogger, i also learned more about blogging and decided to make my own blog for use in my free time. Throughout the project i found it was beneficial as i learned the use of new technologies.

Q6 Evaluation

WHAT WAS GOOD?
WHAT WAS BAD?
AZEEM: INTENSE SIK BLUDD
NOTHING
DELWAR: MADDD BLUDDD
NOTHING REALLY
ZARA: IT WAS REALLY GOOD
DRINKING SCENE
FATIMAH: LOVELY
DRINKING SCENE
SHAKZ: BAD ASS MOVIE
NOTHING
JEWEL: MERKING IT BLUD
WHEN I COLLAPSE
ATTAR: RAAA SIKK
NOTHING
NAGA: SIK SIK SIK
SOME OF IT LOOKED FAKE
KIREON: LOVING IT
NOTHING
FARHEN: SCARY
FAKE BLOOD
MAHIMA: SCARED
NOTHING
JANET:SCARY
BLOOD LOOKED SO FAKE
YASMIN: INTENSE
NOTHING
RIMA: SCARY
NOTHING


This is a table of one word ansewers well more or less one word ansewers of the feedback after the cinema screening. The reason why i only got one word ansewers from my audience was due to it was really busy and it was hard to grab people so i tried to keep them happy and cheerfull. as you can see from the table there are up's and down's therefore i will start with the positives many people said the film looked quite sik which in formal english means really good i can see that some were scared whereas others were amazed by the camera shots and great editing. the negative's where that the blood looked quite fake and that the scene of where i was drinking didn't look so great however on the whole i got a really got postive feedback with some sort of criticsim.

Q4&Q5 Evaluation

I believe my thriller movie would be widely spread over the internet i believe this is the only form of advertisement it will get.



















My thriller movie is a low independent budget company so it wouldn't be so advertise as much however it will get one screening and a realse of 200 DVDs. It will also be spread on youtube,facebook and blogger. Many media students have already potsed there video's upon these sites already.
Because of the internet, we have been able distribute our film, far more widely than we could of otherwise done and reach a bigger audience.

Promotion
Other examples media which could promote our movie is from magazines or newspapers, that is if we really wanted to push it to the mainstream.

Here is an example of another media students work, that has reached a wide amount of audiences view through youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuBfK2oqTFs&feature=related

Q3 Target Audience for our media production, Evaluation

Our Media production would be suited for the age group of 25 and over. Because our opening is an psychological thriller the audience would likely to be an intelligent person so that they would have a better understanding of what the hell is going on. It would be more suited for women to like psychological thrillers, whereas men tend to like action thrillers!

For example: 

Andrew aged 28, likes going out partying having a coffee in hes lunch break and also going to cinemas in his spare time, but also likes to stay up to date with hes movies like horror movies and action movies.
You may see him carrying a suitcase.
The things that you may find in hes bag is: a wallet, lots of paper work, an extra pen and business cards.
Here are the examples:



Q3 Evaluation

After some research i found that most thriller movies mainly targeted an audience ranging from their early 20's, to their late 30's. The thriller is a genre you can submerge in, usually with a twisted plot and jumpy moments. This means for your average adult full time worker that the thriller can be a form of escapism. Action thrillers are particularly prevalent among males, and psychological thrillers are slightly more popular among women.

Example thriller viewer:

Hi, my name is Daniel, i'm an IT technician for the offices of Autotrader magazine. I like to stay up to date with movies, especially the newest thrillers and horrors as well as old classics. I sometimes go to the cinema on thursday evening because it is more empty and relaxing. I usually watch action and thriller movies, because the excitement of an epic car chase can not be beaten. I like big budget films because special effects fascinate me, However, i find that low budget british thrillers are also very exciting; as they have a unique and un-cliched feel to them.
 
 
As you can see by this graph, thriller movies have a slightly more niche audience than many other genres. The most watch movie was an animated action/adventure/family movie.

Therefore my thriller, Anxiety, was produced for a niche audience.

Q7 Evaluation on Technologies

video

Q8 Progression from prelim film to final film, Evaluation

for the final shot, i feel that it much better than the prelim shot , as the shots were more sharp and we had more variety of shots.
I feel that this shot could have been better in the prelim shot, as you could see the tripod at the back.
As a whole i think that compared to the prelim shot, the camera shots in our final film was more professional.




This is an example of a brilliant shot in our final film.







For our final film, the editing has improved from before, as we have used more quick and sharp shots and cut the unnecessary parts off. It is very clear in our opening, as the audience could tell when the character is having a flash back, as we have edited to have the flash backs to be in black and white .










 The mise en scene worked really well, with the blood and by the character being tied up to the chair, it made it seem more thrilling and dramatic, were as in our prelim we didn't have much use of mise en scene.
The location of our final film worked really, as I asked for a few audience feedback and some people said that the location had a really good effect with the mise en scene of the water in the River Thames.
Location.

The sound effect has improved from the prelim as, we had a long thought about what type of sound would go well with our final opening of our film.
Planing and research skills have an important role to our production as this leads to a good film because, when you plan when and what you are going to do, you would have a good focus, and after doing some research, it gives you a good starting point, and it may inspire you of what to do next.
Overall I feel that our final film has massively improved from our prelim shot, because of the use of mise en scene, location and the fact that we have a better experience of the technologies.
I feel that our skills on the use of digital technology has improved, as now we are beginning to be more familiar with its functions.
Due to social networking, I have also learnt that you could get a wide range of audience to watch your production.
Overall I have enjoyed the experience of this production, and have gained more experience of what the audience like to view more. I have also learnt how the use the MAC computers better than before, as i use to be confused of how copy and paste, and also how to print screen. =)



Thursday, 7 April 2011

Q8 Evaluation: progression from pre-lim.

If you look back at my group's 'pre-lim' movie, 'The Swap' where we exchanged bags in a thrilling way, it is easy to see our progression to the finished product.
For example, the first noticeable thing for me was the quality of the filming and camera angles. in our final film i think the shots were framed more professionally,and the tripod was used more effectively in steady shots and both pan and tilts.
The music was also very noticeable, as with the prelim, the music seemed out of time and slightly boring.
The final thriller which came a few weeks later took much more time and care to produce, and the time and care is something that came with added experience, which we gained from the preliminary.
Lighting was a constant issue throughout filming both movies, but i feel that in anxiety, the final edit had sufficient lighting, dealing with the mix of natural and unnatural light we had to deal with in our location.
Editing skills also greatly improved, although, i was very pleased with the scene of the bag swap as i thought the editing was tricky and precise, the anxiety movie came out with a much more professional feel, by trimming down the clips to the exact right amount it is easier to maintain the viewers interest.

If you view the question 8 group post that the whole group are tagged in, you will see the lengths we went to when recording- via the uploaded photos.

http://thriller11group22.blogspot.com/2011/03/anxiety-final.html

the film is viewable here, in comparison with the prelim i am sure most would agree a lot of progress has been made, in all aspects, music, title text, camera work, lighting, sound, mis en scene and all.

evaluation question 7: technology

The creation of our movie has been a voyage through technology. Both with hardware like the amazing cameras we used and the software, final cut pro, and soundtrack pro.
I chose not to use live type because i thought our film suited a simple title text.
but here is an example of what can be done with it:

final cut pro was new to me, i had previously used iMovie and windows movie maker quite a few times so i understood the general basics of video editing software, however i enjoyed final cut the most, it was a great program to learn as it is professional industry standard.
the arrange screen of final cut pro- clips easily dragged and cut.
fine tuning and cutting sound is made easy with the sound editing screen.
i found soundtrack pro easy to use, because i use the program logic which has some of the same effects and the same way of arranging the sounds.
this is a picture of the arrange screen zoomed in and also the 'space designer' reverb unit which i used to give the sound a roomier feel.
this is me using logic at home.
a closer look at space designer.

The hardware side of things was also fun, learning to effectively use the cameras and the tripods was also something i had touched on before, but still a new experience to be in charge and responsible for my own equipment, which we had to take care of.


The JVC 100 cameras we used were very high quality, as high as 1080p hd video recording.

Through blogger, i also learned more about blogging and decided to make my own blog for use in my free time. Throughout the project i found it was beneficial as i learned the use of new technologies.

question 4 and 5: evaluation: distribution

I think that my film, anxiety, would be distributed mainly through the use of the internet.
sites such as facebook, youtube, vimeo, twitter, tumblr, blogspot, and dailymotion are all examples of where media can be spread online. As this is an independent student movie it makes sense to spread the movie in a place where other student movies are likely to be spread.
This is a snap of me spreading my film via the tumblr blog system.

This advert for the university of lincoln was a task to present an advert for the university in a thrilling way.
As you can see, via youtube it has gained over half a million views.
you can watch it here:

This is an example of how succesful it is to spread media through sites such as facebook especially, as it is very public, some videos even go 'viral' which means they are spread constantly throughout blogs and obtain tens of millions of views.

other ways of distributing a film are entering it for film festivals such as the east london film festival.

this would generate interest from more niche audiences who enjoy independent movies.

q2 evaluation: Social groups.

We chose our main character, the victim, to be a male. This challenged various stereotypes. Firstly: that the victim is a slightly more vulnerable young female character; and also, that the ruling audience for a psychological thriller is women. 

The typical female victim for a thriller was established partly in 1960's with Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho". This became a common standard for many thriller films for years to come and still today. Although, a few do challenege the stereotype which is what we set out to do.

I was slightly inspired by the Eli Roth movie, 'Hostel' where the women are the ones that trick the men and the men become victims.


The trailer can be seen here.

Keeping in slightly stereotypical form, our villain was also a male.

depicted in a black jacket as many films do. I do think however this is an effect method. 
The mis en scene of the facial expression, combined with the previously seen 'prison bars' behind adds the effect of danger and doom for our victim.






Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Evaluation Q3- audience

After some research i found that most thriller movies mainly targeted an audience ranging from their early 20's, to their late 30's. The thriller is a genre you can submerge in, usually with a twisted plot and jumpy moments. This means for your average adult full time worker that the thriller can be a form of escapism. Action thrillers are particularly prevalent among males, and psychological thrillers are slightly more popular among women.

Example thriller viewer:

Hi, my name is Daniel, i'm an IT technician for the offices of Autotrader magazine. I like to stay up to date with movies, especially the newest thrillers and horrors as well as old classics. I sometimes go to the cinema on thursday evening because it is more empty and relaxing. I usually watch action and thriller movies, because the excitement of an epic car chase can not be beaten. I like big budget films because special effects fascinate me, However, i find that low budget british thrillers are also very exciting; as they have a unique and un-cliched feel to them.

As you can see by this graph, thriller movies have a slightly more niche audience than many other genres. The most watch movie was an animated action/adventure/family movie.

Therefore my thriller, Anxiety, was produced for a niche audience.

Prt of Q8 Evaluation

































Team work is very important, it helps when everyone works well together, adding idea's and helping each other.