Conclusions

I am really pleased with the end results of my final product after a stressful week with the software deleting some of my work and having to restart things i think overall i have done really well to overcome this and i believe that my film is exactly what i set out for it to be all those months ago.

I have taken a risk with the style in which i filmed my product because without me explaining it may have looked abit sloppy but i didnt want smooth transitions and a polished look about the film because as ive said time and time again i wanted it to look like real footage and i think i have achieved this, so overall i am pleased with the work i have done.

I got some audience feedback and each person who saw my film agreed that it is very realistic and this brings a scarier feel to it, more than if i had tried to do a copy of a Scream film. My Boyfriend was especially surprised by my film because he said it felt like he was watching true footage and he even compared it to Paranormal Activity with the basis of how real both films seem to be, which is good because this is the effect i wanted.

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My titles

These are the titles in order that are featured in my two minute opening of a film:

Title 1 – The footage you are about to see was the evidence that was found following the disappearance of Shannon Bowlen in 2002. I chose to feature this because i wanted to match the realism of the way i filmed my product (using the hand – held camera) because i thought this gave a realistic tone to it.

Title 2 – K.H.PRODUCTIONS

Title 3 – MOONLIGHT STUDIOS PRESENTS

Title 4 – GEORGINA FULCHER

Title 5 – OLIVER FULCHER

Title 6 – ABIGAIL TAYLOR

Title 7 – ZARA JONES

Title 8 – TOM EDWARDS

Title 9 – CASTING DIRECTOR – EDWARD SEAL

Title 10 – EDITED BY – KIM HURRELL

Title 11 – COSTUME DIRECTOR – APRIL YOUNG

Title 12 – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Title 13 – WRITTEN BY – KIM HURRELL

Title 14 – PRODCUED AND DIRECTED BY – KIM HURRELL

Title 15 – REVENGE

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The Age Certificate

To choose the age certificate i would give my film i went on the bbfc website where i followed a link that said classification guidelines as this helped me choose to give the age certificate of my film a 15. I gave my it a 15 because it fitted in perfectly with the guidelines:

Discrimination
The work as a whole must not endorse discriminatory
language or behaviour.
Drugs
Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not
promote or encourage drug misuse. The misuse of easily
accessible and highly dangerous substances (for example,
aerosols or solvents) is unlikely to be acceptable.
Horror
Strong threat and menace are permitted unless sadistic
or sexualised.
Imitable behaviour
Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and
self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be
copied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.
Language
There may be frequent use of strong language (for example,
‘fuck’). The strongest terms (for example, ‘cunt’) may be
acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated
use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable.
Nudity
Nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without
strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a
non-sexual or educational context.
Sex
Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail.
There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour,
but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable
unless justified by context. Works whose primary purpose is
sexual arousal or stimulation are unlikely to be acceptable.
Theme
No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is
appropriate for 15 year olds.
Violence
Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction
of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to
be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also
unlikely to be acceptable.
There may be detailed verbal references to sexual violence
but any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and
have a strong contextual justification.

DiscriminationThe work as a whole must not endorse discriminatorylanguage or behaviour.DrugsDrug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must notpromote or encourage drug misuse. The misuse of easilyaccessible and highly dangerous substances (for example,aerosols or solvents) is unlikely to be acceptable.HorrorStrong threat and menace are permitted unless sadisticor sexualised.Imitable behaviourDangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide andself-harming) should not dwell on detail which could becopied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.LanguageThere may be frequent use of strong language (for example,‘fuck’). The strongest terms (for example, ‘cunt’) may beacceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeateduse of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable.NudityNudity may be allowed in a sexual context but withoutstrong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in anon-sexual or educational context.SexSexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail.There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour,but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptableunless justified by context. Works whose primary purpose issexual arousal or stimulation are unlikely to be acceptable.ThemeNo theme is prohibited, provided the treatment isappropriate for 15 year olds.ViolenceViolence may be strong but should not dwell on the inflictionof pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely tobe acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is alsounlikely to be acceptable.There may be detailed verbal references to sexual violencebut any portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet andhave a strong contextual justification.

My two minute opening and the rest of the plot certainly follows these guidelines because there would not be any strong language or scenes of violence included.

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Location

I wanted a location where there was not going to be any disruptions from the public as i didnt want them in any of my shots. So the location had to  be a secluded woodland area to make the film effective so i found a woodland area in Feltwell and this was the ideal setting as nobody was there apart from me and actors so im glad i chose this location

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

From looking back at the preliminary task i have realised how much more work goes into the full product. Because with the preliminary task there was set shots that had to be covered such as the shot reverse shot and 180 degree, this helped with getting us used to doing these certain shots, however with the full product we had to come up with our own shots depending on what we thought would look the best and this was not always easy. Editing the preliminary task was also much less complicated than editing the full product as there wasn’t a particular time limit and it wasn’t as precise as the full product. Overall i did enjoy doing both tasks and i think that even though there was so much more hard work put into the full product it is worth the effort from seeing the final product.

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What have you learnt about technologies from the process of construction this product?

I learnt never to trust technology because it can easily let you down or crash and it did with me plenty of times. I also learnt to give yourself plenty of time to allow for anything that could possibly go wrong. The technologies i used were:

Adobe Premier Elements – to edit my film on.

WordPress – to blog all of my work on.

Mobile Phones – to text my actor about the the whereabouts of us meeting up to film and times etc.

Interenet  – to research films.

Imdb – to get information on producers and directors of certain films.

You Tube – to get clips of the openings of films.

BBFC – to research the classification guidelines

The two technologies that i used the most was Adobe Premier Elements to edit my film and WordPress because i have blogged everything. I found wordpress really easy to use and i think its a great piece of technology. However i did have problems with Premier Elements because i found the software quite complicated and it was really slow at times and on occasions even crashed and i lost my work.

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How did you attract/address your audience?

I attracted my audience by firstly making out that my film is real footage because this was a successful move with the film Paranormal Activity. I also made my character young because i felt that it would attract an audience because i noticed that most horror film’s victims are young because horror films attract a young audience so the audience relate to the characters. I put a realistic feel to my product and i believe that this brings a genuine feel of horror rather than including special effects that would have ended up looking silly.

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Who would be the audience for your media product?

After completely my Questionnaire i decided to target my audience at 15 -25year olds because i think they would be more attracted to my film than older generations and obviously as im going to rate my film at a 15 i do not want to target anybody younger than 15. I believe 15 to 25year olds would be more interested because they would be able to relate more to my character as she is a young girl herself. I also find that younger people like the idea of being scared and they also tend to watch horror films with their friends at sleepovers and at group meetings at the cinemas.

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

The media institution that might distribute my media product would be Paramount because they have distributed horror films in the past such as The Ring and My bloody Valentine. I do not believe that Working Title would be as likely because they seem to distribute many family friendly films such as Pretty Woman and Notting Hill.

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How does your media product represent particular social groups?

My media product represents the average teenage girl interested in fashion, i didn’t want my character to be a ‘Chav’ in tracksuits and trainers who constantly swears, because i wanted my character to relate to my target audience, i also wanted the audience to not form a negative opinion on the character which is why i dressed her in skinny jeans, a blazer and studded ankle boots because this trend is very current and presents a simple statement.

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