Script ideas with Ella

Here we have shown the ideas we have for when the two families cross paths in the park to show the parallels between them and build the story more.

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Here are photographs showing the simple storyboard we have started to create to show our short film ideas shot by shot.

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Characters

Jack Robinson
Sweet
Empathetic
Innocent
Playful
Elizabeth Robinson
Caring
Well respected
Commincative
Approachable
Shannon Clark
Lost
Kind
Naive
Loving
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Mirroring characters & Claude Levi Strauss

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Hall’s Reception Theory

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Feedback From Our Film Pitch Presentation

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Group Presentation- Short Film Pitch

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Genre Theory

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TV Licence Fee

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Final Product- Front Cover

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Final Product- Contents Page

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Final Product- Double Page Spread

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What Kind Of Media Institution Might Distribute Your Media Product And Why?

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How Does Your Media Product Represent Particular Social Groups?

Because of the models I have used, the target audience is teenage girls from any ethnic background. I have used both Caucasian and Asian models which I feel would reach more people and a broader audience because the people purchasing the magazine would feel like they can relate to it more if there is a wide range of differences in race, due to my magazine being pop music and the  content of it, it is fitted to more of a western lifestyle.

My magazine is more of a urban magazine because  it is aimed at teenage girls who have an interest in pop music and celebrities and the most common place to be able to purchase the magazine is in an urban area and it will sell more.

I have not used any male models in my magazine because it is aimed at teenage girls and I have used original images to show things that would interest them for example the main model on my cover being dressed in fashionable clothing and makeup that would appeal to the girls reading my magazine.

The age of the models used are between the ages of 15 and 18. I made sure to use younger models because the target audience is teenage girls and I felt the audience would relate to something more if it showed their age group and not people older than them. I also based the colour scheme and type of images to fit the conventions of a pop magazine since they all aim to catch the eye of teenage girls and I have tried to make my magazine as appealing to the age group as possible, including using slang words, bright colours and younger models.

 

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

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

Because of the music magazine analysis of the front cover, contents page and double page spread, I now understand how music magazines have used different features and techniques to drawn the audience in and understand the conventions more. when starting the main task I started to understand the conventions of magazines due to the fact that I was analysing lots of music magazines to see what approaches they use to attract their audience.
I have also improved my skills on Photoshop as on my preliminary I found the software quite difficult as I had only used it for my photography work and wasn’t sure how to create a magazine on it, at the beginning I had little experience with photoshop but now I have learnt new things such as sorting out the layout of the page and importing images and text. I also found out about certain tools I did not know about which improved the overall quality of the images on my magazine. By learning more about the software, I feel like my standard of work as improved.
Another thing I learnt over the course of my media work was the importance of taking a good shot and how to use a camera effectively. I think that my photo shoot for the main task went much better than the one in my preliminary task. The reason for this is because I planned what shot types I was going to use and I analysed them so that I could see what impression I want to give to the audience by the angles and the types of shots. The mise en scene and clothing of the models was also an important part to consider in the photo shoot such as the string of fairy lights the model had around her in the picture I used for my front cover of my pop music magazine. I realised that the prop can bring more attention to the image and can also give clues to the purpose of the image. Costumes were also very important and I did focus on the costumes in both of the task as I knew that it gave an insight to the audience about what the image is about.
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This shows the difference between the contents page I made for my school based magazine and the one for my final product, showing how my skills with photoshop have improved.

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How I Attracted/Addressed My Audience

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Audience feedback. To answer this evaluation question, I printed out the front cover of my pop final product and got students in the class to annotate where they felt I had followed the conventions of pop magazines and addressed/attracted the target audience.

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Who Would Be The Audience For My Media Product?

The target audience for my magazine is girls between the age of 12-18. Generally, the target audience for pop music magazines are older children and teens of both genders and the conventions of the magazines are suited to fit the interest of this age group. I have used colours such as pink, purple and yellow and focussed more on girls being the target audience than boys because most pop music magazines are commonly targeted at females through the colours, styles, images and the content of the magazine.
I have chosen the older target audience of pop magazines which is teenagers as opposed to children as I feel the fashion style on the clothing worn by the models I have used and the content I have included on the front cover and contents page would be more suitable and appealing to teenagers rather than children. Including quotes such as “Guitar lesson with Taylor Swift” and “Girl band Rivalry” further help show the target audience because being a teenager myself and looking at real pop music magazines, I am aware that this is what girls within the age group can relate to more and are interested in therefore by following these conventions it will help my magazine sell more and become more popular as it fits the rules of a pop music magazine that appeals to this age group.
When taking pictures for my front cover, contents page and double page spread, I took into account the types of models used for real pop music magazines. I used Ella as my model because her hair and clothing matched what a pop star on a magazine looks like. Choosing a dress and a fun and quirky pose for my front cover also helps attract my target audience because she is portrayed of being happy and having fun and teenagers are interested in forms of entertainment that would make them feel happy themselves and relate to what they read. Using a picture of a pop star within the gender and the age group of my target audience will attract them to read the magazine also. The name of my magazine is suitable for and will appeal to my target audience as it relates to the content and it snappy and easy to remember, along with including the word “pop” in the actual title, the font of the masthead is girly and would attract my target audience. DSC_0667

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In What Ways Does My Media Product Use, Develop Or Challenge Forms And Conventions Of A Real Media Product?

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My School Based Magazine: Front Cover and Contents Page

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Music magazine Pictures

Front cover: After looking at pop music magazines I have found that they all have one pop artist on the front with bright makeup and clothing. For my front cover I will use Ella as my model because she fits into the category of what a pop artist usually looks like. The image will be a midshot of Ella posing in a fun and quirky way which would go well with the conventions of a pop magazine. she will be wearing a dress and pink lipstick to match the colour scheme of the front cover.

Contents page: The front cover will contain a screenshot of the front cover as one image, and longshots of two different models posing in casual clothing.

Double page spread: The double page spread will contain a large close up shot of Ella with a guitar

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Editing my front cover

editingThis is a photograph I took as a potential front cover. I have started to use the eraser tool to take out the original background which is a purple wall because it made the overall image look dark. Instead, I will replace it with a light pink coloured background because it will fit with the pop genre for the music magazine and it will also make the front cover brighter and more eye catching.

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Potential Pictures From the First Photo-shoot

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Below are the pictures from the first photoshoot I carried out for my Pop music magazine. I used Ella for my model and got items such as the guitar and fairy lights to include in the image because along with giving the photo some more depth and an interesting look, it also illustrates the fun aspect of pop music, which is also shown through her poses. The hair, makeup, and outfit all match what a pop artist would be dressed up like on the cover of a pop magazine and out of these images there is a few I believe are potential cover pictures. However, to give me more variety, I will be taking more pictures using different locations, models and outfits.

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First photoshoot for music magazine

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Codes And Conventions Of A Pop Music Magazine

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Music Magazine Idea

The genre I have chosen to base my music magazine on is pop. Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid1950s.Pop music was and still is very popular and includes many sub genres. “Pop” and “rock” were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used in opposition from each other.

Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.

Pop music magazines are generally aimed at a target audience of young people aged 12-19 and although both genders are targeted, girls are more commonly seen to buy these types of magazines. To conduct further research, I will carry out a questionnaire on people’s opinions of different music magazines.

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Deconstruction Of A Music Magazine

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Working title films

 

Hot fuzz

  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Produced by: Nira Park Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
  • Written by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
  • Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
  • Music by: David Arnold
  • Cinematography: Jess Hall
  • Edited by: Chris Dickens
  • Production company: StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures (International) Rogue Pictures (United States)
  • Release dates: 16 February 2007 (United Kingdom)20 April 2007 (United States)18 July 2007 (France)
  • Running time: 121 minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom, France, United States,
  • Language: English
  • Budget $12 million
  • Box office $80.7 million
  • 427 Screens

Love actually

  • Directed by: Richard Curtis
  • Produced by: Duncan Kenworthy, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
  • Written by: Richard Curtis
  • Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson
  • Music by Craig Armstrong
  • Cinematography Michael Coulter
  • Edited by Nick Moore
  • Production company; StudioCanal, Working Title Films, DNA Films
  • Distributed by Universal Pictures
  • Release dates 14 November 2003 (United States)21 November 2003 (United Kingdom)
  • Running time 136 minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom, US, France[1]
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $45 million (USD) £30 million
  • Box office: $246.9 million

About a boy

  • Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
  • Screenplay by Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Based on About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  • Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz
  • Narrated by Nicholas Hoult
  • Music by Badly Drawn Boy
  • Cinematography Remi Adefarasin
  • Edited by; Nick Moore
  • Production company StudioCanal, TriBeCa Productions, Working Title Films
  • Distributed by Universal Pictures
  • Release dates 26 April 2002
  • Running time 101 minutes
  • Country: United States, France
  • Language: English
  • Budget $30 million
  • Box office $130,549,455[1]
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Working Title films Case Study 1

Shaun of the dead

    • Directed by: Edgar Wright
    • Produced by: Nira Park
    • Written by: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
    • Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy
    • Music by: Pete Woodhead, Daniel Mudford
    • Cinematography: David M. Dunlap
    • Edited by: Chris Dickens
    • Production company: StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions
    • Distributed by: Universal Pictures, Rogue Pictures (United States)
  • Release dates: 29 March 2004 (London premiere) 9 April 2004 (United Kingdom) 24 September 2004 (United States) 27 July 2005 (France)

 

  • Running time: 99 minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $6.1 million
  • Box office: $30 million

Location

The production was filmed entirely in London, on location and at Ealing Studios, and involved production companies Working Title Films and Studio Canal. Many exterior shots were filmed in and around the North London areas of Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Finsbury Park and East Finchley. Zombie extras were mainly local residents or fans of Spaced who responded to a casting call organized through a fan website. Shaun’s place of work is an actual electrical appliances shop located at Tally Ho, North Finchley. The scenes filmed in and around the “Winchester Tavern” pub were shot at the “Duke of Albany” pub, 39 Monson Road New Cross, South London – a three-story Victorian pub.

Box office

In the United Kingdom, Shaun took £1.6 million at 366 cinemas on its opening weekend.  and netted £6.4 million by mid-May. In its opening weekend in the United States, Shaun earned US$3.3 million, taking seventh place at the box office despite a limited release to only 607 theatres. The film has earned US$30,039,392 worldwide in box office receipts since its release.

Critical response

Shaun of the Dead received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 92%, based on 201 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Shaun of the Dead cleverly balances scares and witty satire, making for a bloody good zombie movie with loads of wit”. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 76 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Nev Pierce, reviewing the film for the BBC, called it a “side-splitting, head-smashing, gloriously gory horror comedy” that will “amuse casual viewers and delight genre fans.” Peter Bradshaw gave it four stars out of five, saying it “boasts a script crammed with real gags” and is “pacily directed [and] nicely acted.”

Awards

  • British independent film awards
  • Evening standard British film award
  • London film critics circle award
  • British academy film awards
  • Empire awards
  • Saturn awards
  • Bram stoker awards
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