Thursday, 7 April 2011

Question 1:In what ways does your media produce use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product?

For this question the class have to compare nine shot from our title sequence for a Thriller opening on with nine stills from different title sequences and show how it challenges the forms and conventions of real media products.

For the groups title sequence we have our chose shots and we have to go through the clips to see if any of them correspond in any ways to the ideas we used for our title sequence.

The First example is Da Vinci Code. In our film we used an ident that we created and it was behind a black screen with an effect. The effects are different but it is still the same idea.

Another example was from Momento, we used a flashback scene as Momento did. Both our scenes were shown in a different way however we both included an extreme close up to build tension within it

The next comparison is The Shinning we can see a shot of someone being tracked. Although our sequence involves hand held camera movement,  it is the same idea of someone being watched stalked or tracked.

The next comparisons would be with The Taking of Pelham. There is use of a similar long shot that establishes where the scene is going to take place and also the title sequence looks similar.

Another Momento comparison we had was with the the picture. The angle is slightly different, but the idea still resembles what we were trying to display. Its a close up of both the hand holding the picture and the picture itself although in Momento the picture isn't developed and our picture is.

We also had a comparison from Se7en where we see someone in bed, we adapted this idea and used it as a vision into the main characters dreams.

We have a shot of our antagonist character that has a shot in common with the stepfather where there is a shot of the eye in a mid close up

We also have a shot of the stain glass window shot which we shares the same idea from Da Vinci Code

All of these shots can be used in a thriller to set and establish scenes and add tension and intrigue. 

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