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2. Evaluation Qs. 1 In what ways does your product USE, DEVELOP or CHALLENGE existing codes and conventions? Evaluation Qs. 2 How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts? Evaluation Qs. 3 What have you learnt from audience feedback?Evaluation Qs. 4 - How did you use media Technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages? Evaluation Questions: 3. The brief we were given: My group and I have chosen to create a new soap featuring a trailer and including a magazine front cover and a poster, both featuring our soap. 4. http://emmahardya2media.blogspot.com/ - Link to my blog, featuring planning, drafts of trailer and final soap trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuVExGlK4y0Link to my final soap trailer on YouTube. 5. Final ancillary products: 6. Evaluation Qs. 1 In what ways does your product USE, DEVELOP or CHALLENGE existing codes and conventions? (MOST OF QS. 1 IS AS A VIDEO Link on my blog) http://emmahardya2media.blogspot.com/ 7.
Q1. 8. As we were aiming our soap at teenagers and young adults we wanted to create a similar soap feel as Hollyoaks. In order to create this time of soap we looked closely at the shot types which Hollyoaks use.Hollyoaks used shots such as: Big Close Up Long shot, walking towards camera Medium long shot, sat on sofa Q1. 9. My group and I then tried to re-create some of the same shots Hollyoaks use in their soap, and tried to fit them in within out soap trailer.Big Close Up Long shot, walking towards camera Medium long shot, sat on sofa Q1. Similar shot types as an existing soap: 10. As well as looking at soaps such as Hollyoaks and Coronation Street we also looked at soap/drama Waterloo Road which is shown on BBC 1. We wanted to look at Waterloo roads camera angles and shots as it is filmed in a school/college so the age groups are similar to our soaps ages, we wanted to see how the teenagers were represented. Existing soap drama Our soap Similarities : There are similarities between these two shots, as they are both framed in an over-the-shoulder shot and an MCU of the other person facing the camera.Differences : However, there are some subtle differences between my soaps clip and an existing soap clip. On my soaps clip you are able to see more of the characters shoulder and head compared to the existing soaps shot. Also the girl in the existing soap is wearing a uniform to show what type of location this shot is taken at. Q1. 11. Non-diegetic sound: We had to edit in a scream when the girl (Sarah) gets kidnapped by the man, as there was no scream when she actually filmed it therefore we had to be careful with the editing to make sure the scream sounded realistic and was in sync with her mouth movement.Q1. 12.
Q1. 13. Mise en scene: The mise en scene is created by the realistic setting/location we used, as we filmed our soap in a house therefore is realistic scenery and would be shown in a soap. Props were used such as a bed, a mobile phone and a work folder to again show a realistic approach to our soap, so that it wasnt far-fetched and so that the target audience could relate to the mise en scene created.Q1. To represent the mise en scene and also the title of the soap, we captured the Hill Top Farm sign in the background of a scene, allowing the audience to identify what the name of the soap is.The two arrows in picture, shows how Archie is leading two different lives. The bigger arrow represents that he should go back to his girlfriend Bella, however is more involved in Sambucas life. 14. Mise en scene: The mise en scene is represented by the realistic and virtual setting, the mise en scene is created through the realistic set approach, as it would seem it was a real bedroom. The audience can then relate to the setting.This scene also captures the feelings of the two characters Archie and Bella, as they are lay very far away from each other showing they have a distant relationship which may have caused Archie to cheat. By Archie cheating may be more understandable as the audience are able to see that they are distant.Q1. 15. Mise en scene: Again in this scene, the setting is very realistic by the characters being in a lounge. To create the cheating mise en scene, we displayed lipstick around the characters faces to show that they were up to something suspicious and when Bella walks in she (and the audience) would instantly know what has been going on. The messy lipstick could represent the messy situation they are both in.Q1. 16. Title Cards: The use of title cards at the end of our soap trailer, represents the feelings portrayed in the soap. The title cards are with a quick tempo towards the end of the trailer to encourage the audience to work out why there are certain words being associated with the soap.The three title cards allow the audience to identify and guess which title card links to which character and storyline.Q1. 17. The meaning behind the soundtrack: Q1. Set Fire To The Rain" I let itfall, my heart, Andas it fell you rose to claim it It was dark and I was over Until you kissed my lips and you saved me My hands, they're strong But my knees were far too weak To stand in your arms Without falling to your feet But there's a side to you That I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say They were never true, never true, And the games you play You would always win, always win. [Chorus:] But I set fire to the rain , Watched it pour as I touched your face, Well, it burned while I cried 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name! Broken heart Archie is lying behind Bellas back, and is leading a separate life.Archie is always lying to Bella Archie playing the cheating game Bella cant take all the lying from Archie anymore Cheating is bad but with Sambuca finding out she is pregnant just makes the whole situation even worse.Archie claims to be a wonderful man, however for Bella its all too good to be true. 18. Evaluation Qs. 2 How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts? 19. Creating a brand: We all knew that we wanted to aim our soap at the E4 target audience members, therefore we had to create a theme throughout all of our products which we created.On the main soap trailer, the title cards show the brands institution by having the writing on the title cards in the brands specific font, on the last title card it shows the E4 logo - showing the institution which will feature on the poster and may feature on the magazine front cover. To keep with E4s brand, we had to use font American Typewriter when mentioning E4 on titles and also any writing on the poster. By using the same font which E4 uses it shows that we are keeping the brand running throughout all of our products. Font = American Typewriter Q2. 20. Creating a brand: As well as using the same fonts throughout on all the titles cards etc. we also had to include the brands logo which we all decided would be E4. The extremely recognisable E4 logo is seen on the soap trailer showing the audience where they will find this particular soap, the poster to advertise the soap and for the audience to know where they can watch it and will also feature in the magazine.As E4 is a popular television station in the UK, several viewers identify E4 with the purple colour, therefore we made sure that our main colour theme was purple and would be the theme colour on our title cards and the poster so the audience can identify the institution.Our brands institution Q2. 21. Combination of trailer and ancillaries: As we were creating a soap to be shown on E4, we had to make sure that there were similarities between the three products (soap and ancillaries) so that they interlinked.We made sure that the billboard poster for our soap had the E4 logo and the name of the soap. The purple colour used on the E4 logo and banner was also represented through our soap trailer to show that the soap was an E4 product. On the magazine front cover, we represented the brand on the strap line running across the top of the cover to represent that the star of the magazine was from an E4 product. On the poster and on the soaps title cards we used the same font American Typewriter which is the actual font that E4 use.Q2. 22. Q2. Magazine ancillary: Before building our magazine front cover to feature our soap trailer, we looked at existing soap and TV magazines to help us recreate one ourselves. As our soap represents a high class of people, due to it being set on a farm, we decided to follow the conventions of a TV magazine called TV & Satellite as this was quite a formal magazine and was not tacky like most soap magazines such as TV Choice. 23. Q2. Magazine ancillary: Large masthead, in white Stars eye looking directly at the reader Other soap/TV dramas feature on the cover Includes new programmes, with photo slanted and with a yellow background Brand institution shown Includes several features and barcode Similarities: 24. Q2. Poster ancillary: We used a similar structure to the E4 Skins poster to help us create a billboard poster of our own. Soap/drama name and brand - E4 banner & logo with when it is aired. Showing the more dominant/main character Soap/dramas setting/location features in the background Poster includes other characters in the soap/drama Similarities between our poster and an existing poster: 25. Q2. Poster ancillary: Differences between our poster and an existing poster:
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