Sunday, 19 November 2017
I would consider myself to be a gamer, as a regularly play a variety of games on the PS4. I usually stick to playing on the weekends only though, because I do not have much time to play. I am largely into online games, including shooters, such as Doom, and story-based games, such as Uncharted and Resident Evil. I used to own a Wii though, making mme a large fan of the Mario and Zelda franchises. I play to releive the stress of constant workloads, and because games offer a sense of escapism, with possibly an enjoyable story. I play either with friends or by myself. I play most games on the PS4.
Monday, 13 November 2017
Did you fulfill all the content requirements; both in terms of including all the correct features and as well as the actual choices made.
I beleive that we were sucessful in fololowing the requirements; we included three jingles and two tracks throughout the recording, along with an introduction, celebrity gamble game, and a news section. Our tracks were Forget You, by Cee Lo Green, and Our House, by Madness. Our introduction featured the host welcoming the audience to the show, and previewing the events that would occur throughout the show. The game of Celebrity Gamble involved the introduction of a phone-in viewer, Derek, and his journey to school. The news segment contained two short news segments reported by our news presenter.
Have you nailed the conventions and styles of Nick Grimshaw and the Radio 1 Breakfast Show?
I feel that we were able to replicate Nick Grimshaw's style of radio broadcasting to an extent. We were able to copy his upbeat style of presenting, with a lively and energetic tone used by our host, in our show. However, we were unable to include consistant witty banter, a common feature of Nick Grimshaw's presenting.
How did you manage your running order/timings?
Timings were a large problem for us, with our first viable recording being 6 minutes long. This was shortened by fast talking and cutting out dialogue, whilst also shortening jingles and tracks. The second section was our lengthiest, and originally included a lot of unecessary dialogue, which we were able to cut out, and shorten our recording to just over 3 minutes.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Several shots were retaken, in an effort to acheive full continuity. However, the transition between shots 2 and 3 was not continuous, as the ball is kicked low off the ground in shot 2, whereas it appears high in the air in shot 3. This transition could be better. For example, the ball could have been kicked higher off the ground in shot 2, which would have improved the narrative flow between shots 2 and 3. Because of this, we did not acheive full continuity.
Improvements could be made to the video to improve the narrative flow, apart from the poor continuity between shots 2 and 3. For example, the shots could be cut quicker, like at the end of shot 2, where the shot could be cut immediatly after the ball was kicked, instead of showing character 2's legs for a few more seconds. Character 3 could also be more involved in the video, as he is randomly introduced, and it is not apparent to the audience what he is doing when character 1 trips over him.
Monday, 18 September 2017
The genre for the film is action/adventure, as reflected by the consitant explosions and fight scences throughout the trailer. The genre is another source of audience appeal, as Marvel audiences are familiar with fight scences and villains. The villain is another typical action genre signifier, this time being a mercenary seeking to oversee the extinction of mutants, including the girl.
The film has been branded as a Marvel movie, so the public is able to associate 'Logan' with other Marvel movies. This is shown by the Marvel ident at the beginnning of the trailer. Since many Marvel movies in the past have been successful, potentials viewers are more likely to go and watch 'Logan', as they can associate it with previous successes, making them belwive it will be a good film. Although Marvel is owned by Disney, the trailer doesn't contain any Disney ident, because Disney is associated with kid-friendly, family movies, while this movie is a violent action/adventure movie for older audiences. Therefore, it would not have been a good idea to put the Disney ident into the trailer, because potential audiences may have been put off by Disney's kid-friendly vibe.
Character representation is varied greatly in this trailer. The character Laura is presented as a sweet, friendly child, when in reality she is a fighter/anti-hero. She has been included as a strong female character, so that she may come across as represenatative of women and femanism, which will attract female audiences to watch 'Logan'. On the other hand, there is Logan, a sterotypical male character that has proven popular in previous Marvel films, representaive of heroism and strength. He has been represnted as his old, quick-to-temper self, because it's a characteristic that has proven popular with Marvel fans in the past.