Friday, 28 March 2014

Target audience

The target audience for films and opening sequences vary within the genre. The two relate in a significant way, this is because different genres relate to different audeinces.

An example of this can be a specific audience that will like action movies, or a specific audience will enjoy watching comedy films. Or for other genres, there will always be a specific audience.

Our opening sequence will also have a specific target audience, this is in order to closely look at the different types of people and which genre generally gets the most support and views. When taking the target audience to account then you also have to look at the age group and type of person. With our opening sequence we will be using the genre: action. The age group for our opening sequence will be targeted at both men and women, all different ages but mainly middle aged and teenagers, this is because statistics show that mostly these two age groups enjoy watching action films.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Costume Character - 3

The third and last character will be the target, the target does not know that he is being hunted by the hired killer so therefore he will not be disguising trying to hide. The character has also left prison so financially won't be very high resulting in not having luxury clothes. Significantly resulting in the character also wearing casual clothes, maybe a bit scruffy to indicate past.


Friday, 21 March 2014

Costumes Character - 2

The second charcter will have a costume of casual, this is because the character is the hired killer so therefore he will not be wearing a smart type of clothing, he will have a casual atire to fit in with the rest of the people. This keeps the hired killer undercover as well as implying the financial statement of not being able to afford smart clothing.

These are examples of the type of clothing the character will be wearing:

The hired killer will also be using props, such as: car keys, weapons, phones etc.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Costumes - Character - 1

The first character will be the a son of a wealthy man, the dad has a lot of money so this implies the son will have more problems and a lot more trouble. The money is significant as the son will have a smart dress code, therefore the costume of the character will be smart. Preferably a suit or a smart type of clothing.

These are a few examples of smart types of clothing that the first chaarcter will be wearing:


Monday, 17 March 2014


The illuminator will give us night vision so we can see the location, characters a lot clearer. This is a camera option which could become useful in our opening scene.


The picture above shows an illuminator attached to a camera.

  • Attachment
  • LED
  • Infrared 
  • Night vision
  • 140 IR

Sony DSLR Camera

This is the Sony DSLR camera which is a great, easy camera to use which has many functions to suit the environment and what type of filming you want to do. The high definition filming function gives a nice filming process, as well as the bright flash which is an option to use. This is the camera that we will be using for our opening scene as it is good to use and easy to film with. 

Some of the Sony DSLR functions:

  • 24.3 megapixels 
  • HD video: Full HD 1080p
  • ISO speed range: 100-16000
  • Screen type: 3" LCD screen
  • Manual zoom
  • Manual/automatic focus

Equipment being used

The equipment that will be used for the opening sequence is vital as the equipment that films the scenes, this suggests that the better quality equipment used the greater advantage on the scenes coming out in a professional way. Therefore for our opening scene we will be using some of the following: 

  • DSLR Camera     
  • Tripod
  • Dolly
  • Light source
  • Illuminator 

Evaluation questions

Evaluation Questions 

1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

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

4. Who is the main target audience for your product?

5. How did you attract/ address your target audience?

6. Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task), what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?

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

Location shots

The location shots will include varies scenes, the location will imply the characters type and their background. The location shot for a wealthy man in our opening sequence will be in a nice, luxurious house with a smart dress code. The locations will explain the character. Any location will not make an opening sequence look good so specific locations will have to be found, the locations will also have to be altered to either daylight or night. If the location takes place at night then the scene will have to be gradually lighted up to make the characters visible so the audience can understand who they are.

Some locations that may be used for our opening sequence: 

Police station:


Thursday, 13 March 2014


A tripod is a portable three legged frame used as a platform for the camera. The tripod gives stability when filming stable shots, the camera can also travel in the same spot to the desired direction. A tripod is necessary when filming as it will capture all stable shots. 

The tripod has a number of different heights so different length shots can be taken as well as the spinning top mantel which can be changed to suit the direction of the shot.  The diagram on top shows a basic tripod with key functions to it. Tripods can be varied; the higher the price the better and more functions the tripod has, for my opening sequence a basic tripod will do as it will have the desired features.

Camera dolly

This is a picture of a standard camera dolly, the whole purpose of a camera dolly is to make filming easier and steadier for consistent scenes. The dolly creates smooth filming which a camera man can not create with just steady hands. The camera dolly offers ranges of different types and models, this is a simple model which consists of three wheels which connects to the tripod, their are also other types of camera dolly's which do not need an attached tripod. The camera dolly will be very useful for my filming and opening sequence as it will create smooth scenes, it will create consistency that the free hand will not create. therefore the camera dolly will make filming easier for consistent scenes.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Non - Copyright music website

    Ben Sound

This is one of the websites I found which is a non - copyright music supplier, it offers free music for users. The Ben Sound website gives users a variety of free music with sectioned genres to lead you in the direction of specific music genre. Having this website as a choice of music to use for my opening sequence is useful as it will give me a range and choices of which songs to use or that i can use, which are all suitable to the action genre.

The link I have provided at the top gives a closer in-sight to what the website looks like as well as the print screen of the home page of the Ben Sound website.