ANCILLARY TASK ONE: MAGAZINE COVER:
ANCILLARY TASK TWO: POSTER:
FINAL PRODUCT - TRAILER:
After handing out our questionnaires to a random sample of the target audience we took them back in and went through them to see what our findings were. Overall we found that our trailer was liked and would be seen by most of the target audience.
As well as generic questions we also gave the audience a specific question. In the pie carts below the copy of the questionnaire, pie number five represents the answer the question I asked the audience 'What do you think of the use of locations and props within the trailer'
As well as this we found out that most of the audience we asked would prefer the music to end before the final credits. We also made these adjustments to the trailer in order to further satisfy the audience.
Overall I feel that the audience feedback session went very well and help us to make some very good final adjustments to our trailer
As well as the theories mentioned above, i also found some quotes which can be related to our trailer.
John Fiske (1988) ‘attempts to structure some order into the wide range of texts and meanings that circulate in our culture for the convenience of both producers and audiences’
This quote relates the theory provided by Todarov as it relates to different stages within a piece of media, in this case the horror trailer. And as i have shown above our trailer does not follow the conventional steps to a trailer, but it does include them. This enables the audience to understand the media text but at the same time as being slightly confused
The main thing about being able to use a variety of websites is the fact that I have combined the process of ‘producing’ and ‘consuming’ in order to become a prosumer. This has gave me many advantages but the main one is me being able to produce a product at the same time as enjoying already existing ones, which also aided in production
Here is the copy of our final piece which can also be found on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33rIAKNJpRc ) and is able to be put on other sites such as bloddydisguisting.com and social networking sites including facebook and twitter.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the size of the movie it had to be shrank. this has caused the quality of the trailer to be effected. the main things that have been effected are the image quality as well as the sound track sounding tinny. For a better quality trailer visit the above youtube link
The main reason we chose Lionsgate is because it is a popular and well known brand and will be instantly recognised by the horror audience and critics alike because it has already produced massive films such as the saw series and hostel.
This poster is very simple and very effective. There is very little text so most of your attention is on the man within the frame. The fact that he is holding a knife instantly tells you that he is probably the person in the film who will be doing the killing. The fact that we can see his reflection in the knife tells us that he has two sides. The simplicity of putting 'killer looks.' on the poster is very effective, as it makes you wonder what it is all about.
Key Points from the Trailer