EMC_RealityTV_Powerpoint1 : Definitions, history, and a time-line.
- British Films – what is a ‘British’ film? The setting? The actors? The Director? The funding?
- The notion of ‘independence’ in film making.
- UK Film Council
- BARB (British Audience Research Bureau)
- Typical film budgets in Hollywood and in the UK.
- Film marketing.
- Codes and conventions of film trailers.
- The meaning of ‘niche’ (Morris: A Life with Bells on)
Magazines – two different magazine titles, film specialist magazines, or possibly other titles depending on the article you intend to create.
Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. There may be other areas you should consider.
Research – Film Trailer
Analyse at least one film trailer, preferably a British film aimed at a niche audience if you can.
What are the conventions of typical film trailers?
Does this vary when you consider: film genre, target audience, budget?
How does the trailer communicate to the audience? Consider camera shots, angles, movement, sound, narrator, mise-en-scene.
You must produce two features, for two different magazines e.g. a film magazine, and a title aimed at men or women, or a title aimed at women, and one aimed at men.
Choose two titles, and analyse them carefully. Who is the target audience? How do you know? What is the house style?
Film: Have you included the relevant textual information? Is the spelling correct? Is it exactly two minutes? Is it appropriate for your target audience? Is it carefully edited, paying attention to detail?
Magazine: What will your article be about? What will suit the target audience best? Does the production match the house style of your chosen magazines? Are the images of sufficiently high quality? Is your spelling correct? Is the text lined up correctly?