Wednesday, 29 September 2010
The hidden persuaders. Media can directly inject messages to you.
- Audiences are passive
- like blank pages
Theory was widely known in the 1950's. Academics viewed the media is a negative way.
Media is seen as a syringe that injects idea's and attitudes.
Audience seen as junkies.Powerless to resist.
I don't want my characters who are being abused to always seem vunerable and the stereotypical image of a victim. For example, always crying,hunched shoulders and weak.
I am going to do alot of research into domestic violence to make sure i get all the facts exactly right. I am also in the middle of finding a real campaign of domestic voilence and doing a study on it. I could also use this as the number to call at the end of my film.
I am going to look in more depth about my target audience however i think i will have a wide audience. My short film should be sutible for anyone over the age of 15 as domestic violence can effect anyone in any way. Even if the audience aren't victims of domestic violence themselves,they may know someone who has been effected or it may just make them more aware.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Narrative Theory Is.;
> The way the stories are told.
> Narrative Plot refers to everything audibly or visually present
> Time and space in a compressed form.
The Narative story and The Narative Plot are two very different things.
The narative story is the chronological order of all the events.Or the report of an event.
The narative plot is the way the author presents the story and also the way the events are put together and shown to the audience.
Todorov suggests there is one narrative structure for most narrative texts.
- The quest
- Journey to another world.
- The best transformed by love.
- The solving riddles.
- The bitter bit
- The stranger saviour
- The rise and fail
Vladimir Propp said that there is a maxim of 31 functions in folktales.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
The next short film I looked out was only 52 secounds long but had the biggest impact of the fil ms i have seen so far. It was a campain for a cancer charity. Like the other video's I have seen it only had no dialect however it did have non-diagetic background music. The soundtrack for the short film was very simple but slow and sad.The soundtrack helped to add to the evocative of the emotional nature of the short film.
The mode of address is the audience looking from the outside at the action going on. I think this makes the child seem more vunerable because the audience are not being directly spoken too.This adds to the effectiveness of the campaign.
The Black Hole
The short film The Black Hole was a Virgin Media Shorts Prize winner in 2008.
From watching this film I can see that it is very cleverly made.
Unlike mainstream films the short film has no introduction and the establishing shot is with just one man in the middle of an office. There is no soundtrack music and there is only diagetic sounds.Eg the sound of him putting his hand in the black hole.
The black hole only uses humour which makes the short film have a bigger impact to it's audience. There is also a message/moral in the film,which is a common thing in short films.
The basic message of the short film is not to be greedy. This has also given me inspiration for my film as i deffinatly want my film to give out a strong message or moral.
Monday, 13 September 2010
- Demonstrate a clear knowledge of forms and conventions.
- Hyperlinks to atleast 6 short films (any genre)
- Hyperlinks to a further 8 short films ( Of my genre )
- Analysis of the short films should include
Sounds,mise en scene,what the film was about,the characters
location,genre,time,mood,themes developed,colour schemes.