Media Production Videos

Just a short post to highlight some of the work my Media Studies class have done. I am very pleased with what they have come up with, and the editing in one is particularly impressive (will let you decide which one I mean!). I feel that it’s a real shame that these productions don’t go towards their final grade – perhaps this is something that ought to be addressed by the powers that be?

The information that they were provided with was:

The Brief:

Create a 2 minute (minimum) opening sequence to a film in the genre of thriller.

• medium (film)
• purpose (entertainment)
• form (opening sequence)
• genre (thriller)
• target audience (teenagers 15 -19)
• length (no less than 2 minutes)
• deadline (end of March 2010)

What I am looking for:

An effective opening which establishes the central narrative.
Continuity editing
Mise-en-scene that relates to the whole film (eg a character’s clothing, props, makeup)
Lighting
Effective and appropriate use of music
Use of thriller conventions (eg an enigma), especially film noir.

The videos can be viewed on my Vimeo page here http://www.vimeo.com/user1506020/videos

Please feel free to add comments and these will be fed back to the various groups.