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In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media production?. What are the typical conventions of a short film?. 5- 10 minutes long. 2. Limited characters. 3. Limited locations. 4. Limited dialogue . 5. Simple ides/narrative structure.

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

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5- 10 minutes long

  • 2. Limited characters
  • 3. Limited locations
  • 4. Limited dialogue
  • 5. Simple ides/narrative structure
  • 6. Twist at the end
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This is because

  • You do not want it too long because it would get boring and it is a SHORT film

2. Having to many character would confuse the audience and you need to introduce each character and in a short film you just do not have enough time for that

3/4.Having limited dialogue and locations doesn’t make it hard and confusing to follow

6. The twist at the end helps break typical conventions making the audience excited and not bored of the same conventions

5. Having a simple idea makes it easier for the audience to understand the film and doesn’t make it too confusing.

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Contrasting characters

  • Set in an urban/city location
  • Focuses on main characters
  • Ordinary lifestyles
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Persuasive language/ Star ratings

  • Picture(s) of the main character(s)
  • Credit block
  • Large title attracting your eye
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Rating system

  • Recommendation at the end
  • Mention of the actors and directions
  • Pictures
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Contrasting colours in a box of the Title of the film

Contrasting colours in a box of the director and actors

Contrasting colours in a box of the release date

  • Very formal
  • Clear structure

Unique rating system

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So.. Do I think that my media products developed or challenged forms and conventions of real media products
my short film
My Short film
  • 5 minutes long
  • Had only two characters which was contrasting
  • It showed their ordinary lifestyles
  • Limited locations which was set in an urban/ city location
  • It had a twist at the end
  • We didn’t have any dialogue
  • We had a simple idea with a parallel narrative
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I think that my media products followed the conventions of real media products. This is because out short film follows the convention of a moralistic drama and a short film by lasting only 5 minutes, having limited characters and having a simple plot.

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My poster follows the conventions of a film poster ticking all the conventions boxes. It has a credit block situated at the bottom on the poster, persuasive language and rating stars at the top of the poster, the main characters in the foreground and the main location at the background. I feel I have made sure that I made a poster that you can see at bus stops.

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For my review I found it hard to emulate the style of Little White Lies especially the language but I feel that I have emulated it to the best of my ability and I think that it would be a review that would be seen in Little White Lies. It has a clear structure and clear use of the unique rating system, my review has a stylised photos, formal language and finally uses the contrasting colours in a box of the title of the film, director and the actors and finally the release date.

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