Media exam action adventure

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okay, and i'll say that cause my characters arent stereotypical it makes them more believable and they wanted beleivable characters

BTW, just to remind you, do you know that you have to answer as if your entering the competition, not as if your a student doing an exam,..

and thanks for all the help:) x

Posted: 12-06-11 11:15 by Sara

yeah thansk just need to rember that (definatly in the pitch) and thats ok hope it helped you and thats perfect ^makes you charters more belivable and youl be fine trust me as long as you remember the key terms and have you film well planned

plus watch some film clips and write some notes e.g. analyse them so you can quote in the exam

Posted: 12-06-11 11:19 by bradley

kay, thank you and good luck in the exam but i bet you dont need it cause your great in media and your gonna get like an A*!! haha ! :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:21 by Sara

Im using arnold schwarzenegger as my villian as he has a big foreign accent and he is really HENCH :0 but ill say i want overpower him with scars eyepatches etc to make him more belivable also another tip....

say your not gonig to over power your film with cgi as this makes the film more belivable and thats what they want they even mentioned not as much cgi and stunts.

Posted: 12-06-11 11:24 by bradley

Whats your course work at mines 83/90 which as a high A maybe  A*

i only got a c in my mock like 1 mark from a B :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:25 by bradley

we didnt do any coursework, apart from one on magazine front covers  - i got 13/15. and i'm only in year 10 which is why we havent done any major courswork...., are you in year 11?

and we didnt do a mock either! haha :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:27 by Sara

Yeah im in year 11 you will do more coursework later which adds up to 90 in total and i got 13/15 if thats the comic one?

Posted: 12-06-11 11:29 by bradley

and am i using a lot of CGI? =

( with a lion with wings and a man with wings who looks a bit like the silver surfer in fantastic 4?? of and swans

Posted: 12-06-11 11:34 by Sara

urm, well i think we done different ones, i designed my own magazine front cover and then had to analyse some other magazines :) 

 and i got 4/5 and 9/10 which adds up to 13/15 :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:35 by Sara

umm not really if you use cgi just dont use alot of explosions and also you need to use some humans who can be played from actors?

Posted: 12-06-11 11:43 by bradley

lol, yeah I do - I use nicole kidman and violet from charlie and the chocolate factory :) hehe x

Posted: 12-06-11 11:44 by Sara

arnold schwarzenegger ftw :0 his just to hench im using johnny deep and mr bean :) also the girl from pirates of the caribean :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:47 by bradley

penelope cruz or keira knightly? :) i am totally seeing your film if ithas johnny depp in it ! :)

Posted: 12-06-11 11:49 by Sara

BTW, if you need any help then I have created some resources on AA movies, things on narrative structure and what you need to be able to have done/ planned for your movie :) good luck :) x

Posted: 12-06-11 12:00 by Sara

ok ty im just doing some practice with my pitch tweaking it abit to fit the brief more and the only question id dread is one on box offices or budgets but spose there still quite easy just write alot about why people come and see the films how they rake so much in how they get people to come e.g. marketting, and new things like cgi and 3D tech sara do you have any help with the box office?

Posted: 12-06-11 14:02 by bradley

Wait, so can we use science fiction elements, it asks for believable and realistic characters. So I hope I don't have to scrap the whole thing just a day before the exam. 

Posted: 12-06-11 14:25 by Ryan Boot

sci-fi is a sub genre of action adventure so yes you can use elements but make sure its not al sci-fi as that a complete different genre use  A "QUEST ELEMENT" dont go to deep into sci-fi otherwise it want be an AA film.

Posted: 12-06-11 14:36 by bradley

urm, bradley, was that do i need any help in box office - cause i do! I dont know why AA movies are soo popular and I dont know how to get box office succes - would it just be by marketing??!! :) and would my movie not appeal to a wide global audience because they dont have stereotypical characters??how can i make it appeal to a global audience cause i dont have the conventional hero and pretty women and scary villain! :)

Posted: 12-06-11 14:39 by Sara

Excellent. That's what I was thinking but I guess the AQA pre-release material didn't go into much detail about when it meant by Believable or realistic characters. I'm going to go make sure I've got every thing prepared for tomorrow. Good luck in your exam. 

I'm aiming for a B or a C. I think I'll get it if I try. 

Good luck everyone!

Posted: 12-06-11 14:40 by Ryan Boot

Sara spot on box office succes rely on build up of the film creating a buzz about it and of course the sterotypical characters add to the genre maybe just say youll villian will have scars and foreign accent to make them more cliche to the hollywood say you "wont be pumping it with hollywood style convetions but youll will have a little touch of it in your film but not as much to keep you film fresh and unique to the makret". :) hope that helped.

Posted: 12-06-11 15:17 by bradley

im saying that im using certain actors but im not pumping them with too much e.g tattoes,guns etc so it wont be over the top and to cliche and more belivable.

Posted: 12-06-11 15:19 by bradley

thank you! :) and shoudl i say that by making my characters not stereotypical makes them believbale and realistic which engages a larger audience as mor people can relate to them

Posted: 12-06-11 15:20 by Sara

Yes thats a great example also add some touches of a sterotypical characters thought just in case e.g. hero strong,intelligant and say the use of blumar and katz

  • finding out about relevant events and conditions in immediate surroundings, society and the world
  • seeking advice on practical matters or opinion and decision choices
  • satisfying curiosity and general interest
  • learning; self-education
  • gaining a sense of security through knowledge

Personal Identity

  • finding reinforcement for personal values
  • finding models of behaviour
  • identifying with valued other (in the media)
  • gaining insight into one's self

Bascially being able to relate heros and chacaters to their onw lifes and situations. :0

Posted: 12-06-11 15:33 by bradley

thanks! And i could also say that the villain role in narnia was a female and the heros were children but the film was still very very successful :)

Posted: 12-06-11 15:41 by Sara