RESEARCH TASK – THE LIFE OF A FILM

1. YOUR FILM (EITHER SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE OR TRAINSPOTTING)

Provide a brief synopsis of your film’s story

Include some of your film’s marketing materials (trailers, posters, cast interviews etc.)

2. PRODUCTION

What was your film’s production budget?

Which Production Company (s) provided the finance? What other films have the company (s) produced?

3. DISTRIBUTION

Who are your films theatrical distributors? How many countries has it been distributed in and what are they?

Who are your films home distributors? How many countries has it been distributed in and what are they

4. EXHIBITION

What was your film’s box office takings? Would you expect it to be shown in SOLIHULL CINEMA? Why?

What formats is your film available on for home exhibition?

5. HORIZONTAL & VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Is your film’s production company a subsidiary of a larger company (Horizontally Integrated)?

Are there any signs of horizontal integration between your film’s production company (s) and distributor(s)?

AS Media Evaluation

You should not simply produce a written essay and the potential of the format chosen should be exploited through images, audio, videos and links to other websites and online resources.

In  your evaluation the following questions must be answered:

A.In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
B.How does your media product present particular social groups?
C.What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
D.Who would be the audience for your product?
E.How did you attract/address your audience?
F.What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
G.Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

FINALLY YOU MUST INCLUDE EVIDENCE OF AUDIENCE FEEDBACK IN YOUR EVALUATION

A2 Media Evaluation

You should not simply produce a written essay and the potential of the format chosen should be exploited through images, audio, videos and links to other websites and online resources.

In  your evaluation the following questions must be answered:

  • — In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  • —How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
  • —What have you learned from your audience feedback?
  • —How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages

FINALLY YOU MUST INCLUDE EVIDENCE OF AUDIENCE FEEDBACK IN YOUR EVALUATION