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A2 Media Studies Coursework Evaluation In what ways does your media product use develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? As with the majority of media products, documentaries have a set of general codes and conventions that can be found in the films. To try and make our film look as professional and realistic as possible we have tried to include as many of these as possible, whilst also trying to challenge some in order to make our film unique. Exposition: The exposition of the topic in question is often the first notable convention used in documentaries, it is very important as it introduces the viewer to the topic as well as helping them to build their opinion of the matter in question. I think our exposition catches the attention of the viewer as the footage used is aesthetic, with the focus on the voiceover detailing the required information on the film. Voice Over: Another vital part of every documentary film is the voice over, often used in tandem with backing music, and this is quite possibly the most important documentary feature as it allows the film maker to pass information on to the audience. I am very happy with the script that was used for the voice over of our film. Whilst producing our product, we thought it would be an interesting idea to challenge the codes of voice over s by using a friendlier, female voice as opposed to the strong tone of a male voice. To ensure we made the right decision we recorded the voice over first with the male voice and then with the female voice, before deciding to go with the female voice as it makes a change from the sometimes monotonous tone of voice used in professional document ries. a Interviews: When making a documentary it is very important to represent the ideas and opinions of people other than the film maker, for example those of the general public can be shown through the use of vox pops. To ensure we provided supporting, and opposing, opinions on the topic we discussed, a number of vox pops were included using students from the college. We felt it was important to use college students because they are the ones affected by the topic of our documentary, teenage drug use in Britain, and they can help us to confirm or reject the opinions the audience may have already had on the topic in hand. Also, the framing of these interviews is a convention in itself as quite often professional film makers frame their shots so that the subject of the interview is on either the left or right hand side of the screen, looking back across the camera, and we have tried our best to follow this convention and, in my opinion, have done a very good job of doing so.
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