Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Evaluation of "Mirror Image" using Prezi

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Evaluation For Final Media Product - Mirror Image


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Analysis of film cover - AVATAR

The main colour to the poster is blue, this along with the facial expresion of the character gives a tranquil feel. This is because the poster isn't to busy and everything feels calm, there arent any pictures of explosions or blood, just a silent face.

The part of the poster which pops out is the yellow eye, we are drawn to look at it and once we do it feels like the character is looking at us. The expression of the eye feels a bit like anger because the eye is partly closed but i feel it shows the character is focused. Which gives the viewer quesitons, e.g What are they focused on?

The most apparent thing here is that the character in poster isnt human. This makes me think, What is it? Where are they from? Why are they blue? What do they do?

The only other things on the poster are the films name, in large capital letters at the bottom of the poster in white writing so it stands out from the dark background. And the othe part is a sentence at the top which reads "FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TITANIC", there are no names of actors just this, which i feel is enough as placing this film with on of the ost popular films in the world is a very big and attractive thing.

Overall this is a good film poster, very eye catching and promotes the film and what its about very well.

Analysis of film cover - JAWS

This film poster is definitely eye-catching. The background is a dark colour and the main picture is on a very light background which pops out at the audience.

The word JAWS is written in red and with the picture showing the element of danger in the film. It is also big and bold and stands out on the white background. The sub message is above this, which is good positioning as the viewer would have looked at the title then drawn in to read the sub message...which reads "And when you thought it was safe to go back into the water". This to sends a message to the audience that people are in danger and arent even aware of it.

Also the two pictures have an incredible size difference. The shark is massive compared to the woman, showing she is vulrnable but also shows she has no real way of getting out of the situation. The sharks mouth is also open and the woman's head looks as if it is inside giving the poster quite a scary film.

Below the picture are some of the actors involved, the most famous and recognisable names are usually put on the film poster to advertise as people may already know who they are or be fans of them.

Thriller Directors - Steven Speilberg

Steven Speilberg is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has won many awards including an Accademy Award for best director, for his 1993 hit Schindler's List.

  • Date of birth: December 18th 1946
  • Born in Cinsinnati, Ohio
  • Speilberg's first big hit was with Jaws. It was an enormous hit and earned 3 accademy awards
  • In 1997 he produced the hugely succesfull sequel to Jurrasic Park, with The Lost World: Jurrasic Park.
  • Most of his films deal with ordinary characters searching for or comming in contact with extraordinary beings or finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances
  • There are also many child orientated themes, one of which being the loss of innocense and coming of age
  • The most persistent theme through his films is tension within the parent-child relationship
  • He uses the feelings he had as a child when his parents divorced in his films, e.g in E.T the parents of the protagonist are divorced
  • He has worked with the likes of Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Robert Lorenz

Thriller Directors-Martin Scorsese

There were many great Thriller film directors the most notable having to be Sir Alfred Hitchcock, two others are Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

Matin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is a film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and film historian.

  • Date of birth: 17th November 1942
  • Born in Queens, New York
  • In 1967 he made his first feature length film called "Who's that knocking at my door"
  • He has produced some of the most memorable thriller films to date, including Good Fellas, Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York
  • Over his career he has worked with some of films greatest actors, e.g Robert Deniro in Taxi Driver and Kevin Costner in Goodfellas
  • He was famous for using clips from the middle or end of the story and using them at the very beginning of the film
  • Used freeze frames (e.g throughout Goodfellas)
  • Most of his main characters were sociopaths and/or wanted to be accepted in society
  • He often used long tracking shots
  • Frequently used New York City (his birth town) as the main stage of his films
  • Guilt is the prominent theme in most of his films