• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Media Studies - Audience Essay

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Audience Essay Codes of conventions of a film are the things that make up the genre of film, e.g. a film like Silent Hill will usually feature blood, weapons, violence, monsters etc. Films usually last an hour and a half or longer. Codes and conventions can be split into three groups, technical (lighting, camera shots), Image (clothing, hair, etc) and audio (music, narrator). Therefore a horror movie would have shaky camera movements and dark lighting, the characters would be covered in blood etc and the music would be fast and pacey or slow and creepy. An audience would usually expect to be entertained when watching a film, if the audience was watching an action film they would expect to see special effects, explosions, fast cars, guns, etc. ...read more.

Middle

Trailers are shown on TV and posters are displayed on magazines, billboards, buses, etc. Other ways of promotion is film premieres. The actors/actresses dress up for this event where they will show the first screening of the film. The audience will come to see their favourite movie star and they can ask for autographs', etc. The actors and actresses will have photos taken and press conferences about the film. These methods of promotions are effective because trailers are short clips from the best parts of the film, they leave the audience in suspense and the trailer leaves an enigma making the audience want to see the film. Trailers are shown on TV, cinema and can also be heard on the radio. ...read more.

Conclusion

The audience who attended the premiere would want to see the film even more after just meeting the movie star and because their favourite actor or actress is in it. I think the best method for promoting a film to an audience is trailers because they leave the audience in suspense wanting to see more. They are shown most of the time on TV and many people in the UK own a TV and spend most of the day in front of it. As for film posters not everyone takes public transport except mostly business people so they would not have enough time to look at the poster as they are rushing to get to work, also not everyone reads the newspaper or magazines so the posters would not attract the audience much. Film premieres are usually crowded therefore people will not attend. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays

  1. Waterloo Road Essay

    Everyone has something to offer, they just need to find their niche and this is promoted in the script. Quite a few characters are very good and there is always an explanation for the bad behaviour in the series, which usually the parents have all the blame pinned onto them.

  2. Compare the representation of Britishness in the Metro Notting Hill Carnival article, the clip ...

    what happened in Notting Hill Carnival Coverage it shows that there were bad behaviour and it probably also ended in a bad way, with people getting arrested and people dying. The language used in The Notting Hill film clip is friendlier compared to Notting Hill Carnival coverage because the film

  1. How does Casino Royale reflect the Media of Trailers?

    Whereas, in the modern trailer there is also a choir at the end. The variety of camera angles in any current film trailer is influential towards the audience. The viewers expect to see new and exciting scenes but, also familiar viewings.

  2. Analyse the ways that the director builds up suspense and scares the audience in ...

    the boy asleep, in this shot all we hear is the sound of the waves and the music. The audience then see a point of view shot acting as the shark. Even though the shark sees you, you will never see the shark until later.

  1. Psycho Essay

    These opening titles introduce the themes of anxiety and tension. Although the relevance is not immediately obvious to the audience the lines could be interpreted as representing a knife cutting through a person, suggesting a horror based content of the movie, hence making the audience feel apprehensive and starting to create tension.

  2. An investigation into the codes and conventions of Disney animation.

    shadowy, his nose is long and pointed and his chin is strongly built. The first time we see Clayton he is chopping through the trees so is therefore being harmful to nature. Also Clayton is very pale in comparison to Tarzan who is tanned; the contrast in his pigment can imply a contrast in personalities or character roles.

  1. media studies biggie and tupac

    He does this so that the audience can see the effects of a McDonald's diet. During this project he gives tells us the effects upon his personal and sex life and his dramatic weight gain and drop in fitness. He uses scenes like when he is in the car and vomits out a Supersize meal, to shock the audience.

  2. superheroes essay

    The viewer is also intrigued to know why the film is called monster house. The viewer may think is the house really a monster or not. Films are promoted by advertisers who think up ways to sell films but most studios these days have their own advertisers in the studio, this is known as vertical integration.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work