Thursday, 15 October 2009

DVD Cover Task Research And Planning

I looked at both Tracy Beaker and Doctor Who for research into my DVD cover print production task too as I wanted to see if there was any correlation between the two after finding many similarities within the magazine cover task research.

Below I have inserted for both Tracey Beaker and Doctor Who a recent DVD cover from each programme.

Staright away I can recognise that there is no real similarities in the layout of the DVD covers to the layout of the magazine covers. The DVD covers are much more simplistic and in a formal order. They both contain conventions of a children's nature though as both are targeting the same audience.

I also notice that both dvd covers use mid-close up shots of the main characters which are both situated in the near centre of the page. This is to give the audience background information on what characters to expect and the genre of the dvd they are looking at.

Audience expectations are also created through the dvd covers and the simplistic layout and mise en scene surrounding the characters. This is because of the target audience being children that they want to give an idea of what to expect but not too much as they want the viewer to be stuck to the prgramme and not know what will happen next as children can become restless quickly.

I also recognise the use of background lighting on both character images, this is used to create a bold effect and make the characters stand out as the establishing shot of the whole dvd. It is also used todraw the target audience's intrest the dvd and look eye catching.

1 comment:

  1. Sam, at present your blog contains little quality research into title sequences of TV drama using appropriate terms. You also have incomplete blogs. I am going to find this very difficult to give a pass grade to.

    I have provided numerous handouts of information to help you gain an understanding of what it requitred. I have also provided a link to a blog that is A grade. We have talked endlessly in lessons about the expectations of A2 level research and planning. You have chosen to ignore the majority of this.

    Initial Assessment:
    At this point your research and planning is Minimal in parts and Basic in others.

    Based on the comments above, which of these areas do you think you could improve on?

    research into similar products and a potential target audience.

    organisation of actors, locations, costumes or props.

    work on shotlists, layouts, drafting, scripting or storyboarding.

    Time management.

    level of care in the presentation of the research and planning.

    skill in the use of digital technology or ICT in the presentation.

    communication skills.