FC: Question 5 Evaluation Question
1: How would you attract/address your audience?
2: The genre of our title sequence is a dance/drama. We mainly attracted and addressed our audiences by using iconic features of this type of film to clearly convey the genre and the themes and issues.
3: The audience for our film is women mainly teenagers however, males may be interested if they are in to that type of genre. We have used various representations and things which help to attract our audience.
4: Our results found that people would want to see typical ballet dancing, outfit, location and music linked to the ballet genre. For the dramatic genre they would want to see build up of tension, dark lighting and strong movements. | We went and questioned various people about types of things they would expect to see in a dance film. We personally wanted to know what they liked and disliked about genres and ways we could make ours as best as we could.
5: This is our short questionnaire we made.
7: We thought that only using one female character throughout the sequence will attract our audience as it will make them intrigued to what will happen next. This also shows dance as feminine which could attract our audience by thinking about dancing themselves. She is dancing in the studio which suggests that she is training towards something emphasizing the dramatic genre as her movements are solid and precise, it could also attract them as she could be seen in an admirable way to make them want to know what will happen later on in the film. We didn’t choose a male as our main character as the audience for male dancers is smaller than it is for females. We had to make sure we used a large existing audience so it would appeal to more people.
8: We also addressed various classes within our title sequence. It is mainly aimed at the middle/upper class as this is associated more with the ballet type of genre. Stereotypically we associate the typical ballet style music which is classical with the upper class. However, the song we chose isn't the typical ballet type as we needed to convey the dramatic aspect as well. Our music works well with our chosen genre and as it isn't the typical ballet type it makes it appeal to a wider audience.
9: We tried to include typical iconic features of dance drama films which would convey the genre and also attract and address our audience directly. These are things such as: We used things such as a leotard and point shoes which the female character was wearing. Typical ballet moves such as leaps, turns and arm and leg extensions. Darker lighting on the still photos Music to build up tension They direct the audience and create excitement toward that genre in particular. | Iconic Features
11: Overall, the audience for our title sequence is females, mainly teenagers however it appeals to various age ranges. Females may look up to the female character as a role model as the ballet genre is connoted. However, excitement is created with the tension of the dramatic genre. This attracts our audience through contrasts within representations for example ballet being connoted as upper class and we have aimed it at all classes. Also, through iconic features which they expect to see within the film.