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The Gun Run (Video)

I thought it would be pretty useless having all these posts on the film if I didn’t actually upload the film itself, so here it is – The Gun Run. (Hosted on YouTube)

The Gun Run – AS Media Coursework



7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?


6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

5. How did you attract/address your audience?

4. Who would be the audience for your media product?

3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?



1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

The above video shows me demonstrating why certain parts of the film were produced and edited in the way they were. The genre for The Gun Run was initially supposed to be primarily action, and after looking at a few films by Quentin Tarantino, I gained a lot of inspiration and aspired to try some of the same techniques. Overall, my media product (The Gun Run) uses, develops and challenges different forms and conventions of real media products in a number of different ways such as through titles, idents, sounds and editing techniques. In the video, these techniques are individually addressed and discussed.

[Note that you must hover the mouse over the signs which appear in order to see the text. However, I will also add the text to this blog post to bypass any technical difficulties which may be encountered. This is shown below!]

Note 1:Here, we have an action-packed, bold, punchy title which fits with the intended action genre.

Note 2:Another ident was created with the intent on being a cinema-style sort of ident, with the bright colours and large text once again matching up with the selected genre.

Note 3:Audio starts before introduction credits to start the scene early to maximise the effect on the audience.

Note 4:Large text emphasises the punchy titles of the film, which is intended to match with the films contents

Note 5:Focus is drawn in on the golf ball. The dialogue in the background depicts a story of adrenaline-fuelled pure action which builds up tension for the audience and is reflective of future events.

Note 6:Sudden silence of dialogue with the loud sound of the golf ball being hit is reflective of the future events in the way it shows very sudden changes.

Note 7:Normal establishing shot of actors, lead is closer to camera emphasising importance.

Note 8:Conversation through mid-shots to lead to future events.

Note 9:Reaction shot shows the lead is not that interested in the seller. Look of a disapproval and shaking of the head increases tension.

Note 10:Lead is shown to be more powerful by only talking when he wants to.

Note 11:Sudden change back to the storytelling, golf ball being hit signifies new event.

Note 12:Lead gets in sellers comfort zone – depicts future conflict, building up tension.

Note 13:Sellers sigh shows he is not happy about the situation – start to see disagreement.

Note 14:Sudden change in calm atmosphere, crossing of arms shows dissatisfaction. Further increases tension.

Note 15:Large difference in prices, confidence in lead via posture shows he is in control.

Note 16:Reaction shot of seller – clearly shows he is not happy.

Note 17:Posture of seller, leaning forward shows aggression. Lead does not look concerned, he remains calm.

Note 18:Sudden movements, grab for bag indicates increase in speed.

Note 19:Lead running – sudden change in situation, golf club raised – huge build up of tension.

Note 20:Dramatic sound effect, similar to action theme included.

Note 21:Loud sound of gun bag being grabbed indicates strong emotions.

Note 22:Music fades into end of action, similar to Pulp Fiction

Note 23:Using Reservoir Dogs as inspiration, title is shown in similar format.

Note 24:Music is upbeat rock, rhythmical, fast paced, suggesting movement – ideal to action genre.