Friday, 8 April 2011

Q8 Looking back at your premliminary task, what do you feel you have learned in the progression from it to the full product?

Comparing what we done in the Prelim I feel that myself and my group members have come a long way. I say this because some of the shots in the Prelim were good but not as good as what we've achieved in the final product.

The equipment that got given to us was basic but we had to make do with that we had seen as our film had no budget whatsoever so that was a bit of a struggle.

The equipment that got given to us was; Lighting kit, tripod and a camera.

I feel that the equipment that got given to us was of a basic stanard. The mis en scene of 'The Headteacher' was meant to be in a office but that didn't work out for some odd reason so it ended up being in the canteen. Unfortunately the character kept on looking into the camera when he should of been looking at the other character so it was not realistic at all. Also the camera movement of the prelim didn't seem to flow very week and that was another set back we had. Whilst ending the prelim we started to notice that not only our thriller did not look like a thriller but it seemed to of started to look like a comedy/spoof. One member of the group and I were discussing this situation and I thought to myself that 'If we struggled on the prelim, we are definitely doing to struggle on the real thing' and we did.

It was very difficult to communicate with some members of the group because everyone had ideas and wanted their ideas to be used in our final cut so it was rather annoying people talking over each other to get a point across. I feel we have made a huge improvement from our prelim to our final cut because the mis en scene of the final cut was on point and that the darkness of the mis en scene fitted in well with the whole theme of the film.

I feel that the digital technology which I have used in making this was improved on immensely as I didn't really think making a opening sequence was going to be hard but you literally have to consider everything and thats what makes it so difficult.

The production scedule and I encounted was rather good because myself and my group members decided to film in the one week holidays to get it out the way and when we come back to college all we will have left to do is to upload it onto our hardrive and edit it. We decided to do this because from our prelim we thought that we'd struggle and be behind so we just thought to ourselves to just get it out the way.

Q6 Audience feedback and comment (Part2)

I decided to use my initiative and post it on facebook seen as our target audience is 17 - 21 years old. I thought posting it on Facebook would also help to get honest opinions on whether or not my Thriller sequence was successful or not. Also, I'd get different peoples perspectives on things that could of been improved on and so on. With posting it on Facebook, it would also help me publicise the sequence a little. I feel that if I was to officially post a sequence of this, I would do the following.

- Create a page
- Put it under the catoregy 'Entertainment'
- Then invite people to join.


This is what some people said about Addicted...

Q4/5 What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? How will you attract/address your audience?

6)Audience feedback and comment

                             This was my class' feedback after watching my group's film 'Addicted'

                                                                     Student's feedback

Evaluation 8)Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learned in the progression from it ti the fill project?

Looking back at our preliminary and our final film, there is a big difference. to 'Evil Head Teacher) (link to 'Addicted')

The main differences are the Sound in our Preliminary, which was pretty basic, we wanted an eery effect, but ours sounded pretty basic and simple. When we did our final film, we wanted to have more of a build up. Which we achieved in Addicted by changing the music and adjusting the volume towards the end. In 'The head teacher' there was some dialogue but it was slightly unclear. We added voice over to our final film. Which was more effective then basic dialogue. The sound effect used in Evil Head Teacher could have been improved too, because it seemed slow compared to the action. 

We used good close ups and lighting in 'Addicted', whereas in the other film, everything was simple, and unorganised. In Evil Headteacher, the setting was also all over the place, it was in the college's open space, ans as seen, there's worker's on the background. A good positive coming out of the film is the over the shoulder shot, which was also used in Addiced. Also, the mise-en-scene could of been improved in the headteacher, where the headteacher was in his own clothing, opposed to a suit or something more similar to what a headteacher would wear.

Media technology was not very good in the first film, it took us quite a while to get used to it, but because we kept practising with 'The head teacher we were able to feel comfortable using it for our main film. One of these was the camera as before we were absent for the introduction to it, and so it was sort of guessing and improving  as we went a long. Whereas during the real film we knew what we were doing and therefore was able to do better shots. Similarly with Final cut pro, we were able to edit much quicker and effectively. We had more time and more dedication to the real film, and it ewas evident. 

Q3)Who would be the audience for your media product?

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Evaluation 6) Audience Feedback and comment. (2)

I thought posting my film on Facebook would firstly start to distribute my film to the public, as well as get some feedback from my target audience. That aren't necessarily confident with media but enjoy watching films.
I posted it and within a bit I got a few comments. There were a lot of good ones, saying things like it was thrilling - which definitely hit the target. And they were very nice, but perhaps some of that might have been biased as they were my friends. But I did get some critics, like the length was a bit long. That one I took into consideration, as I wouldn't want to bore my audience, after Hitchcock said the beginning is the most important part of the film.

Some comments were as follows: 

 We also went to the cinema for a screening of the film. And I was very reassuring when we were getting to the build up, or end and people fell silent,eyes fixated on the screen. Which is exactly what we wanted. There was no unwanted giggles, or any muttering in the audience to show boredom, and after talking to some people after they seemed to really enjoy and found it creepy, 'wanting to watch more'. Overall I think people enjoyed the titles to my film, which is good as we aimed it at this age group.