Sunday, 10 April 2016

Evaluation Part 8- Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel that you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

I think that overall it went well and better than expected. When we initially started we worried that we wouldn't complete I or it would be on par with other students work but after a lot of time and effort we feel that we produced something that's of a good standard. The filming process after the first couple of tries went well after we got the hang of it as we all participated in some sort of filming just in case the cinematographer at the time wasn't there. The planning process took a lot of time, as you would expect and we struggled but after we got our ideas and got the view and opinion of the teacher we built on it and got in the swing of things.

The least successful part was the planning and organisation. Even though we did get the hang of planning, we wasted a lot of time which could have gone elsewhere, this being a similar scenario to when we first started filming and didn't know if we should use the Go pro or not. Organisation lacked as we didn't have too much experience and people didn't always show up when they were supposed to or had things they had to do resulting in us at times not having the full group which made organisation and filming worse.

We improved on planning by taking our time and not rushing as well as getting advice from others which helped a lot. With organisation and people not showing we made sure they did otherwise they wouldn't be part of the final product and with organisation we reminded each other of anything we needed when it came to filming so non of us would forget anything which made filming a lot easier.

Evaluation Part 7- What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?

Before we started filming we needed to think a lot about what equipment we needed when filming. This including the type of camera what size tripod and if we needed anything like dolly to help with the different type of shots.

The first key decision being what type of camera to use, a regular camera or a Go pro. To test this we began filming the shots involving the investigation wall using both go pro and a standard camera. With the Go pro we both held it as well as used a head cam and found that holding it was better however we struggled with keeping is steady and felt that it didn't look as good compared to having it on your head which was far harder as we couldn't see what the camera was looking at so we decided to use a regular camera for both that shot and the rest of the title sequence.This was made to insure that throughout the title sequence it looked smooth and shots didn't seem out of place because a change of equipment.

The equipment we used was a camera and tripod. Instead of using equipment to tilt and move the camera about we did that by hand and it worked out successfully. The equipment we used all worked out successfully as we didn't want to over do it and over complicate as only Ghanshyam had experience in using any of it so we felt that a camera and tripod would be fine for us.

The least successful thing that came to the equipment was our initial test of the Go pro. We wasted a lot of time using it which we could have spend it other ways and because of this we spent a lot of time shooting the shots involving the investigation wall.

We have learnt to not to test out things for too long as it results in us losing time and to not use equipment for the sake of it, only use things that we actually need.

Evaluation Part 6- How did you attract/address your audience?

The target audience for our title sequence was young adults and late teenagers with the gender we were targeting being male. I think we did well in making a title sequence which appeals the target audience . The style in which we made it is very well done and definitely appeals to a more older and sophisticated audience, not really a child's film.

When planning we felt the sub genre straight away would appeal to males being that action and spy films are watched more by males, we know this through research of similar films and the type of audience that watched them. We also made sure that the style would appeal to males as well as the content of the actual title sequence. This meant including things like guns as well as money which appeals to males more than women. As well as this the typography was researched and changed to a font mores suited for the genre it is not curly like a feminine font, its simple and sleek which is similar to the genre that is 'Spy'.

According to the audience feedback the idea of a time lapse being used was widely appreciated and everyone liked the idea as it was very unique and fitted the title sequence well. As well as this the soundtrack and typography that we changed since the draft was also liked as it fit the genre  more and just looked and sounded a lot better.

Least successful was the indoor shot. The teacher felt that it could be re done, which we did but it didn't go to well. As well as this improve the time lapse by slowing it down so you are able to see Agent x as people were unable to see him. the time lapse part we were able to fix so Agent x is much more noticeable.

The indoor scene could have been improved by taking mores shots as well as bringing in more things. We could have brought some notes as well as experimented in the way we shot as it seemed amateurish compared to the rest of the title sequence

Evaluation Part 5- How does the media product represent particular social groups?

Evaluation Part 4- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Evaluation Part 3- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

Evaluation Part 2- Who would be the audience for our product?