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Monday, 13 May 2013

EVALUATION: What have you learnt from your audience feedback?

To begin with, I created a questionaire of open and closed questions to present at a screening:

Questionnaire
Young Politics: Are They Bothered?

1. Are you male or female?

M F

2. What do you like about the documentary?
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3. Has this documentary increased your knowledge of young people in politics?

Yes Don’t Know No

4. What was your general opinion about politics before you saw this documentary?
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5. Did you find the information interesting?

Yes Don't Know No

6. If yes, please expand.
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7. Would you recommend this documentary to anyone?
Yes Don't Know No



8. Do you believe that a range of camera angles used?
Yes Don’t Know No

9. What, in your opinion, is the best feature of the documentary?
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10. In your opinion do you think that the editing is of a high standard?
Yes Don't Know No

After this, as a class we decided to create an event on Facebook where we could be able to raise awareness of the screening taking place.



This allowed for us to increase the knowledge of the event and create a larger turn out.

RESULTS

In terms of these results, I think that they could have been expected due to the fact that politics isn't a subject that we can expect to see Young People interested in. However, it is clear that my documentary has had some impact, as many of my target audience agreed that they enjoyed it and would recommend it to a friend. We could alsop consider uses and gratifications theory as it is clear that my documentary complies with educate, as my product allows for my audience to aquire information, knowledge and understanding. I have also placed my final product on Youtube... meaning that I can gain a wider audience from it.

EVALUATION: In what ways did you use media technologies in the constuction, research and planning and evaluation stages?



Throughout the development of my project, I used many media technologies. To create the Ancillary tasks I used Photoshop CS5. I have had previous experience with this programme as I used it last year, however this time my skills will appear more advanced as I used tools that I didn’t use last year. One example of this was the use of ‘refine edge’. After using the magic wand tool to select everything that I needed for my image, I then refined the edge so I could select the hair of my model (which was curly). This is one way in which my skills have progressed as I hadn’t come across this before. To take these images I used a stills camera and a tripod.

I also used many media technologies during my research and planning stages. To start, I set up my own blog (www.blogspot.com). This allowed for me to become the prosumer, displaying my progress in a multimedia way. The first programme I used was YouTube. This allowed for me to research the style models that I needed for the typical documentary. I later used some of the techniques that I gathered in my own project.

I mainly used two programmes to display my work during this stage. The first of which was slide share. This way I was able to post my presentations online and later onto my blog, which I had created on Microsoft PowerPoint. Another programme that I used which is similar to this is Prezi. I used this programme to present the information which I wanted to convey in a more interactive way for the audience to read.

During the construction, I used a HD film camera. I used this camera to gain all the footage that I needed for my final project. I found it quite simple to use these cameras, and I sued a tripod throughout to make sure that I gained a stable shot. When it came to editing these clips together I used the iMovie on an Apple Mac computer. Through this programme I was able to use transitions such as fade to allow for the clips to flow better. I also used text on my project, as I was able to create headings when a new person appeared to talk. This allowed for the audience to keep up with what was going on throughout. The main issue that I had with this programme was the sound. There was a lot of background noise in some of my shots which I struggled to eliminate completely. Therefore, if I had the opportunity to complete this task again I would fix this error through the filming process.

Throughout the editing process, I also used a voice recorder. This allowed for me to drop my voice overs on top of the footage that I had already gained, thus adding additional information in which the audience might be interested to hear.

Through the evaluation, as well as using the same methods I used in the research and planning, such as Prezi, I also used the HD Camera to talk into. This was important as it meant that my audience wouldn’t just be reading through my blog and that it is a lot more interactive.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Editing update

So far I have managed to gather all my footage and edit it together. However, I still need to record my voice overs. Hopefully I will have these done by tomorrow so that I will be able to finish the editing process.