Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Opening scene: Fortnight

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

On looking back on our preliminary task there are defiantly similarities between it and our final product.


The first is the way in which we edited for both tasks we decided to split the editing, each taking half of the task and editing it.

Usually this would result in each half being a completely different pace but we both have similar editing styles so it worked. We were a lot faster at editing than in the preliminary because we were both familiar with the software this time around.



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









Evaluation 5 - How did you attract/address your audience?

There are many genre conventions we adhere to and they are often used to address the audience. The film is an independent British film and it shows that through its use of Camera and editing which is often a lot more organic than the gloss seen in American blockbuster releases. The characters are also used to address our product’s audience as they are designed to represent the different aspects of the social group our audience is a part of.




There is no music in the piece this relates to theconventions of the genre we were working in. It also allows the audience to make their own assumptions rather than the music trying to guide them through music. The use of non-diegetic sound would also clash with the realism we were trying to achieve.


Our film was very similar in technical styling to fish tank as previously mentioned and also other films distributed by optimum releasing such as submarine and also four lions. The similarities between and relations to these films through optimum distribution (our distribution company) would attract an audience who seek quality, as optimum have distributed for film 4, who have a reputation for pushing boundaries and producing some high quality films.


Our Film provides an in depth look at southern youth Culture, specifically characters from a working class background. This contrasts to other films of the genre which are more likely to have London/ Birmingham based settings/characters and narratives. This would attract our audience to our product due to it being a fresh take on English youth culture.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Audience Feedback

From the feedback we got for our film. people said it was very much an independent British film. which was good as it fit with our brief. Some people commented on the use of handy cam and said it was a bit too much at times so in another production we would have used less handycam.or utilized a steady cam in order to reduce the more extreme movements in the film.
here is an example of some of the audience feed back. A comment from Youtube.

Like the titles over the various signs and some good editing, particularly the punch. There might be a bit too much handicam stuff but I am interested to know what George has done to provoke Sam. 
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