What have you learnt
from your audience
During the research and planning stage of our documentary production, we used
questionnaires to find out information about our target audience and what they
wanted to see in our documentary. We asked 10 students at Solihull Sixth Form College
and 10 parents to hear their responses.
Following on from this, we gave out questionnaires to 10 students to get some
feedback from our finished documentary.
With the growth of social networking websites, we uploaded our documentary on to
Facebook and asked our friends to comment their thoughts.
Finally, we set up a focus group of our target audience, filming their responses to our
documentary, radio trailer and double page spread.
From this feedback, we thought our target
audience should just people teenagers, rather
than parents as well.
From this feedback, Channel 4 was the most
popular answer, followed by BBC1. These were
the two channels we wanted to broadcast the
documentary on, we narrowed it down to
Channel 4 in the end as we thought it was
more relevant. Therefore we are happy with
The people who said no were all girls and said
they wouldn’t watch it because they’re not
interested in video games. We expect this as
they don’t fit our target audience, however all
the answers who said yes are boys.
We are happy with this feedback as we
ensured our statistics were found from trustful
sources and were relevant to the
From this feedback we understand that the
audience see our documentary as biased, we
expect this as our documentary is an argument.
Although we show both sides, we are more
biased on one side.
We are happy with this feedback. We followed
typical codes and conventions when filming
the interviews to ensure they looked
From this feedback, we see it’s a mixed
opinion. We do agree at times the sound levels
aren’t balanced and if we were to improve our
documentary we would sort this out and make
the sound levels equal. We asked the four
people that said no to explain where the
sound levels aren’t balanced and they said the
music or background noise was too loud in
We are happy with this feedback as we spent a
lot of time ensuring the camera was steady
when filming and the lens in focus.
We are happy with this feedback, we know the
sound levels aren’t equal at times but other
than that happy with the documentary.
Most of the comments are positive, whereas
some comments say what needs to be
improved. Overall we’re happy with the