Briony McKee Evaluation Question 3: What have you learned from your audience feedback? The results of an after-production questionnaire given out during the viewing of all 3 final products, in all we asked 14 people to fill out our questionnaire, in order to see if it has fulfilled its intentions and is successful.
On a scale of 1-10, how well would you say the documentary held your attention? 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Pleasing results from our audience, all rated above halfway, highlighting that ourdocumentary was in some manner interesting. Having the majority answers respondingwith 8/10, makes our documentary strong even though I believe featuring more live sportfootage similar to the boxing training session etc, might make the documentary moreinteresting as an improvement. Our topic is one that most people get uninterested quitequickly as it is constantly in the media, and is always advising people to change theirlifestyle, which is the main focus of our documentary, hence getting an 8 was pleasing dueto this issue surrounding the topic.
Did you find that the sound levels were balanced andeven?141210 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoWhen we exported our documentary we did check thoroughly that our sound levels wereconsistent, however having listened to the documentary repeatedly may have mislead ourjudgement as 2 replies noticed an unbalance in the sound levels. However the majority ofthe answers did sense that the sound levels were even throughout, supplying us with theevidence that if the sound levels do change, it is only in the slightest and hardly noticeable.As an improvement we would go back and listen once again carefully to the sound levels, toensure no changes occur.
Did you find that you could relate to any of thedocumentary? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis is evidence that our research we added to our documentary was relevant as weintended for the audience to understand and relate to this information. Also with our topicbeing constantly in the media, highlights how their existing knowledge has aided them inrelating to this topic.
Were the colours managed effectively?16141210 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis effectiveness of the colours being managed shows how we used appropriate colours,not anything too dark or light that would strain the audiences eyes, as that woulddiscourage them to focus on the documentary putting them off the documentary on thewhole. We did on a couple of shots add colour correction in order to improve the look ofthe shot and keep the balance of colours consistent throughout, as a couple were quite darkwhen compared to other shots used in the documentary, it did bring our green more insome shots, which is a connotation of having a healthy lifestyle.
Do you think that the tone of the documentary issophisticated?141210 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoMajority of the viewers believed that the tone was sophisticated throughout , adding a toneof professionalism to our documentary which was what we were aiming for in production.Whereas 2 people disagreed replying that our tone was not sophisticated, suggesting theythought is lacked professionalism in places, that it had more of a colloquial tone to it, whichwas opposite to what we intended. As an improvement we would go back and explore theareas which could suggest a lack of professional/sophisticated manner and correct this inorder to completely achieve our initial aims.
Do you think that the shots for the documentary were framed appropriately? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis was a key question that we wanted feedback from, as we focused heavily onmaintaining appropriate camera framing during the production. It is shown that this heavyfocus was worthwhile as all replies agreed that all shots were framed suitable for thedocumentary, adding more professionalism to our documentary.
Do you think that the expert interview extracts were informative and useful? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoEvident through the positive answers that our selected formal interviewee provided thedocumentary with suitable information, helping to increase the knowledge of the viewerson this topic, as this was the intention. We did have trouble trying to arrange a formalinterview with an expert in the field of fitness and lifestyle, but in the end we found andfeatured the college’s sports co-ordinator whom had knowledge we needed, this proved tobe a wise move as he provided information that was both useful and informative to theaudience.
On a scale of 1-10, how well would you say the double page spread article has been put together? 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Once more when rating one of our final products the most popular answer came to be 8/10,a high result for our double spread. Also we scored above half marks similarly to thedocumentary. This highlights that people were interested in the article, it lookedprofessional and was coherent to the documentary in some sort of manner, this is pleasing.To improve the layout, I would personally suggest putting more suitable colours on thepage, to make it look slightly more interesting or to make the title stand out more, toestablish the article better (even though it can be said the main picture does this).
Do you think that we used and developed common conventions of double page spreads? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis highlights how our analysis of existing double page spreads has been vital for us toproduce a professional looking one, which all answers could recognise the conventionsapparent. This is pleasing as it suggests that our article could fit into the Radio Times as itshares the same conventions, making it recognisable for the reader which results inefficiency of article to advertise our documentary.
Stylistically, do you find that the use of colours is appropriate? 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoOne of our mixed replies off the audience, which hones in on a particular weakness in ourdouble page spread, colour. Even though more people believed it was appropriate it stillraises up the issue, we intended to use colours which hold no single gender connotationsdue to our target audience being both genders, but as an improvement would be to useeither more variety of these colours or increase the use of the colours used already to helpmake it look more interesting to read, as a lot of black and white can be a turn-off whenreading a TV listings article.
On a scale of 1-10, how well would you say the radio trailer has been put together? 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Finally our radio trailer another final product holds similar ratings to the previous finalproducts, with all ratings above halfway mark, and 8/10 being our most popular reply. Thishighlights how the radio trailer overall is professional, interesting to listen to and is coherentto the documentary, one of our many aims. As an improvement I might use a different mainvoiceover, as it gives more of a variety to the radio trailer and maybe find more quick, shortextracts from the documentary (but we had trouble with this during the production hencethe shortage of extracts in the trailer).
Do you feel inclined or persuaded to watch the documentary after listening to the radio trailer? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis is pleasing to see the ancillary tasks succeeding in the initial intention to advertise thedocumentary which clearly seen through all replies believing this trailer did. This wasprobably due to the music being of the same genre, as it provides a link to thedocumentary. The music was upbeat and got your attention quickly as it was different tomost others used. Also isolating the details of the documentary and changing the voice atthe end made it more memorable for the audience. Even though we could of used moreextracts, the ones used in the montage are persuasive as they are isolated and quick.
Do you think there are enough extracts used in the trailer? 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoThis enlightens my previous opinion of adding more extracts for an improvement, as twopeople seem to agree with my opinion, even though the majority do not believe we neededmore. During the production of the trailer we found it difficult to find more quick, shortdebatable statements we could add, that would spark interest in the listener so used onlythe ones we could find, which most people agreed was enough.
Do you believe that the radio trailer uses common conventions? 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Yes NoOnce more highlights how our analysis of existing radio trailers to identify conventions hasprovided us with knowledge to make ours professional, is proven to be correct. This showshow the audience will recognise it as a trailer for a documentary or programme and will beinclined to listen to find out more about the product being advertised. It also shows how itcould fit into BBC Radio Five Live, as it is suggestive in saying it is professional.
Overall:These results have provided us with an insight to how the audience would view ourproducts, whether they were successful and professional and raise any problems thatmight have occurred, which would leave us to evaluate and suggest improvements.Overall the feedback has been majority positive with only slight negative points stated,which at times was only small details. This shows how doing research and planning hasprovided the knowledge to produce these products, with studying the conventions ofeach product and audience research. This has lead to these positive results, which byplacing them in graphs has visually helped to see results in correlation with each other,highlighting that all our final products were rated an 8/10, which is a strong result weare pleased with.
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