EVALUATION OF THE PRELIMINARY TASK By Fahmida Begum http://cdcaines.wordpress.com/moriah-fahmida-jermaine-oliver-ayesha-preliminary-task-201112/
What have you learnt about planning? (Take account of ideas, research and mise-en-scene)
During the planning process, I have learnt many new things and I have also improved on skills that I
already had. First of all, when given the task, me and my group had a clear idea of what we wanted
which was a 30 second trailer to advertise the audience of the consequences of illegal downloading.
First of all, each member of the group should have pitched an idea each and then we should have evaluated each idea to ensure
that that idea would be possible to turn into a product. Instead me and my group came up with one idea and went with that idea.
Because we were only focused on one idea and didn’t look at any other ideas to compare it with, we found that when it came to
storyboarding and filming, there were many restrictions that we didn't think about at first; therefore we had to change many of our
ideas and shots. I believe that if we had started with more than one idea and then eliminated each one as to what restrictions there
were, what aspects we have more freedom in, etc, we would have come up with a final idea which wouldn't have needed as much
changing throughout the process and we would have had an idea which wouldn't have been that hard to film due to restrictions out
of our hands.
Research – target audience – idea of in college
Costume – some costumes were restricted / police
The research part of the planning process should have included research on existing products, research on the target audience, etc. However, my group didn’t really conduct any research which i think is a bit of a disadvantage as we didn't look at what works and
what doesn't when working with a topic such as illegal downloading as there are many obvious adverts aimed at it.
Improvement: Have a different storyboard for each scene Never put two scenes on the same storyboard Compare to a professional storyboard
What have you learnt about using equipment?
As the person who worked on the storyboarding, I got the chance to do most of the filming as I was the
one who knew exactly what shots we needed, the actors movements, etc. As I hadn't filmed during the
process of filming,
How to achieve different shots
What did you learn about editing? (How to piece your work together)
Cutting down on footage so that what you want is left
Different transitions to piece different scenes together
THEORY TO PRACTICE
What did you think about linking theory to practice? (theory comes from textual analysis – make a link between textual analysis and practice. Practice is the making of your product.)