WHAT HAVE YOULEARNT FROM YOURAUDIENCE FEEDBACK?
We handed out a second questionnaire throughout our coursework to gain some audience feedback for our film. Some of the questions include: • Do you think the film fitted with the thriller genre? • Do you think the ‘15’ classification was appropriate? • Has watching this film made you want to watch more short films whereas you didn’t before? • The questions included qualitative and quantitative enabling the participants the option to give more detailed responses and us more information.
From our audience feedback we learnt that there could have been even quicker shots to build suspense. •There could have also been a slightly longer takes showing the blood to display more of the thriller conventions. •Another comment made was that the subtle music helped the suspense throughout the film without distracting from the action on screen.
Some members of the audience felt like that they couldnt keep up with the plot and had to watch it 2 or three times before they understood it. I think this was down to the use of flashbacks, and the fact that I personally believe that we did not use them effectively. Some people also commented that some shots or scenes were clearer and better. So the film was no consistent thoroughout.
What Have I learnt and dodifferently next time. I feel that as a group we were very organized but at times we lost sight of our aims and goals. We wanted to convey a thriller film which i feel worked but it was not effective enough. The audience feed back allowed me to see things from another perspective, the fact that the film shouldve been easier to decode was one thing that i did not think about. I assumed people would immediately understand it, and they did not.
Also next time I will try to stick to a more simplistic story line as I feel ours was to complicated. The fact that we used Propp and Todorvs theory’s but subverted from them meant that I and some of the audience had no sense of resolution, they did not know what to think and they could not tell the ‘bad guy’ from the ‘good guy’ this confusion is down to our methods and next time I know to stick to just one storyline.
From the audience feedback I also learnt that flashbacks are not always easily understood and our difficult to pull off. I feel that we should’ve spent more time researching that, so it came across how we intended it. Most of the audience like the music, saying that it ‘built tension’ and conveyed a ‘sinister mood.’ I also like the type of music we used but I felt that we used it to readily and could’ve used more ambient sound.
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