I learnt a great deal from my audience feedback, especially whether or not I managed to stick to what my audience wanted and whether they enjoyed it like I wanted them to.
‘ I liked the way the video jumped from black and white, it really made it clear that these were flashbacks and I enjoyed the contrast of colour.’
The black and white scenes were often brought up in the audience feedback.
The effect used on her after taking the drugs also came up fairly often:
‘ I liked the effect used after she had taken the drugs, it really gave the impression of how bad her life had become.’
‘ I liked the contrast of slow motion and fast motion, it really emphasised what was going on, particularly in the part where she was taking the shots, similarly to that of the drugs, it really made us feel that she was truly experiencing that effect.’
‘ I liked the way the film was not sequential, it set it aside from other videos, and gave us the impression of a full story rather than just what was happening right then.’
‘ I thought it was clever the way the video often related to the music, particularly in the shot scene, but also how it says ’17’ and it was a young 17-year-old-model, and in the part where it talks about ‘cocaine’ and she is taking the drugs, it looks good.’
One thing I got frequently from my feedback was based around the use of shots:
‘ the bits that repeat such as the glass shots were effective’
‘ I see that the shots symbolise the repetition in her life and her desperation’
I like these comments as it demonstrates that each person that views the video has a different perception of it and views it differently.
‘ It was good how it followed the narrative, I enjoy videos that follow a narrative, they are much more entertaining!’
‘ I would have preferred it if some of the shots were taking in more creative locations, I felt like I knew the areas a little too well.’
Generally I think that the feedback given is very good and I think it is fairly obvious that I followed what the audience asked for in my research as much as possible.