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What have you learnt from your audience feedback?
Feedback before film production? Survey Monkey is a website which allows people to create their own surveys. We used survey monkey to get feedback before the production of our film. This allowed us find out more about our target audience. By using survey monkey our group was able see whether our target audiences will approve of the ideas for our film. The website gave us options on how we wanted our audiences to answer the question such as multiple choices, rating scale and comment boxes. We decided that we will not use the comment boxes as it will demotivate our audience from answering the survey.
Gender of the protagonist? <ul><li>69% of our respondents preferred a male to be the protagonist. </li></ul><ul><li>The feedback confirmed our decision to cast a man for the lead role. </li></ul>
Climactic point <ul><li>The pie chart shows that 69% of the respondents like the conflict to be developing throughout the film. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the feedback we decided that we should have the conflict developing throughout the film as it captivates the audience attention. </li></ul>
Do you enjoy comic-drama? <ul><li>The bar graph shows that 93% of our respondents like comic drama films. </li></ul><ul><li>This information was very useful as it told us that our target audience would enjoy our film as it is a drama film which has elements of comedy in it. </li></ul>
Challenging the convention <ul><li>The bar chart informs us that 79% of the respondents enjoy watching films that challenges the convention of a drama film. </li></ul><ul><li>Our group decided to challenge the convention of a drama film, by deciding that our protagonist will lose at the end. </li></ul>
Ending preference <ul><li>From our feedback we found out that 55% of the respondents enjoy films which end with a twist. The feedback was very useful as it has helped us to discover our target audience ending preference. </li></ul><ul><li>This information is crucial for us as our film will be ending with a twist. </li></ul>
Feedback during production? <ul><li>During the production of our film, we asked some people to watch our film and give their feedback on it. This allowed us to see whether our audience understood the plot of our film and what improvement is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>The feedback that we got was that it should have more military metaphors. This was because it was not clear to them whether our character is associated with the army. </li></ul><ul><li>They also said that we should film the actor before he enters the classroom. This was because they wanted to see his facial expression. </li></ul>
<ul><li>What we learnt from the feedback </li></ul><ul><li>We tried to improve our film based on the feedback we received during the production stage. </li></ul><ul><li>We added more military metaphors such as him saluting the mirror and the whistle sound for his alarm clock and army songs. This should help our target audience understand that he is a former soldier. </li></ul><ul><li>We also filmed a scene which shows the actors emotion before he enters the class room. This tells the audience how the character was feeling. </li></ul>
Feedback post production <ul><li>We asked a number of people which fitted into target audience to watch our film. </li></ul><ul><li>They said that the montage scene was to dragging. We took this point into account and added music during this scene so it is not too dragging. </li></ul><ul><li>Because our main actor does not have many line in the film. We decided that we should add some kind of music throughout most our film. This made the film for interesting </li></ul>
<ul><li>The focus group said that they enjoyed the film and understood the plot. However they were confused whether the main character was a former soldier or his first day as a teacher. We decided to have voices of children screaming and soldiers shouting in the first scene while he is sleeping. This shows that he is having a nightmare about his past fears in the Army mixed with his current fears as school teacher. We also added more military metaphors in our film emphasis that he is an ex British solider. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of our film, we showed a statistic which informs the audience that many ex-soldiers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. We included audio clips that link with the army to suggest that he is haunted by the past and indicated to our audience that our character is going through this. </li></ul>