Initial class feedback: Trailer This is one part of our audience feedback, made by watching each other’s trailers as a class and making notes on what was done well and what could be improved on. From looking at all the different feedbacks from within our class there are parts of the trailer which have been commented on of which we expected, and also other parts which have not been commented on but of which we expected to be. The first point which came up twice in this feedback session was our music. It was said to be 'very appropriate' and 'fitted with our theme', of which we agreed with and ensured to keep it in-fitting with the ballet theme when we created the trailer. Another point which was commented on twice was our titles 'fitting with the genre' of our film. We also agree with this statement as the titles looked very delicate and the font we used was elegant and reflected a ballet theme. I'm glad the audience liked the titles as they took an unexpected amount of time to make as we had to use a different version of iMovie on another computer, which meant transferring the downloaded font and importing it into the new iMovie, and then transferring our saved titles back on to our original computer and editing them into our trailer. A long process!
Initial class feedback: Trailer Thirdly the editing was picked up on by the audience. This includes the faster montage of shots of Lauren practicing her ballet at home, and also the slow motion shot of her falling over when dancing on stage at the school whilst she is supposed to be cleaning. The slow motion shot was one our our favourites from the trailer so I'm glad the audience enjoyed it too. After receiving the feedback I thought that there would be some areas of our trailer of which we had expected the audience to comment on, but did not. Actually, this was not so, and all our main areas have been explored in the audience feedback, including the sound of the music and voiceover, the camera shots as there was a 'variety' and also the lighting of Lauren dancing on stage at the end in the spotlight. One thing they have not commented on is the mise en scene, however I think that we did use costumes and props appropriately but the audience are used to seeing this in ballet films and therefore it does not jump out at them to comment on.
Initial class feedback: Poster After seeing the trailer, our class then fed back about our poster. One comment that I was pleased to see was made was that it 'suited the trailer'. This means that it effectively promotes the trailer in accordance to the theme and plot shown, meaning it is easily identifiable to the audience through the synergy created by fonts colours and mise en scene. Another common phrase involved in the feedback is 'effective' imagery and use of IT. I'm pleased that the audience picked up on the use of IT as there was a lot of work involved in editing the backdrop and colours/contrast used in the image, to make this fully stand out and for the colours to be highlighted effectively.
Initial class feedback: Magazine Cover The main points of interest from the audience within the magazine cover feedback were about the design and layout of the magazine. A few people stated that the layout truly represented the Odeon magazine layout, of which I'm really happy with as it was one of our main points we focused on when creating the poster as we wanted it to look professional. The lens flares on the Odeon title also seem to be highly liked by the audience. We really liked this as not only was it featured on the influential Twilight Odeon magazine cover, but we also felt it clearly related the dance genre and theme of the film, once again creating synergy between all three of the texts.
YouTube feedback: Trailer <ul><ul><li>This is one user's feedback for our trailer on YouTube, which is actually from another group of A-level students at another school. The music was once again commented on in a positive note, and also the font which I'm pleased about as we also felt these were both really effective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From this piece of feedback I have learnt that we could have focused more on the lighting of the shots as this wasn't in our initial thoughts when filming very often and this could improve the trailer further. </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>We also received feedback from other YouTube members, some helpful and some not so helpful! This was once again mainly positive feedback of the trailer, highlighting the music and props used as being effective. </li></ul></ul>
Facebook feedback: Trailer <ul><li>I was also able to post the link to friends on Facebook, or is in this case family! This meant they could access it from anywhere using their phone and I could receive comments instantly. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm glad my sister picked up on the editing of the shots as we added fade-in transitions to most of the shots when Lauren was practicing at home to make them more flashy and glamourous. </li></ul>
Facebook feedback: Trailer <ul><li>My mum gave very basic feedback and clearly didn't want to offend me! However I'm pleased she commented that the journey was clearly shown as we took a risk by making our trailer purely in time order and not mixing up the clips from different times. </li></ul><ul><li>She also commented on the 'dramatic opening' which we really liked as it introduced the audience into the storyline in an effective way. </li></ul>
Facebook feedback: Poster <ul><li>Sophie's feedback here has made me think that adding her recommendations of the logos and particular date of release may help it to look more professional. </li></ul>
Facebook feedback: Poster <ul><li>My mum's feedback is very basic on the poster, however the fact that she is curious to hear more about the film is a positive thing as it means that the poster has advertised the film properly and intrigued the audience into seeing it. </li></ul>
Facebook feedback: Magazine cover <ul><li>Sophie has commented on the font here which I also really liked on this piece of work as the lens flares make it stand out. I'm glad she liked the layout as we were cautious not to over-clutter the page with features of the magazine. </li></ul>
Facebook feedback: Magazine cover <ul><li>My mum has similarly to Sophie commented on the font used which I'm really proud of. She also liked the colours which I loved about this cover as the greyish backdrop with the pink tones spread across the page makes the cover look elegant and clearly displays the ballet theme. </li></ul>
Trailer feedback: Wordle <ul><li>I have looked at all the feedback for our trailer from the different mediums and have taken the main words to produce a Wordle. These are the words I have used: </li></ul><ul><li>shot lighting good close up staging voice-over explanatory good variety shots music appropriate very good use of titles fits genre good editing establishes shot clearly music fitted well film good slow motion fell over slow motion titles fitted genre good shots very good cuts clear story good acting use props pink light symbolises passion dancing like costumes styling music video very well prepared effort suited genre nicely good setting props good proportions well done camera work good shots variation attention mise en scene ballet themed objects improve theme genuinely teaser trailer music appropriate good shot transitions perfect typeography synergy style attention lighting final shot cinematic exciting trailer journey character's ballet skills dramatic opening like trailer professional reminiscent love edit transitions use slow-mo music builds tension graphics amazing adds great production value whole piece </li></ul>