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James Wilbye AS Media Evaluation


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This is the evaluation of my media foundation portfolio G321. James WIlbye

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James Wilbye AS Media Evaluation

  1. 1. My Evaluation. James wilbye
  2. 2. <ul><li>My work has challenged these forms and conventions of the Mr beans holiday movie by looking into what i can do to make the style already there more individual, keeping the story narrative adding techniques to emphasis the strong structural points in my piece. </li></ul><ul><li>The development of the story idea. </li></ul><ul><li>It took quite a while to choose a theme that seemed appropriate for the quality and the time allowed. And as I went on I chose to do the titles better, I found this fit more with my main character. With the narrating over the top with music it complements the character situations and understandings. However I tried to keep to the conventions of my research. </li></ul><ul><li>I them looked at some of the types of comedy use, and how the audience is made to see at the important things in the mis-en-scene. I also looked into how this was achieved further into the movie and how I could adapt these techniques to fit into my piece. The technique of using a video camera shot (home movie quality) and mixing it with steady shots from set points. Is a very good example of this. </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>My piece looks into the difference between the main character and the other students in the school. The ways in which he copes with everyday life and how it is so different to everyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>All the way through the clip we see the way this person is treated, and although he is treated badly by the other students it is light hearted and the comic twist to it makes it acceptable to the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>How does your media product represent particular social groups? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>I think a large media institution could distribute my media product because the theme has a universal to it, the film I used to base the humour on was a universally distributed film. </li></ul><ul><li>I think it could also do well in this industry because it isn't a copy, it is very individual in the way it portrays the story. The rest of the story would contain a mix of comedy like in the first two minutes but mixed with the characters journey. </li></ul>What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
  5. 5. <ul><li>I think that teenagers and families would be the target audience but I think it could be appreciated by a wider array of people. </li></ul><ul><li>I think this because of the style of the piece, it’s a good-hearted character who is unfortunate and yet never looses hope. </li></ul><ul><li>Who would be the audience for your media product? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>I think the last bit will be the attraction to the rest of the movie because it make you want to know how the character will cope. I opens you to the character and what the movie is going to be about. </li></ul><ul><li>The introduction bring tension by showing the rushing ground and the blackouts, this combined with the music will draw the audience in with mystery. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that the tension will increase the comic effect. This effect I have seen in my research pieces. </li></ul>How did you attract/address your audience?
  7. 7. <ul><li>I very quickly learnt the limitations of the technology and found that a lot of the things I wanted to do I couldn’t do to the standard I wanted. I found that I was able to get past these inconveniences and in some cases I found the solution was better than the original idea. </li></ul><ul><li>With the limitations if the editing I found as many ways to get whatever effects I wanted and doing it on the camera. For example the firing of Kenny through the machine. However the style and the genre of my film means that the effect I have used will fit and not be seen as inappropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>I used a number of different technologies throughout the process of the course video and digital cameras, software, blogging sites, microphones and tripods. </li></ul><ul><li>By having all of these technologies easily at hand it made it easier to document my work. </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Technologies <ul><li>The software </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity – editing and recording sound and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Pinnacle 14 – learnt a lot but it had too many errors. We replaced with adobe elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Google – used for research and gathering of information, and video clips from YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Elements – editing, adding many new effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Sav2PC – used to download clips from YouTube. Both video and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Software to convert music on phones to mp3. </li></ul><ul><li>WINFF - to convert files. From WMV and AVI to flv, the format supported by the blogger and wordpress, to convert videos from YouTube to music mp3, converting videos from YouTube to go on the blog. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>My preliminary task thought me the importance of planning, I was far to rushed with the filming stage of the task. I was also far too adventurous for the preliminary task. I had made things much harder than they needed to be, the plot was to complex considering the size of the footage and it wasn’t very well portrayed by the shots. </li></ul><ul><li>This showed me that when kit comes to filming itself if you haven't tried the shpt before, then you have to be able to adapt or have backup plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? </li></ul>