Thursday, 30 April 2015

Evaluation: Question 3 part 2

How did you attract your audience?

Evaluation: Question 3 part 1

What have you learned from your audience feedback?

We showed the music video to four people. Two were of our target audience age and the other were of an older generation - to experiment with various ages. As expected, the two younger girls enjoyed the video and surprisingly so did the older couple. Everyone understood the narrative and found the video amusing. This goes to show how our video can attract a wide range of audiences with it being of a comedy genre, whether you like superheroes/comic books or not. Our original idea was going to be a lot more realistic, dramatic and go with a much slower song, however, instead we changed it to a comedy genre which overall ended up more successful as it appeals to a wider audience. The super hero scenes are deliberately bad to make it more comical - with inspiration from batman 1966 - and this can technically be seen as more realistic as super heroes are not real, therefore this style of film is more believable and relatable to the audience. The main criticism we got from our audience feedback was that there should have been more school/comic scenes, to help the narrative flow better. However, this was not possible due to casting issues and it was a shame we couldn't add more of the main narrative to our video, but it could not be helped.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Evaluation: Question 2

How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

Monday, 27 April 2015

Evaluation: Question 1 Part 2

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Evaluation: Question 1 Part 1

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real life media products?

Monday, 20 April 2015

Getting let down

We have been extremely let down with filming once again, and our main character, Rebecca is unable to film with us full stop. We have had to change our original idea for shots and narrative as having Rebecca is no longer possible... As a last resort, we used myself as a sort of 'stunt double' as my hair could be seen as similar to hers. As daunting as this all was, we managed to gather a few clips which we can include in our music video in order to make the narrative make more sense, as these clips were very important to the storyline. We also gathered some panning shots of comic book pages as another means of filling space as, of course, there was not much we could do without Rebecca. However, we are optimistic that during the editing process, we can make this work.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Music Video (draft)

Looking at this draft, we still need to add school/bully clips to fill in some gaps (mainly near the start of the video). There are a few shots I need to crop very slightly as you can just see the shadow of the tripod, as well as change a random black and white clip we somehow forgot to change back to full colour. Overall however, we are pleased with how the video seems to be progressing... The next step is to find another time when Rebecca is free so we can gather the last shots in order to complete the video.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Filming Hero scenes

We managed to find a time where we could film sections with our hero character. Once again we had a lot of fun and we believe we have enough hero footage for our music video. All that's left to do are the school scenes.