Production Log: Audience Feedback Plan

Idea’s for collecting audience feedback:

  • Questionnaire
  • Video blog- get each person to video themselves watching it without me around saying what they like and what they don’t
  • Mini essay
  • Videoing them watching it and their feedback

Age range for feedback:

  • Teens (media class//friends)
  • Middle age (my parents)
  • Elderly (Brenda and George)
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Production Log: Editing Cutaways

Colour correction:

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Here you can see myself and Joe trying to find the perfect filter to use on cutaways to make them look vintage.

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Here I have focused on the use of filters and colour matching in order to make the newly filmed cutaways look old by matching a photograph taken of my family as kids (1970s this photo was taken). I did this as I believe that it makes the visuals look more realistic and professional as it matches and isn’t switching from colour to colour.

Personal family images added in:

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Final cutaways placed:

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Here is all of the cutaways finally placed within the sections we put placeholders in, we used a range of videos and personal photos to break up the documentary so it is not just  a ‘talking head’.

Production Log: Last Few Cutaways

During the editing process, Joe and I quickly came to the realisation that we missed a lot of cutaways out, we had to ensure we did this before finalising the documentary as finished as otherwise it would be consistent talking heads, therefore we came up with some idea’s that we needed to film.

FILMING DATE: 21/1/17

IDEAS

  • Kids playing in a park
  • Playing rounders and hop scotch
  • Pan of looking out a window
  • Laughing children- brooke?
  • Basic food- like beans or meat (film a Tesco shelf)
  • Happy children- smiling or playing
  • Christmas tree with presents

Ancillary 1: Audience Feedback

In order to give myself an idea of what went well and what could go better if I was to do this ancillary again, I asked a few people to comment on both ancillaries:

Here are the comments I got:

Frank: “I like the simplicity of the documentary double page spread, the use of the black and white colours worked really well with relation to the image, it is very easy to look at. I also like the structure of the spread and the image chosen”

“I believe that the only thing you could improve upon in the documentary double page spread is that maybe it is too simplistic? It would only fit within a certain magazine rather than any, if you needed publicity on it, I don’t think it would do it justice”

Charlotte: “I really like how you have picked a cute image to use for this double page spread, with relation to how simplistic the page is, it works well as it is the first thing that you stare at when first coming across the page”

“The only aspect I would say to improve on is the amount of text on the page, despite the fact that it is an interview, I would have tried to sell your product a lot more than you did”

Arnold: “I like how basic this double page spread is, it is very easy to over do it and over sell the documentary. After viewing your documentary, I believe that your running theme of basic perfection is shown throughout your final product and this ancillary, so it therefore relates back very nicely”

“I would say that possibly you could add more images and information in however, it is very basic which is great but it might be too basic that people skip past it when flicking through its magazine”

 

Production Log: Advance Planning- Cutaways

In order to make this documentary visually successful, we had to film a variety of cutaways to work alongside the speech so that it keeps the audience interested. Below you can find a few lists of our cut aways within our sequence (this is not including the opening sequence)

Sequence One- Cutaways

  1. Kids playing in a park
  2. Playing rounders and hop scotch
  3. Looking out the window- nan
  4. Laughing children
  5. Basic food- like beans or meat
  6. Happy children- smiling or playing
  7. Christmas tree with presents

Sequence Two- Cutaways

  1. Frame with the photo of them both as children
  2. Brenda in a photo with mother
  3. Shot with a street name or visual street
  4. Laughing- Brenda and George
  5. George laughing- featuring the cat
  6. Old photo with the children