Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Facebook feedback

Once myself and my partner had finished the production of our film, we then went onto facebook to create a page to market this finished piece to our target audience. We also asked for feedback on both our poster and our film. This feedback is on our film. WE recieved high praise for what we had achieved and we were very gratefuk for the kind praise we got from it. This indicates how our film was a success. We also showed this film to our friends via computer and whilst the feedback was similar, many admitted that they understood most of it, but were left confused by the ending. This indicates how our audience had a negotiated meaning to our film. This feedback was on our film poster, once again we had recieved high praise for what we had made and we were very grateful. Although one comment highlighted that we had not written about the directors and makers etc. This is conventionally placed at the bottom of the image in the centre, with this in mind we will remember to put it in when we next need to design a film poster. We are very happy with the feedback we recieved through facebook, with a few parts to work on for the future but overall very good audience feedback.

Paris film festival

During the Paris trip to the European independent film festival we watched a variety of short films. Short films are made for a variety of reasons which I will be looking at in-depth. The first reason is the experience as making a short film gives you the experience of creating a team and working with them. Also if you have an interest in filmmaking then making a short film will allow you to pursue a career in filmmaking and highlight your skills to an audience. Short films also allow you to test your skills working with other directors to see if you’ll be suitable for working with people on bigger projects. People always use short films to test an idea out so to see if certain stories would work or if you want to see if an idea will work. Having a high profile actor or director willing to help you is another reason and also wanting to raise your filmmaking profile in the industry. Finally being able to test an idea out is a reason for making short films. We visited the ecu independent film festival in Paris during Easter. We visited the festival to gain an insight into the world of short film and watched over 20 short films which ranged form over and hour to 10 minutes. The film I found the most effective was a documentary about illegal immigrants in Australia who were traveling on boats from Indonesia. The documentary was effective as it allowed the audience to build a bond with the people it interviewed so when it highlighted some of the problems faced the audience felt personally attached. we decided to visit the film festival for experience and fresh ideas.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


This is our finished evalaution. It was also was created on garage band with the help of my teacher. Its aim is to give my auidnce and people looking at my work and insight into the production of our film and some of the key desc ions we made when producing it. the evaluation also allows us to express our thoughts during the production and gives us a chance to reflect on our work and highlight what we could have improved or have done better. The evaluation also allows us to express what we thought went well during the course particularly during the production phase if making our film.
This is our final version of our radio trailer. it was created on garageband through the use of various vocal effects and horror sounds we downloaded from various sound effect websites to ensure that not only that our film was marketed to the audience as best it could so it would be appealing but also so that it would follow the conventions of the horror genre.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Finished film

This is my finished film. It has evolved greatly after having recived a lot of postive and negative feedback and critiscm. The main change i have made to it is the editing at the end of the film to highlight the change in plot of the story more and make it clearer to the audience. My film making skills have developed greatly throughout the process and i have not only developed my technical skills through the use of cameras and software such as final cut express but it has also allowed me to understand the convetions of horror films so when it comes to exams and essay writing i am able to analyse these effectively.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Group work

This picture higlights how we oragnised to meet each other to film and for the photo shoot. Using text and and social networking sites such as Facebook to organise our filming was very effective as it allowed us to communicate with a variety of people to use in our film and allowed us to effectively decide a time to meet and begin filming and also people could add in any input they wanted to. this was effective as not only didi it mean we could hear peoples feedback on locations , props ETC before we even began filming.

Working on blog

This is an image of me working on my blog and editing some posts. i regulary stayed after school to perfect my blog and make it accseible to its readers. The blog was an effective way of producing the work and presenting it as it allowed us to not only to present all my our working on one format but also it was easier to put in videos and audio files instead of having to write down the links. Although the blog was effective it was sometimes complicated it was still very effective and was better than hand written work.