Thursday, 7 April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

EVALUATION- QUESTION 6: Audience Feedback

The first Wordle displays the positive feedback from our class. I am pleased that there are more positive comments rather than negative. We wanted to produce an "Ominous" atmosphere which was mentioned in one of the comments. They seemed to like the CCTV footage as it was believable and fitted within the sequence well. Also, they like the range of camera shots as it built tension successfully. 

This Wordle presents the negative feedback. I was surprised with a few of the comments from the negative feedback. For example, the word "rushed" is something I wouldnt use to describe the titles of our our sequence as we sent a large amount of time on them. However, I can understand the "dark" use of "lighting" as we had problems with this from the beginning.

On the 5th April our film had a cinematic screening at 'Screen on the Green'. After veiwing everybody's thriller openings and seeing the amazing amount of diverse ideas throughout, we filmed a few members of the audience to give us thier thoughts on our opening. Most of them loved the use of CCTV and were not expecting the static at the end. It created the atmopshere we were looking for. Which was creepy, eerie and tension building.
Here are a few videos of feedback from the audience:

We also uploaded our Thriller onto Facebook for more feedback here are a few of many comments:

Here is a video of me discussing my reaction and opinions of the feedback given:

This feedback has helped me to realise that our sequence wasnt perfect. However, I'm pleased with the overall comments as people seemed to like the idea and said it was thrilling. Also, we achieved our aim of creating an eerie, tension building atmosphere as the audience seemed really captivated with our opening.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

EVALUATION: Questions 4 and 5

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? How will you attract/adress you audience?

Through researching many other student films on Youtube, I have come accross some really amazing low budget pieces produced by students. Some have won many awards through Film Festivals, but this could only have been achieved through proper distribution of the movie. For example our movie, 'Provocation',  is going to be distributed through booking a local cinemaand on the 5th April all our media groups will be going to see them in on the big screen.

Screen on the Green is where we invited our friends and others to come and see our movie. We got some really useful feedback afterwards.

Our Thriller opening is a low budget student movie and so we have decided on trying  to distribute it to a large audience. Therefore, we have put it up on Vimeo via YouTube. Our video is being produced by an independent, low budget production called Candi Studios and will aim to get around 200 copies on DVD release.


Also, we are uploded a link to our wall on Facebook to get more feedback from others. These are just a few ideas of how we are distributing our opening sequence through the use of the Internet and its many options.

 We got some amazing feedback froom our friends and overall it was the majority of people we had aimed it at for our target audience.The feedback was quite positive, it seemed as though people really were intrigued and wanted to see more. Which was the aim of our thiriller opening overall. I am quite happy with the comments as the I feel we have achieved our aim in creating an gloomy, dark, tension building atomosphere.

Through distributing our media product this way we will hopoefully get more publicity through our friends telling others. Facebook is just one of the many social networking sites that can be used to help distribute our movie.

Below is a student movie called 'Memories' that recieved 40,639 veiws on YouTube and won an award for it's production. I loved the use of camera shots, such as, close ups whilst he was reminising on old memories of his life. I also like the lighting and use of overlapping images to convey his memeories as it looked quite professiinal for a student film. It all linked and worked really well. I can see why it got so many veiws and won an award.


Here are a few of the comments posted on youtube about the movie. It seems that people really liked it any found it intriguing. Alot of people seemed to enquire about the camera and setting which shows that it has inspired others to get creative.

We wanted to find other ways of distributing our product on the internet. So we thought of YoutTube as it is one of the main sites that people use nearly everyday and would be an easy tool to get the distribution of media product flowing.

EVALUATION- Question 6 - Audience feedback and comments

We recieved some feedback from our class. As they watched our thriller opening they wrote some comments on pieces of paper, leaving some positive and negative feedback.

Positive Feedback

Our main aim was for there to be an ominous atmosphere, and one of the good feedback that we got was the ominous atmosphere, so thankfully we achieved this aim. Most people mentioned the CCTV frame and said that is was very effective. They also mentioned the variety of camera shots which was good since we took a lot of consideration into the camera shots. 

Negative Feedback

We had some trouble with the lighting in the beginning, so it wasn't very surprising to hear that some people thought the lighting should have been brighter. It was, however, surprising to hear that some people felt the titles were a bit rushed and unorganised as we spent the majority of our time on them. Some people also felt that the music was a bit plain.

I also used Facebook as a method of distribution and a way to get more audience feedback. So far it has 17 "likes" and the comments are mainly positive and most of them mentioned the CCTV frame that we used. 4 people said that they wanted to see more which is very good as the opening to a film should always be gripping in order to make you want to continue watching.                                                       

The feedback I received is all by 15 to 18 year olds, it is a small portion of our target audience age range but it shows that 15 to 18 year olds really do enjoy the thriller genre, and will therefore enjoy 'Provocation'. 


Our film had a cinematic screening along with other films today at 'The Screen on the Green'. We saw peoples reactions and it was how we had intended for it to be. There was a suspenseful atmosphere and from the feedback we got at the end of the screenings, people seemed to enjoy it. All of them mentioned the CCTV frame and said that it was really good as it made it look like she (Francesca) was being watched.

Here are a few videos of audience feedback, having watched our thriller opening at the cinematic screening:

Me talking about the audience feedback we received..