Wednesday, 29 April 2015

EVALUATION: Question 4

 How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

David Gauntlett (2007) states that "New digital media have fundamentally changed the ways in which we engage with all the media,"
The rise of new digital media technology has greatly changed the way we react to all media in all forms. These different forms of media work in synergy with one another to create a web of networks to reach audiences across the world - This has only been possible in recent years. The synergy process in the different forms of media has opened pathways for lots of new possibilities in the media industry.

To make my ancillary task more comic-like, I used Photoshop to manipulate the images- using a 'posterise' effect, making the people look like actual comic characters. My ancillary definitely ends up looking inspired by the four colour comics due to this especially due to the Ben Day looking dots on the faces.

EVALUATION: Question 3

What have you learned from your audience feedback?

We filmed an audience response using questions from the open questionnaire that was created so we could get people's views and opinions alongside seeing their reactions whilst watching the video.
We filmed two people of the correct target audience range to get their opinions on it alongside filming the couple of an older age range to see their opinion.
Although the younger audience could probably understand and relate to the video more, the older couple gave a surprisingly positive reaction, saying that they enjoyed it, understood the narrative and found it comical. This shows that our video could be liked by a wide range of ages alongside our target age-range, due to the comical aspect to it and the superheroes since comics are liked by all ages.

These are some of the results from the open questionnaire that was handed out.
So far we have had a positive response from our target audience, they have found the video both relatable and comical which is what we wanted. Altogether we have got a very positive response from our audience and we haven't had much critical feedback other than the fact there should be more school scenes added to make more of the narrative- however, we were unable to do that due to uncontrollable circumstances so I am happy with what we ended up with in the end.

EVALUATION: Question 2

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

What have i learned about the way the media produce, distribute and share material

Evaluation Question 1 (part 2)

The audience may have certain expectations due to the superhero genre and school story genre as there will be certain conventions to both that the audience is used to. Therefore, they may expect how it ends. According to Tom Ryall (1998), genre is there to place convention for the film maker to recognise and develop within their own work, but also for the audience to identify.

EVALUATION: Question 1

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

Here I have analysed my ancillary tasks to show what conventions I have used from existing magazines and CD's, I have also wrote about the conventions I have used from comic book covers as I have made my digipak and poster look like comic books to go with the music video.
I thought that by making them look like comic books, it will attract an audience that likes comics towards the video more; it's also like a sneak peak towards the actual video.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Music Video Questionnaire: Open

I'm going to hand this open questionnaire out to members of my target audience so I can get their personal opinion of it after watching the music video to help me evaluate it later on.

Age: _______           Gender:   _________


1.) Did you enjoy the music video? What were your overall thoughts about it?

2.) What was your favourite part? why?

3.)What was your least favourite part? why?

4.) Were you able to understand the narrative behind it all?

5.)What would you change about the music video? if anything, why?

6.)Did you think the miming of the singer was believable?

7.) Would you recommend it to others?

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Update on last bits of filming

Once again, we've had problems with filming, Our main actress, Rebecca, has gone on a holiday when we were about to film some of the school parts or her just reading comics or drawing herself as a superhero. We have come away quite a bit from our set plan of things to film unfortunately, but that's due to problems we could not change.
We figured that there was a very slim chance we could get any of the school/comic book scenes in anyway, but we wanted to add just a little bit - to add a bit more narrative to the music video.

Luckily, My work partner Emily's hair seemed a similar style to Rebecca's, so we decided to film small parts of her from behind in the classroom. I think it ended up working out pretty well.
We got a few extras in to be the extra students and we got the bullies in without their costumes on.

One of the bullies is seen throwing a paper ball at her before laughing with the other bully about it, so at least the viewers get a slight idea that they are bullies this way.

Even though we had a ton of problems whilst filming, I think altogether it worked out quite well and we got some good footage.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Quite a few people have been shown the music video so far and there's been a positive response

Everybody found the video humorous which is good and they particularly liked the whole superhero aspect of it.

Heres the results of the mini survey i put on facebook, alongside the unfinished draft of my music video so they could watch what we have so far.
Facebook proved to be a successful place to share my questionnaire as it reached target members of my target audience as social media is used lots by people of my target audience.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Music Video Questionnaire: Closed

I created this questionnaire, going to post it on facebook alongside the draft of the music video so my target audience can see it and i might get a large response if i post it there.

Create your own user feedback survey

Monday, 20 April 2015

Music Video draft

This is our music video so far, there's still quite a lot of footage to be added and changes to be made such as that one scene of Adam in black and white and some of the footage hasn't been muted yet. We are also not too sure on the filters we have put on the scenes yet but it does make the old onomatopoeia words fit in nicely.
We may also be adding quick fades to white and such so it isn't all just cuts between clips.

We are gonna get opinions from our target audience to see what they think about it so far and any changes they think we should make.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Finishing Digipak (add image of final inside part)

I've decided to add the drawings on here as they're a part of the narrative of the music video. To fill in the rest, I have got images from the footage we have.


These are the onomatopoeia comic words for the fight scenes we are gonna be adding to our music video when we edit. These ones are from batman (1966) and although they are quite low in quality it was hard to find any better ones, hopefully once we put some filters onto everything, it will all fit together.

Saturday, 18 April 2015


We managed to get some good fight scenes involving them all, alongside some random comical scenes. We got tilted camera shots and closeups too just like from the batman episodes we've looked at.

Here's a video showing a few of the clips we shot today, I think  we are going to end up adding filters to the scenes to make them look better and fit in with the video more.

Friday, 17 April 2015


Filming the villains

We had a successful, fun day filming. Although we didn't have Rebecca, we still got some good shots with just Emily and Alex. It was mainly just them messing around, which will be good for the comical side of our music video. The set got put together for the first time and looked very comic like and colourful. Both Emily and Alex both looked really good in the villain costumes so I think what we have so far is good footage.

We will have to try our best to get another day where all 3 are free, so we can film the fight scenes.

Here are a few of the clips that were took today.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Filming day!!

 We have a day planned soon where all 3 are free on the same day! Nobody's going to be at school that day so I think it's the perfect time to film the main superhero parts. Everybody's costume is ready and the set is too.


I have drawn these two images. One of Rebecca (the hero) and one of Emily (one of the bullies/villains).

I deliberately left them unfinished as I wanted Rebecca to be drawing them during the music video. It will add to the imagination factor of the music video, showing that she's imagining herself and others in the superhero world inside her mind.


Finally we have found villains for our music video. They are both very enthusiastic for the music video which is what we want.
Alex - Purple shadow

 Emily - Red poison

As guessed by their supervillain names, they each have themed colours, Alex being purple and Emily being red. Those colours were chosen as we wanted them to look stereotypically evil compared to Rebecca whose colour is green.

Both Alex and Emily have decided to start making their own masks out of card and decorating them with their assigned colours. Luckily they both have capes at home and Alex has even got 2 wigs, one red, one purple, so that her and Emily can look even more like the part.
For the bullying parts, they will probably just be dressed in black and leather etc.