Thursday, May 10, 2012

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

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

My ancillary texts are a radio trailer, film poster and a song. My radio trailer is made up of a poem, I believe that a poem was a good choice as the film is about love and poems can be related to love. I wrote the poem myself using inspirations from my film and other films that I have watched both Tamil and English. My radio trailer in my view is an effective ancillary text as it challenges the normal conventions of a radio trailer by not having any actual sounds or clips from the film. I t creates an emotional bond with the audience and slowly works through the film from start to finish. I used some slow mellow music in the radio trailer which adds to the emotional effects of the poem and also helps to set the mood of the film.

My song is called 'Asai Pennai' which directly translates to 'lover girl'. The song is written in tamil, I wrote the song myself and sang it myself. I think that this has worked quite well overall as an ancillary text as people who have listened to it have given me good feedback. Even though the song is not in english many people who dot understand the song are somehow able to gain an understanding of the meaning by the way I have sang the song using different expressions in my voice during different parts. I put a large ammount of effort into creating this song, but I believe that it has been worth it as it helps to increase the awareness of the film and also is quite an easy song to listen to.

The film poster is my final ancillary text for my film poster is a picture that I took whilst I was filming. I decided to do this because i thought that it would ensure that the feelings and expressions would come through as the actors are in character. I decided not to have a picture which included the villain as it doesn't give away too much of the story, it keeps the audience on edge about what may be the 'Forbidden Love'.

I believe that all of my ancillary texts work hand in hand with my film each contributing in their own individualistic ways to my film. The radio trailer is able to gain the interest of a wide variety of different possible audience members from the radio medium. The song again will have a similar effect the radio trailer in the way that it draws in different radio listeners but it can also draw in other people in the way that it can be shared around the internet over social networking sites could be downloaded to phones and other devices that means people will have it accessible and can show other people it. The film poster follows the conventions of film posters in they way its laid out, i think that it drags a lot of attention toward the film as it doesn't give much away. The poster could be posted anywhere maybe on a billboard, in a cinema or local leisure center so the probability of it being seen by my target audience.

Evaluation: What have you learned from your audience feedback

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Final Feedback

After I had uploaded my film to Vimeo I decided to put my film up on Facebook to enable me to have more direct contact with my chosen target audience. All feed back that I obtained was  positive  with not much criticism if any. Many people liked the fact that there were a lot of different factors incorporated into the film. For example for people who like comedy there was the scene between the 3 mates where they're just chilling and having their own jokes, people who like serious films there was the main climax in the woods with the main character and the villain in the film, for people who like romantic/love story lines there is the overall narrative of the film. 

This is a print screen of my film linked up on facebook with 24 'likes' on the first day I put it up. This to me indicates that i have successfully managed to grab the interest of my target audience.
This is an example of the kind of comments that I recieved after uploading my film to Facebook.

This is the number of plays that I got after uploading my film up to Facebook

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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

This is my radio podcast of my evaluation. I have tried to make it authentic by using introduction music and also by doing an interview off the top of my head so nothing sounds scripted and everything flows.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Third Edit Forbidden Love

Final Edit Forbidden Love from sim on Vimeo.
After my second edit I decided that I needed to change one part of my film as it detracted from the narrative of my film. It is the part in the park where both of my main characters are talking because the wind distorts the speech meaning you cant hear what is being said.  I decided to use the other shot of the same scene that I had already filmed.

Second Edit Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love First from sim on Vimeo.
This is my first edit of Forbidden Love, i thought i had finished editing but when i played the film back through headphones I realised that some of the sound track had gone from stereo to mono, i.e only played out of one side of the ear phones. I then had to go through and double all of the tracks and set the balance.