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September 13, 2008
The Production Process
Whilst you are making your project you should be making a record of what you are learning. Whether you are working on a moving image project a web project or aa audio project you will need to be keeping a record about any problems you find learnng the relevant software, any criticisms of the software.
You must keep a record of the different tools and features of the software by making print-screens as you go along. The project is word counted so it is advisable to use images to illustrate what you have learned. This can save words and be far more exaplanatory. I suggest to my students that they keep a table open in a Word document with two columns. In one column insert the printscreens as you r project develops and in the other column provide some annotations.
This method allows you to make a brief summary of what you have learned about the software and frees up word count for areas such as the industrial context of your project and also creates space to allow for more effective feedback when researching the responses of your target audience.
September 11, 2008
September 10, 2008
Advanced Production: Planning
- Fashion Website
- Band Promotion website
- Photography website
- Photography students and those interested in architectural photography
What you need to research
Once you have decided your project area -
Research of similar websites / blogs Do at least 5. You need to consider two main areas:
- You need to respond to both the content
- How well this reaches its target audience
- The site as a communications tool:
- How easy is it to navigate?
Research of trailers of the same genre (These may well be on YouTube or official websites). Drop the YouTube videos into your blog and then do an analysis of them discussing how they reach their target audience.
Research some trailers of another genre to see how they might differ in terms of target audience
Research of Music videos if you are doing a a music video.
Here you should write out the name of the site and link to the home page or else the specific page that concerns you. (Just a link to the home page of the BBC would be fairly useless as it is such a huge instiution.)
By the link words please note what day you visited the link. This is because web pages are very dynamic and they might have been changed next time you visit.
Here make a list of newspaper articles, magazine articles, books, journals etc that you have used. Make sure you
September 09, 2008
What you need to do here is to make three separate postings under the headings:
Production / Post-Production
Production Report / Evaluation
Link them back to your Advanced Production posting.
(For website creation there will be the taking of original images. Here production means the actual making of the web pages. In moving image work we talk about "POST-Production when the work involves the editing suite.)
This should include a discussion of how & why you planned your product (Roughly 500 words).
You also need to discuss the actual production process. What you learned about Dreamweaver, Flash and any other program you used. You should include screenprints of the tools you used in the programms you were using. Here you can discuss the difficulties and successes of your experience. (Roughly 500 words). Remember if you use plenty of screenshots then this reduces the amount of explanatory words required!
There must be an assessment of the industry context (Roughly 1,000 words). This is a key aspect of the specification that is different to the AS Foundation Production Unit.
Evaluation. There must EVIDENCE of audience feedback. You should have done an audience feedback survey of at least 10 people. This must be made available as a hard copy appendix. On the basis of your audience feedback you should discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your project in relation to your original specified target audience. You should be balanced in this account and make an assessment of how you might improve upon a similar project. (Please note just blagging won't score marks!!! :-) ).