1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
A. Some of the videos I looked at that are similar to my chosen genre of indie/britpop, are made to inform the audience directly with breaking the 4Th wall and addressing straight to the audience instead of following a narrative or playing a live gig. the theme of the song is regret so i wanted to make an performance like a love letter and quite amateurish making a video and sending it to his lover.
2. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
A. The poster and digipack is dominated to a Polaroid photo frame which is a direct connection to memories which links up with the song in a sense the the song is talking about regret. I filled out all the frames with photos of the band, introducing them to the world be it their debut album, hopefully show the fun memories with the photos being some what comical. I like to think that the target audience of the band is the later teens to the mid twenties so prehaps an age range form 14- 26, the genre is indie/britpop and the target audience should be people who style themselves on the genre. i feel that the ancillary texts does suit this stereotype mainly to the fact because it looks slightly home made.
3. What have you learned from your audience feedback?
A.I have learned that the audience being my fellow class mates have enjoyed the video espcially the concept but they have made it know that they grow bored towards the end of the song, and have said it would be intresting to see loctiond in the video as well in which i fell that it goes against the concept of the video, however I tried organizing a day to shoot but unffortunatly me and the actor george couldnt get time too and we never went ahead with the suggestions.
4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
A. Youtube had a massive influence, letting me look into music videos as and when i needed to look for key conventions, or even just to listen to the song its self when i dont my I pod handy. But when the Ipod was with me with a set of speakers it helps keep track for the performer who needs to learn the lyrics fairly fast.
Because there was no special affects in the video and simple cuts i decided to use the more basic and more simple Apple I movie when editing which did give me a few problems including moving my cuts the slightest knocking a couple of frames out of sinc. this was a problem which i couldnt get round, however it is of the slightest and dosnt make to much of a difference to the final outcome.
Adobe photoshop was key to edit my photos to create my digipack, the photos have been taken from nights out and where in need of twisting to fit the theme of the digipack.