• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Evaluation - For our Module 3 practical production, we made a section of a documentary about how music allegedly influences teenagers to do drugs, alcohol and cause violence, entitled 'Beyond the Music'.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Evaluation For our Module 3 practical production, we made a section of a documentary about how music allegedly influences teenagers to do drugs, alcohol and cause violence, entitled 'Beyond the Music'. The title connotes that music has more to it and that music leads to other concepts, good and bad. There were three other members in my group. They were Frank Holmes, Saman Parwez and Jitesh Mistry. We used many influences from Module 2 documentaries in our practical production. It has plenty of the conventions that any documentary has, but there were some things, which could have been done better. In earlier stages of our production, as a group we decided that everyone would have an equal share of the responsibilities. However, it did not work out exactly how we had planned. The filming of the production was mainly done by myself and Frank outside of school, where as in school we all participated, for example when doing the interviews. I enjoyed the idea of experimenting with different angles and close-ups, as well as planning the actual scenes and how the shots are going to be done. ...read more.

Middle

The title scene also has background music which has quite a fast beat and sounds powerful and dominating. These techniques used would help to draw the audiences full attention and think this documentary looks interesting. This also helps the audience think about what the documentary is about and for them to use their imagination. Then towards the end of the title scene the actual title of the documentary appears 'Beyond the Music' this then helps the audience to realise that drugs, alcohol and music some how relate. At this stage the audiences full attention is captured. The final product contains many of the narrative techniques used in conventional documentaries that we studied in Module 2. We found that mise-en-scene played an important part when it came to constructing the image of where people go to smoked drugs as it was helpful in an interview scene. I mainly focused on one documentary which I had seen on channel 4, entitled 'On the Streets'. This documentary was about how people everywhere in the UK misuse drugs. ...read more.

Conclusion

The expectations of the documentary is that the primary audience should feel cheated and exposed, and the secondary audience should feel fulfilled and informed. The way everyone is represented in the documentary is quite negative but accurate, also the production is biased as it only shows that music influences drug and alcohol abuse. We have many strengths about our finished work. Throughout the editing, we were able to put the right kind of mood to the subject. For example, the title scene, we managed to get a powerful, interesting and attention capturing scene. Also throughout the production we managed to get views from different people and effective symbolic meanings. Even though our production is a good success, we had weaknesses too. We had a problem with the amount of time we had to do the production and editing, because we actually wanted to make the production longer, as well as certain footage which we wanted to put in had to be left out. Also we had a problem with people's dedication to the production, as some members did not take it seriously. But that did not stop us from making a well-made practical production. By Pradip Maisuria Word Count: 1,150 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Media Production

    would originally come from this decision that the focus group came up with. Planning This process was the hardest time as all the decisions that had to be made were made here and it was not always easy to come to the right one quickly.

  2. Public Speaking - Part 3

    Impromptu Speech: My public speaking experience. Sample answer: The last time I was asked to give a speech was during the school speech day. I was asked to say a few words on behalf of the Form 5 students. I discussed with my English teacher what to say and I practised several times but on that day, I was still very nervous.

  1. identifying codes and conventions of two different documentaries

    We can actually see the narrator, who follows the story of Damilola's life and last few days, which makes it more realistic and believable. Also actually seeing the narrator in person makes it easier for the audience to trust him.

  2. For our A2 brief we have to film a 5 minute section of a ...

    The filming location would be inspected, looking for faults that may lessen the quality of our film such as sounds that may interrupt the sound conditions when interviewing and lights that may destroy the visual quality and other objects that may be unnecessary.

  1. Performing Arts evaluation

    Which could improve the whole performance. > When it came towards the end of the process everyone started to realise that 110% focus and concentration was needed if we were to polish our overall performance piece.

  2. The three plays we looked at during this module were "Black Mass", the "Jongleur" ...

    In "Newsboy", unlike the "Jongleur", a ballet and choreographed dance scene is used. This works well as from this the idea of a busy street life is created. This ballet scene defines the very statuses and inner and personal thoughts individual to each character.

  1. Review of Frank McGuiness's adaptation of "Electra"

    She cannot even follow the general etiquette that one gives another when conversing, controversially it could also mean that she is still bound by her daughter status, as although she?s disowned her mother, she cannot face her as an equal.

  2. How has your practical work developed your understanding of Medea by Euripides and Two ...

    Both Maudie and I used were the only characters in Two who used Liverpool accents. This is because Moth is originally from Liverpool. My tone of voice was persuasive, which was mainly aimed at Maudie to persuade her to hand over her purse.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work