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

The topic with which my Media Production dealt with was amateur music Band's and how to start one.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Media Production Evaluation "Six easy steps to create a band" AIM The topic with which my Media Production dealt with was amateur music Band's and how to start one. I decided upon this topic as I believed it would be quite interesting documentary to film because there are many different sections that need explaining and so this allows for a lot of scope when filming. My main aim was to provide my audience with a committed info-documentary on how to start their own band, and attempt to encourage people to do just that. PURPOSE In order to achieve my objectives, I aimed to produce a short documentary/report similar to those that frequently air on MTV. I viewed the following programmes, which were targeted towards to my target audience specifically to see what choices of shots, effects and editing are used: - * MTV Cribs * MTV How to live like a rock star * MTV2's Gonzo * T4 on Channel 4 All of these shows were targeted towards my target audience. I paid particular attention to the MTV report "How to live like a rock star" which served to inform and give advice to a youth audience, but in a flamboyant and exaggerated style and it followed the same basic template as my short report (How to....). The report was 10 minutes long and was part of a larger show called MTV News; it was basically a short documentary made by one of MTV's presenters. I wanted my production to be in the same report genre. I aimed to produce the documentary in the same particular style as those that air on MTV so that it would be targeted at a particular audience not just because of its content but because of the way its filmed and edited etc. TARGET AUDIENCE The audience I was primarily attempting to reach through my production was a young, mostly teenage audience, 13-25 who preferably played musical instruments and were interested in more alternative, less mainstream music. ...read more.

Middle

But I found that they were ideal for interviewing anyway, as they were able to explain how their band came together and offer advice to my audience on how to start their own bands. I intended to portray the band member's, as the experienced, knowledged, experts on the subject matter. I consciously made the decision not to interview the music teacher or any such expert on music that was available to me at school because I wanted the band member's offering advice to be someone my target audience could identify with and feel relaxed with which is not the effect you get with someone in authority. I took the decision to interview these people in their respective environments; however being only allowed to film in school this posed as quite a problem as there are not many visual signifiers to music in our school because the music room was similarly out of bounds. But I managed to alleviate this somewhat when interviewing "The B-Sides" who I was able to interview in a car which when the voice over serves as an interpreter explaining this was "The B-Sides arriving at their next gig" even though they were actually in the schools car park during dinner hours. I also had background music playing in every scene, as I believed this would be helpful for the audience, as it would serve as an audible signifier as to who and what the people were concerned with. Having "The B-Sides" interviewed in a car "just before a gig" as the narrator explains (even though this wasn't the case, it adds an air of credibility to my production, at least to the audience it does because it shows that the interviewees were filmed in their respective surroundings). INNOVATIONS One of my main aims of my production was to be innovative in certain areas. I didn't want my production to be a run of the mill youth documentary, and so thus intended to be innovative in some ways. ...read more.

Conclusion

shot and you can see various objects lying on the floor around me as well which I didn't think were in shot. By the end of filming I realised what I had done, and wouldn't have made the same slight errors that I had made here. Therefore, some of my later shots were better than my first shots, and I think my shots would have been more professional if I was to repeat the process. Also I would definitely try and rent or borrow another camera, one that I could take off school premises so I could obtain more interviews with music engineers and talent scouts etc and perhaps several more shots to expand my documentary even more. I have most definitely learnt several lessons, and concepts surrounding the media. One thing, which I have learnt, is how, through careful editing, potentially easy it is for the media to manipulate both people and stories, to gain a certain angle, and edge to their production, and therefore what a potentially powerful tool the media is and can be. I have also learnt that there are many choices and decisions media producers have to make in order to reach their specific target audience, and how complicated it can all be. I have learnt the true restrictions one's productions context can hold over a production, and how it can restrict both the effectiveness, and value of a production. I have also learnt about the importance of genre, and how difficult it is to be innovative, and also how important genre can be in audience expectations. I have also the mount of work that has to go into a practical production, and the time and energy it takes, to produce something worthwhile especially with a genre which is very informal such as this because as an audience member myself I did not realise the amount of structure and planning that goes into informal "MTV style reports", especially into writing a script and the editing afterwards. Sion Brooks 12.4 ...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. Analysis of Brighton Rock by Grahame Greene

    He chooses minimal characters and is very clear and decisive when describing them. Greene only focuses in on three characters, within the studied passage, which encourages the audience to focus more clearly on these characters, rather than paying attention to the crowds in the background who are given little importance.

  2. How do the cinematic codes, specifically mise-en-scene and sound, in the opening sequence of ...

    the contrast between how Christian feels and how the Moulin Rouge is portrayed. Slowly the shot dissolves to the first shot of Satine and this introduction is an amazing one. It informs the audience the importance of her character and places her in a completely different class.

  1. The RSC Production of Beauty and the Beast.

    As it swung, the audience could see that Beauty was warming to the palace, which is something we had not seen before this scene. At one point in the play, when the Beast was feeling particularly low, he climbed a ladder on the back wall of the stage and crawled into a small compartment, only big enough for himself.

  2. Practical Production Evaluation For "Insidious".

    We decided to follow the patriarchal views of our society and cast the victim as a female, something that many other Hollywood thriller films do.

  1. Consider how the audience is terrorised by the film Jaws making detailed reference to ...

    This method builds up fear in the audience, as it is based on destroying the safe space that is needed and makes it more terrifying for the audience. Imagination has to be used to create the attacker with films that come out nowadays as the attacker is always unseen and therefore making the film more terrifying.

  2. Film Studies The Studio System

    o Maintained a somewhat rosy financial picture due to the spending of its star producer Thalberg and the sizable pay cut to studio employees while keeping a lock on first-run theatres in New York City. * 20th Century Fox (William Fox until 1930)

  1. Dear Mr Smith, I am writing to you with reference to your proposed production ...

    with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man for whom there is still wonder in many commonly known things." This shows that Keller isn't very educated and has to think about even simple things. I think that having Keller speak differently could portray this.

  2. An analysis of an interview - Jeremy Paxman interviews the Prime Ministers: A Newsnight ...

    Also, the studio has an audience, which is known as the 'floor'. 'The floor' has obviously been pre-selected, inviting certain people from different backgrounds and from different parts of England.

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