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Creating a documentary

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The Way I What? Evaluation In this assignment my group and I which were; me as the camera man, Gemma as the director and Rehna as the editor, had to produce a short film according to the dialogue of the way I what? The film could be about anything as long as it contained the dialogue. We chose to base our film on a couple which in turn went out drinking and denying it as they got home. How helpful was your secondary research? Our secondary research was a success. This is mostly because it was very helpful. The sort of research we did was to do with the genre of our film. As we were doing a documentary drama we researched into the sort of camera shots that would be used to the music and also effects. We also looked at the film "The Good, The bad and the ugly" and the soap "Eastenders". By watching the two, we became aware of such contrasts in the codes and conventions which were used in each. ...read more.

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The equipment which we used was simple to get to grips which gave us no problems at all. We used a wide range of shots as well as takes to optimise that we would be recording and putting in only the best takes into our production. The only problem which wasn't really an issue was that filming had to be done outside lesson times. Therefore we had to put other after college plans and issues aside which was a little problem for me I have a lot of after college activities and clubs that I attend to. This therefore made us stripped for time. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of your production segment making reference to the codes and conventions of other factual programmes you have seen Our film was about the relation and trust between a couple and how their reactions to from the others responses. Although this was what our film was about there were many strengths and weaknesses of our production. These were strengths; We used a wide range of shots and effects which could be related to such films as "bullet boy" or "kidulthood" which are the closest related drama films which could be related to our film. ...read more.

Conclusion

They understood what sort of a relationship was going on between the two (boyfriend and girlfriend) the uses of music and visual effects were very good in emphasising that they were in a nightclub. The only sort of negative feedback which was given was that the 360 degrees sequence was a little too long which could have been made a little shorter. All of the feedback which we received was taken into account my me and my group and we believe that from receiving feedback that as we create more productions we will benefit from this and produce only better structured production. What improvements could you have made? The improvements which we could have made to our production are, in general plan a structured time table from the process of pre-production to post production. As we didn't have much of a problem by doing this it would optimise the chances of completing everything on time. Also we could have gone over edited footage which we decided would be used in our production to see if there could be any final alterations for example from shortening the sequence to reducing the volume of the music/voiceover. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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