Review Your V ideo. CIM U314V, DMC U2. Review Your V ideo. Identify parameters and constraints that influenced any decisions that were made. What were my biggest constraints and parameters?
CIM U314V, DMC U2
Identify parameters and constraints that influenced any decisions that were made
Critically evaluate the quality of the finished product and it’s fitness for purpose
The client brief
“We want you to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 3 minutes, based on the theme, \'Family Business.’
Be funny, be serious, be artistic, be thought provoking. Shoot with a film crew or just shoot on your mobile. However you choose to make your film, make sure you submit your entry by 22 January 2014 to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes
Once you’re happy with the film, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo.”Reed. (2013). The Challenge. Available: http://reed.co.uk/film. Last accessed 10th Jan 2014.
How did my video meet the client brief?
‘We want you to write and shoot and edit a film no longer than 3 minutes’: I made storyboards and created a video asset list so therefore I wrote my own narrative which meets this part of the client brief. Secondly, I shot my footage using my own camera and shot inline with my production schedule so therefore that’s another point met. Lastly, I used Final Cut Pro to edit my footage and made sure that the film was no longer than 3 minutes. The final video ended up at just over 2 minutes so there again I met the client brief’s instructions.
‘Be funny, be serious, be artistic, be thought provoking’: I thought of a genre before I started production so that everyone could see a clear theme a genre throughout. I went of a Comedy/Action theme so therefore it met the need of being able to create a video to my own personal taste.
‘Make sure you submit your entry by 22 January 2014 to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes.’: Before I started filming I made sure that I made a production schedule so that I wouldn’t run out of time to enter my video into the competition. I filmed and edited my final piece on the 6th Jan and entered it on the 10th so therefore I met the client brief here again.
Once you’re happy with the film, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo’: Once I created and edited my film, I met the client brief by uploading the video to YouTube.
Identify areas of improvement and further development of the video, using your own critical evaluation and the analysis of client feedback.
Review the technical and aesthetic
qualities of the final outcome
What was good about the shot types: I think the best shot type I managed to include in the final outcome of my video was the P.O.V shots, it added action and and different perspective to the film which helped to show the narrative and the emotions of the character throughout. This shot was achieved by attaching my camera to the handle bars of the bike.
What could be improved: Where this shot was moving due to the motion of the bike, the camera was a little shaky and at times made it hard to concentrate or to know what was going on in the scene. To overcome this I could’ve edited the footage to take off some camera shake by using the ‘Stabilization’ feature in Final Cut Pro.
What was good about the lighting: In the opening scene of the character getting ready in front of the mirror, natural lighting was use to light up the characters face. This lighting helped towards the narrative as the bright lighting informed the audience it was the morning, giving the impression that the sun had just risen and was glaring through the window.
What could be improved: One piece of lighting that could’ve been improved is the shot of the character putting on his jumper. The scene appeared to be quite dark and didn’t match the time of day in the scene before. To improve this I could use the tools in Final Cut to brighten the image by using an effect of using the manual setting. Also, if the editing didn’t improve the shot, I could re do the shot again with a better lit room
What was good about the sound: As the piece had no dialogue, overlaid music had to be used to give a mood to the film. I think I used a good level on the track that wasn’t too loud so that other sound effects couldn\'t’t be heard (e.g. alarm clock) and also it wasn’t too quiet so that the video didn\'t’t engage the audience. Fades were also used at the start and the end of the track so the sound didn’t ‘pop’ when the video started.
What could be improved: Overall I don’t think the sound quality could’ve been improved however, more sound effects could\'ve been added.
Select and justify appropriate presentation techniques for a specific creative idea.
How to give and receive constructed feedback.
Receiving feedback is probably the most important process of making my video. It is important to get both good and bad feedback as this will help to make my video as good as possible. Also giving feed back is also just as important, I will make sure to give the best possible advice to the person and make sure I come across well.
Receiving feedback is probably the most important process of making my video. It is important to get both good and bad feedback as this will help to make my video as good as possible. When receiving feedback it is important to let the person know that you have taken everything they’ve said on board and show them that you have incorporated this in your final piece. This can be achieved by sending them screen shots or letting them help you when you make the changes. However, when receiving good feedback it is important to let them know you appreciate it because it shows that you thankful for them taking the time to watch your video.
Pro’s and con’s of giving and receiving feedback
Present your own creative idea in a small group/ Evaluate, with others, areas of strength and weakness, in relation to your own presentation ideas
Evaluate, with others, areas of strength and weakness, in relation to your own presentation ideas- Results.