Evaluation Questions

March 4, 2011

By Gabi Paterson (69559/3754)


In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge the conventions of real media products?

The following video is a director’s commentary of my group’s film trailer:


How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

Click the following link to view my Prezi:




What have you learned from your audience feedback?

Audience feedback throughout the construction of our coursework has been incredibly helpful in allowing us to better understand what audiences want to see. The genre we chose was teenage romantic comedy for which the target audience would be teenagers. This was useful as the rest of our media class were able to give us accurate feedback from the correct age group. At all stages of our planning and creating, we were repeatedly asking the other members of our class what we should change or develop to improve our film. We also posted our film on YouTube and Facebook to see how many views we would recieve and to try and get some more feedback online.

Recieving feedback from various audiences, both in person and online and from varying age groups allowed us to create a better product that is appealing to more people. The above video taken of various members of our class shows some of their thoughts about our final product. One of the things that kept coming up in our feedback was the fact that the story may not have been clear enough, however, for a film trailer this isn’t always necessary. If was had chosen to improve this, I think that using a few more shots of the characters and dialogue between them could have told the story a bit better or hinted at what was to happen. Another thing that people often commented on was the editing of the music, dialogue and voice over and the fact that these sometimes did not run together smoothly. This could be overcome with a little more time, a better quality voice over and closer editing.

The following image is taken from our YouTube account showing the statistics for our final product. Our group is excited to have had nearly 200 views as this means that people from around school and in the general public have been accessing our video. Using technology like YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook allows our trailer to be exposed to even more people and it is interesting to hear their thoughts and opinions, especially those who don’t take media studies as a subject at school. This is because these don’t neccessarily understand the research, planning and creating that goes into our trailer and simply see it as the product which they can compare to real media.


How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

Following this is a link to the Wix flash website that I created:



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