Final Website

After receiving all my feedback for my magazine review from my target audience and teacher, I have added all my improvements and am happy with the result. 

This is the final draft of my website homepage:

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Here is the link to my website: https://simrankp24.wixsite.com/tranquillity

I have clearly made quite a few improvements to the homepage itself as well as other pages on my website which can be explored by clicking the link above.

 

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Final Magazine Review

After receiving all my feedback for my magazine review from my target audience and teacher, I have added all my improvements and am happy with the result. 

This is the final draft of my magazine review:

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As seen above, I changed the whole review from A4 to A3 and added an image to take up one A4 page. I also changed the font of my title to create synergy as it now matches the font title on my film and website. 

Ancillary (Website Homepage) Draft 2

After receiving all the feedback from my target audience, I decided to create another draft of my website homepage before creating my final one as I want to make sure it is of a high standard. Although I added all my improvements, I didn’t get any feedback from my media teacher but I will definitely be getting her feedback soon as a professional opinion is important to me as I want my website to be of a high standard. Therefore, I have created a new version of my website and I will be getting feedback from both, my target audience and my media teacher.

This is the second draft of my website homepage: 

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For my first draft of my website homepage, I used SquareSpace to create it but I felt like the editing options were limited, and therefore I could not make it to the best of my ability. Therefore, this time I used Wix as it is much easier to use and I can edit everything how I want to. It did not take me too long to create as I had created it within a couple of hours, and I am much happier with the process of creating it. 

Personally, I really like the layout of my website homepage as it is clear and easy to use. I have also created some other pages as seen at the top of the page. Although, I have not yet included all the content on it, but I aim to do this soon. 

However, there are also a few things that I realise I need to change on my website homepage as it is very plain overall. There is also a lot of space between the menu bar at the top and the title. To solve this issue, I will be adding the image of my protagonist that I have included in my magazine review in that space. Not only will this create synergy throughout all my media texts, it would also make my website more visually pleasing. I will also change the colour of the ‘Watch Now’ button as it is quite difficult to read and it should stand out more. 

Overall, I am pleased with my website as a whole as I know I can easily improve it and can make it to a high standard. I think that it follows the general codes and conventions of a website homepage due to the research I have previously carried out. There is obviously a lot missing on this website as it looks very plain but I will be adding more to the website and I will definitely listen to all the feedback I receive and change certain aspects of my website if necessary. 

Target audience feedback

I decided to get some feedback from my target audience as it is important for me to see what they think of my website as I want it to be appealing. These are the main things I need to improve: 

  • Add an image on the homepage to make it more aesthetic. 
  • Add more content on the other pages, such as adding more information about the cast.
  • Add some reviews or comments about the film to make the viewers want to watch your film. 

Personally, I agree with all these improvements and I will add these to my website as soon as possible. I will be adding an image of my protagonist on the homepage of my website to give the viewer more insight into my film, as well as making it more visually pleasing. In addition to this, I will also be adding quotes about my film to the homepage as it will encourage viewers to watch my film, as well as being more aesthetic. I will also add more information to the casting page to the viewers can learn more about them. All of this will definitely all be ready for the third/final draft which should be ready by Friday 2nd February. 

I got all the feedback that I was expecting as I wasn’t expecting to make any big changes, therefore I am happy with where I am right now. I will definitely have my final draft before my deadline which is February 9th as everything is currently on track. Once I have added all my improvements, I will get approval from my media teacher and if there is anything else I can improve, I will do so before uploading my final ancillary text.

Ancillary (Magazine Review) Draft 2

After receiving all the feedback from my target audience, I decided create another draft of my magazine review before creating my final one as I want to make sure it is of a high standard. Although I added all my improvements, I didn’t get any feedback from my media teacher which is important to me as I want a professional opinion as well as opinions from my target audience. Therefore, I have created a new version of my magazine review and I will be get feedback from both, my target audience and my media teacher. 

This is the second draft of my magazine review:

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I created this magazine review by adding improvements from the feedback I received from my first draft. I didn’t have a lot of improvements, therefore it did not take too long to improve. I corrected all my spelling mistakes, changed some vocabulary so certain words weren’t repeated, moved the text around so there weren’t any major gaps and I also changed the stars. 

Personally, I like the image that I have included in this magazine review and I think that I have edited it well as it reflects the dark themes that will be included in my film. The protagonist is revealed which also reaches out to my target audience as she is clearly a young woman/teenager. As the protagonist is looking directly into the camera, the readers can infer that this is of the drama genre, which is also supported by her serious facial expressions. This is also hinted at due to the nose ring as it portrays her to be different to the ‘typical’ teenage girl. 

One thing that I would change is to give my readers more of an insight into my film as I think that it would intrigue them more. Although, I am unsure of how to do this as I wouldn’t want to change the image that I have used and I also don’t want to give too much away in the review itself as it already discussed the main themes quite a lot. 

Overall, I am happy with this magazine review as I think it follows the general codes and conventions of a magazine review due to my research into it. However, I will listen to all my feedback and will improve it if I need to. 

I got some feedback from my target audience who suggested these improvements:

  • Don’t use the word ‘desolation’ as the meaning is unclear. 
  • Correct any spelling and grammar mistakes. 
  • The review should be a double page to make it more professional.  

All these improvements will be added as soon as possible and will be presented through my third/final draft. I will correcting any mistakes in my writing within the next few days as well as removing the word ‘desolation’. I will also be making this review into a double page by adding an image as one whole page as this is common in magazine reviews. However, this will take me some time as this image will be taken when I re-film a couple of my scenes. I will be doing this on January 28, and I will add the image in on that day. This means that my third/final draft will not be ready until then. 

My media teacher also said that my magazine review would look more professional if it was a double page, therefore it is important I make this change. I personally think that this is a good improvement as it will also allow the readers to get more of an insight of my short film. To do so, I have decided to include an image of my protagonist at the graveyard as this will signify the loss of her father, and will also refer to a scene from my film. It will emphasise the drama genre and will also allow some of the readers to be able to relate to my film as they may have lost someone in their lives. Therefore, readers will be intrigued to watch the film. 

There is one issue that I need to deal with which is the font of my title as it does not match the font I have used in my final video, nor my website homepage. As synergy is important, I will need to decide on one font only and change the other two texts. I will ensure to do this as soon as possible and will be included in my final drafts of each media text. This will also help me in my evaluation, therefore allowing me to get more marks.

I got all the feedback that I was expecting as I wasn’t expecting to make any big changes, therefore I am happy with where I am right now. I will definitely have my final draft before my deadline which is February 9th as everything is currently on track. 

Ancillary (Website Homepage) Draft 1

I have created the first draft of my second ancillary text. I struggled to create this as I couldn’t find any simple websites which allowed me to have the specific layout I wanted. In the end, I ended up using SquareSpace, which gave me a variety of templates which I could edit to my own liking. However, I am not completely happy with what I have created so far as I wanted to include quite a lot more. Nevertheless, I will be getting feedback on this first draft to see what my target audience would expect to from my website homepage.

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Feedback

To get my feedback, I decided to hold a focus group so I could get detailed feedback from each individual. This focus group consisted of 10 people, all from my target audience (aged between 16 and 21) and this is what they said: 

Person 1:

Strength: I think that the background picture is really great and effective as anyone can instantly see by looking at it that this is a story of pain and is a drama film. 

Improvement: It would be great if you could create more boxes with each one taking you to a different point. For example, you have the ‘watch now’ box but if you also had a ‘Behind the scenes’ option, ‘Information’ section or comment section it would be a lot more appealing. Also if you should include some writing under the title like a motto or something.

Person 2:

Strength: I feel like the placement of the title is effective as to me it suggests that the protagonist is blind to positivity and can only think of tranquillity as her only goal is to be at peace and not try to get better or get any help. 

Improvement: Include some writing beneath the title. 

Person 3:

Strength: Overall, this homepage looks great and seems to provide a lot of information about your film visually. 

Improvement: I think that you could create more options which allows your viewers to learn more about the film. 

Person 4:

Strength: It is good that you have social media links at the bottom of the page and I also like the mini title at the top of the page. 

Improvement: The positioning of the text should be moved as it looks weird on the protagonist’s face as it seems to match up with her facial features. 

Person 5:

Strength: Effective layout; I feel like this website homepage reflects dark genres that we can expect to see in the film.

Improvement: I think you should move the text which says, ‘Starring Tara Hodgson-Love’ a little bit lower. 

Person 6:

Strength: I like the image that has been used in the background and the symmetry of it.  

Improvement: The social media icons should be made bigger as I did not notice them at first.

Person 7:

Strength: It looks very professional and effective. I like the use of dark colours and the colour contrast with the white writing. 

Improvement: Some of the text is really small and therefore difficult to read. 

Person 8:

Strength: I think that the dark colours are effective and represent the genre and themes of the film.

Improvement: I think the text should be shifted down as the protagonist’s face is covered too much.

Person 9:

Strength: I like the dark theme that has been represented throughout the whole page. 

Improvement: I think that the text in general should be made bigger so it stands out more, especially the title. 

Person 10:

Strength: I like the image that has been used in the background as well as the dark colours as I feel like the viewer has been given an insight into the film as I assume the background image is of the protagonist. Also, the use of dark colours and the protagonist’s facial expressions allow me to assume that the film is of the drama genre and explores dark themes. 

Improvement: I think that the homepage is quite empty which is supported by the dark background. However, I don’t think you should change the dark background but instead make the text a bit bigger and add more tabs and links to the page to make it really stand out. 


I have taken all this feedback into consideration and have come up with a list of improvements that I will adapt to my website homepage. 

Here is the list of improvements: 

  • Add more tabs which will allow viewers to get more information about the film, such as ‘Information’, ‘Gallery’, ‘Cast Interview’ etc. 
  • Make social media links bigger so they stand out more.
  • Move the text on the page to make it stand out more and not block the background image so much. 
  • Make the text larger.

All these improvements will be added and will be presented through my second draft. I aim to get this done soon as I can, so I can then get feedback once again and be ready to create my final draft. I will also be talking to my media teacher about it and include any improvements she has to offer. 

I got all the feedback that I was expecting, however I will not be using the same software to create my second draft as I didn’t really like the options it was giving me. Therefore, I will be searching for a different software and will re-create my website homepage from scratch but I will definitely make sure I include all of these improvements and see how it turns out. Once this has been done, it is important for me to get more feedback as the page might end up being a lot different due to the different software. Nevertheless, I am quite happy with where I currently am and I plan to have my second draft created soon. 

In the next few days I will be playing around with some other website creators and then I will choose which one I think is best for me. 

In conclusion, I am happy with all the feedback that I have received and will have my second draft ready with all these improvements intact. 

Ancillary (Magazine Review) Draft 1

I have created my first ancillary text, which is my magazine review. I created this on Photoshop and am quite happy with how it turned out. Although, I may change some things that I have written in my review once I have edited more of my film. 

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As I am happy with this draft, I have decided to get feedback from my target audience so I know how to improve. I have set up some questions on google forms, ready for some feedback on this draft.

Feedback:

To get my feedback, I decided to hold a focus group so I could get detailed feedback from each individual. This focus group consisted of 10 people, all from my target audience (aged between 16 and 21) and this is what they said: 

Person 1: 

Strength: I like how the story is straight to the point because you want to make sure that your whole point comes across strong and not deviate from your message which I feel is great. You kept it simple so anyone could understand it as it is obvious for anyone that what’s happening to the protagonist is heartbreaking.

Improvement: Rather than emphasising the word ‘depression’, use another word that gets the message through to the reader or viewer because the word depression wants people to look away. I suggest including words such as hopelessness, despair, isolation or desolation. Also, try not to say ‘bully’ so much because it feels overused. Try using another word because you don’t want your movie to be like any other. In ’13 reasons why’ they didn’t use the word bully as much which made it a great show.

Also, when you say “The main causes…wishes to be at peace” I feel personally that when you are writing about your short story you shouldn’t keep it so simple. For instance, I feel it should be phrased like this “The mental and psychological effects that the main protagonist that she deals at her school (is it a high school? be a bit more detailed so people can relate) by certain individuals causes her suffocation on top of her father passing away. Makes her life just as hard, she tries to find her lost happiness however, circumstances don’t allow her to feel like this.” For me as a reader if I read the plot I would be like oh it’s a bully story so I don’t need to watch this video, I feel like you should be making the reader more curious to your story.

Person 2:

Strength: I like the overall layout of it all as it is simple but effective. 

Improvement: There are some spelling issues; you put ‘moster’ instead of ‘monster’.  

Person 3:

Strength: It looks good overall, it seems quite professional and effective. 

Improvement: The only thing I would change is the stars as I don’t think they are as professional. 

Person 4:

Strength: I really like the image that has been used and the positioning of it.  

Improvement: The stars seem like they have been stretched out so maybe reshape them to make them look more professional. Also, I’m unsure of the spaces that have been left at the beginning of each paragraph. 

Person 5:

Strength: Effective layout and good amount of writing. The reader doesn’t feel thrown by the amount of writing and I think the font size and type is perfect. 

Improvement: There are some spelling mistakes that need to be fixed. 

Person 6:

Strength: I like the gaps at the beginning of each paragraph as it seems right for a magazine review and is easier to read. 

Improvement: The stars seem to be stretched out and it would also look better if the stars were one solid colour rather than faded.

Person 7:

Strength: It looks really professional as a magazine review and is easy to read.

Improvement: The gap between the stars and the text below it seems quite big.

Person 8:

Strength: I really like the overall layout as it looks very professional. I also like the image that has been used. 

Improvement: I think there is too much writing which is thrown at the reader. 

Person 9:

Strength: The use of columns is very professional and is an important convention of a magazine review that has been included. 

Improvement: I think there is a lot of writing and can be made to be more spacious by making the description/plot in a larger font size so it stands out and removing some writing from the review itself.

Person 10:

Strength: I really like the overall layout as I feel like I would really see this review in a magazine which is great. I also think that the language that has been used is very professional and fitting to a magazine review.

Improvement: The only improvement that I can suggest is the stars. I think that they lack in professionalism due to the colour and size. They look a bit stretched out and I don’t like the fact that they have been faded as I would expect to see one consistent colour in the stars. 


I have taken all this feedback into consideration and have come up with a list of improvements that I will adapt to my magazine review. 

Here is the list of improvements: 

  • Use a wider range of vocabulary rather than repeating the words ‘depression’ and ‘bully’. Language should be slightly more professional overall.
  • Fix spelling errors.
  • Make the stars more professional – not faded and not reshaped. 
  • It should be more spacious – spread out the writing so there aren’t any major gaps. 

All these improvements will be added onto my current magazine review and will be presented through my second draft. I aim to get this done soon as I can, and then I will get feedback once again and be ready to create my final draft. I will also be talking to my media teacher about it and include any improvements she has to offer. 

I got all the feedback that I was expecting, therefore I am happy with where I am right now. I don’t think it will take me long to add all my improvements and my second draft should be ready by mid January. 

Main Video Draft 1

I have completed my first draft of my short film, ‘Tranquillity’. It does not contain all the footage and is only the first couple of minutes as this is where I currently am in the editing process. I still have a lot to do and this draft is not to the standard I was hoping for it to be, however I know what to improve in order to improve its quality.

This is the first draft of my short film:

As I already have a lot to change in order to improve my short film, I will not be getting feedback from this specific draft. However, as feedback from my target audience is important, I will be getting feedback from my next draft, where I would have made some changes. 

Here are some things I plan on changing in order to improve my video: 

Audio

Personally, I think that the audio is the biggest problem of this first draft. The voice over is not clear, and some clicks can be heard in the background from the voice over clip. Obviously, this is not professional and affects the standard of my film. In order to fix this issue, I will be re-recording my voice over on Sunday 10th December and ensuring it is clear with no unnecessary sounds in the background. I have blogged about the difficulties I have previously faced with my voice over, however I now have a simple way to record it whilst ensuring it is clear and is good quality. I have booked out the camera from school as well as a microphone, and will record the voice over straight onto the camera. Hopefully this will go to plan, and if not I will be speaking to a media teacher about this. 

On the other hand, I really like the background music I have used in the background as I think it creates a slow, emotional tone to the film and sets a sad tone, which is what I was aiming for. It also fits in well with the tone of the protagonist’s voice in the voice over, which makes it more effective. Nevertheless, I will be asking my target audience what they think of this music in the screening of my second draft, as it is important they like it and it creates an emotional impact on them.

Title

One foolish, yet significant I made in this draft is the spelling of my film title. The name of my film is ‘Tranquillity’, however I spelt it with one ‘L’ instead of two. Although this seems like a minor mistake, it is significant as it is not professional to misspell the title of my own film. Luckily, I noticed that it was spelt wrong and will have the correct spelling for my second draft. 

On the bright side, I am happy that I have the title for my film decided already as it saves me time to think of the name. I came up with the title for it after listening to my voice over for the first time as it ends with wanting to be tranquil, therefore I thought it would fit well. However, if my audience comment negatively about this title, I will consider changing it as it is important that my film has an emotional impact on my audience. 

Cuts

I think that some of the shots in my film need to be cut short by a second or two as the filming does not seem precise in each shot. This is not a significant issue as it is easy to cut clips and I do not need to re-shoot any of the clips that I have used. To me, it seems that a few adjustments with the cutting and editing in general will help perfect my film and just make it seem a lot more professional, and my audience will enjoying the film a lot more. 

Overall thoughts 

Overall, I think that I have done an average job of putting the first minute and a half of my footage together and editing it so it all fits in well together. It is obvious that quite a few changes need to be made, which I will do soon. I aim for my second draft to be much more improved than this and ready for some feedback from my audience. 

However, I will not continue editing straight away as I will be putting all my focus on creating my ancillary texts right now so they will be ready by the 11th of this month as this is the deadline for the first draft. Therefore, this is the most significant thing for me to focus on right now. Once I have created my first drafts of these ancillary texts, I will continue to edit my short film and have my second draft ready as soon as I can. 

Despite this, on Sunday 10th December, I will be re-shooting a scene for my film as the original footage was too shaky. Therefore, I decided to re-shoot the scene and use a tripod. It is important to do this as soon as I possibly can so it will be ready for when I want to continue editing my film. I will also be recording my voice over once again, and am also hoping to interview my protagonist which will be used in one of my ancillary texts (the website), as it will make it more professional and intriguing to my audience and viewers. 

In conclusion, I am happy with the stage I am currently at as I know exactly what I need to do to perfect everything and have a clear schedule of when to do it all. I also know where to find help if I need it, although I am positive that everything will go according to plan. I will keep my blog updated with everything I will be doing in regards to my film and my ancillary texts, and if it goes well or not. 

Ancillary Text Mock Ups

For my ancillary texts, I am creating a website homepage for my film as well as a magazine review page featuring my film. In order to prepare myself for this process, I have created a mock up of both of these ancillary texts as a plan for each of them. These mock ups mainly focus on the layout of each ancillary text, as well as including smaller details, such as typography. 

This mock up is going to help me when creating my magazine review page as I have a clear layout to follow, as well as the font, size and colour for each section already decided. Therefore, the process of making the page will be simple as I will not be spending any time on picking out fonts and sizes. 

This is the mock up I have created for my magazine review page:

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The research I did over summer helped me decide on what type of layout I wanted to use for my magazine review page. As I mainly analysed magazine reviews from Empire magazine, I used their layout as guidance for my own. On some of their pages they had reviews of various movies, whereas other were based on one movie only. As I am only reviewing my own short film, I decided to follow the layout that Empire include of one movie review only. This also gives me more space to reflect my movie accurately, therefore I think it is the best decision.

This is what influenced my magazine review page mock up:

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As seen above, there is an image from the movie which is included on the page and takes about exactly half of the amount of space. I used this as inspiration and decided to include an image from my own film, which will take up 60% of the page instead of 50% as I want it to stand out more and make it appeal to my target audience. However, it will be placed on the top section of the page just like the review page above. The layout will be extremely similar to the one seen above, as I am also going to have three columns, because it is more professional than having one or two, and four or more may be too much. My title is also going to bigger and bolder than any other text on the page, however I am going to place on top of the image instead of in the first column, in order to make it stand out more. I have decided to include the same information in my page as the one seen above; there will be a star rating (out of five) at the top, next to the release date and the certified age rating. Below this, there will be information on the director, cast and a brief description of the plot. This will be followed by a thick, black line which will separate all this information to the review itself. I think that this will make the whole page look professional, which is what I am aiming for. 

Similarly, I have also created a mock up for my website homepage, in order to help ease the process of creating the website homepage. 

This is the website homepage mock up I have created: 

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This is the basic layout of my website homepage which was influenced by the research I did over summer. However, this is the specific website homepage that influenced me the most as I felt it was most effective: 

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It is clear to see that the layout of my own homepage is quite similar to the one above, however when I actually create mine, it will obviously look different. Nevertheless, I aim on making sure my homepage is just as effective as the one for ‘Gone Girl’. 

Although the layouts are similar, my font is going to be very different, meaning that the whole style of my website homepage is going to be different. This is good as my short film is going to be quite unique and I want my website homepage to reflect this. 

In all of my research, I realised that they all used images (normally a screenshot from a scene in the movie) as the background for the homepage. Personally, I think that this is quite effective as an insight is given to the viewer and they learn about the general genre and themes that are involved in the film. The general use of colours also reflects this, which is a significant part of the image. Therefore, I have decided to follow convention and do the same. As I am currently in the editing process, I have an image that I want to use in mind as the first scene of my film is quite effective and think it will be appropriate to use as my background image for my homepage. It will give my viewers an insight into my film which is important, as the image will be a close up shot of my protagonist. Her serious facial expressions will also highlight the main themes and genre of my film. 

As seen in the ‘Gone Girl’ website homepage, there is not a lot of writing. Once again, I will be following convention and also having minimum writing on my homepage so the viewers aren’t overwhelmed with writing. However, if some viewers wish to have more information on my short film, I will be creating other pages providing information. Viewers can visit these pages through the tabs at the top of the page, which I learnt is a convention of website homepages in general. 

I will also be including social media links at the top corner of my homepage, as seen in my mock up as it is on the majority of movie promotion websites and it is more professional. Therefore, I will be creating social media profiles for my film also. 

The only thing that I am not a hundred percent sure about is the fonts and sizes I will be using throughout my homepage. I have rough ideas which I have included in my mock up, however this may change as I will see what works best when I am creating my real website. 

Voiceover

Wednesday 8th November:

In my short film, my main audio is going to be a voice over as the protagonist is going to be expressing her thoughts in this way. I feel that including a voice over is effective in a drama film which is important as my main purpose is to create an emotional impact on my audience. 

Initially, I had decided that I am going to record my voice over on Monday 6th November as it was most convenient for me and my protagonist, however this did not go to plan. I hadn’t prepared to record my voice over as much as I should have as there were many difficulties during this process.

First, there were no microphones from media for me to use as I had not previously booked any. Therefore, I decided to use my phone to record the voice over, so I went into an empty room in school and started to record it. However, when I played it back, it was of quite a low quality so I realised that I cannot record it on my phone. I then got a microphone from a different department in school and used an empty music/studio room. But unfortunately, this also did not go to plan as the sound on the computer was also not clear, despite using a good microphone. This is because other sounds from the background were picked up and there was a buzzing sound coming out from the computer which was also being picked up. 

I then ran out of time and decided to talk to a media teacher for some advice on the best way to record my voice over. After doing so, I learnt that I need to plug a microphone into a computer and ensure I am in a silent room. Therefore, I booked a microphone from media for Friday 10th November which will allow me to test it by myself over the weekend so I know exactly how to use it and ensure it is of high quality, so I am ready to record my actual voice over sometime next week which should all go to plan. 

Saturday 11th November:

I have tested the quality of sound by connecting the microphone to my laptop and tested the quality of the audio, and it turned out to be of quite high quality. I did a few testers as I tested the sound without the mic, with the mic close to my lips, with the mic clipped onto my top, and also holding the mic in my hand further away from my mouth. After listening to all of these audio clips, I realised that the best quality was with the mic clipped onto my top as it wasn’t too close but also picked up my voice clearly.

As soon as I tested this, I called my protagonist as it is her voice that will be used for the whole voice over and ensured that she is free next week to record it. We will either be recording it at her house, or maybe at school. If we decide to record it at school, then we will be using a media room when it is free and, therefore should be quiet. Luckily, I have a timetable of when the media room is free, so I can plan ahead of when to record my voice over. 

As I tested the mic on my laptop, I will be taking my laptop to school rather than using any at school because I now know exactly how to record it and it will be a lot easier for me. I will then make a copy and transfer it to the same computer that has all my film footage on and begin to edit my film. 

Thursday 16th November:

Due to an injury, I have been set behind with the process of recording my voice over as well as editing my main film. My plan was to have recorded my voice over by now so I would already be in the editing stage, giving me more time to ensure I make the film to the best of my ability. However, as this did not happen due to the current situation, I will be recording my voice over on Monday 20th November, which will allow me to begin to edit my main film from then on. 

However, as I have had many setbacks in recording my voice over, I decided to ask my protagonist to send me a recording of the first section of the voice over recorded on her phone, as I need to create my animatic. At first, I wanted to use my real audio for the animatic, however I think it would be best for me to create my animatic as soon as I can, and it does not matter too much about the quality of sound. This will keep me on track with my work as I will not have to worry about both, my short film and the animatic once I have my real audio.

Monday 20th November: 

Finally, I have completed my voice over and I am now ready to begin to edit my short film. Luckily, everything went well during the process of recording my voice over as there were no significant problems, and I now have everything I need for my film.

As planned, I brought my laptop into school to record my voice over as I have tested the voice recorder on it and I know it is of a high quality. Therefore, this was the best way for me to record my real voice over as I need it to be clear, so it can make my short film more effective. 

Now, I am going to be focusing on editing my film as that is the next most important thing for me, as well as beginning to create my ancillary texts. Hopefully, everything goes to plan from now on and I am not set back with anymore problems. Once I have got my first draft of my short film, I am going to then start to create my ancillary texts which shouldn’t take me over two weeks. Therefore, I aim to have my first draft of my short film ready by 1st December as I would then have 11 days to create the first drafts of my ancillary texts, which seems doable to me as I am good with time management as long as everything goes to plan. 

Although there were some issues and setbacks whilst trying to record my voice over, I am happy with how it turned out and that it is now finally completed.