Before I record my podcast, I like to take notes on what I am going to talk about. Below are the questions asked and my answers that I will expand on in the podcast.
· How you thought of your idea?
I thought of my idea as we have the team ready and there hasn’t been much coverage – I thought creating a documentary on how the team started so small with a group of students and a lecturer and how it has developed would be interesting and it would be inspiring to other teachers and colleges. What the team does is brilliant and helpful to enhance teaching and learning experience and it should be spoken about and advertised.
· What worked and did not work in the footage?
The inset day footage worked really well for the videos as it allowed the viewer to see what it is the team do with visuals so it is more obvious and explains the points further about what the actors are speaking about.
I dropped a lot of footage i.e. the actors introducing themselves and explaining their role and how long they had been a part of the team. I also got rid of as much repeated material as possible because the team was very repetitive in their favourite moments as the team work together and are usually together for the best parts. I used a few responses for each one rather than all as I did not want the documentary to be too long and informative where information is not needed.
· Analyse if the footage was fit for purpose
I think the footage was fit for purpose as it explained the team and what I wanted to get across to the target audience well. It showed the team in a natural light and gave their views on the different questions.
· Explain the choice to include or cut shots on technical and artistic grounds
I dropped some shots because of the level of focus. Some parts did not have enough focus so I could not include them, however, for some I did use the sound recording and scrapped the video.
In the end, I thought maybe all the actors introducing themselves wasn’t as appropriate – I could add in title cards to explain what was needed rather than going through ten minutes of footage having everyone explain who they are and their role in the team.
I dropped some questions including the ‘how long have you been in the role’ as I ended up thinking it was not completely relevant with the documentary as most staff had started around the same time and the repeat wouldn’t have been interesting.
· The suitability of the product to the target audience
Yes – for people who are looking into seeing how technology can work in education and how the team have developed, I think it does fit as it is very informative but isn’t completely formal as involves some videos of the team being more casual.
· The technical quality of the visual and sound elements
The quality and sound could be better as I was having some issues with sound as the videos were all recorded in different sound qualities. Most of the visual elements were out of focus due to my own skill in filming.
· Whether the style of the video was consistent throughout
The quality of the video was very up and down due to my own skill – I should have practised a lot first before trying to get the first interview. I should have also looked into how to professionally interview people as I do not like the way I interviewed members of the team.
· How well the narrative communicated?
I think the narrative was clear as the actors spoke about the beginning at the beginning and more of where the team are now at the end as well as having Scott at the beginning talking about how it was more of an idea and how it spiralled into developing into a full team with full-time and part-time roles hiring professionals and students.
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