For our evaluation we were given 4 questions:
- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
- How effective is the combination of you main product and ancillary texts?
- What have you learned from your audience feedback?
- How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
For each question we used different media forms to answer them. In question 1 we answered it as a ‘Directors Interview’, question 2 was answered using a ‘Recorded Presentation’, question 3 was answered as a ‘DVD commentary’ and question 4 is being answered by yours truly as a ‘Blog’.
Using all the aforementioned technology while completing our evaluation showed our acceptance and ability to use these media forms. Where writing a basic essay is acceptable in all other subjects, for media it would show a reluctance to adapt to media forms and could show a hesitance in our ability to use it. You have to admit when marking an evaluation you’d much rather watch/listen/read an informal blog than read through far too many pages of black on white text.
In a photography Alevel work is displayed in a ‘Photobook’, meaning you have to carry around your portfolio with you and you can risk losing it. For Media Studies we upload our work onto a website we create on ‘Weebly’.
Using ‘Weebly’ to display our portfolio of work is very useful. During media we have a lot of pre-production paperwork, films demonstrating research, final work and evaluation pieces, having an in hand portfolio would be heavy and unnecessary; it’d contain a lot of paper and many DVDs. Also when displaying our research we’d only be able to download ‘Youtube’ videos illegally to burn them on a DVD, so demonstrating research would be almost impossible unless we wanted to write out a video’s URL into our paperwork in hope that the examiner would take it upon themselves to search and watch it.
Besides, why when we can upload our work nice and neatly online would we want to display it in an in hand book or folder? That’s just making more work for ourselves.