Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Evaluation, Question 5

How will we attract/address our audience?

I visited the website to see examples of other students  short films that have been created the help o First Light and have been posted onto their site to gain a large and varied audeince. First Light is a funded organisation that helps young people from all backgrounds to develop their skills, talent, creativity, confidence and entrepreneurial capabilities. They provide opportunities for young people to work with industry professionals on high quality, youth led digital media project and this is why I have visisted the website. I watched a short horror film that won the First Light Awards in 2009 as the best horror nominee.The film is about about a girl who has become nothing more than a ragdoll, held together by pins and bones, unable to join her friends in the ghost world. The film was created by twelve young people. As they won an award for best horror film in 2009 this englarged the audience that viewed their film and their film is now well- known and highly rated. Below is the video.

The Rag Doll Girl from First Light on Vimeo.
Their short film lasts for 4 mins and 49 minutes long and it's really interesting and very thrilling!!

The students were aware that if when making their film, it will be on a low budget and so they have used this organisation to their full advantage to help them to get their film seen by a wider audience. Winning an award has also giving them many advantages to reach their aim and it is possible that they have used other sites to get their film noticed. They have also posted their film on Vimeo which will also give them a bigger audience and more hits!

We have followed the idea of these students and uploaded our own thriller film onto a social networking site that we use to get it noticed by a wider audience- Facebook. Below are some screenshots of it on Facebook.

Fatama uploaded our film unto Facebook and I asked her to tag me in the film too so that it will appear on my profile and so my friends will be able to see it and comment on it. I have over 500 friends on facebook, so straight away I already started to recieve some comments on it (I also had to ask some people to watch and comment too). Below are some screenshots of some of the comments we recieved.

(The boy made a spelling mistake, he meant 'one  WORD' not one 'world'). A short while after uploading our film we already recieved many 'likes'!!!

 We still keep recieving many comments and this is a great sign that our film is being watched by many people!!

We also uploaded our film onto youtube!!! Below is a screenshot we took as soon as we uploaded it

After about 10 minutes we already received 10 views!!!

We really liked the publicity that our film was gaining so we decided to upload in onto the social networking site Twitter so we can get a wider audience!

Twitter is slightly differnt from the typical social networking sites where you can just upload images and videos on your page. Instead, Twitter allows you to post the link to a video or a photo that you have uploaded, and then your friends can view it in another page when they click on the link. So Amy posted the link of our film on her twitter so that her twitter friends can click on the link which will take them to Youtube so they can watch our film from there!

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