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Unit 5 Assignment 4 Review Report

Relationship with Client:

Liaison with Client:


After receiving the brief for this assignment, I had a Client meeting with
the client where I was given all the demands and requirements of the
designs and additional information about the designs, which I need to
follow.
This client meeting is a list of client needs which I need to follow in
order for the final designs to meet the client needs and to be exactly to
how demanded on the assignment brief.
I met all the requirements from this client meeting and met all the
clients needs listed on the client-meeting list; I will show some
examples of me meeting the clients needs.
The first screen shot below I am showing how I have used the exact canvas sizes in
Photoshop when creating the CD Cover and the A3 Poster for The Pixels band.
In the assignment brief, it was clearly stated that the poster for The Pixels had to be an A3
size and the CD Cover size had to be the exact size as a real CD Cover.
For this assignment below my Client needs is to produce four drawing graphics representing
the new video game that I am helping design. I must design a DVD cover, A3 posts, a main
character and a games background to all fit my clients requirements such as the resolution
and size of all these graphics.

Dealing with Difficulties or Complaints:


After receiving the brief for this assignment, I had a Client meeting with
the client where I was given all the demands and requirements of the
designs and additional information about the designs, which I need to
follow.
This client meeting is a list of client needs which I need to follow in
order for the final designs to meet the client needs and to be exactly to
how demanded on the assignment brief.

I have listed the client meeting/ client liaison in this difficulties / complaints because once I
have created a product for the client and it does not meet there requirements / needs then
they can make a complaint on the requirement / needs that I did not meet then I would
have to go and update that work to then go on to meet the clients requirements / needs. An
example would be when I created my animation that needed to have at least a 30-second
duration. If the animation were to be only 25 seconds long, I would have to add another
scene on to it for it to meet the clients requirements / needs.

Revisions to Brief:

Milestone reviews are things we fill in during an


assignment to review our progress so far within the
assignment and we state what section of production we
are up to and if we are behind on schedule. We can also
add additional comments about the current work we are
working on.
During one assignment in which we have to right out
milestone progress reviews I normally, have to do three
milestones reviews, sometimes only two.

Revisions to Plan:
In this section of reviewing my Unit 54 Assignment 2 I will be talking about how I followed
my ILP and managed my time appropriately for this assignment to complete the work on
time and at a high standard.
Even for every other assignment that I do we have to fill in an ILP, (individual learning plan).
On the ILPs there are headings which tells us what tasks we are expected to be working on
that session and after every session we write underneath what work we have done that
lesson.
From the screen shot on the left you can
see that I have filled in my ILP after every
session stating what work I have done in
that session and what work I will be doing
the following lesson. I update my progress
of my work after every session and show
that I am handing the work in before the
deadline.

Format:

Evidence Needed For a Written Report / Podcast / PPT / Pitch:


First, I will show evidence of written reports, first I will show evidence of a Proposal
document from a previous unit / assignment. The second written report I will show evidence
of is an evaluation, which I will show evidence of this from an evaluation I wrote on a
previous unit / assignment.
Below are screenshots showing evidence of a proposal / written document.

Below are screenshots showing evidence of an evaluation / written document.


Unit 54 Assignment 4 Evaluation

Effectiveness:

Extent to which brief has been realised:

I believe I have met the assignment brief exactly how I should have done. I have produced an A3 Poster,
Album Cover and Logo for a Manchester based band keeping in mind that the band originate from
Manchester. In addition, I needed to make sure that the design were relevant to the people in the band,
the origin of the band and the genre of which there music is.

Use of appropriate methods and techniques:


I believe that there are many appropriate methods and techniques you can use to produce the logo, A3
poster and Album cover for The Pixels, which we have produced in the previous assignments. For this
previous assignment, we were given and extremely recommended to use Photoshop for the production of
these graphics. I agree that Photoshop is a very appropriate method and using the tools in Photoshop to
execute the editing and production techniques for The Pixels Logo, A3 Poster and Album Cover. Other
softwares such as Paint.net and Adobe Fireworks are both very viable pieces of image editing but over the
past few years Photoshop has been deemed the number 1 software for graphics creation due to being the
most popular in my opinion because you can do the same things in these other softwares as well as
Photoshop.

Level of professionalism achieved:

I believe I have achieved a good level of professionalism while producing my graphics however there a
things, which I would change that I think, would change my level of professionalism from good to great.
While I was producing my graphics whenever I change something or do something while editing and
creating my graphics but I ended up producing my software diary after actually creating my graphics, I
believe that if I did my diary exactly alongside the production of my 3 graphics then I wouldnt have
missed a few smaller details in the production of my graphics and would turn my level of professionalism
achieved from good to great.

What message your final versions communicates:

I believe that my final graphics, especially my A3 poster and album cover strongly communicates everything it
needs to the audience. From receiving the assignment brief for the previous assignment, we knew that The
Pixels are a Manchester based band who are very popular locally / their own town and are now releasing their
new album and advertising future shows around the country through A3 Posters. The top 2 things we were
given about the band Is that they are a Manchester based band and there name is The Pixels.

To see evidence of a Podcast within my work there are many podcasts I have produced
throughout the course on my tutors drive to listen.
To show evidence of a PPT / Pitch I will show screenshots of a PPT / Pitch I have wrote and
performed in a previous Unit / Assignment.

Constraints Experienced:

Legal & Regulatory Codes of Practice:


I had to type up a Legal and Ethical document in this Unit 54 Assignment 3 because when
producing graphics and something, which will be broadcasted in any aspects of the media
there are many copyright, laws which the product / design cannot break.
Below is the Legal and Ethical document I typed up for the assignment to show and provide
evidence that I did type up and provide a Legal and Ethical document in this assignment.
Legal and Ethical Considerations

Copy Right Law


Producers of a Video Advert need to know the rules against the Copyright laws. As Video Advert have the uses
of Text, Graphics, Audio, Video and Animation and many different softwares and program being used in the
making so it would be very helpful knowing the Video Advert copyright laws as the is a lot of areas you could
fall into copyright at.

The Copyright law originated in the united kingdom in 1988 covering intellectual right and the work which it
applied to. The law gives the creators production of;

Films
Broadcasts, films and video productions.
Published Editions
Magazines and papers.
Artistic work
Photography, sculptures, drawings and paintings
Drama productions
Dances and scripted plays
Literacy and writings
Computer programs, song lyrics, Scripts, articles and leaflets.
Sound recordings and musicals
Musicals and Literacy that has been recorded.

The right to cover their products from copying, editing, publishing, lending and giving out to the public and
also selling. Most people who create their Video Advert are registered as an author of their product so they
can then be protected by the International Conventions which applies in most countries and which is subjected
to national law.

People are still allowed to publish something very similar and based around the same topic as long as they do
not directly copy any of the following from your piece of work;

Titles.
Sentences / parts of Text.
Logos (even if in different colours).

In some cases there are Fair Dealing terms which allows you to almost commit copy right but this usually
occurs for personal and educational use. These are the acts which copyright is allowed in;

Research and study purposes.


Performance and lending out for educational use.
New reporting and Criticism.
Copies and lending to and from Libraries
Court proceedings and parliamentary purposes.

Ethical

When partaking in any kind of Video Advert you need to be aware of the phrases and topic you talk
about as it could people from different backgrounds for example. The Ethical Considerations means
that in any type of Video Advert created there can be no remarks of discrimination against people
Race, Religion, Sexuality and Gender. Every company making a Video Advert knows about the ethical
considerations but sometimes companies try and push these boundaries, not writing directly at one
Race or Disability for example but still quite discriminating in some ways.
If companies break the Ethical consideration rules this will not just give the specific company a bad
reputation, the people which the article is discriminating will stand up and speak out, often causing
rallies and protests etc. The worst things that have happened when a Video Advert company has
broken the ethical considerations law is the authors / writers of the article or product will be targeted
with hate offenses, which also gets a lot of Media attention.
One place people like to avoid these rules is on the internet.

On the web you can use other peoples music / videos for example if they are not copyrighted, many
people make non copyrighted music for other peoples use across the web but if somebody does have
copyright over there video which are uploaded onto the web then you cannot use them and the
creator could potentially sue you. Same goes to music as well many music artists have a VEVO channel
if you illegally download the video that is classed as copyright, often if you try and illegally download a
VEVO Music video it will not let you because the video has harsh copyright issues to it.

All TV programmes that are streaming on todays TV have copyright issues, similar to everything else
in the media platform. This is also where piracy comes in to the topic because people either record
their TV programmes with a DVR player or they illegally download them like with music. This is also
very popular with films too. People illegally record or download them to use for personal use or to sell
on illegally.
If you get caught pirating TV programmes you can get in a lot of trouble.
In advertising, companies or other organizations may use symbols, slogans, sounds, or other unique
features in order to get an identity for their products. These methods of presenting brand name
recognition are called trademarks. The three levels of trademarking are registered trademarks, service
marks, and unregistered trademarks. Service marks are trademarked services as opposed to
trademarked products.

Unregistered trademarks are protected under a number of cases. Fully registered trademarks are registered
with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In regards to levels, there are also types of trademarks
which are registered, trademarks, service marks, collective marks, and certification marks.

Management:

Time Management and Working to Agreed Timescales:


In this section of reviewing my Unit 54 Assignment 2 I will be talking about how I followed
my ILP and managed my time appropriately for this assignment to complete the work on
time and at a high standard.
Even for every other assignment that I do we have to fill in an ILP, (individual learning plan).
On the ILPs there are headings which tells us what tasks we are expected to be working on
that session and after every session we write underneath what work we have done that
lesson.
From the screen shot on the left you can
see that I have filled in my ILP after every
session stating what work I have done in
that session and what work I will be doing
the following lesson. I update my progress
of my work after every session and show
that I am handing the work in before the
deadline.

Milestone reviews are things we fill in during an


assignment to review our progress so far within the
assignment and we state what section of production we
are up to and if we are behind on schedule. We can also
add additional comments about the current work we
are working on.
During one assignment in which we have to right out
milestone progress reviews I normally, have to do three
milestones reviews, sometimes only two.

I met my deadlines by making sure I attended all lessons and kept at a good work rate to
make sure I do not fall behind. To know where I should be up to I would follow my ILP to see
what section of work I need to be on in order to finish in time.
On some days I would stay in for extra session in-between lesson time to make sure I stay
ahead to hand work in on time, Also sometimes I would come in on Fridays to catch up and
stay up to date to hand in work for the deadline dates.

Communication Skills:
After receiving the brief for this assignment, I had a Client meeting with
the client where I was given all the demands and requirements of the
designs and additional information about the designs, which I need to
follow.
This client meeting is a list of client needs which I need to follow in
order for the final designs to meet the client needs and to be exactly to
how demanded on the assignment brief.
In relation to communication skills I had to have made sure that used
good communication skills with the client to make sure I know all the
clients needs and to make sure that I have completed all the work
correctly and have met all the clients requirements and needs.
Meeting Requirements:
To show evidence that I have met the clients requirements I wrote in an evaluation. The
evaluation I will show example of this is Unit 54 Assignment 4 Evaluation. Screenshots will
be below.
Unit 54 Assignment 4 Evaluation

Effectiveness:

Extent to which brief has been realised:

I believe I have met the assignment brief exactly how I should have done. I have produced an A3 Poster,
Album Cover and Logo for a Manchester based band keeping in mind that the band originate from
Manchester. In addition, I needed to make sure that the design were relevant to the people in the band,
the origin of the band and the genre of which there music is.

Use of appropriate methods and techniques:

I believe that there are many appropriate methods and techniques you can use to produce the logo, A3
poster and Album cover for The Pixels, which we have produced in the previous assignments. For this
previous assignment, we were given and extremely recommended to use Photoshop for the production of
these graphics. I agree that Photoshop is a very appropriate method and using the tools in Photoshop to
execute the editing and production techniques for The Pixels Logo, A3 Poster and Album Cover. Other
softwares such as Paint.net and Adobe Fireworks are both very viable pieces of image editing but over the
past few years Photoshop has been deemed the number 1 software for graphics creation due to being the
most popular in my opinion because you can do the same things in these other softwares as well as
Photoshop.

Level of professionalism achieved:

I believe I have achieved a good level of professionalism while producing my graphics however there a
things, which I would change that I think, would change my level of professionalism from good to great.
While I was producing my graphics whenever I change something or do something while editing and
creating my graphics but I ended up producing my software diary after actually creating my graphics, I
believe that if I did my diary exactly alongside the production of my 3 graphics then I wouldnt have
missed a few smaller details in the production of my graphics and would turn my level of professionalism
achieved from good to great.

What message your final versions communicates:

I believe that my final graphics, especially my A3 poster and album cover strongly communicates everything it
needs to the audience. From receiving the assignment brief for the previous assignment, we knew that The
Pixels are a Manchester based band who are very popular locally / their own town and are now releasing their
new album and advertising future shows around the country through A3 Posters. The top 2 things we were
given about the band Is that they are a Manchester based band and there name is The Pixels.
Achieving Agreed Outcomes:
When working on a Unit I know that I have achieved the agreed outcome based on the
grade that I have achieved on the assignment 3 of that unit. After I have received the grade
for the production of the product which I created in the assignment 3 I then move on to
assignment 4 where I will type up an evaluation the same as I showed in the previous
heading. Some evaluation also include questionnaires where I will ask my class mates /
peers to review my product and I will later create a statistical analysis.
Feedback:

From Peers:
After I have created a product in the assignment 3 of a unit I will then move on to
assignment 4 where I will type up an evaluation or produce a podcast. I will also produce a
questionnaire which contains 8 questions and there will be 10 copies of this questionnaires
for my class mates / peers to fill out to answer the questions and to review my product.
After I have received all my questionnaires back after my class mates / peers have filled
them out and reviewed my product I will then produce a statistical analysis. A statistical
analysis is where I pick questions from my questionnaire, talk about the question and then
go over the results and what my class mates / peers said when they answered that question.
I will put screen shots below of a statistical analysis I have produced in a previous unit /
assignment.

Final / Overall Conclusions / Evaluations:


In unit 54 after creating my different graphics for The Pixels band in the assignment 3 I then
had to produce an evaluation for that work in the assignment 4 of this unit. In my report I
talk about how I met the brief requirements and how I met all the clients needs and then I
also talk about the production of my work within that assignment 3 such as the softwares I
used to produce the product and also what technical difficulties I had while creating the
graphics. Other topics I will talk about is the software diary I produced while creating the
graphics and also my time management within that assignment and how I met the deadline
on time. At the end of an evaluation you can add a general conclusion on the unit as a whole
and also the evaluation. I did not include a conclusion in any of my written evaluations but I
did when I produced a podcast evaluation instead which can be found on my tutors drive.